Scottish Highland Games Day Trip from Edinburgh - Reviews

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pq55

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

An experience to live once in a life!

Michael P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

This was an amazing tour! Our driver/ tour guide Sandy did a fantastic job! And getting to see the Highland games in
Scotland was a dream come true.

Yvonne R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

Loved the tour guide- Sandy! He was interesting with great sense of humor.
You're on your own at the games but they were fun to watch and announcer did a good job explaining things. Lots of bagpipes! Definitely recommend.

Moelr11

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

Absolutely fabulous - Pitlochry was the Last Games of the Summer - so glad got to experience the day, so family friendly and such great talent. Local guy Sandy from Highland Explorer Tours even made the long ride great fun. Lucky to have had a beautiful warm sunny day!!!

avantgarde000

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2017

We went to the Blair Atholl Highland Games and had a blast. We got to see bag pipers, dancers, caber toss, etc. Sandy was our guide and he was great. He shared some history about Scotland and was very fun to listen to on the way to and from the Games. Great job!

Victor H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2016

The full-day affair was worth it. The guide was knowledgeable and helped explain all the events and the history behind them.

Bjarne S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2016

Very good experience

Jodi A Germany

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016

Tony was an excellent guide! Super knowledgeable and funny to boot. The weather left quite a bit to be desired but the experience of the games along with the bus ride with historical information interspersed with humor more than made up for it! Highly recommended to all!

Barneybethandvic

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

Chris P our driver made the trip !!!!! He was funny kind accommodating ...he took our feelings and desires into account ... He played superb Scottish music ... I have already purchased two CDs he played music from ... He sang along to some songs ... He was very personable ! A plus job !!!!!!!!!

Jenna A United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

How fun!!! I had such an amazing time on this trip! The Queen even came! Dougie was our tour guide and quite awesome. I think the only thing I didn't realize is that you have to pay for seats to sit down close to the action. As a photographer, this frustrated me but it ended up alright! REALLY long day, so be prepared!

Daniela G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Fantastic! the most impressive part: the tour guide! She was amazing! Good mood, great stories and historic details. I loved it all! Wonderful day!

Deborah M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Excellent guide who gave us very good information and interesting. Loved seeing the Highland Games in Scotland as my family had attended the Highland Games in Los Angeles for 30 years. A Must for visiting Scotland to walk around with the locals and enjoy the Games tradition.

Peter O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

We found the day to be perfect even though we had a break down on the way back.
The Games were amazing and there was no tourist theme to them at all - it was just pure Scottish traditional that we were fortunate enough to witness.
Our guide was first class- he was extremely knowledgable and funny

J A H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Great day at the Luss Games. Also stops at several interesting sites on the way to the games. Great driver who was entertaining and informative (Eoghain). Had a slight issue with the bus on the way home, which was handled very professionally and timely. Overall, a great day.

Jennifer P

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)

Gilvam

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!

Macgregor B H

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

ingvill73

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.

Anonymous

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.

kellythepea USA

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.

Joy W

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2017

This was a great trip from Edinburgh. Our driver, Kelly, was fun and had interesting stories and history to tell us. We went to the Pitlochery Highland Games. A really pretty small town.

rita j

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2017

The tour to the Highland games was somewhat disappointing. The area where the athletes were showing off their skills was too far away from where the spectators were standing. They may want to shorten the distance so the guests can fully enjoy the games.

Kenneth M

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2014

It was quite rainy on this tour. Not tour operator's fault obviously, but wish there was a "Plan B" for heavy rain days.

Julie G

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!

David M

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.

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