32nd World Conference
International Society for Music Education
Glasgow, UK 24-29 July

Tourist activities and tours

Monday 25 July

1330 - 1730 hours Loch Lomond              £45.00 per person                                                               

The tour will depart from Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and travel to Loch Lomond via the Victorian town of Helensburgh and through Glen Fruin to the “bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond.  There will be an opportunity to appreciate the scenery from the best vantage point – the Loch itself - on a short cruise. 


Tuesday 26 July

0900-1730 hours Edinburgh City Tour     £65.00 per person

Departing from Glasgow to travel to Edinburgh by coach, the group will make a photo-stop in the picturesque town of South Queensferry to enjoy views of the magnificent Forth Bridges. The tour of Edinburgh starts with a panoramic look at the sweeping Georgian terraces and crescents of the New Town, followed by an interior visit to Edinburgh Castle. Following this you will see the Scottish Parliament building and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, HM the Queen's Official residence in Scotland. The remainder of the afternoon is free for shopping and/or independent sightseeing.


Wednesday 27 July

1330-1730 hours Glengoyne Distillery & Loch Lomond      £45.00 per person       

Travelling from Glasgow this tour arrives at the foot of the Campsie Fells to visit Glengoyne Distillery, to see how Scotland's national drink is produced. For those who wish there is even a taste of the end product! At Balloch there is a stop to enjoy the panoramic views from Loch Lomond Shores in the Loch Lomond National Park before returning to Glasgow.


Thursday 28 July

0900-1730 hours Stirling Castle & the Trossachs    £65.00 per person

From Glasgow this tour travels northwards to the historic town of Stirling, once the home of the Scottish Kings and Queens. It begins with a guided tour of Stirling Castle. From Stirling the group then heads through the Trossachs, one of Scotland’s most scenic areas, along the shore of Loch Venachar and over the Duke’s Pass to Aberfoyle where, as well as having time to shop, there is time to watch a demonstration of working sheepdogs before skirting the Fintry Hills and back to Glasgow.


Friday 29 July
0930-1230 hours Glasgow City Tour      £35.00 per person                                                                
This short introduction to Glasgow will cover a panoramic tour of the City Centre, including the River Clyde, the historic Cathedral and Merchant City, the Georgian grandeur of Blythswood Square, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and the University Campus. It also leaves the city centre to head south to visit the Burrell Art Collection in Pollok Country Park with the chance to see the largest herd of Highland Cattle in Britain.

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