ORIENTATION: We will gather for a warm welcome and introductions, followed by an orientation to the program. We will review the schedule and any changes; discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures; and answer any questions you may have.Dinner: Dinner at Davios located off the hotel lobby. Limited choice of entrées. Vegetarian meals and gluten diets can be accommodated.Evening: Nothing is planned for this evening so that you can relax and settle in after your journey to Philadelphia.Lodging: Club Quarters HotelMeals Included: Dinner
Following the lecture, we board our bus for our field trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.Lunch:
Lunch is on your own at the musuem. Choose from the Cafeteria or Granite Hill, the museum’s fine eatery, both operated by acclaimed restaurateur Stephen Starr’s catering group. The Cafeteria offers a variety of options from omelets to soups, salads, sandwiches, daily changing seasonal entrées, and a pastry table. Granite Hill’s French bistro menu also features seasonal appetizers, entrée salads, omelets, the freshest fish, and specialty cocktails and wines.Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Explore the incomparable galleries of The Philadelphia Museum of Art, among the largest museums in the U.S., with 200 galleries and a collection of more than 227,000 works of art spanning the creative achievements of the Western world since the first century AD and those of Asia since the third millennium BC. The European holdings date from the Medieval era to the present, and the American collections are among the finest in the country. If there is a major exhibit on display, timed tickets will be provided for our group.
You may remain at the museum and explore as you wish, returning to the hotel on your own via readily available taxis or convenient public bus. Seniors with a Medicare card ride our public buses for free! The cost of a taxi to the hotel should be approximately $10 for up to 4 persons.Evening: FREE EVENING: Take this evening to explore more of the city on your own, spend time with friends, or perhaps take in a performance of theater or music. The Avenue of the Arts, Walnut Street, and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts are all nearby.Lodging: Club Quarters HotelMeals Included: Breakfast