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

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

Explore one of the most vibrant Scottish cities with a 1 or 2-day ticket to Glasgow’s hop-on and hop-off bus. Explore museums, art galleries, parks, theatres and even Glasgow Cathedral. 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 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. You'll have the choice between the Red Route, Yellow Route or both routes. Book your City Sightseeing ticket today! Bus Stops:  Red Route: 1. George Square 2. Glasgow Cathedral 3. Merchant City 4. The Barras 5. Glasgow Green 6. St. Enoch Centre 7. St. Vincent Place 8. Radisson Hotel 9. Argyle Street 10. Hilton Garden Inn 11. SEC Centre 11A. Clydeside Distillery 12. Riverside Museum 13. Woodlands Road 14. University of Glasgow 15. Byres Road 16. Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum 17. Kelvingrove Park 18. Charing Cross 19. Sauchiehall Street / The Glasgow School of Art 20. Theatre Royal 21. Buchanan Bus Station Yellow Route: 1. North Hanover Street 2. Cathedral 3. Tennent's Brewery 4. High Street for Merchant City 5. Barrowlands 6. Celtic Park 7. Glasgow Green 8. The Barras 9. St. Enoch Centre 10. Citizens Theatre 11. Tramway / Gurdwara 12. Pollokshields 13. Pollok Park and Burrell Collection 14. House for an Art Lover 15. Ibrox 16. Science Centre 17. Finneston Quay 18. Central Station 19. Buchanan Bus Station

Glasgow: The Magnificent and Mysterious History of Glasgow

Glasgow: The Magnificent and Mysterious History of Glasgow

Explore a little of the history of this ancient, and very modern city on a guided walking tour Glasgow. Discover its 6th century origins, marvel at the tremendous wealth, power and prosperity Glasgow enjoyed in the 19th century, and discover how it became known as The Second City of the Empire. Hear about some memorable moments and colourful characters from Glasgow’s history, including a few scandals and darker secrets. Follow in the footsteps of the merchants, traders and pioneers who transformed the city’s fortunes and reputation and the workers who enabled that transformation. Marvel at the grandeur of the Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian architecture and sculpture that can still be found on so many streets. Many architects to this day, consider Glasgow, the 'most Victorian' city in the United Kingdom, because of the many incredible buildings that still stand today. Learn how Glasgow has continually over the centuries, and particularly in recent years, becoming one of the most cosmopolitan, vibrant and creative cities in Europe. Discover some of the top attractions in the city of Glasgow such as the spectacular City Chambers, and even some lesser-known sites such as world’s oldest, surviving music hall, the Britannia Panopticon, and the Ramshorn Church. The tour finishes close to George Square, the original starting point.

Glasgow: Private Historical Walking Tour

Glasgow: Private Historical Walking Tour

Step into the past 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 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 you may wish to visit the imposing Glasgow Cathedral, the collections in the Gallery of Modern Art, and the Police Museum at the end of the tour. 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: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Glasgow: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Get to know Glasgow's landmarks at your own pace with an interactive smartphone app. Embark on a fun scavenger hunt around the city, decipher riddles and unlock interesting facts to interact with the most important attractions. Use the game app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Glasgow’s must-sees on foot. Learn about each site you see and solve location-based riddles that can only be started at specific locations. Use imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal your next destination. Start the activity whenever you like and enjoy the flexibility to pause your game and take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the game later or save the rest for another day. Your scavenger hunt will bring you to sites such as St Enoch Square, the Gallery of Modern Art, George Square, Glasgow City Chambers, the Merchant City area, City Halls & Old Fruitmarket, the Tolbooth Steeple, St Andrew's Square, Doulton Fountain, and the People's Palace.

Glasgow: Easy Bus Transfer Between Airport and City Center

Glasgow: Easy Bus Transfer Between Airport and City Center

Board the bus and experience a direct and convenient airport transfer with the Glasgow Airport Express. Book your ticket today for the fastest link between Glasgow Airport and Glasgow city center. Enjoy 24-hour service with frequent timetables and through-the-night journeys daily. Monday to Friday service operates every 12 minutes. Evening frequency is every 15 minutes daily. Departing from Glasgow Airport, you'll arrive in the city center in just 15 minutes, with drop-offs at St Vincent Street near Central Station, George Square near Queen Street Station, and Buchanan Bus Station. You can also get picked up from Buchanan Bus Station and be transferred to the airport. Board the modern air-conditioned buses and simply relax in your wider seat on your journey to your preferred destination. Stay connected with Wi-Fi onboard and charge your phone as you go with handy USB ports on all seats.

