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Glasgow: Clydeside Distillery Tour and Whisky Tasting

1. Glasgow: Clydeside Distillery Tour and Whisky Tasting

Discover the Dockside Story and soak in the history of the Old Pumphouse and the historic area of the Queen's Dock in the self-guided area at the start of the tour. Learn about the birth of the whisky industry and Glasgow’s history, featuring live footage and animation bringing the story to life. Next, your expert guide will take you through several areas of production at the distillery. See the craftsmen produce the high quality, New Make Spirit, currently maturing to become The Clydeside Single Malt Whisky. Your guide will provide all the detail in the production process at the distillery, including malting, mashing, fermentation, and distillation. Marvel in the picturesque Still House with the copper wash and spirit still, admiring the view down the River Clyde. Head into the tasting room where you'll experience the development of the Clydeside spirit, starting with the distillery's new make, followed by two whiskies that have each matured in first-fill bourbon casks and first-fill sherry casks.

Glasgow: Glengoyne Distillery Guided Tour & Whiskey Tasting

2. Glasgow: Glengoyne Distillery Guided Tour & Whiskey Tasting

Follow the journey of whiskey-making through mashtun and washbacks to the swan-necks of copper stills. Discover how every ounce of flavor is captured before sending the spirit to the cask. In the cool confines of the stone warehouse, see where the magic of maturation takes place. Learn how the whiskey ages, from the difference the wood makes, to how the spirit deepens in color over the years. After the tour, enjoy a tutored tasting of 3 Glengoyne Whiskies. Each whisky is paired with a chocolate from award-winning, Iain Burnett the Highland Chocolatier.

Glasgow: Vintage Bus Tour with Afternoon Tea or Gin

3. Glasgow: Vintage Bus Tour with Afternoon Tea or Gin

Experience Glasgow's top sights on a scenic bus tour while enjoying delicious treats. Be served a sophisticated afternoon tea menu of British snacks and upgrade your experience with a refreshing gin cocktail served in a teapot. Learn about the main landmarks as you pass by. Hop on a vintage double-decker and get ready for a unique adventure. Sit back, relax, and delight your senses whilst taking in the sites that the city has to offer. Choose from either a traditional afternoon tea and coffee or add gin cocktails with aromatic herbs and dainty edible flowers. Take in popular locations such as the People's Palace, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery, and the Transport Museum. Hear all about each place you pass from your onboard tour guide. Taste delicious sandwiches, petit fours, cupcakes, scones, and mini quiches, and sip on a glass of prosecco before you leave.

Glasgow: Hard Rock Cafe with Set Menu for Lunch or Dinner

4. Glasgow: Hard Rock Cafe with Set Menu for Lunch or Dinner

Jump the line at Glasgow's Hard Rock Cafe and enjoy one of four menu options, including a starter, entrée, dessert, and coffee, tea, or soft drink. Enjoy your meal in the historic, renaissance-inspired Athenaeum Theater, built in the 1890s. You will also be surrounded by Hard Rock Cafe's iconic collection of memorabilia. Choose from the following menus: Gold Menu – 2-course menu Choice of Main Course: • Original legendary burger (Black Angus steak burger) • Moving mountains burger (vegan burger) • Grilled chicken sandwich • Twisted mac, chicken, and cheese pasta • Grilled chicken caesar salad • BBQ pulled pork sandwich • Tupelo chicken tenders Dessert: • Brownie Beverage: • One soft drink, coffee, or tea Diamond Menu – 3-course menu Choice of Starter: • Caesar or house salad • Nachos to share Choice of Main Course: • Original legendary burger (Black Angus steak burger)  • Moving mountains burger (vegan burger)  • BBQ combo – pork ribs and hickory-smoked pulled pork • Grilled salmon • Twisted mac, chicken, and cheese pasta • Steak salad • BBQ Chicken Dessert: • Chocolate cake Beverage: • One soft drink, coffee, or tea

From Edinburgh: Discovering Malt Whisky Distillery Day Tour

5. From Edinburgh: Discovering Malt Whisky Distillery Day Tour

Get better acquainted with Scottish whiskey on this day trip by van from Edinburgh. Explore the distilleries of Glengoyne and Deanston and go for a drive along the shores of the famed Loch Lomond. Depart from Edinburgh in the morning aboard a climate-controlled van and relax on the drive west past Stirling castle. Arrive at Glengoyne distillery and be introduced to the simple but magical process of turning barley, water, and yeast into whisky. Unwind with a scenic drive to the shores of Loch Lomond. Stop at a pub where you can purchase a hearty lunch and some local beer. After lunch, have the option to go for a short walk to the viewpoint overlooking the loch before making your way to Deanston Distillery. Explore the interesting features of this distillery that was converted from cotton mill on the banks of the river Teith. Find out how they produce some unique whisky flavors. Return to Edinburgh with the stories and flavors of single malt whisky fresh in your mind.

