Day 1 – Tatton Park
Board our private executive coach at your preferred pick up points – stop at a convenient property en route such as Tatton Park in Cheshire, an opulently decorated early 19th century house with the theme of Victorian grandeur extending into the garden – continue to the 4* DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Westerwood Spa and Golf Resort in Cumbernauld near Glasgow.
Day 2 – Pollok House & House for an Art Lover
Pollok House gives a real taste of upstairs downstairs life in the 1930s with lavish family rooms packed full of period furniture and furnishings while below stairs the vast servants’ quarters show the realities of running a country house – built in Glasgow between 1989 and 1996 to a 1901 Charles Rennie Mackintosh design, the exhibition at the House for an Art Lover compares the decoratively furnished rooms against his original drawings.
Day 3 – Tarbet, Loch Lomond & Hill House
Tarbet is a picturesque village once described by Queen Victoria as being blessed with ‘splendid passes, richly wooded with the highest mountains behind’ – optional cruise on beautiful Loch Lomond – Hill House in Helensburgh is considered one of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s finest domestic creations and, decorated with the help of Mackintosh’s wife, the feel of the house is of restrained elegance combined with dazzling architecture.
Day 4 – National Gallery of Scotland, Royal Yacht Britannia & The Kelpies
Guided tour of the National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh, home to Scotland’s greatest collection of European paintings and sculpture from the Renaissance to Post- Impressionist eras with paintings by artists such as Titian, Van Dyck and Tiepolo – the Royal Yacht Britannia served the Royal Family for over forty years and played a leading role in some of the defining moments of recent history with highlights being the State Dining Room, the Bridge and the Queen’s Sitting Room – continue to The Kelpies, 30 metre high horse head sculptures by sculptor Andy Scott, standing next to a new extension to the Forth and Clyde Canal and a monument to horse powered heritage across Scotland.
Day 5 – Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum & The Hunterian
Guided tour of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, Scotland’s most visited museum and home to one of Europe’s greatest civic art collections – The Hunterian is home to the world’s largest permanent display of the work of James McNeill Whistler, the largest single holding of the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and The Mackintosh House, the reassembled interiors from his Glasgow home.
Day 6 – Dumfries House
Designed 250 years ago by renowned 18th century architect brothers John, Robert and James Adam, a guided tour of Dumfries House explores this imposing Palladian mansion nestled within 2,000 acres of scenic countryside in Ayrshire and widely acknowledged as one of the country’s most architecturally significant stately homes.
Half board accommodation
Guided tours at all galleries
Full programme of included excursions
Blue Badge guide Days 2 to 5
Executive coach throughout
One free place per 10 paying passengers
Tatton Park, Cheshire
House for an Art Lover
Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Hill House
National Gallery of Scotland - guided tour
Royal Yacht Britannia
Kelvingrove Art Gallery Museum - guided tour
Five nights on half board basis at the 4* DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Westerwood Spa and Golf Resort in Cumbernauld. Set in its own 400 acres of woodland and ideally situated for the itinerary between Glasgow and Edinburgh, facilities at the hotel include a restaurant, bar and indoor swimming pool and all rooms are en suite.
Single room supplement £99
Entrance fees to places of interest (NT properties free to NT members)
Optional cruise on Loch Lomond
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Here are some more suggested places of interest:
- Hopetoun House - set in 150 acres of rolling parkland and one of the most splendid examples of the work of Scottish architects Sir William Bruce, William Adam and his sons John and Robert
- St Mungo’s Cathedral - on the site where St Mungo, the first bishop of Strathclyde, was buried in AD 612, the present cathedral dates from the 13th century and is the only one on the Scottish mainland to have survived complete the 1560 Reformation
- Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh - the Queen’s official residence in Scotland and the Queen’s Gallery, built in the shell of the former Holyroodhouse Free Church and Duchess of Gordon’s School
Reviews for The Art of Glasgow & Edinburgh & Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Date of Tour: October 2019
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- stay at a 3* hotel
- with fewer dinners
- for more (or fewer) days
- include different excursions – see ‘Tailor-make this tour’ tab for suggestions
- bring a specialist lecturer
- include all entrance fees & gratuities
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