Accompanying Person TOURS
Accompanying Person Tours are available to registered congress delegates partners or guests only. The Tours will take place on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th September. You can choose to attend either or both days tours.
- 1 x tour package with
- Coach transport with a driver (not Clydeside Distillery)
- A guide
- Attendance at the Welcome Reception – Tuesday 11th September at Glasgow Science Centre
*Please note that the tours do not include entrance fees to any attractions or food and refreshments.
You can choose to attend one, two or all three tours.
- Half Day Tour of Glasgow only – £120.00 per person
- The Clydeside Distillery Tour only – £70.00 per person
- Half Day Tour of Glasgow & The Clydeside Distillery Tour – £175.00 per person
- Full Day Tour of Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond Only – £150.00 per person
- Half Day Tour of Glasgow, The Clydeside Distillery Tour & Full Day Tour of Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond – £260.00
Half Day Tour of Glasgow
Thursday 12th September – 9am to 1pm
£120.00 PER PERSON
On this half day guided tour of Glasgow discover how Glasgow’s Miles Better! and the People Make Glasgow!
A private coach will take you around the city where you will see some of the city’s architectural gems including George Square. Dominating the square is Glasgow City Chambers, a great example of Victorian design. It took 6 years to build and inside has 2 huge marble staircases. The centre is surrounded by statues of historical figures such as Walter Scott, Robert Burns, James Watt, Queen Victoria and more.
You will also have a chance to explore Old Glasgow including the large Gothic Cathedral and Provand’s Lordship; Glasgow’s oldest house. This area has a history that also includes that of Scotland’s famous guardian, William Wallace. The Necropolis, aka City of the Dead, is a large Victorian cemetery that sits on a hill dominating the landscape.
The Glasgow city tour then explores the rest of the city’s highlights. We stop at Glasgow Green, the oldest park in the city. In the centre sits the glass house of People’s Palace which was gifted to the underprivileged people of the east end of Glasgow. It also has the largest terracotta fountain in the world, Queen Victoria proudly standing on the top.
You will then visit a piece of Glasgow’s maritime past, the Glenlee Tallship which has circumnavigated the globe 4 times!
In 1888 Glasgow was named the second city of the empire. Proceeds of this went to building the magnificent Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Spanish Baronial design. Sitting opposite the River Kelvin is the Neo-gothic tower of Glasgow University. Moved here in the 19th century but its history goes much further back. It is the 2nd oldest university in Scotland, founded in 1451. Some of the most important educators went here and even Albert Einstein gave a lecture here in 1931.
The Clydeside Distillery Tour & Tasting
Thursday 12th September – 2.30pm to 3.30pm
£70.00 PER PERSON
Located on the river Clyde (5 minute walk from the SEC), in the Old Pumphouse, once part of Glasgow’s famous Queens Dock which once played a vital role in the transportation of Scotch whisky. On the tour, you will discover the Disitillery’s story and the birth of the whisky industry and find out more about the traditional methods used to make their whisky. The tour takes place in 3 parts:
- First: The Distillery’s self-guided exhibits tell the stories of Glasgow & Whisky
- Second: Guided distillery tour. Visit the distillery and learn how their hand-crafted spirit is created the time-honoured way.
- Third: Sample 2 excellent Scotch Single Malts. Lead by your Clydeside guide, how to nose and taste our whisky.
- Each guest will receive a miniature dram glass gift on departure & 5% discount from Clydeside Stobcross Single Malt in the Distillery’s specialist whisky shop.
Full Day Tour to Stirling Castle, the Trossachs and Loch Lomond
Friday 13th September – 9am to 6pm (approximately)
£150.00 PER PERSON
This private tour is a great introduction to Scotland. It includes history, culture, and iconic landscapes of the Scottish Countryside.
A private coach will pick you up from the SEC and you will begin your day discovering Scotland’s Central Belt. At Stirling you will enjoy a tour of the castle. Set on the natural border of the Highlands and Lowlands Stirling Castle has been the centre point for many famous battles. From the castle esplanade there is a great view of the William Wallace Monument, Scotland’s greatest hero. During the renaissance times Stirling Castle became a favourite hangout for Scottish Royalty.
Next there will be a scenic tour full of lochs, glens and mountains. The Trossachs are often call ‘Scotland in Miniature’. The area has been a favourite retreat for artists and writers since the 1800s because of its breathtaking scenery. It was also the territory of Clan Magregor and its notorious outlaw hero, Rob Roy. Our drive will take us past Loch Venachar, Loch Achray, up the Duke’s Pass to Aberfoyle where we will stop for lunch. Along the way there will be a few opportunities to stop and take some great photos.
We then will make our way to the Bonnie Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond. An area mesmerised in music and sought out by photographers and painters. It is the largest body fresh water in Britain. It is dominated by the large mountain of Ben Lomond and contains a number of islands. Here you will have some time to walk the shores, either at Balmaha or Balloch.