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Da Vinci decoded in London and Edinburgh

Fans of The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown – now a film starring Tom Hanks, much of which was shot in Britain – have a choice of special tours and hotel breaks in London and Edinburgh.

Fans of The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown – now a film starring Tom Hanks, much of which was shot in Britain – have a choice of special tours and hotel breaks in London and Edinburgh.

A new Da Vinci Code walk and bus tour leads visitors to London into the mysterious world of Professor Robert Langdon. The Big Bus Company’s walk takes two hours and leaves daily from Trafalgar Square (until September 30). It visits Temple Church, Westminster Abbey and St. James’s Park, before returning to the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. An experienced guide highlights key sections of Dan Brown’s book. The cost (including a Big Bus tour ticket) is £20 adult, £10 child, valid for 24 hours on three tour routes. Tel: 020 7233 7797. Website: www.bigbustours.com

The Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa in Edinburgh offers the chance to recreate the steps of Langdon and Neveu with a chauffeur-driven guided tour to historic Rosslyn Chapel, founded in 1446, which features in the book and film. The Da Vinci Code Experience costs £199 per person and includes accommodation, Scottish breakfast, chauffeur tour with a qualified guide and use of the ONE Spa. Available Mondays to Thursdays, until September. Tel: 0131 229 9131. Website: www.sheraton.com/grandedinburgh.

London’s five-star Renaissance Chancery Court has the Decoding Da Vinci package. Costing £290 per room per night (two people sharing) it includes accommodation (Fri., Sat. or Sun.), breakfast, a two-hour tour led by experienced guide Simon Rodway, a copy of the Rough Guide to the Da Vinci Code, and a Virgin of the Rocks cocktail in the hotel bar. Tel: 020 7829 9888. Website: www.renaissancechancerycourt.com


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