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Discovering Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Highlights include the House for an Art Lover, Glasgow School of Art, Kelvingrove Museum, Scotland Street School and Hill House, built for publisher Walter Blackie in 1902.
- Two nights' bed and breakfast at the 4-star Hilton Grosvenor in Glasgow, based on shared occupancy of a twin/double room
- Welcome reception
- First night private evening 3-course dinner with wine and talk by Dai Vaughan
- Second night dinner in the hotel restaurant
- One light lunch
- All talks, guided tours, entrance fees and escorted coach transfers as detailed in the itinerary
- Tour manager throughout
- Single room supplement
- Extra nights on bed & breakfast basis
- Holiday insurance
- Meals other than those stated
- Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls etc
- Porterage and gratuities.
Day 2: Visit the House for an Art Lover in Bellahouston Park, where we will see how Mackintosh and Macdonald’s 1901 competition design has been brought to life by adedicated team of artists, architects and craft workers. Lunch (not included) is at the Room de Luxe at The Willow Tea Rooms, regarded as one of the destinations to visit in Glasgow. Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1904, the Willow Tea Rooms on Glasgow Style Mile provide a mouth-watering range of traditional food and drinks as well as a gift shop with a selection of Mackintosh and Glasgow products, many of which are designed in house. Afterwards we have a private visit and tour of the Glasgow School of Art, including the Mackintosh Collection, followed by a guided walk around the exterior. Then visit Blythwood Square, see the doorway to The Ladies Art Club designed by Mackintosh and next door is the office of Keppie Henderson where Mackintosh worked and became a partner in the firm. We will also see where Mackintosh and Macdonald had their first home, when they married in 1900. Finally we visit the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery, now completed after a major three year restoration. We also visit the Mackintosh Gallery and see work by the Glasgow Boys, plus other wonderful art. Dinner in the hotel restaurant.
Day 3: Private visit to The Hill House in Helensburgh followed by coffee. The impressive house was built by Mackintosh for the publisher Walter Blackie in 1903 and is thought to be one of the best exaples of his style with modern interiors incorporating his own furniture designs. After lunch (included) visits to the Scotland Street School Museum before the final visit to Queens Cross School – return to hotel for approximately 17.00pm.
NB: Exact itinerary may vary according to changes in opening times and schedules for some of the smaller Mackintosh sites, which are currently under review.
Please note: Extra nights are available at a supplement, please click here or on the availability tab above to select your date of travel and extra night rates
Please note the maximum group size on this tour is 40 passengers.
Located in the West End area of the city centre, close to the Hunterian Gallery and University, the traditional, 4-star Hilton Grosvenor offers a high standard of accommodation and service and is well situated for the various sights visited on this tour. Facilities here include bar, restaurant and comfortable bedrooms with private bath/shower, TV and telephone. (Guests may also use free of charge the health club faciliities at the Hilton International about 3 miles away.)
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A very interesting weekend with excellent visits supported by knowledgeable guides. I would recommend this CRM weekend to anyone keen on the visual art and crafts. Good value for the money!
I have already sent a review but to repeat: really first-class excellent lecturers. Dai & Jenny were inspirational, very impressive and extremely nice. Tours also were wonderful & very well organised. Would like to repeat them all!
Mrs Elizabeth Keith
The weekend was unforgettable! Our tour guides (Dai & Jenny) were absolutely superb and the continuous heavy rain did not spoil the experience at all!
Mr D Smith