Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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clock-o9 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Immerse yourself in the spirit of Scottish revelry with a full-day trip to the Scottish Highland Games from Edinburgh. Enjoy the rugged natural beauty of the highlands as you pass lochs, mountains and sweeping glens en route to the gaming site. Watch men in traditional Highland dress compete in hammer throwing, tug-of-war and tossing the caber. Book early to ensure a place at this popular event!

  • Day trip to the Scottish Highlands Games from Edinburgh
  • Scenic drive past lochs, mountains and glens
  • See the tossing of the caber, Highland dancing and piping competitions
  • Experience unique Scottish hospitality
Your gaming adventure begins in the morning on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Meet your local guide and board the coach for the ride to the games site. The site changes throughout the season, with the most popular gathering taking place in Braemer on the first weekend in September. As you travel through the stunning Scottish Highlands, hear fascinating facts about the Highland Games, descended from the 11th-century event held by Malcolm when Scottish Clans went head-to-head in tests strength and stamina. 
When you arrive, spend several hours watching exciting competitions like hammer throwing, wrestling and caber tossing. Enjoy some traditional Scottish music and vibrant dancing before heading back to Edinburgh, where your 9.5-hour tour concludes at the starting point on Royal Mile.
Please Note: Event runs from late-May through September.

Reviews

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p
, Oct 2017

An experience to live once in a life!

J
, Sep 2017

This was a great trip from Edinburgh. Our driver, Kelly, was fun and had interesting stories and history to tell us. We went to the Pitlochery Highland Games. A really pretty small town.

r
, Sep 2017

The tour to the Highland games was somewhat disappointing. The area where the athletes were showing off their skills was too far away from where the spectators were standing. They may want to shorten the distance so the guests can fully enjoy the games.

M
, Sep 2017

This was an amazing tour! Our driver/ tour guide Sandy did a fantastic job! And getting to see the Highland games in
Scotland was a dream come true.

Y
, Sep 2017

Loved the tour guide- Sandy! He was interesting with great sense of humor.
You're on your own at the games but they were fun to watch and announcer did a good job explaining things. Lots of bagpipes! Definitely recommend.

J
, Sep 2017

It rained the entire day which made walking in a field somewhat precarious. Guess I have watched too many movies involving Scottish Highland Games as this seemed more like a county fair. Did walk into town and enjoy a lunch at a wonderful little cafe. The bus driver was enjoyable.

M
, Sep 2017

Absolutely fabulous - Pitlochry was the Last Games of the Summer - so glad got to experience the day, so family friendly and such great talent. Local guy Sandy from Highland Explorer Tours even made the long ride great fun. Lucky to have had a beautiful warm sunny day!!!

a
, Jun 2017

We went to the Blair Atholl Highland Games and had a blast. We got to see bag pipers, dancers, caber toss, etc. Sandy was our guide and he was great. He shared some history about Scotland and was very fun to listen to on the way to and from the Games. Great job!

V
, Nov 2016

The full-day affair was worth it. The guide was knowledgeable and helped explain all the events and the history behind them.

B
, Sep 2016

Very good experience


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