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Scottish Highland Games with Transportation from Edinburgh

Tour ID: 1169
Tour Theme: Edinburgh Day Tours (Group Tours)
This tour starts from: Edinburgh
Duration: 1 Day
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Tour Description:

Scottish Highland Games TourA once in a lifetime experience at a Scottish Highland Games; from tossing the caber, putting the shot and throwing the hammer, to the skirl of bagpipes and the twirl of kilts... you'll see and hear them all.

Originally an athletic contest between Clans dating back over 900 years, Highland Games (or Gatherings) are a fantastic spectacle and highlights include Highland dancing, pipe band displays, hammer throwing, tug-of-war, wrestling and, of course, tossing the caber.

There are several events in the Highland Games calendar, and we have created a range of day tours based around these spectacular cultural events including the best of our beautiful landscape. Each has its own local charm and character. Our programme includes a visit to the world famous Braemar Gathering.

Braemar Gathering
Known as 'The Games', and originating from those believed to have been held by Malcolm III in the 11th Century, an annual Highland Games Gathering is held at Braemar in Royal Deeside on the first Saturday in September. The Gathering is one of the most famous and has Her Majesty the Queen as patron. Members of the Royal Family have traditionally been spectators since Queen Victoria attended in 1848.

Scottish Highland Games Tour

Prices, Dates & What's Included:

Highland Games Programme - 2019

Blair Atholl Gathering - Sun 26 May 2019 
Glamis Gathering - Sun 9 June 2019
Luss Gathering - Sat 6 July 2019
Bridge of Allan Gathering - Sun 4 Aug 2019 
Crieff Gathering - Sun 18 Aug 2019
Braemar Gathering - Sat 7 Sep 2019
Pitlochry Gathering - Sat 14 Sep 2019

Adult £76.00
Seniors (60+)/Students £73.00
Children (5-16) £73.00

* Admission to the Games is not included in the tour price (Normal charge between £8 and £10)

Departure Time
Please check in at 08:15 for tour departure at 08:30. (Braemar Gathering check in time is 07:45)

Return Time
Tour returns at 18.00 approx. (Braemar Gathering returns at 21.00 approx)

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Tour Highlights:
- Participating in the tradition of a Clan Gathering
- Piping Competitions
- Highland Dancing
- Caber Tossing
- Hammer Throwing
- Traditional Highland Dress
- Stunning Highland Scenery

Tour Inclusions
- Entrance Fee into Highland Games
- Full day excursion in a Mercedes-Benz midi-coach
- Services of a professional local guide throughout the tour

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