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Scottish Highland Games Day Trip from Edinburgh
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Scottish Highland Games Day Trip from Edinburgh

By Highland Explorer Tours
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Ages 5-99, max of 41 per group
Duration: 9–12 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English


  • Transport by luxury, air-conditioned midi coach
  • Local Scottish English Speaking Guide
  • Highland Games Entry Ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Blair Castle & Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Glamis Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Luss Visitor Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Bridge of Allan
  • Entry/Admission - Crieff
  • Entry/Admission - The Braemar Gathering
  • Entry/Admission - Pitlochry
What's not included
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off


Departure details
  • Bus Station, Edinburgh EH1 3AY, UK Stances 15 & 16 Edinburgh Bus Station 26 Elder Street, EH1 3DX Bus station also accessible via entrance on Multrees Walk. From 5 February 2024 our tours will not depart from Edinburgh Bus Station. Our tours will depart from a city centre location, which we will confirm in the leadup to your tour.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5211HIGHLAND

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • It is recommended to book transport to the departure point in advance. Please also allow extra time to get to the departure point for check-in. We advise you arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour departure to allow time to check-in for the tour. Unfortunately, we are unable to hold back the tour for late arrivals.
  • The Highland Games tours all depart at 8:30am with the exception of Braemar, which departs at 8:00am.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 41 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Scottish Highland Games Day Trip from Edinburgh?
Scottish Highland Games Day Trip from Edinburgh price starts from $122.98. Discover and book Scottish Highland Games Day Trip from Edinburgh on Tripadvisor
What is the Scottish Highland Games Day Trip from Edinburgh cancellation policy?
Scottish Highland Games Day Trip from Edinburgh cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Scottish Highland Games Day Trip from Edinburgh on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Scottish Highland Games Day Trip from Edinburgh?
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  • You'll start at
    Bus Station
    Edinburgh EH1 3AY, UK
    Stances 15 & 16 Edinburgh Bus Station 26 Elder Street, EH1 3DX Bus station also accessible via entrance on Multrees Walk. From 5 February 2024 our tours will not depart from Edinburgh Bus Station. Our tours will depart from a city centre location, which we will confirm in the leadup to your tour.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Blair Castle & Gardens
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Glamis Castle
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Luss Visitor Centre
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Strathallan Games Park
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Crieff Highland Gathering
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    The Braemar Gathering
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 7
    Pitlochry Highland Games
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator
Highland Explorer Tours
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Edinburgh, Scotland
Joined in June 2008

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    Amazing Experience and awesome Guide
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    Worth a long day!
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    Great tour!
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Lila H
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Callum did a great job driving us to the Crieff highland games and telling us a lot about Scottish history on the way!
Written August 20, 2019
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Highland Explor... T
Thank you for your great review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Callum to the Highland Games. Best, Ronja
Written August 22, 2019
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mdc2387
5 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
Calum was our driver. He was great. He had lots of info and stories to tell us. Was very informative and helpful. Highly recommend this company and the games. The games included races, caber toss, shot out, hammer throw, etc. Bring shoes to get muddy. No seating at the games. Might bring a blanket or towel to sit on. Food is available. Similar to an American county Fair, but Scottish obviously. The competitors are nice and will take pics with you. Overall - recommend.
Written August 19, 2019
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Thanks for your brilliant review! It is great to know you enjoyed our traditional games and that you even got some photos with the competitors. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Emma
Written August 23, 2019
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GordonMaguire71303
Alexandria, LA7 contributions
Our tour guide, Calum, was amazing! He had a great personality, great music & stories, and very helpful! I highly recommend him for anyone wanting an authentic experience!
Written August 19, 2019
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Jennifer K
Toronto, Canada48 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Our tour with Scot to the highland games was great. Scott told us great stories and played us good music. Even though the drive was long to Breamar, there wasn't a dull moment. Scott was friendly and knowledgeable and kept us informed with how the day would go. The bus was comfortable and had USB charging ports and Wi-Fi. Be prepared for some winding and hilly roads!
Written September 6, 2018
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Hi Jennifer, Thank you for this amazing review. We are thrilled you had a great day with Scot. His stories and history lessons are wonderful! Looking forward to seeing you again one day. Best Wishes Tim
Written September 7, 2018
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Steve m
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In spite of the rain we really enjoyed the trip. Rich was great as a driver and storyteller. This is a fun trip, and we also enjoyed the castle and grounds.
Written June 11, 2023
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Sandra G
Paris, France5 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
This was an amazing day trip that allowed us to get further into the highland culture! we attended the Luss games, and already the place is breathtaking and the organisation of the games is really something - with different games taking place at different places of the arena, music, dances, food trucks, and some little stores to buy local products. Plus Joe, our guide was really nice, knowledgeable and empathic with the experience. I would highly recommend this experience and would like to thank Joe since at the end of the games, and thanks to him, we were able to see some highland cows on the way to the bus, which is something we were really looking forward to seeing :)
Written July 13, 2018
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Hi Sandra, Thank you for your amazing review of your tour to the Luss games with Joe. It is such a unique experience and I am glad you were able to enjoy your time there so much. Hopefully you got some great pictures of those Highland Cows! Kind Regards, Stephanie
Written July 17, 2018
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