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Half-Day Private Glasgow Must-Sees Tour provided by Glasgow Private Tours

Half-Day Private Glasgow Must-Sees Tour

Half-Day Private Glasgow Must-Sees Tour
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Tour snapshot
Check off all the classic downtown Glasgow sights in one half-day walking tour
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Even if you’ve only got half a day in town, check off the highlights without rushing on this private Glasgow walking tour. Traveling at your own pace to attractions tailored to suit your interests, snap key sights like Glasgow Cathedral, Tolbooth Steeple, and the Gallery of Modern Art, and get a taste of local life from your insider guide.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Customize your tour to suit your needs with your private guide
  • Get personalized insights into local life from a Glasgow insider
  • Discover landmarks like Glasgow Cathedral and the Gallery of Modern Art
What to expect
If you’re staying in Glasgow city center, your guide will collect you from your door to start your private walking tour. Be sure to let them know any sights you’d like to see or interests you may have: the tour is customizable to meet your needs. A typical itinerary covers sights including Glasgow Cathedral, the Necropolis cemetery, Tolbooth Steeple, the Gallery of Modern Art, George Square, Templeton’s Carpet Factory, St. Andrew’s Cathedral, and much, much more. Travel at your own pace to the locations that interest you and feel free to ask whatever questions spring to mind. At the end of the tour, your guide will escort you home.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Customize your tour to suit your needs with your private guide
  • Get personalized insights into local life from a Glasgow insider
  • Discover landmarks like Glasgow Cathedral and the Gallery of Modern Art
What to expect
If you’re staying in Glasgow city center, your guide will collect you from your door to start your private walking tour. Be sure to let them know any sights you’d like to see or interests you may have: the tour is customizable to meet your needs. A typical itinerary covers sights including Glasgow Cathedral, the Necropolis cemetery, Tolbooth Steeple, the Gallery of Modern Art, George Square, Templeton’s Carpet Factory, St. Andrew’s Cathedral, and much, much more. Travel at your own pace to the locations that interest you and feel free to ask whatever questions spring to mind. At the end of the tour, your guide will escort you home.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 45766P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Complimentary Tea or Coffee during scheduled break
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel Meet & Greet (City Centre - within a walk to George Sq only)
  • Private walking tour
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Meet / drop-off from locations outside of City Centre (within a walk from George Sq)
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • If you're staying within 15 mins walk of the centre of Glasgow (George Square), our guide can meet you at your hotel. We can organise an executive vehicle and a driver to meet and greet you in the port in Greenock morning, take you in comfort and style to Glasgow city where you will meet your personal tour guide. After some wonderful Glasgow sightseeing, we'll get you safely back aboard later that afternoon. Up to 4 people  - £ 80 (E Class Mercedes, Audi A6 or similar) Up to 7 people  - £ 95 (people carrier) We can also organise an executive vehicle and a driver to meet and greet you at the Glasgow Airport and take you in comfort and style to Glasgow city where you will meet your personal tour guide. Up to 4 people - £ 30 (E Class Mercedes, Audi A6 or similar) Up to 7 people - £ 38 (people carrier)
  • George Square, Glasgow, UK Tall column at the centre of George Square
  • Ports:
  • Greenock
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Multi-lingual guide (English, Spanish, Russian)
  • Please note that this is a walking tour without vehicle
  • Glasgow Port (Greenock) pickup and return by private vehicle can be arranged for additional cost on request
  • We can arrange vehicle hire for the tour for additional cost on request
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Complimentary Tea or Coffee during scheduled break
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel Meet & Greet (City Centre - within a walk to George Sq only)
  • Private walking tour
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Meet / drop-off from locations outside of City Centre (within a walk from George Sq)
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • If you're staying within 15 mins walk of the centre of Glasgow (George Square), our guide can meet you at your hotel. We can organise an executive vehicle and a driver to meet and greet you in the port in Greenock morning, take you in comfort and style to Glasgow city where you will meet your personal tour guide. After some wonderful Glasgow sightseeing, we'll get you safely back aboard later that afternoon. Up to 4 people  - £ 80 (E Class Mercedes, Audi A6 or similar) Up to 7 people  - £ 95 (people carrier) We can also organise an executive vehicle and a driver to meet and greet you at the Glasgow Airport and take you in comfort and style to Glasgow city where you will meet your personal tour guide. Up to 4 people - £ 30 (E Class Mercedes, Audi A6 or similar) Up to 7 people - £ 38 (people carrier)
  • George Square, Glasgow, UK Tall column at the centre of George Square
  • Ports:
  • Greenock
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Multi-lingual guide (English, Spanish, Russian)
  • Please note that this is a walking tour without vehicle
  • Glasgow Port (Greenock) pickup and return by private vehicle can be arranged for additional cost on request
  • We can arrange vehicle hire for the tour for additional cost on request
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    George Square
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    George Square
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Duke of Wellington Statue
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Merchant City
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Provand's Lordship
  • 4
    Glasgow Cathedral
    Stop: 25 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    The Necropolis
    Stop: 25 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Tolbooth Steeple
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Glasgow Green
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    People's Palace and Winter Gardens
    St Andrew's Cathedral Glasgow
  • 8
    St Enoch Shopping Centre
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Templeton's Carpet Factory
    Buchanan Street
  • You'll return to the starting point
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ChrisO
3 contributions
Solo
Having recently moved to Glasgow what better way to get to know my new home than with a private guided tour. Booked direct through their website, easy to navigate, simple booking procedure and great communication from Nick once the tour was booked, confirming all the details and then re-confirming a few days before the tour itself. Zhanna who was my tour guide for the day suggested a meeting location that was central, easy to get to and a great starting point for the tour. As for the tour itself, for a 5 hour walking tour time flew by, it was an easy walking pace but at the same time we covered so much ground. Zhanna was full of knowledge about the city, and it was great to be able to learn about the history of the city from architecture and effects of war, murals that are dotted all over the city, the cathedral and some of the churches and the history along the Clyde and ship building. Managed to fit in a great coffee stop along the route with an amazing desert to pick up the sugar levels too. Would highly recommend Glasgow Private Tours if you’re after a tour of the city, had always done group tours before in new places but honestly private tours are the way forward. You get so much more information, things can be tailored to you and not the masses, and it’s at your pace.
Thank you Nick and Zhanna for helping me get to know my new home
Written November 15, 2021
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Zhanna B
Thank you Chis for your warm words - it’s been a pleasure to meet you! I hope you like your new city!
Written November 17, 2021
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JoR
Tucson, AZ211 contributions
Zhanna was an excellent guide . We alway like to book a private tour so we can have more of a personal and informative experience.

