Glasgow, The Cultural Capital - 2 day tour
Glasgow, The Cultural Capital
2 day / 1 night
Speed northwards from London by high-speed train, and on reaching Glasgow, check-in to your conveniently located hotel. The hop-on, hop-off tour included in this package is simply the best way to discover Glasgow. Explore medieval Glasgow Cathedral, wander the streets of the Merchant City, then head to the stylish West End to see the Botanical Gardens, Glasgow University and the amazing Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. There’s just so much to see and do in Glasgow!
Glasgow Cathedral - visit this great Gothic church dedicated to St Mungo, Glasgow’s patron saint
George Square - discover the square’s many statues and visit the ornate City Chambers
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum - lose yourself in the 22 galleries of Glasgow’s most visited attraction to discover everything from art to animals
Riverside Museum - explore Scotland’s museum of transport and travel
Glasgow Green - see the ornate Doulton Fountain and enjoy a stroll through Glasgow’s first park
Movie locations - Trainspotting, Outlander and The Illusionist
Hotel accommodation included
Full Tour Itinerary
Day 1 - London - Glasgow - City Tour
Departing from central London, we’ll soon be speeding our way to Glasgow in comfort and style aboard our high-speed train. Enjoy the picturesque views as we cross the border and make our way towards Glasgow’s impressive Central Station.
On arrival, check-in to your hotel and your exploration of this fascinating city can begin. The hop-on, hop-off tour included in this package is simply the best way to discover Glasgow.
Explore medieval Glasgow Cathedral, then head to sprawling Glasgow Green to visit the People’s Palace where the social history of Glasgow is told.
Follow the banks of the River Clyde to discover the new Clydeside Distillery, where you can watch the craftsmen at work and taste some exquisite malt whisky.
Victorian Glasgow has left a magnificent legacy of impressive civic buildings. One of the most famous is the Gallery of Modern Art, which spreads over four floors and offers ever-changing displays from Glasgow’s modern art collection.
Outside is a statue of the Duke of Wellington, which is usually adorned with a parking cone. It makes an excellent image for your social media feed!
A short walk away is George Square, the city’s main civic square and home to the ornate City Chambers.
When day turns to night, you will find a wide selection of excellent restaurants catering to all cuisine tastes and a cosmopolitan range of bars and clubs.
Day 2 - Exploring Glasgow - London
After a restful night's sleep, continue your discovery of Glasgow.
Head to the stylish West End to see the Botanical Gardens, Glasgow University and the amazing Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. The highlights of this recently refurbished collection include impressionist paintings and incredible medieval arms and armour.
Nearby sits the popular Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, which boasts an extensive collection of cars, trams and trains.
Inside you will also find a reconstruction of a Glasgow street complete with period shops and a cinema. Moored outside is the sailing ship Glenlee, known as The Tall Ship.
Back in the city centre, look out for the Glasgow Mural Trail, an expanding collection of public art created by talented local artists.
Later this afternoon, make your way back to Central Station, where a high-speed train awaits to return you to London. There is no better way to experience the spirit of Glasgow.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect on this Freestyle Train Tour?
This carefully planned semi-independent tour will stretch your holiday time to the max without making you feeling rushed.
A unique combination of travel by train, comfortable accommodation and sightseeing will give you extra time to explore this amazing city in greater detail.
All the documentation you need, including your rail tickets, will be emailed to you. They are in electronic format, so all you need to do is show them on your smart device. If you prefer, you can print your documents, so you have hard copies.
Any questions or if you need your documents early - just email or call us. We’re here to help.
On tour, you’ll travel independently by train to and from London. We’ll make sure you have a reserved seat, and we’ll send you a comprehensive itinerary so you know what’s planned day by day.
Accommodation is provided in comfortable 3-star hotels that are just a short walk from the railway station and convenient for sightseeing and the tour departure points.
A buffet breakfast is included in the cost of the tour.
What type of room should I choose?
There are different bedrooms types to choose from, here is what you can expect:
Single room - one person sleeping in a single bed
Twin room - two people sleeping in two separate beds
Double room - two people sharing one large bed
Family room - three people sharing a room sleeping in one large bed (2 people) and one single bed (1 person)
Please note that a family room can be a standard double room with either a sofa bed or a rollaway bed.
What are the train times?
Subject to availability we will make a reservation for you on a train departing London (Euston) Station at 07:30 hr (arrival time in Glasgow: 12:01 hrs).
The return journey will depart Glasgow (Central) at 16:40 hrs (arrival time in London (Euston): 21:25 hrs).
Will someone meet me in Scotland?
This is a semi-independent tour, so you will not be met on arrival in Glasgow.
The hotels that are used in this package have been carefully selected to be not only a short walk from the railway station but also convenient for sightseeing and onward travel connections.
A comprehensive tour itinerary is included as part of your documentation. Each guide is personalised and provides easy to follow directions. You will also receive an Official City Guide which can be downloaded onto your smart device.
One of our travel experts is also available to offer assistance by telephone 7-days a week.
How much luggage can I bring?
There are no restrictions on the amount of luggage that you can bring on this tour.
Please bear in mind that luggage storage on the train is limited and you will be required to lift your case onto a shelf unaided.
- 1 nights hotel accommodation - all rooms with private bathrooms
- Location: Glasgow (1)
- Scottish/Continental breakfast (1)
Visits, Admissions and Experiences
- Hop-on, Hop-off tour of Glasgow
- Return standard class train tickets from London to Glasgow with seat reservations
- Customised tour itinerary & Official Glasgow Guide
- Service charges and taxes
- Admission charges
- Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
From Euston Railway Station
London NW1 2RT
Check-in: 07:00 hrs
Tour Departs: 07:30 hrs
Tour Returns: 21:24 hrs
Child discount applies to children aged 3 to 15 years.
We can make special travel arrangements for children aged under 3 years of age please contact us for details.
Photo-ID may be requested to confirm discount entitlement.
IMPORTANT: Once booked this tour cannot be changed or cancelled
The price of this tour includes hotel accommodation with en-suite bathroom.
The times shown above are for guidance only. The train times for your journey will be shown on your tickets and itinerary.
In order to give you maximum flexibility admission fees are not included in the cost of this tour.
Please see the FAQ section for more information on this tour.