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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

The Philadelphia Flower Show, Barnes Foundation, Longwood and Winterthur (5 nights)

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Program #20362RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
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Itinerary for Mar 4 — Mar 9, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: Club Quarters is a private hotel available to members only. It is housed in an architecturally significant building constructed in the 1920's in the then-popular Georgian Revival style, for Provident National Bank. Our meals are in Davios restaurant (one of Philadelphia's finest). This stylish, upscale restaurant offers a variety of Northern Italian specialties. Philadelphia Magazine "Best of Philly" Award 2000, 2004, 2005. Wine Spectator Magazine "Award of Excellence" 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006. The hotel is ideally located in the Rittenhouse Square District and close to, the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and centered around world-class dining restaurants and shopping, and all the unique historical sites that make Philadelphia a national treasure. With easy access to I-95, Philadelphia International Airport is only 20 minutes from our hotel.

Contact info:
1628 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 USA
phone: 215-282-5010
web: www.clubquarters.com

Room amenities: hair dryer, T.V, cable, Internet hook up, two telephones. Refrigerators in room is request only.

Facility amenities: Instant check-in/fast check-out, 24-hour member services desk, fitness facility, and delivery of exercise equipment to room available at extra charge, restaurant, bar, meeting rooms, washer and dryer available.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: 2012 $109 +15% 2013 $112 +tax
additional nights- pre and post cost 2012 $ 109 plus tax of 15.2% and for 2013 $112.00 plus 15.2% tax. Triples can be accommodated at $40 per night additional. Rooms are small which requires an upgrade to a larger room. Triple accommodations would included sharing a queen size bed and adding a cot and/or using the sofa bed. Three members of the same sex would then have three different beds to sleep on. Customer service would need to contact the Provider to make these arrangements.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Monday, March 04 - Registration/Orientation/Dinner
Afternoon: Road Scholar Registration begins at 4:00 in the designated conference room as listed on the electric sign located by elevator. Orientation at hotel at 4:30 p.m.

Dinner: At hotel.

Evening: Tonight no activity is planned.

Lodging: Club Quarters Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Club Quarters is a private hotel available to members only. It is housed in an architecturally significant building constructed in the 1920's in the then-popular Georgian Revival style, for Provident National Bank. Our meals are in Davios restaurant (one of Philadelphia's finest). This stylish, upscale restaurant offers a variety of Northern Italian specialties. Philadelphia Magazine "Best of Philly" Award 2000, 2004, 2005. Wine Spectator Magazine "Award of Excellence" 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006. The hotel is ideally located in the Rittenhouse Square District and close to, the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and centered around world-class dining restaurants and shopping, and all the unique historical sites that make Philadelphia a national treasure. With easy access to I-95, Philadelphia International Airport is only 20 minutes from our hotel.

Contact info:
1628 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 USA
phone: 215-282-5010
web: www.clubquarters.com

Room amenities: hair dryer, T.V, cable, Internet hook up, two telephones. Refrigerators in room is request only.

Facility amenities: Instant check-in/fast check-out, 24-hour member services desk, fitness facility, and delivery of exercise equipment to room available at extra charge, restaurant, bar, meeting rooms, washer and dryer available.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: 2012 $109 +15% 2013 $112 +tax
additional nights- pre and post cost 2012 $ 109 plus tax of 15.2% and for 2013 $112.00 plus 15.2% tax. Triples can be accommodated at $40 per night additional. Rooms are small which requires an upgrade to a larger room. Triple accommodations would included sharing a queen size bed and adding a cot and/or using the sofa bed. Three members of the same sex would then have three different beds to sleep on. Customer service would need to contact the Provider to make these arrangements.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Tuesday, March 05 - The Philadelphia Flower Show/The Reading Terminal...
The Philadelphia Flower Show/The Reading Terminal Market/Philadelphia Flower Show/Evening Lecture

Note: Extensive walking at the Convention Center. Wheelchairs are available, but must be reserved in advance. Due to early entrance, there is a lack of crowds which makes viewing of the exhibits more relaxing and not strenuous.

