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Glasgow Cathedral Tours

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Glasgow Cathedral
Dating back to medieval times, Glasgow Cathedral is the only medieval cathedral on Scotland’s mainland to have survived the Reformation almost fully intact. A magnificent Gothic construction, it features stained-glass windows, a 15th-century stone choir screen, and the tomb of St. Mungo, Glasgow’s patron saint.

The Basics
Glasgow Cathedral is one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks and is among just a few surviving medieval buildings in all of Glasgow. Visitors can explore the church independently or go as part of a private guided tour around the city. Some sightseeing passes provide free entry to the cathedral as well as other well-known historic Scottish attractions, such as Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle, and Melrose Abbey. Guided tours, lasting one hour, are conducted by volunteer guides as required. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Glasgow Cathedral is a must for history buffs and fans of ecclesiastical architecture.
  • The west entrance to the cathedral provides access to the nave via a stair lift. Inside, some sections of the cathedral, such as the crypt and the Blackadder Aisle, are not wheelchair accessible. 
  • Visitors are welcome to attend Choral Evensong, which takes place most Sundays at 4pm. 

How to Get There
The cathedral is situated in Glasgow’s Cathedral Precinct, just north of Glasgow High Street. The nearest train station is High Street, a 10-minute stroll away. Walk north from the station along High Street and Castle Street. The cathedral will be on your right. 

When to Get There
The cathedral sees most visitors during the peak tourist months of June, July, and August. In winter, the cathedral receives less visitors. Volunteer guides are not available on Sundays. If you want to explore the interior, avoid going during service times because the Lower Church is closed and you may disturb worshippers. 

Glasgow Necropolis
Situated directly behind the cathedral, this vast Victorian cemetery spreads across the hillside, offering views of the surrounding city. Take a walk along the meandering paths, which area lined with some elaborate examples of funerary art. Some of the monuments, mausoleums, and tombs were designed by leading 19th-century architects.
Address: 28-32 Cathedral Square, Glasgow G4 0XA, Scotland
Admission: Free
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City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Go Glasgow sightseeing by open-top double-decker bus on a City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour. Discover the lively, cosmopolitan city at your own pace; listen to recorded commentary and hop off at several strategically placed stops to explore Glasgow. Bus tickets are valid for one or two consecutive calendar days.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$20.80
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US$20.80
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Half-Day Private Glasgow Must-Sees Tour

Half-Day Private Glasgow Must-Sees Tour

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With just one day in Glasgow, a private tour will ensure you check off all the highlights without feeling rushed by a fixed tour itinerary. On this half-day tour, see the People’s Palace, GoMA, and the Necropolis; admire landmarks such as the Glasgow Cathedral, the Duke of Wellington statue, and Mercat Cross; and get a taste of local life as you stroll around George Square, Glasgow Green, and Buchanan street.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$137.64
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3-Hour Private Glasgow Essentials Tour

3-Hour Private Glasgow Essentials Tour

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With limited time to spare, this private 3-hour tour ensures you check off the highlights and maximize your time with a customized itinerary. Admire landmarks such as Glasgow Cathedral, GoMA, and the Duke of Wellington statue; hop out to explore Glasgow Green and George Square; and browse the shops at Merchant City.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$106.59
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US$106.59
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Glasgow Afternoon Tea Experience

Glasgow Afternoon Tea Experience

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Board a vintage bus for a driving tour of Glasgow complete with afternoon tea. See the city’s top attractions including the West End and Glasgow University while snacking on sandwiches, scones, and cupcakes. Sip tea, coffee, or wine as the bus rolls through the streets of Glasgow. Several departure times allow you to explore the city on your own schedule.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$48.75
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Glasgow City Tour

Glasgow City Tour

This tour can be booked from one hour intervals. You can make this tour unique by adding the places you want to visit by arranging this with your chauffeur. Simply book one hour slot and add as many as your require by calling or emailing ourselves. Better than booking a full day and getting bored.
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  • 1 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$139.13
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Glasgow Scavenger Hunt: Glorious Glasgow

Glasgow Scavenger Hunt: Glorious Glasgow

Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
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  • 2 hours
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Glasgow Evening Dining Experiences

Glasgow Evening Dining Experiences

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Start off your weekend right by joining us on our City Cocktail Tour. Eat like a New Yorker with our stateside inspired menu cooked fresh from our on board kitchen. Two sliders with a mini mac + cheese. We believe the best nights out involve cocktails, so in this package you will get two cocktails with a choice of french martinis, cosmos, gin elder-flower spritz or woo woo. *This tour is suitable for passengers over 18 years of age only
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Glasgow Gin Tea Experience

Glasgow Gin Tea Experience

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Join us onboard the Red Bus Bistro for a Gin Tea Experience. Leaving from George Street, the tour lasts approximately 90 minutes during which we visit the top attractions Glasgow has to offer including; Provand’s Lordship, the upmarket West End, Glasgow University, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and the Transport Museum.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$61.03
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Private Glasgow Full-Day Tour

Private Glasgow Full-Day Tour

This private tour Is flexible & suitable for both (1. ) Cruise-Ship Passengers at port Greenock. (2. ) Day Tour From Glasgow Hotels. Welcome to Glasgow, Scotland's biggest and most exciting city! Continues to surprise and has improved so much in recent years it will soon rival Edinburgh tourist numbers. People settled here because of the river Clyde. Christian origins made the foundations for letting Glasgow flourish. The 12th Century Medieval cathedral was a place for holy pilgrimage across Europe. City prospers with Atlantic trade & commerce and population increase with advent of the Industrial revolution. Today the city is more modern and clean, popular to study, shop and eat/drink. I allow you to decide which attraction you prefer to see more to spend your time. Examples, The Kelvingrove Art Gallery & museum a must see attraction for the life and works of Charles Rennie Macintosh. Or the Hunterian museum inside Glasgow University. Or the Clydeside Scotch whisky distillery?
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$649.96
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Glasgow Luxury Private Sightseeing Excursion with Chauffeur Vehicle

