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Glasgow voted a 'must-see' destination for 2016

Posted by Florence Fortnam at 10:32 on Tuesday 01 December 2015

National Geographic Traveler has named Glasgow one of its top 20 destinations for 2016. Sightseers inspired by the list of must-visit places can now explore the best of Glasgow on board a brand new itinerary with local experts Rabbie's. 

Kelvingtongrove Museum. Photo: CSG CIC Glasgow MuseumsKelvingtongrove Museum. Photo: CSG CIC Glasgow Museums

Glasgow recently joined destinations from across the globe - from Eastern Bhutan to Greenland and Hawaii - in being named one of 20 must-visit places in 2016. According to National Geographic Traveler it is the art and music scene that singles out this inspiring city. And this is exactly why Rabbie’s created a new half-day Glasgow Highlights city tour that includes award-winning museums and the best of the lively local scene. The tour is  perfect introduction to what makes this city so special.  

“We’re delighted this vibrant, thriving city has been voted a must-see destination by such an inspirational publication,” said Hazel Rickett, Managing Director, Rabbie’s Small Group Tours.

“Glasgow has long been a must-see destination for our travellers and to meet the demand, we felt it was important to develop some standalone tours so people can fully explore what this fantastic city has to offer. We look forward to introducing even more visitors to this impressive destination.”

Pollock House. Photo: People Make GlasgowPollock House. Photo: People Make Glasgow

Rabbie’s has introduced two new half-day tours for Glasgow, a highlights tour of the city and a visit to stunning Loch Lomond and Glengoyne Distillery. These can be taken separately, or combined in a fantastic full-day tour from £37 per person.

Glasgow Highlights Half-Day Tour – From £18 per person
Explore some of Glasgow’s most historic buildings and landmarks, including the 12th-century Glasgow Cathedral – the city’s oldest surviving building. Visit the city’s largest park, Pollok Country Park, with its award-winning museum housing the impressive art collection of shipping magnate William Burrell. The half-day tour also includes an opportunity to admire the Kelvingrove Art Galleries and the city’s thriving West End. Departures are Wednesday, Friday and Sunday all year.

Loch Lomond & Whisky Distillery Glasgow Half-Day Tour – From £22 per person
A leisurely afternoon tour that follows the course of the River Clyde north to the incredible landscapes of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. The highlight of this trip is a visit to Glengoyne Distillery. Departures are Wednesday, Friday and Sunday all year round.


Rabbie’s offers an extensive selection of tours that showcase the very best of Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland, ranging from one-day sightseeing excursions to 17-day island-hopping expeditions. In 2016, they are also set to cross the English Channel for the first time, and will be offering tours through the stunning Champagne region of France.

For more information about the National Geographic Traveler top 20 list, see http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/best-trips-2016.

See more Rabbie's tours as featured on Greentraveller.


Posted by Florence Fortnam


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