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Program #20565RJ
17 Days | 16 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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Itinerary for Sep 2 — Sep 18, 2014

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Day One: Tuesday, September 02 -
Depart From: International flights to France

Type: Hotel

Description: Streets Hotel is located in the heart of the fashionable district Le Marais, just a few steps away from the Place de la Republique. The hotel offers high tech and unique services.

Contact info:
13 Boulevard du Temple
Paris, 75003 France
phone: +33 1 42 71 20 00
web: http://www.streets-hotel.com/fr/page/streets-hotel-paris-marais-accueil.1.html

Room amenities: The rooms include a smart T.V. with Miracast.

Facility amenities: Streets Hotel offers free WiFi, a fitness center, a patio, a business center, and a restaurant.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for details
3 pre and 3 post nights.


Day Two: Wednesday, September 03 - Arrival and Orientation in Paris
Arrive To: Arrive in Paris and transfer to the hotel.

Afternoon: Check in at the hotel and take some time to freshen up and relax before meeting for a welcome orientation and program briefing.

Dinner: Welcome dinner at a restaurant near the hotel.

Lodging: Streets Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Streets Hotel is located in the heart of the fashionable district Le Marais, just a few steps away from the Place de la Republique. The hotel offers high tech and unique services.

Contact info:
13 Boulevard du Temple
Paris, 75003 France
phone: +33 1 42 71 20 00
web: http://www.streets-hotel.com/fr/page/streets-hotel-paris-marais-accueil.1.html

Room amenities: The rooms include a smart T.V. with Miracast.

Facility amenities: Streets Hotel offers free WiFi, a fitness center, a patio, a business center, and a restaurant.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for details
3 pre and 3 post nights.


Day Three: Thursday, September 04 - Masterpieces of the Orsay and Rodin Museums
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning: Your Group Leader will take you to the Musee d'Orsay for an introduction to Impressionism focusing on the art created in Montmartre, Auvers, Giverny, Rouen and Honfleur.

Lunch: After your visit, have lunch with your group at the Orsay Museum's restaurant.

Afternoon: This afternoon, explore the Rodin Institute's gardens featuring such famous sculptures as the Thinker, the Gates of Hell and The Burghers of Calais, before an expert-led visit of the Museum's collections.

Dinner: Dinner with your group at a bistro near the Eiffel Tower.

Lodging: Streets Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Streets Hotel is located in the heart of the fashionable district Le Marais, just a few steps away from the Place de la Republique. The hotel offers high tech and unique services.

Contact info:
13 Boulevard du Temple
Paris, 75003 France
phone: +33 1 42 71 20 00
web: http://www.streets-hotel.com/fr/page/streets-hotel-paris-marais-accueil.1.html

Room amenities: The rooms include a smart T.V. with Miracast.

Facility amenities: Streets Hotel offers free WiFi, a fitness center, a patio, a business center, and a restaurant.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for details
3 pre and 3 post nights.


Day Four: Friday, September 05 - The Orangerie and Artistic Life in Montmartre
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning: This morning, your study leader will lead you on an exploration of the Orangerie, the museum Claude Monet chose to exhibit some of his most prized works.

Lunch: Take this opportunity to explore local cuisine with lunch on your own.

Afternoon: Explore Montmartre, the heart of the Parisian artistic movement, featuring the Sacre Coeur basillica and Place du Tertre.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.

Evening: This evening, enjoy a classical music concert held at the Sainte Chapelle.

Lodging: Streets Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Streets Hotel is located in the heart of the fashionable district Le Marais, just a few steps away from the Place de la Republique. The hotel offers high tech and unique services.

Contact info:
13 Boulevard du Temple
Paris, 75003 France
phone: +33 1 42 71 20 00
web: http://www.streets-hotel.com/fr/page/streets-hotel-paris-marais-accueil.1.html

Room amenities: The rooms include a smart T.V. with Miracast.

Facility amenities: Streets Hotel offers free WiFi, a fitness center, a patio, a business center, and a restaurant.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for details
3 pre and 3 post nights.


Day Five: Saturday, September 06 - Auvers-sur-Oise and Pontoise
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning: Discover Auvers sur Oise and some of the sites that inspired Vincent Van Gogh's genius. Led by your Study Leader, stroll up to the cemetery where Van Gogh and his brother are buried.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: With your Study Leader, visit Pontoise, a town in which Pissarro, Gauguin and Cezanne lived.

