The Philadelphia Flower Show and Longwood Gardens
The Philadelphia Flower Show is an annual event at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in March. It is the world’s oldest and largest indoor flower show, attracting more than 260,000 people annually. The show features large-scale gardens, elaborate landscapes, and over-the-top floral creations.
Visitors to the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show are treated to fabulous design, live entertainment, gardening how-to workshops and lectures by experts.
The theme for the 2017 Philadelphia Flower Show is Holland. From windmills, wooden shoes and cheese, to bicycles, canals and vibrant tulip and flower fields, the largest flower show in the U.S. will share diverse stories of horticulture, innovative eco-design and modern urban greening and sustainability efforts of the Netherlands.
Join us on March 17 as we visit the Philadelphia Flower Show.
Your visit to Philadelphia will also include a visit to the Barnes Institute.
The center piece of your tour will be a visit to the magnificent Barnes Foundation. The Barnes Foundation houses one of the most important private art collections in the world. It includes 181 Renoirs, 69 Cezannes, 46 Picassos, 59 Matisse, 21 Soutines, as well as innumerable Impressionists and Post-Impressionist works that adorn its walls. It has been estimated that the Barnes collection is worth as much as 30 billion dollars. Don’t miss your opportunity to visit this astounding collection which is considered to be arguably the best in the world.
You will also be visiting Longwood Gardens. Here you will explore one of the great gardens of the world, from the 4-acre Conservatory to the splendour of the outdoor gardens that span 1,077 acres.
Attractively priced at only $749 per person based on double occupancy plus taxes of $90 this holiday has always sold out. Book early to reserve your spot.
At 6:30am the bus departs from Westgate Shopping Centre. A lunch stop will be made en-route. Your drive will take you through New York and Pennsylvania to Philadelphia. Expect to arrive at your downtown hotel at 5:00pm. Your hotel for the next 3 nights is the Warwick Rittenhouse Square.
At 7:45am you will depart for the Convention Center and the Philadelphia Flower Show. The hours of the show are from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
At 1:30 pm we will depart the Flower Show for the Barnes Institute. Your visit to the Barnes will include an audio presentation and then a self-guided tour with audio sets. There are no restrictions on how long you may stay, but once you leave the facility you may not re-enter. Our coach will provide shuttle service to the hotel or back to the flower show. Times for the shuttle will be provided by your guide.
Depart from the hotel at 8:30 a.m. for our trip to the Brandywine Valley and our guided tour of Longwood Gardens. After lunch at their café (on your own) we will board the coach for our journey back to Philadelphia. A walking tour of the historic district will be available upon our return. There are also several museums in the downtown core that are worth a visit and your guide will be happy to give you directions to these museums.
Luggage should be in the hall by 8:30 a.m. for our departure at 9:00am A lunch stop will be made en-route as well as a stop at Duty Free. Expect to arrive at the Westgate Shopping Centre at approximately 6:30pm.
Warwick Rittenhouse Square
Hotel Address220 S 17th St