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Philadelphia’s Cultural Pearls Featuring the Barnes Foundation (5 nights)

Program Number: 10408RJ
Start and End Dates:
10/23/2013 - 10/28/2013;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Price starting at: $1,248.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Music Appreciation; Art History/Criticism
Meals: 13; 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners    
Meal Options: Low Fat; Vegetarian; Low Salt    

Led by noted experts, encounter renowned cultural icons in one of America’s top cities for the arts. Hear superb background lectures and take expert-led field trips to experience the best of Philadelphia along with 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.
• Enjoy a performance of opera, theater, ballet or another event from current offerings, such as a concert at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts or a recital by rising artists at the Curtis Institute of Music.
• Examine architecture from three centuries and visit acclaimed landmarks of American history at Independence National Historical Park.



Activity Particulars

Walking up to a few blocks, standing in museums.



An abbreviated three-night version of this program is also available. For information, call or go to
www.roadscholar.org/9068. Recitals at the Curtis Institute only possible when students are in residence, October through May.



Coordinated by The Philadelphia Society For The Preservation Of Landmarks.




Philadelphia

An appealing and walkable metropolis, 300-year-old Philadelphia is steeped in the beliefs that founded the American Revolution and today is a vibrant city of diverse neighborhoods and internationally recognized cultural institutions.



Accommodations
Centrally located, comfortable hotels; accommodations vary by date. Call or visit our website for details.
Meals and Lodgings
   Radisson Warwick Hotel
  Philadelphia PA 5 nights
 Radisson Warwick Hotel
Type: Full Service Hotel
  Description: The Radisson Plaza Warwick Hotel Philadelphia is rich in tradition, as it has been servicing elite Philadelphians and guests for many years. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Plaza Warwick Hotel was originally constructed in 1926. With 301 handsomely appointed rooms, this historic yet modern downtown Philadelphia hotel is located just off the world-renowned Rittenhouse Square, the city's most prestigious residential, commercial and business district. This hotel in Philadelphia is located near fabulous shopping, wonderful restaurants and bars, and a variety of exciting live performances - from ballet to orchestra. Our downtown Philadelphia hotel is the place to stay for leisure or business travel, as it is only minutes from the business district and the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Our Philadelphia, PA hotel's services include: ATM Baggage storage Bell service Boarding pass printing (complimentary) Business Center (complimentary, open 24 hours) Children 18 and under stay free in the same room with an adult Concierge staff Daily newspaper (your choice of Wall Street Journal or USA Today) Dogs allowed on our dedicated dog floor (one-time, non-refundable $50.00 deposit and $10 daily fee applies) Dry cleaning and laundry services Executive/Club Level Express Yourself online check-in Forgotten items service Free local phone calls Hair salon High-speed, wireless Internet access (complimentary) Laptop safe and safety deposit box Laundry facilities Local area transportation and tours Lounge Luggage hold Multi-lingual staff Overnight package services and package delivery Parking (valet or self) at a standard fee Piano bar Room service (6:30am-midnight) Soda and ice machines on each floor Wake-up service
  Contact info: 1701 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 USA
phone: 215-735-6000
web: rhiplph@radisson.com
  Room amenities: 32" LCD HD television Bathroom amenities Coffee maker Connecting rooms -clock radio Hair dryer free Local phone calls-Handicap accessible rooms High-speed, wireless Internet In-room printing-room safe -Iron/ironing board work desk Windows open to outside
  Facility amenities: Relax at One of the Finest Hotels in Philadelphia, PA The Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel in Philadelphia is awash in services designed to enhance your experience. State-of-the-art fitness equipment with 15" LCD TVs and iPod hookups can be found in our downtown Philadelphia hotel's 2,000 square foot Fitness Center. Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi service. Valet and self parking are available at a standard fee. A full service hair and nail salon is conveniently located on site.
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: $134 + 15.2% tax May book directly with the hotel. Ask for ......( whose name will supplied later)
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: $134 + 15.2% tax May book directly with the hotel. Ask for ......( whose name will supplied later)
  Check out time: 12:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
4:30 hotel lobby at Road Scholar desk. You will be staying at Radisson Warwick Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
Hotel at 1:00 pm after lunch. You will be staying at Radisson Warwick Hotel the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Adjacent to hotel entrance off of Broad St. Self Park $18 for 24 hrs or $22 valet. Undercover entrance allows guest to check in luggage before parking car
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Philadelphia PA
  Nearest city or town:  Wilmington DE and Trenton NJ
  Nearest highway: Interstate 95 and Interstate 76
  Nearest airport:  Philadelphia International Airport - PHL
  From End of Program
  Location: Philadelphia PA
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Philadelphia

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
SEPTA Rail

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$1 for Seniors with a medicare card on their person. $5.50 per adult
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

25 minutes 

   

Rail service from the airport to Suburban Station at 17th & JFK Blvd is operated by SEPTA transit company at www.septa.org. Suburban Rail Station is 2 blocks from the hotel.

 

Philadelphia

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Any Taxi

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$28.50
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

20 - 30 minutes depending on rush hour 

   

Taxi's charge a flat rate for the cab and not per person. Cab can hold up to 4 persons.

 

30th Street-Philadelphia

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
any

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$7.00
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

10 minutes 

   

Pick up any cab at 30th Street Station. The hotel is 14 blocks from the station

 

Philadelphia

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Lady Liberty
phone: 215-724-8888

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$10
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

20 minutes if direct -40 minutes depending on number of hotel drop-offs 

   

Lady Liberty Transportation is a Philadelphia based company that provides airport transfer service between the Philadelphia International Airport and Center City/University hotels and residences. They also offer charter services to the Philadelphia suburbs, New Jersey, Delaware and New York.

