The Art of Glasgow and Dumfries House – three day tour; 24-26 June
We have organised a 2015 tour of Glasgow comprising a stay of three days, two nights, staying at the Westerwood Hotel & Golf Course. The trip will begin on Wednesday 24 June 2015.
A brochure is available for downloading here.
The tour went on sale at the January 2015 lecture.
We will stay two nights on a half board basis at the 4* Westerwood Hotel in Cumbernauld, near Glasgow. Set in its own 400 acres of woodland, the hotel is excellently situated for the itinerary. Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant, bar, indoor swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room and a gym. All rooms are en suite and feature TV, hairdryer, and tea and coffee making facilities.
We will see:
- Burrell Collection
- Glasgow – orientation tour
- Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum – guided tour
- Hunterian Art Gallery – guided tour
- Dumfries House – guided tour
There will be an optional evening theatre visit on Day 2.
Day 1 – We board our executive coach and depart from our designated pick up points. En route to our hotel we visit the Burrell Collection at Glasgow, home to a staggering collection of over 9,000 works of art including important displays of medieval art, tapestries, alabasters, stained glass, English oak furniture and European paintings by notable artists such as Degas and Cezanne. We continue to the 4* Westerwood Hotel at Cumbernauld for a two night stay on half board basis.
Day 2 – Our Blue Badge guide meets us at our hotel this morning and accompanies us throughout the day. Our orientation tour of Glasgow takes in sights including St Mungo’s Cathedral. We then have a guided tour of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Scotland’s most visited museum and home to one of Europe’s greatest civic art collections. This afternoon we enjoy a guided tour at the Hunterian Art Gallery, safeguarding the Mackintosh collection, and comprising of 800 drawings, designs and watercolours, as well as a small but important archive of correspondence, photographs and periodicals. This evening (subject to the timings and theatre programme which has not yet been finalised for the 2015 season) there may be the option of attending a theatre performance.
Day 3 – After checking out of our hotel and before returning home we enjoy a guided tour at Dumfries House. Designed 250 years ago by renowned 18th century architect brothers John, Robert and James Adam, Dumfries House is an imposing Palladian mansion nestled within 2,000 acres of scenic countryside in Ayrshire in south-west Scotland. Today the house is widely acknowledged as one of the most architecturally significant stately homes within the United Kingdom.
Cost is £219 per person (payable by 29 April 2015); there is a single room supplement of £49 per person (payable by 29 April 2015). A non-refundable deposit of £75 is payable immediately. Insurance costs £16 per person and is payable immediately (upper age limit is 85).
All cheques are to be made out to Tailored Travel and returned, with completed booking form, to Elaine Wolstencroft, 5 The Breakers, Victory Boulevard, Lytham St Annes FY8 5TQ. Tel: 01253 736576. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A brochure and booking form can be downloaded here.