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!

Bus Tours

city sightseeing riverside

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.  

Get up close and personal with some of Glasgow's best attractions on these tours - explore the grand interiors of the City Chambers and delve deep into the underground vaults and passageways below Glasgow Central Station to hear tales of the station's history. Or learn more about the Clyde's shipbuilding history at Fairfield Heritage Centre before taking on an award winning tour from one of the Glasgow School of Art's expert guides** to find out about the architectural influence of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his contemporaries. Finally, step back in time with a guided tour of the Glasgow Cathedral, a stunning piece of medieval architecture that you might recognise as a filming location for the popular TV series, Outlander. **Following a major fire in the Mackintosh Building on the 15 June 2018, The Glasgow School of Art visitor centre, shop and exhibition spaces in the neighbouring Reid building are currently closed to visitors. Mackintosh at the GSA Tours and Mackintosh’s Glasgow Walking Tours will cease to operate during this closure period. For upcoming events, lectures and degree shows at The Glasgow School of Art, view their events calendar.**

Hop aboard the Red Bus Bistro’s vintage Routemaster bus for a truly unique dining experience. They offer afternoon tea, gin experiences, gourmet burgers and more, all whilst touring around the best sights Glasgow has to offer. The tours last aproximately 90 minutes and run between Wednesday and Sunday all year round. 

Walking Tours

A walking tour is a great way to find your bearings and learn more about the city at the same time - luckily Glasgow has a great choice of walking tours to choose from!

Find out more about Glasgow's quirks from the locals that live here at Walking Tours in Glasgow, or explore more of the city's musical history with the brilliant Glasgow Music City Tours or do it yourself with an audio tour from Walking Heads!

For the foodies, get yourself on the Eat Walk Glasgow tour for tastings from some of the city's top restaurants while learning about the architecture and history around you.

You also won't want to miss a Heritage Walk from the Glasgow Women's Library, which will fill you with the often unsung achievements of women who made Glasgow. There's even a Heritage Bike Ride if you prefer to travel on two wheels instead!

Close by to the Women's Library is the Necropolis, a beautiful Victorian garden cemetery in the East full of fascinating history, amazing architecture and great views of Glasgow. Take a tour with the expert guides from the Friends of Glasgow Necropolis to discover this must-see attraction.

And if you're looking for something a little bit more bespoke, check out Glasgow Private Tours to discover the city with your very own private tour guide who will even pick you up and drop you back off at your hotel.

Coach Tours

Explore Glasgow and Scotland from the comfort of a coach - there's plenty of options to get you around the country's most picturesque spots!

Rabbie's

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.

Timberbush

See Scotland at it's best with Timberbush Tours, a five star provider of mini-coach travel experiences for individuals and small groups. Choose from a range of luxury coach tours departing daily from Glasgow's city centre all year round.

 

Discover Scotland

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 

Glascotours offer private and customised Scottish tours - design your own unique tour of Scotland with your interests, whether it's whisky, golf, castles, food and drink, heritage, film locations or battlefields. Glascotours offers total flexibility for a bespoke experience.

 

Brewery and Distillery Tours

Tennents Tour

Get up close and personal with Glasgow's history of brewing with a guided tour! Take a tour of the world famous Tennent's Wellpark Brewery, home to Scotland's favourite drink and one of the country's most loved brands. Right next door you'll find Drygate, the world's first experiential brewery where you can see the brewers work their magic as you enjoy a pint. The informal tour will take you behind the scenes and also include a guided tasting of four of the brewery's fantastic beers.

Lovers of whisky will also find plenty to love with the Clydeside Distillery located on a great spot right next to the River Clyde, with the stunning Glengoyne and Auchentoshan Distilleries offering a varied range of fantastic tours, both within a reasonable distance of the city. But if you're spending more time in the city centre, why not discover how the locals drink their whisky with a brilliant tour from Once Upon a Whisky and learn about the national drink from those who know it best.

Unique experiences

Elsewhere, take a trip aboard the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world with the PS Waverley, taking you on board to a variety of Scottish destinations in a way that you won't forget. A similarly unforgettable experience is also available with Loch Lomond Seaplanes, who will take you on board their seaplane service from their pontoon on Loch Lomond for a tour of Scotland's magnificent landscape.

Cycling and Running

Keep fit and see the sights of Glasgow at the same time with Glasgow Bike Tours, where you'll be able to see some spectacular views of the city on two wheels. Routes are designed to take in good cycling surfaces and takes in cycle paths, river and canal pathways too. Alternatively, get your running shoes on with Run the Sights, who offer guided running tours in and around Glasgow. The interesting routes and passionate guides will keep you entertained along the way, with plenty of opportunities for photos too.

Gateway to Scotland

Just outside of Glasgow, and only 50 minutes on the train, Loch Lomond offers a great variety of tours including the Segway adventure, 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 by boat on a Sweeney's Cruise Co. or Loch Lomond and Loch Katrine by boat and bike with a Two Lochs Tour.

Stadium Tours

Glasgow has a wealth of footballing history that'll appeal to any fan of the beautiful game, so why not take on a stadium tour while you're here in the city? Experience the heritage and atmosphere of Celtic Park and Ibrox, home to Glasgow's most famous clubs, Celtic FC and Rangers FC, then top it off with a visit to the national stadium, Hampden, for an informative tour about this great stadium alongside some fascinating exhibits too.

Booked your tour yet? Discover even more things to see and do in Glasgow while you're here!

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