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Glasgow: Glengoyne Distillery Guided Tour & Whiskey Tasting

1. Glasgow: Glengoyne Distillery Guided Tour & Whiskey Tasting

Follow the journey of whiskey-making through mashtun and washbacks to the swan-necks of copper stills. Discover how every ounce of flavor is captured before sending the spirit to the cask. In the cool confines of the stone warehouse, see where the magic of maturation takes place. Learn how the whiskey ages, from the difference the wood makes, to how the spirit deepens in color over the years. After the tour, enjoy a tutored tasting of 3 Glengoyne Whiskies. Each whisky is paired with a chocolate from award-winning, Iain Burnett the Highland Chocolatier.

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Glasgow: Street Art Guided Walking Tour

2. Glasgow: Street Art Guided Walking Tour

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. During the 2-hour tour, see works you may recognize from locally-known artists as well as some lesser-known, unique pieces. Get to understand the stories and inspiration behind each work and learn about how this art culture developed in Glasgow. Not only will you see famous street art pieces, but you will also learn about modern Glasgow, and the nightlife and lively culture that exists today in the city. The young vibrancy of Glasgow is one of its most attractive qualities and something you shouldn't miss on your trip to the city.

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Glasgow: City Centre Guided Walking Tour

3. Glasgow: City Centre Guided Walking Tour

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. The tour lasts around 1.5 hours and will incorporate a break to give you a chance to visit the Necropolis and spend a penny. The tour is about 3 miles long so please bear this in mind. The tour will take a look at famous figures to Glasgow, such as St. Mungo, and their stories as we go through the city. Key sights visited include George Square, Glasgow Cathedral and Necropolis, Glasgow Green, The Clyde, and The Duke of Wellington. Plus explore some hidden treasures of the city that you wouldn't see by yourself.

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Glasgow: Private Historical Walking Tour

4. Glasgow: Private Historical Walking Tour

Step into the past with on a walking tour of Glasgow. Find out about the history of the city as you stroll through George Square, Glasgow Cathedral, the collections in the Gallery of Modern Art, and the Police Museum. Meet your guide at George Square and admire the the Victorian architecture of the City Chambers, the Merchants' House, and the headquarters of the Glasgow City Council. Discuss how this square is named after an English King with your local guide.  Discover Glasgow's early Christian and Roman heritage and learn how the ancient tribes influenced the city. Walk to the modern commercial district and see where commercial Capitalism took root and where socialism and the British Labor party began. Continue to the shopping street and find the homes and palaces of the original trading Barons. Hear about who once made and lost fortunes and how the American War of Independence may have been set alight by Glaswegians. See more of this vibrant city as you visit the imposing Glasgow Cathedral, the collections in the Gallery of Modern Art, and the Police Museum. Explore the influence of Irish Immigrants on the city's growth. Finish your tour at the Glasgow Cross where public executions used to take place. 

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Glasgow: Haunted City Exploration Game and Tour

5. Glasgow: Haunted City Exploration Game and Tour

Discover the haunted underworld of Glasgow with an interactive city exploration app. You will be guided step by step to the cursed buildings where eternal punishments are carried out while learning all of their ghastly stories. Brace yourself and explore haunted Glasgow with the help of your smartphone. Starting from Glasgow Central Station, follow the clues as they lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions so you won’t need a map, GPS, or a guide. Hear the gruesome history of Glasgow City Chambers, the Merchant City Clock Tower, and the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall among many others. When you solve the clue and guess the answer, the secret story of that place will be unlocked. Along the way, you’ll find horror stories that will give you the chills. If you are a large group, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own ticket. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group and meet the group at the end.

