More than 40 embassies representing six continents open their doors to visitors. Travel the world as you experience the food, art, dance, fashion, and music of different countries. The 2015 date will either be the first or second weekend in May - confirmation of exact date is pending. Complimentory shuttle service is provided in Washington. Embassies open from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Enjoy the sites of Washington, DC from the Potomac. This unforgettable lunch cruise aboard the Odyssey includes a narration of the Washington monuments and affords a breathtaking view of the cherry blossoms. The only vessel designed specifically to travel beneath the historical bridges spanning the Potomac, the Odyssey offers exclusive river views of the nation's greatest monuments from every table. Course fee includes transportation, lunch, cruise, and academic escort.
April 2015 marks 150 years since the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. This play, set in the 40 days following the Lincoln assassination, explores the tenacious attitudes and heartbreaking grief of the maligned Mary Todd Lincoln. Prior to the performance, visit the Peterson House, the Center for Education and Leadership, and tour the theater.
From the time of William Penn through the turn of the 20th century, many of Philadelphia’s first families built their country estates on the banks of the Delaware River. By river barge or carriage they came to escape the heat of summers in the city and it was here that they entertained some of the foremost figures in the history of our nation. Enjoy a visit to the country estates of Andalusia, Glen Foerd, and Pennsbury Manor along the banks of the Delaware River where you will explore three centuries of gracious living in Bucks County. A late lunch (1:30) is included at King George’s Inn. This tour includes stairs and a good amount of walking. Houses are not heated so dress for the weather.
When the sun goes down, Washington turns into a different city. Now is your chance to the see the city in a different light - moonlight! Visit some of the city's most popular monuments including Iwo Jima Memorial, FDR Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, Korean War Memorial, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial. Along the way, you’ll be transported back in time as you ride along the same streets the presidents have traveled, and hear historical tales and anecdotes about the city's fascinating history. You will have time to step-off the bus and visit the monuments up close. Dress for the weather.
A boxed dinner is included to enjoy on the way.
Whether looking at the history and cultures of Africa, describing our earliest Mammalian ancestor or primate diversity around the world, examining ancient life forms including the ever popular dinosaurs, or exploring the beauty of rare gemstones such as uniquely colored diamonds, the Museum’s temporary and permanent exhibitions serve to educate, enlighten and entertain millions of visitors each year.
Pearl S. Buck, author and humanitarian, lived 40 years in China and 40 years in Bucks County, PA. She was a human bridge between the East and West. As you walk through her pre-1824 Pennsylvania stone farmhouse, you will learn her life history, which began in childhood as a daughter of missionary parents in China and ended as a Pulitzer and Nobel-prize winning author. Lunch included.
The magic of the movies will move from the silver screen to living color in "Lights, Camera, Bloom!" - this year's theme for the Philadelphia Flower Show. The red carpet will lead guests through an Art Deco movie palace topped with a fantasy marquee of dazzling flowers and lights. Enjoy an academy award-winning lunch and show at The Moshula Retaurant, prior to the flower show.
The European Union Delegation to the U.S. and the embassies of the EU Member States invite visitors to experience the authentic music, dance, food, film, and art of 28 distinctive nations along with a rare behind-the-scenes look into the European Union embassies. Previous participating embassies include: Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia, United Kingdom, Austria, Cyprus, Estonia, France and the Federal Republic of Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Belgium, the Czech Republic, the Delegation of the European Union, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Republic of Poland, Slovakia, and Sweden.
Our first stop will be the Baltimore Basilica, America's first basilica that dates back to 1806. It’s restoration to its original glory was completed in 2006 and you will enjoy a very informative tour that includes the crypt. Our next stop is Woodberry Kitchen, in a quaint Baltimore neighborhood. Woodberry Kitchen ranks among Baltimore's best restaurants and is a place where getting a reservation can be tricky. Highlights include a private lunch with a talk about the building, the restaurant history, and a cooking demonstration. Lunch starts with passed hors d'oeuvres of house smoked fish and a spring vegetable tart that is a house specialty. The main course is served family style so you can taste everything on the menu. It includes a spring salad, a whole wood burning oven roasted chicken with spring vegetables, braised beef with mashed potatoes, cookies, and other sweets. After lunch, visit Millstone Cellars, a Monkton ciderie in an 1840' grist mill where you will learn about (and sample!) hard ciders and mead.