Glasgow Architecture and Urban Planning

4 days /3 nights

From only £199pp


4 days /3 nights From only £199pp

Mackintosh, Thomson and more currently Zaha Hadid have left their unique mark on this vibrant city, making it an ideal destination for students studying architecture and the built environment.

Explore the city’s diverse blend of traditional and contemporary landmarks, including the world renowned School of Art and Riverside Museum on this fascinating tour.

What's included in the trip?

  • Executive coach travel
  • Use of the coach during the tour
  • Accommodation on a b&b basis
  • Multi-bedded rooms for students
  • Single/twin rooms for leaders
  • Free itinerary planning and visits booking service
  • Comprehensive travel pack
  • 1:10 leader place ratio

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1

    Depart campus Arrive in Glasgow. Check into your accommodation

  • Day 2

    Guided tour of Rennie Mackintosh designed buildings (Inc. the Lighthouse, Glasgow School of Art)

  • Day 3

    Guided tour of Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson designed buildings

  • Day 4

    Return to College/University


Enhance your trip

  • The school is housed in one of Glasgow’s most famous buildings, often considered the masterpiece of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and built between 1897 and 1909.
  • The Lighthouse in Glasgow is Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture. It was opened as part of Glasgow’s status as UK City of Architecture and Design in 1999. The Lighthouse is the renamed conversion of the former offices of the Glasgow Herald newspaper. Completed in 1895, it was designed by the architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The centre’s vision is to develop the links between design, architecture, and the creative industries, seeing these as interconnected social, educational, economic and cultural issues of concern to everyone.
  • Charles Rennie Mackintosh — architect, designer and artist, was one of Scotland’s most influential creative figures. Plan a great day out while visiting some iconic Mackintosh buildings and collections in and around Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Alexander “Greek” Thomson (9 April 1817 – 22 March 1875) was an eminent Scottish architect and architectural theorist who was a pioneer in sustainable building. Although his work was published in the architectural press of his day, it was little appreciated out with Glasgow during his lifetime. It has only been since the 1950s and 1960s that his critical reputation has revived.
  • Trongate 103, another example of Glasgow’s innovative approach to stimulating contemporary arts. This is a place to see art, make art and to enjoy being creative. Opened in 2009, the ground and first floor of this former Edwardian warehouse building are the gallery floors, with a year round programme of exhibitions.  
  • The Briggait is a magnificent building which had been empty for the best part of 20 years was redeveloped in late 2009. The Briggait now houses over 5,500 sq metres of public and private space including 45 studio spaces for artists.
  • The Style Mile offering a roll call of some of the best high street, designer and boutique brands. Unlike many UK cities, it is business as usual on Sundays too.