Highland Games

DAY TOUR

Trip Info


Adult
from$149
Concession
from$145

 

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

Carbon Neutral Tour

As of January 1st 2022, this tour will be carbon neutral. To help protect Scotland's nature, wildlife and community, we have developed a five-point Climate Action Plan to reduce our carbon emissions and support the transition towards a low carbon future. You can find out more about our carbon neutral tours here.

2021 Highland Games Programme has been cancelled by the organisers. 

Highland Games Programme 2022

  • Sun 29th May 2022 - Blair Atholl
  • Sun 12th Jun 2022 - Glamis
  • Sat 2nd Jul 2022 - Luss
  • Sun 7th Aug 2022 - Bridge of Allan
  • Sun 21st Aug 2022 - Crieff 
  • Sat 3rd Sep 2022 - Braemar 
  • Sat 10th Sep 2022 - Pitlochry 
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"The whole day was amazing. The tour guide Scott made sure we all had a fantastic day out in Pitlochry. His commentary on the bus was superb, full of Scottish wit and even some glorious singing! Probably the best guided tour I’ve ever been on, everything ran smoothly and we were very well looked after! We would definitely recommend to anyone."

Radil, September 2019

Itinerary


 

The Highland Games are renowned over the world 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. Our programme includes a visit to the world famous Braemar Gathering attended by members of the Royal Family since Queen Victoria first attended in 1848. 

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

See Highland Games Programme on Tour Options tab.

 

 

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Mon
Tue
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Available
Full

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Highland Games Programme 2022

  • Sun 29th May 2022 - Blair Atholl
  • Sun 12th Jun 2022 - Glamis
  • Sat 2nd Jul 2022 - Luss
  • Sun 7th Aug 2022 - Bridge of Allan
  • Sun 21st Aug 2022 - Crieff 
  • Sat 3rd Sep 2022 - Braemar 
  • Sat 10th Sep 2022 - 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. Her Majesty the Queen is patron and frequently attends. Having Royal Family at the games has been a tradition since Queen Victoria attended back in 1848. 

 

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)