How do I book a ticket for the City Sightseeing Glasgow tour?
You can book your tour online, from our pavement team at Stop 1 George Square (cash, contactless or card), from your driver at any stop (cash or contactless) or from our partners at Eurohostel Glasgow, Visit Scotland Glasgow iCentre or Mharsanta Merchant City. Please note, contactless payment is applicable to transactions £30 and under.
Do you do discounts?
Discounts for groups of 10 or more for the 1 day Glasgow tour are available to book online. Each member of the group will get £1 off their tour ticket.
Students and concessions receive £1 off the standard adult price. Family tickets (covering up to 2 adults and 3 children) are also great value, particularly the 2 day option.
If you’re staying in a hotel in Glasgow, ask your reception for a City Sightseeing Glasgow £1 off voucher.
When will I receive my e-ticket (online bookings)?
You will receive your booking confirmation and e-ticket a few minutes after you have completed your transaction. Please take care to enter your email address correctly. If you have not received your e-ticket, please check your junk folder as it may have gone in there. If not, get in touch with our customer service team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I have to print my e-ticket (online bookings)?
You can present your e-ticket to your driver to board our tour bus either on paper or your smartphone. Both will scan.
Why have I only received one e-ticket for my group booking?
You will receive one e-ticket per booking, regardless of whether you have booked tickets for one person or 15 people. Upon boarding your tour bus, present your e-ticket to your driver who will scan it and print individual tour tickets for the number of people you are travelling with.
Can I separate from my group on the tour?
If you board as a group for your first tour of the day you will be given individual tickets upon redeeming your e-ticket. After this point, you can separate.
Where do I start the tour?
Our tour departs from Stop 1, George Square. However, you can board the tour at any stop.
What’s the last tour of the day?
The last tour of the day departs George Square at 1630 in spring, autumn and winter (October to mid May). In summer, the last tour of the day departs at 1820. Please check our timetable for current bus times.
What is the frequency and tour times?
Our tour operates every 10 minutes in summer, every 15 minutes in spring and autumn and every 30 minutes in winter. Check out our current timetable.
Where does the tour stop?
The City Sightseeing Glasgow tour has 21 key stops around Glasgow’s east, centre and west. These include landmarks such as Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Riverside Museum, Glasgow Cathedral, shopping district and Glasgow Green.
Is commentary provided on the tour?
We provide commentary on every tour, giving you an insight into Glasgow’s history, culture and people. From March to October live guides are available on every second tour. Our tour guides are Scottish Tourist Guides Association Yellow Badge trained. Our guides are knowledgeable, passionate and bring their own sense of humour and anecdotes to their commentary. For this reason, they are frequently sited on Trip Advisor as the highlight of our tour.
On every tour from November to February, and every other tour throughout the rest of the year, multi-lingual recorded commentary in seven languages is available. We provide earphones for free. Our Ghoulish Glasgow commentary channel will keep the kids entertained with tales from Glasgow’s gristly and ghostly past.
What languages is the tour commentary in?
Our recorded tour commentary is available in English (voiced by famous historian Neil Oliver), Spanish, French, German, Italian, Polish and Mandarin.
How long does the tour last?
The Glasgow tour lasts 1 hour and 25 minutes, though this may vary slightly due to traffic.
Is the tour suitable for all ages?
Yes, our tour has something to offer everyone from young children to older folk.
When is my next tour bus?
Find your bus with our live tracker.
Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
Yes. We have a dedicated wheelchair bay per bus. For a comprehensive guide, visit our Accessibility page.
Does your tour bus have a toilet onboard?
Unfortunately we do not have toilets onboard. However, there are plenty of toilets around our route at attractions, restaurants and public places.
Can I bring luggage onboard?
Unfortunately we cannot accommodate luggage onboard our tours. We recommend you use one of the left luggage facilities around the city centre.
Are dogs allowed on tours?
Well behaved dogs are allowed on our tours at the driver’s discretion. Dogs are not allowed to sit on the seats and, while travelling, must remain on a lead and be seated on the floor.
How do I make the most of the tour?
Based on customer feedback, we recommend you take our entire tour once in the morning to get to know Glasgow and decide which stops are of interest to you. You can then use your 1 day or 2 day ticket to hop on hop off around Glasgow’s attractions.
Is the route always the same?
Yes, we will always follow our tour route as laid out on our map. From time to time, if roads are closed or events are on in the city centre, we may take diversions. For up to date information, check out our service updates.
How do I recognise City Sightseeing bus stops?
City Sightseeing bus stops are easily recognisable by the red ‘City Sightseeing’ banner at the bottom of the flag.
Does the tour operate all year round?
Yes! We operate every day of the year except 25 and 26 December or 01 January.
What does hop on hop off or ‘hoho’ tour mean?
With your 1 day or 2 day Glasgow tour ticket, you can board any City Sightseeing Glasgow tour bus throughout the day. You can get on at any stop and board at any stop. Your ticket provides unlimited travel on our tours for the day.
What restaurants do you recommend in Glasgow?
You can enjoy exclusive discounts at restaurants around the city with your valid Glasgow tour ticket. Take a look at our Get to Know Glasgow page for more information or ask a member of our team for their local favourites.