Glasgow City Sightseeing Tour

Glasgow square

Beauty that’s rough around the edges. Touring that isn’t.

Whether you’re talking about the Arts and Crafts style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, or the historic industrial sites of the East End, there’s no better way to soak in the real splendor of Glasgow than the Glasgow City Sightseeing Tour from Rail Europe. Start with a 1 hour and 45 minute tour and city overview of Glasgow, or hop on and off at will from the moment you enter the double-decker open-air tour bus. Either way, you have 2 days to explore this special part of Scotland at your own pace. No rushing. No hassles. Visit Glasgow’s 13th century cathedral that some say miraculously survived the Scottish Reformation. Or perhaps tour The Tenement House, preserved from Edwardian times. And if you’re in the United Kingdom, you can never be too far from a castle. The Glasgow City Sightseeing Tour from Rail Europe is both beautiful and practical. How very Scottish, after all.

Here’s what’s included:

    •  A voucher valid for 2 days on a Hop on/Hop off open-air double-decker tour bus
    • 24 stops throughout Glasgow and departures every 15-20 minutes (every 30 minutes in winter)
    • English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Mandarin and Swedish commentary available



    • Rail Europe voucher is exchanged for your Glasgow City Sightseeing tour.
    • Voucher must be exchanged within 3 months of the date of purchase.
    • Special savings option allows you to purchase just one pass that will cover 2 adults and up to 3 children.
    • Hours of Operation:
      • January - March and September  - December : 10:00am - 4:00pm.
      • April - June1: 9:30am - 5:00pm.
      • July - August;  9:30am - 6:00pm.
      • Does not operate December 25 and 26 and January 1
    • Some buses may be wheelchair accessible. Please inquire locally.
Where are the bus stops located and what landmarks can I reach from this stop?

  • George Square: City Chambers, Gallery of Modern Art, Tourist Information, Queen Street Station, Trades Hall
  • Glasgow Cathedral: St Mungo Museum, Provands lordship
  • Merchant City: Merchamts’ Square, Ramshorn Theatre, City Halls
  • Glasgow Green: People’s Palace,The ‘Barras’ Market (Sat – Sun), The West Brewery
  • St Andrews Square: St Andrews in the Square, Glasgow Police Museum
  • St Enoch: Express by Holiday Inn, St Enoch Shopping Centre
  • George Square: City Chambers, Gallery of Modern Art, Tourist Information, Queen Street Station, Trades Hall
  • St Vincent Place: The Lighthouse, Shopping: Princes Square, Buchanan Galleries, Buchanan Street
  • SAS Radisson Hotel: Central Station, Jury’s Inn, Quality Central Hotel
  • Hotels: Marriott, Menzies, Hilton, Premier Travel Inn
  • City Inn: Rotunda, Campanile Hotel, Squinty Bridge
  • SECC: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Science Centre, IMAX Cinema, Glasgow Tower
  • Tall Ship: Glasgow Harbour, Heliport
  • Glasgow University: Glasgow University Visitor Centre, Hunterian Art Gallery & Museum, The Mackintosh House
  • Byres Road: Botanic Gardens, Oran M
  • Museums: Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Transport Museum, Kelvin Hall Sports Arena Kelvin Park: Kelvingrove Park, Youth Hostel, Kelvingrove Hotel, Argyll Hotel
  • Charing Cross: Royal Highland Fusiliers Museum, The Mitchell Library, The Tenement House Willow Tea Rooms: Glasgow School of Art, McLellan Galleries
  • Theatres: Pipng Centre, Theatre Royal, Pavilion Theatre, Academy of Music and Drama
  • Royal Concert Hall: Buchanan Galleries (Shopping), Buchanan Bus Station, Cineworld
  • The Barras: Weekend market, Glickman’s Sweet Shop
  • Radisson Blu Hotel: Central Station, Grand Central Hotel, Euro Hostel, The Artto Hotel, Jurys Hotel
  • City Inn: Rotunda, Campanile Hotel, Squinty Bridge
  • Botanic Gardens: Kibble Palace, Oran Mor, Hilton Grosvenor Hotel, Great Western Road Hotels