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Philadelphia Flower Show
March 4 - 8, 2016

with the Barnes Collection, Longwood Gardens
and Winterthur Museum

Get ready to plan your garden for next year! Join Huron Tours on our 16th tour to the City of Brotherly Love and the world’s oldest and largest indoor flower show.

While in Philadelphia we will take the opportunity to visit the Barnes Collection, explore 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 ever-popular and world renowned Winterthur Museum as part of our day exploring the Brandywine Valley.

A brief itinerary of your tour follows.

Friday, March 4 ~

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 Marriott Downtown (connected to the flower show location!) 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.

Dinner included today.

Saturday, March 5 ~

City Tour, Lunch, Private Tour of Barnes Collection

We begin the day with a leisurely and enjoyable private city tour of the historic and modern elements 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 "welcome to Philadelphia" 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. City Tavern is on every Philadelphia bound person's itinerary, and you'll soon understand why.

After lunch, we've arranged a private tour of the incredible Barnes Collection.

The Economist called The Barnes Collection "The greatest private collection of post-Impressionist and early modern art in America." This is a fabulous addition to our tour, and fits in beautifully with the gardening theme! The collection includes work by Gauguin, Degas, Matisse, Renoir, Cezanne, Lipchitz, van Gogh, and Goya, among others. To get a feel for the depth of this collection, and for what you'l be seeing on your private tour, have a look at the collection's "highlights" page. Past Huron travelers who have visited the Barnes have been amazed and overjoyed by the their visits, as will you.

We'll transfer back to our hotel having a new appreciation for Philadelphia, for a leasuirly night on your own. Please consult the restaurant list included with your final tour documents for dining ideas (a favorite of 2015's group was the Peking Duck in Chinatown).

Lunch included today.

Sunday, March 6 ~

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 7 ~

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 (if you've never been to Chelsea the Philly show is a nice substitute, but we don't agree that it's better!). This year’s theme is still being refined, but 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.

Special Huron Additions:

We include the ‘Flower Show V.I.P.’ package which includes: An early morning private tour of the exhibits with behind-the-scene stories (great photograph opportunity), a flower arranging demonstration by award winning floral designers, 10% off purchases at the Flower Show Shoppe, a free gift bag, and access to the private members lounge at the Show!

Just when you are ready for a break, meet us for our included Garden Tea, a Philadelphia Flower Show favorite. This serene and elegant tea includes delicious petit sandwiches, pastries, and, of course, a selection of fine teas. You'll enjoy this perfect setting in which to reflect on the wonderful day so far, and to plan your next few hours at the show.

Tea included today.

Tuesday, March 8 ~

Departure

Sadly, all great things come to an end! You'll depart Philadelphia for 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.

The complete tour package is priced at only $1,389 per person

, double occupancy. The single supplement is $289.

This complete package includes:

  • Full-day ticket to the Philadelphia Flower Show
  • V.I.P. Flower Show Experience
  • Afternon "Garden Tea" at the flower show
  • Longwood Gardens admission
  • Winterthur Museum and Gardens with tour and admission
  • The Barnes Collection private tour and admission
  • Private deluxe motorcoach transportation
  • 4 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 on-site tour-managers
  • Baggage handling at the hotel
  • Add an extra hotel night +$229
  • 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 [email protected], with your $350 per person deposit.

Space is limited so don't delay!

We also do trips to the Chelsea
Flower Show, click here for info






Philly Flower Show Exhibts
are delightful each year.


Make sure you have plenty of room
for pictures at Longwood!

Click the above image for a gallery
of beautiful flowers from Longwood.


Creativity of the Philadelphia Flower Show.

small image of Philadelphia See the photos
from our past
Philadelphia trips


There are over 20 unique
indoor gardens at Longwood.


The City of Brotherly Love, full of history.


Everyone's favorite flowers are at the show.


Whimsical Displays at the
Philadelphia Flower Show.


Longwood Gardens will take your breath away.

Itinerary Key:
B= Breakfast included
L= Lunch included
D= Dinner included
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