Highland Games
Braemar Gathering © Highland Explorer Tours

1 Day Highland Games

From £83 per adult

Departure days

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May — September

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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.


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 Programme 2022
  • Sun 29th May 2022 - Blair Atholl
  • Sun 12th Jun 2022 - Glamis
  • Sat 2nd Jul 2022 - Luss
  • Sun 7th Aug 2022 - Bridge of Allan
  • Sun 21st Aug 2022 - Crieff 
  • Sat 3rd Sep 2022 - Braemar 
  • Sat 10th Sep 2022 - Pitlochry 

COVID-19 information

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Contact details

Highland Explorer Tours
Highland Explorer Tours
60 High Street
The Royal Mile
Edinburgh Edinburgh & The Lothians Edinburgh - City Centre
Driver guide Small coach
Large Group (31+) Medium Group (17-30)
Adventure Family Food and drink History Outdoor Activities Year of Stories 2022

COVID-19 facilities

  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment possible
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Hand sanitiser available to visitors & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Socially distanced spaced seating
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Temperature checks for visitors

Tour prices


  • £83 Per Adult
  • £80 Per child
  • £80 Concession
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Prices are subject to change depending on season


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Highland Explorer Tours

Scotland's landscape is stunningly beautiful with a magnificent history and culture that deserves to be told by the Scottish experts, our Guides. They will bring this heritage to life while ensuring you get to explore our nation's most breathtaking landscapes. Whether you are planning a day trip or a longer visit, our range of tours will give you an unforgettable insight into our country and its people, leaving memories that will last a lifetime.

Opening times

Our shop on the Royal Mile is open Monday-Sunday 8 am - 4.30 pm. You can also contact us by telephone, email, and Facebook messenger during these times.

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