Tours

Whether it's a walking tour or going by bus, Glasgow has a whole range of tours to help you discover the city. Hop on the City Sightseeing Bus Tour to catch all the sights, or explore further afield with Rabbie's Trail Burner - there's so much to choose from!

Fairfield Heritage 

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Learn about the Clyde’s great shipbuilding history in the Grade A Listed former office headquarters of the prestigious Fairfield shipyard. Be guided through the displays in the former managers’ rooms and see parts of this stunning building. Join the free tour, weekdays at 2pm or wander yourself, open weekdays 1-4pm.

Walking Tours in Glasgow

Walking Tours in Glasgow

Walking Tours in Glasgow are a Glasgow based walking tour company and the only walking tour in Glasgow which allows you to get your bearings of the city with locals who have lived here for several years at such an affordable price. Keep fit and learn about the incredible history, culture, and modern life of Glasgow. There really is so much to see around the city, you wouldn't want to miss any part of the quirky history and culture, which the team are here to show you.

Glasgow Bike Tours

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Ride along and take in some sightseeing with Glasgow Bike Tours for a close up view of the city. Visit locations where you can see spectacular views of the city, not possible by bus or car. The Tour route is generally flat and on good cycling surfaces and has been designed using cycle paths, river and canal pathways and minor roads with very little traffic. Your local guide will share their enthusiasm for Glasgow’s fantastic culture, architecture and history with you.

City Sightseeing Bus Tours

City Sightseeing bus tour

Hop on the City Sightseeing Bus Tour to visit some of Glasgow's most popular attractions. The complete tour takes 1 hour 20 minutes and you can hop on and off as often as you like at any of the stops on the route. 

Discover Scotland Tours

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Discover Scotland Tours provide a superb selection of one day coach tours to some of the most dramatic and scenic places in Scotland. Tours include visits to Loch Lomond, Loch Ness and the Highlands.

Glascotours (Glas-Scot-Tours)

Glascotours

Glascotours offer private and customised bespoke Scottish tours from Glasgow, Greenock and West Central Scotland.

Design your own unique tour of Scotland with your preferences and interests – whisky, golf, castles, food and drink, heritage, film locations and battlefields - explore it all from the comfort of a spacious people carrier. Glascotours can offer total flexibility in your itinerary stopping as much as you want to at any points of interest.

Drygate Brewery Tours

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Drygate's brewery tour takes you on a journey of the history of brewing in Glasgow, including a look around the inside of the brewery and a tutored tasting of the Drygate core range with one of their brewers or bottle masters. 

Tours are £7.00 and take place on Sundays at 12noon and 5pm - book by calling 0141 212 8815 or emailing [email protected]

Food Walking Tour of Glasgow 

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Eat Walk Glasgow takes visitors on a walking tour of Glasgow's food scene. Enjoy five food tastings, three drinks tastings and find out about Glasgow's history and architecture along the way. The tour lasts between 3-3.5 hours and by the end you will have a better feel for the city and ideas of places to visit during the rest of your stay.

Glasgow Central Station Tour

Central Station

On the Glasgow Central Tour you will be given an exclusive, behind the scenes look at Glasgow Central station. You'll walk in underground passageways beneath the streets of Glasgow, visit railway vaults and hear tales of the famous and infamous who have travelled the tracks and stood on the platforms of Glasgow Central station.

Free Tours of Glasgow City Chambers

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Glasgow City Chambers is one of the city's most distinguished buildings and the focal point of George Square. Completed in 1888 as an impressive symbol of Glasgow's political strength and historical wealth, the City Chambers has been the headquarters of successive councils serving the City of Glasgow for over a hundred years.

Free public tours of Glasgow City Chambers takes place twice a day, Monday to Friday and accommodates for walk-ins.

Glasgow Music City Tours

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Glasgow City Music Tours offer music fans lively and informative guided walks around the places, people and performances that have helped shape Glasgow's music scene. There are two tours to choose from, the Merchant City Music Tour which will take you through some of the oldest streets in Glasgow as you discover the music past and present. Or discover Glasgow's Music Mile which is a tour from the Royal Concert Hall to King Tut's.

