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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 6 — Mar 11, 2013

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Radisson Plaza Warwick Hotel Philadelphia is rich in tradition, as it has been servicing elite Philadelphians and guests for many years. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Plaza Warwick Hotel was originally constructed in 1926. With 301 handsomely appointed rooms, this historic yet modern downtown Philadelphia hotel is located just off the world-renowned Rittenhouse Square, the city's most prestigious residential, commercial and business district. This hotel in Philadelphia is located near fabulous shopping, wonderful restaurants and bars, and a variety of exciting live performances - from ballet to orchestra. Our downtown Philadelphia hotel is the place to stay for leisure or business travel, as it is only minutes from the business district and the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Our Philadelphia, PA hotel's services include: ATM Baggage storage Bell service Boarding pass printing (complimentary) Business Center (complimentary, open 24 hours) Children 18 and under stay free in the same room with an adult Concierge staff Daily newspaper (your choice of Wall Street Journal or USA Today) Dogs allowed on our dedicated dog floor (one-time, non-refundable $50.00 deposit and $10 daily fee applies) Dry cleaning and laundry services Executive/Club Level Express Yourself online check-in Forgotten items service Free local phone calls Hair salon High-speed, wireless Internet access (complimentary) Laptop safe and safety deposit box Laundry facilities Local area transportation and tours Lounge Luggage hold Multi-lingual staff Overnight package services and package delivery Parking (valet or self) at a standard fee Piano bar Room service (6:30am-midnight) Soda and ice machines on each floor Wake-up service

Contact info:
1701 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 USA
phone: 215-735-6000
web: rhiplph@radisson.com

Room amenities: 32" LCD HD television Bathroom amenities Coffee maker Connecting rooms -clock radio Hair dryer free Local phone calls-Handicap accessible rooms High-speed, wireless Internet In-room printing-room safe -Iron/ironing board work desk Windows open to outside

Facility amenities: Relax at One of the Finest Hotels in Philadelphia, PA The Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel in Philadelphia is awash in services designed to enhance your experience. State-of-the-art fitness equipment with 15" LCD TVs and iPod hookups can be found in our downtown Philadelphia hotel's 2,000 square foot Fitness Center. Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi service. Valet and self parking are available at a standard fee. A full service hair and nail salon is conveniently located on site.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $134 + 15.2% tax
May book directly with the hotel. Ask for ......( whose name will supplied later)

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Wednesday, March 06 - 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: Radisson Warwick Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Radisson Plaza Warwick Hotel Philadelphia is rich in tradition, as it has been servicing elite Philadelphians and guests for many years. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Plaza Warwick Hotel was originally constructed in 1926. With 301 handsomely appointed rooms, this historic yet modern downtown Philadelphia hotel is located just off the world-renowned Rittenhouse Square, the city's most prestigious residential, commercial and business district. This hotel in Philadelphia is located near fabulous shopping, wonderful restaurants and bars, and a variety of exciting live performances - from ballet to orchestra. Our downtown Philadelphia hotel is the place to stay for leisure or business travel, as it is only minutes from the business district and the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Our Philadelphia, PA hotel's services include: ATM Baggage storage Bell service Boarding pass printing (complimentary) Business Center (complimentary, open 24 hours) Children 18 and under stay free in the same room with an adult Concierge staff Daily newspaper (your choice of Wall Street Journal or USA Today) Dogs allowed on our dedicated dog floor (one-time, non-refundable $50.00 deposit and $10 daily fee applies) Dry cleaning and laundry services Executive/Club Level Express Yourself online check-in Forgotten items service Free local phone calls Hair salon High-speed, wireless Internet access (complimentary) Laptop safe and safety deposit box Laundry facilities Local area transportation and tours Lounge Luggage hold Multi-lingual staff Overnight package services and package delivery Parking (valet or self) at a standard fee Piano bar Room service (6:30am-midnight) Soda and ice machines on each floor Wake-up service

Contact info:
1701 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 USA
phone: 215-735-6000
web: rhiplph@radisson.com

Room amenities: 32" LCD HD television Bathroom amenities Coffee maker Connecting rooms -clock radio Hair dryer free Local phone calls-Handicap accessible rooms High-speed, wireless Internet In-room printing-room safe -Iron/ironing board work desk Windows open to outside

