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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia’s Cultural Pearls Featuring the Barnes Foundation

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Program #9068RJ
4 Days | 3 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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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.
Led by experts, encounter renowned cultural icons in one of America’s top cities for the arts. Background lectures prepare you for expert-led field trips to experience highlights of the best of Philadelphia including national treasures and historical landmarks.


Highlights

• Experience the extraordinary Barnes Foundation at its new Philadelphia campus, explore the galleries of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and see bronze casts of Rodin’s greatest works at the rejuvenated Rodin Museum.
• Examine architecture from three centuries and visit acclaimed landmarks of American history at Independence National Historical Park.
• Enjoy a performance of opera, theater, ballet or another cultural event from current offerings.

Activity Notes

Walking up to a few blocks; some uneven brick sidewalks. Walking and standing in museums. Some use of public transportation, including getting on and off city buses.

Date Notes
4/17/2015
Enjoy a performance by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Their Modern Fairy Tales program includes Roussel’s The Spider's Feast, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf (with film), Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals, and selections from Poulenc’s Les Animaux modèles.4/24/2015
Enjoy a performance by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Their Romeo and Juliet program includes excerpts from Williams’ Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Lindberg’s Graffiti, for chorus and orchestra, and excerpts from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet.5/8/2015
Enjoy a performance by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Their Beethoven’s First program includes Ligeti’s Romanian Concerto, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1, Dvorák’s Violin Concerto, and Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsody No. 1.12/4/2015
On this date, we will replace visits to Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, and the National Constitution Center with visits to colonial houses decked out in holiday finery. On Saturday, December 5, the residents of Elfreth`s Alley open their houses to all. Come and enjoy a true 18th century holiday street fair!

Coordinated by The Philadelphia Society For The Preservation Of Landmarks.


Our Value Promise To You

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
3 nights of accommodations
8 meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
2 Performances

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4.8
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