Philadelphia Flower Show Tour
March 2 - 6, 2024
Join Huron Tours in Philadelphia for the 2023 Philadelphia Flower Show!
The Best Philadelphia Flower Show Experience.
Huron Tours has made garden travel a main focus of our company for over 30 years. Our Philadelphia flower show tour offers a perfect blend of sightseeing, meals, transportation, V.I.P. tickets and free time. We've taken care of every detail so you can relax and enjoy the show!
Philadelphia has produced America's most popular flower show for the past 192 years. Join us as we enjoy the 10 indoor acres of great gardens and inspirational landscapes. The show is top notch with fabulous display gardens, vendors and thousands upon thousands of blooming flowers. The show also features incredible shopping and non-stop informative lectures and demonstrations.
Everyone, at least once in their lives, should visit Longwood Gardens, one of the world's most gorgeous horticultural display gardens. We include this in your package, as well as a visit to the wonderful Winterthur Museum. Our travelers rave about this special day and you'll soon see why we've taken care to include these wonderful out of the way visits in your trip!
Please review Huron Tours' Philadelphia Flower Show tour brochure and let us know if you have any questions. We'd love to talk with you and are available at (800) 734-1192. Join us on this truly special Spring escape!
A brief itinerary of your tour follows.
Saturday, March 2
Arrival in Philadelphia in time to explore before our included welcome dinner
Depart from your hometown for Philadelphia. We've booked the Marriott Downtown, attached to the show and perfectly located for all our garden inspired events. If you arrive in Philly early enough, why not head to Walnut street for some great shopping, stroll through the near-by Reading market with its fabulous selection of restaurants, food and shops, or explore historical Rittenhouse Square?
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.)
Sunday, March 3
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 motor-coach'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 4
City Tour, Private Lunch, Docent Tour of Barnes Foundation
Get to know Philadelphia with a leisurely and enjoyable private city tour of the historic and modern elements of this fascinating city. 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 city tour, we'll enjoy a nice lunch together before our private tour of the incredible Barnes Foundation.
The Economist called The Barnes Foundation "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. Past Huron travelers who have visited the Barnes have been amazed and overjoyed by the their visits, as will you. Truly a treasure!
We'll transfer back to our hotel having a new appreciation for Philadelphia, for a leisurely night on your own. Please consult the well researched and personally compiled restaurant list included with your final tour documents for dining ideas. (Lunch included.)
Tuesday, March 5
The Philadelphia Flower Show - You're a VIP
Since we stay at the official show hotel, the main event is just steps from your room! This morning you'll be celebrated as a V.I.P at the Philadelphia Flower Show with a private tour of the exhibits, before the show officially opens (the best time for photos.)
Your V.I.P package also includes other perks (historically 10% off purchases at the Flower Show Shoppe, a free gift bag, and access to the private members lounge at the Show!)
You'll have the entire day to enjoy all this well-respected flower show has to offer. When the mood to shop strikes, you'll love browsing the fabulous market with over 150 vendors. A nice perk is that you can come and go from the show as often as you like. You'll be able to drop off any purchases you make back at your room.
Just as you feel you could use a little pick-me up, join your fellow Huron travelers for a nice private buffet lunch and great conversation at our hotel. A fun send-off to our time together in Philadelphia!
Wednesday, March 6
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.
A $500 per person deposit will hold your space. Please use the link above or below to access our secure online shopping cart. If you'd like to reserve over the phone, we'd be happy to talk to you and can be reached at either (504) 267-2057 or (800) 734-1192.