History, folklore and Literature
Explore the Borders Day Tour
The Scottish Borders were the inspiration for Scotland's greatest novelist, Sir Walter Scott and for good reason, not just because of the legends around the Eildon Hills. The landscape is that of fertile rolling hills and there is an abundance of ancient historical buildings, many of them in a ruinous state due to the ravages of wars fought here long ago.
Explore the Borders Day Tour Includes...
What is included in the tour.
Pick up & drop off at your accommodation
Private transport & guiding for up to 8 guests
Entrance fees into attractions (Optional)
All travel costs
Dedicated private tour guide
Snacks and Scotch Whisky taster
Guiding included within attractions
Not included in the tour.
Entry fees at charging attractions
Private Explore the Borders Day Tour = £595*
These prices are per group (of up to 8), not per person.
*Price quoted excludes visitor attractions. Please contact us with your group size for a fully inclusive quotation.
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