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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.
Philadelphia is home to some of America’s finest art museums, with exceptional collections spanning the breadth of artistic history including a wealth of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works. Get an in-depth view of this extraordinary world of art as you learn from experts and go behind the scenes for perspectives not available to tourists. As an added delight, enjoy a cultural event from current offerings.


• During two visits to the Barnes Foundation’s splendid new building, view Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings, as well as American decorative arts, treasures from antiquity and more.
• Experience the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s renowned collections in some of its 200 captivating galleries.
• During field trips to the Rodin Museum and public sculptures around the city, a renowned sculptor takes you inside his craft.

Program Notes

Some dates of this program have fewer included meals. See Date Notes for more information.

Activity Notes

Walking up to one mile on city streets.

Date Notes
Lodging is at a full-service hotel in the heart of Philadelphia's arts district. This date includes entry to the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s special exhibition, “Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting,” which runs June 24 - September 13. See how art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel played a pivotal role in the rise of Impressionism, inspiring and sustaining artists like Monet, Renoir, Manet, Pissarro, and Degas.10/11/2015
Lodging is at a full-service hotel in the heart of Philadelphia's arts district.10/23/2015
Lodging is at a members-only hotel in Rittenhouse Square. In order to offer you more flexibility and meal options and to keep costs down, we are offering lunches on your own on this date, with the exception of the last day of the program when there is a farewell lunch.11/18/2015
Lodging is at a full-service hotel in the heart of Philadelphia's arts district.3/20/2016
Lodging is at a full-service hotel in Rittenhouse Square4/21/2016
Lodging is at a full-service hotel in the heart of Philadelphia's arts district.5/18/2016
Lodging is at a members-only hotel in Rittenhouse Square.6/2/2016
Lodging is at a full-service hotel in the heart of Philadelphia's arts district.6/16/2016
Lodging is at a full-service hotel in the heart of Philadelphia's arts district.

Coordinated by The Philadelphia Society For The Preservation Of Landmarks.

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at no additional cost on this date ...
4 nights of accommodations
7 meals: 4 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 3 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
3 Performances


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