Dinner: This evening, enjoy a final dinner on your own in Paris.

Lodging: Streets Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Three restaurants and one bar.

Contact info:
4-18 Harrington Gardens
London, UK:England
phone: +4402073736030
web: http://www.millenniumhotels.co.uk/millenniumgloucester/

Facility amenities: •24 hour Concierge •24 hour room service •Multilingual staff •Exercise room •Laundry and dry cleaning services •Foreign exchange •Postal/parcel service •Maid service •Air conditioning •Safety deposit boxes (available in rooms and at reception) •Shoeshine services •Doctor on call •Wifi •Disabled Access

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Sunday, September 07 - Monet's Gardens in Giverny and Transfer to London
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning: Discover Monet's gardens at Giverny and the stunning foliage that inspired the great artist.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant in Giverny.

Afternoon: Board an afternoon train to London, and relax as you watch the French countryside go by. Upon arrival in London check into your hotel.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Millennium Gloucester Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Queen Mary 2 is the most magnificent ocean liner ever built. Her every detail harkens to the Golden Age of Ocean Travel, while providing one of the most modern travel experiences on earth. From bow to stern, discover 13 spacious decks on which to relax and unwind; to indulge in pleasures and pursuits you never normally have time for. Opulent public areas, extravagant dining rooms, ballrooms, theatres, lounges...even the only Planetarium at sea.

Ship Information: Length: 1.132 feet, Beam: 135 feet, Draft: 32 feet 10 inches, Height: 236.2 feet, Gross tonage: Approx. 151,400 gross tonnes, Guest capacity: 3,056 max., Crew: 1253, Cruise Speed: 28.5 knots

Contact info:
Cunard Cruise Lines
24303 Town Center Drive, Suite 200
Valencia, CA 91355 USA
phone: 800-728-6273
Room amenities: Standard staterooms are spacious (min.155sq.ft.) Amenities: 24hr rm service. Direct-Dial telephone & internet access, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer, daily shipboard newspaper, 220V British 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets, nightly turn down service.

Facility amenities: Art Gallery, Bookstore, Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, Chart Room, Commodore Club, Computer Centre, Empire Casino, Image Gallery, Swimming Pools, Golden Lion Pub, Grand Lobby, Library, Shops, Queens Room, Royal Court Theatre, Sports Decks The Zone/The Play Zone | Veuve Clicquot® Champagne Bar

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Monday, September 08 - The Courtauld Gallery and Embarkation on the Quee...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: This morning, explore the intimate collection of the Courtauld Gallery, which spans from the Renaissance to the 20th century.

Lunch: Enjoy a light lunch with your group.

Afternoon: Transfer to Southampton and board the Queen Mary 2. Take some time to unpack and settle into your stateroom before taking a walk around the luxurious ocean liner.

Dinner: Group dinner at 6:00 PM at the Britannina Restaurant, featuring several choices for each course prepared by award-winning chefs.

Lodging: Queen Mary II

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Queen Mary 2 is the most magnificent ocean liner ever built. Her every detail harkens to the Golden Age of Ocean Travel, while providing one of the most modern travel experiences on earth. From bow to stern, discover 13 spacious decks on which to relax and unwind; to indulge in pleasures and pursuits you never normally have time for. Opulent public areas, extravagant dining rooms, ballrooms, theatres, lounges...even the only Planetarium at sea.

Ship Information: Length: 1.132 feet, Beam: 135 feet, Draft: 32 feet 10 inches, Height: 236.2 feet, Gross tonage: Approx. 151,400 gross tonnes, Guest capacity: 3,056 max., Crew: 1253, Cruise Speed: 28.5 knots

Contact info:
Cunard Cruise Lines
24303 Town Center Drive, Suite 200
Valencia, CA 91355 USA
phone: 800-728-6273
Room amenities: Standard staterooms are spacious (min.155sq.ft.) Amenities: 24hr rm service. Direct-Dial telephone & internet access, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer, daily shipboard newspaper, 220V British 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets, nightly turn down service.

