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Gander Walking Tours in Glasgow

By Glasgow Gander Walking Tours
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Ages 1-120, max of 15 per group
Duration: 3h
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Live guide: English
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2023

  • Enjoy a sample of Scotland's other national drink (non-alcoholic)!


Start:
  • 16 Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow G1 3AB, UK
    North side of Royal Exchange Square (not George Square!) near COSTA coffeeshop -- look for the man in the Glasgow Gander jacket!
End:
  • Glasgow Cathedral, Castle St, Glasgow G4 0QZ, UK
    Outside of Glasgow Cathedral, on the north-west side of Glasgow City Centre

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 343488P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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  • You'll start at
    16 Royal Exchange Square
    16 Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow G1 3AB, UK
    North side of Royal Exchange Square (not George Square!) near COSTA coffeeshop -- look for the man in the Glasgow Gander jacket!
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Gallery of Modern Art
  • 1
    Duke of Wellington Statue
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    George Square
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Trades Hall of Glasgow
    Hutcheson's Hall
  • 3
    Trongate
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Tolbooth Steeple
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    St. Mungo at High Street
    Stop: 2 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Provand's Lordship
  • 6
    Glasgow Cathedral
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Glasgow Cathedral
    Castle St, Glasgow G4 0QZ, UK
    Outside of Glasgow Cathedral, on the north-west side of Glasgow City Centre
    See address & details
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  • Glasgow Gander Walking Tours
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    Glasgow, Scotland
    Joined in June 2018
  • 84rossb
    0 contributions
    Great sightseeing walk
    A great way to learn more about the city. Johnny knows his stuff and then some and is an entertaining guide who mixes facts, anecdotes and stories together to bring all things Glasgow to life. Highly recommended
    Written 14 January 2023
  • nickf308
    0 contributions
    100% worth it. Great tour!
    The tour with Johnny yesterday was absolutely great! He told us plenty of facts and anecdotes about the city, in a very thorough and fun-filled tour. Johnny really knows how to captivate his audience. I highly recommend this tour: you won't be disappointed.
    Written 30 January 2022
  • I1526JHvickyc
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    Iron Bru, bruv!
    We had an amazing tour with John!! Despite the rain, bit of chilly wind it was great fun! For myself not so much into architecture, but the additional stories really had us carried away. And I can't believe he had an Iron Bru for all of us to try- we found our new fav drink!! The sun peeked through near the end of the tour, giving us the opportunity to take some nice photos. Definetely would recommend! Greetings, Ulises & Vicky
    Written 4 April 2020
  • Russell A
    0 contributions
    Have a Gander a round Glasgow
    The best way to see Glasgow. Johnny is both knowledgeable and entertaining. This walking tour was perfectly timed. Taking you to some of Glasgow’s most famous and historical sites as well as some hidden gems.
    Written 21 March 2020
  • Aixerr0ta
    0 contributions
    What a treat!
    I went a few weeks ago on this walking tour of Glasgow and all I can say is that it was absolutely brilliant! Johnny, the guide, is so warm and welcoming - he made a point of learning everyone's names and talking a bit with everyone of us during the tour - which makes the experience so enjoyable. He's also very knowledgeable and apart from all the information about the city he gave us a lot of recommendations for places to have food, drinks, etc. It was also interesting to see a couple of pubs and street art, which doesn't seem to be that common in other city tours. This is definitely something I'd recommend doing if you ever come to lovely Glasgow as it will give you a good general idea of the city and its history. We also got to try some Irn Bru, which is a must for any Scotland newbies ;)
    Written 13 March 2020
  • Ken S
    0 contributions
    Detail and Dandy
    If you want to experiance the real Glasgow and learn some insightful history, then this a great tour. Johnny, our host, was superb. He is a typical Glaswegian and an excellent tour guide. Very courtieous and polite. He goes to great lengths to ensure everyone is able to hear him above the traffic and city noise, something many tour guides are very poor at. He is very knowledgeable and quite entertaining. I would highly recommend.
    Written 8 March 2020
  • kenzillla
    0 contributions
    Glasgow Gandet walking tour
