Highland Games

1 Day Tour Departing From Edinburgh

Price from $159.00 USD

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1 Day

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.


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Passionate Local Guide

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Ticket to the Highland Games

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Scenic Drive through the Highlands

Highland Games map of route

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Where does the tour depart from?

All our tours to the Highland Games depart from Edinburgh city centre. For more details on your pick-up location, please visit our Departure Info page.

How long is the tour?

Our Highland Games tours typically last around 9 hours*, except for the Braemar Highland Games, which lasts approximately 13 hours*.

*Length of tour may vary depending on traffic and weather conditions.

When are the Highland Games in Scotland 2024?

Highland Games 2024 dates:

  • Sun 26 May 2024 - Blair Atholl
  • Sun 9 Jun 2024 - Glamis
  • Sat 6 Jul 2024 - Luss
  • Sun 4 Aug 2024 - Bridge of Allan
  • Sun 18 Aug 2024 - Crieff
  • Sat 7 Sep 2024 - Braemar
  • Sat 14 Sep 2024 - Pitlochry

Is the ticket to the Highland Games 2024 included in the tour price?

Yes, tickets to the Highland Games are included.

When is the Braemar Highland Games 2024?

The world-renown Braemar Highland Games takes place on Saturday 7th September 2024.

What are the Highland Games?

The Highland Games are annual events celebrating Scottish culture and heritage, featuring athletic competitions, music, dance, and various festivities.

What makes the Braemar Highland Games special?

Also known as the Braemar Gathering, the Highland Games in Braemar stand out for their royal patronage, with regular attendance by members of the British royal family. It holds historical significance in Scotland, attracting a global audience year after year.

What happens at the Highland Games?

The Highland Games feature a variety of exciting events such as caber tossing, tug-of-war, hammer throwing, and traditional highland dance competitions. Paired with lively bagpipe music, it's one of the most authentic ways to experience Scottish culture and heritage.

Are there toilet facilities on the coach?

While our coaches don't offer onboard toilets, rest assured that our itineraries include regular comfort stops, allowing frequent access to restroom facilities.

Are your tours accessible?

Our guides are unable to assist with wheelchairs or provide physical assistance during boarding or disembarking from the coach. Passengers should be capable of boarding and disembarking independently using the access stairs or with the help of a traveling companion. Foldable wheelchairs can be stored in our onboard luggage storage during travel.

Please note that some stops on our tours may involve rough terrain or only be accessible by steps.

It's important to be aware that your accommodation may have limited accessibility for wheelchair users. More info can be found on our Accessibility page.

Can I purchase snacks or souvenirs at the stops along the way?

Yes! Our routes include stops where you can grab a snack or recharge with a drink. Occasionally, we pause at shops offering local souvenirs as well. For precise details about timing and stops, don't hesitate to inquire with your guide.

Where can I get a more detailed itinerary?

Although our tours follow a structured plan with key stops, part of the excitement comes from unexpected surprises! We refrain from providing additional details beyond what's outlined here, as factors like weather, traffic, and the preferences of our driver guides may lead to slight deviations. Trust that your journey through Scotland will be unlike any other!

What if I need to cancel my tour?

If you need to cancel your tour, you will need to inform us in writing by sending an email to info@highlandexplorertours.com. You can find our cancellation and refunds policy in section 3 in our Terms and Conditions.

I have more questions. How can you help?

Feel free to visit our general Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to common queries, or reach out to us directly via our Contact Us page.