Facility amenities: Art Gallery, Bookstore, Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, Chart Room, Commodore Club, Computer Centre, Empire Casino, Image Gallery, Swimming Pools, Golden Lion Pub, Grand Lobby, Library, Shops, Queens Room, Royal Court Theatre, Sports Decks The Zone/The Play Zone | Veuve Clicquot® Champagne Bar

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Tuesday, September 09 - Crossing the Atlantic: What is the French Academy
Breakfast: Breakfast on board in the venue of your choosing. Select one of the King's Court dining options on deck 7, go down to the Britannia Restaurant or relax with breakfast in your room as you watch the televised description of today's on board activities.

Morning: Gather with your group for a lecture: What is the French Academy - From King Louis XIV to David & Ingres

Lunch: Lunch on board in the venue of your choosing. Your options include the various King's Court venues, the Britannia Restaurant, Todd English (at additional cost) or a light lunch at the Boardwalk Cafe if the weather permits.

Afternoon: This afternoon take the opportunity to choose from among an array of on board activities. You might take Afternoon Tea in the Queen's Room, attend a lecture presented by one of Cunard's guest speakers, view a planetarium show, join a book discussion, participate in an art auction, compete in a bridge tournament, relax in one of the deckchairs and watch the horizon... just to name a few of your activity choices!

Dinner: Group dinner at 6:00 PM at the Britannina Restaurant, featuring several choices for each course prepared by award-winning chefs. Discuss the next day's itinerary as you dine with your group leader and lecturer. Following dinner you may choose to return to your stateroom and enjoy one of the movies screened on your TV this evening, attend a show in the ship's theater or practice your dance steps in the ballroom (with gentlemen escorts on hand, eager to dance with the single ladies!).

Lodging: Queen Mary II

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Queen Mary 2 is the most magnificent ocean liner ever built. Her every detail harkens to the Golden Age of Ocean Travel, while providing one of the most modern travel experiences on earth. From bow to stern, discover 13 spacious decks on which to relax and unwind; to indulge in pleasures and pursuits you never normally have time for. Opulent public areas, extravagant dining rooms, ballrooms, theatres, lounges...even the only Planetarium at sea.

Ship Information: Length: 1.132 feet, Beam: 135 feet, Draft: 32 feet 10 inches, Height: 236.2 feet, Gross tonage: Approx. 151,400 gross tonnes, Guest capacity: 3,056 max., Crew: 1253, Cruise Speed: 28.5 knots

Contact info:
Cunard Cruise Lines
24303 Town Center Drive, Suite 200
Valencia, CA 91355 USA
phone: 800-728-6273
Room amenities: Standard staterooms are spacious (min.155sq.ft.) Amenities: 24hr rm service. Direct-Dial telephone & internet access, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer, daily shipboard newspaper, 220V British 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets, nightly turn down service.

Facility amenities: Art Gallery, Bookstore, Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, Chart Room, Commodore Club, Computer Centre, Empire Casino, Image Gallery, Swimming Pools, Golden Lion Pub, Grand Lobby, Library, Shops, Queens Room, Royal Court Theatre, Sports Decks The Zone/The Play Zone | Veuve Clicquot® Champagne Bar

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Wednesday, September 10 - Crossing the Atlantic: Romanticism & Realism in F...
Breakfast: Breakfast on board in the venue of your choosing. Select one of the King's Court dining options on deck 7, go down to the Britannia Restaurant or relax with breakfast in your room as you watch the televised description of today's on board activities.

Morning: Gather with your group for a lecture: Romanticism and Realism in French Painting.

Lunch: Lunch on board in the venue of your choosing. Your options include the various King's Court venues, the Britannia Restaurant, Todd English (at additional cost) or a light lunch at the Boardwalk Cafe if the weather permits.

Afternoon: Reconvene with your group for a lecture: Inventing the Weekend.

Dinner: Group dinner at 6:00 PM at the Britannina Restaurant, featuring several choices for each course prepared by award-winning chefs. Discuss the next day's itinerary as you dine with your group leader and lecturer. Following dinner you may choose to return to your stateroom and enjoy one of the movies screened on your TV this evening, attend a show in the ship's theater or practice your dance steps in the ballroom (with gentlemen escorts on hand, eager to dance with the single ladies!).