Breakfast: At hotel

Morning: xxx

Lunch: Lunch at hotel or local restaurant

Afternoon: xxx

Dinner: Dinner

Evening: Enjoy an evening lecture TBA

Lodging: Club Quarters Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Hotel

Description: Club Quarters is a private hotel available to members only. It is housed in an architecturally significant building constructed in the 1920's in the then-popular Georgian Revival style, for Provident National Bank. Our meals are in Davios restaurant (one of Philadelphia's finest). This stylish, upscale restaurant offers a variety of Northern Italian specialties. Philadelphia Magazine "Best of Philly" Award 2000, 2004, 2005. Wine Spectator Magazine "Award of Excellence" 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006. The hotel is ideally located in the Rittenhouse Square District and close to, the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and centered around world-class dining restaurants and shopping, and all the unique historical sites that make Philadelphia a national treasure. With easy access to I-95, Philadelphia International Airport is only 20 minutes from our hotel.

Contact info:
1628 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 USA
phone: 215-282-5010
web: www.clubquarters.com

Room amenities: hair dryer, T.V, cable, Internet hook up, two telephones. Refrigerators in room is request only.

Facility amenities: Instant check-in/fast check-out, 24-hour member services desk, fitness facility, and delivery of exercise equipment to room available at extra charge, restaurant, bar, meeting rooms, washer and dryer available.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: 2012 $109 +15% 2013 $112 +tax
additional nights- pre and post cost 2012 $ 109 plus tax of 15.2% and for 2013 $112.00 plus 15.2% tax. Triples can be accommodated at $40 per night additional. Rooms are small which requires an upgrade to a larger room. Triple accommodations would included sharing a queen size bed and adding a cot and/or using the sofa bed. Three members of the same sex would then have three different beds to sleep on. Customer service would need to contact the Provider to make these arrangements.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Wednesday, March 06 - Winterthur/Brandywine River Museum/Longwood Garde...
Note: Winterthur requires 1 hour of tour walking and standing. Longwood Gardens is all walking at your own pace. Wheelchairs and motor scooters are available at Longwood. They cost $15 (rental fee).

Breakfast: at hotel

Morning: Then we leave by motorcoach for a full day's excursion to The Brandywine Valley. We will tour Winterthur,the residence in which Henry Francis du Pont entertained family and friends in grand style. The 175 rooms, many of them with historical architecture, are furnished with his outstanding collection of antiques and objects added since his death. These masterfully designed spaces promise to inspire, enlighten, and delight

Lunch: Lunch at Winterthur

Afternoon: After our visit to Winterthur, we will make a brief stop to The Brandywine River Museum to view the collections of the Wyeth and McCoy family, the most notable being Andrew Wyeth.

Afternoon: Welcome to Longwood Gardens the worlds premier horticultural showplace. Longwood Gardens is sure to delight anyone who loves exquisite flowers, majestic trees, and opulent architecture. Here, amid 1,077 acres with 20 indoor and 20 outdoor gardens, you?ll find beauty at every turn. Longwood's Conservatory is one of the world's great greenhouse structures. It shelters 20 indoor gardens and 5,500 types of plants. The Conservatory was built in 1919 At present, there are 4.5 acres of covered display, production, and research greenhouses.

Dinner: Dinner is on your own this evening

Evening: We will return to the Philadelphia between 6 and 6:30 pm. You are free this evening to dine out, meet with friends or acquaint yourself with Philadelphia night life.

