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City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Overview

Go Glasgow sightseeing by open-top double-decker bus on a City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour. Discover the lively, cosmopolitan city at your own pace; listen to recorded commentary and hop off at several strategically placed stops to explore Glasgow. Bus tickets are valid for one or two consecutive calendar days.
  • City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour of Glasgow
  • Set your own itinerary, and explore Glasgow at your own pace
  • Full commentary provided as you see the city's top attractions
  • Hop on and off at multiple stops around the city
  • Sightseeing pass valid for one or two calendar days from time of first use
  • Open-top double-decker sightseeing tour
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Unlimited 1 or 2 day hop-on hop-off bus tour
Free headphones
On-board audio commentary available in 7 languages, plus a Kids Commentary!
Panoramic views from the open-top deck
Vouchers valid for 12 months
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
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Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
The most vibrant and exciting of Scottish cities boasts excellent museums and art galleries as well as beautiful parklands and buildings. Hop aboard a City Sightseeing tour at any of the stops throughout Glasgow and enjoy panoramic views from the open-top double-decker bus. Your ticket is valid for one or two consecutive days.

Recorded commentary introduces you to Glasgow’s sights throughout the entire route. Hop on and off as much as you’d like. Visit George Square, Glasgow Cathedral, Merchant City, The Barras and more!
Itinerary
Duration: 
1 hour 
Operating Schedule:
  09:30am - 19:30pm, every 15 minutes.
West George Street
Begin your unlimited hop-on hop-off bus tour at George Square, one of Glasgow's main public squares, and the perfect spot to immerse yourself into the local way of life. You can join the bus tour anywhere along the route, but this is the best place to hop-on if you want to sit back, relax, and enjoy a full loop of the key sights!
Glasgow Cathedral
Explore this medieval cathedral, a stunning piece of ancient architecture in this bustling city. The structure is actually the oldest building in Glasgow, and on this double-decker bus you'll learn some intriguing facts from the on-board audio tour commentary.
Merchant City
Barras Market
West Carriageway
If you're wanting a break from the urban aspects of Scotland's biggest city, head over to Glasgow Green for a relaxing walk around the pristine park. Or stay on the open-top deck of the bus to enjoy the sights of the statues, monuments and greenery with 360 degree views.
St. Enoch Centre
Saint Vincent Place
Radisson Hotel
Argyle Street
Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre
Scottish Event Campus
The Clydeside Distillery
Scotch Whisky is a key part of Scotland's heritage, and if you hop-off at The Clydeside Distillery, you'll get to experience what makes this beverage so great. If you're into your drink, and want to sample Glasgow's culture, this is a must-see. You'll discover some of the secrets behind the Whisky making process, as well as having a taste of this much-loved treat!
Riverside Museum
Hop-off at this futuristic looking building on your sightseeing tour to explore one of Glasgow's most interesting attractions. The Riverside Museum is a museum all about transport, so you'll get to interact with some fascinating information and see some relics of transportation's past!
Kelvin Way
Byres Road
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Kelvin Way
University of Glasgow
Charing Cross
Sauchiehall Street
Theatre Royal
Killermont ST
Points of interest passed by on this route
The Lighthouse
 
Kelvingrove Park
 
Gallery of Modern Art
 
McLellan Galleries
 
The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
 
Merchant City
 
The Tenement House
 
Glasgow Green
 
Glasgow Botanic Gardens
 
Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA)
 
City Chambers
 
Glasgow Cathedral
 
Mitchell Library
 
The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel
 
People's Palace and Winter Gardens
 
Provand's Lordship
 
Regimental Museum of the Royal Highland Fusiliers
 
St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art
 
The Tall Ship Glenlee
 
Trades Hall of Glasgow
 
Buchanan Street
 
Barras Market
 
University of Glasgow
 
George Square
 
Buchanan Galleries
 
City Sightseeing Glasgow
 
The Pavilion Theatre
 
Scottish Event Campus
 
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
 
Theatre Royal
 
The Museum of Piping
 
Princes Square
 
Glasgow Queen Street Station
 
Merchant Square
 
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • This tour operates all year round (except for 25th, 26th December, 1st January)
  • First tour: 09:30am, Last tour: 19:30pm
  • Full tour duration: 80 minutes
  • Tour frequency: every 15 minutes
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Vouchers are valid for 12 months
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note that at this moment we are unable to serve stops 4 ad 5 for the Barras Marketplace and Glasgow Green due to Glasgow Green being currently closed to traffic. We will be serving a temporary stop at St Andrews in the Square.
  • OPERATED BY City Sightseeing Ltd - UK and Ireland
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.

