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City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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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
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!
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 Weekend 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
  • 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.
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
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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.
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.
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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Traveler Tips

  • "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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, 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.
If you go on the hop on/off Glasgow bus tour, but tickets directly from the bus company.
, 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
Glasgow by bus
, 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.
Great way to see Glasgow
, 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!
Great way to find out about attractions around Glasgow.
, 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.
Brilliant tour
, 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 😊
Very easy to navigate...
, 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.
, Apr 2022
the 5 pounds over charge on ticket, over prized. Bus was clean and driver helpful. Good narrator on tape
Glasgow at its best
, 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.
1. No arabic language,...
, 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
Lovely tour
, 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
Perfect way to get acquainted with the city
, Oct 2021
Super easy to book. Great customer service from the staff. Clean and new buses. Beautiful narrative through Glasgow & Edinburgh!
Grandchildren day out
, Oct 2021
Very pleasant staff and helpful, bus on time, children had own headphones which made it more exciting, Thankyou
1 traveler found this review helpful
What Neil Oliver was...
, Oct 2021
What Neil Oliver was saying in a clear voice that you could understand, very very informative But finding the 1st bus stop was difficult they said west George street which is very long signs poor
Fun tour
, Sep 2021
Guide/driver was very knowledgeable and funny. Loved seeing the sites this way so I can focus going back to specific places of interests
Interesting and practical.
, Sep 2021
The hop on/hop off tour was great and also a handy way to get around the city. Getting the 2nd day for a pound made it great value too.
Fabulous trip, highly recommended!
, Aug 2021
Great value for money, especially the second day for just £1. Not always the same commentary so you pick up interesting info each time. Staff very friendly and helpful- def recommend as a great way to see Glasgow city highlights.
Poor technology
, Jul 2021
Tour was good however experience was marred by microphone continually cutting out so there were parts where bud passed by and information regarding surroundings were missed. Staff were lovely and apologised continually however I felt that I would have to return and do tour again to completely get experience and knowledge
Nice and quick tour of Glasgow.
, Jul 2021
Nice little tour, guide was full of info and fun stories. Bus departed from a different location due to filming but that information was provided and we found the new stop with no hitches. Carry a sweater/jumper and a hat because it got quite windy v suddenly.
Great tour
, Jul 2021
The route taken is very interesting. The live guide and the recorded guide are both very good. With the 2 day ticket only being a £1 more than a 1 day you can't go wrong for value for money. Buses are plentiful and punctual with the stops we used showing timetables. Stops at all the major tourist attractions. A very enjoyable couple of days.

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