The Scottish city of Glasgow is an architectural paradise. The red and yellow sandstone of the Victorians, the Italian-style towers and the medieval steeples live in harmony with the neo-gothic towers, the sensuality of modernism by Mackintosh and the titanium, glass, and steel structures of the contemporary city. You will be able to see some of the works of the master modernist architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh in the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh.
The restoration work in the north shore and south of the Clyde River, has brought with it marvelous buildings like the seCC by Norman Foster.
Scotsman Charles Rennie Mackintosh, architect, designer and watercolorist was fundamentally important in the Arts and Crafts movement. He was also the main exponent of Art Nouveau in scotland. We will visit some of his works.
In an hour’s trip we will be in Edinburgh. We can see the Edinburgh Castle and the group of volumes that integrate the new Scottish Parliament by Miralles. In this 4 day trip to Scotland you will enjoy some of the architecture works of Mackintosh in Glasglow and Edinburg with a professional guide architect.
– Preparation of itinerary and tours guided by an architect throughout the trip.
– Lodging in 4* hotel in double room.
– Transport to/from airport.
– Private bus available according to program.
– Round-trip bus Glasgow-Edinburgh.
– Entrance tickets and organized visits.
– Basic travel insurance.
– Glasgow School Of Art. Mackintosh
– The Willow Tearooms. Mackintosh
– The Lighthouse: Architecture Centre. Mackintosh
– Scottish Parliament. EMBT, Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue.
DAY 1 – GLASGOW (flight)
DAY 2 – GLASGOW
DAY 3 – EDINBURGH
DAY 4 – GLASGOW AND RETURN
Arrival of flight to Glasgow.
Transfer and hotel check in.
On the first day, we will focus on the more traditional architecture of Glasgow.The main attractions in the city of Glasgow are the stunning Victorian buildings, the reason why it has become the most sensational of Victorian cities in Europe.
Besides walking the city streets, we will visit the Cathedral.
Later, back in the city center, at George Square, we will find the elegant Merchant City where former mansions of tobacco tycoons have become some of the most fashionable places to eat and drink. The lively and bohemian West End overflows with pubs, cafes and some of the best restaurants in the city.
Dinner and free evening. Night in Glasgow.
Breakfast at hotel.
We will focus on the modernist architecture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh in Glasgow with the help of our guide. Private bus available for 4 hours:
Night in Glasgow.
Breakfast and hotel check out.
Leave for Edinburgh, located one hour from Glasgow, for an all day tour. The most interesting parts are located in Old Town and in New Town (18th century) declared Cultural Heritage Sites in 1995. We can see the Edinburgh Castle or Holyroodhouse Palace, where the Scottish royal family resides.
The groups of volumes that integrate the new Scottish Parliament are at the end of historic Royal Mile.
We will visit the EMBT building, by Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue (2005): Its shapes, colors, and constructive solutions highlight the site’s natural resources. The creativity of Miralles, who did not live to see his work completed, is expressed most of all in the Parliament Building.
Return and Night in Glasgow.
Breakfast at the hotel.
We will continue to visit the modernist architecture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh with a private bus for 4 hours accompanied by our architect:
Check out of hotel, transfer to airport and return home.
End of the trip to discover the architecture from Mackintosh in Glasgow and Edinburgh and end of our services.