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Masterpieces of the Impressionists: Paris to Philadelphia on the Queen Mary 2

Program Number: 20565RJ
Start and End Dates:
10/2/2013 - 10/18/2013; 9/14/2015 - 9/30/2015;
Duration: 16 nights
Location: France/England/Philadelphia/New York
Price starting at: $4,765.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Adventure Afloat Study Cruise; Ocean Cruises
Meals: 40; 15 Breakfasts, 12 Lunches, 13 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

In the 19th century, the Impressionist Movement took the world by storm, and continues to mesmerize art lovers. On a voyage that leads from the gardens of Monet’s Giverny to the collections of the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia, immerse yourself in the beauty and history of Impressionism.




Activity Particulars

Walking up to 2 miles trips over uneven terrain, cobblestones; standing up to an hour at a time.



Itinerary At-a-Glance

Paris (France), 4 nights; London (England), 1 night; aboard Queen Mary 2, 7 nights; Philadelphia, Pa., 3 nights.



Day 1: Overnight flight from the U.S.A.


Days 2-5: Arrival Paris (France):

Delve into Impressionism at the Musée d’Orsay, followed by a field trip to admire the collections of the Musée Rodin. Attend a musical performance at the Sainte Chapelle. View the works of Claude Monet at the Orangerie, and spend an afternoon in Montmartre. Journey to Auvers-sur-Oise and Pontoise, towns that were home to artists including Van Gogh, Pisarro, Gauguin and Cezanne. Spend a morning walking along Monet’s gardens at Giverny. Lodging: Comfortable hotel.



Days 6-13: Train to London (England) / Transfer to Southampton / Embark Queen Mary 2:

Journey by train to London and take in the masterpieces at the Courtauld Gallery. Embark the Queen Mary 2, and better your knowledge of the Impressionists with lectures on artists from Cezanne to Renoir during your voyage. Lodging: Comfortable London hotel.



Days 14-17: New York City / disembark / coach to Philadelphia / departure:

Spend an afternoon in New York City and explore the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In Philadelphia, take in the impressive holdings of the Barnes Foundation. Learn about American Impressionism at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and delight in an evening concert by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Join experts for explorations of the Rodin Museum and Philadelphia Museum of Art. Lodging: Comfortable hotel.



Queen Mary 2

At 1,132 feet long and 131 feet wide and cruising at 28.5 knots, the Queen Mary 2 can carry 2,592 passengers. Public areas linked by elevators include restaurants, bars, library, theater, casino, gym, pool and more. Dining in the Britannia Restaurant.



Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Elizabeth Anderson

Elizabeth Anderson, former curator of education at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, earned a master’s in the history of art at the University of Pennsylvania. She was associated with the Philadelphia Museum of Art for 40 years until retiring in 2005. Among her many responsibilities, Elizabeth supervised programs for the museum’s special exhibitions — among them “The Annenberg Collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Art,” “Picasso’s Still-Lifes,” “Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomical Drawings,” French Paintings from the Barnes Foundation, Cezanne, Van Gogh and Salvador Dali.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Villa Pantheon
  Paris, France 4 nights
   Tower Hotel
  London, UK:England 1 night
   Queen Mary II
  At Sea, At Sea 7 nights
   The Doubletree Hotel
  Philadelphia, USA 3 nights
 Villa Pantheon
Type: Hotel
  Description: The hotel is located in the Latin Quarter in the heart of Paris, close to Saint-Germain des Près, Notre-Dame, Panthéon, La Sorbonne, Ile Saint-Louis, Thermes de Cluny, Arènes de Lutèce, and the Institut du Monde Arabe, making it an ideal base for exploring the city.
  Contact info: 41, Rue des Ecoles
Paris,  75005 France
phone: +33 (0)1 53 10 95 95
web: www.villa-pantheon.com
  Room amenities: Private en-suite bathroom with hair dryer, individually controlled air conditioning, TV with international channels and Pay TV, in-room safe, direct dialing telephone, small refrigerator with bar, in-room modem plug for Internet access. Please note that hotel rooms in France are often considerably smaller than hotel rooms in the US.
  Facility amenities: The Villa Pantheon offers a traditional English feel with leather easy chairs and relaxed atmosphere.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: TBD Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for availability and rates.
  Check in time: 2:00 PM

