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Liverpool, Newscastle, Glasgow

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Liverpool-Newcastle-Glasgow Small Group Tour

This is a 22-day small group touring program that explores three great cities of Great Britain in three weeks: Liverpool, Newcastle, and Glasgow. If you are a mature-aged or senior traveller with a thirst for knowledge and an open inquisitive mind, we would love to have you on board for our next departure of our private guided tours. This small group educational program typically spends one week in self-catering apartments in the city centre of these locations, where we will be accompanied by an Odyssey Program Leader and local tour guides to get to our destinations.

Itinerary of the Liverpool-Newcastle-Glasgow Small Group Tour


On our small group tours Liverpool England commences the program, a city with more historic building than any other metropolis outside of London. Liverpool city is home to the most expensive brick and the largest brick building with some 27 million bricks used to build the Tobacco warehouse in 1901. Though Liverpool is not the largest city in Britain, it is certainly colourful with a cosmopolitan vibe reflected in our visits to Levers Brothers creation of Port Sunlight to the Beatles. A very interesting city built around it's port, the history of this city begins here and radiates out. There is unfortunately a dark side as well, the slave trade, which Odyssey Travellers will also learn about.

Newcastle upon Tyne

From Liverpool we travel east across to Newcastle, a Georgian city on the Tyne river. A long history is examined, in this city  including its significant role in the Industrial Revolution and coal. The area below what was the Scottish and Newcastle Breweries plant near modern-day St James’ Park football stadium was mined extensively for coal. In the 16th century, coal mined in Newcastle (and shipped to London) surpassed wool as the town’s chief export. London’s dependence on Newcastle coal gave rise to the expression “carrying coals to Newcastle“, which means doing something unnecessary or superfluous. On this tour we will look at the monuments built during this sudden growth of industry. The Georgian architecture created a city of beauty into which the railway lines of the Victorian era arrived into, before going north to Scotland.


Glasgow is Scotland's largest and most populous city, situated along both banks of the River Clyde which discharges to the Atlantic. The River Clyde was an important body of water that gave life to various communities in Glasgow throughout the centuries, including Celtic tribes and the Romans. The city's location--between the Highlands and the Lowlands, between the capital Edinburgh and the west--made it a prosperous centre for trade, and the Acts of Union that united England and Scotland opened the city to the markets of the British Empire. In this city, we take time to look at the work of the Romans, with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Bearsden Bathhouse built in 120 AD, and to view the Victorian-era architecture of its great monuments.

Glasgow is a city filled with stories and legends from Charles Rennie Mackintosh to the acquisition of a Salvador Dali painting in Kelvingrove Art Gallery. Whilst these icons headline, we also visit the architectural work of Alexander ‘Greek’ Thompson in the city and out at Holmwood.  The program explores the shipyards through to Merchant City, and we learn just why there is a traffic cone permanently on the head of the Duke of Wellington or the story of Nelson Mandela place.

For more details, click the ‘Top 5’ or ‘Itinerary’ buttons above! If you’re keen to experience this tour, please call or send an email. Or, to book, simply fill in the form on the right hand side of this page.

To learn more and to start planning your adventure, you may begin with reading our country profiles on Britain, England, and Scotland. We also regularly publish informative articles connected to our tours, such as about the buildings & places of Glasgow, the industrial revolution and Newcastle upon Tyne.

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UK Walker Art Gallery Liverpool
Queen Vitoria's Britain
Newcastle Swing Bridge UK
Newcastle River Tyne and City Panorama
The Quayside at Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead
Britain's canals and railways
graving docks
The River Clyde, Glasgow
Glasgow University
glasgow Willow Tearoom
Glasgow cathedral bible hall
travellers exploring Glasgow
Glasgow's City Chambers
Glasgow's Gallery of Modern art
Kelvingrove Museum and Glasgow University
Glasgow Cathedral
Glasgow People's Palace
Liverpool, Newscastle, Glasgow
Albert Dock, Liverpool,UK