Edinburgh Old Town

Outlander Filming in Edinburgh

Outlander Season 3 Filming in Edinburgh

Last week was certainly an interesting one witnessing the filming of Outlander Season 3 in Edinburgh. Season 3 is based on Diana Gabaldon’s third book – Voyager. The Outlander trilogy follows the adventures of Jamie and Claire Fraser in Scotland and further afield (I won’t say where as I don’t want to spoil the storyline [...]


Scotland’s Top 20 Visitor Attractions in 2015

Scotland's Top 20 Visitor Attractions 2015

The Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions (ASVA), which represents key visitor attractions in Scotland, has released the Top 20 most visited visitor attractions in Scotland during 2015. Top 20 Scottish Visitor Attractions 1. Edinburgh Castle 2. National Museum of Scotland 3. Scottish National Gallery 4. Kelvingrove Art Gallery 5. Riverside Museum 6. St Giles’ Cathedral 7. Royal [...]


Wojtek The Bear

Wojtek the Bear - Princes Street Gardens - 21st November 2015

The statue of Wojtek The Bear was unveiled on 7th November 2015 in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh. Wojtek (1942–1963) was a Syrian brown bear found in Iran and adopted by soldiers of the 22nd Artillery Supply Company of the Polish II Corps. He was given the name Wojtek which is a Slavic name meaning ‘joyful warrior’.  Wojtek [...]


Betty, Renae & Becky’s Ancestral Journey to Ettrick

Betty, Renae & Becky’s Ancestral Journey 2

Betty, Renae and Becky were visiting Scotland to research their Scott ancestry in Ettrick and asked Borders Journeys to design an ancestral tour for them. The three ladies were also joined by their cousin Joan and friend Alice. On Day One of their visit Ian gave the ladies a guided tour of Edinburgh visiting the [...]


Stuart & Anthony’s Tour of Edinburgh and Rosslyn Chapel

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Rosslyn Chapel & Roslin Castle

We welcomed Stuart and Anthony from Hong Kong on a private guided sightseeing tour of Edinburgh and Rosslyn Chapel. Despite the heavy rain, sleet and hail stones we visited the Old and New Towns, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Calton Hill, Grassmarket and Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh. Tea along with scones and shortbread were a very welcome [...]


City Tours of Edinburgh and Glasgow

Glasgow

Ian recently spent two days working with Wind & Cloud Travel Ltd and Denise of Sandstonecastles with their programme for training German speaking tour guides. Both days were spent exploring Edinburgh and Glasgow’s historic buildings, galleries and visitor attractions. By the end of the two days the trainee tour guides were confident about guiding visitors around both cities. Edinburgh Glasgow More photographs [...]


Kuchel Family’s Tour

Rosslyn Chapel

We welcomed the Kuchel family from Australia on our first tour of 2015. It proved to be the proverbial four seasons in one day as we encountered glorious sunshine, rain, sleet and hail. Collecting the family in Edinburgh, we travelled to Rosslyn Chapel. The chapel was built between 1446 & 1484 and has been described [...]


Cindy & Lëmisø’s Grand Tour of the South of Scotland

Cindy & Lëmisø's Grand Tour - Day Six

Recently Cindy and her son Lëmisø from Washington State in the USA joined us on a six day private sightseeing tour of the South of Scotland. Cindy and Lëmisø have visited Scotland several times and were keen to explore Dumfries & Galloway and the Scottish Borders. We designed a tour where they would discover the beauty, history and culture of the ‘south’. Day [...]


Falkland, St. Andrews and East Neuk of Fife

St. Andrews

We recently provided our tour guide services to Abbey Tours Scotland by taking a group of visitors from Belgium to Falkland, St. Andrews and the East Neuk of Fife. The tour was to be a day to relax and unwind as several of the party had participated in the Edinburgh Marathon the day before. The day [...]


Spring 2014 Newsletter

Spring Newsletter

Our Spring Newsletter is now available to view on this link. If you would like to receive future Newsletters by email, please send your contact details to info@bordersjourneys.co.uk


Borders Journeys’ 2014 Leaflet

2014 Leaflet 2

We have collected our 2014 leaflet in time to launch it at Who Do You Think You Are? Live at Olympia in London this week. If you would like copies of the leaflet, please contact us and we’ll arrange to deliver them to you. Contact details: Tel: (+44) 0131 450 7151 or (+44) 07794 021819 [...]


Christmas in Edinburgh

Edinburgh - Christmas 2013 3

This year Edinburgh’s Christmas Markets and entertainment can be found in Princes Street Gardens, St Andrew Square and Rose Street. The majority of the attractions will be open until 5 January 2014. More details can be found at Edinburgh Spotlight and at Edinburgh’s Christmas. More images can be found on Borders Journeys’ Facebook. Borders Journeys provide full-day or half-day [...]


Glorious Winter Sunset Over Edinburgh

Winter Sunset Over Edinburgh

Walking Tour of Edinburgh and Arthur’s Seat

Victrex staff reach the summit of Arthur's Seat.

Today we provided our tour guide services to Abbey Tours Scotland. Despite the dreich weather, staff from Victrex enjoyed a walking tour of Edinburgh’s Old Town and Arthur’s Seat.  The summit of Arthur’s Seat is reached  The descent underway Our daily scheduled tours depart from Stance F (ZF), Waterloo Place, Edinburgh (next to the entrance [...]


Faith, Mary, Rhoda and Amy’s Tour

Faith, Rhoda, Mary & Amy's Tour

Faith, Mary, Rhoda and Amy’s spent eight days with us exploring Dumfries & Galloway, Edinburgh, Northumberland and Scottish Borders. Highlights included visits to Abbotsford, Alnwick Castle, Berwickshire Coast, Floors Castle, Jedburgh, Kelso, Melrose, Peebles Samye Ling Tibetan Centre, Traquair House. More photographs can be found on Borders Journeys’ Facebook: Day Two – Ancestral tour to Hawick [...]


Guided tour of Edinburgh

Guided tour of Edinburgh

Seven visitors from Australia and New Zealand touring Scotland with Abbeytours had a full-day guided tour of Edinburgh. The group had previously had a Guided tour of Glasgow. Our daily scheduled tours depart from Stance F (ZF), Waterloo Place, Edinburgh (next to the entrance to Old Calton Cemetery). This full-day or half-day tour of Edinburgh is available [...]


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