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4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

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  • Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Duration:  9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Scottish Highland Games Day Trip from Edinburgh. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2013

This was a fantastic day trip and I would highly recommend it
The weather :)
The games
The Tour Guide - entertaining and informative
Ease of booking and location on Royal Mile (very helpful and friendly staff)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2013

I think this is a unique experience and it an attraction to go when you're in Scotland. Also, me and my wife were lucky to have a nice weather (mostly sunny with a shower passing by) and very friendly people. We really enjoyed our time in Edinburgh and I wish we had more time for other attractions and to travel to other areas in Scotland - more to North or West... I mean.. more to the Highlands.
BTW... the Military Tattoo was GREAT!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

Scott was our guide...outstanding driving,Games , commentary AND added tour of the Wallace Monument. Thanks! Macgregor Hay

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2012

Loved it!! But we left too early from Alva (event was moved because of rain), so we got there before the Highland games started, and didn't get to see the tossing of the caber...The trip should have started later and ended later. Liked that we also stopped at the monument for Robert the Bruce and the one for William Wallace. Informativ and fun guide.



5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2011

Really enjoyed the Highland Games, it was cool to see all the events. Also I liked the stop we made at Stirling Castle on the way back to see it. There was plenty of free time on our own to enjoy events, explore Loch Lomond, try a local village restaurant, etc on the tour, which was great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2011

A really delightful day at the Highland Games! The driver played some great Scottish music to get us in the mood and shared some history on Edinburgh and Scotland. It was nice to not have to drive ourselves or find our way to the games, everything was spelled out for us logistics wise, which was great. The Highland Games themselves were amazing, a must see for anyone traveling to Scotland! All the traditional events like caber tossing, were awesome to see in person and the local events, like children highland dancing, really gave us a taste of the local village community and life in Scotland. Overall a really lovely day.

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2013

Great tour! Had a lot of fun. Definitely want to mention our bus driver/tour guide GREG. He was absolutely FABULOUS!! He gave us so much great information and was funny and very personable--he made the ride to and from a real treat. My only suggestion would be to make it more clear that the tickets were not for the stands. I didn't realize that at first (my fault, I now realize). We had to keep shifting locations to try to see different events clearly and it was difficult to see over others (I'm short :-) ) It would probably be helpful to recommend to people to upgrade to the stands because visibility can be limited for some of the events otherwise. But overall, it was a great experience and I'd definitely go again--and I'd definitely request Greg to be the guide! Thanks much for a great day!

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2013

Stevie, our guide, was a great storyteller-- we thoroughly enjoyed him.

The games themselves were quite entertaining; we spent more time actually watching the games than I had expected. Fascinating to see the friendliness of the competitors toward each other; haven't seen that in the US except AFTER competitions. It mirrors the general friendliness of the Scottish people, I think!

Glamis Castle was beautiful, of course. The tour guide was exceptionally good-- she was expressive, unlike some very obviously disinterested guides we've experienced on other tours.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
August 2013

It was more like going to a county fair similar to what we experience at home - nothing new.
However people were lovely and the Viator staff very good.

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