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Glasgow City Tour
See, Visit & Explore: George Square, Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow Science Centre, Riverside Museum, Glasgow University, Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Botanical Gardens and Kelvingrove Park

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1 day tour from £14

Except 25 & 26 December & 01 January

Adult Price from £ 14
Child Price from £ 8


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Product code: CS 00177

Tour Summary

Our open-top bus tour of Glasgow is the ideal way to discover all that is best about Scotlandís largest and most colourful city.

There are up to 6 departures every hour and you can hop on and off at 28 convenient stops along the route to explore the places of interest that you are hearing about in the commentary. Catch the next bus to continue your discovery of Glasgow.

Tour features:

  • Visit Glasgow Cathedral, Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum and Riverside Museum (all free admission)
  • Tickets valid for 24 hours
  • Personal recorded commentary in English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, Russian and Mandarin Chinese plus ďGhoulish GlasgowĒ commentary for kids. Live English commentary on selected tours.
  • Tour duration: 105 mins/buses operate up to every 10 minutes
  • Hop-on, Hop-off Tour

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The history of Glasgow, Scotlandís largest city is rich and diverse. In its 1400 years Glasgow has been a religious community, a salmon fishing village, a medieval university town, a major centre of trade with North America and the second city of the British Empire, famed for its shipbuilding and engineering.
Today Glasgow is renowned as one of Europeís foremost visitor destinations. Its outstanding variety of museums, galleries and performance venues led to the city being one of the first to be designated European City of Culture.
The Riverside Museum uses its collections of vehicles and models to tell the story of transport by land and sea, with a unique Glasgow flavour. Here you will find the oldest surviving pedal cycle and the finest collection in the world of Scottish-built cars, including such world famous makes as Argyll, Arrol Johnson and Albion.
Victorian Glasgow has left a magnificent legacy of civic buildings that are just waiting to be discovered. Visit the recently refurbished Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum where the highlights include impressionist paintings and wonderful medieval armour. Close by take a walk in leafy Kelvingrove Park or visit the campus of Glasgow University to enjoy the panoramic views from the tower.
Back in the city centre the Gallery of Modern Art has four floors of exhibition space that attracts visitors and locals alike and to the east the Peopleís Palace, on Glasgow Green, tells the story of the city from the perspective of ordinary working folk. The bustling Merchant City was once home to warehouses and markets. Now itís a sophisticated area of bars, restaurants and housing. This historic area is home to towering Glasgow Cathedral, which dates from Norman times, the Necropolis where many of the cityís wealthy merchants are buried and the Provands Lordship, the oldest building in Glasgow.
Glasgow is a city with its own style. A style that is reflected in its modern retail centres (known as "The Style MileĒ) which attract shoppers from all over Europe.

Departure Information

From: Tour Departure Stand, George Square, Glasgow, G2 1EQ
First Tour: 09:30 hrs on Saturdays/10:00 hrs on Sundays to Fridays
Jan-Feb Last Tour: 16:00 hrs Frequency: every 30*/60 mins
Mar Last Tour: 16:00 hrs Frequency: every 30*/60 mins
Oct Last Tour: 16:00 hrs Frequency: every 30 mins
Nov Last Tour: 16:00 hrs Frequency: every 30*/60 min
Dec Last Tour: 16:00 hrs Frequency: every 30*/60 mins
First Tour: 09:30 hrs
Apr Last Tour: 16:00 hrs Frequency: every 30 mins
May-Jun Last Tour: 16:50 hrs Frequency: every 15*/20 mins
Jul-Aug Last Tour: 18:20 hrs Frequency: every 10 mins
Sep Last Tour: 16:50 hrs Frequency: every 15*/20 mins
* Saturdays only

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I board the bus?
The main departure point for the Glasgow City Tour is George Square, next to Queen Street Station. The tour has 28 stops and you can board the bus at any of these locations Ė just exchange your voucher for a ticket from the driver. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours from the time that it is issued. Keep your ticket in a safe place as it cannot be replaced if you lose it.
What happens if it rains?
This tour operates rain or shine all year round. The buses that are used on the tour have been specially designed with a covered area at the front of the upper deck offering protection from the elements.
Are the buses wheelchair friendly?
Yes, there is a wheel chair space on selected buses. Please contact the on-street staff at George Square for further assistance.
How will I know where to get off?
There are so many places to explore on the Glasgow City Tour. The key attractions at each stop are announced so that youíll know where to alight. Youíll also be given a handy tour map that lists the places youíll want to visit.
Can I show my ticket on my smartphone?
No, you will need to print the voucher that we send you and exchange it with either the bus driver or ticket seller, if you board at George Square.
Are admission fees included in the price of the ticket?
Admission fees are not included in the price of the tour. Most of the popular attractions on the tour route are free of charge.
Do you offer a hotel pick-up service?
We donít have a formal hotel pick-up service, but with 28 conveniently located stops throughout Glasgow weíre just a short walk from many of Glasgowís most popular hotels. Just ask at the front desk for directions to the nearest bus stop!  

What's Included

  • Transport by open-top bus
  • Personal recorded commentary in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
  • Russian, Portuguese and Mandarin Chinese.
  • Service charges and taxes

Not Included
  • Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
  • Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to your driver

Departure information

Check in: N/A
Departure: up to every 15-30 minutes
From George Square, Glasgow, G2 1DY
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Tour duration: 75 minutes
Tickets valid for 48 hours

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