From here, we travel south to the Knights Templars Rosslyn Chapel, legend has it, its the location where the Holy Grail is buried which inspired Dan Brown to write his best selling novel The Davinci Code. The chapels red sandstone exterior, combined with the architects vision and beautiful italian ornate carvings, make this chapel a must see visit.
A couple of hundred metres from Rosslyn Chapel is Rosslyn Castle, with the foundations dating back to the 14th century, once inhabited and still in the Sinclair family.
Once we are ready, from here it's onto the heart of Edinburghs Old Town, and free time to explore the magnificant Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, and the Old Town.
from here we will travel through the New Town and back to your destination.
Places of Interest,
Once you have disembarked for your Edinburgh and Rosslyn Chapel day tour, your guide will be waiting for you, and then, your day, your way, will begin.
We will start your day by traveling south for Rosslyn Chapel, The chapel, founded in 1446, took some 40 years to build with its ornate stonework and mysterious symbolism have inspired - and intrigued artists, visitors and film crews ever since . Beneath the ornate carvings, underneath your feet is a spartan stone crypt that figures into one of history's most famous mythologies. According to legend, the treasure of the fabled Knights Templar is stowed in a still-deeper vault whose entrance is sealed off by a stone wall. Depending on whom you ask, that treasure is the Holy Grail, sacred scrolls from the time of Christ, a fragment of the cross on which he died, or even his embalmed head, secreted out of the Holy Land as the Templars fled prosecution 700 years ago. There are countless theories, myths and legends associated with the Chapel, many of which are impossible to prove or disprove conclusively.
From here we will then carry on our day into the heart of Scotlands 5th capital, Edinburgh. In the centre of the city is Edinburgh Castle, and within the castle walls is the oldest building, built over 1000yrs ago, St Margrets Chapel. It is also home to Scotland’s crown jewels, arguably the oldest Crown jewels in Europe, and also, the Stone of Destiny, traditionally used in the coronation of Scottish monarchs
From here all the way down the old cobbled road which is known as the Royal Mile, to the royal residence of Holyrood Palace. The Royal mile is filled with narow vennels and tall tenements, which can transport you back in time - in your imagination!
Then, there is the gorgeously elegant georgian New Town, full of stunning architecture, with lovely gardens and neoclassical buildings.
The city is also home to Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcano in Holyrood Park with sweeping views from its peak. From the top, you can expect great views of the city, including Edinburgh Castle, and the Firth of Forth and beyond.
From here its just a short wee journey back to your ship.
Terms and Conditions,
What's included in the price? - the price quoted for each tour is inclusive of transportation and guiding only. Lunch and other refreshments are not included. Entrance fees to attractions, ferries and other transportation costs are not included.
Bookings can be made via our website, by telephone, or by contacting us by email at kiltedcoastaltours.com
Your booking is not confirmed until we have issued your booking confirmation. At that point a binding contract will be entered into between us. Unless otherwise agreed, a booking confirmation will only be issued once we have received full payment from you. We cannot be held responsible if any tour in which you are interested becomes fully booked or otherwise unavailable prior to full payment being received from you
The consumption of alcohol is not permitted on any of our vehicles.
Smoking -Smoking is not permitted in any vehicle
Behaviour - we reserve the right to refuse to carry any person or persons whose behaviour is causing offence or alarm to others. In such cases full cancellation charges will apply.
Whilst Kilted Coastal Tours maintains insurance meeting all statutory requirements, we strongly recommend that passengers hold comprehensive and suitable travel, medical and cancellation insurance to cover for eventualities during travel.
Kilted Coastal Tours and the vehicle is insured for passenger and third party claims, as required by law. However, whilst every care is always taken, customers' personal property is carried entirely at their own risk and no responsibility can be accepted for loss or damage thereto. Customers are therefore required to ensure that they carry adequate and relevant travel, medical and cancellation insurance - this forms part of the specific contract of the tour and must be in place. In the event of client illness, then the relevant client must accept responsibility for any medical costs incurred and Kilted Coastal Tours shall not be liable to refund any part of the tour cost
Kilted Coastal Tours accepts no liability for loss, damage, delay, inconvenience, or direct or consequential loss, however caused, unless due to our negligence, in which case our liability is limited to a maximum of the tour cost. Any activities such as walks or visits to attractions are completely at the clients own risk.
Kilted Coastal Tours will use all reasonable means to ensure that the vehicle arrives on time to begin the tour and that it reaches its destination on time. The Company will not incur any liability whatsoever in the event of any delay due to causes or circumstances beyond its control.
Kilted Coastal Tours does not accept any liability for any loss, inconvenience or damage caused by war, threat of war, riot or civil commotion, terrorist or criminal activity, industrial disputes, natural disasters, fires, illness, weather conditions, road traffic conditions, temporary technical, electrical or mechanical breakdown.
We reserve the right to change the type of vehicle used if the circumstances dictate this is necessary.
Alterations to itineraries
We reserve the right to change tour itineraries due to weather, availability of attractions, roadworks or any other situation beyond our control. Refunds will not be offered in these circumstances.
For one day sightseeing tours, the following cancellation charges shall apply (depending on the effective date of cancellation):-
- a) cancellation more than 72 hours before the tour departure: you will be charged 10% of the price paid by you in respect of your sightseeing tour;
- b) cancellation less than 72 hours before the tour departure: we shall be entitled to charge the full amount of the price paid by you in respect of your sightseeing tour unless we agree (entirely in our discretion) to pay you a full or a partial refund. We will advise you of our decision on this upon receiving your cancellation request/enquiry.
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Cancellation by Us
We will only cancel tours due to unforeseeable circumstances which are outwith our control or which might jeopardise your safety. If we cancel your tour then we will always refund you, in full, for all sums paid by you.