Lodging: Queen Mary II

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Queen Mary 2 is the most magnificent ocean liner ever built. Her every detail harkens to the Golden Age of Ocean Travel, while providing one of the most modern travel experiences on earth. From bow to stern, discover 13 spacious decks on which to relax and unwind; to indulge in pleasures and pursuits you never normally have time for. Opulent public areas, extravagant dining rooms, ballrooms, theatres, lounges...even the only Planetarium at sea.

Ship Information: Length: 1.132 feet, Beam: 135 feet, Draft: 32 feet 10 inches, Height: 236.2 feet, Gross tonage: Approx. 151,400 gross tonnes, Guest capacity: 3,056 max., Crew: 1253, Cruise Speed: 28.5 knots

Contact info:
Cunard Cruise Lines
24303 Town Center Drive, Suite 200
Valencia, CA 91355 USA
phone: 800-728-6273
Room amenities: Standard staterooms are spacious (min.155sq.ft.) Amenities: 24hr rm service. Direct-Dial telephone & internet access, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer, daily shipboard newspaper, 220V British 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets, nightly turn down service.

Facility amenities: Art Gallery, Bookstore, Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, Chart Room, Commodore Club, Computer Centre, Empire Casino, Image Gallery, Swimming Pools, Golden Lion Pub, Grand Lobby, Library, Shops, Queens Room, Royal Court Theatre, Sports Decks The Zone/The Play Zone | Veuve Clicquot® Champagne Bar

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Ten: Thursday, September 11 - Crossing the Atlantic: Monet & Renoir
Breakfast: Breakfast on board in the venue of your choosing. Select one of the King's Court dining options on deck 7, go down to the Britannia Restaurant or relax with breakfast in your room as you watch the televised description of today's on board activities.

Morning: Gather with your group for a lecture: Monet & Renoir: Side by Side, but Miles Apart.

Lunch: Lunch on board in the venue of your choosing. Your options include the various King's Court venues, the Britannia Restaurant, Todd English (at additional cost) or a light lunch at the Boardwalk Cafe if the weather permits.

Afternoon: This afternoon take the opportunity to choose from among an array of on board activities. You might take Afternoon Tea in the Queen's Room, attend a lecture presented by one of Cunard's guest speakers, view a planetarium show, join a book discussion, participate in an art auction, compete in a bridge tournament, relax in one of the deckchairs and watch the horizon... just to name a few of your activity choices!

Dinner: Group dinner at 6:00 PM at the Britannina Restaurant, featuring several choices for each course prepared by award-winning chefs. Discuss the next day's itinerary as you dine with your group leader and lecturer. Following dinner you may choose to return to your stateroom and enjoy one of the movies screened on your TV this evening, attend a show in the ship's theater or practice your dance steps in the ballroom (with gentlemen escorts on hand, eager to dance with the single ladies!).

Lodging: Queen Mary II

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Queen Mary 2 is the most magnificent ocean liner ever built. Her every detail harkens to the Golden Age of Ocean Travel, while providing one of the most modern travel experiences on earth. From bow to stern, discover 13 spacious decks on which to relax and unwind; to indulge in pleasures and pursuits you never normally have time for. Opulent public areas, extravagant dining rooms, ballrooms, theatres, lounges...even the only Planetarium at sea.

Ship Information: Length: 1.132 feet, Beam: 135 feet, Draft: 32 feet 10 inches, Height: 236.2 feet, Gross tonage: Approx. 151,400 gross tonnes, Guest capacity: 3,056 max., Crew: 1253, Cruise Speed: 28.5 knots

Contact info:
Cunard Cruise Lines
24303 Town Center Drive, Suite 200
Valencia, CA 91355 USA
phone: 800-728-6273
Room amenities: Standard staterooms are spacious (min.155sq.ft.) Amenities: 24hr rm service. Direct-Dial telephone & internet access, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer, daily shipboard newspaper, 220V British 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets, nightly turn down service.

Facility amenities: Art Gallery, Bookstore, Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, Chart Room, Commodore Club, Computer Centre, Empire Casino, Image Gallery, Swimming Pools, Golden Lion Pub, Grand Lobby, Library, Shops, Queens Room, Royal Court Theatre, Sports Decks The Zone/The Play Zone | Veuve Clicquot® Champagne Bar

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eleven: Friday, September 12 - Crossing the Atlantic: Caiellebotte & Bazille and...
Breakfast: Breakfast on board in the venue of your choosing. Select one of the King's Court dining options on deck 7, go down to the Britannia Restaurant or relax with breakfast in your room as you watch the televised description of today's on board activities.