Lodging: Club Quarters Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Hotel

Description: Club Quarters is a private hotel available to members only. It is housed in an architecturally significant building constructed in the 1920's in the then-popular Georgian Revival style, for Provident National Bank. Our meals are in Davios restaurant (one of Philadelphia's finest). This stylish, upscale restaurant offers a variety of Northern Italian specialties. Philadelphia Magazine "Best of Philly" Award 2000, 2004, 2005. Wine Spectator Magazine "Award of Excellence" 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006. The hotel is ideally located in the Rittenhouse Square District and close to, the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and centered around world-class dining restaurants and shopping, and all the unique historical sites that make Philadelphia a national treasure. With easy access to I-95, Philadelphia International Airport is only 20 minutes from our hotel.

Contact info:
1628 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 USA
phone: 215-282-5010
web: www.clubquarters.com

Room amenities: hair dryer, T.V, cable, Internet hook up, two telephones. Refrigerators in room is request only.

Facility amenities: Instant check-in/fast check-out, 24-hour member services desk, fitness facility, and delivery of exercise equipment to room available at extra charge, restaurant, bar, meeting rooms, washer and dryer available.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: 2012 $109 +15% 2013 $112 +tax
additional nights- pre and post cost 2012 $ 109 plus tax of 15.2% and for 2013 $112.00 plus 15.2% tax. Triples can be accommodated at $40 per night additional. Rooms are small which requires an upgrade to a larger room. Triple accommodations would included sharing a queen size bed and adding a cot and/or using the sofa bed. Three members of the same sex would then have three different beds to sleep on. Customer service would need to contact the Provider to make these arrangements.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Thursday, March 07 - Flower Lecture/Barnes Foundation
Note: Lots of walking at the Convention Center. Wheelchairs are available, but must be reserved in advance. Due to early entrance, there is a lack of crowds which makes viewing of the exhibits more relaxing and not strenuous.

Breakfast: At hotel

Morning: A garden lecture will take you back to the time of the Quakers and thier settlements in the Brandywine Valley. You will learn more about John Bartram, the "Father of American Botony"

Lunch: Lunch at hotel or local restaurant

Afternoon: It is time to visit the Barnes Foundation in its new location on the Parkway. After many years of controversial court hearings the Barnes has moved from its Merion Campus to Center City. Celebrated for its exceptional breadth, depth, and quality, the Barnes Foundation's art collection includes works by some of the greatest European and American masters of impressionism, post-impressionist, and early modern art, as well as African sculpture, Pennsylvania German decorative arts, Native American textiles, metalwork, and more. But the true draw is the Barnes Collection featuring 181 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes and 59 Matisses, along with works by Manet, Degas, Seurat, Prendergrast, Titian and Picasso.

Dinner: Dinner is included

Evening: Attend a student recital at the Curtis Institute of Music Mansion on Rittenhouse Square just 3 blocks from our hotel.

Lodging: Club Quarters Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Club Quarters is a private hotel available to members only. It is housed in an architecturally significant building constructed in the 1920's in the then-popular Georgian Revival style, for Provident National Bank. Our meals are in Davios restaurant (one of Philadelphia's finest). This stylish, upscale restaurant offers a variety of Northern Italian specialties. Philadelphia Magazine "Best of Philly" Award 2000, 2004, 2005. Wine Spectator Magazine "Award of Excellence" 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006. The hotel is ideally located in the Rittenhouse Square District and close to, the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and centered around world-class dining restaurants and shopping, and all the unique historical sites that make Philadelphia a national treasure. With easy access to I-95, Philadelphia International Airport is only 20 minutes from our hotel.

Contact info:
1628 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 USA
phone: 215-282-5010
web: www.clubquarters.com

Room amenities: hair dryer, T.V, cable, Internet hook up, two telephones. Refrigerators in room is request only.

