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YPS Art & Science Tour to Glasgow 7th – 11th October 2024

7 Oct 2024
Start time
12:00 AM
YPS Art & Science Tour to Glasgow 7th - 11th October 2024

Event Information

YPS Art & Science Study Tour to Glasgow

Monday 7th to Friday 11th October

Cost from £639pp to include half board, one lunch at “The Willow Tea Rooms”, return travel by Executive Coach, and visits and entrance fees as shown in the Itinerary.

This 5 days, 4 nights’ stay with 3 choice, 3 course dinner and full Scottish breakfast:

“The Best Western Garfield House Hotel, Stepps (3 *)

The award winning Garfield House hotel holds an excellent setting in the quiet, peaceful village of Stepps, with the bustling city of Glasgow just a short drive away. Accommodation in en suite standard category double/twin or sole occupancy rooms

• Bar and restaurant

• Locally sourced cuisine

• Please note, no lift but we have reserved some ground floor rooms



Day 1: York/Glasgow

0845: Depart York Leeman Road and travel north towards Carlisle where we make a stop at the “Devil’s Porridge Museum”. Lunch can be taken here before we continue our journey to Stepps, near Glasgow, arriving at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2: Burrell Collection/House for an Art Lover

Depart hotel and travel the short distance to visit the “Burrell Collection”.

In the afternoon we proceed to the “House for an Art Lover”, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Return to hotel after visit.

Day 3: Guided walking tour of Glasgow and Mackintosh sites

Depart hotel after breakfast and travel to Glasgow where we meet our guide for a 2 hour walking tour followed by an included 2- course lunch with tea/coffee at the “Mackintosh’s Willow Tea Room”.

In the afternoon we visit the “Hunterian Museum”, a free Science Museum and Art Gallery. (NB £6 charge for Mackintosh House, not included)

Day 4: Glasgow Cathedral & Riverside Transport Museum

This morning we travel to Glasgow for a visit to the “Necropolis” before our guided tour of “Glasgow Cathedral”. There will then be time for lunch (not included) and some free time at the “Riverside Transport & Technology Museum”, where we include a visit to the reimagining of a Glasgow Street and admire the 21st century building designed by Zaha Hadid. Return to hotel with time to relax before dinner.

Day 5: Dumfries House/Gretna Green/York

0900: Depart hotel and travel to “Dumfries House”, where we have tea/coffee and an included one hour guided tour of the house. We then continue south to “Gretna Green” where we can take lunch before resuming our journey back to York, arriving at Leeman Road in the early evening.

YPS and “Just For Groups” Terms and conditions apply.  



£639 pp sharing and £25 to YPS

Single supplement £100  JFG Insurance if required £17.

How to book

Download, print and complete the BOOKING FORM Final – updated 28 03 24

Please return to Catherine Brophy, c/o The Lodge, with the deposit cheque and YPS admin cheque.  These will not be banked until we know the Study Tour has the viable number of participants. info@ypsyork.org

Copies available from the Lodge and at Lectures with the JFG insurance form and policy conditions information.

UKHG Holiday Travel Insurance 2023-2025 IPID_1223 NE

JFG Insurance Policy Summary Conditions NOV 2023