 

Philadelphia

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
SEPTA R1 High Speed Airport Train
phone: www-sep-taor xg

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$5.50 normal fare. Seniors with a medicare card it is $1.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

25 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

Hotel is 2 blocks

   

For Doubletree Hotel - exit at 30th Street and take a taxi to the Doubletree Hotel ($10.00 for the cab up to 4 persons in the cab) or continue on train to Suburban Station at 16th & JFK Blvd and take a taxi $5.00 or you can walk. Cross JFK at 16th St and walk to Locust St (5 blocks) then left onto Locust and walk 2 blocks to Broad St. Hotel is on corner of Broad & Locust.

 
Driving Directions
  From Baltimore, Washington and Points South: Take I-95 North past the Philadelphia Intl. Airport following the signs to the Broad Street exit. Take Broad Street North and follow Broad Street for about 3 miles. The hotel is on the corner of Broad and Locust.
  From Harrisburg, Hershey and points West: Take Pennsylvania Turnpike East to exit 24 (Valley Forge). Get onto 76 E following signs to Central Philadelphia. Take Vine St. (I-676) to Broad St. Exit and make a right onto 15th St. Follow 15th St. to locust and make a left onto Locust. Go 1 block to Broad St. and the hotel is on the corner.
  From New York, New Jersey and points NorthEast (via NJ Turnpike): Take NJ Turnpike South to exit 4 (Philadelphia/Camden Exit). Take 73 North to 38 West. Follow signs to The Benjamin Franklin Bridge . Once over the bridge follow signs for 676 West. Take 676 West to the Broad Street/ Central Philadelphia Exit onto 15th street heading South. Take 15th Street (approx 7 blocks) and make a left turn onto Locust Street. Take Locust one block to Broad Street, the hotel is located directly in front of you at the corner of Broad and Locust Streets.
  From Philadelphia International Airport: Take I-95 North to Exit 17 (PA-611 North/ Broad Street Exit). Continue North on Broad Street for approximately 3 miles. The Hotel is located on the right side, one block past Spruce street at the corner of Broad and Locust Street.
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 23)
   
 Afternoon: Check-in after 4:00 pm. Road Scholar has a sign in desk in hotel lobby for you to pick-up your material from 4-4:30 PM. Orientation begins at 4:30 pm. A hotel message board inside the elevator will specify meeting room name and floor. Generally there is not an evening activity the date of arrival unless due to a speaker change or a performance availability. The information packet we mail out will advise you if a performance is scheduled that evening.
 Dinner: Dinner at hotel
   
Accommodations: Radisson Warwick Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Music and Art lectures- Evening student recital at The Curtis Institute of Music
(Thursday, October 24)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel
 Morning: A noted Philadelphia musicologist will lecture on popular topic relating to the music week's performance
 Lunch: Lunch at hotel or at a local eatery close to the hotel
 Afternoon: Art lecture on the collections of The Philadelphia Museum of Art
 Dinner: Dinner out at a local popular restaurant.
 Evening: Attend the Curtis Institute of Music student recital at The Curtis Mansion on Rittenhouse Square. The Curtis Institute of Music has graduated such outstanding performers such as Lang Lang, Sarah Chang, Anna Moffo and many more
   
Accommodations: Radisson Warwick Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Music lecture in the morning/Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum/Dinner/Evening Activity
(Friday, October 25)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel
 Morning: Musicologist will lecture on "Opera Is Hot"
 Lunch: Lunch at hotel
 Afternoon: Art lecture on the collections of The Philadelphia Museum of Art
 Dinner: After dinner, we will attend the Philadelphia orchestra concert conducted by Eschenbach with violinist Leonidas Kavakos playing Bartok.
 Evening: Free evening
   
Accommodations: Radisson Warwick Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Music lecture/The Rodin Museum and Philadelphia Museum of Art/Free Afternoon and evening/dinner on own
(Saturday, October 26)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel
 Morning: This morning enjoy a music lecture presented by one of the cellists of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Then visit the Rodin Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Depending on your interest in the museum, your free afternoon should begin about 2:30 pm.
 Lunch: This meal is not included in the program so that you may enjoy your choice of a local restaurant
 Afternoon: Free afternoon
 Dinner: An opportunity to dine out or to meet with friends.
 Evening: The current schedule has this evening free. It is important to note that this could change based on the music performance schedule. Please review final schedule upon arrival.
   
Accommodations: Radisson Warwick Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5: Architecture lecture and Field Exploration/Organ recital at Wanamakers/Field Exploration of Kimmel Center/Dinner/Philadelphia Orchestra evening
(Sunday, October 27)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel
 Morning: Join us for an interesting lecture to discuss architecture followed by stroll along the Avenue of the Arts (Broad Street) to study the architectural periods of the noted landmarks on the avenue. Enjoy an organ recital at noon at the John Wanamaker store (now Macy's). The Wanamaker organ is the largest working pipe organ in the world. The distance walked is 4 tenths of a mile.
 Lunch: Lunch out
 Afternoon: This afternoon following our architecture introduction you will be amazed at the beauty of the performance hall of The Philadelphia Orchestra at The Kimmel Center on Broad Street
 Dinner: Dinner at the hotel or at a local restaurant
 Evening: Attend a concert at The Kimmel Center. Program to be displayed closer to the date
   
Accommodations: Radisson Warwick Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Visit The National Museum of American Jewish History
(Monday, October 28)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel
 Morning: Check-out is 12 Noon. Bags can be stored with the concierge.
 Morning: Morning lecture at 9:30 - 11:00.
 Lunch: In hotel
 Afternoon: Program ends after lunch.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Philadelphia PA Independence Visitor's Center
Free time is Wednesday afternoon and evening. Meals are still included at the hotel on that day. For additional information, visit www.gophilly.org
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. 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.


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