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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

The Philadelphia Flower Show, Barnes Foundation, Longwood and Winterthur (3 nights)

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Program #20363RJ
4 Days | 3 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 1 — Mar 4, 2013

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of Philadelphia's arts district along the Avenue of the Arts, the Doubletree Hotel Philadelphia sits just across from the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Academy of Music, and Merriam and Wilma Theaters. Walk from our hospitable downtown hotel to South Street, the Italian Market, Antiques Row, Rittenhouse and Washington Squares, the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the Historic Waterfront District, world-class dining 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. AAA Diamond Rating Hotel

Contact info:
237 Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
phone: 215-893-1600
web: www.doubletree.com

Room amenities: hair dryer, T.V, cable, internet hookup, two telephones

Facility amenities: Our full service hotel provides concierge and tour services, as well as inviting onsite recreational amenities like a sparkling, indoor pool and whirlpool, sauna, fitness center, sundeck (great views of Broad Street and downtown Philadelphia), racquetball courts, and a rooftop garden and jogging track. A full compliment of business support services and flexible meeting and banquet space provides everything a corporate traveler might need to remain productive while in Philadelphia.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $152 to $180. plus tax 15.2%
Call 215 205 4480 (cell) or 215 925 2251 (office) Margaret Biddle, Landmarks Director for extra night booking at the Doubletree. Hotel rate does include full American breakfast at The Doubletree. Regarding commuters, breakfast is not included.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Friday, March 01 - Registration/Orientation
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: After dinner attend a student music recital at the renowned Curtis Institute of Music on Rittenhouse Square.

Lodging: Doubletree Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of Philadelphia's arts district along the Avenue of the Arts, the Doubletree Hotel Philadelphia sits just across from the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Academy of Music, and Merriam and Wilma Theaters. Walk from our hospitable downtown hotel to South Street, the Italian Market, Antiques Row, Rittenhouse and Washington Squares, the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the Historic Waterfront District, world-class dining 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. AAA Diamond Rating Hotel

Contact info:
237 Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
phone: 215-893-1600
web: www.doubletree.com

Room amenities: hair dryer, T.V, cable, internet hookup, two telephones

Facility amenities: Our full service hotel provides concierge and tour services, as well as inviting onsite recreational amenities like a sparkling, indoor pool and whirlpool, sauna, fitness center, sundeck (great views of Broad Street and downtown Philadelphia), racquetball courts, and a rooftop garden and jogging track. A full compliment of business support services and flexible meeting and banquet space provides everything a corporate traveler might need to remain productive while in Philadelphia.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $152 to $180. plus tax 15.2%
Call 215 205 4480 (cell) or 215 925 2251 (office) Margaret Biddle, Landmarks Director for extra night booking at the Doubletree. Hotel rate does include full American breakfast at The Doubletree. Regarding commuters, breakfast is not included.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Saturday, March 02 - Winterthur/Longwood Gardens/Dinner/Philadelphia O...
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: Welcome to Longwood Gardens the world's 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: at hotel

Evening: We will return to the Philadelphia by 5:00 to rest before dinner at the hotel. Following dinner we will attend The Philadelphia Orchestra's concert reflecting visions of Spain: Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos Conductor Pepe Romero Guitar Spanish guitar, flamenco rhythms, and thrilling orchestral colors. FrUh uniquely induces rousing scenes from his homeland of Spain. The program is: Turina Danzas fantasticas Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez, for guitar and orchestra Palomo Andalusian Nocturnes, for guitar and orchestra Ravel Bolero

Lodging: Doubletree Hotel

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

Description: Located in the heart of Philadelphia's arts district along the Avenue of the Arts, the Doubletree Hotel Philadelphia sits just across from the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Academy of Music, and Merriam and Wilma Theaters. Walk from our hospitable downtown hotel to South Street, the Italian Market, Antiques Row, Rittenhouse and Washington Squares, the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the Historic Waterfront District, world-class dining 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. AAA Diamond Rating Hotel

