Borders Journeys

Tour Guides

Edinburgh & Scottish Borders

    Borders Journeys provide exclusive private and small group guided tours of Scotland. Our ancestral research services and tailor-made ancestral tours take you on a journey of discovery where you will walk in the footsteps of your ancestors.



    Borders Journeys welcomes you to Scotland! There is no better year to visit and explore Scotland than in the year that we celebrate Homecoming Scotland 2014, a year long celebration of all things Scottish.

    Our Tours

    We provide private and small group guided sightseeing tours of Scotland.

    Our range of tours are a wonderful way to discover the beauty, history and culture of Scotland. Each tour is led by knowledgeable and experienced local tour guides; together you will explore historic towns, fairytale castles, spectacular scenery, discover woollen and cashmere products, beautiful local crafts and charming tea rooms. Your tour guide will take you off the beaten track and provides real local knowledge.

    We make regular stops for refreshments and photographs ensuring more time is spent sightseeing than travelling.

    All of our scheduled tours are available for private hire with a departure from a place of your choice. If you would like us to create a private tour for you, we will be happy to offer you our advice and plan the tour around your requirements.

    City and Walking Tours

    Our half-day and full-day city walking or minibus tours of Edinburgh and Glasgow are a wonderful way to learn about the city that you are visiting. With us you will discover the history and culture of the city while hearing tales of former inhabitants whose names are etched in its past.

    Ancestral Services

    We provide advice about researching Scottish ancestry and will undertake research on your behalf.

    Our tailor-made Ancestral Tours are designed to take you on a journey of discovery by connecting you with your Scottish ancestors. By walking in your ancestors’ footsteps they will be brought to life when you discover the people, places and traditions connected with them. By the end of your tour you will know more about your ancestral roots and where you came from.

    We are registered with VisitScotland Ancestral Welcome Scheme.

    ‘Discover your history, begin your journey’

    Other Services

    Transport for golf tours throughout Scotland.
    Cruise ship collection with a day tour then return you back to your ship.
    Freelance tour manager and guide for extended tours of Scotland.

    We want you to have a tour to remember and will guarantee that your expectations are met.



    Scottish Borders and Alnwick (1st April to 31st October 2013)


    Dumfries House (Available until 31st October 2013)

    St. Andrews and East Neuk of Fife 


    Rosslyn Chapel and Glenkinchie Distillery


    Holy Island, Bamburgh and Berwickshire Coast

    Flodden, Ford & Etal and Scottish Borders


    Scottish Borders, Samyé Ling Tibetan Centre and Traquair House


    Rosslyn Chapel, St. Mary’s Loch and Moffat


    Sir Walter Scott’s Borders and Abbotsford



    More details about our tours can be found on our website at then select Tour and Calendar.

    For further information or to book a tour, please contact Ian on 0131 450 7151 or 07794 021819; or by email






    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Opening times 2016
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • No credit cards accepted

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