Scottish Highland Games Day Trip from Edinburgh

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Scottish Highland Games Day Trip from Edinburgh
from USD $114.18
Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the color and energy of the unique Scottish Highlands Games on a day trip from Edinburgh. See men in kilts tossing the caber, putting the shot and throwing the hammer, and enjoy a memorable day out in the scenic Highlands.
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In Brief

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
9 to 12 hours
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens, Blair Atholl Street, Blair Atholl, Pitlochry PH18 5TL Scotland

Home of the 2020 Blair Atholl Highland Games

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Glamis Castle, Glamis DD8 1RJ Scotland

Home of the 2020 Glamis Highland Games

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Luss Visitor Centre, Luss Car Park, Luss, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G83 8PA Scotland

Home of the 2020 Luss Highland Games

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Strathallan Games Park, 7 Airthrey Ave, Bridge of Allan, Stirling FK9 4QY, UK

Home of the 2020 Bridge of Allan Highland Games

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Crieff Highland Gathering, Market Park, Crieff PH7 3EH, UK

Home of the 2020 Crieff Highland Games

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: The Braemar Gathering, Braemar AB35 5UH Scotland

Home of the 2020 Braemar Highland Gathering

Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Pitlochry Highland Games, 51 Atholl Rd, Pitlochry PH16 5BU, UK

Home of the 2020 Pitlochry Highland Games

Duration: 4 hours


  • Transport by luxury, air-conditioned midi coach
  • Professional guide
  • WiFi on board coach
  • Highland Games Entry Ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Glamis Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Luss Visitor Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Strathallan Games Park
  • Entry/Admission - Crieff Highland Gathering
  • Entry/Admission - The Braemar Gathering
  • Entry/Admission - Pitlochry Highland Games


  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

Departure Point

Highland Explorer Tours, 60 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, UK

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 23 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Please note that we are unable to carry any children under 5
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them to board and disembark

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.88 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Great to see Highland Games. They were amazing. Caitlin was a wonderful guide, articulate and amusing. It was refreshing to have a young female guide.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
An experience to live once in a life!
• Submitted 23 Oct 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.
• Submitted 23 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!!!
• Submitted 16 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.
• Submitted 18 Sep 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!
• Submitted 18 Jun 2017
The full-day affair was worth it. The guide was knowledgeable and helped explain all the events and the history behind them.
• Submitted 21 Nov 2016
Very good experience
• Submitted 12 Sep 2016
Tony was an excellent guide! Super knowledgeable and funny to boot. The weather left quite a bit to be desired but the experience of the games along with the bus ride with historical information interspersed with humor more than made up for it! Highly recommended to all!
• Submitted 06 Jul 2016
Chris P our driver made the trip !!!!! He was funny kind accommodating ...he took our feelings and desires into account ... He played superb Scottish music ... I have already purchased two CDs he played music from ... He sang along to some songs ... He was very personable ! A plus job !!!!!!!!!
• Submitted 21 Jun 2016
How fun!!! I had such an amazing time on this trip! The Queen even came! Dougie was our tour guide and quite awesome. I think the only thing I didn't realize is that you have to pay for seats to sit down close to the action. As a photographer, this frustrated me but it ended up alright! REALLY long day, so be prepared!
• Submitted 09 Sep 2015
Fantastic! the most impressive part: the tour guide! She was amazing! Good mood, great stories and historic details. I loved it all! Wonderful day!
• Submitted 28 Aug 2014
Excellent guide who gave us very good information and interesting. Loved seeing the Highland Games in Scotland as my family had attended the Highland Games in Los Angeles for 30 years. A Must for visiting Scotland to walk around with the locals and enjoy the Games tradition.
• Submitted 09 Aug 2014
We found the day to be perfect even though we had a break down on the way back. The Games were amazing and there was no tourist theme to them at all - it was just pure Scottish traditional that we were fortunate enough to witness. Our guide was first class- he was extremely knowledgable and funny
• Submitted 21 Jul 2014
Great day at the Luss Games. Also stops at several interesting sites on the way to the games. Great driver who was entertaining and informative (Eoghain). Had a slight issue with the bus on the way home, which was handled very professionally and timely. Overall, a great day.
• Submitted 17 Jul 2014
This was a fantastic day trip and I would highly recommend it The weather :) The games The Tour Guide - entertaining and informative Ease of booking and location on Royal Mile (very helpful and friendly staff)
• Submitted 11 Sep 2013
I think this is a unique experience and it an attraction to go when you're in Scotland. Also, me and my wife were lucky to have a nice weather (mostly sunny with a shower passing by) and very friendly people. We really enjoyed our time in Edinburgh and I wish we had more time for other attractions and to travel to other areas in Scotland - more to North or West... I mean.. more to the Highlands. BTW... the Military Tattoo was GREAT!
• Submitted 09 Sep 2013
Scott was our guide...outstanding driving,Games , commentary AND added tour of the Wallace Monument. Thanks! Macgregor Hay
• Submitted 26 Aug 2013
Loved it!! But we left too early from Alva (event was moved because of rain), so we got there before the Highland games started, and didn't get to see the tossing of the caber...The trip should have started later and ended later. Liked that we also stopped at the monument for Robert the Bruce and the one for William Wallace. Informativ and fun guide.
• Submitted 27 Jul 2012
Really enjoyed the Highland Games, it was cool to see all the events. Also I liked the stop we made at Stirling Castle on the way back to see it. There was plenty of free time on our own to enjoy events, explore Loch Lomond, try a local village restaurant, etc on the tour, which was great.
• Submitted 16 Aug 2011
A really delightful day at the Highland Games! The driver played some great Scottish music to get us in the mood and shared some history on Edinburgh and Scotland. It was nice to not have to drive ourselves or find our way to the games, everything was spelled out for us logistics wise, which was great. The Highland Games themselves were amazing, a must see for anyone traveling to Scotland! All the traditional events like caber tossing, were awesome to see in person and the local events, like children highland dancing, really gave us a taste of the local village community and life in Scotland. Overall a really lovely day.
• Submitted 13 Aug 2011
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.
• Submitted 28 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.
• Submitted 27 Sep 2017
It was quite rainy on this tour. Not tour operator's fault obviously, but wish there was a "Plan B" for heavy rain days.
• Submitted 18 Aug 2014

In Brief

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
9 to 12 hours

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