Recently, a couple of us lucky ducks at GlasgowLiving were invited to join the Glasgow City Sightseeing Bus and we had such a good time that we just had to share it with you!

Us on the bus! With our super cool complimentary ponchos. Image: Glasgow City Sightseeing Bus Tour

No doubt you’ll be no stranger to the sight of the big red buses as they make their way around Glasgow’s most iconic landmarks and best tourist destinations, but when was the last time that you joined in the fun?

Image: Glasgow City Sightseeing Tour

Just because you’re the furthest thing from a tourist, it definitely doesn’t mean that you wouldn’t enjoy the chance to sit back and take a tour of the city. The perspective offered by the top of a double decker bus means that you spot things you hadn’t noticed before even in years of travelling the Glasgow roads. Plus, you can enjoy commentary: we were lucky enough to have a real-life guide talking us through the tales of history, mystery and general banter.

Image: Glasgow City Sightseeing Tour

We completed the full circuit, from the Cathedral in the East and the medieval centre of the city, over to the picturesque West End and stopping off along the Clyde, too, for a closer look at the Riverside Museum and the iconic SECC and Hydro. The weather was as expected, but we persevered on top deck and what’s a day out in Glasgow without a little rain, anyway?

Us having a right old laugh on our big day out, outside the lovely University of Glasgow! Image: Glasgow City Sightseeing Tour

Now, for the details. There are 21 stops, and buses every 30 minutes. 8 languages, and ghosty tours for children mean that there’s something for everyone aboard the big red buses! Tickets are valid for one or two days, so you can take your time and plan it around your own interests. Plus, ticket holders can enjoy all sorts of benefits and discounts to make your Glasgow tourist time a proper treat, including an exclusive price on afternoon tea at the Willow Tea Rooms and 20% off tickets to the Science Centre.

To arrange your own big bus day out, check out their website here. Plus, keep an eye on the GlasgowLiving Facebook page for details of our ticket giveaway!