The perfect way to explore Glasgow
Explore Glasgow in comfort and enjoy the flexibility that our Visit Scotland 5* rated tour offers with 21 stops where you can hop on and off to visit many of the best visitor attractions the city has to offer.
Our experienced and friendly staff are on hand to help you make the most of your time in Glasgow and on the tour so remember, they're there to answer any questions you might have. At 1 hour 20 minutes long the tour is jam-packed with information about the city, its history, architecture and places to visit. Choose from live commentary from local guides or recorded multilingual commentary in nine languages, including English. Both available on regular departures.
Our hop-on and hop-off city bus tours operate all year round and our open-top, double-decker City Sightseeing buses are a regular sight in Glasgow with frequent departures throughout the day. Our tour frequency varies during the year, with a 10 minute frequency during the peak summer months. Take a look at the tour map below, which updates in real time with the locations of our buses.
To find out how frequently we will be operating during your visit to the city, check out the relevant season timetable.
For more detailed information on different aspects of our tour, select the individual features detailed below.
Glasgow tour features
1 or 2 day ticketsOur tour tickets are valid for 1 or 2 consecutive calendar days. If you are buying a 1 day ticket, we'd recommend that you decide on a maximum of 3 places you'd like to hop off at for visits during the tour. Obviously the 2 day ticket allows for more visits to the many visitor attractions en route, perhaps with some shopping and meals added in to your tour itinerary!
Great value faresFurther discounts for concession card holders, students and children. Children under 5 travel free. Family tickets also available.
Multi-lingual commentary8 languages available via complimentary headphones including French, Spanish, Italian, German, Swedish, Russian, Portuguese and Mandarin.
Ghoulish GlasgowFor children we have created the Ghoulish Glasgow commentary that features ghastly, ghostly and sometimes downright horrible facts about historic Glasgow.
21 stops Hop-off at any of the stops on our tour route. Our tour has been created to incorporate most of Glasgow's visitor attractions, many of which are free, and maximise the experience of visitors to our city. Each of our 21 stops on the tour offer hop-off and on opportunities and our map shows some of the places that can be visited at each stop. With regular frequencies all year round, this means that our customers can explore in the knowledge that they can hop on to another bus soon and go and explore their next planned stop. So, go explore!
20% DiscountOn tickets to the wonderful Glasgow Science Centre. Just present your tour ticket to get your discount.
ExclusivePrices for afternoon tea at the iconic Willow Tea Rooms featuring stunning Charles Rennie Mackintosh designs. Only £11 for adults and £5 for a child. Tickets available from our drivers.
Live commentaryWe offer live commentary on selected tours. All our guides have 5 things in common. They're local. They love Glasgow. The know an awful lot about the city. They want to share their knowledge with you. They are trained, qualified and experienced guides. Our live guide tours operate from Easter through until the end of November and there are regular daily departures throughout. For specific daily departures featuring live guide commentary, please ask a member of staff.
From Easter 2016 we are joining with Glasgow Subway to offer our tour customers a day’s unlimited travel on the Subway system at a great discounted rate. ‘The clockwork orange’ as Glaswegians affectionately call the local Subway, consists of an Inner and Outer Circle which takes in most of Glasgow and, given it’s a circle, is ideal for tourists who want to explore even more of Glasgow without fear of getting lost! Subway Vouchers are available from our drivers.
Full accessibility for wheelchair users is available on all our tours. One dedicated wheelchair space is available on the lower deck of each bus.
To ensure the availability of this space, we recommend that you contact us in advance with details of your proposed journey times.
A full accessibility statement is currently being produced and should be available online soon.
Glasgow live tour map
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Glasgow tour clips
For a preview of some of the sights on our Glasgow tour, please watch our 'official' video clip below. Our comedy tour clip was especially recorded for Glasgow's Comedy Festival by Raymond Mearns and is shown with kind permission of Glasgow City Marketing Bureau.
Official Glasgow tour
Comedy tour clip
Glasgow tour timetables
Regular departures are from our main stop at George Square West
Look out for our branded bus stop signs around the City
Some of our stops are request only so please signal if you wish to board or leave the bus
Our full tour takes approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes*
*Whilst we make every effort to run on time, delays caused by traffic can occasionally occur.
Glasgow Tour operating times
Our spring timetable will be available from 25th of March 2016.
|Download Spring timetable|
Our summer timetable will be available from 27th of May 2016.
|Download Summer timetable|