Highland Games

DAY TOUR

Trip Info


Adult
from$120
Concession
from$115

 

Join us on a day tour to a real Highland Games where you can soak up the atmosphere and experience the excitement. The Games, or Gatherings, take place in towns and villages throughout the country and are a highlight of the Scottish calendar, making for a truly memorable day out amongst grand Highland scenery.

Highlights

  • Participate in the tradition of a Clan Gathering
  • Piping Competitions and Highland Dancing
  • Caber Tossing and Hammer Throwing
  • Traditional Highland Dress
  • Stunning Highland Scenery

Inclusions

  • Local Scottish Guide
  • Entrance to the Games
  • Souvenir map

Highland Games Programme 

  • Sun 24th May - Blair Atholl 
  • Sun 14th June - Glamis
  • Sat 4th July - Luss
  • Sun 2nd Aug - Bridge of Allan
  • Sun 16th Aug - Crieff
  • Sat 5th Sep - Braemar Gathering
  • Sat 12th Sep - Pitlochry 

 

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"We travelled all around Europe and this was definitely one of the highlights of our 6 week trip, our guide Dougie was excellent, entertaining and very informative. I would definitely recommend to friends and family visiting Edinburgh."

Eva Bottai, 2017

Itinerary


 

The Highland Games are renowned the world over as a test of strength between Clans. These athletic contests date back over 900 years and the Games are a fantastic spectacle where you’ll see Highland dancing, pipe band displays, hammer throwing, tug-of-war and caber tossing. 


We have created a range of day tours based around these spectacular cultural events that include the best of our beautiful landscape. Each has its own local charm and character. Leave Edinburgh at 08.30am* and travel to the heart of our country to discover picturesque towns or villages. Spend the day mingling with the locals, admiring traditional Highland Dress and trying local specialities before arriving in Edinburgh at 5.45 pm.

Our programme includes a visit to the world famous Braemar Gathering attended by members of the Royal Family since Queen Victoria first attended in 1844. 

(*Braemar Gathering departs at 08.00am and returns at approximately at 8.30pm)

See Highland Games Programme for 2020 on Tour Options tab.

 

 

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Select a date to book!


Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun

Available
Full

Limited Seats

Options


Highland Games Programme - 2020

Sun 24th May - Blair Atholl 
Sun 14th June Glamis 
Sat 4th July - Luss  
Sun 2nd Aug - Bridge of Allan 
Sun 16th Aug - Crieff 
Sat 5th Sep - Braemar Gathering 
Sat 12th Sep - Pitlochry

 

Braemar Gathering

Known as ‘The Games’, and originating from those believed to have been held by Malcolm III in the 11th Century, an annual Highland Games Gathering is held at Braemar in Royal Deeside on the first Saturday in September. The Gathering is one of the most famous and has Her Majesty the Queen as patron. Members of the Royal Family have traditionally been spectators since Queen Victoria attended in 1844.

Departure


Highland Explorer Tours Office

60 High Street (The Royal Mile)
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH1 1TB

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Departure Time

Please check in at 08.15 am for tour departure at 08.30 am. (Braemar Gathering departs at 08.00 am, please check in at 07.45am)

Return Time

Tour returns at 5.45pm. (Braemar Gathering returns at 8.30 pm)

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