    Great tour. Very friendly guide. One of the best walking tour I've been on. Highly informative. Love it
    Written 8 March 2020
  • H6129WHjuliaf
    0 contributions
    Best free walking tour I've attented
    Highly recommend this free walking tour with Johnny! He was probably the most enthusiastic guide we've ever had. He made an effort to remember everyone's name and make sure we were all enjoying the tour. Full of fun facts and historical knowledge, and he even gave us a little treat mid-way! :-) Definitely worth the wet feet and cold noses.
    Written 6 March 2020
  • vinovano96
    0 contributions
    “People make Glasgow” - true that!
    I can honestly say that we couldn’t be more lucky: the walking tour around Glasgow with Johnny was one of the best guided tours me and my wife ever attended! In just 3 hours we managed to see so many interesting places: from the major sights to some very authentic and atmospheric hidden places in the heart of the city - really breathtaking!😱🤗 And I would also like to thank John - this man is a professional who truly loves Glasgow and shares these positive feeling with everyone 🙏🏻 We had some interesting conversations and got a lot of good recommendations and hints how to spend the rest of the day! The tour is definitely a must when you visit Glasgow (and it’s 100% worth coming from Edinburgh for at least one day as we did:)
    Written 5 March 2020
  • laura88Aust
    0 contributions
    Excellent tour highly recommend!
    John was one of the best tour guides we’ve had. He was informative, enthusiastic, friendly and entertaining! Really showed us some absolute hidden gems! If you’re wanting to see Glasgow it should be with Gander walking tours!
    Written 4 March 2020
  • D P
    0 contributions
    HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
    Fantastic walking tour with Johnny! Thoroughly enjoyed our 3+hour tour of Glasgow - a great way to see the city during a quick weekend trip. He keeps the groups small, something like 15 people or less. He is very enthusiastic and passionate about Glasgow and knows his stuff! Absolutely recommend as we enjoyed our time learning about Glasgow with Johnny!
    Written 1 March 2020
  • a_bal89
    0 contributions
    Amazing walking Tour of Glasgow
    This free walking tour lead by Johnny was by far one of the best I have ever been on. Johnny is an enthusiastic and very welcoming guy who made this historical and cultural walk through Glasgow one to remember, thoroughly engaging throughout, which made it easy to forget the cold weather! Also, the gift of a tinny if Irun Bru was a perfect touch. Would recommend Glasgow Gander to anyone visiting Glasgow - and Johnny is definitely worth the tip! Great tour by a great guy - thank you!
    Written 26 February 2020
  • JourneyInsect
    0 contributions
    Great way to see Glasgow if you only have a couple of hours!
    Johnny knows his stuff - he's a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. Great way to spend a couple of hours and see Glasgow in a short space of time.
    Written 25 February 2020
  • DONEGALROSE
    0 contributions
    Great Walking Tour of Glasgow
    We only had 1 full day in Glasgow visiting family but wanted to learn about the history and layout of Glasgow we couldnt have picked a better tour with Johnnie !! he was great, really knew his history and made the tour so interesting and fun that we barely noticed the cold wet windy snowy weather that was in it !! seriously wrap up warm and make sure you have good headgear as an umbrella is useless with the wind. we broke ours!! But the tour flew by so quicky that we were disappointed when it ended. cudnt visit the necropolis at the end as the new Batman was being filmed there that weekend!! Am definitely gona return in the summer as want to visit other parts of the city that Jonnie recommended. i give him 5 stars and HIGHLY recommend this tour. He was so helpful with recommendations . i would go again!!
    Written 23 February 2020
  • 535natashac
    0 contributions
    Great Walking Tour!
    Ahh this was great! We love a good untitled goose and knew we had to go with this tour. We spent 3 hours going all over the city with Johnny and it was exactly what we were after. We saw so many old buildings, and Johnny gave us the history etc of Glasgow (ashamed to say that as someone born/bred in England - had no idea!). It was honestly one of the best walking tours I've done AND Johnny then gave us some great reccs of places to eat, and things to see + do. 100% recommend to acclimate yourselves to Glasgow whether if it's a long weekend (like us) or for a longer trip. Storm Ciara did not keep us away!!
    Written 13 February 2020
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Ian M
Chicago, IL1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Couples
Had a wonderful time with our guide Johnny. His love of Glasgow is obvious as he tells you about the colourful history of the city. We learned about the various well-known landmarks and saw some hidden gems. Johnny was also very kind in answering any questions we had about recommendations for restaurants and other activities for after the tour.