Facility amenities: Relax at One of the Finest Hotels in Philadelphia, PA The Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel in Philadelphia is awash in services designed to enhance your experience. State-of-the-art fitness equipment with 15" LCD TVs and iPod hookups can be found in our downtown Philadelphia hotel's 2,000 square foot Fitness Center. Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi service. Valet and self parking are available at a standard fee. A full service hair and nail salon is conveniently located on site.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $134 + 15.2% tax
May book directly with the hotel. Ask for ......( whose name will supplied later)

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Thursday, March 07 - The Philadelphia Flower Show/The Reading Terminal...
The Philadelphia Flower Show/The Reading Terminal Market/Philadelphia Flower Show

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: Radisson Warwick Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Radisson Plaza Warwick Hotel Philadelphia is rich in tradition, as it has been servicing elite Philadelphians and guests for many years. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Plaza Warwick Hotel was originally constructed in 1926. With 301 handsomely appointed rooms, this historic yet modern downtown Philadelphia hotel is located just off the world-renowned Rittenhouse Square, the city's most prestigious residential, commercial and business district. This hotel in Philadelphia is located near fabulous shopping, wonderful restaurants and bars, and a variety of exciting live performances - from ballet to orchestra. Our downtown Philadelphia hotel is the place to stay for leisure or business travel, as it is only minutes from the business district and the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Our Philadelphia, PA hotel's services include: ATM Baggage storage Bell service Boarding pass printing (complimentary) Business Center (complimentary, open 24 hours) Children 18 and under stay free in the same room with an adult Concierge staff Daily newspaper (your choice of Wall Street Journal or USA Today) Dogs allowed on our dedicated dog floor (one-time, non-refundable $50.00 deposit and $10 daily fee applies) Dry cleaning and laundry services Executive/Club Level Express Yourself online check-in Forgotten items service Free local phone calls Hair salon High-speed, wireless Internet access (complimentary) Laptop safe and safety deposit box Laundry facilities Local area transportation and tours Lounge Luggage hold Multi-lingual staff Overnight package services and package delivery Parking (valet or self) at a standard fee Piano bar Room service (6:30am-midnight) Soda and ice machines on each floor Wake-up service

Contact info:
1701 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 USA
phone: 215-735-6000
web: rhiplph@radisson.com

Room amenities: 32" LCD HD television Bathroom amenities Coffee maker Connecting rooms -clock radio Hair dryer free Local phone calls-Handicap accessible rooms High-speed, wireless Internet In-room printing-room safe -Iron/ironing board work desk Windows open to outside

Facility amenities: Relax at One of the Finest Hotels in Philadelphia, PA The Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel in Philadelphia is awash in services designed to enhance your experience. State-of-the-art fitness equipment with 15" LCD TVs and iPod hookups can be found in our downtown Philadelphia hotel's 2,000 square foot Fitness Center. Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi service. Valet and self parking are available at a standard fee. A full service hair and nail salon is conveniently located on site.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $134 + 15.2% tax
May book directly with the hotel. Ask for ......( whose name will supplied later)

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Friday, March 08 - 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 and 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: Radisson Warwick Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Radisson Plaza Warwick Hotel Philadelphia is rich in tradition, as it has been servicing elite Philadelphians and guests for many years. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Plaza Warwick Hotel was originally constructed in 1926. With 301 handsomely appointed rooms, this historic yet modern downtown Philadelphia hotel is located just off the world-renowned Rittenhouse Square, the city's most prestigious residential, commercial and business district. This hotel in Philadelphia is located near fabulous shopping, wonderful restaurants and bars, and a variety of exciting live performances - from ballet to orchestra. Our downtown Philadelphia hotel is the place to stay for leisure or business travel, as it is only minutes from the business district and the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Our Philadelphia, PA hotel's services include: ATM Baggage storage Bell service Boarding pass printing (complimentary) Business Center (complimentary, open 24 hours) Children 18 and under stay free in the same room with an adult Concierge staff Daily newspaper (your choice of Wall Street Journal or USA Today) Dogs allowed on our dedicated dog floor (one-time, non-refundable $50.00 deposit and $10 daily fee applies) Dry cleaning and laundry services Executive/Club Level Express Yourself online check-in Forgotten items service Free local phone calls Hair salon High-speed, wireless Internet access (complimentary) Laptop safe and safety deposit box Laundry facilities Local area transportation and tours Lounge Luggage hold Multi-lingual staff Overnight package services and package delivery Parking (valet or self) at a standard fee Piano bar Room service (6:30am-midnight) Soda and ice machines on each floor Wake-up service

