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Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Glasgow and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Glasgow activities? We have 44 tour ideas.


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Bus & Minivan Tours

Ayrshire Coast Day Trip from Glasgow: Robert Burns Country and Culzean Country Park

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 45.83


Visit the charming Ayrshire coast, birthplace of Scotland`s National Poet, Robert Burns, on this full-day trip from Glasgow. Home to ancient Scottish castles and a romantic countryside, you`ll find the region to be as captivating as Robert Burns described in his many poems and... Read More

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City Tours

The Royal Military Tattoo 2018 Edinburgh City Tour Rosslyn Chapel and Dinner

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 491.03


See the Castle, dating back to the Iron Age, home of several Monarchs and to the Scottish Crown Jewels &amp; Stone of Destiny.<br />Take a drive down the Royal Mile, experience ancient Edinburgh and the vibrant and bustling modern... Read More

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Day Trips

Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Small Group Day Trip from Glasgow

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 56.31


Take the high road to the Scottish Highlands and Loch Ness on a small group day trip from Glasgow. You'll travel through beautiful Glencoe, admire the spectacular Highlands and spend time at Scotland's famous Loch Ness an absolute must on any visit to Scotland!

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Day Trips

Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Whisky Trail Small Group Day Trip from Glasgow

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 45.83


Travel to Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond in style and enjoy a wee dram of whisky on a small-group tour from Glasgow. With a maximum group size of 16 passengers, you are sure to have a memorable and personal experience on this special excursion to Stirling and Loch Lomond.

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Day Trips

Oban and the West Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 58.92


Escape the city bustle of Glasgow, and head west on the Oban and West Highlands Day Trip! This breathtaking area of Scotland contains coastlines, moorlands and mountains which encompass the dramatic beauty of the West Highlands. Explore the cosy, wee villages of Oban, Luss and Inveraray and take in the scenery with friendly Highland hospitality from your guide!

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Day Trips

West Highland Lochs, Glencoe and Castles Small Group Day Trip from Glasgow

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 51.07


What could be more quintessentially Scottish than lochs and castles’ You'll travel through the picturesque highlands passing through the haunting Glencoe and seeing Loch Lomond, Scotland's largest loch.

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Day Trips

Edinburgh City Tour in Private Minibus from Glasgow

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 504.13


Edinburgh has been the Capital of Scotland since the 15th Century and stands proudly on seven hills, creating the dramatic skyline of this lively cosmopolitan city. What better way to see this fantastic city than from the comfort of your own private minibus’ Compare Edinburgh's Old Town,... Read More

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Day Trips

Day Trip to Doune Castle the Trossachs and Loch Lomond in a Private Minibus from Glasgow

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 612.15


This tour allows you the opportunity to see a bit of everything, starting with a Glasgow panoramic tour, moving to a short stop in the Georgian city centre, then it's into 'Braveheart country', with Stirling Castle, the battlefield of Bannockburn and The Wallace monument. After a rest stop and a... Read More

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Day Trips

Day Trip to Loch Ness and the Highlands in a Private Minibus from Glasgow

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 720.18


Escape the hustle and bustle of the city on this 12-hour private guided tour from Glasgow into the Scottish Highlands. See glens (valleys), lochs (lakes), pretty little villages, and the wild desolation of Rannoch Moor before stopping in the breathtaking scenery of Glencoe. Tailor the day to suit... Read More

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Day Trips

Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 hours 45 minutes
Priced From: USD 52.38


Take a journey from the city to the beautiful Highlands of Scotland. Enjoy a full day exploring the Scottish Highlands, taking in the atmospheric scenery of Glencoe and Rannoch Moor. Visit Urquhart Castle, take a Jacobite boat cruise across Loch Ness and end your day in the picturesque highland... Read More

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Day Trips

Oban, Glencoe and West Highland Castles Day Trip from Glasgow

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 hours 45 minutes
Priced From: USD 52.38


Experience the natural beauty of the West Highlands, with lochs, scenic mountains and ancient castles. Visit Inveraray on the shores of Loch Fyne, see haunting Glencoe; site of the massacre of the MacDonald Clan and visit the quaint fishing town of Oban, gateway to the Isles.