Would recommend people to take the tour during their first or second day in Glasgow to give you time to use Johnny’s recommendations and revisit some of the places you see along the tour.
Written 16 July 2022
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Michael K
Brisbane, Australia10 contributions
Aug 2022
This walking tour was the first activity I did in Glasgow and I would highly recommend it to any visitor. My guide gave a terrific overview of the city, it’s history, colourful stories and perhaps most importantly gave me my bearings before I was about to spend several days in the City.

I was even able to share some of the knowledge I gained on the tour with my friend who has lived in Glasgow for 2 years!

The guides passion for his City was clear and by the time I was finished I was eager to continue exploring.
Written 22 September 2022
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Andyvd81
Quebec City, Canada279 contributions
Jul 2022
"People make Glasgow" is the city's motto, and Johnny, the Glasgow gander and tour guide extraordinaire, truly honours it. A few months before our visit, I reached out to Johnny to set up a private walking tour for my partner and myself. He responded swiftly and enthusiastically, putting together a 6-hour tour based on our desires and interests. We communicated back and forth several times in the lead up to our actual visit; Johnny was always very generous and thorough in his recommendations.

We've taken private walking tours in plenty of cities, but 6 hours was a first. To be honest, we were a bit apprehensive about the length, but the time absolutely flew by and we ended up spending nearly 7 hours in Johnny's wonderful company. He's so so knowledgeable about the city, but he's also a fantastic story teller, which means it never felt like he was lecturing or imparting us with his knowledge. Johnny led us around the essential sights, but also parts of the city that we wouldn't have taken the time to explore by ourselves, and explained things we would never have known about. He knows what makes a tour interesting, and truly delivers on it.

You can tell Johnny truly cares about the people who take his tour. We felt a genuine connection as we shared a bite and a pint. Whether you opt for a group tour or private tour, Johnny's passion and knowledge will make you see Glasgow in the best of lights! I second what another reviewer said: this is THE best walking tour, ever!
Written 15 July 2022
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Kirsten M
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Couples
Jonny led our tour and he was just the most fantastic guide. His passion and knowledge for the city of Glasgow shone through like we have never experienced before on any other walking tour. This is simply great value for your money, the sites we saw, and the time Jonny took to make the tour personalized to us as Canadians was just sensational. At the end of the tour he sent us so many recommendations for things to do and experience in Glasgow we’re going to have to come back to enjoy them again. If you can start your stay with this tour in Glasgow, you are sure to get the most out of your stay. We simply put had the best time ever, the people make Glasgow.
Written 19 October 2023
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Lesley P
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom58 contributions
Jun 2022
A fantastic few hours exploring Glasgow in the company of the amazingly knowledgeable Johnny.
We heard about everything from architecture to shipyards, from saints to pubs and from Nelson Mandela to traffic cones.
All explained beautifully, with a great flow to the Glasgow story and plenty of humour and anecdotes thrown in.
100% recommend this tour to anyone with at least a few hours to spare in Glasgow.
Written 6 June 2022
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Lynn V
1 contribution
This was the best experience in all of Glasgow! We got to see much of the beautiful city, learn about the history and culture and architecture, and Johnny was witty, knowledgeable and incredibly engaging. This is a must-do experience. We never would have been able to see or learn as much without this fun walking tour. Easy walking and fascinating details. You’ll be glad you did this.
Written 9 June 2022
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rthomp
Oxfordshire, UK142 contributions
We’ve done many walking tours around the world and Johnny’s Gander tour is honestly the best.

Johnny is passionate about his native Glasgow. He’s humorous, he’s very knowledgable, he’s interesting. He speaks loudly and organises the group well so that everyone can hear. Our tour took 3 hours and the time just flew by.

We’d actually done this tour when visiting glasgow in 2019. I thought then it was one of the two best I’d done anywhere. I revised my opinion. It is the best.

Just book it. You won’t regret it.
Written 22 June 2022
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leamfoodie
Leamington Spa, UK105 contributions
Sept 2023 • Friends
Really enjoyed our walking tour with Johnny today. He’s very knowledgeable and made the tour fun and interesting. His love of mother Glasgow comes across, he is very engaging and made the effort to speak to all of us individually. I would highly recommend this, particularly if, like us, you have quite a limited amount of time. He kindly followed up with an email with loads of information about things to do and recommended pubs etc.
Written 16 September 2023
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George T
Knoxville, TN133 contributions
Sept 2023 • Solo
Johnny was an Excellent Guide and a Great Host into My First Visit to Glasgow. From the Birth of the City to Its Modern Day Persona, Johnny Highlighted the Sights and History of what is Glasgow Scotland and its many places to visit and explore while in the City. Johnny is Passionate and a Great Orator and I Would Recommend anyone visiting Glasgow to take this Tour, You Won’t be Disappointed.
Written 27 September 2023
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Julie-Phoenix
Phoenix2 contributions
Sept 2022 • Couples
Johnny was a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. He kept the entire tour interesting and was able to show us a couple insider spots. The tour passed very quickly as he lead us around Glasgow pointing out all the historical spots as well as giving us a lot of information about the growth of the city. His genuine regard for Glasgow brought the city to life for us.
At the end, he provided us with a full list of suggestions to enhance our stay .
Written 16 September 2022
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