She picked us up at our hotel and we walked the city neighborhoods . She was extremely knowledgeable & it was truly amazing how much she knew ! She had images and information for us of the old buildings as they were long ago and talked of architectural aspect of each of the buildings, history and people behind it. She explained the university history and showed us the murals relating to each building and talked of the artist.
We visited the Glasgow Cathedral, Necropolis cemetery which was amazing. We stopped in a cafe and had coffee and pastries and really enjoyed our time with her.
Unfortunately, I had had a past knee injury and was starting to feel pain, so we had to cut our tour sort a bit which made me sad to leave.
She is such a sweet kind person with a fabulous personality !

If you are in Glasgow you should take a tour with her , you will be VERY pleased!
Written May 17, 2022
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Zhanna B
I am touched by how kind your words are, it was an absolute pleasure to give you a private tour> I hope your knee is better! Thank you so much.
Written May 18, 2022
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Katherine N
5 contributions
Couples
This was the most amazing tour. Zhanna met us at our hotel, walked us all over the east end of the city, shared with us the amazing history of Glasgow AND she had a small binder with historic photos, stories and anecdotes. We sat and had a beverage, shared some stuff about ourselves and the whole experience was just delightful. The private experience and not having to travel with a large group of people made it feel intimate and less like a tourist. I highly recommend this tour. If you have 4 hours in Glasgow, book this tour.
Written April 19, 2022
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Mocurlylulu
Ojai, CA262 contributions
Zhanna was a fabulous guide for our walk about Glasgow for half a day. Saw the sites and learned about the history of Glasgow and Scotland. She weaves in wonderful tales and brings the city to life.

Nick her husband was very timely with responses to emails and professional.

