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

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5 Days | 4 Nights
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.
Karen from Reston, VA Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 06/24/15 - 06/28/15
If you love art, you will love this program.

Judith from Kent, CT Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 04/22/15 - 04/26/15
A great awakening to a beautiful city well known for its historical significance but also filled with great art and architecture and civic pride. The Barnes should not be missed - the man, the collection and the controversy are fascinating

Ann from Seattle, WA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/30/14 - 11/03/14
This is an excellent opportunity to explore and learn about art in Philadelphia. A highlight was visiting the new Barnes Museum, as well as the outstanding Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, the Rodin Museum and the Philadelphia Art Museum. We also enjoyed musical performances at the Curtis Institute and by the Philadelphia Symphony, as well as several elegant dinners.

Bernard from Spotsylvania, VA Number of programs attended: 20
Date attended: 10/12/14 - 10/16/14
This was one of the best organized and executed programs I have ever attended at Road Scholar. The instructors (Docents) were most knowledgeable, courteous, interesting and thorough in carrying out the educational aspects of the program. The food and eating arrangements were superior.

Nancy from Murrysville, PA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/26/14 - 06/30/14
This program exceeded my expectations. I wanted to learn more about art. I did, but more importantly, I was inspired by my fellow participants who showed a real zest for art. travel, and life! Made many new friends and learned a lot. Creature comforts were excellent. Loved the Hyatt at the Bellevue. It was charming and in a great location. Enjoyed Philadelphia and especially the Barnes and the vault at PAFA. Meals were outstanding including the buffet breakfast at the hotel. I wouldn't hesitate to do it all over again.

Joyce from Isle Of Palms, SC Number of programs attended: 13
Date attended: 03/19/14 - 03/23/14
Outstanding program. Great docent tours through Barnes and Fine Arts museum. Exceptional lodging and meals included. Bonus concerts: Philadelphia symphony at Kimmel Ctr. and recital at the Curtis Institute.

Lois from Wanaque, NJ Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 03/19/14 - 03/23/14
I've enjoyed every program I participated in and look forward to continuing to travel and learn with Road Scholar

Edna from Waukesha, WI Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 10/18/13 - 10/22/13
If you've always wanted to visit the Barnes Museum in depth, this is a good way to do it.

Robert from Dover, DE Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/18/13 - 10/22/13
This program was beyond my emagination! The art and music were awe inspiring. The faculty and docents were excelent. The food and lodging were wonderful. Highly recommend.

Marilyn from Huntington, NY Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 09/13/13 - 09/17/13
If you are an art enthusiast, you owe it to yourself to take the Road Scholar trip to the Barnes Museum in Philadelphia. The collection is unforgettable. The Rodin Museum, Academy of Fine Arts, and Philadelphia Museum of Art are all on the agenda. It's an art lovers paradise!

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4 nights of accommodations
8 meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips
2 Performances


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