 Tower Hotel
Type: Full Service Hotel
  Description: Located on the River Thams in the heart of London, the Tower Hotel enjoys panoramic views of the Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, the River Thames and St Katherine Docks. Vibrant, contemporary and spacious, this non-smoking hotel feels relaxed and enjoys an abundance of natural daylight.
  Contact info: St Katharine's Way
London,  E1W 1LD UK:England
phone: +44 845 305 8335
web: http://www.guoman.com/en/hotels/united_kingdom/london/the_tower/index.html
  Room amenities: Air conditioning, coffee and tea making facilities, flat screen LDC TV, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, mini bar, room safe, trouser press
  Facility amenities: Air conditioning, gym, meeting rooms, restaurant with outdoor terrace, bar, wifi internet (for an additional charge)
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes

 Queen Mary II
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 allowed: Yes
  Elevators available: Yes

 The Doubletree Hotel
Type: Hotel
  Description: Located in the heart of Philadelphia's arts district along the Avenue of the Arts, the Doubletree Hotel Philadelphia sits just across from the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Academy of Music, and Merriam and Wilma Theaters. Walk from our hospitable downtown hotel to South Street, the Italian Market, Antiques Row, Rittenhouse and Washington Squares, the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the Historic Waterfront District, world-class dining 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. AAA Diamond Rating Hotel
  Ship Information: not applicable at this hotel
  Contact info: Broad & Locust Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103 USA
phone: 215-893-1600
web: www.doubletree.com
  Room amenities: 32" LCD HD television with movie and game channels; Bathroom amenities; Coffee maker; Complimentary Wi-F in lobby only; Connecting rooms available; Easy-to-set alarm clock/radio; Electronic lock and smoke detector; Granite bath; Hair dryer and makeup mirrors; Handicap accessible rooms available; Individual climate control; Iron/ironing board; Large work desk with mobile mini-desk; Non-smoking facilities throughout hotel; Two multi-line phones with voice messaging; valet laundry additional.
  Facility amenities: Our full service hotel provides concierge and tour services, as well as inviting onsite recreational amenities like a sparkling, indoor pool and whirlpool, sauna, fitness center, sundeck (great views of Broad Street and downtown Philadelphia), racquetball courts, and a rooftop garden and jogging track. A full compliment of business support services and flexible meeting and banquet space provides everything a corporate traveler might need to remain productive while in Philadelphia.
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights after: $179.00 + 15.5% tax Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for preferred rates and reservation.
  Check out time: 12:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
The program begins with orientation at the program hotel in Paris at 5:30 pm. You will be staying at Villa Pantheon that night.
  End of Program:
The program ends after lunch in Philadelphia at 1:30 pm. You will be staying at The Doubletree Hotel the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. **PLEASE NOTE: Cunard requires that you register online in order to receive your E-ticket(s) and cruise documents. You should do this when you receive your final program materials about 5 weeks prior to departure, your booking number and cabin assignment will be included with these materials. Please go to www.cunard.com to register. Click on Already Booked, then click on Voyage Personaliser on the left-hand side, scroll down a little and click on Visit Voyage Personaliser (in red font). That will open a new window where you can enter your first and last name and booking reference number to sign in. Once you have completed your online registration, you will be able to view and print all of your cruise documents. **You must print your own Queen Mary II Luggage Tags, they are required by the ship porters so your bags can make their way safely to your ship cabin.**
  Parking availability:
N/A
Transportation (For Independent Travelers)
  Train or bus availability: Air France buses leave approximately every 30 minutes and take about 45 minutes to reach Gare de Lyon, a train and metro terminal.
To Start of Program
  Location:  Paris
  Transportation to site: A group arrival transfer is organized for all participants who purchased an air inclusive program and arrive on the group date. Independent travelers can take a taxi from the hotel to the airport or can ask the hotel for assistance in arranging a shuttle transfer. Paris Shuttle, a third party service, offers discounted shared shuttle and private transfer rates to Road Scholar participants (The rate they offer is about 10% discount off their published rate). By using the below web link, you can take advantage of these rates and book your transfer for arrival in Paris. You will need to pay in advance with a credit card to confirm reservations and print your own voucher. www.parishuttle.com/index.php?partner=P60WEN
  From End of Program
  Location:  Philadelphia
  Transportation from site: Participants who purchase their international flights through Road Scholar Travel Services and who are departing from Philadelphia airport on the group date will be provided with a transfer to the airport from the program hotel. If you have booked your flights, the easiest way to get to the airport is taking a taxi to the airport. It costs about $30 + tip.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1:
(Wednesday, October 2)
   
