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.
See the famous Washington DC Cherry blossoms up close and personal on this walking tour through the basin. Visit some of DCs monuments while surrounded by millions of pink blossoms. The date for this tour MAY change depending on peak blossom time and bus availability. An effort will be made to travel during peak season. This is a self-guided walking tour.
This trip was voted as one of Harford's best, so if you've never taken this tour, don't miss the opportunity. Grounds for Sculpture is an amazing outdoor sculpture garden comprised of over two hundred and forty large-scale contemporary sculptures. It includes works by Johnson, as well as renowned and emerging American and international artists. You will have a guided tour (about an hour) and then have ample time to explore on your own. Lunch, on your own, is available at the cafe or at Rat's Restaurant (reservations highly recommended). Wear your walking shoes and dress for the weather. Course fee includes admission to the grounds, guided tour, transportation, and academic escort.
The Kitchen Shoppe in Carlisle, PA is one of the region's best kitchen shops. Not only do they serve a delicious meal, but they offer cooking classes as well. This is your opportunity to sit back, relax, take a few notes, and watch them prepare lunch for the group. Menu includes a warm fig and arugula salad, mustard roasted halibut with dill and prosciutto served with pesto oriechette with peas and honey thyme roasted cherry tomatoes. The finishing touch is chocolate terrine served with an orange rosemary sauce. Next stop is Meadowbrooke Gourds. Enjoy a factory tour and time for shopping.
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.
Through the African American Lens: Selections from the Permanent Collection serves as a view into the dynamic history of Americans of African descent. The exhibition showcases the personal and intimate narratives of various families, organizations and individuals spanning the Revolutionary era to the present. It also offers an overall introduction to the new museum and a preview of its rich collection. This exhibition is presented by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and on display at the National Museum of American History. The Musuem collections reflect the breadth, depth, and complexity of the experiences of the American people, from social and cultural history to the history of science, medicine, and technology. The focus is on the history of the United States, including its roots and connections with other cultures.
Celebrate 125 years of the New York Botanical Gardens. This iconic living museum is a National Historic Landmark, with over 250 acres that support over one million living plants in extensive collections. Enjoy a guided walking tour that highlights the seansonal plants, a tram tour to experience even more of the garden, and time to explore on your own. Lunch (on your own) is available in the Gardens.
It is the world's oldest and largest indoor flower show featuring large-scale gardens, elaborate landscapes, and over-the-top floral creations. Treat yourself to fabulous designs, live entertainment, gardening "how-to" workshops, and lectures by experts. This year's theme will honor our treasured national parks with acres of themed and floral displays, breathtaking imagery, and heart-pounding adventure experiences to expose the vast beauty of our national parks.