20565
Transatlantic
Masterpieces of the Impressionists: Paris to Philadelphia on the Queen Mary 2
Dive deep into the world of Impressionism, enjoying expert insight from the Musée d’Orsay to the towns that inspired Van Gogh and Cezanne to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
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Program No. 20565RJ
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17 days
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17 days
16 nights
40 meals
15 B 12 L 13 D
DAY
1
In Transit to Program
In Flight
DAY
2
Arrival and Orientation in Paris
Paris
D
Best Western Premier Opera Fauberg

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.

DAY
3
Masterpieces of the Orsay and Rodin Museums
Paris
B,L,D
Best Western Premier Opera Fauberg

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning: Your Group Leader and Study Leader in Paris, James McKenzie-Hall,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 local bistro.

DAY
4
The Orangerie and Artistic Life in Montmartre
Paris
B,D
Best Western Premier Opera Fauberg

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 basilica and Place du Tertre.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.

Evening: This evening, enjoy a classical music concert held at the Sainte Chapelle.

DAY
5
Auvers-sur-Oise and Pontoise
Paris
B,L
Best Western Premier Opera Fauberg

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 the Musee Pissarro de Pontoise, a town in which Pissarro, Gauguin and Cezanne lived.

Dinner: This evening, enjoy a final dinner on your own in Paris.

DAY
6
Monet's Gardens in Giverny and Transfer to London
London
B,L,D
Millennium Gloucester Hotel

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 Eurostar train at 4:13pm to London, and relax as you watch the French countryside go by. Upon arrival in London check into your hotel.

Dinner: 3 course served dinner in the hotel. Tea, coffee and water included. Other drinks available for purchase.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
7
The Courtauld Gallery and Embarkation on the Queen Mary 2
At Sea
B,L,D
Queen Mary II

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 packed lunch from Leafi -Coutauld with your group.

Afternoon: Transfer to Southampton and board the Queen Mary 2. We will then depart for the pier, complete embarkation procedures, and board the Queen Mary 2. Take some time to settle in and begin to familiarize yourself with the ship. There will also be a mandatory Safety Drill this afternoon, so please listen out for the Captain’s announcements once on board.

Dinner: In the Britannia Restaurant, choose from the extensive menu — designed by Cunard’s Global Culinary Ambassador, Jean-Marie Zimmermann — offering multiple options for appetizers and soups, salads, entrées, and dessert as well as tea, coffee and water; other beverages available for purchase. It’s impossible not to feel special making a dramatic entrance down the grand staircase.

Evening: At leisure. The Queen Mary 2 is a floating city. The options for activities and entertainment are many and varied. You might like to see a show in the ballroom, go dancing, listen to music, watch a movie in the theatre, have a beverage and a chat with new Road Scholar friends in one of the bars, or wander through the library — one of the best shipboard libraries anywhere — to find a book and curl up in that perfect reading chair.

DAY
8
Crossing the Atlantic: What is the French Academy
At Sea
B,L,D
Queen Mary II

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, in a private meeting room on the Connextions area of the ship, for a lecture: What is the French Academy - From King Louis XIV to David & Ingres. There will be a mid lecture break for refreshment each day.

Lunch: Lunch on board in the venue of your choosing. Your options include the various King's Court venues, the Britannia Restaurant, Golden Lion pub for traditional English pub "grub" 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 Britannia 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.

Evening: At leisure. Enjoy a variety of activities on board, from movies to shows or simply enjoying the ambience of the many themed bars.

DAY
9
Crossing the Atlantic: Romanticism & Realism
At Sea
B,L,D
Queen Mary II

Breakfast: Breakfast on board in the venue of your choosing.

Morning: Gather with your group for a fascinating illustrated lecture: Romanticism and Realism in French Painting.

Lunch: Lunch on board in the venue of your choosing.

Afternoon: Free Time. Weather permitting, you might like to take a leisurely stroll around the Promenade Deck and take in the fresh sea air.

Dinner: Group dinner at 6:00 PM at the Britannia Restaurant.

Evening: At leisure for the ship's activities.

DAY
10
Crossing the Atlantic: Monet & Renoir
At Sea
B,L,D
Queen Mary II

Breakfast: Breakfast on board in the venue of your choosing.

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.

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 Britannia Restaurant.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
11
Crossing the Atlantic: Caillebotte, Bazille, Degas, Cassatt
At Sea
B,L,D
Queen Mary II

Breakfast: Breakfast on board in the venue of your choosing.

Morning: Gather with your group for a lecture: Caillebotte & Bazille: The Impressionists that Dr. Barnes Didn't Buy. After a break Betsey Anderson continues with a lecture Degas and Cassat: The Aristocratic Impressionists.

Lunch: Lunch on board in the venue of your choosing.

Afternoon: At leisure.

Dinner: Group dinner at 6:00 PM at the Britannia Restaurant.

Evening: Free Time. Take advantage of the many educational, social, and physical activities available, or simply relax in a deck chair with a view of the glistening Atlantic.

DAY
12
Crossing the Atlantic: Gauguin, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Seurat
At Sea
B,L,D
Queen Mary II

Breakfast: Breakfast on board in the venue of your choosing.

Morning: Gather with your group for a lecture: Gauguin & Van Gogh and Liberation of Colour. After a break, enjoy the lecture on Cezanne and Seurat and the Return of Form.

Lunch: Lunch on board in the venue of your choosing.

Afternoon: At leisure.

Dinner: Group dinner at 6:00 PM at the Britannia Restaurant.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
13
Crossing the Atlantic: Introduction to the Barnes
At Sea
B,L,D
Queen Mary II

Breakfast: Breakfast on board in the venue of your choosing.

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.

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 Britannia Restaurant.

Evening: At leisure. Time to pack and leave your suitcases outside your cabins as instructed by Cunard.

DAY
14
The Met and Transfer to Philadelphia
Philadelphia
B,D
Club Quarters in Philadelphia

Breakfast: Early breakfast on board in the venue of your choosing.

Morning: The ship docks in Brooklyn at 7:00am. You will have disembarkation information from Cunard and you will depart the ship as a group according to your baggage colour coding. Transfer by coach into Manhattan. Explore the vast collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art with an audio guide.

Lunch: Lunch on your own in New York.

Afternoon: Later this afternoon, transfer by coach to Philadelphia.

Dinner: Enjoy a warm welcome to Philadelphia with a group dinner at Davios in Club Quarters. Tea, coffee and water included. Other drinks available for purchase.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
15
Rodin Museum & Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Philadelphia
B,L,D
Club Quarters in Philadelphia

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Your Philadelphia guide will take you on a panoramic coach ride of the city. Then travel on to the exciting Rodin Museum, the largest collection of August Rodin's work outside of Paris.

Lunch: Enjoy light lunch at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Afternoon: Visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art with Betsey Anderson and then explore the collections at your leisure.

Dinner: Have an early dinner out with your group before departing for an evening performance.

Evening: Enjoy an evening performance at a local performance hall.

DAY
16
The Barnes Foundation
Philadelphia
B,L
Club Quarters in Philadelphia

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Field trip to the Barnes Foundation on the Parkway with an introductory lecture and a Q&A session.

Lunch: Farewell lunch at the Barnes.

Afternoon: Field trip to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts with a local educator who will review American Impressionism.

Dinner: This evening, explore local cuisine with dinner on your own. Your group leader will provide suggestions.

DAY
17
Program Concludes
In Flight
B

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Departures from the program. Your Group Leader will be available to assist with taxis to the airport.






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