FREE (2-3 hours; tip if enjoyed) history & architecture walking tours of Glasgow centre, centre & west end, or centre & cathedral. Also 'Heritage of Glamour' tour featuring C.R. Mackintosh, Willow tea rooms, & the golden years of style. Details below
The 2-3 hour tour is a focus on architecture and history, takes you inside important buildings, and uses old photographs & drawings, and a wealth of information and facts, to bring the city alive for the visitor. The 'Heritage of Glamour' tour extends to approximately 4 hours with an emphasis on the city at the height of its success and style, & on the buildings and art of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. We visit the Willow tea rooms, Mackintosh's exquisite 1903 creation for Miss Cranston, the Queen of the Glasgow tea rooms, where tea/coffee, scone, cream & jam are included. The tour ends with an included glass of wine at Rogano, the city's most famous restaurant, opened in 1935 & designed as a homage to the art deco splendour of the transatlantic liner Queen Mary (£29.95pp).
Please choose your tour when booking on firstname.lastname@example.org or call direct to 0(+44)777 995 7922 or 0(+44)141 321 8485. The tours usually start downtown from Central Station, or, by arrangement, your hotel.
Tours, in general, feature: City centre's stunning Victorian architecture & history of the city's industry & commerce, Merchant City (18th century) quarter &, on request, Glasgow cathedral, the famous 'Necropolis' cemetery, and oldest house. Time-travel 'then & now' photographs illustrate the walk. The West End tour features Georgian Glasgow, the magnificence of the Park district, Glasgow University and Kelvingrove park & museum.
The history & architecture of Glasgow from the 18th century to the height of its success in the latter 19th century. The tour is offered as 'please tip if enjoyed'.
All tours Monday to Saturday; Sunday Heritage only. Available to large groups.