Philadelphia Flower Show
March 3 - 6, 2012
with Longwood Gardens and Winterthur Museum
Get ready to plan your garden for next year! Join us for a long weekend getaway to the City of Brotherly
Love and the world’s largest indoor flower show.
While in Philadelphia we will take the opportunity to visit
one of America’s most important horticultural showplaces Longwood Gardens,
enjoy a private escorted Philadelphia city tour, and experience the main event,
the famous Philadelphia Flower Show.
We also include a visit to the world renowned Winterthur Museum
as part of our day exploring the Brandywine Valley.
A brief itinerary of your tour follows.
Saturday, March 3 ~
Arrival in Philadelphia and time to explore before
our included welcome dinner
Depart your city and arrive in Philadelphia early afternoon and make your way to the perfectly
located Philadelphia Courtyard Marriott Downtown. Why not explore the near-by Reading market,
a fabulous indoor marketplace with all varieties of shops, food and restaurants? Later, join your
tour escorts and fellow travelers for a nice glass of wine and welcome dinner at
a great restaurant steps from our hotel. D
Sunday, March 4 ~
Visit Brandywine Valley including Longwood Gardens
and Winterthur Museum
Today we visit Delaware’s Brandywine Valley, home of renowned museums made famous by the legacy
of the du Ponts. Our private motorcoach's first stop will be the incredible and much-admired
Longwood Gardens, once the
private estate of Pierre S. du Pont and regarded as one of the world’s greatest gardens.
With more than four acres of breathtaking indoor conservatories, you will enjoy the
seasonal floral displays and lush tropical plants that grow year-round.
Afterward, we’ll visit Winterthur Museum and Gardens,
once the home of Henry Francis du Pont. Today Winterthur is a
nine-story building filled with more than 90,000 American
decorative art objects. Our visit will include a guided tour
of the house, a garden tram ride and entry to the galleries.
You will also have plenty of time to browse the wonderful
Winterthur Museum Stores.
Monday, March 5 ~
The Philadelphia Flower Show
Just a short walk away is the Philadelphia Flower Show, and you have the entire day
to enjoy all that this well-respected show has to offer. You will quickly understand
why this is America's premier flower event, with some even daring to say that it is
better than England's Chelsea Flower Show (we don't agree). This year’s theme is
“Hawaii - Islands of Aloha” and is sure to dazzle you. Don’t miss the fabulous market place
with over 150 vendors. Foodies will love the International Wine and Spirits Garden
and the International Dessert and Coffee Bar. The more studious gardeners will want
to take advantage of the many lectures and workshops taking place throughout the day.
Feel free to leave and return as often as you wish.
New for 2012, we are offering a very limited number of
‘Flower Show V.I.P.’ packages that include: An early morning private
tour of the exhibits with behind-the-scene stories, a flower arranging
demonstration by award winning floral designers, 10% off purchases at
the Flower Show Shoppe, a free gift bag, and all day access to the
private members lounge at the Show! +$105 Per Person. Availability
is extremely limited. Please book early.
Tuesday, March 6 ~
Private Philadelphia City Tour and Departure
We begin the day with a leisurely and enjoyable private city tour of the historic and modern
element of Philadelphia. Enjoy stops at the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, and if you feel
up for it, take a quick run up the steps at the Art Museum (famous from the movie 'Rocky.')
You will gain new appreciation for our founding fathers, and our Nation's history, as you explore
Philadelphia's fascinating past through its streets of stunning and diverse architecture.
Following our tour, enjoy a very special farewell lunch at the historic
City Tavern restaurant which has celebrated more than 230 years of
hospitality and features ales, breads and entrees from historically
accurate recipes. Our motorcoach returns us to the airport for our evening
flights home with new friends and wonderful memories from another fabulous
Huron Tours & Travel excursion. Or, extend your stay in Philadelphia and
add additional hotel nights using our specially priced rates.
Call for pricing and availability. L
The complete tour package
is priced at only $1,029 per person, double occupancy.
The single supplement is $369.
This complete package includes:
- Full-day ticket to the Philadelphia Flower Show
- Admission to: Longwood Gardens and Winterthur Museum & Gardens with tour
- Private deluxe motorcoach transportation
- 3 nights hotel (first-class)
- All hotel taxes
- Private-Guided Philadelphia city tour
- Welcome Dinner with Wine
- Lunch at the historic City Tavern
- Free time in Philadelphia
- Huron Tours & Travel escorts
- AND MORE!
Travel Insurance is recommended and available through Huron Tours & Travel.
To reserve, or for any questions please contact Katie Kosta or any of our staff
at Huron Tours & Travel, 800.734.1192 or 504.267.2057 or
with your $350 per person deposit.
Space is limited so don't delay!