Not going to make a mistake here
Written July 21, 2022
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Gregory Cooper (Cala-Bona.info)
Glasgow, UK46 contributions
From start to finish this tour was packed full of information, stories and things that blew my mind. Our guide was fantastic and gave us more for our money than we expected. I have lived in this great city for nearly 20 years and I learned more about it that day than I did living here for all these years. If you are from Glasgow, please try it out a great days fun and you will learn and see things you never knew of. All in all a fantastic service and one that I will spread the word of from this day forth.
Written February 6, 2020
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GlasgowPT
Thank you so much for such a glowing review, we had a great time showing you our wonderful city!
Written February 7, 2020
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Deirdre B
5 contributions
I had only one day in Glasgow so I booked a tour to try to see as much as possible. I booked a 5 hour afternoon walking tour. Zhanna has lived in Glasgow for five years, but her knowledge of the town and history was unsurpassed. A truly professional tour guide who seems to love what she does. One of the most informative tours I have taken. Easy walking pace and just a fabulous guide. Anyone who can keep my interest for 5 hours is EXCEPTIONAL.
Written October 6, 2021
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Zhanna B
Thank you Deirdre for your kind words! It’s been a true pleasure to meet you guys and to show you around! I enjoyed every minute of it, honestly! Hope the rest of the trip was great, too!
Written October 8, 2021
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Dawn M
Fort Lauderdale, FL87 contributions
Couples
My husband and I took this tour and are really glad we did. Our guide took us through the history, architecture, social and cultural highlights of Glasgow, and we left feeling like we had a good flavor of the city. Having done our research in advance, we felt like the guide hit all the sites/highlights that we had hoped she would. Whether you have limited time in Glasgow, or if your just need a good overview at the beginning of your stay, I highly recommend this tour.
Written July 24, 2019
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GlasgowPT
Thank you Dawn! Elsa is delighted that you had a great experience - it was so kind of you to take the time to give us such positive feedback!
Written July 25, 2019
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Warren M
Lewis Center, OH53 contributions
Couples
Our tour was with Zhanna, and we could not have been more pleased. We also made special arrangements with Nick at Glasgow Private Tours for transportation from our ship. The driver was waiting for us ship-side when we disembarked. He drove us to Glasgow mid-town where he introduced us to Zhanna. He confirmed with her what time we would finish and told us where to meet our driver for the return trip. We immediately developed a great rapport with Zhanna. It was like walking with a very knowledgeable teacher/friend. The tour lasted 5 hours and we saw a great deal of the city. She was kind to us 'older' folks and stopped to rest and talk on several occasions. She also treated us to tea along the way. When the title says 'private', that's exactly what it was. Just my wife and me! It was a most enjoyable tour and, in my opinion, a great value! Zhanna is extremely knowledgeable about her adopted city, and carried a bag of visual aids, etc. to enhance our tour. I highly recommend this tour.
Written June 20, 2018
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Jeffrey S
Ascot, UK18 contributions
Had a brilliant walking tour with Elsa! She was very pleasant and informative. It was a great way to learn a lot about Glasgow in only a half day! Highly recommended!
Written September 21, 2020
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GlasgowPT
Thank you so much Jeffrey for your positive review! Elsa had a great time too, and we hope you come back to our wonderful city in the near future.
Written September 22, 2020
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margel
Bethesda, MD6 contributions
A wonderful walking tour with a great guide who gave us both the history and the back story of all the wonderful places in Glasgow. It was a highlight of our trip.
Written November 13, 2019
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GlasgowPT
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us such a great review - I think that's one of our favourite headings for a review!
Written November 16, 2019
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Great tour! Highly recommend, especially if you have small children!
We loved Zhanna! She was an excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable about the city and it’s history. I also HIGHLY
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Zhanna was wonderful! We took the Glasgow City Tour and the Culture and Arts tour with her. She was informative, sh
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Excellent
Really good time with lots of interesting facts and information about the history of the city! Highly recommend!
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We would like to thank Zhanna for her her kindness and expertise . Excellent Guided . Tour Experience
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Knowledgable Tour Guides
Zhanna was an amazing guide - so knowledgable. We had a great three hours with her learning all about Glasgow. I
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It was extraordinary
I took a wonderful tour with Cameron at the Rabbie's tour company. We went to Oban and visited castles and captivti
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Marvelous Walk, Fabulous Guide
Zhanna was marvelous! We had a lovely walking tour around city center that had the perfect mix of history, local lo
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This tour was excellent! Tour guide was the most experienced and gentle. Would recommend it! I appreciate the servi
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Glasgow with Elsa!
We were only in Glasgow for a day and half and our 5 hour tour with Elsa really covered it all! Elsa is so knowledg
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Outstanding Guide
Had a tour of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Glasgow University with Xharma. She was extremely knowledgeable and answe
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The highlight of our trip!
Thanks to the lovely Elsa, we enjoyed an enlightening and very engaging tour. Although the weather proved extremely
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Great Private Tour with Elsa
My husband and I really enjoyed our 3 hour walking tour with Elsa. She was very kind, had great energy and was very
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Glasgow walking Tour with Elsa
This tour was amazing, Elsa is a FANTASTIC guide. We got up close and personal with Glasgow, what a awesome city, i
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A wonderful day out.
World renowned artwork and sculptures. Fabulous Museum and historical organ concert most days. An amazing place to
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Walking tour of the west end
Zhanna was our guide , she met us at our hotel and we went by subway to the west end , she was very knowledgeable a
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