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Scottish Highland Games Day Trip from Edinburgh

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  • Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5211HIGHLAND
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.
This tour is likely to sell-out! The Scottish Highland Games Day Trip from Edinburgh has limited availability, so book ahead to avoid disappointment!

Dating back more than 900 years, when the Clans gathered to show off their athletic skills, the Scottish Highland Games are an unmissable event on the European calendar.

Highlights of this fantastic spectacle include Highlands dancing, pipe band displays, hammer throwing, tug-of-war, wrestling and, of course, tossing the caber.

The Games are held in different regions throughout the year, with the most famous held in Braemar in late summer.

All tours spend the morning exploring the Highlands en-route to the village where the games are being held and at least 2-3 hours at the games themselves.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Royal Mile, Edinburgh
Departure Time:
09:30am (September 07 departs at 8am and returns at 9pm)
9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Scottish Highland Games Day Trip from Edinburgh

Scottish Highland Games Day Trip from Edinburgh

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees to Games
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 5 years
Highland Games Program 2014:
  • Glamis Caslte Highland Games (June 8)
  • Luss Highland Games (July 5)
  • Loch Lomond Highland Games (July 19)
  • Callander Highland Games (July 26)
  • St Andrews Highland Games (July 27)
  • Bridge of Allan Highland Games (August 3)
  • Stirling Highland Games (August 16)
  • Crieff Highland Games (August 17)
  • Braemar Highland Games (September 6)
  • Pitlochry (September 13)
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Jenna H, United States of America, September 2015

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!

Reviewed by: Daniela G, August 2014

Fantastic! the most impressive part: the tour guide! She was amazing! Good mood, great stories and historic details. I loved it all! Wonderful day!

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Tour code: 5211HIGHLAND