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  • Highland Dancers
  • Scottish Highland Games
  • Tossing the Caber
Highland Games Experience
See, Visit & Explore: A traditional Highland Games

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1 day tour from £65

02 July, 2016
20 August, 2016
03 and 10 September, 2016
29 May, 2016
12 June 2016
07 and 21 August, 2016

Adult Price from 65
Child Price from 62


Child rates apply from 5 to 15 years inclusive
We regret that children under 5 are not carried on this tour

Product code: HET 02088

Tour Summary

Join us as we drive through spectacular scenery to visit one of Scotlands premier games.

Admission is included so you can observe traditional sports such as tossing the caber and the hammer throw. Pipers will show off their skills in both solo and band competitions whilst dancers will give dazzling displays of traditional highland dancing. Its a wonderful way to immerse yourself in the traditions of Scotland.

Tour features

  • Visit a traditional Highland Games at locations throughout Scotland
  • Lunch stop: at the Games venue
  • Depart from and return to Edinburgh
  • Tour duration: 8.5 hours
  • EVoucher: No need to print your voucher - just show it on your smartphone and go!
  • Signature Day Tour

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Highland Games have been part of Scottish culture for centuries. Some believe their roots can be traced as far back as the 11thCentury. In the modern format that we know today, Highland Games have been celebrated since the 1800s. They are a rare chance for the residents of remote and hard-working rural communities to meet new people and socialise. Above all they celebrate the skill, strength and endurance of the Highlander.

At todays Highland Games youll experience the memorable sights and sounds of the massed pipe bands, where hundreds of pipers come together to play in unison. There will also be solo competitions where the skill of the piper is tested in a range of skills. Elsewhere at the Games youll marvel at energetic dancing displays which attract experienced competitors from throughout Scotland and beyond!

In the main ring watch as the heavyweights compete in events including tossing the caber, the shot put and throwing the hammer. A popular event with spectators is the traditional "tug owar, which pits two teams against each other in a test of strength.

Youll find this tour to be a truly memorable day out amongst grand Highland scenery.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I experience on this Signature Day Tour?
Travelling on a Signature one-day tour from Edinburgh is a great way to discover more of Scotland. During your journey well introduce to many aspects of our country: spectacular scenery, history, folklore, nature and much, much more. As with all our tours this excursion has been carefully designed to entertain and inform you.  
The main focus of the day will be attending the Highland Games and you should spend at least 4 hours at the event. Your tour will be led by an experienced driver/guide who will provide a live commentary in English.  
You can learn more about the features of this tour by checking the FAQs on this page.  Our signature day tours are very popular and often sell-out. We recommend booking on-line as soon as your travel plans are finalised.
What Highland Games will I visit?
Highland Games take place in towns and villages throughout Scotland. On this tour we will visit the following events:
29 May                 Blair Atholl Games
12 June                Glamis Highland Games
02 July                  Luss Highland Games
07 August            Bridge of Allan Highland Games
20 August            Stirling Highland Games
21 August            Crieff Highland Games
03 September     Braemar Highland Gathering*
10 September     Pitlochry Highland Games

* traditionally HM The Queen and other members of the Royal Family will attend this event.
Can children travel this tour?
Children aged 5 years and older are welcome to travel on this tour. Children aged 5 to 16 inclusive travel at the appropriate child rate. We are sorry but children below the age of 5 cannot travel on this tour.
How many people will be in the group?
The group size is normally between 29 and 33 passengers. At times of peak demand (such as on public holidays) larger coaches may be used.
What features will the coach have?
You will usually travel in a modern eco-friendly mini or midi touring coach which is equipped with air-conditioning, comfortable reclining seats, large picture windows and seat belts.
Will there be stops for meals and are they included in the price of the tour?
Meals are not included in the tour price, but we will make stops where you can get refreshments and something to eat. There will be a wide range of catering available at the Games site as well as local restaurants and pubs close by where you can get food and refreshments at lunch time. Vegetarian food is widely available. 
Do you offer a hotel pick-up service?
We know that you will want to start your tour straight away rather than spending valuable time travelling around hotels. By offering a single centrally located departure point we can get you to Scotlands best scenery as quickly as possible.
Can I reserve specific seats on the coach?
Seating on this tour is on a first come, first served basis and cannot be pre-booked. If you are travelling as part of a group please make sure that all members of the party arrive at the departure point together.

What's Included

Transport by luxury air-conditioned mini/midicoach
Live commentary in English
Admission to the Highland Games
Services of an experienced driver/guide
Service charges and taxes

Not Included
Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
Gratuity to your tour host

Departure information

Check In: 08:30
Departs: 08:45
from 60 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TB
Returns: 17:45
The tour on 03 September will depart at 08:00 hrs and return at 21:00 hrs.

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