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Program #20520RJ
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.
If you’re looking for a more flexible schedule with ample independent time and several meals on your own, then our FLEX learning adventures are made for you.

Itinerary for Sep 6 — Sep 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: Friday, September 06 - Registration/ Orientation/ Dinner/First Friday in...
Afternoon: Registration at 4:00 PM, followed by orientation.

Dinner: Dinner at Davios restaurant located pon the lobby floor of the hotel.

Evening: This evening we will attend the First Friday stroll in historic Old City. Enjoy the eclectic composition of art galleries and boutique stories which welcome you with wine and cheese as you stroll from door to door. A very festive atmosphere

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: Saturday, September 07 - Lecture on Philadelphia history or art. Field Tri...
Lecture on Philadelphia history or art. Field Trip to the Magic Garden/Barnes Foundation/Free Evening Museum/Philadelphia Museum of Art/Theater Performance

Note: moderate walking around the Magic Garden, Barnes Foundation has sitting benches in each gallery and also wheelchairs.

Breakfast: At Davios restaurant - breakfast is an upscale Continental with bagels, pastries, fruit bowl, variety of juices, granola, box cereals,yogurt, and hard boiled eggs.

Morning: Early Philadelphia History or art lecture followed by field trip to The Magic Garden. Philadelphia's Magic Gardens is a mosaicked visionary art environment, gallery, and community arts center that preserves, interprets, and provides access to Isaiah Zagar's unique mosaic art environment and his public murals. The Magic Gardens site, Zagar's largest artwork, includes a fully tiled indoor space and a massive outdoor mosaic sculpture garden that spans half a block on Philadelphia's famous South Street. Inside, visitors can view folk art statues, bicycle wheels, colorful glass bottles, Zagar's hand-made tiles, and thousands of glittering mirrors. The installation pays tribute to Zagar's artistic influences, along with community and personal experiences. read a review: "Visionary is the word in regards to artistry that describes Isaiah Zagar. He will take junk, bottles, tiles, dishes, sculpture, mirrors, anything and everything and will turn them into beautiful mosaics and murals adorning the Philadelphia Magic Gardens and surrounding South Street neighborhood. Even the ceiling has been transformed in the building! His approach to his art and the community, however, is another story. Genius or Madman? Everyone has their own opinion."

Lunch: Lunch out

Afternoon: Our afternoon is a delight with entry to The Barnes on the Parkway. Between 1912 and 1951, Albert C. Barnes assembled one of the finest collections of impressionist, post-impressionist, and early modern paintings in the world. Acquiring works by some of the most daring artists of the time Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Chaim Soutine, and Vincent van Gogh, among others?Barnes marked himself as a collector of great ambition and audacity.

Dinner: Dinner on your own to savor Philadelphia's offering of great restaurants.

Evening: Free evening for you to enjoy a Fringe Festival offering

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: Sunday, September 08 - Liberty Bell/ Independence Hall/ Barnes on the Pa...
Liberty Bell/ Independence Hall/ Barnes on the Parkway/ Evening Lecture TBA

Breakfast: Davios Restaurant

Morning: Morning lecture on The Collections of The Rodin and The Philadelphia Museum of Art by an art educator

Morning: Following the lecture we will go to The Rodin Museum on the Parkway houses the largest collections of Rodins outside of Paris. Marvel at the new garden with its array of outdoor original Rodin sculptures.

Lunch: lunch on own at the Art Museum

Afternoon: We will arrive at The Philadelphia Museum of Art for you to eat lunch on your own and then have the opportunity to explore its many galleries spanning centuries of art on your own. The early morning lecture will highlight the most important and a few delights of the collections of antiquity and paintings.

Dinner: At hotel or at a popular restaurant.

Evening: Evening lecture TBA

Lodging: Club Quarters Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Four: Monday, September 09 - Morning lecture/ lunch/ program ends.
Breakfast: Hotel dining room. Checkout is 12 Noon. Bags can be stored with the concierge.

Morning: We will be listening to a lecture on Philadelphia architecture.

Lunch: Enjoy a substantial lunch at Davios at 11:30 AM. This farewell lunch gives you an opportunity to share your thoughts and exchange addresses with your newly found travel friends. Checkout is 12 Noon. Bags can be stored with the concierge.

Afternoon: Program ends at 1:00 PM

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

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