Last updated on September 27th, 2020
As the largest city in Scotland, Glasgow is absolutely packed full of things to do and places to visit. From historic attractions like Glasgow Cathedral to modern tourist wonders like the Glasgow Science Centre, you’re guaranteed to have a great time.
Discover the best sights of this historic and culturally significant Scottish metropolis with the selection of specially hand-picked guided tours in the list below.
Enjoy behind the scenes access to Celtic Park on a guided stadium tour, taking in the Celtic FC boardroom, home dressing room, tunnel and dug outs. Following your tour you will be taken to the restaurant where adults will dine from the 3-course carvery menu, which includes a choice of plated starter brought to your table, followed by visit to the carvery station the dessert station.
Explore one of the most vibrant and exciting Scottish cities with a 1 or 2-day ticket to Glasgow’s hop-on and hop-off sightseeing bus. Explore excellent museums, art galleries, beautiful parks and buildings, as well as shopping opportunities that are second only to London.
See the grand country estate of Pollok House where the initial discussions for the founding of the National Trust for Scotland took place in 1931. Set in the scenic Pollok Country Park on the outskirts of Glasgow, explore the house and the grounds where the Maxwell family lived for six centuries.
Embark on a guided walking tour around all the main sites of the city, giving you an excellent opportunity to get your bearings of the city and find out about its history and culture. See the growth of Glasgow from where it began to where it is now and how the vibrant culture that exists today was born through its rich history.
Discover the Dockside Story and soak in the history of the Old Pumphouse and the historic area of the Queen’s Dock in the self-guided area at the start of the tour. Learn about the birth of the whisky industry and Glasgow’s history, featuring live footage and animation bringing the story to life.
Find out how the amazing city of Glasgow is filled with stunning and unique murals. This urban art and culture tour will show the beautiful street art pieces scattered around the city of Glasgow and you’ll learn about their development and the artists behind the pieces.
Share musical memories on this guided walking tour of the musical hot spots – past and present – in Glasgow’s East End and Merchant City. Walk the oldest streets of Glasgow and avoid the usual tourist trails. The tour features tall tales, funny stories and fond recollections of great gigs.
Avoid the usual sightseeing tours and discover the beautiful city of Glasgow through the eyes of a local. Transform the way you travel and make it as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Tour with a local host who is passionate about the city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective.
Discover how Glasgow played such an important role in helping the whisky industry kick off centuries ago. Learn how whisky has influenced famous musicians and filmmakers over history. Discover other interesting facts about prohibition, smugglers and moonshiners.
Enjoy a unique walking tour of Glasgow’s New Town through the story of William Harley and brewing in Glasgow. Setting off from the stunning Blythswood Square, you’ll discover how Harley arrived as a young labourer before using his entrepreneurial talents to make (and lose) a fortune. It’s a story of playing host to worldwide royalty, corporate espionage and civic duty .
Visit the beautiful village of Culross which was the filming location for the black kirk, Crainemuir and the gardens of Castle Leoch. Afterwards, make your way to the historic town of Falkland which was Inverness in the show. Here, you have an excellent choice of cafes, takeaways and restaurants. Then, make your way to the impressive Doune Castle, otherwise known as the MacKenzie Castle.
On this tour you will experience the shimmering lochs, scenic mountain views, and romantic and historic castles of the western highlands. From Glasgow cross the Firth of Clyde, passing Dumbarton’s famous and imposing rock fortress. The first stop is the pretty conservation village of Luss, on the ‘Bonny, Bonny Banks’ of Loch Lomond.
Visit the village of Luss on the banks of Loch Lomond, within a national park. Admire Rannoch Moor before walking through Glen Coe valley. Pause for photos after lunch by Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. End your first day by relaxing in the charming village of Portree, on the Isle of Skye.
Depart Glasgow and travel north towards the Highlands along the “bonnie, bonnie” banks of Loch Lomond. Crossing the ancient natural fault line that runs across Scotland you’ll travel into the majestic Highlands where the scenery changes quickly and dramatically – the flat fertile plains of the Lowlands give way to shimmering lochs, rugged mountain tops and forest-filled glens.
This 5 day Orkney tour departs from Glasgow, and takes in the best Scotland has to offer. On the first day, visit Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor, and Glencoe, the site of the massacre of the MacDonald clan. Then, enjoy Fort Augustus, where you will have the option to take a Loch Ness by Jacobite cruise on the loch.