Morning: Gather with your group for a lecture: Caiellebotte & Bazille: The Impressionists that Dr. Barnes Didn't Buy.

Lunch: Lunch on board in the venue of your choosing. Your options include the various King's Court venues, the Britannia Restaurant, Todd English (at additional cost) or a light lunch at the Boardwalk Cafe if the weather permits.

Afternoon: Reconvene with your group for a lecture: Degas & Cassatt: The Aristocratic Impressionists.

Dinner: Group dinner at 6:00 PM at the Britannina Restaurant, featuring several choices for each course prepared by award-winning chefs. Discuss the next day's itinerary as you dine with your group leader and lecturer. Following dinner you may choose to return to your stateroom and enjoy one of the movies screened on your TV this evening, attend a show in the ship's theater or practice your dance steps in the ballroom (with gentlemen escorts on hand, eager to dance with the single ladies!).

Lodging: Queen Mary II

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Queen Mary 2 is the most magnificent ocean liner ever built. Her every detail harkens to the Golden Age of Ocean Travel, while providing one of the most modern travel experiences on earth. From bow to stern, discover 13 spacious decks on which to relax and unwind; to indulge in pleasures and pursuits you never normally have time for. Opulent public areas, extravagant dining rooms, ballrooms, theatres, lounges...even the only Planetarium at sea.

Ship Information: Length: 1.132 feet, Beam: 135 feet, Draft: 32 feet 10 inches, Height: 236.2 feet, Gross tonage: Approx. 151,400 gross tonnes, Guest capacity: 3,056 max., Crew: 1253, Cruise Speed: 28.5 knots

Contact info:
Cunard Cruise Lines
24303 Town Center Drive, Suite 200
Valencia, CA 91355 USA
phone: 800-728-6273
Room amenities: Standard staterooms are spacious (min.155sq.ft.) Amenities: 24hr rm service. Direct-Dial telephone & internet access, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer, daily shipboard newspaper, 220V British 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets, nightly turn down service.

Facility amenities: Art Gallery, Bookstore, Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, Chart Room, Commodore Club, Computer Centre, Empire Casino, Image Gallery, Swimming Pools, Golden Lion Pub, Grand Lobby, Library, Shops, Queens Room, Royal Court Theatre, Sports Decks The Zone/The Play Zone | Veuve Clicquot® Champagne Bar

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Twelve: Saturday, September 13 - Crossing the Atlantic: Gauguin & Van Gogh and Cez...
Breakfast: Breakfast on board in the venue of your choosing. Select one of the King's Court dining options on deck 7, go down to the Britannia Restaurant or relax with breakfast in your room as you watch the televised description of today's on board activities.

Morning: Gather with your group for a lecture: Gauguin & Van Gogh and Liberation of Color.

Lunch: Lunch on board in the venue of your choosing. Your options include the various King's Court venues, the Britannia Restaurant, Todd English (at additional cost) or a light lunch at the Boardwalk Cafe if the weather permits.

Afternoon: Reconvene with your group for a lecture: Cezzane and Seurat and The Return to Form.

Dinner: Group dinner at 6:00 PM at the Britannina Restaurant, featuring several choices for each course prepared by award-winning chefs. Discuss the next day's itinerary as you dine with your group leader and lecturer. Following dinner you may choose to return to your stateroom and enjoy one of the movies screened on your TV this evening, attend a show in the ship's theater or practice your dance steps in the ballroom (with gentlemen escorts on hand, eager to dance with the single ladies!).

Lodging: Queen Mary II

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Queen Mary 2 is the most magnificent ocean liner ever built. Her every detail harkens to the Golden Age of Ocean Travel, while providing one of the most modern travel experiences on earth. From bow to stern, discover 13 spacious decks on which to relax and unwind; to indulge in pleasures and pursuits you never normally have time for. Opulent public areas, extravagant dining rooms, ballrooms, theatres, lounges...even the only Planetarium at sea.

