Mary Queen of Scots House, Jedburgh

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Borders Half Day Tour

A perfect intro to The Borders, this exciting half day 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.

A four and a half hour, whistle-stop tour of The Borders - the perfect way to get a taste of what this region has to offer. Starting at Gala Railway Station, the tour visits 5 Borders towns with short walking tours in each. Perfect for those short on time, but can also be extended into a more leisurely full day tour on request. In between the towns, your knowledgeable driver will entertain you with stories of this regions rich history, culture and people. You will be in safe hands and can expect an exciting and informative tour which will leave you wanting to experience more of this gem of Scotland! 

This tour accommodates up to four people. The cost of this tour is £220. Please see offers section for details around current discounts.

Towns Visited - Galashiels, Selkirk, Hawick, Jedburgh, Melrose.

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


½ Day


  • Driver guide


  • Private


  • English


  • Architecture
  • 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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