1. United Kingdom
  2. Scotland
  3. Edinburgh
  4. Day Trips

Scottish Highland Games Day Tour from Edinburgh

Product ID: 42394
Join this exciting day tour and experience the Highland Games in one of the 10 stunning locations across Scotland, joining the 900-year-old tradition of throwing hammers, battling in tug-or-war, tossing the caber, and attempting some Highland dancing.
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants and date:



  • Participating in the tradition of a Clan Gathering in the beautiful Highlands
  • Give it your best shot in hammer throwing and caber tossing
  • Get festive with some Highland dancing and bagpipe competitions
Full description
The Highland Games are renowned world-wide as a test of strength between competing clans. These athletic contests date back over 900 years and are a fantastic spectacle of Highland dancing, pipe band displays, hammer throwing, tug-of-war, and tossing the caber.

And lucky for you, several Highland Games have been organized at various locations throughout Scotland, each with its own local charm and character, including the famous Braemar Gathering. Simply choose one (or more) of the dates below, and battle on!

Highland Games Program – 2018

Blair Atholl Gathering - Sunday 27th May 2018

Glamis Gathering - Sunday 10th June 2018

Luss Gathering - Saturday 7th July 2018 

Bridge of Allan Gathering - Sunday 5th August 2018 

Crieff Gathering - Sunday 19th August 2018

Braemar Gathering - Saturday 1st September 2018 

Pitlochry Gathering - Saturday 8th September 2018

  • Entrance Fee into Highland Games
  • Full-day excursion in a Mercedes-Benz midi-coach
  • Services of a professional local guide throughout the tour
What’s Not Included
  • Meal options
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

60 High Street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1TB

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information
Know before you go
• 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
Sort by


Dougie, our guide, glided us safely and entertaining through the Highlands to Braemar (and back). The landscape, the appropriate stories and music tuned in greatly to the high light, namely the Braemar gathering with impressive athletes, drums and pipes at the parades and the Queen also came along! What more does the heart want? If you are in Scotland at the right time, you should not miss this event !!

Read more

September 3, 2018

The photo presented on the site does not reflect the reality of the outing

I really liked this outing but I don't understand what justifies its price. The entrance to the Highlandgames was less than £ 10, I can hardly imagine that the bus journey costs £ 70 per person. Our driver was very friendly but as a Frenchwoman I could not understand these comments which seemed very interesting. Why not provide a paper document in French for French-speaking tourists. MIREILLE

Read more

July 29, 2018

Highland Games were fantastic and fun

Really enjoyed experiencing Highland games at Pilochry. Tour was supposed to be small group in small Mercedes bus but we ended up in full sized coach. Driver was capable and gave good info of area but once dropped at games you are on your own which was fine.

September 10, 2017

Organized by

Highland Explorer Tours

Product ID: 42394