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Isle of Skye & The Highlands: 3-Day Guided Tour from Glasgow

6. Isle of Skye & The Highlands: 3-Day Guided Tour from Glasgow

Escape the bustle of daily life and get back to nature on a 3-day tour of the Scottish Highlands and Isle of Skye, with bed and breakfast accommodations on Skye. Hear of clan massacres, visit monuments associated with Scotland’s struggle against the English, and see location sites of the blockbuster movie “Highlander.” Day 1: Departing Glasgow take a spectacular route north towards Stirling Castle, crossing the brooding expanse of Rannoch Moor, and on through Glen Coe. Stop at Eilean Donan Castle, where “Highlander” was filmed. Overnight stay in Inverness. Day 2: Enjoy a day excursion to the Isle of Skye. Explore the craggy Cuillin Mountains, dramatic hills of Quiraing, and beautiful Trotternish Peninsula. Look for seals, peeking out of the waves as you walk along the coast, or spot stags silhouetted on hillsides.  Day 3: Follow the banks of Loch Ness where you can take a boat tour to Urquhart Castle or do a bit of monster hunting from the shore. The route back to Glasgow takes you past the battlefield of Culloden, site of the defeat of the Jacobite forces. You will also drive through the Cairngorm Mountains, home of Britain’s highest mountain, and see the picturesque Victorian town of Pitlochry. Glasgow passengers will return to Edinburgh where they are issued with train tickets to Glasgow

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Glasgow: Customized Private Walking Tour with a Local

7. Glasgow: Customized Private Walking Tour with a Local

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. Get assigned a local host who is passionate about the city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Meet where you are staying to get familiar with the neighborhood and find out about the best places to eat and drink. Discover hidden gems you might otherwise miss and get tips on the easiest ways to get around. Chat about cultural differences, hear about local events and learn what it is really like to live in the city. Feel more comfortable navigating your way around on your own and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of the rest of your stay.

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Glasgow: Silent Disco Adventure Tour

8. Glasgow: Silent Disco Adventure Tour

Join your silent disco team as they take you on a journey of song and dance through the famous streets of Glasgow. This musically instructed adventure aims to have your funky moves on display and your pop star voices serenading the people of the city. Your hi-tech headsets will fill your ears with beats, playing classic tunes and iconic hits from across the decades. As your inhibitions evaporate and laughter takes over, you will be part of the best all-dancing, all-singing walking tour in town. Meeting up with your super-stylish leader at the starting point, you’ll groove down the historic streets, passing famous landmarks, performers and the public (who will be looking on in awe and jealousy). Your moves are awesome, you just might not know it yet.

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Glasgow's Music Mile Tour

9. Glasgow's Music Mile Tour

From the Royal Concert Hall to King Tut’s, the tour is a whistle-stop guide around Glasgow city center, an area teeming with music venues from the past and present. First, listen to the Apollo stories and check out the home of Celtic Connections. Hear tales from the heyday of the long gone Empire and listen to the legends from the late, lamented Apollo. The Conservatoire and Glasgow School of Art have both played a big role in the city's music scene and on this tour, you will listen to all the stories. Moving on to the Centre for Contemporary Arts and Nice 'n' Sleazy, the tour covers diverse genres and eras from dancehall and traditional jazz to punk, pop, and today's young guitar heroes. The music mile finishes at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut where you have the opportunity to follow in the early footsteps of Oasis, Blur and the Manic Street Preachers. Depending on access, you may have the chance to stand under the lights at King Tut’s and grab a selfie on the stage that helped launch so many great acts. Join the tour and explore a neighborhood rich in both musical myths and scuzzy backroom stages where the next generation of guitar heroes are paying their dues.