Contact info:
237 Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
phone: 215-893-1600
web: www.doubletree.com

Room amenities: hair dryer, T.V, cable, internet hookup, two telephones

Facility amenities: Our full service hotel provides concierge and tour services, as well as inviting onsite recreational amenities like a sparkling, indoor pool and whirlpool, sauna, fitness center, sundeck (great views of Broad Street and downtown Philadelphia), racquetball courts, and a rooftop garden and jogging track. A full compliment of business support services and flexible meeting and banquet space provides everything a corporate traveler might need to remain productive while in Philadelphia.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $152 to $180. plus tax 15.2%
Call 215 205 4480 (cell) or 215 925 2251 (office) Margaret Biddle, Landmarks Director for extra night booking at the Doubletree. Hotel rate does include full American breakfast at The Doubletree. Regarding commuters, breakfast is not included.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Sunday, March 03 - The Philadelphia Flower Show/The Reading Terminal...
The Philadelphia Flower Show/The Reading Terminal Market/Philadelphia Flower

Breakfast: At hotel

Morning: We will depart at 8:30 am to attend the 2013 Flower Show, the oldest and largest indoor flower show in the world, who's theme this year is, “Brilliant!” – a celebration of the contemporary culture, design, gardens and landscapes of Great Britain. You are on your own at the Flower Show to leisurely view the floral displays or to participate in demonstrations and lectures that are offered.

Lunch: Lunch is on your own and many inexpensive options are available either at the flower Show food court on the terrace café or at the Reading Terminal market adjacent to the convention center where the flower show is exhibiting. Today, the Reading Terminal Market, considered by many as the best farmers market in the U.S., Originally opened in 1892 as a city market situated in a building owned by The Reading Railroad Company from which the Reading trains would come and go from the city to the suburbs. It’s not only a popular hometown attraction, but also the most popular Philadelphia tourist destination after the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Eighty-six merchants including Amish Farmers have food stalls that offer patrons fresh produce, meats, fish, groceries, flowers, baked goods, crafts, books, clothing, as well as hard-to-find specialties and ethnic foods. Shopping and dining become a pleasure in this warm, inviting, and unique atmosphere. The Reading Terminal Market, like it did over a hundred years ago, is reminiscent of personal, neighborhood shopping, and still offers something for everyone. A trip to Philadelphia would not be complete without stopping here.

Afternoon: At 1:00 pm we will take you to The Philadelphia Museum of Art to view the exhibit Van Gogh Up Close. In 1886, while living in Paris, Vincent van Gogh dramatically altered his manner of painting landscapes and still lifes. By experimenting with depth of field and focus and using shifting perspectives, he produced some of the most radical and original works of his career. Dominated in the foreground by close-up views of grasses, wheat sheaves, or tree trunks, van Gogh’s canvases in this period suggest a detailed study of nature and a concern with representing the sensory experience of being outdoors. Contact with Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters including Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Paul Signac, and others inspired van Gogh to lighten his palette and to try different kinds of brushwork, as seen in his still life works and in landscapes painted in gardens near Paris that stress an abundance of grasses, flowers, and branches. 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 tea house. 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. The bus will return you to the hotel by 4:00

Dinner: Dinner at Davios

Evening: Evening lecture on Gardens and The Brandywine Valley

Lodging: Doubletree Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Four: Monday, March 04 - The Barnes Foundation on the Parkway
Note: moderate- wheelchairs available. There are benches in every gallery to sit down.

Breakfast: At hotel. Check-out is 12 Noon. Bags can be stored with the concierge.

Morning: we will visit The Barnes Foundation on the Parkway at 10:00 and return to the hotel at 12:15.

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel. Check-out is 12 Noon. Bags can be stored with the concierge, if you are staying on till later that day.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Important information about your itinerary:
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3 nights of accommodations
8 meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
5 Field trips
2 Performances

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