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11 Great Glasgow City Tours to Experience

Glasgow offers a range of exciting and immersive city tours that cover a variety of themes and topics, from art and music to food & drink and history.

1. Glasgow Street Art Walking Tour

If you’ve ever been to Glasgow, you may have stumbled across some street art, or even a massive art mural scaling the side of a building. Glasgow is home to many of these works of art and with Glasgow Street Art Walking Tour you can explore many more of these creative feats. Head out with your knowledgeable guide on a Glasgow city tour to see eight murals up close, including Fellow Glasgow Residents by Smug, The World’s Most Economical Taxi by Rogue-One, and the Glasgow Panda by Klingatron/James Klinge.

Meeting Point: outside The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane
When: every day at 2pm, all year round
Price: £12pp
Length: 1.5 hours

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2. Film Fanatics Walking Tour

In collaboration with Glasgow Film Festival, Glasgow Walking Tours covers all the blockbuster hotspots across the city where some of your favourite shows and movies were filmed, so you can relive the exciting scenes in these recognisable locations.

From Outlander to Trainspotting, explore the streets and buildings that brought your favourite cinematic moments to life. Along the way, your experienced guide will let you in on the vibrant history of theatre and film culture, as well as showcasing the many talented actors that were born and raised in Glasgow and the rest of Scotland.

Meeting Point: George Square
Price: £65pp (up to 6 people)
Length: 1.5 hours

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3. Charles Rennie Mackintosh Guided Tours

If you’re familiar with Glasgow’s art and culture scene, then you may have heard of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. A famed architect, artist and designer, Mackintosh influenced and shaped the growth of Glasgow. You can visit many locations and attractions that showcase his incredible works of art and design that he is renowned for.

Explore the city and soak in Mackintosh’s subtle, yet unmistakable designs, from beautiful wood and stone carvings, to stained glass and his clever play on light and dark. You can also delve into an era of Mackintosh design, exploring his contemporaries and discovering the architecture that shaped post-Victorian Glasgow on a walking tour of the city.

This special tour is in collaboration with Mackintosh at the Willow and Experience Glasgow.

Start Point: varies on tour
Price:
varies on tour
Length:
varies on tour

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4. Eat Walk Glasgow

If you’re a foodie fanatic, you’ve come to the right place! Glasgow is a bustling city full of amazing food and drink cafés, bars and restaurants, and a food-themed walking tour is a great way to uncover these spots whilst taking in the sights of the city. You’ll stop off at five great locations to tuck into tasty, locally-sourced food, with three of the stops also offering drink tastings too.

You’ll have your own audio headset so you can explore at your own pace while listening to the guide tell you all about Glasgow’s rich history, and venue recommendations for other places to eat too.

Start Point: available at time of booking
When: available 1pm Mon – Sun and 5pm Mon – Thurs
Price: £69pp (up to 8 people)
Length: 3-3.5 hours

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5. Glasgow Music City Tours

Glasgow is a UNESCO City of Music and with hundreds of venues, locations and hidden gem music spaces, you can guarantee a toe-tapping time on a music-themed walking tour. Enjoy an entertaining, lively and memorable time as you uncover the history and secrets of Glasgow’s music scene. With a friendly and knowledgeable guide in tow, you can hear all about the tales from the heyday of the late and check out the home of Celtic Connections.

Finishing the tour at the famous venue of King Tut’s, you’ll have the opportunity to follow in the early footsteps of Oasis, Blur, and the Manic Street Preachers. You may even get the chance to stand under the glowing lights and grab a selfie on the stage that helped launch so many great acts, musicians and performers.

Start Point: entrance of Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Sauchiehall Street
When: 2pm on Sundays
Price: from £13
Length: 2 hours

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6. ScotBeer Tours

Uncover the history of Glasgow through a beer tasting tour with ScotBeer Tours. Stopping off at three unique beer venues, enjoy a tipple of a delicious new beer as you hear the fascinating tales and stories of the people who built Scotland’s largest city, and how it later became the largest exporter of bottled beer in the world. Wander through Glasgow’s New Town and head to famed breweries to sample award-winning Scottish beer with local experts.

Start Point: outside The Principal Blythswood Square Hotel (look for the yellow umbrella)
Price: £35 per person, £32 per person for groups
Length: 2 hours

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7. The Clydeside Distillery Tour

Book a tour at Clydeside Distillery to dive into the history of the distillery, the whisky-making process, hear fascinating stories told by your expert guides, and sample exquisite drams in the stylish Tasting Room or exclusive Blender’s Room.

Choose from three exceptional tours (the Clydeside Distillery, Chocolate & Whisky, and the Distillery Manager’s Tour) or arrange a private bespoke tour. Each tour offers a unique insight into the distillery, with food and whisky tasting experiences, a look behind the scenes, and much more.

Start Point: The Clydeside Distillery
Price: from £15pp
Length: 1-2 hours

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8. Glasgow Bike Tours

Cruise the city centre in style with a unique bike tour. Spend a morning or afternoon pedalling around some of Glasgow’s top sights, buildings, attractions and iconic gems including The People’s Palace, the Clyde Waterfront, the chic West End, incredible Victorian sandstone buildings and Glasgow University.

The route is easy and laidback so you can soak in the culture and atmosphere of this vibrant city with your knowledgeable guide leading the way. Bikes and helmets can be provided on the day, or bring your own bike along for a £5 discount.

Start Point: Drygate Brewing Co.
When: 10:30am and 2:30pm
Price: from £30
Length: 3 hours

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9. Glascotours

Although Glasgow is bursting at the seams with incredible things to see & do, there is also a whole other world surrounding the city that is definitely worth exploring. Glascotours offers flexible and customised day tours from the city to see many iconic locations, all within close proximity and easy access.

If you fancy a tipple or two, Glengoyne and Auchentoshan distilleries are nearby and offer a great day out exploring the history of the whisky-making process.

The bonnie banks of Loch Lomond are only a 30-minute drive from Glasgow, while Stirling’s gems are less than an hour’s drive away. Further afield, St Andrews can be reached in 2 hours and is renowned for its golf courses and links, as well as many historic attractions you can uncover too.

Glascotours also offers multi-day tours if you fancy exploring that little bit longer.

Start Point: varied
Price:
from £300
Length:
varies on tour

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10. Invisible Cities

Invisible Cities is an incredible initiative – they use 100% of their profits to support the development of their trainees and guides, who have all faced homelessness at some point in their lives.

The tours are friendly, fun and encompass fascinating highlights across Glasgow, whilst exploring some of the social projects that make the city what it is. Starting at Glasgow Green, delve into the gripping stories of Glasgow’s dark past and listen in to the contemporary details of Scotland’s largest city, before finishing off at the Duke of Wellington statue.

Start Point: Glasgow Green
Price: £15 pp
Length: 1.5 hours

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11. Once Upon A Whisky

Unearth Glasgow’s whisky riches on a guided tour with Once Upon a Whisky. Join Camilo and Samuel on a tour of the city’s historic west end and get swept up in the their unbridled enthusiasm for Scotland’s greatest export.

During the tour you’ll visit get to taste premium whiskies in bars found off the well-worn tourist trail while the guides regale you with the fascinating history, legends and science behind Scotland’s whisky-making tradition. They also offer visits to the Glasgow Distillery Co. and can organise tailored private tours around the city.

Starting Point: Detail upon request                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Price: £60pp                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Length: 2.5 hours

 

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Scotland is filled with incredible attractions, hidden nooks and crannies, iconic streets with interesting pasts, as well as music, culture and more. A tour is a great way to experience all of these.

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