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Classic Glasgow Sightseeing | 8 hours

An 8 hour tour of Glasgow shows how it has moved on from being an industrial city and port astride the River Clyde. It has developed its waterfront with new performance arenas and museums. It is the largest city in Scotland and was the European City of Culture in 1990 and UK City of Architecture in 1999. A bustling hub of activity, it is home to Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet.

The Burrell Collection is world famous and contains medieval glass and tapestries, Chinese ceramics and 19th century French paintings. Pollok House contains a good collection of Spanish paintings. Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery houses one of Europe’s great art collections. Glasgow Cathedral dates back to the 13th century and contains the tomb of St Mungo, Glasgow’s patron saint.

Take a walk in the Necropolis for good views of the Cathedral. In Bellahouston Parkis the House for an Art Lover designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, who also designed the Glasgow School of Art in 1900 and the Willow Tea Rooms. One of the old tenement buildings has been restored and opened to the public to give an idea of life in the early 20th century.

The Riverside Museum of Transport designed by Zaha Hadid opened in 2011. It was the winner of the European Museum of the Year in 2013. Nearby is the tall ship ‘Glenlee’, a barque built on the Clyde in 1896. There are several bars in Glasgow where you can hear traditional Scottish music. Just outside Glasgow is Hill House, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1904 for a Glasgow publisher.

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Why Choose Us?

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The Driver Guides Association are the official Blue Badge driver guides of the UK
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We have been taking visitors on top-class tours for 30 years
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We are the official tourist guides of the UK – recognised by Visit Britain
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All our guides have proper insurance for their vehicles and for our clients – we guarantee that
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DGA tours have guides throughout the UK, from Scotland to Canterbury.
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Travelling by private car gives you complete freedom to devise itineraries that suit your pace and interests
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All our members have the Blue Badge – the highest guiding qualification in the UK
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Only Blue Badge guides take you inside tourist attractions such as Westminster Abbey or Windsor castle
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Most importantly, we provide interesting, personal and entertaining tours
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Our tours can be conducted in French, Russian, Japanese, Italian and most major languages

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