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Isle of Skye, Oban, St Andrews and Highlands 5-Day Tour

10. Isle of Skye, Oban, St Andrews and Highlands 5-Day Tour

Departing from Edinburgh, travel through Scotland’s Central Belt to Glasgow, here there's time to visit the magnificent Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, opened in 1901. Then cross the Kingston Bridge over the River Clyde and head north to the village of Luss on the shores of Loch Lomond. Next, it’s onwards and upwards over the steep pass of 'Rest and be Thankful' in the village of Inveraray, a town lapped by the sea water of Loch Fyne and famed for its oysters and seafood. Next head to Dunadd Iron Age Fort, the coronation site of kings and queens of Dalriada, the ancient Gaelic speaking kingdom. Follow in the footsteps of kings and queens and take the steep but thankfully short path to the summit of the hill. After a stop at Kilmartin Museum, drive through the stunning Argyll scenery to the bustling port and fishing town of Oban, the location of your first night’s stay. In the morning discover the beautiful Glencoe, considered to be the most impressive glen in Scotland. After a short hike and photograph stop, head to the Glenfinnan Monument and Viaduct. Fom Glenfinnan travel to Fort William where you have two options – a tour of Ben Nevis Whisky distillery or a visit to Inverlochy Castle and Neptune’s Staircase. Time to head north and arrive at the southern banks of Loch Ness to get photos of the infamous monster Nessie! Your route then takes you into some of the most spectacular scenery in all of the Highlands as you pass through Glenshiel and the iconic Five Sisters of Kintail to the meeting point of 3 sea lochs – Loch Duich, Loch Long and Loch Alsh – the wonderful setting for Eilean Donan Castle. On Day 3, explore the sights of the Trotternish Peninsula to the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock and the Quiraing, hear about the local folklore of how the Fairies, Fishermen and Giants created the landscape. Next, visit the Museum of Island Life, and then loop around north Skye to take in magnificent views across the sea, east to the Torridon Mountains and west to the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. Journey onto the Cuillin Mountains and travel through Kyle of Lochalsh to the unbelievably pretty village of Plockton. At Plockton there is the option of taking a one-hour cruise or a short hike through nearby woodland. In the evening, visit a local highland pub to drink some Scotch whisky or beer and eat some traditional Scottish food, whilst listening to some local musicians perform. On Day 4, visit Kessock bridge and then head to the North West Highlands. The first stop of the day is at Corrieshalloch Gorge, Scotland’s deepest gorge, and then onto the legendary North Coast 500 Route traveling passed towering peaks to the ancient ruin of Ardvreck Castle. After this fascinating slice of Scottish history, head to the very wonderful Knockan Crag to learn more about the incredible geology of this area, next head to the pretty ferry port and fishing town of Ullapool. After lunch, travel to Rogie Falls and find frothing water cascading down the falls and gentle trails among the forest. From Rogie Falls it’s a short drive to the town of Beauly, the one time favorite town of Mary Queen of Scots. On the last day the first stop is Clava Cairns, the site of incredible standing stones and burial chambers dating back to at least 4000 years ago. Culloden Battlefield is the next stop location of the last battle to be fought on British soil. Onto Cairngorms National Park next, and then the final stop of the tour at the ancient east Fife town of St Andrews. This medieval walled town is home to St Andrews University, the oldest in Scotland, as well St Andrews Cathedral. It’s always hard to drag yourself away from St Andrews but in the early evening it's time to start winding your way through the fishing villages of the East Neuk of Fife, across the Forth Road Bridge with views of the 1890 Railway Bridge and the 2017 Queensferry Crossing, and back into Edinburgh.

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What people are saying about Glasgow

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 124 reviews

Our guide Karen gave us an excellent tour of street art and graffiti around central Glasgow. She was very friendly, witty and welcoming and knowledgeable about the street art and Glasgow generally. The street art itself was amazing, really impressive and certainly was art.

So glad we booked this guided walk. Visiting the city for the weekend for the first time. The guide was superb. Really interesting, brought the street art to life with details and stories. Clearly passionate about his city which was a fantastic introduction to Glasgow.

Great tour, well organised and informative. Session with chocolate pairing was great and whiskey is just beautiful. Recommended

It was an excellent and interesting tour which was extremely enjoyable. Our guide was brilliant and interaction was great.

Had so much fun but you do walk quite a bit of glasgow so get the good shoes on.