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Glasgow: Private Historical Walking Tour

4.8 / 5

16 reviews

Activity provider: scotlandtouring

Glasgow: Private Historical Walking Tour

Activity provider: scotlandtouring
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From US$ 17.61 per person

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Uncover the past walking round Glasgow. See history in George Square and Merchant city. Glasgow Cathedral, the Gallery of Modern Art, Police Museum. Uncover the story of Glasgow’s success,shame.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • The Glasgow story in the Magnificent Architecture of George Square
  • Explore the hidden alleys and lanes of the Merchant city.
  • Discover Glasgow's original Medieval city centre
Full description

Step into the past with on a walking tour of Glasgow. Find out about the history of the city as you stroll through George Square, Glasgow Cathedral, the collections in the Gallery of Modern Art, and the Police Museum.

Meet your guide at George Square and admire the the Victorian architecture of the City Chambers, the Merchants' House, and the headquarters of the Glasgow City Council. Discuss how this square is named after an English King with your local guide. 

Discover Glasgow's early Christian and Roman heritage and learn how the ancient tribes influenced the city. Walk to the modern commercial district and see where commercial Capitalism took root and where socialism and the British Labor party began.

Continue to the shopping street and find the homes and palaces of the original trading Barons. Hear about who once made and lost fortunes and how the American War of Independence may have been set alight by Glaswegians.

See more of this vibrant city as you visit the imposing Glasgow Cathedral, the collections in the Gallery of Modern Art, and the Police Museum. Explore the influence of Irish Immigrants on the city's growth. Finish your tour at the Glasgow Cross where public executions used to take place. 

Includes
  • Guide
  • Entrance to the Cathedral
  • Entrance to the Gallery of Modern Art
  • Entrance to the the Police Museum
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Please meet your guide between the lions in George Square.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • This walking tour takes place on flat terrain
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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this is a fabulous tour. The guide Ian was spectacular. Full of fascinating facts, well read, a pleasure to listen to and follow. Not only a guide but an actor that captivated you firvthe whole tour. Don't miss out. Also amazing value. Thank you Ian, if only they where all like you.....but your a star.

March 14, 2022

Ian was an entertaining & knowledgeable guide about Glasgow. He made sure everyone in the group was with the group. He also gave some good spots to eat.

July 16, 2022

Although Glasgow is definitely not one of the most beautiful cities in the world, our guide Ian was definitely one of the best city guides in the world. His information, his wit and his ability to communicate make the tour a recommendable event.

July 1, 2022

Product ID: 408774