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Glasgow Highlights Tour

Glasgow at its best

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  • 3 Hours
  • Private Tour
  • Perfect for children
  • Fun quiz available

Join us for this private half day tour of Glasgow, Scotland’s biggest city. Let your professional Blue Badge Guide lead you through the best of Glasgow, see how the city changed from an industrial hub to a cultural centre of the North. Together we’ll explore the city’s famous places, such as the Necropolis, St Mungo’s Cathedral, George Square and of course the world famous Duke of Wellington statue, complete with his traffic cone! This tour is a fantastic taster of what Glasgow has to offer for both tourists and locals alike.

Glasgow Cathedral

Welcome to this beautiful Kirk. Don’t be puzzled by this word, as you can probably guess, Kirk is another word for a church. More than a Church in fact, a Cathedral dedicated to the patron of the city, St Mungo. This is the oldest building in the city, as well as the oldest Cathedral in mainland Scotland, let your guide point out the many hidden treasures.

Glasgow Necropolis

Over 50 thousand people are buried here at Glasgow Necropolis. The cemetery was established in the 19th century as the result of a new law, which allowed to burials to be performed for profit. Most graves are unmarked as was common practise, however it also home to some stunning tombs, monuments and mausoleums some belonging to famous names.

Royal infirmary

Originally built in the late 1700’s with around 100 beds, the Royal has grown to into one of Scotlands largest teaching hospitals with space for around 1000 patients.  Over the years some extraordinary people have worked here, paving the way for modern medicine, let your guide introduce you to a few.

Provands Lordship

Now we’re transported back in time to the 15th century,  this “auld hoose” is one of only four surviving medieval buildings in Glasgow.  It is believed to have been built for the master of the nearby hospital, today it houses a fantastic museum. Step inside and imagine what life was like over 500 hundred years ago.

Education Quarter

Making our way west towards the city centre leads us into Glasgow’s learning quarter, home to several of the cities colleges and universities.  With students making up around 20% of Glasgows residents its hard not to notice their influence on the city, you don’t have to look far to see the many bars, restaurants and venues that cater to students.  The city is not just centred on nightlife though.  Glasgow was City of culture in 1990 thanks to its many museums, galleries and live events.  30 years later that trend continues, the European Commission recognised it as the cultural and creative capital of the UK.

Merchant City

As the name suggests this area used to be the cities trading hub, tobacco, sugar and tea were popular commodities in the 18th century.  Scattered amongst the warehouses for goods were some fantastic grand houses, owned by the Merchant Lords.  Today you can still find many of these impressive buildings but now they host shops, restaurants, boutiques and galleries.

Gallery of Modern art

Next we approach one of the most iconic sights in Glasgow, its hard to imagine the Duke of Wellington without a traffic cone on his head now!  For many years the council removed the cone, only to find another one in place the following day.  The 18th Century Neoclassical building hiding behind Wellington and his cone, is the gallery of modern art.   Home to contemporary pieces from artists such as David Hockney and Andy Warhol, the gallery also many temporary exhibits.

George Square

Named after George III, this is the main square in the city. Lets walk around and admire some of the statues, from Queen Victoria, to Scotland’s own famous poet Robert Burns. The square has played host to many events over the years from commonwealth games medal ceremonies and political protests to the set for Hollywood movies.

Buchanan street

This is the one of the main shopping streets in Glasgow and ranks as the sixth most expensive street for property rental in the UK.  Named after Andrew Buchanan, one of the Tobacco Lords, who operated from the Merchant City. Glasgow was recently named the UK’s second best shopping destination, with the variety on offer before you it’s not hard to see why!

Central Station Hotel

Built in the late 19th century, this was once one of Glasgow’s most prestigious hotels, hosting guests such as Winston Churchill and Frank Sinatra.  In 1927 a new world record was set as John Logie Baird transmitted Television pictures from London, some 438 miles (705km) away, to the Central Hotel.

