Whether you’re in Glasgow for 2 hours or 2 days, a guided tour around the city is a fun way to get to know the history and culture. Guided tours may cover general areas or specific historic or iconic places. It doesn’t matter how well you know the city, as there’s always more to discover! See the tours below for the perfect activities for a half a day or one day in Glasgow, and be sure to check out our offers to snag discounts on some of them. And for other Glasgow itineraries, take a look at our collection and plan your perfect Glasgow trip!

General Glasgow Tours

Red tour bus in front of Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow
City Sightseeing Glasgow tours take you through the entirety of the city.

Want to see a bit of everything? Whether you’re a tourist here for the day or you’ve lived in Glasgow all your life, there’s nothing like experiencing the city with a bit of historical context. Try Glasgow City Sightseeing, who offer hop-on-hop-off tours with 21 stops and an open deck for the (few) sunny days. With full accessibility and multilingual tours, these tours are as crowd-pleasing as you get and offer entertainment for the whole family. See their website for more information, tour schedule, and stops. These tours also give you discounts for various shops and attractions!

Duration: 1.5 hours

Price (adult): £16 


If you prefer your tours by foot, find Walking Tours Glasgow. These tours cover smaller areas of Glasgow, focusing for example on the city centre or West End, but allow for plenty of variation. From general tours to Street Art and Instagram Tours, there’s a bit of everything here

Duration: 1.5-3 hours

Price (adult): £10

Walk through Glasgow’s Local History

If you’re looking for a historically significant tour, you can’t go wrong with the Glasgow Necropolis Tours. Ran by their friendly volunteers, the tour takes you through the Victorian Cemetery. 

Duration: 2 hours

Price (adult): Free, donation encouraged


Glasgow Women’s Library is one of the big cultural institutions in Glasgow. Their Women Heritage Walks offer an alternative type of walking tour through the city, told from the perspective of women in Glasgow’s history. Find the upcoming walks here. 

Duration: 2 hours

Price (adult): £10

Tipsy Glasgow Tours

Inside Clydeside Distillery - Glasgow tours
Clydeside Distillery offers distillery tours coupled with a beautiful view of the Clyde.

Right by the Riverside Museum at the Clyde lies Clydeside Distillery. Despite being opened fairly recently, they’re especially known for their delicious Whiskey and Chocolate tour, combining five drams with artisan chocolate. 

Duration: 1.5 hours

Price (adult): £28


You can’t mention alcohol and Glasgow without talking about the city’s own beer, Tennent’s. The famous brewery offers many different options for tours, from a heritage tour to a craft beer masterclass. You can find the different options for tours here.

Duration: 1.15 hours – 2 hours

Price (adult): £12.5 – £36


Want a short trip outside the hustle and bustle of Glasgow? Just an hour away from the city centre by bus lies Glengoyne Distillery. If you’re looking for an alternative Glasgow tour, Glengoyne offers tours of the distillery, as well as in-depth tours through the art of distilling. Read more on the seven different types of tours here. 

Duration: 45 minutes – 5 hours

Price (adult): £12.5 – £160

Glasgow Tours for Football Fans

Celtic Park offers 4-star rated tours of the stadium, giving you an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the pitch and team dressing room. If you’re looking for a day full of football, make sure to sneak to the Ibrox Stadium Tours right after, for another glimpse of a stadium. 

Duration: Around 45 minutes

Price (adult): £13.5 – £15

Celtic Park Tours take you to the football pitch
A tour at the football stadiums take you from the trophy rooms, to the dressing rooms, out to the pitch.