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Glasgow Guided Tours

Glasgow is a city brimming with fabulous attractions and activities, but figuring out where to begin is always the tough part. Fortunately there is a wide range of Glasgow tours tailor-made to suit your every sightseeing need. Look out for hop-on hop-off bus tours, discover the legend of the elusive Nessie on a day trip to Loch Ness, visit the historic Stirling Castle and the beautiful Loch Lomond, or enjoy a day in the heather on a Scottish Highlands tour to Inverness or Glencoe. With all these tours and so many more, there's something suited to travellers of all persuasions.


Here is a selection of hand-picked tours and excursions, bookable through tour partner Viator:


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

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!With a maximum group size of 16 passengers, you are sure to have a memorable and personal experience on this special day trip to the Scottish Highlands. Traveling in a small group means you can reach out-of-the-way places to discover the real Scotland!Head north towards the Highlands along the "bonnie, bonnie" banks of Loch Lomond - Scotland's largest Loch. Continue into the Highlands to reach the most dramatic of all Highland glens, Glencoe. This area is steeped in history, and you will hear the truth about the infamous 1692 massacre of Clan MacDonald.Journeying through Fort William, site of the military post built during the Jacobite Rebellions in the 18th century, you'll continue up the Great Glen, between Fort William and Inverness.After lunch at Fort Augustus on the shores of Loch Ness, you have the option of taking an hour-long cruise on the loch (not included). The boat has a sonar system, so if Nessie is around you will not miss her! (Operational from Easter to end October.)Stop at Spean Bridge before heading through the Cairngorms National Park, Craig Meagaidh and along the shores of Loch Laggan, where the TV series Monarch of the Glen was filmed. Continuing over the Drummochter Summit, where herds of red deer often graze, you'll visit the Victorian town of Pitlochry.Continue through Perthshire and past Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument, commemorating Scotland's great hero William Wallace, played by Mel Gibson in the Oscar-winning movie Braveheart. Then just a short drive back to Glasgow.Winner of the Inaugural Scottish Thistle Award for Sustainable Tourism, October 2007 Click here to find out more about this deal!


Loch Ness and Scottish Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow

Loch Ness Monster - fact or fiction? Find out for yourself on a day trip from Glasgow. You'll travel through Scotland's most beautiful countryside and visit the magical lake the Loch Ness Monster calls home!The journey northwards takes you through Rob Roy MacGregor country to desolate Rannoch Moor. You will travel through haunting Glencoe, the "Glen of Weeping", where 40 of the resident MacDonald clan were massacred in cold blood by the Campbells in 1692. Next, you'll travel to Fort William in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Britain's tallest mountain. A real highlight is the drive through the Great Glen, which is also the route taken by the Caledonian Canal. You will criss-cross the canal several times as you travel to Inverness. The Great Glen contains three lochs which offer spectacular vistas: Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and, most famously, Loch Ness. The pretty little village of Fort Augustus is the gateway to Scotland's largest and best-known loch, Loch Ness. You will tour the entire length of Loch Ness, stopping at Urquhart Castle for a photograph. You can take an optional visit to the castle and enjoy a cruise (not included in tour cost) on the loch ... could that shadow be the monster?! In Inverness you will make a stop to discover the Capital of the Highlands for yourself, before starting the journey southwards through the Spey Valley and on to the dramatic scenery of Glen Garry. You'll have a brief stop in the delightful Victorian resort of Pitlochry before returning to Glasgow. Click here to find out more about this deal!