Glasgow: Walking Tour With Beer Tasting

Glasgow: Walking Tour With Beer Tasting

Enjoy a unique walking tour of Glasgow's New Town through the story of William Harley and brewing in Glasgow. Setting off from the stunning Blythswood Square, you'll discover how Harley arrived as a young labourer before using his entrepreneurial talents to make (and lose) a fortune. It's a story of playing host to worldwide royalty, corporate espionage, civic duty and laying the foundations for Glasgow to become the largest exporter of bottled beer in the world. Finish with a tutored tasting of Scotland's award winning craft beers. You'll also be introduced to the raw ingredients and science of brewing and the expert guides will help you discover flavours you'll love. This tour is for history lovers or beer lovers who'd like to discover the authentic story of Glasgow's development and experience the exciting local craft beer scene.

Glasgow: Guided City Highlights Tour & Whisky Tasting (5pm)

Glasgow: Guided City Highlights Tour & Whisky Tasting (5pm)

Enjoy a wee walk and a premium whisky tasting in a local pub with a fun, local guide and see a new side to Glasgow on your trip with this small-group tour. You'll spend the first part of the tour on a walking tour with your guide, discovering the history and culture of Glasgow, visiting the key spots to see on a trip to the city. Throughout the tour you will take a look at some of the famous and lesser known figures to Glasgow, such as our patron saint St Mungo, and even Dr Who! Hear their stories as we travel through the centuries and explore what Glasgow has to offer. After the walking tour, you'll deserve a wee nip (three, in fact)! Relax with the guide and enjoy a premium whisky tasting, trying three full drams of Scotland's finest whiskies, learning more about the whiskies as you go. Since launching, this has been one of our most popular tours for those looking for some sightseeing with a twist! Everything is included in the price, just show up and enjoy!

Glasgow: Silent Disco Adventure Tour

Glasgow: Silent Disco Adventure Tour

Join your silent disco team as they take you on a journey of song and dance through the famous streets of Glasgow. This musically instructed adventure aims to have your funky moves on display and your pop star voices serenading the people of the city. Your hi-tech headsets will fill your ears with beats, playing classic tunes and iconic hits from across the decades. As your inhibitions evaporate and laughter takes over, you will be part of the best all-dancing, all-singing walking tour in town. Meeting up with your super-stylish leader at the starting point, you’ll groove down the historic streets, passing famous landmarks, performers and the public (who will be looking on in awe and jealousy). Your moves are awesome, you just might not know it yet.

Glasgow: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Glasgow: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. You will come across St Enoch Square, the Gallery of Modern Art, George Square, Glasgow City Chambers, the Merchant City area, City Halls & Old Fruitmarket, the Tolbooth Steeple, St Andrew's Square, Doulton Fountain, and the People's Palace along the way.

Glasgow: Private City Highlights Tour with a Local

Glasgow: Private City Highlights Tour with a Local

Explore Glasgow the way you want to, spend quality time with a local and get a real taste for our beautiful city. With flexible meeting and end points, and a dedicated local guide, maximise your time in Glasgow on a private tour. The friendliest city in the world, Glasgow has a turbulent history that has shaped it into the vibrant city you see today. Join us for an authentic insight into modern life throughout the city and spot little-known treasures along the way! Explore key sights in Glasgow City Centre, with an expert, local guide on a 1.5 hour tour. You will be immersed in the sights and sounds of the city as you travel back centuries to discover Glasgow’s dark and unique history: from cathedrals to street art, cities of the dead to Dr Who, there is something for everyone on this city centre tour! Our expert, local guides will bring their own anecdotes and perspectives to ensure every tour is unique! The tour includes a visit to: George Square Glasgow Cathedral & Necropolis Merchant City Iconic Street Art Glasgow Green People's Palace Clyde River The Duke of Wellington (and hopefully the cone on his head!) ...and many other hidden treasures you wouldn’t find by yourself!

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I think this is the best way to see Glasgow. In fact, it is a big city and the majority of activities are far from each other. So, the hop on hop off allowed us to see several things that we would not have been able to see otherwise in two days. Additionally, we had booked the Clydeside Distillery tour and the bus stopped in front of the establishment. It was wonderful. The audio guide was particularly interesting. We weren't lucky enough to have a physical guide.

Great informed, humorous live guide. Comfortable, clean bus and friendly driver. Was showing English friends round the city who were very impressed. Just unfortunate that Glasgow so dirty and shabby, I was embarrassed at the state of some of the streets we passed through.

Heather was an amazing guide with fun facts and cute family stories thrown in. I learned so much about the city.

Bruce was a great tour guide and extremely knowledgeable.

Gordon was great. He was funny, and great wit and charm.