Getting on/off a motorcoach; driving about 5 miles, approximately 1 hour. Getting on/off a riverboat at floating pontoons accessed by ramps (level access to boats); riverboat journey about 2 miles, approximately 20 minutes. Walking and standing for up to four hours at field trip sites; seating available.
In the hotel dining room, the breakfast buffet offers a variety of hot and cold items, as well as juices, coffee, tea, water.
We'll set out this morning on a field trip via motorcoach to the Tate Britain, holding the national collection of British art from 1500 to the present day as well as and international, modern and contemporary art. Our Study Leader will introduce the galleries, which are arranged in a way that presents a chronological display of artworks from 1545 to the present day, but also allows visitors to focus on specific periods or art movements by dropping into the circuit of galleries wherever they wish. After our Study Leader’s introduction, an expert from the gallery will lead us through the collection. Other areas of the gallery are devoted to artists who have a strong relationship with Tate Britain. These include the Turner Collection, the William Blake room, and the Henry Moore rooms, where viewers can immerse themselves in the work of these iconic British artists.
On your own to enjoy what you like.
We will wend our way along the Thames, like countless Londoners before us, by riverboat. Framed on either bank by iconic buildings and monuments, our next field trip destination is the Tate Modern, Britain’s largest gallery of modern and contemporary art. Here, a gallery expert will lead us through timeless works by luminaries such as Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso, Dalí, Pollock, and Warhol. We will be able to enjoy the awe-inspiring Turbine Hall, an exhibition space almost overwhelmingly large and the former home of the power generators that kept London running day and night. There is often a special, large-scale installation on display. We’ll return to the hotel by motorcoach after our field trip.
At a local restaurant, we’ll have a 3-course plated and served meal with wine, coffee, tea, water included; other beverages available for purchase.