Highland Games Day Excursion

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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. 

Highland Games Schedule:

Sunday 30 May 2021 : Blair Atholl

Sunday 13th June 2021: Glamis

Saturday 3 July 2021: Luss

Sunday 8 August: Bridge of Allan

Saturday 4 September: Braemar

Saturday 11 September: Pitlochery

What´s Included

  • Local Scottish Guide
  • Entrance to the Games

What to bring

  • Passport / Photo ID
  • Students must hold a valid ISIC/ISE/ITIC card.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Comfortable walking shoes, raincoat in case of light rain

Additional information

  • Adults / Students must be over 18 at the time of travel. 
  • Students must hold a valid ISIC/ISE/ITIC card. 
  • Travel insurance is recommended 
  • Please be advised that children under 5 years old may not take part in the tour, while anyone under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. 
  • There are no maximum age restrictions  
  •  Please arrive to check-in 15 minutes before departure
  • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them to board and disembark. 
  • All tours apart from Braemar depart at 8:30am
  • Braemar Highland Gathering tour departs at 8am
  •  Highland Games Schedule:

Sunday 30 May 2021 : Blair Atholl

Sunday 13th June 2021: Glamis

Saturday 3 July 2021: Luss

Sunday 8 August: Bridge of Allan

Saturday 4 September: Braemar

Saturday 11 September: Pitlochery

Itinerary

DAY 1
Highland Games
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Highland Games

The Highland Games are renowned the world over as a test of strength between Clans. These athletic contests date back over 900 years and the Games are a fantastic spectacle where you’ll see Highland dancing, pipe band displays, hammer throwing, tug-of-war and caber tossing. 


We have created a range of day tours based around these spectacular cultural events that include the best of our beautiful landscape. Each has its own local charm and character. Leave Edinburgh at 08.30am* and travel to the heart of our country to discover picturesque towns or villages. Spend the day mingling with the locals, admiring traditional Highland Dress and trying local specialities before arriving in Edinburgh at 5.45pm.

Our programme includes a visit to the world famous Braemar Gathering attended by members of the Royal Family since Queen Victoria first attended in 1848. 

(*Braemar Gathering departs at 08.00am and returns at approximately at 8.30pm) 

Highland Games Schedule: 

Sunday 30 May 2021 : Blair Atholl 

Sunday 13th June 2021: Glamis 

Saturday 3 July 2021: Luss 

Sunday 8 August: Bridge of Allan

Saturday 4 September: Braemar

Saturday 11 September: Pitlochery