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  • "But dress for the weather-the bus is neither heated nor cooled" See review
  • "The entire circuit takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes." See review
  • "Also if it's your first visit, it's nice to use the buses that say live tour guide on them." See review

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star-5
One of the wonderful...
Alam_A
, Jul 2022
One of the wonderful trips I have seen so far. I enjoyed the whole trip, most importantly it gives you freedom of hop on and hop off
star-4
Pretty Extensive Tour
Ira_P
, Jul 2022
You definitely see most of Glasgow on this bus. From downtown it takes you all the way out to the Riverside and Kelvingrove museums. Downside is it takes a while to get there as you pass through some of the less scenic parts of town. It would be nice is buses went in both directions instead of a one way loop, but nevertheless a good value and a good way to see a lot of Glasgow.
star-5
Fun in the sun in Glasgow
Henry_M
, Jul 2022
Visiting the Mackintosh display and the transport museum. Enjoyed the live commentary in the morning and missed it not being available in the evening.
star-5
Good Overview of Glasgow
Kim_L
, Jul 2022
The more than 20 stops on the route give one a very good overview of Glasgow. The voice on the the recording is pleasant and informative.
star-5
Must do
filomena_L
, Jul 2022
Another great VIATOR tour! These tours are a must when going to Glasgow…. Able to see all the sites and easy to hop on off
star-5
Amazing, breath taking
Kassandra_D
, Jul 2022
If you want to see the city of Glasgow & learn it’s history this is your is the best, got to the most beautiful views & learn about the beautiful culture and history
star-2
waste of money , can’t find the stops
Brenda_L
, Jul 2022
Don’t waste your money . You can’t find any of the stops because they are so poorly marked. Stay in the main area instead and uber or taxi.
star-5
The perfect hosts!
Maryanne_A
, Jul 2022
We have gone on the Hop on Hop off trips in many cities. This was a completely wonderful and different experience in Glasgow. There were live hosts on all the buses we took that day. They were entertaining and informative! Glasgow has some wonderfully friendly people and they were great salespeople for the city. Loved it!
star-1
Big disappointment
Ivan_H
, Jul 2022
Could not find a bus due to roads being closed for a parade.No information.Not happy after travelling from Greenock by taxi.Do we get a refund?
star-5
Amazing
Abhiram_S
, Jun 2022
Loved the bus tour. The price for two days was not a lot more but I did it twice so it was fine. Weather was perfect for the open deck. Wish they had more stops.
star-1
If you go on the hop on/off Glasgow bus tour, but tickets directly from the bus company.
Antonio_R
, Jun 2022
Although the hop on/off bus sells tickets on board, aviator makes you go retrieve the tickets to an out of the way location I NEVER found. The website does not give a street number. I ended up purchasing a ticked from the bus and DID NOT use the one I purchased from you. I wasted my money!
3 travelers found this review helpful
star-4
Glasgow by bus
Chris_H
, Jun 2022
Good way of seeing Glasgow, really flexible being able to pop on and pop off. The guide new her stuff as well, Which really helped. Good map provided as well.
star-5
Great way to see Glasgow
Nancy_B
, May 2022
Glasgow Hop on and Off Bus was great! We were able to see so much more than we would have otherwise. They were so helpful!
star-5
Great way to find out about attractions around Glasgow.
Les_T
, May 2022
This hop on hop off bus tour in Glasgow worked very well. The buses arrived regularly at the stops about every 15 minutes in our experience. The staff were very friendly and if you are lucky enough to have live commentary rather than the headphone variety, then that is very entertaining too.
star-5
Brilliant tour
Ruth_M
, May 2022
Brilliant tour, craic was powerful from the driver and the guide, went back the second day and had the audio script and received a different worth while view in the tour - highly recommend 😊
star-5
Very easy to navigate...
Sarah_W
, May 2022
Very easy to navigate through the city and get on and off the bus as many times as you want. The guides are all super informative and have great facts for you.
star-3
short
Olafur_H
, Apr 2022
the 5 pounds over charge on ticket, over prized. Bus was clean and driver helpful. Good narrator on tape
star-4
Glasgow at its best
HEATHER_L
, Mar 2022
Good way to experience the city. The only drawback - one tour per hour . An issue once you stopped off somewhere but buses did keep to time.
star-3
1. No arabic language,...
Nouf_B
, Feb 2022
1. No arabic language, please consider adding it to the audio guide. 2. Did explain george square and it's significance. 3. Only good in clear weather where you can sit at upper deck
star-5
Lovely tour
henrieta28
, Oct 2021
Easy and lovely tour around the city. The best way to look around if you want to know the history and if you are in a rush.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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