Solo Travelers Experience: Delaware
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Hey Solo Travelers, this tour is for you! Come alone or bring friends, this is a tour where you can meet, mingle, and most of all...have fun!
2 Days/1 Night
1 Full Breakfast, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner
$389.00 Per Person
NOTE: Itinerary subject to changeDay 1:
Travel to Wilmington, DE
Guided "Brandywine Tour" of Hagley Museum
Artisan Sandwich Luncheon at Hagley Museum
Self-guided tour of Nemours Mansion and Gardens
One overnight at DoubleTree Hotel Wilmington
Dinner at Harry's Savoy Ballroom
Breakfast buffet at hotel
Admission and guided tour of Winterthur (includes access to Gardens and Tram)
Boxed Lunch at Winterthur
Every Starr trip includes deluxe motorcoach transportation and overnight accommodations.
Nemours is the 300-acre country estate of the late industrialist and philanthropist Alfred I. Dupont. Located on the grounds of the renowned Alfred I. Dupont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware, it derives its name from the town in France represented by Mr. Dupont's great-great-grandfather, Pierre Samuel Dupont de Nemours, as a member of the French Estates General in 1789.
The mansion looms over the surrounding formal gardens and is furnished with fine antiques, famous works of art, beautiful tapestries, and other treasures. The grounds surrounding the mansion extend for one third of a mile along the main vista from the house, and are among the finest examples of French-style gardens in the United States.
Visitors must be over 12 years of age.
Guided "Brandywine Tour" of Hagley Museum
Situated on 235 picturesque acres along the Brandywine River, the Hagley Museum is the birth site of the DuPont Company. Among industrial ruins and restorations, today's park-like museum depicts home and work life in a 19th-century industrial community.?
Take a journey through the historic DuPont Company black powder yards and the garden and grounds of the first du Pont family home in America. This tour will show guests what makes Hagley uniqueï¿½the black powder yards, the historic machinery, and the original home of the du Pont family in America. Guests will see demonstrations of our nineteenth-century machine shop, watch a water turbine bring our eight-ton iron roll mills to life, and witness a black powder explosion. On the second half of the tour, guests will visit the du Pont family home, the first office, and their first garden and learn about how the family lived, worked, and played at Hagley. ?
Almost 60 years ago, collector and horticulturist Henry Francis du Pont (1880-1969) opened his childhood home, Winterthur, to the public. Today, Winterthur (pronounced "winter-tour") is the premier museum of American decorative arts, with an unparalleled collection of nearly 90,000 objects made or used in America between about 1640 and 1860. The collection is displayed in the magnificent 175-room house, much as it was when the du Pont family lived here, as well as in permanent and changing exhibition galleries.
Winterthur is set amidst a 1,000-acre preserve of rolling meadows and woodlands. Designed by du Pont, its 60-acre naturalistic garden is among America's best, with magnificent specimen plantings and massed displays of color.
Enjoy the Garden Tram where you can sit back & let the tram guide you throughout the garden. (Tram is subject to weather conditions.)
All of Winterthur's exhibition galleries are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are available at no cost.
The hotel features a Fitness Room.
Enjoy dining at Palettes Restaurant as well as Palettes Lounge offering your favorite beverage.
The hotel is adjacent to Concord Mall, with a great range of dining and shopping options within walking distance.
Guestrooms include coffee maker, hair dryer and iron/board.
Hotel is 100% smoke free.
Individual Guests must leave a valid credit card in the amount of $50 per day at the time of check in for incidentals.
-Nemours Mansion - is ADA-accessible, as are the paved roads which run through the property; however, the gardens and grounds are not.
Winterthur - Wheelchairs are available at no cost at the Visitor Center, Galleries Reception Atrium, and the Museum Store for visitor convenience. Please note that a companion is needed to push these wheelchairs.
Hagley - Hagley is largely an outdoor experience with uneven terrain. Most of Hagleyï¿½s buildings are accessible for persons with disabilities but not all historic structures can accommodate wheelchairs. Wheelchairs are available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis in the Visitor Center
Starr has a select quantity of wheelchair accessible motorcoaches available; therefore, we suggest you contact a Travel Advisor to discuss any needs you may have before reserving your trip.