Saints, Vikings and Merchants

Tour Number

Activity Level

574977


Categories

City, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage, Shore Excursion

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Guests must supply child car safety seat where required.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 7

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

Private Tour exploring the making of Glasgow.


Follow the route of the River Clyde guarded by ancient strongholds Dumbarton Rock and Newark Castle.

Visit Glasgow Cathedral, the most intact medieval cathedral on mainland Scotland and discover why it was an important place of pilgrimage. We will also explore Provand's Lordship built in 1471, one of the oldest buildings in Glasgow. You will learn about an attempt to rescue an Irish revolutionary with fatal consequences and hear stories of Tobacco Barons and ordinary people who worked at the famous Clyde shipyards.

Lunch will be in the Merchant City, a vibrant cultural hub.

We will continue our journey to view 19th century mansions of wealthy businessmen and Glasgow University. The tour ends with a visit to Govan Old Church (April 1st - Oct 31st) or Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove has an extensive collection of natural history and armour as well as Scottish and European art. Govan Old a unique display of 31 carved medieval stones including Viking 'hogback' gravemarkers.

Itinerary

8 am Shore excursion depart Greenock Ocean Terminal

8. 30am Depart accommodation in Glasgow.

Visit Glasgow Cathedral and Provand's Lordship

Suggested lunch venues include Babbity Bowster (relaxed Scottish pub) or Cafe Gondolphi (popular Glasgow eatery serving locally sourced food).

Tour of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum at 1. 30pm or Govan Old Church (April 1st-Oct 31st)

4. 30pm Arrive Greenock Ocean Terminal 5. 00pm Arrive Glasgow accommodation

The itinerary may be slightly modified to ensure cruise ship passengers return to port at least 1- 1 1/2hrs prior to departure.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port (Greenock Ocean Terminal), Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: George Street between North Frederick Street and John Street, beside Glasgow City Chambers.

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port (Greenock Ocean Terminal), Airport (Glasgow International Airport), Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: George Street between North Frederick Street and John Street, beside Glasgow City Chambers.

Duration: 9 hours

This tour will take place in all weather however the itinerary may be subject to amendment depending on traffic or road closures.

I will endeavour to return cruise ship passengers to ship 1- 1 1/2 hrs prior to departure.

Transportation

'Flora' is a spacious Volkswagen Transporter 9- seat shuttle (2018) with good views.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: Free Admission to Glasgow Cathedral, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and Govan Old Church.

Donations are at the discretion of visitors.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 GDP - Credit cards accepted at lunch venues.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Private tour guide Elaine

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