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Philadelphia Flower Show & Philadelphia Highlights

Mar 8, 2023 - Mar 10, 2023

The 2023 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, the region's most looked-to gardening attraction comes back indoors!

Come join us on this garden adventure to the Philadelphia Flower Show.

3 Day(s) | 3 Meals


Highlights

  • * Deluxe Motorcoach
  • * Safe Journeys by Friendship Tours: our commitment to a safe journey protocols will be implemented
  • * 2 nights at Marriott Downtown Philadelphia
  • * Admission to Flower Show
  • * Visits to: Faith & Liberty Discovery Center, Museum of the American Revolution & The Barnes Foundation
  • * Visit at dinner by costumed impersonator of John Bartram, botanist, horticulturalist and explorer. Hear his stories, humor and horticultural history
  • * 3 Meals: 2 Dinners , 1 Boxed Lunch
  • * Friendship Tours Escort

Itinerary

Day 1

Depart aboard a deluxe motorcoach for 3 days in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, PA. Our first stop will be the brand new FAITH & LIBERTY DISCOVERY CENTER where we see American history in a whole new light. American values like faith, liberty, justice, hope, unity and love have shaped our country and formed us as a people. These same values have motivated some of our greatest cultural moments and political achievements from independence, to emancipation, to women’s suffrage, and to civil rights. And these values have pulled us through the nation’s darkest days of war, domestic strife, and terrorist attacks. Explore these values, their source, and the incredible lives of people they have inspired from America’s founding through today in this new immersive and interactive attraction. Dinner tonight will be a local favorite. Overnight at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Dinner

Day 2

Today we start with a tour of the MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Journey through the remarkable story of America’s founding. Original artifacts, immersive settings and dynamic theaters will take you on a journey from the roots of conflict to the outbreak of fighting, and from the bold Declaration of Independence through the long years of warfare and the creation of a new nation in their engaging galleries. We will enjoy a boxed lunch here before we head off to 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. Return to freshen up before a special treat! JOHN BARTRAM, botanist, horticulturalist and explorer is coming to dinner. Costumed impersonator will share his stories, humor and horticultural history , You can ask him that question that you have always wondered about horticulture! Dinner tonight at Maggiano's. Boxed Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Our morning begins at the 194th PENNSYLVANIA HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY FLOWER SHOW. The show has moved back inside for a spectacular climate controlled show! Returning indoors also allows PHS to bring back the large, float-style floral displays the event has been known for over the last few decades.  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. Don’t forget to check out the marketplace for some great shopping! Time on own for lunch before our late afternoon departure. We continue home with memories of this great show and the city.


Departure Locations

Manchester

Depart: 7:30 AM

Return: 9:00 PM

Manchester, Park & Ride Commuter Lot, Buckland Street & Pleasant Valley Road

West Hartford - Emanuel Synagogue

Depart: 8:00 AM

Return: 8:30 PM

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

Please park in rear along tree line.


Pricing

DOUBLE - PER PERSON

$929

DOUBLE - PER PERSON WITH CT HORT SOCIETY MEMBER DISCOUNT

$879

SINGLE - PER PERSON

$1179

SINGLE - PER PERSON WITH CT HORT SOCIETY MEMBER DISCOUNT

$1129


Policies

Payment Policy

DEPOSIT: $100 per person with reservation; FINAL PAYMENT: January 6, 2023

Cancellation Policy

.If a passenger cancels from deposit date to January 6, 2023 the cancellation fee is $75 pp; January 7, 2023 to February 1, 2023 the cancellation fee is $500 pp; no refunds if cancelled after February 1, 2023 unless a substitute is provided..

Trip Protection Policy

Trip Protection Coverage is strongly recommended. Friendship Tours offers Travel Protection insurance through 2 insurance providers: NTA Travel Protection Plan and Travel Insured International. Trip Protection offers coverage for Cancellation for covered medical reasons, Interruption, Emergency Medical, Travel Delay, & more.

The AON/NTA Travel Protection Plan offers 3 levels of insurance: Basic or Enhanced or Enhanced with Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR). The Pre-existing medical condition exclusion can be waived by purchasing the Enhanced Plan within14 days of your deposit or initial payment. The Enhanced Plan with the add-on of CFAR must be purchased within 14 days of initial deposit. CFAR allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 priors to departure and reimburses up to 75% of your nonrefundable trip cost.

To enroll: https://nta.aontravelprotect.com Tour Operator Location #076068

OR call AON 1-800-388-1470.

Travel Insured International offers the Worldwide Trip Protection plan with the option to add upgrade benefits (available for additional cost) including CFAR when purchased within 21 days of your initial deposit. Other upgrades include Bed Rest, Electronic Equipment, Event Ticket Fee Protection, Travel Inconvenience.

To enroll: https://www.friendshiptours.net/protection-plan Agency #18649

Premiums are non-refundable once paid. Terms & Conditions apply.

Plan details are available at https://www.friendshiptours.net/protection-plan. Call Friendship Tours 860-243-1630 for assistance in enrolling.


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