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CHS - Philadelphia Flower Show

Jun 5, 2021 - Jun 7, 2021

The 2021 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, the region’s most looked-to gardening attraction will move outdoors for the first time in its nearly 200-year history, making this a memorable experience that will incorporate the beautiful, lush landscapes of FDR Park in Philadelphia.

The Show’s theme for 2021: HABITAT: Nature’s Masterpiece

3 Day(s) | 3 Meals


  • Deluxe Motorcoach
  • Safe Journeys by Friendship Tours: our commitment to a safe journey protocols will be implemented
  • Smaller Groups: Tours will be limited to fewer passengers
  • Two Nights at the Marriott Downtown
  • 2 Days Admission to the Philadelphia Flower Show - Outdoors at FDR Park
  • Barnes Foundation - Wine & Cheese Reception and After Hours Tour
  • Guided Tour of Morris Arboretum with Meet and Greet by Bill Cullina, one of the Executive Directors
  • 3 Meals: 1 lunch, 2 dinners
  • Friendship Tours Escort


Day 1

Depart aboard our deluxe motorcoach for LUNCH AND GUIDED TOUR OF THE MORRIS ARBORETUM of the University of Pennsylvania. The arboretum is a new kind of ornamental garden inspired by John and Lydia Morris’ extensive travels through Europe and Asia and include both native and exotic flora and art from around the world. Visit some of the arboretum’s most beloved attractions like the Fernery, the Rose Garden, the Katsura tree, and the relatively new Tree Adventure. CHS’ good friend and former speaker, Bill Cullina, will greet us. He was appointed as the F. Otto Haas Executive Director of the arboretum in 2019 after leaving the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden. WELCOME DINNER AT MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY, right next door to our hotel marks our arrival. Overnight accommodations at the MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN located in the heart of Philadelphia, just steps from Reading Market!

Day 2

Our morning begins at the 192nd PENNSYLVANIA HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY FLOWER SHOW. As the nation’s longest-running horticultural event, this Flower Show is a stunning and educational look at the world of floral design and gardening. The Show’s theme for 2021: HABITAT: Nature’s Masterpiece will explore the beauty of life through nature’s kaleidoscopic lens. Visitors should be ready to see exceptional beauty, learn from a diverse line-up of designers and leading horticulturalists and enter a new gardener-centric experience that invites everyone at all skill levels to nurture a lifelong connection to plants and gardening. We are excited to offer a PRIVATE WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION & AFTER HOUR TOUR AT THE BARNES FOUNDATION. The Barnes Foundation houses one of the finest collections of 19th and 20th century French paintings in the world. The museum’s permanent collection features 181 Renoirs, 69 Cézanne's and 59 Matisses, along with works by Van Gogh, Manet, Degas, Seurat, Prendergrast, Picasso & more, set among ground breaking African sculpture and Native American ceramics, jewelry and textiles. We’ll have DINNER together tonight at one of Philadelphia’s great restaurants.

Day 3

We’re back to the fabulous PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW. Here’s your chance to finish shopping at the marketplace and see all you may have missed yesterday. Lunch on own before we head for home with our new treasured memories.

Departure Locations

West Hartford - Emanuel Synagogue

Depart: 7:30 AM

Return: 8:30 PM

Emanuel Synagogue Parking Lot, 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford, CT

Please park in rear along tree line.











Payment Policy

Full payment upon booking

Cancellation Policy

If a passenger cancels from deposit to April 16, 2021 fee of $75.00 pp; April 17, 2021 to May 15, 2021 fee of $500.00 pp; no refunds if canceled after May 16, 2021 unless a substitute is provided.

Trip Protection Policy

Trip Protection Coverage is strongly recommended.

1. Aon Affinity administers the NTA Travel Protection plan designed specifically for members of the National Tour Association. The Pre-existing medical condition exclusion can be waived by purchasing the Enhanced Plan within 14 days of your deposit or initial payment. Purchase of the plan within this time period also provides eligibility for the Financial Insolvency benefit. Traveling companions / roommates are required to take the same plan (Basic or Enhanced) in order to be properly covered. Premium is non-refundable once paid. Three ways to enroll:

· Website: https://nta.aontravelprotect.com Tour Operator Location #076068. You can also view plan details on this site.

· Call Aon 1-800-388-1470. Tour Operator Location #076068. Customer service agents can also answer questions about each plan.

· Call Friendship Tours / The Ship Shop 860-243-1630 or 800-243-1630

2. Travel Insured International offers trip Protection Coverage with cancel for any reason coverage is when purchased within 14 days of your initial deposit. Ask Friendship Tours/The Ship Shop for more information and to enroll.

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