Glasgow Luxury Private Sightseeing Excursion with Chauffeur Vehicle

Travel into the heart of the city around George Square: considered by many to be Glasgow’s City Centre. It’s a great place to start seeing the sights. The Square was designed and built in the late 19th century at the height of Glasgow’s prosperity. The Victorian buildings, including the splendid City Chambers, are a grand reminder of yesteryear and are a point of pride for the city. There are many other attractions in and around Glasgow, if you wanted to change the itinerary then please get in touch.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$555.11
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Glasgow Luxury Private Tour with Scottish Driver

Glasgow Luxury Private Tour with Scottish Driver

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Explore Glasgow in style by having a luxury private chauffeur to transport you between sites. By opting for a private tour, you’ll have your driver’s undivided attention for questions, and you won’t have to wait around for other travelers. Your driver will help you save time and see many of Glasgow’s top attractions in a day. Highlights include Glasgow Cathedral, St. Mungo Museum, The People’s Palace and Winter Gardens, and George Square.
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  • 7 hours
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US$708.46
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Discover Glasgow. Full day private tour in Mercedes Benz people carrier.

Discover Glasgow. Full day private tour in Mercedes Benz people carrier.

The Discover Glasgow full day tour allows you to discover the city at your own speed. You will discover the city an air conditioned executive Mercedes Benz. The tour combines all of Glasgow's most famous attractions along with some hidden gems. You will be accompanied by a knowledgeable local driver/ guide who will be able to give background information to the attractions and answer any of your questions. The tour is very informal and laid back if you want to stay longer at an attraction or go somewhere not listed no problem it's your day and we can make the tour to suit you. Chilled water, soft drinks and tasty treats will be available throughout the tour free of charge.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$311.98
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Full Day

Full Day

We are all Glasgow born photographers who have spent years exploring our great city, who better to guide you than us? We have spent many years gathering up permissions and friendships to gain you access to areas most do not get to use. With this tour, you will have at least one mini guided tour from a custodian of the location although we are aiming for two. There is so much to see and plenty of pre-planned stops en route where you can rest or dine. This is a leisurely tour that will use the subway system for part of its' route, it is how we usually travel here. With this package comes a support line for you to call for the duration of your holiday so that we can assist you in your every need long after the tour has ended, even if it is just to help with reservations at a hidden gem. We want not only to meet your expectations but to exceed them in every way, so when you leave you will love this city as we do. We do not advertise all of our itinerary as we like to keep our routes quiet
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$245.93
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Scotland Tours

Scotland Tours

Travel in style and comfort while visiting some of the most historic parts of Glasgow and see what the city has to offer.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$695.64
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Light Experience

Light Experience

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This is the only photo tour of Glasgow delivered by native photographers. We do not only know and love this city better than anyone else, we have photographed it for years. We will only take you to the best locations for photography and will assist you as and when needed if required. This tour is open for all levels be that those wanting camera shots from their phones to those using the latest Hasselblad's, all are welcome.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Scotland tours

Scotland tours

Our custom experiences take time to develop and are based on what we learn about you. Yes, they are private, but they are also fully customised. This is exclusively your experience. Our goal is to figure out who you are and then determine how we're going to introduce our country to you in a way that is unique to you.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
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Glasgow Sightseeing Tour

Glasgow Sightseeing Tour

This is a truly bespoke tour of Glasgow, we offer a first class service. When booked we offer the chance to add or remove places to visit and make it your trip to remember.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$518.67
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Glasgow through the ages: An audio tour discovering the city's humble beginnings

Glasgow through the ages: An audio tour discovering the city's humble beginnings

Join me on this self guided audio tour through the oldest part of Glasgow. We’ll start at Glasgow Cathedral, where we’ll meet St Mungo, the city’s patron saint, and learn about Glasgow’s humble beginnings 1,500 years ago. We’ll bustle along Glasgow’s High Street next, where a small city had started to take shape 900 years later, in the 1400s. It was busy with the thousands of pilgrims who came to worship at the shrine of St Mungo. In the 1700s, there were Tobacco Lords on the High Street, and Glasgow had become “the cleanest and beautifulest and best built city in Britain,” according to one English visitor. (He did add, “London excepted,” but in Glasgow we like to forget about that.) On the way, you’ll see: A herb garden filled with medicinal plants Street art that tells the story of the city A roundabout on which stands the steeple of a building once used as a prison A greenhouse of exotic plants in the shape of an upside down ship
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private 3-Hour Glasgow Tour with Pickup

Private 3-Hour Glasgow Tour with Pickup

This is a private tour that will allow travellers to see some of the best of what the city of Glasgow has to offer. The tour is perfect for travellers who are short on time but want to see Glasgow's sights in style and comfort. The private tours will be in a air conditioned Mercedes Benz people carrier. The tour will take three hours free cold beverages are provided. Your driver will be also be your guide as you are driven through the city.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$123.49
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Glasgow Christmas Tour Experience

Glasgow Christmas Tour Experience

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Marvel in the sights of Glasgow whilst tucking into a delicious three course Christmas dinner prepared aboard our vintage Routemaster bus.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$47.45
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Private Tour, Glasgow City Highlights

Private Tour, Glasgow City 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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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$222.60
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