Liverpool: Private Wealth, Public Riches
18 Mar — 21 Mar 2019 | Tour Director: Elizabeth Newell
• Unravel the rich history of a city with UNESCO World Heritage status, discovering sites such as Knowsley Hall, historic seat of the Earls of Derby
• Explore the Walker Art Gallery and the Lady Lever Art Gallery, with their outstanding collections of fine and decorative arts
• Take a Mersey ferry cruise to admire Liverpool’s celebrated waterfront architecture
author of “Albert Dock Liverpool”, guide and lecturer
Tour assembles 1345 at Crowne Plaza Liverpool City Centre for three nights. Afternoon: Metropolitan Cathedral (Lutyens crypt), Liverpool Cathedral (Sir Giles Gilbert Scott). Evening talk by guest lecturer: Poetry, Passion and the Pre-Raphaelites.
Morning: Knowsley Hall, Ullet Road Unitarian Church (William Morris stained glass). Afternoon: free time at Albert Dock (independent visits to Tate Liverpool, Merseyside Maritime Museum, International Slavery Museum and Museum of Liverpool). Evening talk by guest lecturer: Speke Hall.
Morning: Liverpool Town Hall, Port Sunlight Village (garden village founded in 1888 to house soap factory workers), Lady Lever Art Gallery (outstanding collections of Wedgwood and Chinese porcelain). Afternoon: Speke Hall (Tudor manor house). Evening lecture: Liverpool, City of Delight.
Morning: Mersey ferry cruise, Princes Road Synagogue (Moorish revival style architecture). Afternoon: Walker Art Gallery (superb collection of fine and decorative arts). Tour disperses 1530 at hotel.
18 Mar — 21 Mar 2019
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"Our charismatic tour leader - Elizabeth Newell. Her knowledge of and enthusiasm for Liverpool was utterly stimulating and infectious."
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Please note that this tour involves a fair amount of walking between sites around the city, so a good level of fitness is required.
Cost includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £165.