 Depart From: International flights to France

Day 2: Arrival and Orientation in Paris
(Thursday, October 3)
   
 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.
   
Accommodations: Villa Pantheon
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 3: Masterpieces of the Orsay and Rodin Museums
(Friday, October 4)
   
 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.
   
Accommodations: Villa Pantheon
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: The Orangerie and Artistic Life in Montmartre
(Saturday, October 5)
   
 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.
   
Accommodations: Villa Pantheon
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Auvers-sur-Oise and Pontoise
(Sunday, October 6)
   
 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.
   
Accommodations: Villa Pantheon
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Monet's Gardens in Giverny and Transfer to London
(Monday, October 7)
   
 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 a local restaurant in London.
   
Accommodations: Tower Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: The Courtauld Gallery and Embarkation on the Queen Mary 2
(Tuesday, October 8)
   
 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.
   
Accommodations: Queen Mary II
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Crossing the Atlantic: What is the French Academy
(Wednesday, October 9)
   
 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!).
   
Accommodations: Queen Mary II
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Crossing the Atlantic: Romanticism & Realism in French Painting
(Thursday, October 10)
   
 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!).
   
Accommodations: Queen Mary II
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Crossing the Atlantic: Monet & Renoir
(Friday, October 11)
   
 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!).
   
Accommodations: Queen Mary II
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Crossing the Atlantic: Caiellebotte & Bazille and Degas & Cassatt
(Saturday, October 12)
   
 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!).
   
Accommodations: Queen Mary II
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Crossing the Atlantic: Gauguin & Van Gogh and Cezanne & Seurat
(Sunday, October 13)
   
 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: Cezanne and Seurat and the Return of 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!).
   
Accommodations: Queen Mary II
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Crossing the Atlantic: Introduction to the Barnes
(Monday, October 14)
   
 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 Cezannes 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!).
   
Accommodations: Queen Mary II
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: The Met and Transfer to Philadelphia
(Tuesday, October 15)
   
 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.
   
Accommodations: The Doubletree Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 15: Rodin Museum and Barnes on the Parkway.
(Wednesday, October 16)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.
 Morning: Start the morning with a presentation about Dr. Albert & Laura Barnes. Later on transfer to the Rodin Museum, which has the largest collection of sculptor Auguste Rodin's works outside Paris.
 Lunch: Enjoy lunch at the Barnes.
 Afternoon: Enjoy a docent led tour of The Barnes Foundation, which is home to some 2,500 art objects, including 800 paintings, estimated to be worth about $25 billion. These are primarily works by Impressionist and Modernist masters.
 Dinner: Dinner on your own.
   
Accommodations: The Doubletree Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 16: Philadelphia Museum of Art
(Thursday, October 17)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.
 Morning: This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of Philadelphia with a local educator. The tour will end at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where you will have a guided visit of the collections.
 Lunch: Enjoy lunch at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
 Afternoon: After a short introduction, take some time to explore the Philadelphia Museum of Art on your own.
 Dinner: Farewell dinner.
 Evening: Enjoy an orchestra concert at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
   
Accommodations: The Doubletree Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts & Departure
(Friday, October 18)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.
 Morning: Visit the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the oldest art museum and school in the United States. The academy's museum is internationally known for its collections of 19th- and 20th-century American paintings, sculptures, and works on paper. You will have an exclusive tour of the conservation laboratory
 Lunch: Lunch on your own.
 Afternoon: Departure.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast
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