Facility amenities: Instant check-in/fast check-out, 24-hour member services desk, fitness facility, and delivery of exercise equipment to room available at extra charge, restaurant, bar, meeting rooms, washer and dryer available.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: 2012 $109 +15% 2013 $112 +tax
additional nights- pre and post cost 2012 $ 109 plus tax of 15.2% and for 2013 $112.00 plus 15.2% tax. Triples can be accommodated at $40 per night additional. Rooms are small which requires an upgrade to a larger room. Triple accommodations would included sharing a queen size bed and adding a cot and/or using the sofa bed. Three members of the same sex would then have three different beds to sleep on. Customer service would need to contact the Provider to make these arrangements.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Friday, March 08 - Art lecture/Rodin Museum/The Philadelphia Museum ...
Art lecture/Rodin Museum/The Philadelphia Museum of Philadelphia Orchestra Concert

Note: There is a handicap entrance to the Rodin Museum. Not a lot of walking, as it is a small museum (5 galleries). Usual walking and standing as expected at an art museum. Wheelchairs are available at no charge.

Breakfast: At hotel

Morning: Following our lecture, we will go to The Rodin Museum which has been rejuvenated to its 1929 origins. The Rodin Museum, located just a few blocks from the Philadelphia Museum of Art on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, houses the largest public collection of works, outside of Paris, by the celebrated late nineteenth-century French sculptor Auguste Rodin. With extraordinary works of art and a spectacular garden, the Museum offers a calm retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Morning: Enjoy a fascinating lecture on the collections of The Philadelphia Museum of Art by an art educator.

Lunch: The Philadelphia Museum of Art has three locations for you to dine on your own for lunch. The museum cafeteria in the museum or in the Perelman annex and fine dining at The museum's Granite Hill Restaurant.

Afternoon: The Philadelphia Museum of Art is now among the largest and most important art museums in the United States. Constructed in 1928 of Minnesota dolomite, it's modeled after ancient Greek temples but on a grander scale. The museum was designed by Julian Francis Abele, the first African-American to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Architecture. Inside, you'll see Saint-Gaudens's statue of Diana; she formerly graced New York's old Madison Square Garden. The museum has several outstanding permanent collections: the John G. Johnson Collection covers Western art from the Renaissance to the 19th century; the Arensberg and A. E. Gallatin collections contain modern and contemporary works by artists such as Brancusi, Braque, Matisse, and Picasso. Famous paintings in these collections include Van Eyck's St. Francis Receiving the Stigmata, Rubens's Prometheus Bound, Benjamin West's Benjamin Franklin Drawing Electricity from the Sky, van Gogh's Sunflowers, Cézanne's The Large Bathers, and Picasso's Three Musicians. The museum has the world's most extensive collection of the works of Marcel Duchamp, including the world-famous Nude Descending a Staircase and The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even. Also worth seeking out is a fine selection of the works by 19th-century Philadelphia artist Thomas Eakins, including The Concert Singer and some notable portraits. The most spectacular "objects" in the museum are entire structures and great rooms moved lock, stock, and barrel from around the world: a 12th-century French cloister, a 16th-century Indian temple hall, a 16th-century Japanese Buddhist temple, a 17th-century Chinese palace hall, and a Japanese ceremonial teahouse. Among the other collections are costumes, Early American furniture, and Amish and Shaker crafts. An unusual touch -- and one that children especially like -- is the Kienbusch Collection of Arms and Armor.

Afternoon: You are on your own this afternoon to enjoy the galleries of the museum. Docent led tours are available every 1/2 hour concentrating on different collections of the museum

Dinner: at hotel

Evening: Off to the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, performance home of The Philadelphia Orchestra. enjoy them in concert. Prior to the concert, we will attend a lecture presented by a musicologist about the works to be presented. Philadelphia Orchestra Haydn, Schumann, Stravinsky Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor Haydn Symphony No. 38 Schumann Symphony No. 1 ('Spring') Stravinsky The Rite of Spring

Lodging: Club Quarters Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Six: Saturday, March 09 - Philadelphia "A Modern Metropolis" lecture
Breakfast: At hotel. Check-out is 12 Noon. Bags can be stored with the concierge.

Morning: This morning enjoy a closing lecture on Philadelphia "A Modern Metropolis"

Lunch: The program ends after the morning lecture

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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5 nights of accommodations
11 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
12 Field trips
2 Performances

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