CULTURAL TOURS SINCE 1992 ellenkay@prodigy.net 215 732 8487
AUGUST 11-15, 2022
We invite you once again to immerse yourself in an atmosphere of artistry and excellence at the MARLBORO MUSIC FESTIVAL. Each summer on a rural hilltop in VERMONT, master concert artists join for seven weeks with exceptional young professionals on the campus of Marlboro College where they rehearse, study and play together as one musical family. We will also have the opportunity to enjoy the landscapes of New England, with its charming villages, country stores, restaurants and museums.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 11 - Depart the Philadelphia area and travel north to VERMONT. Enjoy a box lunch and a stop at extraordinary HILL-STEAD in FARMINGTON, CT, a Colonial Revival mansion built in 1901 housing an important collection of impressionist paintings. Check in at the HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS in BRATTLEBORO, VT. Dinner is included this evening. (L, D)
FRIDAY, AUGUST 12 - Travel to WILLIAMSTOWN, MA to visit the WILLIAMS COLLEGE MUSEUM and the STERLING AND FRANCINE CLARK ART INSTITUTE. Dinner is included before our evening concert at the MARLBORO MUSIC FESTIVAL. (B, D)

"To catch the fleeting moment—anything, however small, a smile, a flower, a fruit is ambition still unfulfilled" -- Berthe Morisot
Berthe Morisot, Dahlias, 1876, oil on canvas. The Clark
SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 – This morning you can attend a rehearsal at MARLBORO. Travel north to NEW HAMPSHIRE where you have the choice of visiting the newly expanded HOOD MUSEUM on the campus of Dartmouth College in HANOVER, or the AUGUSTUS ST. GAUDENS MEMORIAL further north in CORNISH. Suggestions will be made for dinner before our evening concert at the MARLBORO MUSIC FESTIVAL. (B)
SUNDAY, AUGUST 14 - Sleep in this morning or enjoy some time in BRATTLEBORO where you can shop and enjoy a light lunch on your own and visit the exceptional BRATTLEBORO MUSEUM and ART CENTER. Return to MARLBORO in the afternoon for our final concert at the MARLBORO MUSIC FESTIVAL. Dinner is included this evening. (B, D)
MONDAY, AUGUST 15 – Travel south this morning for browsing and lunch on your own in RHINEBECK, NY prior to a visit at DIA BEACON, a fabulous venue for contemporary art, housed in a former Nabisco box printing factory. A rest stop will be made on the return trip to Philadelphia. (B)
TOUR COST: $2125 per person, double occupancy. The single supplement is $295. INCLUDED FEATURES: Four nights’ accommodations at the HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS; tax and porterage; three dinners, one lunch, and full American Breakfast daily; all transportation by deluxe motor coach from the Philadelphia area; admission costs for included museums and sightseeing; and three chamber music concerts. Costs are based on a minimum of 15 participants. The trip will be escorted by a representative from EXCURSIONS FROM THE SQUARE. SPACE IS LIMITED to 35 participants. To make a reservation, please mail a deposit of $600 to EXCURSIONS FROM THE SQUARE, P.O. BOX 2189, PHILADELPHIA, PA. 19103. Be sure to include your phone number and email address. Final payment is due no later than MONDAY, JUNE 13. We will accept VISA, MASTERCARD and AMERICAN EXPRESS for final payment for a small additional charge. Full refund may be made up to June 13 less an administrative fee of $600. Thereafter, the cost of the trip is non-refundable unless a replacement is found. Trip cancellation insurance is available from EXCURSIONS FROM THE SQUARE.