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Holiday type Art, history & culture
Country United Kingdom
Travel type Make your own way
Price range From £299
Travel partner Travel Editions
Duration 3 nights
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Art treasures of the north

Accompanied by Gerald Deslandes, art and aspectual historian, visit the cultural centres, museums and galleries of Manchester and Liverpool.

Special Event highlights:

- Visit the Old Masters exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery and the contemporary art collections at the Tate Liverpool
- Lady Lever Art Gallery
- The Imperial War Museum North
- Constable and Turner at the Manchester Art Gallery
- Seeing works by L.S Lowry and The Lowry

In recent years lottery funding has transformed both the architecture and the ambitions of cultural institutions in Liverpool and Manchester making them a must-see destination for British art enthusiasts.

Enjoy a variety of works of art from Pre-Raphaelite to contemporary as well as wonderful architecture with your host and guide, Gerald Deslandes.


  • Two nights' bed and breakfast at the four star Crowne Plaza Liverpool-John Lennon Airport, based on shared occupancy of a twin/double room
  • Welcome reception
  • First night private dinner with wine
  • Second dinner in the hotel restaurant  
  • All talks, guided tours and admissions
  • Tour manager and coach transfers throughout 

Not included

  • Single room supplement
  • Extra nights
  • Holiday insurance
  • Meals other than those stated
  • Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls etc
  • Porterage and gratuities
Day one

Arrive independently at the Crowne Plaza Liverpool – John Lennon airport from 15.00. This evening there will be a welcome reception, private dinner with wine and an introductory talk by Gerald Deslandes – ‘Art Treasures of the North West’.

Day two

Our first visit is to Liverpool’s Walker art gallery. The Walker art gallery houses one of the largest collections outside of London including rooms dedicated to Medieval and Renaissance, 17th century Dutch and Flemish Art, the Pre- Raphaelites and Merseyside people and places amongst others. This will be followed by the international modern and contemporary art collections of the Tate Liverpool located on the city’s famous waterfront. This afternoon we will visit Port Sunlight where we’ll visit the Lady Lever art gallery to view the Pre-Raphaelite Art and collection of Wedgewood porcelain. The gallery was founded in 1922 by Sunlight Soap magnate William Lever and dedicated to the memory of his wife. This evening there will be a lecture by Gerald Deslandes – ‘LS Lowry’ and dinner in the hotel restaurant.

Day three

Today is dedicated to the museums of Manchester, starting at the Imperial War museum North where you’ll find a topical exhibition to enjoy. This will be followed by a trip to Salford Quays to visit The Lowry, named for early 20th-century painter LS Lowry, which contains 400 works by Lowry himself and much more over 2000 square metres of gallery space. Heading into the city centre, we’ll visit the Manchester art gallery, housed in a lovely Victorian building, where we’ll find Pre-Raphaelites, Gainsboroughs, Constables and Turners plus changing exhibitions of historical and contemporary art. Return to the hotel for approximately 17.30.

NB: Exact order of excursions may vary according to local conditions and tour manager's discretion

Please note the maximum group size on this tour is 49 passengers.
Crowne Plaza Liverpool - John Lennon airport

A former Art Deco airport building, the four star Crowne Plaza Liverpool hotel is located seven miles from Liverpool city centre and offers a restaurant, bar and lounge. Bedrooms are en-suite with bath/shower, TV, telephone, air-conditioning, minibar and tea/coffee making facilities. Complimentary car-parking is available at the hotel.
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