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Kelpies and Falkirk Wheel - Half Day Tour from Glasgow

By: Rabbie's
  • 4-hour bus tour to the Kelpies and the Falkirk Wheel from Glasgow
  • Admire the Kelpies — two gigantic horse head statues by the Forth and Clyde canals
  • Enjoy a walk through Helix Park and capture the views on camera
Kelpies and Falkirk Wheel - Half Day Tour from Glasgow
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Kelpies and Falkirk Wheel - Half Day Tour from Glasgow
USD 29.75
The towering statue of the Kelpies and the Falkirk Wheel swing-bridge are two of Scotland’s most impressive feats of modern design and engineering. This convenient 4-hour combination bus and walking tour from Glasgow makes it possible to visit both sites with ease. Delve into Scotland’s rich engineering history with a guide, and learn of the country’s canal-building heritage.
What to Expect
Take a seat in your air-conditioned minivan in central Glasgow then, at 9am, head out of the city toward the Kelpies to begin your 4-hour tour. Along the way, listen as your guide shares anecdotes about Glasgow, and gain insight into the history and background of the sites in your tour.

First, visit the Kelpies — two 98-foot (30-meter) high horse head statues located by the banks of the Forth and Clyde canals. Enjoy a short stroll through Helix Park, and admire fine views over the famous statue from all angles as your guide sheds light on their design and historic significance.

Afterward, head on to the Falkirk Wheel — built to restore the link between the Forth and Clyde canals and widely considered among Scotland’s finest feats of engineering. Here, learn how the project has helped regenerate the area and perhaps watch the mighty swing-bridge in operation.

Spend time in the exhibition and visitor center, then take the journey back to central Glasgow — arriving back at 1pm.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing Tour

We had an extra day (September 29, 2017) in Glasgow before returning to Canada after a 10 day self directed Highland vacation. Right from the start, with typical Scottish hospitality, we were warmly greeted by our Guide Ian. In a timely manner, we were arrived...More

1  Thank Elaine M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the Kelpies tour - Andy our tour guide was fantastic - worth every single penny - can't believe how much you learn from the half hour tour. Great coffee shop, clean toilets and delicious ice cream.

1  Thank 422yvonnem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can as part of a coach day trip and was amazed by the sheer size and wonder of this magnificent structure! Never knew they were so huge. The whole area around is lovely- the place was buzzing well it was Sunday in July but there...More

1  Thank 1206irene
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile
The Kelpies are Magnificent...

The Falkirk Wheel? Not so much. The woman leading our tour told us some engaging stories about each of the sites and Robert Burns (boy, do the Scottish still love him!). We loved the Kelpies. They truly are a site to see and even the...More

1  Thank ChiaPetPet
Rabbie's, Public Relations Manager at Rabbie's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, It sounds as though we delivered well on what we promised here and we're really pleased that you were impressed with our guide. This probably wasn't the best choice of tour for you since you had no interest in the Falkirk Wheel, what...More

Reviewed 3 July 2018
Good value-on time - and just as advertised

..a half day tour-left on time-driver Peter a steady safe driver-and full of information on where we were going. It was very hot(hottest day ever in Glasgow it turned out) but the nearly new minibus had a good cooling system. Plenty of time at each...More

1  Thank oldFordfan
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Response from oldFordfan | Reviewed this property |
I think it's best to ask the company about no service on Aug 20th. There were 3 of us-two from the US...and thought it an easier option. However-we managed to get on the boat that goes up in the wheel (lotsa fun !!) but it... More
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