THE GARDENS OF PHILADELPHIA
Offered in partnership with
SEPTEMBER 6th to SEPTEMBER 9th, 2018
Includes 3 nights accommodation, 2 dinners, all trip related-admissions, guides and transportation and gratuities. Does not include airfare, alcoholic beverages or activities listed as optional. Single supplement per person is $330.
INFORMATION ON A SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 OPTIONAL ACTIVITY BELOW
Accommodations: The Warwick
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 6
Tour begins at 2:00 p.m. in the lobby of The Warwick
We start with a tour of this absolutely positively stunning acre of green roof; 16 stories up and with views that do not quit!
We tour The Barnes, one of the world's premier art collections in the world. Period. Full stop
Dinner :: The Continental Mid-Town
Hip and wonderful fun spot a stone's throw from our hotel--the perfect place for our first night dinner
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 7
Landscape design on the grandest of scales, this 19th century masterpiece remains the largest landscaped urban park in the world.
Our tour of highlights will include a tour of Shofuso
A beautiful world unto itself...home not only to an unparalleled collection of tress from across the globe but extraordinary gardens including the Rose Garden, Azalea Meadow, English Park, Magnolia Slope, and the Japanese Overlook
Private Garden Visit
Mum's the word on who and the where--but we can tell you that this will be a very, very special special experience
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8
The former estate of Pierre S. du Pont, Longwood's 1007 acres are filled with transporting pleasures including its vast outdoor gardens and an incomparable conservatory and palm house complex
Chanticleer, like Longwood, is considered one of the greatest gardens in America, and yet with a beguiling intimacy that only adds to its charm
Dinner:: The Dandelion
This charming gastropub is the perfect spot for our farewell dinner
SUNDAY, SEMPTEMBER 9
Main portion of tour ends
Participants may opt into this morning activity for an additional fee based on participation which we estimate will be $75 per person
River Cruise and Tour of Bartram Gardens
One simple fact makes the case for our visit to Bartram's Garden—it is the oldest surviving botanic garden in North America. We also amp up the fun quotient in a couple of ways. First is our mode of transportation--a river boat ride on the Schuylkill River--and also we visit Bartram's during its justly celebrated 'Honey Festival'--a day-long celebration of gardeners' best friends--honey bees!
We will return to Center City Philadelphia at or around 3:00 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS OR ANY STUDIO TRAVELER ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE SHOULD THESE BE NECESSITATED BY CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL