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Explore legends of Glasgow’s music scene

Merchant City or city centre tours

Five star reviews

Scheduled or private tours

Handpicked for you – curated deals for 5pm customers

Love Glasgow? Love music?

Make like Aerosmith and walk this way.

Glasgow Music City Tours have collected Glasgow’s musical myths, tall tales and wicked rumours.

Have you heard about the Barrowland star falling on David ‘The Starman’ Bowie?

What about the legend of Lou Reed’s one song Apollo set?

Alex Harvey being Framed? Glasgow council’s punk wars?

Buckle up your blue suede walking shoes and hear the full story with today’s Handpicked Deal from Glasgow Music City Tours.

Saturday tours

Valid for Saturday tours from 20th April until 27th July 2019, option one of this Big Deal is for two people to take a scheduled two hour tour.

Choose between the Merchant City Music – Past and Present tour or the Music Mile tour of the city centre. Excludes the Music Mile tour on 13th July.

Private tour

Option two is for up to four people to enjoy a two hour, private group tour with Glasgow Music City Tours.

Your tour will be exclusive to your party and is available Tuesday to Friday for tours from the 19th March until 30th November 2019. Excludes the month of August.

Dates and times to be arranged on booking. Extra guests can be added for an additional £17 per head.

Irreverent and informative tours

Led by guides with years of experience in Glasgow’s music scene, the tours deliver an irreverent, informative look at the city’s iconic bands, the famous venues they played and the incendiary performances which became legends in their own show time.

With tales ranging from music hall to modern day, the tours offer something for every music fan, from folkie to punk.

Of course, guests are encouraged to share their own memories of great gigs. The best stories might just end up in the tours.

Merchant City Music – Past and Present

Walking the oldest streets of Glasgow, the Merchant City tour has stories of cherished venues such as the mighty Barrowland Ballroom and the venerable Britannia Panopticon – the world’s oldest surviving music hall.

Scheduled tours take place every Saturday from 11am.

Glasgow’s Music Mile

From the site of the late, lamented Apollo to King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut – the birthplace of Oasis – Glasgow’s Music Mile tour is a whistle-stop guide around the city centre, an area teeming with music venues past and present.

Scheduled tours take place every Saturday from 2pm.

Happy guests

Glasgow Music City Tours have had plenty of applause on TripAdvisor with a fantastic, combined rating of 5/5 from more than 200 reviews. These are extracts from longer reviews:

‘A must for any real music fan. My wife and I have now been on both morning and afternoon Glasgow tours… Absolutely loved both. Guides both fantastic, funny and very knowledgeable. From well-known stories to secret tales, it is a must for any real music fan.’ Rating 5/5

‘Given a voucher for this tour as a gift. Weren’t sure what to expect as we’ve always lived in Glasgow but it was a really great day out! Our guide was very informative and told us lots of stories about the Glasgow music scene old and new! Even made a stop for a beer. Great way to spend a Saturday afternoon!’ Rating 5/5

‘Quite simply pure dead brilliant!!! I got this tour as a gift from my partner who always picks excellent gifts and this was no exception. The tour guides obviously have a wealth of knowledge about the venues, the musicians, groups, and their history. They were perfect guides. The interaction from both of them made the tour all the better with their wit and anecdotes. Members of the tour are actively encouraged to take part with their stories and memories. What was it I said…Oh aye…pure dead BRILLIANT!’ Rating 5/5

See your city in a new light

These walking tours of Glasgow’s music scene make amazing presents.

Whether you are a hardcore gig-goer or simply keen to see a little of the city’s famous music scene, Glasgow Music City Tours will strike a chord with young and old.

And, if you really want to spoil yourself, or someone else, the private walks are a great way to enjoy an exclusive tour.

They are also ideal for showing visitors a different side of the city.

From £28
Usually £34
Discount 17%
Saving £6

Important Information

This Handpicked Deal option 1 is for 2 people to take the scheduled Merchant City Music or Music Mile tour. Both people must take same tour on same date.

Merchant City Music tours run Saturdays at 11am.

Glasgow’s Music Mile tours run Saturdays at 2pm.

2 person tour bookings are valid from 20.04.19 until 27.07.19, and must be booked by 02.07.19 at latest or risk purchase being invalidated. 24 hours advance booking required.

Music Mile tour is unavailable on 13.07.19.

This Handpicked Deal option 2 is for 1-4 people to take a private Glasgow music tour. All guests must take tour at same time.

Tours run Tuesday to Friday – dates and times to be arranged on booking.

Private tours are valid from 19.03.19 until 30.11.19, and must be booked by 02.11.19 at latest or risk purchase being invalidated. 7 days advance booking required.

Private tours are unavailable in the month of August.

Extra guests can be added at £17 per head for private tours. Arrange with operator when making booking.

Booking instructions are detailed on the purchase email.

Tours have a duration of approx 2 hours and each cover around 1.3 miles.

All weather clothing and comfortable, flat shoes are recommended. There will be stairs.

Due to licensing restrictions, children must be aged 14 or older for Glasgow’s Music Mile.

Multiple purchases permitted.

Routes and venues subject to change.

Subject to availability and allocation. The beginning and end of validity period is often busiest. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Please refer to our Ts&Cs for full information.


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