Mary Queen of Scots House, Jedburgh

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Best of The Borders Tour

A perfect intro to The Borders, this exciting tour brings the region to life - leaving you wanting more! Starting at Gala Train Station (1 hr from Edinburgh,), we visit 5 towns with short walks in each and wonderful scenery along the way.

Discover the Best of Scotland's Treasures on our Best of The Borders Tour!

Get ready for an unforgettable experience. Our whistle-stop tour of the Borders is the ultimate way to savour the region's sweetest offerings. Commencing at Gala Railway Station, we'll take you on a journey to five charming towns, each with a short walking tour. From the beginning to the end, your trip will last around 5 hours. If you have more time on your hands, a leisurely full-day tour is also available upon request.

Our expert driver will keep you entertained with fascinating stories about the rich history, culture, and legends of this region. You'll be in safe hands as you embark on an exhilarating and educational adventure that will leave you yearning for more of Scotland's hidden treasures!

Our tour is designed to cater to a maximum of four people, and the tour cost is £220. Rail travel is not included, but we can arrange it for an additional fee.

Join us as we embark on a journey through the charming towns of Galashiels, Selkirk, Hawick, Jedburgh, and Melrose. Are you ready to fall in love with The Scottish Borders?

From £220 per adult

Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

January — December

Contact details

TVB Tours

35 High Street
Scottish Borders
EH44 6HD

Tour information


  • Edinburgh
  • Galashiels
  • The Scottish Borders


½ Day


  • Driver guide


  • Private


  • English


  • Adventure
  • Architecture
  • Food and drink
  • History
  • Landscapes
  • Literature

Tour prices

From £220 Per Adult

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Prices are subject to change depending on season

New tour introductory discount

From 25 Aug 2023 25 Aug 2024

As a special thank you to Borderers, and incentive for them to look at their home land in a new light, this tour currently has a 20% discount for any permanent Borders resident - a bargain £175 for half day guided tour.

Tour Stops

TVB Tours

Tour company information

TVB Tours

I am Stewart Wilson (AKA Tweed Valley Blogger), a Scottish Borders based tour guide, sharing my passion for Scotland's history, culture and stories. I have lived in the stunning Scottish Borders my whole life and want to let you in on some of Scotland's best kept secrets! I offer private, tailored day tours for small groups with a focus on The Borders, however I also work throughout Scotland and am fully flexible to your requirements to ensure you have the best experience.

Opening times

Day tours generally run from 09:00 to 17:00, however please get in touch to discuss your own requirements.

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