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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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sea level

Itinerary for Mar 8 — 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: Friday, March 08 - Registration/Orientation/barnes foundation
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 we will visit The Barnes Foundation. Audio will be provided.

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: Saturday, March 09 - The Philadelphia Flower Show/The Reading Terminal...
The Philadelphia Flower Show/The Reading Terminal Market/Philadelphia Museum of Art/Philadelphia Orchestra Concert

Breakfast: At hotel

Morning: We will depart at 8:30 am to attend The 2012 Flower Show, the oldest and largest indoor flower show in the world, who's theme this year will take you on an exotic journey with "Islands of Aloha" all about Hawaii and its floribunda. 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 cafe 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 Phiiladelphia 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 lifes 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 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. The bus will return you to the hotel by 4:00

Dinner: Dinner at Davios

Evening: Attend the Philadelphia Orchestra Concert at The Kimmel Performance Hall Rhapsody in Blue James Gaffigan Conductor Stewart Goodyear Piano Bernstein Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue Tchaikovsky Suite from Swan Lake Music for the jazz hall, the ballet stage, and the silver screen. Gershwin's jazzy Rhapsody in Blue is presented for the first time ever on The Philadelphia Orchestra's subscription concerts. Bernstein's film score stands the test of time and Tchaikovsky's ballet is one of his most iconic works.

Lodging: Radisson Warwick Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, 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: Sunday, March 10 - Winterthur/Longwood Gardens/Dinner/Evening Lectur...
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 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. On our way to dinner we will visit the Brandywine River Museum which collects and preserves American art with primary emphasis on the art of the Brandywine region, American illustration and still life painting. Since 1971, when it was founded, the museum's collections have grown to more than 3,000 works of art by hundreds of artists and most importantly the art works of three generations of Wyeths from N.C. Wyeth to James Wyeth son of the prodigious painter Andrew Wyeth. The art work is housed in an old mill nestled along the banks of the Brandywine River in Chadds Ford where the Wyeth family reside.

Dinner: at hotel

Evening: We will return to the Philadelphia by 4:30 to rest before dinner at the hotel. Following dinner we will enjoy an evening lecture at the 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 Four: Monday, March 11 - The Barnes Foundation on the Parkway
Note: moderate- wheelchairs available and benches are located in every gallery for sitting

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

Morning: We will visit the Banres Foundation on the Parkway- its new location from 10:00 am to 12:00. Returning to the hotel at 12:15

Lunch: Lunch is not includded on this last day. Check-out is 12 Noon. Bags can be stored with the concierge, if you are staying on till later that day.

Lodging: Radisson Warwick Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

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