Guided Tours of Scotland
City of Glasgow Tour
City of Glasgow Tour
Take in the sights on a City of Glasgow Tour & learn about the rich & varied history of Scotland's biggest city. With a population of 600,000 (metropolitan population 1.9 million) and once the fourth biggest city in Europe, Glasgow built its fortune down the centuries on fishing during the medieval period, trade with North America & Asia from the 17th century, shipbuilding, steel fabrication & steam locomotive manufacturing which peaked at the end of the 19th century. The legacy of the incredible wealth generated during these periods is some fantastic gothic, Georgian, Victorian & art deco architecture, some world class museums and art galleries (most offering free entry) & over 90 parks. In fact Glasgow has more green space per capita than any city in Europe.
City of Glasgow Tour, lasting two hours (4 hours from Edinburgh) taking in the rich history of the city centre and elegant West End, sights include Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, City Chambers, the 'Armadillo', the cathedral and Glasgow University.
A four hour city tour of Glasgow includes the above as well as Pollok Country Park, including Pollok House and the Burrell Collection.
I am completely flexible when it comes to itineraries so if you would like a longer tour to spend more time at some of the city's visitor attractions extra hours can be added on. Similarly, if you would like to visit any of the many out of town attractions such as Loch Lomond National Park or a whisky distillery then these can be tagged on to a City Tour of Glasgow.
Glasgow makes and excellent starting and/or finishing location for a tour of Scotland (and Ireland / England) with its excellent transport links. The city has two international airports, Glasgow International (GLA) and Glasgow Prestwick (PIK) with excellent connections to the rest of Europe, North America and the Middle East. Central station has hourly rail connections to/from London (journey time 4 hours 32 minutes) and Birmingham as well as other major English cities. Glasgow Queen Street station has connections to all of the major Scottish cities with Edinburgh being just under an hour's journey time and up to ten trains per hour between the two biggest cities in Scotland. Ferries to Ireland leave from the port of Cairnryan, a two hour drive from Glasgow, with an average journey time of 2 hours.