Morris to Mackintosh

June 8-17 2024

10 days | Max 26 guests

Morris to Mackintosh

British Arts and Crafts

The Arts and Crafts movement not only influenced Frank Lloyd Wright, but also shaped the work of Wright’s contemporaries in Europe and Great Britain. Enjoy exclusive access and curator-led tours of buildings and collections that represent the very best of the British Arts and Crafts movement.

Begin the journey in London with a visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum; the William Morris Gallery, the only public gallery devoted to Morris’ life and work; and the opulent Aesthetic-era home and studio of painter Frederic Leighton.

Then travel to the Cotswolds, where the Arts and Crafts movement flourished during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In the beautiful Lake District, glide across Lake Coniston on a Victorian-era steam engine boat to Brantwood, the home of the great Victorian critic and writer, John Ruskin, and explore significant buildings by C. F. A. Voysey and M. H. Baillie Scott.

The tour concludes in Glasgow, birthplace of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, an early progenitor of the Modern movement. Enjoy cream tea at the iconic Willow Tea Rooms and have Mackintosh’s masterpiece, Hill House, to yourself during a pre-opening visit.

Understand the true meaning of the “House Beautiful,” as famed Irish writer Oscar Wilde imagined. Morris to Mackintosh boasts so many examples of gesamtkunstwerk (German for “a total work of art”) that past trip participants find it impossible to select just one architectural favorite.

Frank Lloyd Wright Trust Members: $8,495 per person, double occupancy
General: $8,995 per person, double occupancy
Single Supplement: $1,595
Airfare not included.

Full Itinerary
Blackwell House Exterior


Journey Includes

10 Days

Eight nights accommodation in luxury four- and five-star hotels

16 Meals

  • 7 breakfasts
  • 6 lunches
  • 3 dinners

15+ Tours

  • Victoria & Albert Museum
  • William Morris Gallery
  • Leighton Home and Studio
  • Holy Trinity Church
  • Court Barn Museum
  • Kelmscott Manor
  • Rodmarton Manor
  • Wightwick Manor
  • M. H. Baillie Scott’s Blackwell House
  • Broad Leys
  • Willow Tea Rooms
  • Hunterian Art Gallery
  • Mackintosh House and Gallery
  • Hill House
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
  • House for an Art Lover


  • Transportation by luxury motorcoach and
  • Porterage of one bag per person
  • All guides, lectures, entrance fees
  • All taxes for goods and services
  • All gratuities

In Your Own Words

This was a special way to see the major William Morris sites and the Rennie Mackintosh sites with an expert leader. It was well organized in every aspect with very nice hotels, comfortable buses, excellent meals and delightful fellow travelers. I recommend the trip highly.

Morris to Mackintosh: British Arts and Crafts | June 2017

I would recommend this program to others. It was not only having the ability to access buildings that are not normally accessible but not having to rent a car to get to the sites and worry about navigating and finding places to stay and eat. The staff could be relied upon to accommodate us as much as possible.

Morris to Mackintosh: British Arts and Crafts | June 2017

This was our first ever group tour. It was far better than we imagined. All three leaders went well beyond our expectations. Each stop showed us something interesting related to the Arts & Crafts theme.

Morris to Mackintosh: British Arts and Crafts | June 2017

Normally we don’t go on tours but these are a wonderful exception: excellent programs, congenial groups. So glad Risa has returned. We’ll be back!

Morris to Mackintosh: British Arts and Crafts | September 2013

Yes, I would travel with you again because this, like other trips have been excellent, even more than I expected. The sites picked were excellent for showing the Arts & Craft Movement, and the local experts made it extra special, something you would not have experiences if you traveled on your own to these sites. I felt our three guides for the trip did an excellent job to make things run smoothly. This is what I call a “special interest” tour and it achieved its purpose to the fullest. I will look forward to future tours with the Trust.

Morris to Mackintosh: British Arts and Crafts | April 2024

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