glasgow city & loch lomond
On your One Day Private Tour you visit the vibrant City of Glasgow, the cultural capital of Scotland with the medieval Glasgow Cathedral & Provands Lordship, Victorian George Square and Merchant City with its statues to Scotland’s great and good. Not forgetting Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum with masterpieces by Remberandt, Monet Renoir, Van Gogh and Dali.
Do you have the children with you? Let’s visit the Riverside Museum – very modern building containing a view of Scotland’s transport history including a real Tall Ship.
From Glasgow, we travel further west to the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond and through the stunning scenery of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park for a taste of highland scenery before journeying past Stirling Castle and The Kelpies as we head back to Edinburgh by mid-evening.
what to expect
Visit the vibrant City of Glasgow, the cultural capital of Scotland with the medievil Glasgow Cathedral & Provands Lordship, Victorian George Square and Merchant City with it’s statues to Scotlands great and good. Not forgetting Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum with masterpieces by Remberandt, Monet Renoir, Van Gogh and Dali.
On arrival in Glasgow, we make our way to the Cathedral District and visit Glasgow Cathedral, the only medieval cathedral on the Scottish mainland (dating from 1100’s), The Provand’s Lordship. The Oldest House in Glasgow dating back to 1471 and the St. Mungo Museum of Religions with views over to the Necropolis, which is Glasgow’s elaborate cemetery ,created in 1833. It was inspired by the Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris.
Moving on, we travel to Glasgow Green and visit The People’s Palace, which gives a unique view into how Glaswegians lived, worked and played in years gone by to the present day. Standing proudly outside is the Doulton Fountain. The world’s largest terracotta fountain, made for display at the Glasgow International Exhibition of 1888.
Now into the Merchant City and we visit George Square with its very impressive City Chambers, (completed in 1888) and statues of the great and good. A short distance away is the Gallery of Modern Art and the Duke of Wellington Statue (with adorned traffic cone).
Are you a fan of the architect Charles Rennie McIntosh? There are several examples of his excellent work within the city centre.
We will leave Glasgow behind we then travel north towards the “Bonnie Banks” of Loch Lomond. and stop at the beautiful conservation village of Luss, where you get stunning views of the Loch and Ben Lomond, our most-southerly “Munro” (Scottish term for mountains over 3000ft).
We now travel through the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, passing the stunning Stirling Castle and the famous Kelpies on our way back to your accommodation in Edinburgh.
Duration: 8 – 10 hours