Ship Information: Length: 1.132 feet, Beam: 135 feet, Draft: 32 feet 10 inches, Height: 236.2 feet, Gross tonage: Approx. 151,400 gross tonnes, Guest capacity: 3,056 max., Crew: 1253, Cruise Speed: 28.5 knots

Contact info:
Cunard Cruise Lines
24303 Town Center Drive, Suite 200
Valencia, CA 91355 USA
phone: 800-728-6273
Room amenities: Standard staterooms are spacious (min.155sq.ft.) Amenities: 24hr rm service. Direct-Dial telephone & internet access, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer, daily shipboard newspaper, 220V British 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets, nightly turn down service.

Facility amenities: Art Gallery, Bookstore, Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, Chart Room, Commodore Club, Computer Centre, Empire Casino, Image Gallery, Swimming Pools, Golden Lion Pub, Grand Lobby, Library, Shops, Queens Room, Royal Court Theatre, Sports Decks The Zone/The Play Zone | Veuve Clicquot® Champagne Bar

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Thirteen: Sunday, September 14 - Crossing the Atlantic: Introduction to the Barnes
Breakfast: Breakfast on board in the venue of your choosing. Select one of the King's Court dining options on deck 7, go down to the Britannia Restaurant or relax with breakfast in your room as you watch the televised description of today's on board activities.

Morning: Gather with your group for a lecture: More Cezzanes than in Paris: Dr. Barnes and the Barnes Foundation.

Lunch: Lunch on board in the venue of your choosing. Your options include the various King's Court venues, the Britannia Restaurant, Todd English (at additional cost) or a light lunch at the Boardwalk Cafe if the weather permits.

Afternoon: This afternoon is your chance to prepare for tomorrow morning's arrival in New York and perhaps participate in a few final afternoon activities.

Dinner: Group dinner at 6:00 PM at the Britannina Restaurant, featuring several choices for each course prepared by award-winning chefs. Discuss the next day's itinerary as you dine with your group leader and lecturer. Following dinner you may choose to return to your stateroom and enjoy one of the movies screened on your TV this evening, attend a show in the ship's theater or practice your dance steps in the ballroom (with gentlemen escorts on hand, eager to dance with the single ladies!).

Lodging: Queen Mary II

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
1628 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 USA
phone: 215-282-5000
web: http://www.clubquarters.com/NonMemberHome.php

Room amenities: Guest Room Features Free high-speed Internet access/wired at desk Latest design workstation with task lighting, ergonomic chairs Premium bedding and linens LCD TV Cordless speaker phone, direct dial number Room service – 24-hour multi menu delivery service Refrigerator stocking Complimentary coffee/tea Alarm clock radio with iPod docking station (most locations) Individual controlled heater/air conditioner Daily housekeeping Air purifiers and ambient sound machines delivered upon request Extra towels and specialized pillows available for delivery and in the Guest Request Closet A “better sleep kit” with eye mask, ear plugs and aromatherapy available upon request Complimentary exercise equipment and yoga kits delivered to room

Facility amenities: Club Quarters offers many features and amenities Restricted entry for greater security Instant registration and check out 24 – hour Member Service Desk/Concierge Free high-speed wireless Internet access throughout the hotel Free chilled, purified bottled water Private Club Living Room with complimentary snacks, coffee, tea, newspapers, magazines and games Free use of computer/printer iPads (for loan while a registered guest) Universal Charging Stations Restaurant and Bar Group Meeting and Event Space Day rooms and offices Fitness Room Valet laundry/dry cleaning Service Complimentary use of launderette (most locations) Vending machines Garment bag storage between visits Guest Request Closet – containing most extra amenities a business traveler may require

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Please call 1800 241 1404.


Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Fourteen: Monday, September 15 - The Met and Transfer to Philadelphia
Breakfast: Early breakfast on board in the venue of your choosing.

Morning: Disembark the Queen Mary 2 and transfer to New York.

Lunch: Lunch on your own in New York.

Afternoon: Explore the vast collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Later this afternoon, transfer by coach to Philadelphia.

Dinner: Enjoy a warm welcome to Philadelphia with a group dinner at a nearby restaurant.

