Glasgow is Scotland’s largest City, a Victorian metropolis with a strong industrial heritage and impressive city centre. During the Industrial Revolution the city was at the centre of heavy engineering and shipbuilding. On a day tour from Edinburgh to Glasgow we will explore the varied and interesting sights and sounds of this bustling and cosmopolitan destination and find out why the Glaswegians are considered the most friendly people in the Uk!
The day also includes an optional walking tour around the city centre, George Square and Royal Exchange Square area.
Each one of our private tours is conducted in our premium Mercedes Benz minivans, ensuring your comfort as we venture along the small cobbled streets around Edinburgh and narrow back roads of Scotland.
Your knowledgable kilt-wearing driver & guide will tell you the stories and show you the sights on this tour. We offer flexibility and your time inside and outside the vehicle is up to you.
KEY SIGHTS ON THIS TOUR…
The People’s Palace and Winter Gardens is a museum, public space and glasshouse opened in 1898 to help revive the outlook of the deprived and polluted East end of Glasgow. The Duloton fountain was built by the Royal Doulton company to commemorate Queen Victoria’s reign and was gifted to the city in 1888.
The oldest Cathedral in Mainland Scotland, also known as St Mungo’s Cathedral, is the oldest building in Glasgow. Built from the 12th century onwards, The Cathedral has an interesting history in Christianity, The Reformation and the modern day. The nearby Necropolis graveyard is accessible across the ‘Bridge of Sighs’.
As the centre of industrial Scotland the Clydeisde shipyards built over 30,000 ships for international trade, pleasure, the Great War and second world war. If we’re lucky we’ll spot the Waverley paddle steamer, one of the last remaining examples of pleasure cruisers that once plied the River Clyde and west coast.
Opened for the Glasgow International Exhibition in 1901, this impressive Victorian museum and nearby botanical gardens is the best example of late-Victorian public works in Scotland. Admire the handsome sandstone frontage and step inside 22 galleries and displays.
Built on disused dock lands, the Scottish Exhibition Centre and SSE Hydro music venue are an impressive symbol of regeneration. They host concerts, exhibitions and events throughout the year and attract visitors from across the Uk.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Perhaps the most famous Glaswegian of all time, Charlies Rennie Mackintosh was an acclaimed architect and designer. Active in the early 1900’s, his work can be found across Glasgow including the Glasgow School of art, The Willow Tearooms, Scotland Street School and The Lighthouse. His style is also reflected in The House for an Art Lover which was built in 1996. Sadly a fire gutted the Glasgow School of Art but a restoration project is underway. We will see these works as we tour the city.
Dating back to 1750, the trading district of Glasgow that was key in the building of the British Empire. Once lined with warehouses and offices, the impressive Merchant City today hosts trendy boutiques and exciting restaurants and bars. Explore the cobbled streets and learn about the importance of trade with the rest of the world.
East end & Barras market
A vibrant area full of personality, the East end of Glasgow features iconic cultural landmark The Barrowland Ballroom and nearby Barras market, where locals grab a bargain on market days!
The Southside of Glasgow has some of the most impressive Victorian private mansions in Scotland. Built in the 1880’s, this prosperous parkland neighbourhood gives an insight to how Glaswegian merchants lived.
SUGGESTED TOUR ROUTE…
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- Distance Instructions
- Distance 119.72 miles
- Time 3 h 44 min
- Speed 32 mph
- Min altitude 0 ft
- Peak 0 ft
- Climb 0 ft
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RECENT CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS
His commentary and Scottish history stories were second to none. He took us for lunch at a local Scottish restaurant..
Mark B, October 2019
Struan showed us to many of the locations from Outlander; the logistics were seamless travelling from place to place in a really nice minivan…
Gerald G, October 2019
if we could give 10 stars instead of 5 we would. His performance and our experience was exceptional…
Allan J, September 2019
He knew his history, and looked great in a kilt. He was very informative about all aspects about traveling to Scotland…