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Private Tour, Glasgow City Highlights

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Highlights

Join us for this half day tour of Glasgow, Scotland’s biggest city. Let your professional guide lead you around the highlights of the city. Discover the history of Glasgow, from its boom during the industrial revolution, through to its transformation to a centre for education and culture today. Your guide is packed full of knowledge and stories to bring your tour to life, while you experience the best Glasgow has to offer.

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Glasgow Central Station 79 Gordon Street, Glasgow G1 3SL Scotland

The tour starts at the 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.



Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Buchanan Street, Glasgow Scotland

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!


Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: George Square, George and St. Vincent Sts., Glasgow Scotland

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.


Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Gallery of Modern Art, 111 Queen Street Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow G1 3AH Scotland

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.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Merchant City, Glasgow Scotland

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.


Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Glasgow Green, 90 Greendyke Street, Glasgow G1 5DB Scotland

Glasgow green
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.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Provand's Lordship, 3 Castle St., Glasgow G4 0RH Scotland

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.


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Necropolis, 50 Cathedral Square, Glasgow G4 0UZ Scotland

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.


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow Royal Infirmary Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0SF Scotland

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.


Duration: 30 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
Inclusions
  • Blue Badge guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines


Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Gallery of Modern Art


Duration
210 to 240 minutes

Return Details
50 Church Ln, Glasgow G4 0UZ, UK


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