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Glasgow 1/2 day tours

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Glasgow 1/2 day tours

We are arriving in Glasgow port at 7AM. We are going to the tattoo at 5PM that evening. Can anyone recommend a 1/2 day tour ?

Edited: 22 June 2014, 16:29
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1. Re: Glasgow 1/2 day tours

Remember your ship docks at Greenock which is 45 minutes by train to Glasgow Central Station.

You can get the HoHo bus tour from George Square which will let you see a bit of Glasgow.

You are then going to the tattoo In Edinburgh?

Frequent trains go from Glasgow Queen Street station to Edinburgh Waverley.

When does the ship depart,have you allowed time to get back to Greenock?

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I am a bit confused, are you going to the edinburgh tattoo in the evening, but arriving at glasgow international airport in the morning, and do you want to tour glasgow before travelling on to edinburgh. If that is the scenario, I would take the airport bus to queen street station, drop off luggage and take an open top bus tour, hoho, before jumping on the train to edinburgh.

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Unless they come back on and confirm what Kenko suggested, i.e. They are arriving on a cruise ship at Greenock then we won't know?

However, this has come up before!

If memory serves me well they think they have 2 days in Port when in reality the Ship leaves again at 2am , so not really 2 day, also most tourists do not realise that they dock at Greenock which as Kenko says is 45 mins by train but more realistically 1 hour by the time they get up to the station, then they fail to realise that it's another 47 mins on the train through to Edinburgh.

What also needs taken into consideration is getting back!!!!

You need to be back in Glasgow for no later than 11pm to catch the last train back to Greenock, after that you are looking at approx £60 on a taxi and you still have to make sure you are on that Ship before it leaves!

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Luggage storage available at Queen St Stn? Sounds nice

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We are arriving in Greenock on a cruise ship 10-3-14. Does anyone know how we get to Glasgow from the cruise port? We are only in Glasgow for one day, what are the best things to see and do in Glasgow or surrounding area other than museums?

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6. Re: Glasgow 1/2 day tours

Simple, you can either walk up to the station approx 15mins or for quickness grab a cab at the port to take you up to the station, Greenock Central (approx £4)

From there take the train up to Glasgow Central, 2/3 trains per hour taking just 45 mins for approx £8 off peak return (after 09:15)

www.scotrail.co.uk

Once in Glasgow plenty to see and do from free museums to Cathedrals to Archetecure to Shopping!

A trip on the HoHo sightseeing bus at £12 will let you see all the main sites at your leisure.

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The Hop on Hop Off Bus in Glasgow is great. Do some research on what you want to see and which stop it is at so you know where to get off ahead of time. http://citysightseeingglasgow.co.uk/

I know you said not museums but see if the Riverside Museum and Tall Ship is of interest, it is fabulous. glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/…default.aspx

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