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

1. 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

The Dark Side of Glasgow

2. The Dark Side of Glasgow

Let's share a dram and explore famous landmarks and gritty street art, while I tell you tales of Glasgow’s crime and macabre past. Hear about its ties to the slave trade, its gangs, its godfathers, its ghosts, and its twisted serial killers. Let's toast with single malt Scottish Whisky and have some traditional snacks whilst learning about the 'real' Glasgow, from a real Glaswegian. Bursting with trademark dry Glaswegian humour and feisty, entertaining tales, this is a unique tour experience not to be missed. 'People Make Glasgow' and this is a tour dedicated to the people and their thrilling, hilarious, and sometimes terrifying adventures. Want to know about Bible John? The Human Crocodile? The Gorbals Vampire? Arthur Thompson and his kin? Then look no further! These are not the stories you will find in museums, they cannot be summed up in a book. Glaswegians are known to spin a yarn and are the world’s greatest storytellers ─ your guide will add their own anecdotes passed down from family, including both the historical facts and the mythical imaginings clearly defined. Walk the affluent streets of the Merchant city, be faced with Glasgow's famous High Court of Justiciary, saunter through the cultural Glasgow Green Park, and head out to the Barras Market and Barrowland Ballroom before ending in the central historic heart of our city.

Glasgow: Private Dark Side Tour

3. Glasgow: Private Dark Side Tour

A city well-known for its turbulent past, Glasgow has a lot of secrets. Built by industry, shaped by its working class, and run by gangs operating out of ice-cream vans. This 1.5 hour tour with a local guide will take you on a walk in the darker side of Glasgow’s history - some centuries ago, some decades, and some still happening in the city today. From unsolved murders to tales of notorious inmates and Glasgow’s foundations as a city built on the back of slavery, this tour will bring our dark past into light as you discover a different side to this iconic city. We recommend taking this tour in the evening darkness for full effect! We cannot do late night tours on Saturday nights as the area we walk are too full of bars. Key sights include: Glasgow Cathedral & Necropolis (City of the Dead!) Blackfriar's Tolbooth Prison The Clyde & The Slave Trade Vampire of the Gorbals ...and many, many more!

Glasgow: Private City Highlights Tour with a Local

4. 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!

"The Alchemist" Glasgow : Outdoor Escape Game

5. "The Alchemist" Glasgow : Outdoor Escape Game

🧙‍♀️ THE ALCHEMIST 🧪 We are in the year of grace 1555 and strange phenomena are taking place in the city. Josyne, a villager accused of witchcraft, is arrested before your eyes by the city guards. Investigate to determine the truth and identify the reasons for this accusation. Go and meet various witnesses and examine the clues discovered along your way. As an alchemist, will you be able to use your skills in this investigation, based on real facts, in time? Will you choose to defend Josyne, or will you choose to support the accusation of witchcraft? YOUR AVENTURE STARTS NOW! 🎭 A fun city tour with an offbeat scenario 🧠 Solve riddles along the way to crack the case 👀 Find the clues that are hidden on the monuments around you 💎 Explore the must-see places & discover some hidden gems 🔐 Unlock fun facts about the places you visit ⌚ Play at your own rhythm: start and pause whenever you want 💬 The Coddy team is available for you 7/7 via live chat (9AM-8PM)

Discover Glasgow's Finest - Private Walking Tour

6. Discover Glasgow's Finest - Private Walking Tour

Experience the best of Glasgow on our captivating walking tour. Begin at George Square, where impressive architecture and statues set the stage for the city’s grandeur. Pass by the historic Provand’s Lordship, the oldest house in Glasgow, and learn about its enchanting gardens. Marvel at the awe-inspiring Glasgow Cathedral, a majestic masterpiece dating back to the 12th century. From the outside, discover the social history of Glasgow at the People’s Palace and become familiar with the history, culture and traditions of Glasgow. Finally, unwind in the tranquility of Glasgow Green, the city’s oldest park, and admire the iconic Doulton Fountain. Join us for an easy-paced journey through Glasgow’s rich heritage and vibrant culture. You will stop by the following attractions: - George Square - Provand's Lordship - Glasglow Cathedral - People's Palace - Glasglow Green

Glasgow: City, Green spaces and Clyde Bridges Bike Tour

7. Glasgow: City, Green spaces and Clyde Bridges Bike Tour

Explore the best of Glasgow on a guided bike tour. Cycle through the city's beautiful green spaces, over the iconic bridges of the River Clyde, and on to the chic and leafy West End. Start your tour at Drygate, one of Glasgow’s thriving micro-breweries. Pedal through beautiful green spaces, down to the People’s Palace on Glasgow Green. Cycle along the river Clyde Waterfront and over some of its iconic bridges, surrounded by post-industrial architecture and stunning Victorian sandstone buildings. Make your way to Glasgow’s chic green and leafy West End, through stunning Kelvingrove Park, through Glasgow University, following beautiful waterways and experiencing cultural highlights. Return via beautifully sleepy cycleways and canals to Glasgow’s historical center at Glasgow Cathedral and Necropolis which is just next door to the finish point and possibly a well-earned drink..

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What people are saying about Glasgow Green

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(958 reviews)

Rhona was so amazing. She's a fantastic tour guide. I learned so much more about the city than I thought I would. She kept the mood up, even when talking about some really dark stuff, speaking of which, I really appreciate how she doesn't shy away from the dark parts of a city that she clearly loves so much. She even shared some whiskey and snacks with us. If you really want to get to know Glasgow, warts and all, told by a true Glaswegian, book this tour.

The staff in the bus and at the stop were really friendly and answered all our questions very helpfully. The tour was interesting and the bus nice and comfy, the city however was a bit disappointing and we won’t be rushing back

This is a good way to see the city! We chose a live guide for one tour and then the audio guide for the second, both were terrific! I enjoy the flexibility of hop on hop off bus tours.

Fun. We got off at the Museum beside Kelvin Hall and the transportation themed museum on the banks of the Clyde. Great way to introduce yourself to the city.

Our guide was very knowledgeable and well spoken. Local history and information. Highly recommend!