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Program #10408RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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.

Itinerary for Nov 13 — Nov 18, 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, November 13 -
Afternoon: Check-in after 4:00 pm. Road Scholar has a sign in desk in hotel lobby for you to pick-up your material from 4-4:30 PM. Orientation begins at 4:30 pm. A hotel message board inside the elevator will specify meeting room name and floor. Generally there is not an evening activity the date of arrival unless due to a speaker change or a performance availability. The information packet we mail out will advise you if a performance is scheduled that evening.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel

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, November 14 - Music and Art lectures- Evening student recital a...
Music and Art lectures- Evening student recital at The Curtis Institute of Music

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel

Morning: A noted Philadelphia musicologist will lecture on popular topic relating to the music week's performance

Lunch: Lunch at hotel or at a local eatery close to the hotel

Afternoon: Art lecture on the collections of The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Dinner: Dinner out at a local popular restaurant.

Evening: Attend the Curtis Institute of Music student recital at The Curtis Mansion on Rittenhouse Square. The Curtis Institute of Music has graduated such outstanding performers such as Lang Lang, Sarah Chang, Anna Moffo and many more

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, November 15 - Music lecture in the morning/Pennsylvania Academy...
Music lecture in the morning/Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum/Dinner/Evening Activity

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel

Morning: Musicologist will lecture on "Opera Is Hot"

Lunch: Lunch at hotel

Afternoon: Art lecture on the collections of The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Dinner: After dinner, we will attend the Philadelphia orchestra concert conducted by Eschenbach with violinist Leonidas Kavakos playing Bartok.

Evening: Free evening

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: Saturday, November 16 - Music lecture/The Rodin Museum and Philadelphia M...
Music lecture/The Rodin Museum and Philadelphia Museum of Art/Free Afternoon and evening/dinner on own

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel

Morning: This morning enjoy a music lecture presented by one of the cellists of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Then visit the Rodin Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Depending on your interest in the museum, your free afternoon should begin about 2:30 pm.

Lunch: This meal is not included in the program so that you may enjoy your choice of a local restaurant

Afternoon: Free afternoon

Dinner: An opportunity to dine out or to meet with friends.

Evening: The current schedule has this evening free. It is important to note that this could change based on the music performance schedule. Please review final schedule upon arrival.

Lodging: Radisson Warwick Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast
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, November 17 - Architecture lecture and Field Exploration/Organ ...
Architecture lecture and Field Exploration/Organ recital at Wanamakers/Field Exploration of Kimmel Center/Dinner/Philadelphia Orchestra evening

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel

Morning: Join us for an interesting lecture to discuss architecture followed by stroll along the Avenue of the Arts (Broad Street) to study the architectural periods of the noted landmarks on the avenue. Enjoy an organ recital at noon at the John Wanamaker store (now Macy's). The Wanamaker organ is the largest working pipe organ in the world. The distance walked is 4 tenths of a mile.

Lunch: Lunch out

Afternoon: This afternoon following our architecture introduction you will be amazed at the beauty of the performance hall of The Philadelphia Orchestra at The Kimmel Center on Broad Street

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel or at a local restaurant

Evening: Attend a concert at The Kimmel Center. Program to be displayed closer to the date

Lodging: Radisson Warwick Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Monday, November 18 - Visit The National Museum of American Jewish His...
Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel

Morning: Check-out is 12 Noon. Bags can be stored with the concierge.

Morning: Morning lecture at 9:30 - 11:00.

Lunch: In hotel

Afternoon: Program ends after lunch.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Philadelphia PA
Independence Visitor's CenterFree time is Wednesday afternoon and evening. Meals are still included at the hotel on that day.
For additional information, visit: www.gophilly.org

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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2 Performances

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