Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

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City Sightseeing Glasgow: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

1. City Sightseeing Glasgow: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Explore one of the most vibrant and exciting Scottish cities with a 1 or 2-day ticket to Glasgow’s hop-on and hop-off sightseeing bus. Explore excellent museums, art galleries, beautiful parks and buildings, as well as shopping opportunities that are second only to London. In addition, the city’s pubs, cafés, bars and nightclubs help make Glasgow one of the new preferred destinations for short breaks. The visitor attractions and places of interest are spread throughout the city and the best way to visit the attractions and to see the city, is to step on one of the open-top tour buses for a fully guided tour round all the main sights. Jump off at any of the 21 stops, conveniently located for the Gothic Cathedral, the Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, the recently restored Kelvingrove Art Galleries, Glasgow University, Glasgow Green and Clydeside Distillery, among many other sights. Bus Route Itinerary:  Stop 1 - George Square Stop 2 - Glasgow Cathedral Stop 3 - Merchant City Stop 4 - Barras Market Stop 5 - Glasgow Green Stop 6 - St Enoch Stop 7 - St Vincent Place Stop 8 - Radisson Hotel Stop 9 - Argyle Street Stop 10 - Hilton Garden Inn Stop 11 - SECC Stop 12 - Clydeside Distillery Stop 13 - Riverside Museum Stop 14 - Kelvin Way Stop 15 - Byres Road Stop 16 - Kelvingrove Art Gallery Stop 17 - Kelvin Park Stop 18 - University of Glasgow Stop 19 - Charing Cross Stop 20 - Sauchiehall St Stop 21 - Theatre Royal Stop 22 - Buchanan Bus Station

Glasgow: Private Historical Walking Tour

2. Glasgow: Private Historical Walking Tour

Step into the past with on a walking tour of Glasgow. Find out about the history of the city as you stroll through George Square, Glasgow Cathedral, the collections in the Gallery of Modern Art, and the Police Museum. Meet your guide at George Square and admire the the Victorian architecture of the City Chambers, the Merchants' House, and the headquarters of the Glasgow City Council. Discuss how this square is named after an English King with your local guide.  Discover Glasgow's early Christian and Roman heritage and learn how the ancient tribes influenced the city. Walk to the modern commercial district and see where commercial Capitalism took root and where socialism and the British Labor party began. Continue to the shopping street and find the homes and palaces of the original trading Barons. Hear about who once made and lost fortunes and how the American War of Independence may have been set alight by Glaswegians. See more of this vibrant city as you visit the imposing Glasgow Cathedral, the collections in the Gallery of Modern Art, and the Police Museum. Explore the influence of Irish Immigrants on the city's growth. Finish your tour at the Glasgow Cross where public executions used to take place. 

Glasgow: Customized Private Walking Tour with a Local

3. Glasgow: Customized Private Walking Tour with a Local

Avoid the usual sightseeing tours and discover the beautiful city of Glasgow through the eyes of a local. Transform the way you travel and make it as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Get assigned a local host who is passionate about the city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Meet where you are staying to get familiar with the neighborhood and find out about the best places to eat and drink. Discover hidden gems you might otherwise miss and get tips on the easiest ways to get around. Chat about cultural differences, hear about local events and learn what it is really like to live in the city. Feel more comfortable navigating your way around on your own and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of the rest of your stay.

Glasgow: Romantic City Exploration Game

4. Glasgow: Romantic City Exploration Game

The city game starts at Southern Necropolis. It will take you around 1 hour to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at Winchers’ Stance. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? After your booking, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone.

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What people are saying about Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 717 reviews

A great way of seeing the City We had a 2 day ticket A mix of pre recorded and live Commentary on board Very friendly staff gave us a warm welcome & explained bus frequency etc

The Hop on Hop off bus service is the best way to see the different areas of the city. Especially when you are visiting for a short period of time.

It was a very fascinating experience. The guide was very interactive..fun loving and knew a lot ...worth going for it

Friendly and informative tour guides. Busses we're clean. Would highly recommend.

Buses pass many Glasgow attractions. Close to where I stayed