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City Sightseeing Glasgow

George Square, Glasgow, Scotland
44 (0)141 204 0444
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As featured in 3 days in Glasgow
Ranked #22 of 76 activities in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Bus tours
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Open top bus tour on the route of Glasgow's top visitor attractions. Tickets valid 2 days.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
29 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We bought a one day ticket ( didn't even know beforehand that that was an option) from the bus driver. We sat at the top and listened to the audio guide ---perhaps with live commentary it would have been more interesting. The history covered on the tape was informative but dry. There was no way we could have walked all... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Started well. Tour was really interesting - we listened to the on-board guide. Then the problems began. Bus departed early from Botanic Gardens so we missed it and ended up walking to Kelvingrove instead. When we left there a bus turned up but was full so drove off without us. We weren't given any info (e.g. whether an additional bus... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I was disappointed with this tour after having been on others in other cities.Mainly because the city seemed very unattractive and lacking much history.Maybe part of the reason we didn't enjoy it is that we got very wet and cold on the top of the bus.Most other reviewers seemed to enjoy the tour.We got off the tour when we went... More

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Bury, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Paid in full for tour got on at Radisson Blue Argyle Street. Was not told that the bus was being diverted that day when I bought the tickets. During the tour we had to get off one bus and get another because there was an Orange day parade being held in Glasgow and we could not go into St George's... More

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Helsinki, Finland
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

After Edinburghs city tour Glaskows tour felt little boring... Nothing really special attractions with great stories. Allthought this was good way to see the city, same way than in every cities travelled.

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Ballymoney, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
16 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We went on the tour at the end of June and as it was the summer season the buses went every 15 mins. You can buy the ticket from the driver which means you can hop on and start the tour wherever is convenient to you. The tour lasts about 1 hour 50 mins and takes in many areas which... More

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Stromness, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The buses depart regularly from George Square and the tour, if you stay on board, lasts about 1hour 50minutes. You can hop off and on at places of interest to you. Some of the guides are more interesting/informed/amusing than others but all do a good job of telling you about the city past and present.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I took the tour bus with a friend who was from Glasgow ,while the trip was enjoyable we were disappointed that there was no reference made to the Necroplis ,We visited the Necropolis (situated behind Glasgow Cathedral) and found it I very interesting ,it is a very well maintained historic cementrey with views over looking the city.WHile reference was made... More

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Canberra, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

The live guide was fabulous, I think his name was Jamie? This is our 5th City Sightseeing tour around the UK in the last two weeks, but unfortunately it was the worst. The others are all around an hour long and have clearly put a lot of thought into the attractions they will visit and route they will take. However,... More

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Matthews, North Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Even for Glaswegians born and bred, there is no better way to explore the best of this ancient town than atop these open deck busses. The double-decker delights start from George Square in the city center but you can hop-on-hop-off anywhere they meander - tickets are good for unlimited wanderings during any two consecutive days. We jumped on at the... More

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