4-Day Inverness, Skye and the Highlands Tour from Glasgow

Make yourself at home in Inverness for 3 nights and explore the beautiful Scottish Highlands and the picturesque Isle of Skye on this four-day tour from Glasgow.Highlights of your four-day Skye and Highlands excursion include: Rannoch Moor and Glencoe, Scotland's most famous glen and the scene of the terrible massacre of the MacDonalds in 1692 Fort William and the striking scenery of the Great Glen Excursion to the Isle of Skye by mini coach Drive over one of Scotland's highest roads to scenic Applecross Free time in Inverness The Victorian resort town of Pitlochry You'll stay in first-class hotel or guesthouse accommodations on this four-day tour, specially selected for their convenient locations close to the main sights and shopping areas. There's a hearty Scottish breakfast to get things off to a good start each day, and your dinner arrangements have been kept free so you can dine as the mood takes you. A popular feature of this tour is the extended free time available for independent sightseeing or shopping. You'll have plenty of time to relax in the Highland surroundings without feeling rushed, following your own interests at your own pace. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond Day Trip from Glasgow

Visit Stirling Castle and the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond on this Day trip out of Glasgow.Start your tour with a drive to the medieval city of Stirling. Here there is an opportunity to visit Stirling Castle. The castle overlooks the ancient city of Stirling and is one of the historic buildings that have come to symbolise the spirit of Scotland. Your extended stop in Stirlingwill allow a leisurely visit to the Castle or the chance to explore the town itself. The Trossachs is a wonderful area of lochs and wild mountain vistas. You will travel by Loch Venachar then climb the dramatic Dukes Pass to the pretty village of Aberfoyle, where you will make a stop for lunch (not included). The Queen of Scotland's lakes-Loch Lomond- is sure to put a song in your heart! Loch Lomond is the largest stretch of inland water in Britain and a stop here will be made so you can take a stroll along the "bonnie, bonnie banks". Your last stop of the day is to pretty Glengoyne Malt Whisky Distillery. As well as having a behind the scenes tour to learn all about the distillers art there will be a chance to taste the end product too! Click here to find out more about this deal!


Glasgow City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Explore Glasgow, one of the liveliest and most cosmopolitan destinations in Europe with this 24 hour ticket aboard an open-top double-decker bus. See all the main sights as you hop-on and hop-off 21 conveniently located stops around the city.With great views from the top of the bus, strategically placed stops and an interesting commentary, this truly is the best way to see the sights of Glasgow.You can hop-on and off as many times as you like aboard this open-top double-decker bus. There are 21 stops and the entire route takes approximately 80 minutes. The bus departs every 15 minutes from each stop. Tickets are valid for 2 consecutive calendar days.Glasgow is miles better - don't take our word for it, find out for yourself. The most vibrant and exciting of Scottish cities boasts excellent museums and art galleries as well as beautiful parklands and buildings. Treat yourself to a tour of the Jewel of Scotland, the city whose inhabitants work hard and play hard. Click here to find out more about this deal!


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

Travel to Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond in style and enjoy a wee dram of whisky on a small group tour by Mercedes minivan 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.Stirling Castle was Scotland's most important medieval stronghold and is set high on a volcanic outcrop. There has been fortification on the rock since 1000 BC, as it guards the main route north into the Scottish Highlands. You have the option of visiting the castle to see some of the finest Renaissance architecture in Scotland.Leaving Stirling, you'll travel past Doune Castle, Callander and into the Trossachs, an area popularized by authors such as Sir Walter Scott and Daniel Defoe. This is also the territory of Rob Roy MacGregor, Scotland's Robin Hood. The tour stops for a leisurely lunch (own expense) outside the village of Aberfoyle.After lunch, continue to the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, Scotland's largest loch where you can enjoy a walk before heading to the picturesque Distillery of Glengoyne. You can choose to take an optional tour of the distillery (additional cost) or enjoy some refreshments at the 'Slainte Mhath Shop'.Winner of the Inaugural Scottish Thistle Award for Sustainable Tourism, October 2007 Click here to find out more about this deal!