Contact info:
1701 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 USA
phone: 215-735-6000
web: rhiplph@radisson.com

Room amenities: 32" LCD HD television Bathroom amenities Coffee maker Connecting rooms -clock radio Hair dryer free Local phone calls-Handicap accessible rooms High-speed, wireless Internet In-room printing-room safe -Iron/ironing board work desk Windows open to outside

Facility amenities: Relax at One of the Finest Hotels in Philadelphia, PA The Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel in Philadelphia is awash in services designed to enhance your experience. State-of-the-art fitness equipment with 15" LCD TVs and iPod hookups can be found in our downtown Philadelphia hotel's 2,000 square foot Fitness Center. Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi service. Valet and self parking are available at a standard fee. A full service hair and nail salon is conveniently located on site.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $134 + 15.2% tax
May book directly with the hotel. Ask for ......( whose name will supplied later)

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Saturday, March 09 - Horticulture Lecture/Barnes/Curtis Recital
Note: Barnes is a small museum of 15 galleries, with sitting benches in every gallery. Wheelchairs are available.

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

Evening: Curtis Student Recital at the Curtis Mansion

Lodging: Radisson Warwick Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Radisson Plaza Warwick Hotel Philadelphia is rich in tradition, as it has been servicing elite Philadelphians and guests for many years. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Plaza Warwick Hotel was originally constructed in 1926. With 301 handsomely appointed rooms, this historic yet modern downtown Philadelphia hotel is located just off the world-renowned Rittenhouse Square, the city's most prestigious residential, commercial and business district. This hotel in Philadelphia is located near fabulous shopping, wonderful restaurants and bars, and a variety of exciting live performances - from ballet to orchestra. Our downtown Philadelphia hotel is the place to stay for leisure or business travel, as it is only minutes from the business district and the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Our Philadelphia, PA hotel's services include: ATM Baggage storage Bell service Boarding pass printing (complimentary) Business Center (complimentary, open 24 hours) Children 18 and under stay free in the same room with an adult Concierge staff Daily newspaper (your choice of Wall Street Journal or USA Today) Dogs allowed on our dedicated dog floor (one-time, non-refundable $50.00 deposit and $10 daily fee applies) Dry cleaning and laundry services Executive/Club Level Express Yourself online check-in Forgotten items service Free local phone calls Hair salon High-speed, wireless Internet access (complimentary) Laptop safe and safety deposit box Laundry facilities Local area transportation and tours Lounge Luggage hold Multi-lingual staff Overnight package services and package delivery Parking (valet or self) at a standard fee Piano bar Room service (6:30am-midnight) Soda and ice machines on each floor Wake-up service

Contact info:
1701 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 USA
phone: 215-735-6000
web: rhiplph@radisson.com

Room amenities: 32" LCD HD television Bathroom amenities Coffee maker Connecting rooms -clock radio Hair dryer free Local phone calls-Handicap accessible rooms High-speed, wireless Internet In-room printing-room safe -Iron/ironing board work desk Windows open to outside

Facility amenities: Relax at One of the Finest Hotels in Philadelphia, PA The Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel in Philadelphia is awash in services designed to enhance your experience. State-of-the-art fitness equipment with 15" LCD TVs and iPod hookups can be found in our downtown Philadelphia hotel's 2,000 square foot Fitness Center. Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi service. Valet and self parking are available at a standard fee. A full service hair and nail salon is conveniently located on site.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $134 + 15.2% tax
May book directly with the hotel. Ask for ......( whose name will supplied later)

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Sunday, March 10 - 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. There is 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: Enjoy a fascinating lecture on the collections of The Philadelphia Museum of Art by an art educator.

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.

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: 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

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.

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: Radisson Warwick Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Six: Monday, March 11 - 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

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5 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
12 Field trips
3 Performances

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