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Day Trips

Loch Lomond and Stirling Castle Tour from Glasgow

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 47.14


Upon leaving Glasgow you will visit the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond where you can take a lovely 1 hour cruise across its waters, or you can pay a visit to the blissful village of Luss. Next you will traverse the Trossachs National Park where you will witness the 'Highlands in Miniature'. You will finish your day at Stirling Castle where you will learn the history of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce before... Read More

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Day Trips

Highland Lochs and William Wallace Day Trip from Glasgow

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 48.45


Witness breath taking views and learn about William Wallace at the Wallace Monument before you make your way to the oldest working distillery in Scotland, Glenturret. Before reaching the distillery you will stop for photos at Gleneagles Hotel Estate and then you will learn about how they make... Read More

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Day Trips

Loch Lomond, Loch Awe, Oban and Inveraray Day Trip from Glasgow

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours 27 minutes
Priced From: USD 79.87


For visitors to Glasgow this is one of the most popular tours Scotland has to offer. The stunning Highlands scenery, Scotland's history and the opportunity to indulge with a taste of fresh seafood. Our professional guides wide range of knowledge make your visit to Scotland remarkable. They will... Read More

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Dining Experiences

Skip the Line: Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow Including Meal

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 23.41


Enjoy a memorable meal at the all-new Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow. You'll have skip-the-line entrance and priority seating for your 2-course or 3-course meal complete with classical American food, drinks, music and rock memorabilia. Browse the retail store for Hard Rock Cafe souvenirs after your meal!

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Distillery Tours

Loch Lomond and Glengoyne Whisky Distillery Half Day Tour from Glasgow

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 28.81


This Loch Lomond and Glengoyne Whisky Distillery half day tour gives you the opportunity to experience the production, smells and flavors of the Glengoyne Whisky Distillery and Loch Lomond National Park in one afternoon from Glasgow city centre.<br /><br />This tour is ideal for those... Read More

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Half-day Tours

Kelpies and Falkirk Wheel - Half Day Tour from Glasgow

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 28.81


Our Kelpies and Falkirk Wheel tour provides a unique opportunity to visit and marvel at these wonders of design and engineering. Standing in front of the largest horse sculptures in the world and the unique rotating boat lift of the Falkirk Wheel will give you a different perspective on... Read More

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Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow Lunch or Dinner

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: flexible
Priced From: USD 22.01


Experience great food and music! Guests of Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow will be able to enjoy fresh high-quality items from Hard Rocks scratch-based menu- The Cafe is a museum of popular culture with authentic memorabilia from rock n roll legends and the Rock Shop offers iconic Hard Rock merchandise.

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Helicopter Tours

6-Mile Helicopter Buzz Flight from Ayrshire

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 minutes
Priced From: USD 45.83


There is nothing quite like the sensation of hovering in a powerful, fast-moving helicopter - looking down at the ground just a few feet below. But there is no time to ponder, as your pilot has applied power and you can feel the helicopter accelerating over the ground and now you are climbing, flying away to 1000 feet. Whilst you admire the breath-taking countryside, your pilot will point out the local landmarks. Gradually... Read More

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Hop On Hop Off Tours in Glasgow

Glasgow Hop On Hop Off Tour

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 days
Priced From: USD 20.32


Let this hop on and hop off show you all the things to do in Glasgow from excellent museums art galleries and beautiful parks there is something for all ages in this exciting Scottish city.

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Hop-on Hop-off Tours

City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 19.64


Explore Glasgow, one of the liveliest and most cosmopolitan destinations in Europe with this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off ticket aboard an open-top double-decker bus. See all the main sights as you hop on and off at more than 20 conveniently located stops around the city.

