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Explore legends of Glasgow’s music scene

Merchant City or city centre tours

Five star reviews

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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 11th April until 25th July 2020, 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 11th July.

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 250 reviews. These are extracts from longer reviews:

‘Fantastic tour in and around the Merchant City. The tour is really informative, fun and is set at just the right pace. The tour guides were really friendly and enthusiastic. I would recommend this tour for anyone visiting the city or like myself fancied learning a little more about my city.’ Rating 5/5

‘Phil was our tour guide and he was very enthusiastic, animated and was clearly very passionate about what he was speaking about. You can tell a lot of love and detail went into the making of the tour and it was a really great day out. My dad and I live in Glasgow and was fantastic to hear about our wonderful city so would recommend it to locals as well as tourists.’ Rating 5/5

‘So glad I did this tour. I’m from Glasgow and thought I already knew a fair amount about the city but this tour gives such a different perspective in terms of the influences of music both past and present. Our guide was so well informed. It was all very relaxing – thank you.’ 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.

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

What other 5pm bookers like about this deal...

A nice idea for music lovers.

Irene M.

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

Important Information

This Handpicked Deal 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.

Valid from 11.04.20 until 25.07.20, and must be booked by 02.07.20 at latest or risk purchase being invalidated. 24 hours advance booking required.

Music Mile tour is unavailable on 11.07.20.

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.

Images used for illustrative purposes only.

Verified using our offer partner’s pricing on 12.09.19.

Please refer to our Ts&Cs for full information.


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