Twentieth Century Art in Yorkshire

David Hockney, Self Portrait 1954
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Accommodation

Hilton Leeds City Hotel
The four-star Hilton Leeds City Hotel is located in the vibrant heart of the city. The hotel is modern and contemporary, following an extensive refurbishment at the end of 2012. The hotel has a fitness room, sauna, steam room and indoor heated swimming pool. Guest rooms are bright and airy and all have TV, hairdryer and telephone. Car parking is available at the hotel costing £15 per night, payable directly to the hotel. 

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Please note that all our UK tours start and finish at the relevant hotel. 

You can normally check in from 3pm onwards but hotels will always be happy to store your luggage if you arrive earlier in the day.

For full details of how to get to the hotel, directions and the nearest train station, please click on the hotel website or call our office for details. These will also be sent automatically with your confirmation.

The welcome reception and first evening dinner / talk will commence at about 7pm - full details will be sent with your joining instructions about 10 days prior to the arrival date.

On the final day, return to the hotel is usualy at about 4-5 pm. It is difficult to advise accurate timings as this can vary from one day to another due to traffic conditions, the size and mobility of the group or other factors. But we normally aim to finish no later than 5pm to allow clients a reasonable amount of time to get home.

If you have a problem with your room please alert your tour manager and/or hotel management as soon as possible to either rectify the problem or change your room. It is often possible to resolve a problem very quickly if we are made aware of it - impossible to do so after the event. 

PLEASE NOTE: transport to and from the hotel venue is NOT included

Travel Editions recommends a luggage delivery service called thebaggageman, where your suitcase can be picked up from your home before departure and delivered straight to your hotel; therefore removing the worry about carrying your cases onto and off the trains. Please click here for more information and we have arranged a 10% discount exclusive to Travel Editions clients off the thebaggageman service. Tel: 01844 264890.

On departure, please ensure that you have paid for any extras such as drinks, telephone calls etc

Destinations
  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • David
  • Leeds
  • England
Tour Types
  • Art
  • History
  • UK Breaks
  • Art/History Tours

September Itinerary

Day 1:
 Arrive independently at the Hilton Leeds City from 15.00. This evening there will be a welcome reception, private dinner with wine and an illustrated talk by Gerald Deslandes – ‘Twentieth Century Art in Yorkshire’.

Day 2: This morning we visit Salts Mill which has a permanent collection of Hockney paintings, prints and photographs from 1960s to the present day. This afternoon we then travel to Temple Newsam House, a Tudor/Jacobean mansion sometimes referred to as the Hampton Court of the North, which houses a superb art collection including portraits by Sir Joshua Reynolds, Rubens and Lely. This evening there will be a lecture by Gerald Deslandes plus dinner in the hotel restaurant.

Day 3: Today begins with a wander around the Yorkshire Sculpture Park which holds 60 spectacular outdoor pieces, including works by Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Anthony Gormley and Andy Goldsworthy as well as indoor changing exhibitions. Our next visit is to the Hepworth Wakefield, which, on its opening in 2011, was awarded the British Design Award. The gallery is home to more than 50 works by Barbara Hepworth from her earliest carvings to the ambitious pieces of public art that she created after the war. Our final visit of the day is to the Henry Moore Institute, a world-recognised centre for the study of sculpture and is an award-winning exhibitions venue, research centre, library and sculpture archive. Return to the hotel for approximately 17.30.

NB: Exact order of excursions may vary according to local conditions and tour manager's discretion

Please note: Extra nights are available at a supplement, please click here or on the availability tab above to select your date of travel and extra night rates. 

Please note the maximum group size on this tour is 48 passengers.


October Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive independently at the Hilton Leeds City from 15.00. This evening there will be a welcome reception, private dinner with wine and an illustrated talk by Gerald Deslandes – ‘Twentieth Century Art in Yorkshire’.

Day 2: This morning we stay in Leeds and visit the Leeds Art Gallery with its great collection of modern British artists, from Augustus John to Paula Rego. The gallery is also home to the Henry Moore Institute, a world-recognised centre for the study of sculpture and is an award-winning exhibitions venue, research centre, library and sculpture archive. This afternoon we will visit Saltaire, a model village built by Victorian textile manufacturer Titus Salt for his employees. Salts Mill has a permanent collection of Hockney paintings, prints and photographs from 1960s to the present day. Heading into Bradford, we visit the new David Hockney Gallery at Cartwright Hall, new for July 2017, it will be a brand new permanent gallery celebrating the life and work of the city’s most famous son. This evening there will be a lecture by Gerald Deslandes plus dinner in the hotel restaurant.

Day 3: Today begins with a wander around the Yorkshire Sculpture Park which holds 60 spectacular outdoor pieces, including works by Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Anthony Gormley and Andy Goldsworthy as well as indoor changing exhibitions. Our next visit is to the Hepworth Wakefield, which, on its opening in 2011, was awarded the British Design Award. The gallery is home to more than 50 works by Barbara Hepworth from her earliest carvings to the ambitious pieces of public art that she created after the war. Return to the hotel for approximately 17.30.

NB: Exact order of excursions may vary according to local conditions and tour manager's discretion

Please note: Extra nights are available at a supplement, please click here or on the availability tab above to select your date of travel and extra night rates. 

Please note the maximum group size on this tour is 48 passengers.

INCLUDED

  • Two nights' bed and breakfast at the four-star Hilton Leeds City Hotel, based on shared occupancy of a twin/double room
  • Welcome reception
  • First night private three-course dinner with wine
  • Second dinner in the hotel restaurant
  • All talks, guided tours and admissions
  • Tour manager and coach transfers throughout 

NOT INCLUDED

  • Transport to the hotel is not included
  • Single room supplement
  • Extra nights on bed & breakfast basis
  • Holiday insurance
  • Meals other than those stated
  • Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls etc
  • Porterage and gratuities 

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

Dates Price Single Availability
29-Sep-2017 for 2 Nights Visit Website
13-Oct-2017 for 2 Nights Visit Website
18-May-2018 for 2 Nights Visit Website
27-Jul-2018 for 2 Nights Visit Website
28-Sep-2018 for 2 Nights Visit Website
17-May-2019 for 2 Nights Visit Website
26-Jul-2019 for 2 Nights Visit Website
27-Sep-2019 for 2 Nights Visit Website

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