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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 22 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 Stops:  Stop 1 - George Square Stop 2 - Glasgow Cathedral Stop 3 - Merchant City Stop 4 - The Barras Stop 5 - Glasgow Green Stop 6 - St. Enoch Centre Stop 7 - St. Vincent Place Stop 8 - Radisson Hotel Stop 9 - Argyle Street Stop 10 - Hilton Garden Inn Stop 11 - SEC Centre Stop 11A - Clydeside Distillery Stop 12 - Riverside Museum Stop 13 - Woodlands Road Stop 14 - University of Glasgow Stop 15 - Byres Road Stop 16 - Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum Stop 17 - Kelvingrove Park Stop 18 - Charing Cross Stop 19 - Sauchiehall Street / The Glasgow School of Art Stop 20 - Theatre Royal Stop 21 - Buchanan Bus Station

Glasgow: City Center Guided Walking Tour

Glasgow: City Center Guided Walking Tour

Embark on a guided walking tour around all the main sites of the city, giving you an excellent opportunity to get your bearings of the city and find out about its history and culture. See the growth of Glasgow from where it began to where it is now and how the vibrant culture that exists today was born through its rich history. The tour lasts around 1.5 hours and will incorporate a break to give you a chance to visit the Necropolis and spend a penny. The tour is about 3 miles long so please bear this in mind. The tour will take a look at famous figures to Glasgow, such as St. Mungo, and their stories as we go through the city. Key sights visited include George Square, Glasgow Cathedral and Necropolis, Glasgow Green, The Clyde, and The Duke of Wellington, plus explore some hidden treasures of the city that you wouldn't see by yourself!

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.

Romantic Glasgow: First Date Outdoor Escape Game

Romantic Glasgow: First Date Outdoor Escape 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.

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!

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: City Exploration Game and Tour

Glasgow: City Exploration Game and Tour

Combine the excitement of a sightseeing city tour with an City Exploration game fun on this self-guided smartphone walking tour in Glasgow. Find attractions easily with the app's navigation function. Download the app and start the game by going to the first location. Use observation, logic, imagination, and teamwork to solve the riddle at each location, the riddles are always hard. Pause the app at any point if you want to take a break, stop for coffee, or spend some more time visiting one of the sights. Play the game at your own pace. 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: Must-See Attractions Guided Walking Tour

Glasgow: Must-See Attractions Guided Walking Tour

Discover the highlights and hidden gems of Glasgow on either a shared group or private walking tour. Learn about local history as you walk through the streets of the city, spotting landmarks like Glasgow Cathedral and the Necropolis. Meet your guide in George Square, the pulsating center of the city, where the renowned slogan 'People Make Glasgow' comes to life with meaning. Delve into the past as you marvel at the architectural splendor of the Glasgow Cathedral and Necropolis. Wander through the enchanting Merchant City, adorned with captivating murals, and unravel the tales of the Tolbooth Steeple, a historic landmark steeped in significance. Learn about Scottish traditions outside St Andrew's In The Square and admire People's Palace and Winter Gardens. Stroll by River Clyde, and find out more about Glasgow's illustrious shipbuilding heritage, before admiring the Victorian grandeur of Buchanan Street. Finish the tour outside the Gallery of Modern Art, where the iconic Duke of Wellington statue, adorned with its signature cone, stands as a testament to the city's rebellious spirit and artistic flair.

Glasgow: Self-Guided Walk and Interactive Treasure Hunt

Glasgow: Self-Guided Walk and Interactive Treasure Hunt

Go Quest Adventures is turning the streets of Glasgow into an Adventure Playground. Welcome to Glasgow! Famous for its remarkable architecture, strong cultural arts scene, world class museums, and of course the city of the dead, the Necropolis, it’s no wonder Glasgow was recently voted one of best cities in the world to visit. Explore the Merchant City area of Glasgow and unlock a hidden trail by finding clues, solving puzzles and completing challenges, earning points along the way all self-guided through the Go Quest Adventures app. See the area's highlights, explore it's hidden gems and learn some insider history and fun facts along the way (even locals will discover something new). As the Quest is self guided you can: * Start your Quest whenever you want, get instant access with nothing to print off from home * Go as fast as you want and try to top the leaderboard, or go at your own pace, stopping for rest breaks along the way. Your Quest will take place in Glasgow’s Merchant City district, starting at George Square, winding you through Strathclyde University and up to the Cathedral, before leading you through some of Glasgow’s more hidden sites. Along the way you’ll discover some of Glasgow’s famous street art, works by Scotland’s most famous architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, hear a ghost story or two and of course you might spot a statue with a cone on its head. So grab a traffic cone (in case one is missing) put on some comfy shoes and discover the richness and heritage of Scotland’s Dear Green Place as you explore the sights, discover hidden gems and ultimately, conquer your Glasgow Quest. This is an ideal outdoor activity for couples, families, groups of friends, school groups and can be the perfect team building or corporate activity.

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4.6
(995 reviews)

It was great. Being able to hop on and hop off the bus at certain locations was really useful. You can always walk to other places and get back to the sight seeing bus stop. We were able to see Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum not feeling rushed to get back. Then getting to the Cathedral and Necropolis. The drivers were great. You can buy your tickets right on the bus or buy in advance like I did. Well worth it. I did like the one bus which had a live person giving the tour bus sadly we couldn’t stay and listen to him. Otherwise they have recorded descriptions with music and free earbuds to listen to

it was the best. you can view the sites. then choice were to get off and back on. staff 100% great fun and made you smile. the price is great i say any one will fully enjoy it try it i know it was great.

Liz was a great tour guide. She was very informative and we could hear everything she said. The tour was conducted at a good pace for everyone.

Liked both the electronic version and on the second leg of the trip, our in person guide, Donna.

Steven is a good guide mixing the Need to Know with the Interesting Stuff