Lodging: Club Quarters in Philadelphia

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
1628 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 USA
phone: 215-282-5000
web: http://www.clubquarters.com/NonMemberHome.php

Room amenities: Guest Room Features Free high-speed Internet access/wired at desk Latest design workstation with task lighting, ergonomic chairs Premium bedding and linens LCD TV Cordless speaker phone, direct dial number Room service – 24-hour multi menu delivery service Refrigerator stocking Complimentary coffee/tea Alarm clock radio with iPod docking station (most locations) Individual controlled heater/air conditioner Daily housekeeping Air purifiers and ambient sound machines delivered upon request Extra towels and specialized pillows available for delivery and in the Guest Request Closet A “better sleep kit” with eye mask, ear plugs and aromatherapy available upon request Complimentary exercise equipment and yoga kits delivered to room

Facility amenities: Club Quarters offers many features and amenities Restricted entry for greater security Instant registration and check out 24 – hour Member Service Desk/Concierge Free high-speed wireless Internet access throughout the hotel Free chilled, purified bottled water Private Club Living Room with complimentary snacks, coffee, tea, newspapers, magazines and games Free use of computer/printer iPads (for loan while a registered guest) Universal Charging Stations Restaurant and Bar Group Meeting and Event Space Day rooms and offices Fitness Room Valet laundry/dry cleaning Service Complimentary use of launderette (most locations) Vending machines Garment bag storage between visits Guest Request Closet – containing most extra amenities a business traveler may require

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Please call 1800 241 1404.


Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Fifteen: Tuesday, September 16 - Rodin Museum and The Philadelphia Museum of Art
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: This morning your study leader will lecture on the collections of the Rodin Museum and The Philadelphia Museum of Art, followed by a guided visit of the collections.

Lunch: Lunch at the museum.

Afternoon: Free time to explore the museum on own.

Dinner: Early dinner at City Tavern.

Evening: Enjoy the play "La Bete" at the Arden theater. Dazzling displays of verbal wit and manic farce distinguish this uproarious comedy featuring Arden favorite Scott Greer in the title role of “The Beast.” A crisis befalls a 17th century acting troupe when they are ordered to add an outrageous street performer to their ranks. High art meets low comedy in this tale of theatre, philosophy, and the beast that lives inside every great egomaniac. Directed by Emmanuelle Delpech Philadelphia Magazine’s Best Theatre Artist of 2011, La Bête boasts a powerhouse performance by one of Philadelphia’s most gifted comedic actors. An Adaptation from a play by Moliere.

Lodging: Club Quarters in Philadelphia

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
1628 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 USA
phone: 215-282-5000
web: http://www.clubquarters.com/NonMemberHome.php

Room amenities: Guest Room Features Free high-speed Internet access/wired at desk Latest design workstation with task lighting, ergonomic chairs Premium bedding and linens LCD TV Cordless speaker phone, direct dial number Room service – 24-hour multi menu delivery service Refrigerator stocking Complimentary coffee/tea Alarm clock radio with iPod docking station (most locations) Individual controlled heater/air conditioner Daily housekeeping Air purifiers and ambient sound machines delivered upon request Extra towels and specialized pillows available for delivery and in the Guest Request Closet A “better sleep kit” with eye mask, ear plugs and aromatherapy available upon request Complimentary exercise equipment and yoga kits delivered to room

Facility amenities: Club Quarters offers many features and amenities Restricted entry for greater security Instant registration and check out 24 – hour Member Service Desk/Concierge Free high-speed wireless Internet access throughout the hotel Free chilled, purified bottled water Private Club Living Room with complimentary snacks, coffee, tea, newspapers, magazines and games Free use of computer/printer iPads (for loan while a registered guest) Universal Charging Stations Restaurant and Bar Group Meeting and Event Space Day rooms and offices Fitness Room Valet laundry/dry cleaning Service Complimentary use of launderette (most locations) Vending machines Garment bag storage between visits Guest Request Closet – containing most extra amenities a business traveler may require

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Please call 1800 241 1404.


Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Sixteen: Wednesday, September 17 - Barnes on the Parkway and the Pennsylvania Academ...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Field Trip and On-Site Lecture: Group visit to Barnes on the Parkway with introductory lecture, followed by question and answer period.

Lunch: Farewell Lunch at the Barnes.

Afternoon: Field Trip: Visit the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts' collection with an educator and review American Impressionism

Dinner: This evening, explore local cuisine with dinner on your own.

Lodging: Club Quarters in Philadelphia

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day Seventeen: Thursday, September 18 - Departure from Philadelphia
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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