Philadelphia Flower Show Tour

The Longest Running Horticultural Show in the World!


 

March 4 - 8, 2023

$1,709 per person, double occupancy

+$559 per person, single occupancy

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Tour Highlights

VIP Philadelphia Flower Show Tour

Four Nights at the Marriott Philadelphia Downtown - conveniently connected to the Flower Show!

Welcome Dinner with Wine

Private Philadelphia City Tour with Historic Highlights

Day Trip to the Brandywine Valley

Longwood Garden & Winterthur Visits

Docent Tour & Private Lunch at The Barnes Collection

On-Site Huron Tour Managers

Much More!



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The Orchid Festival at Longwood

The Orchid Festival at Longwood


An image from

An image from "The Netherlands" themed show


A fun garden interpretation at the show

A fun garden interpretation at the show


Blossom arrangement competition at the flower show

Blossom arrangement competition at the flower show


Winterthur has a wonderful gift shop, book store, and selection of interesting gifts for grandchildren

Winterthur has a wonderful gift shop, book store, and selection of interesting gifts for grandchildren


The Barnes Collection is so wonderful and filled with so many masterpieces (including this one by Vincent van Gogh)


Have you noticed how succulents have become much more popular in the last few years?

Have you noticed how succulents have become much more popular in the last few years?


Di Bruno Brothers Cheese Sign

Cheese: the most important food group? Di Bruno Bros at the fabulous Italian Market


Join us on this fun and friendly trip and you'll be sure to make some new friends!

Join us on this fun and friendly trip and you'll be sure to make some new friends!


You'll gain a new appreciation for American history during your time in Philadelphia

You'll gain a new appreciation for American history during your time in Philadelphia


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A great hotel in a great location - and connected to the flower show!

A great hotel in a great location - and connected to the flower show!

Philadelphia Flower Show Tour

March 4 - 8, 2023

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 4
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.)

Campbell Collection of Soup Tureens

There is a lot to absorb at Winterthur: the garden tram, house tour, special exhibits in the museum and the Campbell Collection of Soup Tureens, to name a few.

Sunday, March 5
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.

The Barnes Collection is so wonderful and filled with so many masterpieces (including this one by Vincent van Gogh)

Monday, March 6
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 7
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. The more studious gardeners will want to take advantage of the many lectures and workshops taking place throughout the day.

Just as you feel you could use a little pick-me up, join your fellow Huron travelers for some farewell refreshments and great conversation as a fun send-off to our time together in Philadelphia!

Wednesday, 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.

How to Book

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.

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Longwood Gardens is Simply Magnificent

Longwood Gardens is Simply Magnificent

Dramatic rose display at the 2020 flower show

Dramatic rose display at the 2020 flower show

Peace! Another Creative Theme Garden at the 2018 Show

Peace! Another Creative Theme Garden at the 2018 Show

About the tour:

March 4 - 8, 2023

$1,709 per person, double occupancy

+$559 single supplement

$500 per person deposit holds your place

Please give us a call with any questions: (800) 734-1192 or (504) 267-2057


Taking a Break at the Bloomin' Brunch

Taking a Break at the Bloomin' Brunch


The flower show theme changes each year - this theme was based on art

The flower show theme changes each year - this theme was based on art


Beautiful espaliered nectarine tree at Longwood

Beautiful espaliered nectarine tree at Longwood


Campbell Collection of Soup Tureens

There is a lot to absorb at Winterthur: the garden tram, house tour, special exhibits in the museum and the Campbell Collection of Soup Tureens, to name a few.


This pineapple has a ways to go

This pineapple has a ways to go


Our proximity to Reading Terminal Market (indoor food market) makes for some very fun culinary exploration

Our proximity to Reading Terminal Market (indoor food market) makes for some very fun culinary exploration


The Orchid Festival at Longwood is a must see and takes place during our visit

The Orchid Festival at Longwood is a must see and takes place during our visit


We'll visit this amazing Tiffany mosaic wall during our city tour

We'll visit this amazing Tiffany mosaic wall during our city tour


Lots of creativity on display during the Philadelphia Flower Show

Lots of creativity on display during the Philadelphia Flower Show


A Courtyard in Provence (in Philadelphia)!

A Courtyard in Provence (in Philadelphia, from the 2020 show!)


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