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Glasgow: Glenfinnan, Mallaig and Glencoe Adventure Tour

1. Glasgow: Glenfinnan, Mallaig and Glencoe Adventure Tour

Enjoy a guided day trip from Glasgow by bus exploring the Port of Mallaig, Glencoe, Loch Lomond, and reach Glenfinnan Viaduct right on time to see the Jacobite Steam Train (also known as the Harry Potter Hogwarts Express) crossing the tall bridge. Depart Glasgow and travel north, stopping for a coffee and refreshments at a small highland village. Traveling onwards, reach Glencoe, known to many as the location for the Massacre of the MacDonald clan in 1692. Take photos of this beautiful area whilst you learn about its turbulent past. After Glencoe, travel further north to Fort William. Stop for refreshments and perhaps a bite to eat before journeying down the Road to the Isles. Learn about the history of the area as you approach Mallaig, where you will spend time enjoying lunch and its sea views. From Mallaig, travel eastwards to the main attraction, Glenfinnan. Arrive to see the Jacobite Steam Train (also known as the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter Films) cross the bridge. Enjoy the iconic view, known as the setting for many Harry Potter scenes, including Loch Shiel. From Glenfinnan, travel southwards, stopping for refreshments before reaching Luss for Loch Lomond. Spend time here to enjoy the beautiful lochside views before returning to Glasgow.

Stirling Castle, Highland Lochs & Whisky Tour from Edinburgh

2. 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!

From Glasgow: Loch Lomond and Whisky Full-Day Tour

3. 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.

Glasgow: Guided City Highlights Tour & Whisky Tasting (5pm)

4. Glasgow: Guided City Highlights Tour & Whisky Tasting (5pm)

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 guide, discovering the history and culture of Glasgow, visiting the key spots to see on a trip to the city. Throughout the tour you will take a look at some of the famous and lesser known figures to 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 (three, in fact)! Relax with the guide and enjoy a premium whisky tasting, trying three full drams of Scotland's finest whiskies, learning more about the whiskies as you go. Since launching, this has been one of our most popular tours for those looking for some sightseeing with a twist! Everything is included in the price, just show up and enjoy!

Glasgow's Music Mile Tour

5. Glasgow's Music Mile Tour

From the Royal Concert Hall to King Tut’s, the tour is a whistle-stop guide around Glasgow city center, an area teeming with music venues from the past and present. First, listen to the Apollo stories and check out the home of Celtic Connections. Hear tales from the heyday of the long gone Empire and listen to the legends from the late, lamented Apollo. The Conservatoire and Glasgow School of Art have both played a big role in the city's music scene and on this tour, you will listen to all the stories. Moving on to the Centre for Contemporary Arts and Nice 'n' Sleazy, the tour covers diverse genres and eras from dancehall and traditional jazz to punk, pop, and today's young guitar heroes. The music mile finishes at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut where you have the opportunity to follow in the early footsteps of Oasis, Blur and the Manic Street Preachers. Depending on access, you may have the chance to stand under the lights at King Tut’s and grab a selfie on the stage that helped launch so many great acts. Join the tour and explore a neighborhood rich in both musical myths and scuzzy backroom stages where the next generation of guitar heroes are paying their dues.

Merchant City: Past and Present Music Tour

6. Merchant City: Past and Present Music Tour

Share musical memories on this guided walking tour of the musical hot spots - past and present - in Glasgow's East End and Merchant City. Walk the oldest streets of Glasgow and avoid the usual tourist trails. The tour features tall tales, funny stories and fond recollections of great gigs. Starting at The Clutha, one of Glasgow's best loved live music pubs, the tour covers cherished venues such as the mighty Barrowland Ballroom and the venerable Britannia Panopticon – Britain’s oldest surviving music hall. During the tour, hear the story of the veteran venues which have found a new lease of life; the fertile relationship between the city’s visual arts community and its musicians; the legendary pubs frequented by folk music giants, and the newer, noisier upstarts that keep the grassroots scene growing. The tour finishes at the hip and happening Mono Café Bar where customers can enjoy a 25% discount on food. You don't need to be a music expert to enjoy the tour and even if you are, you may still learn new things. Jam-packed with anecdotes, the tour is designed to show a different side of Glasgow to both visitors and locals. The Merchant City has proved to be a creative stamping ground for everyone from Stan Laurel to Billy Connolly, Simple Minds and Franz Ferdinand. Take a tour of the area and find out why.  

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What are the best day trips and excursions from Glasgow?

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What people are saying about Glasgow

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 82 reviews

There were many last minute cancellations by others who had booked the tour, due to which we landed up only being 3 members (another couple and me). Our tour guide, Allen, was phenomenal! Despite being a small group, he was very interactive and enthusiastic, giving us trivia along the way. We even made pit stops to take pictures at some beautiful spots. Allen went an extra step to walk us around Loch Lomond, while sharing local tales and history. Scotland is so scenic and serene, you will fall in love with the place! I would highly recommend buying entry tickets to both the castle and the distillery as it's a worthy experience. - The lunch break is by the Loch Lomond, and the only restaurant there has super slow service which doesn't leave you much time to explore the Loch. I would recommend skipping the restaurant and picking something on-the-go from the cafes.

Great walking tour with an easy going and knowledgeable guide. Got to see university area and an interesting old part of the city near Necropolis (old majestic graveyard) with a lot of ghosts!!! Ending the tour at a nice bar with tasting of three different whiskeys. All three very different and really interesting with specific characters. Much better than expected as I used to be a bourbon drinker before this tasting. Highly recommendable guided walking trip combined with whiskey! :-)

Louise was our tour guide, and she was amazing! She knew a great deal about the city and really brought it to life. The whisky lesson was great, and she knew a great deal about the subject matter. This is a tour that is definitely worth doing!

Euan our guide was great. The only downside was the weather didn’t participate with the tour, but that is Scotland. Would do it again.

Informative driver and plenty to see. Well thought out trip