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Saturday, July 23
 

10:00am

Shopaholic's Dream

Better known as "shop-til-you-drop," this tour needs no further explanation for the true shopaholic.  Tour includes QVC Studios Tour and King of Prussia Mall with more than 3 million square feet of shopping and nearly 400 fabulous stores and restaurants.

 

Details:

We begin with the exciting QVC Studio Tour, a one-of-a-kind guided tour through the fantastic world of electronic retailing. At this state-of-the-art broadcasting facility, we will see and experience how QVC products are sourced, tested, brought to life on air, and delivered to millions of QVC customers. There are views into the studio through the tour where we can watch QVC programs in progress and maybe even catch a glimpse of a favorite host or guest!

 

 Next we're off to the King of Prussia mall for a half-day of sensational shopping. With no sales tax on clothing or shoes - and more than 400 stores, restaurants and boutiques - The Court and The Plaza at King of Prussia is the premier destination for fashion, dining, and shopping. With the best of New York, Milan, and Paris in one destination, King of Prussia is the nation's largest retail shopping mall with more than 3 million square feet of retail space!

 

A Travel Rewards Guide containing exclusive merchant offers to more than 75 stores and restaurants is included along with a private shopping concierge to point you in the right direction for that perfect something.

 

 $59.00 

 


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Saturday July 23, 2011 10:00am - 4:30pm
Marriott-TBD

1:00pm

HistoriCOOL Philly

For those who have been to Philadelphia before now is your chance to see the hip, cool, fun side of Philly (and, yes, the Liberty Bell too).

 

This 3-hour adventure includes:

  • Your own Rocky Run at the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • The trendy shops and restaurants of Midtown Village
  • Made-in-Philadelphia movie sites such as Transformers 2, The Sixth Sense, Rocky, Philadelphia, and more than 30 others!
  • Spectacular murals
  • A special behind-the-scenes peek at Eastern State Penitentiary - America's Most Historic Prison (known as the Alcatraz of the East)
  • And, the obligatory visit to that famous "broken bell" (in its new home!)

 

See how today's Philadelphians have made this once colonial city a true cosmopolitan gem, complete with insiders tips on local hangouts, dive bars, and the best shopping values. 

 

It's a rolling good time aboard our "time-travel trolley" from 1776 to present time!

$59.00

 


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Saturday July 23, 2011 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Marriott-TBD

1:30pm

Philadelphia Story

This most comprehensive full-city tour is takes guests through four centuries of art, architecture and Philadelphia's growth to the 2nd largest city on the east coast.

 

Details:

Beginning before 1776, we will hear stories of the people, places and things that made Colonial Philadelphia the seat of government for the young nation and one of the largest English speaking cities in the world.

 

See such sites as the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Congress Hall, First and Second Bank of the US, Betsy Ross House, Franklin's grave, Christ Church, Elfreth's Alley and the neighborhood of Society Hill.  Embracing the modern day, we will visit neighborhoods where the Founding Fathers lived and see how contemporary Philadelphians have made them their own.

 

Going beyond the colonial period, we will visit the bustling business district, Museum Mile of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the famous Rocky steps, Philadelphia's vibrant theater district, Antique Row, the captivating French-inspired Rittenhouse Square and much more. Off-coach photo opportunities will occur throughout the tour.


$39.00

 


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Saturday July 23, 2011 1:30pm - 4:30pm
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Sunday, July 24
 

8:00pm

Illuminations

After dinner, experience Philadelphia's attractions, architecture and outdoor sculptures and fountains transform from day into night.

 

Details:

By dusk the city magically transforms into a glistening jewel that contrasts the illuminate historic elegance with the glittering modern sleekness.

 

Learn about Philadelphia's scene today - from exciting restaurant and café districts to chic boutiques and galleries - from bowling lounges to martini lounges. 

 

See the real Philadelphia that today's Philadelphians have created alongside Ben Franklin's Philadelphia!

For your convenience, all evening programs include return bus drop-off at all official conference hotels.

$39.00

 


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Sunday July 24, 2011 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Monday, July 25
 

8:00pm

Haunted History

Haunting tales of plague & pestilence ... graveyards & potter's fields ... heroes & traitors!

 

Experience the chilling tales of America's most historic city on this moonlit tour and peer into the other side of Philadelphia history and folklore.  It's an unbeatable combination of history and entertainment where, at each stop, your guide weaves together colonial-era history, folklore, and haunting tales.

 

This unique, engaging, and, of course, ghostly experience is sure to provide a hauntingly good time for all!

For your convenience, all evening programs include return bus drop-off at all official conference hotels.

 

$39.00

 


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Monday July 25, 2011 8:00pm - 9:30pm
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Tuesday, July 26
 

6:00pm

Phillies Baseball

2008 World Serices Champion Philadelphia Phillies battle the 2010 World Series San Francisco Giants


LIMITED AVAILABILITY - reserve early!

 

Details:

We will board our deluxe transportation en route through the heart of South Philadelphia to the amazing Citizen's Bank Park, home of the Major League Baseball's 2008 World Champion Philadelphia Phillies for an evening of the great American past time ... baseball, as the Philadelphia Phillies battle the 2010 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants.

For your convenience, all evening programs include return bus drop-off at all official conference hotels.

$79.00

 


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Tuesday July 26, 2011 6:00pm - 10:30pm
Marriott-TBD

6:45pm

Phila Belle Dinner Cruise

Experience Philadelphia from the scenic river while cruising on the Philadelphia Belle, a New Orleans-style Paddle Wheel Dinner Cruise.

 

Details:

This newly renovated four-deck, paddlewheel-style riverboat features a grand ambience complete with exciting entertainment, delicious cuisine and intriguing artwork as well as unique views of the city's landmarks. It's the best of Philadelphia brought together in one magnificent vessel and there's nothing else like it in all of Philadelphia.

 

Guests will choose a 4-course sit-down dinner from an exceptional array of menu selections freshly prepared onboard - offerings that include popular favorites as well as special regional dishes inspired by the best of Philadelphia cuisine.

For your convenience, all evening programs include return bus drop-off at all official conference hotels.

$129.00

 


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Tuesday July 26, 2011 6:45pm - 10:45pm
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Wednesday, July 27
 

8:00am

Amish Country Tour

The Simple Life: Pennsylvania's Amish

Enjoy a full-day tour to the beautiful countryside of nearby Lancaster County, home of one of the largest Amish communities in the United States.

 

Details:

Upon arrival, begin with a Country Tour, a three-hour guided tour featuring the unspoiled back road beauty of Amish farmlands, one-room schools and Amish cottage industries.  Included in this tour are stops at Amish businesses (such as a general store, bakery, working farm, quilt shop - stops vary based on shopkeepers operating schedule).

 

Lunch (included in price) will be a sumptuous Pennsylvania Dutch meal featuring "pass-the-platter" style dining.  Dig into delicious roast beef, golden fried chicken, real mashed potatoes, old fashioned chicken pot pie with handmade noodles, bakery-fresh shoofly pie, apple dumplings a la mode and more with time at the end to explore the Country Store.

 

Escape to a simpler way of life with this "turn back the hands of the clock" tour. It's a day of delights for your eyes, your taste buds and your mind!


$109.00

 


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Wednesday July 27, 2011 8:00am - 4:00pm
Marriott-TBD
 

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