The Heart of Glasgow with overnight hotel accommodation. The largest Scottish city is unjustly overshadowed by Edinburgh. Anyone interested in architecture, beautiful artworks, museums and galleries and the monuments of an eventful history, in a city buzzing with life and culture which is known for the friendliness of its people, will be delighted with Glasgow and its outgoing inhabitants. Not for nothing was Glasgow named the Cultural Capital of Europe in 1990.
Above all, the friendly and quick-witted Glaswegians are a “national institution”. The classic answer to the question of what is the finest thing you can see in Edinburgh comes unhesitatingly, with a mischievous smile, “The railway line back to Glasgow, of course”.
Enjoy Glasgow’s highlights on a city tour and on foot: George Square, City Chambers, Glasgow University, the River Clyde and its docks, and visit imposing Glasgow Cathedral. Immediately beside the cathedral is the extraordinarily interesting St Mungo’s Museum of World Religions. In the Pollok Park you will find the fascinating Burrell Collection, and Pollok House, which contains one of the most famous collections of Spanish oil paintings in Europe. In the Kelvingrove Art Gallery you can spend many days and still not see all the amazing exhibits.
Of course in the evening you shouldn’t miss out on the traditional pub crawl. We recommend the working men’s pub, The Horseshoe Bar, to start with. There you can experience the real Glasgow and meet genuinely friendly Glaswegians.
Price for 1 day holiday extension accommodation in a good quality mid-range hotel in the city centre:
– with half-board (very good three-course dinner and full Scottish breakfast)
£ 110.00 per person per night with half board
– Price without dinner and with full Scottish breakfast:
£ 85.00 per person per night with breakfast
– single room supplement: £ 30.00 per night
– children under 12 sharing with parents: 50% of adult price