Glasgow’s open top bus tour is set to return Monday 26 April and will be offering visitors to the city a host of bumper offerings.

City Sightseeing Glasgow, the city’s hop-on hop-off tour, serves Glasgow’s leading attractions including the Riverside Museum, Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow Cathedral, The People’s Palace, Clydeside Distillery and a host of restaurants, cafés and retail outlets.

The tour, which takes approximately 90 minutes, will operate seven days a week with an initial 30-minute frequency between 1000 and 1800 departing from George Square, with a view to increasing to a 15-minute frequency as restrictions ease further. 

With international travel likely to be dramatically reduced, a busy summer is predicted with a mixture of local residents looking for new ways to explore what's on their doorstep and visitors from across the UK opting for a staycation.

To showcase Glasgow and its many offerings, City Sightseeing Glasgow is working in partnership with a host of attractions, hospitality and retail outlets to soon launch (May) a range of joint tickets to ensure both residents and visitors to the city can easily enjoy the many great things Glasgow has to offer. 

Joint ticketing with Mharstanta, The Tea Rooms @ The Butterfly and the Pig, Walking Tours in Scotland, Pinkston Watersports, The Clydeside Distillery, The Glasgow Subway and many others will be coming soon. To attract more people to the city, City Sightseeing Glasgow is also working with Princess Square and many of the city’s hotels. 

Richy Graham, operations manager at City Sightseeing Glasgow, said: “This summer could be a busy one for the domestic market, with many people opting for a staycation and our tour is the perfect way to discover Glasgow and all it has to offer. 

“We are pleased to be working with city businesses to offer a combination of tickets which allow customers to experience the tour, enjoy our key attractions and eat out, all with one ticket.  

“We recognise times have been hard for many businesses in Glasgow and hope by working in partnership, it offers and encourages visitors - some maybe only here for one night -to simply hop on the bus and make full use of the fantastic array of shopping, eateries and special events scattered around the city.” 

Derek Mallon, managing director at Mharsanta, said: “Mharsanta is delighted to once again offer a joint ticket with Glasgow City Sightseeing. It's important we offer visitors to the city a true experience of Glasgow with joined up ticketing that is both easy to purchase and use.” 

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Contact details 

For more info: Sharon Morrison, [email protected], 07495452366