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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

A World of Art: Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Museum, PAFA, Rodin and More

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Program #20707RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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Itinerary for Feb 15 — Feb 19, 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, February 15 - Arrival, Check-In, Orientation, Introductions
Afternoon: Registration at 4:30 PM, followed by orientation. After you pick up your arrival packet, we?ll gather for welcome, introductions, and an orientation to the program.

Dinner: Enjoy a relaxing meal at The Prime Rib award winning seafood and steak restaurant which evokes memories of the bygone Supper Clubs as you listen to a live baby grand piano. Vegetarian meals andd gluten diets can be accommodated.

Evening: Nothing is planned so that you can rest up for the upcoming activities.

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, February 16 - Visit Barnes on the Parkway/Rodin Museum/Evening ...
Note: Busing to and from locations. Walking: 1 block between museums. Normal amount of standing and walking in museums. Wheelchairs are available.

Breakfast: Enjoy a Businessman's Breakfast at the hotel restaurant which will include fruits, juices, coffee, tea, bagels, bread, sweet buns, hardboiled eggs, cereal hot and cold

Morning: Our bus takes us to The Barnes on the Parkway. We will enjoy an introductory lecture on Dr. Barnes and the collection followed by time to visit the galleries on your own with your audio cassette. Afterwards, we return to the auditorium for a question and answer period.

Lunch: Lunch at the Barnes cafeteria.

Afternoon: Adjacent to The Barnes Foundation is The Rodin Museum which we will visit on our own as. On Day 3 our reknown sculptor will discuss Rodin and his lost wax method. We return to the hotel after our visit.

Dinner: Dinner this evening will be at a local restaurant close to the hotel. This restaurant can accommodate special diets and vegetarian.

Evening: Enjoy an evening lecture.

Lodging: Club Quarters Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, 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 Three: Sunday, February 17 - Field trip to Bronze Casting studio/Philadelphia ...
Field trip to Bronze Casting studio/Philadelphia Museum of Art/Free Evening

Note: Busing to and from locations. Must be able to stand for a short period of time at casting studio. Normal amount of standing and walking in museums. Wheelchairs are available at the museum only.

Breakfast: Enjoy a full American breakfast at the hotel restaurant

Morning: We depart by bus to meet our renown sculptor at his casting studio to learn about the "lost wax method" dating to the Greeks as well as to better understand the process of casting from clay to bronze

Lunch: Lunch is on your own at The Philadelphia Museum of Art. There is a choice of two restaurants, the cafeteria or the Granite Hill for fine dining.

Afternoon: Now is the time to explore the galleries at The Philadelphia Museum of Art, especially the Impressionist gallery. If a major exhibit is being offered then timed tickets will be provided. Return to the hotel on your own via public bus or taxis which are very convenient and readily available. Seniors with a Medicare card ride our public buses for free. Taxi cost is approx $8 for up to 4 persons.

Evening: This evening is free for you to enjoy an evening performance at a theater on the Avenue of the Arts or Walnut Street or a music concert performed by The Philadelphia Orchestra at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

Evening: Tonight is your free evening to explore other Philadelphia neighborhoods for dining or meeting friends.

Lodging: Club Quarters Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast
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 Four: Monday, February 18 - Architecture lecture/Pennsylvania Academy of The ...
Architecture lecture/Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts/Free Afternoon/Dinner/ Performance

Note: Busing to museum. Normal amount of standing and walking in museums. Wheelchairs are available at the museum only.

Breakfast: Full American breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Learn about Philadelphia Architecture and the 1% percent clause relating to public sculpture

Afternoon: Our bus takes us to The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts to view its American only artist collection. The focus will be on American Impressionism. The Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts was founded by Charles Wilson Peale noted painter of George Washington and other 18th century luminaries. It is the first art school in American and still functions as an esteemed fine arts college today

Dinner: DAVIO'S: Dinner this evening is at Davio's (1.5 blocks from the hotel) Craig LaBan, restaurant critic of the Philadelphia Inquirer, wrote, "few have delivered delicious specialties with the consistency I experienced at Davio's. "This self-styled Northern Italian steakhouse is in fact a stylish, up-scale restaurant on the second floor of the historic Provident Bank Building.

Evening: For your last night in Philadelphia you will attend a concert or a performance at one of Philadelphia's performance's halls

Lodging: Club Quarters Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Five: Tuesday, February 19 - The Barnes Foundation on The Parkway/ program end...
Note: Busing to museum. Normal amount of standing and walking in museums. Wheelchairs are available at the museum only.

Breakfast: Full American breakfast at the hotel

Morning: We leave this mornig for a final wrap up visit at The Barnes Foundation. We will return to the hotel at 11:45. Check out is at Noon. Our program ends at noon.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
4 nights of accommodations
8 meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips
1 Performances

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4.7
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