TORONTO — Peregrine Adventures is giving travellers the opportunity to see the 2018 Scottish Highland Games on the new 14-day ‘Limited Edition Scottish Highland Games’ itinerary.
The Games are an annual Scottish tradition dating back to the 11th century. On Peregrine’s trip, open to just 15 people, travellers will experience Scotland’s culture and traditions with most of the trip being preplanned, including: four-star accommodation, private transportation, some local meal experiences and daily activities.
Travellers will attend a full day of the Games at Braemar, frequently attended by the British Royal Family, as well as practice activities like hammer throwing and caber tossing. “This adventure offers more than just a front-row seat for the Games; travellers will also get a heavy dose of Scottish culture and a look at this country of myths and mist,” says Peregrine Adventures. “They will be immersed in Scottish traditions and learn about the history of Scotland’s famous garment, the kilt, from a local kilt fitter – with the opportunity to be fitted for a kilt.”
Also included in the 14-day trip:
- A whiskey tasting at a local distillery
- Lessons in traditional Scottish dance and a Ceilidh dance at a village hall (men required to wear kilts!)
- A food walking tour in Glasgow of local restaurants and businesses, which benefits local food banks
- A trip aboard the scenic Jacobite Steam Train for a 135-kilometre roundtrip through some of Scotland’s most picturesque landscapes
- A day to explore Edinburgh and enjoy a bagpipe demonstration
- A tour of the Isle of Skye
- A visit to Glencoe, featured in movies like ‘Skyfall’ and ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’
- A match of the Scottish sport of ‘shinty’, a cross between Lacrosse and field hockey, in Fort William
- The chance to look for ‘Nessie’ at Loch Ness
“The limited-edition tour to the Scottish Highland Games will offer travellers an opportunity to experience one of Scotland’s oldest traditions and a firsthand experience of its heritage with local communities and international athletes,” said Leigh Barnes, regional director for the Intrepid Group.
Pricing for the Scottish Highland Games starts at $6,030 per person, double occupancy, including 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners; train and other private transport; 11 nights in a hotel and 2 nights of a featured stay; and activities and entrance fees.