Philadelphia Theatre and Art Weekend

October 20-23, 2016

Our Philadelphia autumn weekend is filled with museum visits and performances. You have tickets for the Philadelphia Orchestra and two award winning regional theaters: the Arden Theater and Wilma Theater. The renowned Impressionist collection at The Barnes Foundation and the outstanding distinguished collections at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts plus newer arrivals, The National Museum of American Jewish History and the African American Museum are on the cultural menu. Other highlights are Henry Dupont’s Delaware estate, Winterthur and the famed Longwood Gardens’  Chrysanthemum Festival. 

For 20 years we partnered with the Theatre Development Fund in offering theater- rich tours around the world and Tdf has endorsed our  trip to Philadelphia. 

Tour Schedule

Day One: Thursday, October 20               
Meet your guide at 9:00am at the central midtown Manhattan location (30th Street @ 7th Avenue). Travel aboard a comfortable private motor coach to Philadelphia. After lunch tour the Philadelphia Museum of Art which showcases more than 2,000 years of human creativity. We check into the Courtyard Marriott and then on to a welcome dinner. Next you have tickets for a new music filled comedy “The Legend of Georgia McBride” at the Wilma Theatre, a well respected repertory company.  (L/D)
Day Two: Friday, October 21
In the morning tour the renowned collections of French impressionist and post-impressionist paintings at the Barnes Foundation. Visitors from around the world make the pilgrimage to Philadelphia to savor 181 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes and 60 Matisses, along with works by Manet, Degas, Seurat, Prendergast, Titian and Picasso. After lunch tour the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art’s  collection of American Art and see the exhibit, Thomas Eakins: Photographer, in honor of the centenary of Eakins’ death.  Complete the day with a guided tour of Philadelphia’s Mural Arts. Stunning murals adorn building exteriors all over the city. Begun in 1984 to help eradicate graffiti, the Mural Arts Program enables professional artists and young Philadelphians to showcase their artistic talent in a constructive way. To date, the program has produced more than 3,600 murals.
After dinner you see “When the Rain Stops Falling” a new production at the daring Wilma Theater.  Time Magazine named it Best New Play of the Year.  The Wilma Theater has won 39 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theater, the most awards received by any company.  (B/L/D)
Day Three:  Satuday, October 22
Today’s focus is on two world renowned properties, both homes to Dupont families. Founded by Henry Francis du Pont, Winterthur (pronounced “winter-tour”) is the premier museum of American decorative arts, reflecting both early America and the du Pont family’s life here. Its 60-acre naturalistic garden is among the country’s best. After lunch (on own)  visit  Longwood Gardens, the living legacy of Pierre S. du Pont, which has one of the premier horticultural display gardens in the United States.
The annual Chrysanthemum Festival  features more than 16,000 chrysanthemums trained to resemble clouds, balls, spirals, columns, pagodas, and even a fountain of cascading fall blooms.
After dinner you have tickets for a performance at the Kimmel Center For the Performing Arts. The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Russian program features works from Russia’s iconic composer.  You’ll hear works by Tchaikovsky including his beloved First Piano Concerto and The 1812 Overture.(B/D)
Day Four   Sunday, October  23
The morning is spent at the Independence National Historical Park, often referred to as the birthplace of our nation.  At the park you see the Liberty Bell, an international symbol of freedom, and Independence Hall, a World Heritage Site where both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were created.   Nearby you visit  the National Museum of American Jewish History which explores and celebrates the history of Jews in America. After lunch we conclude the program at the African American Museum, the first institution built by a major United States city to house and interpret the life and work of African Americans. The richness and vibrancy of African American heritage and culture come alive in four magnificent exhibition galleries filled with exciting history and fascinating art.  The coach returns you to midtown at approximately 700pm.  (B/L)

Inclusions and Pricing 

  • Round-trip motor coach from New York City

  • 3 nights hotel accommodations

  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

  • Barnes Foundation,

  • Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts,

  • Philadelphia Museum of At

  • Winterthur

  • Longwood Gardens

  • Independence Park 

  • National Museum of American Jewish History

  • The African American Museum

  • Philadelphia Symphony

  • Wilma Theater

  • Arden Theater 

Program Prices (Double Occupancy)

Per person from New York: $1599*  
 Single Supplement: $285
*Based on 20 people



– $300.00 non-refundable deposit per person due with registration.

– Balance due September 1 and is non-refundable after this date.  

– Trip insurance is highly recommended. Information will be sent after registration is received.



Carew Travel Consultants Inc./tdf act only as agents for the passenger with respect to transportation and hotels, and exercise every care possible.  However we can assume no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, or irregularity in connection with the services of any motor coach or other conveyance used in carrying out these tours, or for acts of defaults of any company or person engaged in conveying  the passengers or in carrying out the arrangements of the tour.  We can not accept responsibility for losses of additional expenses due to delay or changes or other causes beyond our control.  All such losses or expenses will have to be borne by the passenger as tour rates provide for arrangements only for the time stated.  We reserve the right to make alterations to the itinerary as may be deemed necessary for carrying out the tour. The right is reserved to cancel any tour prior to departure in which case the entire payment will be refunded without further obligation on our parts.  The right is reserved to decline,  accept, or retain any person as a member of the tour.  Baggage is at the owners risk entirely. 



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