I'm a big fan of CitySightseeing tours and have used them in other cities before so I was pleased to find out that they operate a tour in Glasgow.
The beauty of these bus tours is that you can hop off the bus at any of the scheduled stops and then jump on the next bus that comes after you have seen what you want to see.
The starting point for the Glasgow tour is George Square and from here the tour continues to the Cathedral, the Merchants City, over to Glasgow Green, down Argyle Street to the River Clyde and its museums, then on to the University district and back to George Square via Sauchiehall and Renfrew Streets.
As the ticket is valid for two days, we used the bus to visit the Cathedral and Necropolis, the Science Centre, Glasgow University and the People's Palace at Glasgow Green so it was a great investment. Depending on the time of day (and probably the time of year), the tour is taken by a local guide or through headphones. We experienced both the local guide and the audio guide (narrated by Neil Oliver from the BBC programme Coast) and found both interesting.
A two-day ticket for the CitySightseeing Glasgow tour costs £11 for adults, £9 for concessions and £5 for children. You can save £1 per person by booking online. You are also entitled to a discount if you save your tickets from one of the other CitySightseeing tours in another city and present them on the bus. Take a look at the website for running times and more info.
Take the double decker city sightseeing bus. It is well worth it and an excellent way to get grounded. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours and you can hop on and off the bus at your liesure. You can pick it up in the city centre at Georges Square or just hop on at any of the stops. There is a live tour guide and the entire ride lasts about 1 hour.
An easy place to get this sightseeing bus is direcly from George Square. It's about £9.00 and it takes you to a lot of places around this vast city. You can hop on and hop off anywhere you like and if memory serves me right, the last bus runs a little after 4 PM. This is a great way to see places then by foot. Choose the top of the double decker for better viewing and photo opportunities.
I know these bus tours are obviously tourist-packed, the Glasgow one is quite nice. It meets conveniently in George Square and shows you everything in Glasgow, even if you just want to see it and not stop. If you do want to stop, its easy to just hop off and back on when you're finished. Also, you can get to places that might be harder to track down, especially when you're on foot. It's not very expensive, either, so give it a look, at least.
These tours are an excellent way of looking at Glasgow's West End in a little more detail
this website is also excellent for more detailed (less touristy) aspects of Glasgow life.
If like me you have little time spare, find one of the double-decker tourist buses to take you on a circuit of the city's sights.
There is a choice of bus companies. They both start from George Square, which is in front of the Tourist Information Office. City Sightseeing Glasgow had more frequent buses, but were more expensive at £8.00 for a 24 hr adult ticket. There will be people in uniform to buy tickets from at the bus stops
Either way, you can get on and off these buses at any stop. A guide describes the attractions as the bus goes around (yeah, the usual set-up!).
I even used the bus to get me back to my hotel, near the Glasgow School of Art, at the end of the day!
and welcome to the uk"s friendliest city.
you can get a god overall picture of the
city by starting your journey at george
square, hop on one of the many tour buses
and it will transport you through the city
you can also leave the bus at various
attactions, and join up with it it, at any
time. visit our tourist office at, 11 george
square, enjoy your visit,and hurry back.
this is an update on glasow museum/art
gallary, it is closed for the next two
years, for a two million pounds refurbishment. all artifacts have been
moved to other venues within the city.
check with the tourist board. there are
plans afoot to build a new transport
This distillery is only 5min walk from my home,if you look up the website this can tell you more than i ever could. If you go for a visit
have a dram on me.
Try a Glasgow Tour on a Double Decker Bus!
As we stayed for only two days in Glasgow it was a perfect way of getting to know the most remarkable landmarks of the city.