Glasgow School of Art's City Walking Tours

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The Glasgow School of Art's award-winning guides will take you through two City Walking Tours within the city. Visitors and locals alike are invited to investigate art, architecture and design from Mackintosh and the legacy of his contemporaries on the 'Mackintosh's Glasgow' Walking Tour. Or discover Mackintosh's famous furniture and the history of his work inside the School of Art, with the exclusive opportunity to take a look at the school's furniture gallery.

Rabbie's Small Group Tours

Rabbies Small Group Tours
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Experience Scotland's stunning scenery with the multi-award winning Rabbie's Small Group Tours and visit waterfalls, castles & whisky distilleries, from Glasgow all the way to the Highlands and Islands including Skye, Inverness and the Outer Hebrides.

Loch Lomond Seaplane Tours

Loch Lomond Seaplane

Loch Lomond Seaplanes operate a seaplane service from a pontoon located outside of Cameron House Hotel on the banks of Loch Lomond. Flights take passangers on an unforgettable tour of Scotland's magnificent landscape.

The service operates from February to November, weather permitting, you can also fly to other Scottish destinations such as Mull and Skye.

Tennents Wellpark Brewery Tour

Tennents Tour
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Tennent’s Wellpark Brewery is located in the East End of Glasgow which is within walking distance of the city centre. Their daily tours will lead you through 450 years of brewing tradition and award winning beers. Their tour takes you behind the scenes to discover how they make Tennent's, Scotland's favourite pint of beer, and their interactive visitor centre also includes the Tennent’s gift shop and it's where your tour ends with a tasty tipple of Tennent's and some of their export products.

Timberbush Tours

Timberbush Tours coach and castle

See Scotland at it's best with Timberbush Tours, one of the nation's best-loved five star tour providers of mini-coach travel experiences for individuals and small groups. Choose from a range of one, two and three-day luxury coach tours departing daily from Glasgow's city centre all year round.

Walking Heads Glasgow Music Tour

This award-winning audio walking tour explores the sights, sounds and stories of Glasgow's music scene.  Discover the haunts of Franz Ferdinand, Mogwai, Belle and Sebastian, Snow Patrol and new up and coming bands. The tour takes you off the beaten track on four music-driven routes guided by the voice of DJ Jim Gellatly in conversation with musicians on the way to legendary venues, past and present: Apollo, Barrowland, King Tut's, Stereo, Mono, 13th Note, Nice N Sleazy, O2 Academy, and many more. 

Women's Heritage Walks

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Glasgow Women’s Library have been running their popular Women’s Heritage Walks for 10 years and have 6 different walks around the city and a Heritage Bike Ride for those who prefer to travel on two wheels. Walks are open to all and give a unique and inspiring insight into the hitherto unsung women who made Glasgow; pipe-smoking forewomen, revolting schoolmistresses, suffragettes, the brazen women of Glasgow Green, Battling Betty, and many, many more! Walks run throughout the spring and summer months.

Paddle Steamer Waverley

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Waverley, the only remaining sea-going paddle steamer in the world, was built in Glasgow by A & J Inglis in 1947 and has enchanted the millions of passengers who have been welcomed aboard for a day, afternoon or evening cruise from the heart of Glasgow ever since. Take a trip 'doon the watter' to Rothesay and explore the islands of Arran, Bute and Cumbrae or relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery.  

Glasgow Private Tours

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Discover Scotland's favourite city with your own private Glasgow tour guide! Check out the unique and memorable walking tours of Glasgow that Glasgow Private Tours can offer.

Just outside of Glasgow is Loch Lomond

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Just outside of Glasgow, and only 50 minutes on the train, Loch Lomond offers a great variety of tours including the Segway Safari, where you can take to the routes and tracks around Loch Lomond.  Or explore the beautiful scenery in Scotland's first National Park with a Scotland's Wild Tour - but if you'd rather take to the water then why not discover Loch Lomond and Loch Katrine by boat and by bike with a Two Lochs Tour.  

Check out some more ideas of things to do in Glasgow during your visit to the city.

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