2-Day Inverness, Loch Ness and the Highlands Tour from Glasgow

Immerse yourself in beautiful Scotland on this 2 day trip from Glasgow. Venture into Inverness, the capital city of the Highlands which sits astride the Loch Ness, home to the elusive Loch Ness Monster.Highlights of your two-day Inverness, Loch Ness and Highlands excursion include:Rannoch Moor and Glencoe, Scotland's most famous glen and the scene of the terrible massacre of the MacDonalds in 1692Fort William and the striking scenery of the Great GlenDrive from the attractive village of Fort Augustus along the entire length of Loch NessOptional cruise on Loch Ness or visit to Urquhart CastleFree time in InvernessThe Victorian resort town of PitlochryYou'll stay in first-class hotel or guesthouse accommodations on this two-day tour, specially selected for its convenient location close to the main sights and shopping area. There's a hearty Scottish breakfast to get things off to a good start on day two, and your dinner arrangements have been kept free so you can dine as the mood takes you.A popular feature of this tour is the extended free time available for independent sightseeing or shopping. You'll have plenty of time to relax in the Highland surroundings without feeling rushed, following your own interests at your own pace. Click here to find out more about this deal!


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

What could be more quintessentially Scottish than lochs and castles? Travel through the picturesque highlands passing through the haunting Glencoe with many lochs and magnificent castles to explore.With a maximum group size of 16 passengers, you are sure to have a memorable and personal experience on this special day trip to Scotland's west Highland lochs, Glencoe and castles. You'll travel in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan, reach out-of-the-way places and receive individual attention from your expert driver/guide.Highlights include:Loch Lomond - Scotland's largest lochInverarayLoch Awe - Scotland's longest lochRuins of Kilchurn CastleCastle StalkerThe stunningly beautiful GlencoeMajestic peak of Buachaille Etive Mor Rannoch MoorWinner of the Inaugural Scottish Thistle Award for Sustainable Tourism, October 2007 Click here to find out more about this deal!


3-Day Scenic Scotland Tour: Inverness and Applecross Peninsula from Glasgow

Enjoy some of Scotland's most spectacular scenery on this scenic three-day tour from Glasgow. Based in Inverness, the Capital of the Highlands you will enjoy an unforgettable excursion to Applecross and of course an opportunity to look for the fabled Loch Ness monster! Base yourself in Inverness for two nights, the perfect location from which to explore the beauty of Scotland.Highlights of your three-day Scottish Scenic excursion include: Rannoch Moor and Glencoe, Scotland's most famous glen and the scene of the terrible massacre of the MacDonalds in 1692 Fort William and the striking scenery of the Great Glen Drive from the attractive village of Fort Augustus along the entire length of Loch Ness Drive over one of Scotland's highest roads to scenic ApplecrossFree time in Inverness The Victorian resort town of Pitlochry You'll stay in first-class hotel or guesthouse accommodations on this three-day tour, specially selected for their convenient locations close to the main sights and shopping areas. There's a hearty Scottish breakfast to get things off to a good start each day, and your dinner arrangements have been kept free so you can dine as the mood takes you. A popular feature of this tour is the extended free time available for independent sightseeing or shopping. You'll have plenty of time to relax in the Highland surroundings without feeling rushed, following your own interests at your own pace. Click here to find out more about this deal!


3-Day Scottish Wilderness Tour: Inverness and the Highlands from Glasgow

Immerse yourself in Scotland's wilderness on this three-day tour of Inverness and the Highlands from Glasgow. Base yourself in Inverness for 2 nights and  enjoy three-days of breathtaking scenery while experiencing the wild countryside of Scotland.Highlights of your three-day Scottish Wilderness excursion include: Rannoch Moor and Glencoe, Scotland's most famous glen and the scene of the terrible massacre of the MacDonalds in 1692 Loch Ness Seal spotting at Cromarty Firth Golspie and the statue of the First Duke of Sutherland Caithness and its beautiful harbors The dramatic cliff-top scenery of John O'Groats, popularly considered Britain's northernmost point Bird and wildlife spotting - look out for puffins, red deer and hairy Highland cows Free time in Inverness The Victorian resort town of Pitlochry You'll stay in first-class hotel or guesthouse accommodations on this three-day tour, specially selected for their convenient locations close to the main sights and shopping areas. There's a hearty Scottish breakfast to get things off to a good start each day, and your dinner arrangements have been kept free so you can dine as the mood takes you. A popular feature of this tour is the extended free time available for independent sightseeing or shopping. You'll have plenty of time to relax in the Highland surroundings without feeling rushed, following your own interests at your own pace. Click here to find out more about this deal!