Day Excursions from Glasgow

You can experience an excellent choice of guided day tours from Glasgow to the Highlands, Islands, Lochs, Castles and a plethora of hidden gems. With so many amazing places to visit so close to Glasgow, which are also within a reasonable travelling distance, you can enjoy a fantastic selection of days out from this vibrant city.

A private one day tour from Glasgow is a fantastic way to explore so many of Scotland’s best tourist attractions and unexplored locations. You can enjoy magnificent scenic drives, iconic historic castles, and some beauty spots off the beaten track.

Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond tour from Glasgow

Within one hour from Glasgow you can explore one of Scotland’s largest and most important strongholds in medieval times, the historic Stirling Castle. The famous fortress can be seen for miles around as it is proudly perched above a volcanic crag. You can see Bannockburn and the National Wallace Monument from the castle ramparts. Sit back and relax as we journey on to the ‘bonnie bonnie’ banks of Loch Lomond. This is truly Braveheart country.

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Kelpies & Falkirk Wheel tour.

Falkirk, lies between Glasgow and Edinburgh, and is now a favourite on the Scottish tourist trail. The Falkirk Wheel, the world’s only rotating boat lift is an incredible and unique feat of engineering. The wheel connects the union and forth and clyde canals and you can enjoy a boat tour experience which is available from April to November. The Kelpies are the largest equine sculptures in the world designed and hand built by Andy Scott. They stand 30 metres high and are a tribute to the Clydesdale horses that pulled freight barges and coalships along the canals in Scotland in the nineteenth century. Im sure you will agree that these attractions make a fantastic day out from Glasgow.

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Robert Burns & Culzean Castle tour.

Discover the land of Robert Burns, and the magnificent Culzean Castle on a private day excursion to Ayrshire. Traveling south from the city of Glasgow, you will shortly arrive in the quaint village of Alloway, where you can visit Scotland’s National Bard’s birthplace museum and the cottage, where the world famous poet was born. Take a stroll through the Auld Alloway Kirk and over the Brig o’ Doon which inspired Burns to pen his famous poem “Tam o Shanter”. Spend the afternoon exploring Culzean Castle which occupies its regal position on a 100 foot cliff overlooking the Firth of Clyde. This late 18thcentury classic Georgian castle was home to the Clan Kennedy, a branch of the Lords of Galloway.

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William Wallace (Braveheart) tour.

Follow in the footsteps of one of Scotland’s most famous legends, William Wallace. The National Wallace Monument at Abbey Craig is around 30 miles north east from Glasgow. You can climb the 246 steps and enjoy terrific views of where Wallace defeated King Edward the First of England at the Battle of Stirling Brig in 1297.

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City of Glasgow & Loch Lomond tour.

A few minutes from the city centre you can explore the medieval Glasgow Cathedral which survived the protestant reformation of 1560 nearly intact. The magnificent Cathedral is built on the site where St Kentigern, (or Mungo), is thought to have been buried in AD 612. Whilst in this area you can also visit the Provand’s Lordship, built in 1471, the oldest dwelling house in Glasgow. En route to Loch Lomond you will get the chance to see the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in the west end of the city. Your tour will continue on to the shores of Loch Lomond, where there will be plenty of photographic opportunities.

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Inveraray Castle and Loch Fyne tour.

Visit the Iconic Inveraray Castle on the shores of Loch Fyne, which lies approximately 60 miles north west of Glasgow. Immerse yourself in breathtaking highland scenery as you pass by the bonny banks of Loch Lomond and through the Arrochar Alps. Inveraray Castle is the ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll, Chief of Clan Campbell, which is a must see visitor attraction on this day trip from Glasgow to the Scottish Highlands.

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Largs & Isle of Cumbrae tour.

For generations, and still to this day Glaswegians love a trip ‘doon the watter’ to the historical seaside town of Largs and the Isle of Cumbrae. Escape from the city and take in the breathtaking views of the Western Isles, as you approach this stunning seaside resort. The town is famous for the Battle of Largs in 1263, where the Scots defeated the Vikings. Sail from Largs to the Isle of Cumbrae on a short ferry voyage. Visit Millport and get your photos of the popular attraction the Crocodile Rock.

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Culzean Castle/Turnberry/Royal Troon.

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Loch Lomond & Whisky tour.

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Book your Day Trips and Tours from Glasgow

Our one day tours from Glasgow are very popular, and offer you a fabulous chance to experience the very best scenic locations and historical sites within a reasonable drive time from the city. You can book your guided tour by filling in the contact form today. We are also able to provide a bespoke itinerary from Glasgow to meet your specific tour requirements.