Glasgow green

As we come towards the end of our tour, we reach the oldest park in the city. Today we would expect to meet dog walkers, runners or maybe see children playing. In the past if we’d have faced a very different sight, a swampy area used for grazing animals, drying fishing nets or bleaching linen.  Over the years the green has been saved, by public vote, from several attempts to mine coal under its surface.  Finally in 2014, as part of the legacy of the Commonwealth Games, the future of the space was safeguarded for public recreation.

Glasgow Tour Highlights

  • Glasgow Cathedral
  • Glasgow Necropolis
  • Royal Infirmary
  • Provand's Lordship
  • Merchant City


The price for your group is £343

Departure Point

Grand central Hotel

99 Gordon St, Glasgow G2 6QB, UK


Departure Time

Mon – Sun 9:00am, 2:00pm


Your Guide will meet you outside at the entrance of Grand Central Hotel, next to the Firefighter statue. Your Guide will be holding a sign showing the lead customer name.

Why should you book a tour with our Blue Badge Guides?

  • All of our Guides are Blue Badge holders, this is Britain’s highest professional tourist-guiding qualification, they are the only external guides able to show you around the most famous attractions.
  • Blue Badge guides are carefully selected for an intensive 2 year course culminating in an extensive series of exams in all aspects of History, Art, Architecture, Contemporary Britain and much more
  • Your time on holiday is precious, let our expert team make it memorable for all the right reasons
  • We pride ourselves on being able to tailor tours to your interest, our guides strive to bring your tour to life, making it enjoyable for all ages

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5-Star Rated on Tripadvisor

4. May, 2023.
Great experience Maria was wonderful - incredibly knowledgeable and engaging. She gave background about the origins of the tower all the way to present day. Highly recommend!
8. April, 2023.
Wonderful Wonderful experience with knowledgeable and thoughtful guide. Catered to our group’s interests and needs.
Jim Vajda
Jim Vajda
31. March, 2023.
The highlight of our UK trip This was an unforgettable experience for the whole family, including our 8 year old daughter. Our tour guide Lucy was excellent, and it really helped to have an expert explain each of the areas we explored. There is so much we would have missed without her. She really brought the place to life with her storytelling and expertise. Did I mention how well the kids liked her too! If you are going to splurge on one thing in London, this is it.
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Imad B
6. February, 2023.
Felice Sono felice di tutto ben organizzato e molto semplice da usare vi ringrazio per il servizio alla prossima a
Paul T
Paul T
31. January, 2023.
Amazing day The information that Lucy had brilliant and interesting,the best tour yet Paul Taylor I could go on and on the facts are Lucy is the best is that ok
11. November, 2022.
Walking your with Fantastic Phil The experience was great. Phil is an outstanding guide. Would highly recommend.Saw details you would never see otherwise.
20. October, 2022.
Highly recommend. Great for both adults and children Fantastic tour with Denisa. We had 3 adults and our 7 year old grandson, and she did a great job of engaging and educating all of us. She customized the tour for our interests/ages, and we visited the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast.We couldn't have been more happy with our experience
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Travel O
25. September, 2022.
DO IT Wow wow wow. This was a great tour. Everything was perfect. I don't often take tours - usually want to explore on my own. This was a short trip and we wanted to pack as much in as possible so we decided to book a tour. I've now become a fan of tours. Marina waited for us at the meeting point ahead of schedule. She was pleasant and extremely knowledgeable, even in answering our questions that were not directly related to the tour. She was prepared and kept us all engaged - adults and teens. It was clear she was prepared to engage any age. I was worried that I'd feel "trapped" in a long tour but it was the exact opposite - the day went by so easily and comfortably and I can't believe how much we saw and learned. I could not recommend the tour any more strongly.
Laura T
Laura T
25. August, 2022.
Terrific Tower of London tour My family loved this private tour! We learned so much from our guide and loved being her sole focus. My girls could ask lots of questions and feel comfortable doing so!
17. August, 2022.
Best Way to Tour the Tower Where to begin? These ladies run a top-notch operation. Their service levels are unparalled. Their knowledge base is incredible, which is only matched by their excellent communication before the tour, and follow up after with little tidbits of information. Book with them, and you will not be disappointed.