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Literary, Art & Music Tours

Merchant City Music Walking Tour of Glasgow

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 19.64


Explore Glasgow's music scene with this two hour guided walking tour of iconic venues in the Merchant City and East End.<br /><br />Entertaining and informative, this tour has all the stories about the legendary performers who have stayed, played and made music in Glasgow.<br /><br />The city has an unrivalled reputation for producing brilliant bands, making memorable music and... Read More

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Literary, Art & Music Tours

Glasgow’s Music Mile Walking Tour

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 19.64


Explore Glasgow famous music scene with a two hour guided walk around the city's music mile.<br /><br />From Glasgow Royal Concert Hall to the famous King Tut's, via Glasgow School of Art, this is a whistle-stop guide around the city centre, an area teeming with music venues past and present.<br /><br />Glasgow has an unrivalled reputation for producing brilliant bands, making memorable music and... Read More

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Movie & TV Tours

Outlander Day Tour from Glasgow or Edinburgh

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 124.39


Experience Scotland on this 8 - 10 hour day tour visiting the main filming locations that brought Diana Galbaldon's Outlander series to life. Are you a Jacobite or a Sassenach’ Join this tour to find out.

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Multi-day Tours

3-Day Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Glasgow

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 299.86


Immerse yourself in the wild beauty of the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye on a three-day small-group excursion from Glasgow. In three days, you'll explore some of the most dramatic and beautiful scenery in the Highlands, and visit the second-largest island off Scotland`s west coast, the magical Isle of Skye.

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Multi-day Tours

3-Day Isle of Arran Tour from Glasgow Including Robert Burns Country

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 352.23


Get to know the Isle of Arran's rugged island landscapes as well as some of the highlights of mainland Scotland on a comprehensive 3-day tour from Glasgow! With a friendly guide at your side, visit 'Burns Country,' birthplace of the Scottish national poet Robert Burns, and sites such as Culzean... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

3-Day Isle of Skye and Highlands Tour from Glasgow

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 320.81


Discover the best of the Highlands and the Isle of Skye on this 3 day tour from Glasgow. Visit Eilean Donan Castle, explore the Highlands and Culloden Battlefield, take a Loch Ness cruise, tour Urquhart Castle and enjoy a whisky tasting on the beautiful Isle of Skye.

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Multi-day Tours

2-Day Highlands and Loch Ness Tour from Glasgow

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 days
Priced From: USD 176.77


Join your knowledgeable and fun driver-guide on a Highlands and Loch Ness 2 day tour from Glasgow and explore the dramatic scenery of Glen Coe and the Great Glen. Take a cruise and visit a whisky distillery if you wish and learn all about the Jacobites at Culloden Battlefield.

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Multi-day Tours

5-Day Best of Scotland Experience from Glasgow

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 days
Priced From: USD 635.07


This tour takes you to Loch Lomond, Kilmartin Glen, the west coast in Oban, riding the Jacobite Steam Train, over to Skye, through the Highlands, Glen Coe, Culloden and Loch Ness. Visit Culloden, Eilean Donan Castle, do a Loch Ness cruise and learn about whisky and Scotland's rich history in this unforgettable 5 day tour from Glasgow.<br><span style='text-decoration: underline;'><strong>Departures 16th May -... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

Small-Group 3-Day Isle of Skye and Highlands Discovery from Glasgow

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 398.06


Travel on this small-group tour to discover the best of the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye on this 3-day tour from Glasgow. Visit Eilean Donan Castle, explore the Highlands and Culloden Battlefield, see Loch Ness known for it's famous Loch Ness monster - Nessie and perhaps take a... Read More

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Museum Tickets & Passes

Hampden Park Stadium and Museum Tour

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 15.71


Experience Hampden Park as the players do on match day and see historic treasures on this 2-hour stadium and museum tour. Visit the underground roadway, team changing rooms, and get the chance to strike a ball in the Hampden Hotshots gallery with the speed of your shot electronically measured. Walk down the tunnel, hear the famous “Hampden Roar,” and then follow in the footsteps of footballer legends by climbing... Read More

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Overnight Tours

Outlander 2-Day Filming Locations Tour from Glasgow

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 days
Priced From: USD 1571.30


This is a private and fully guided two day tour of iconic Outlander filming locations in Scotland including screen locations featured as Wentworth Prison, Fort William, Lallybroch, Castle Leoch Mrs Baird's Guesthouse and Le Harve.