Stirling Castle, Highland Lochs & Whisky Tour from Edinburgh

6. Stirling Castle, Highland Lochs & Whisky Tour from Edinburgh

Explore Scotland’s history on this unique tour. Start your day with a visit to Stirling Castle, home to the Scottish Royals until the early 17th century. You’ll have the opportunity to tour the castle itself or stroll around Old Stirling, the ancient capital of Scotland. On your way to Loch Lomond you’ll see the famous highland cows, and pass a stunning landscape of lochs and mountains, reaching Loch Lomond at lunchtime. After lunch by the "bonnie banks," you’ll have the choice of a boat trip on the Loch or a short nature walk to a superb viewpoint over Scotland’s largest lake. You’ll finish the day at Glengoyne Distillery, situated in a wooded valley in the southern Highlands. The distillery, which takes its name from ‘Glen Guin’ or Glen of the Wild Geese, has been producing high quality single malt for nearly 200 years. You will, of course, have the opportunity to tour this beautifully located distillery and sample the delicious 10-year-old product for yourself!

Glasgow: City Highlights Walking Tour and Whisky Tasting

7. Glasgow: City Highlights Walking Tour and Whisky Tasting

Enjoy a wee walk and a premium whisky tasting in a local pub with a fun, local guide and see a new side to Glasgow on your trip with this small-group tour. You'll spend the first part of the tour on a walking tour with your small group and guide, discovering the history and culture of Glasgow. On our most popular tour, truly spend quality time in Glasgow with a local. Throughout the tour, you will take a look at some of the famous and lesser-known figures in Glasgow, such as our patron saint St Mungo, and even Dr Who! Hear their stories as we travel through the centuries and explore what Glasgow has to offer. After the walking tour, you'll deserve a wee nip (or three)! Relax with the guide and enjoy a premium whisky tasting, trying three of Scotland's finest whiskies, and learning more about the whiskies as you go.

From Glasgow: Loch Lomond and Whisky Full-Day Tour

8. From Glasgow: Loch Lomond and Whisky Full-Day Tour

Meet your guide in Glasgow and travel the short distance towards Loch Lomond, one of the largest lochs in Scotland. Stop on the southern shore of the loch, where you can choose to join a 1-hour boat cruise and enjoy views of the surrounding mountains and castles. Those who wish to remain on dry land can admire the stunning landscape from the shore. The next stop is in the picturesque conservation village of Luss. Walk around the center and take photos of quaint cottages, or stroll along a little beach on the bank of Loch Lomond and admire the view of Ben Lomond. There will be plenty of time for you to enjoy lunch here. After a day filled with mountain air, lochs, and forests, travel back to Glasgow’s Clydeside Whisky Distillery. Located in the famous Queen’s Dock, this state-of-the-art distillery brings the production of single malt back to the city. Take a tour and see how this whiskey is distilled from grain to glass. If you’re not a whiskey fan, your guide can drop you off at Buchanan Bus Station earlier, so you can explore the city’s vibrant bars and music venues.

From Glasgow or Edinburgh: Scottish Whisky Tour

9. From Glasgow or Edinburgh: Scottish Whisky Tour

Discover the ultimate tour for whisky lovers and get a real taste of life in the Highlands and Scottish countryside. Your driver, a Scottish whisky ambassador, will share their knowledge and stories with you along the way, and may even stop for an extra dram or 2 along the way. Begin your adventure by heading across the Forth River and heading up to the Highlands where you will stop at your first distillery, the world-famous Dalwhinnie Distillery, which was built in 1897 and is Scotland's highest distillery. Break for lunch at the famous House of Braur, where you can also pick up gifts and souvenirs from your time in Scotland. Afterward, head to your second distillery, Blair Atholl, which is the oldest working distillery in Scotland and was founded in 1798. If time permits, stop at one more distillery on the way back to your hotel for one final tasting.

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What people are saying about Glasgow

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 50 reviews

Brilliant day from start to finish, the hosts were amazing and got the crowd going. Loved the stop to the museum was really interesting would highly recommend you to all our friends, I would just say maybe a uniform or a Santa hat even, would make it more memorable. Definitely a 5 star ⭐️ experience all round. Merry Xmas Debs Susan and Nikki from Aberdeen

Thanks to David, a pleasant and knowledgeable guide, I was able to have a fun experience! In particular, my friend was new to whiskey, and David made my friend's first whiskey experience fantastic.

Very enjoyable visit. Tour guide so friendly and informative. Would highly recommend.

Informative, educational, well paced, and with an excellent guide

Very good experience! Had whisky tasting and distillery tour.