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Ports of Call Tours

Glasgow Shore Excursion: Loch Lomond, The Trossachs and Stirling Castle

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 61.54


Spend the day exploring the beautiful Scottish countryside on this shore excursion from Greenock port, led by an expert guide. Traveling comfortably in an air-conditioned coach, gaze out at undulating hills, dense woodland and glassy lakes as you make your way toward the country's top landmarks.... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Outlander Day Tour from Glasgow

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 523.77


Join us on this private Outlander tour which lasts between 8 and 10 hours. You are guaranteed to be the only persons on the tour and you have the opportunity of customising any part of the tour.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Glasgow’s Must Sees 5-Hour Private Tour

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 85.11


Enjoy our best-selling walking tour with a private guide. Discover the world famous Glasgow sights in one day and get a real feeling of the city!<br />You'll see learn about about the city's most famous landmarks, hear stories about its history and development, and find out lots of interesting and fun facts. We'll go at your pace, and you'll have chance to have a drink and a snack along the way.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Glasgow’s West End Private Tour

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 85.11


Discover the delights of Glasgow's cool district with your private guide. Explore Glasgow's West End with a great variety of cultural attractions as well as cafes, bars, and antique shops. You'll see and learn about the city's most famous landmarks, hear stories about its history and development, and find out lots of interesting and fun facts. We'll go at your pace, and you'll have chance to have a drink and a snack... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Glasgow at Night Private Tour

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 72.02


A shortened evening version of our two most popular tours, perfect for those with a busy schedule who want to see the beauty of illuminated Glasgow. You'll see and learn about the city's most famous landmarks, hear stories about its history and development, and find out lots of interesting and fun facts.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Day Tour to Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond from Glasgow

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 628.52


Enjoy a day away from the city on this 9-hour private tour. Journey across Central Scotland and the lower Highlands to see such historic sites as Stirling Castle and Doune Castle. Soak up Scotland's natural beauty with a visit to the lochs and mountains of the Trossachs National Park and to the... Read More

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Private Transfers

Low Cost Private Transfer From Aberdeen Dyce Airport to Glasgow City - One Way

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 599.71


Be awaited by our driver on arrival and enjoy your private transfer service from Aberdeen Dyce Airport (ABZ) to the centre of Glasgow&nbsp;for the best price.

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Self-guided Tours & Rentals

Wifi everywhere in Glasgow

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 157.79


Enjoy unlimited internet everywhere in Scotland&nbsp;with 4G-LTE Pocket WiFi. Stay connected anytime and avoid data roaming charges for your next travel in Scotland.

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Skip-the-Line Tours

Tennent’s Tour and Beer Masterclass

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 47.14


Join us at Wellpark for the ultimate beer lovers Brewery bonanza with 2 experiences for the price of 1. Enjoy the Tennent's Brewery Tour and join our experienced tour guides on foot for our 1 hour behind the scenes, access all areas Brewery Tour followed by your favourite pint of T. This is followed by a 2 hour tutored Craft Beer Masterclass from our resident beer enthusiast.CRAZY FOR CRAFT... Read More

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Sporting Events & Packages

Celtic Park Stadium Tour in Glasgow

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 16.37


Soak up the history, feel the passion and see Celtic Park like never before with a 90-minute guided stadium tour. Take the route of legends from the dressing room down the tunnel, sit in the dugout and take in the atmosphere pitch side.

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White Water Rafting

Glasgow Whitewater Rafting

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 58.92


Splash White Water Rafting in the heart of Glasgow. Rafting  is one of the most exciting river activities in Scotland and now you can experience the thrill and excitement in the heart of Glasgow. White water rafts are engineered to handle everything the course can throw at them. You and your team will work with one of our experienced guides to navigate the raging rapids. The course is 100m long, running up to 7... Read More

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Glasgow Bugs

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 78.57


Splash Bugs in the heart of Glasgow are one person craft that  looks like a giant inflatable armchair! <br /><br />After receiving expert instruction from our experienced  bug guides, wi’’ll get you out on the white water course. You will be complete with your <strong>webbed gloves</strong> and <strong>full wetsuit gear, </strong>ready to hit the water. We... Read More

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