Longwood Gardens Day Trip: August 6


Longwood Gardens Day Trip: August 6

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Wedged between Pennsylvania's Amish Country, Philadelphia, and the Mason Dixon line, the small town of Kennett Square plays host to one of the most beautiful gardens in the world. Longwood Gardens features a thousand acres of gardens, meadows, woodlands and makes for a convenient day trip to escape the metro.


In 1906, businessman and philanthropist Pierre S. du Pont learned that a two centuries old arboretum was under threat of being cut down for timber. du Pont purchased the property, invested in it, and eventually created Longwood Gardens, one of North America's most beautiful display gardens. The summer exhibit includes dancing fountain performances. Join Torque Tours on an August trip to the gardens to honor du Pont's legacy.

Included in the packages offered by Torque Tours:

  • Round-trip shared shuttle service from Rockville, MD to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
  • 8 oz bottled water in shuttle van
  • Entry into Longwood Gardens
  • A 2-course dinner at a Kennett Square area restaurant


Simple Itinerary (Subject to change)

We will depart Rockville at 10:30 am. Stopping for a break at Maryland House along the way, we plan to arrive at Longwood Gardens around 1:00 pm. After the gardens close at 5:00 pm, we will take a short trip to a nearby restaurant for a group meal. We anticipate returning to Rockville around 8:00 pm.



Are there ID or minimum age requirements for this trip?

Due to the nature of activities planned for this tour, this trip is limited to adults and children age 8 and up. Any registrant younger than 18 will need an adult assigned to them. Adults will be required to provide photo ID with a birthdate upon check-in.


What's the refund policy?

Refund requests expressed to Torque Travel before 12:00 noon EDT on Sunday, July 8th will be granted in full. Please allow 3-5 business days to process your refund.

If you wish to exchange your reservation for this event for another Torque organized tour of equal or lesser value, you must make your request before 12:00 noon EDT on Sunday, July 30th. Exchanges are subject to availability.

After 12:00 noon on July 30th, all sales for this trip are considered final. Missing the shuttle's departure is not considered a cause for a refund.

The event may be canceled if fewer than three registrations are booked before 12:00 noon EDT on Sunday, July 30. In the event of a cancellation, notifications and refunds will be issued automatically. Shuttle services and all other benefits will be canceled when refunds are issued.

If Torque Travel LLC cancels the trip for any reason, full refunds will be automatically issued.


Is it alright if the name on my registration doesn't match the person who attends?

You are not required to attend under the name with which your registered. However, you must notify us of any changes in advance by sending us a message at torque@torquetours.com. If you transfer your ticket to another person, that person must meet the age and ID requirement of the registration type you chose.


What happens if there is inclement weather?

If, prior to our scheduled departure, the National Weather Service issues a tropical storm warning, tropical storm watch, hurricane warning, hurricane watch, tornado watch, tornado warning, or flood warning for the immediate area in and around Kennett Square for a time period between 1:00 pm 5:00 pm on Sunday, August 6th, Torque Travel will cancel the planned tour and provide the paid registrant with the option of rebooking the reservation on another tour of equal or lesser value and receive a credit for the difference. If the paying registrant opts to not rebook, she/he will receive a full refund of the charged tour. (Please note that a flood watch is not considered a reason for cancellation of the trip.)


Where is the meeting location?

We will meet at CremCafe in Rockville Town Center, a short walk from the Rockville Metro Station.


Which meals are included?

$ denotes a meal that is not included in the cost of the reservation.

Lunch – You will have the option to eat an early lunch at Maryland House. If not, there are restaurants at Longwood Garden. ($)
Dinner – We will stop for a meal at a restaurant after departing the gardens.


I have other questions not answered here.

You should review the terms of service on the payment page before making any payment. Otherwise, please relay any questions to torque@torquetours.com or tweet to us at @TorqueTravel.

Summary Details

Minimum Age: 8
Lodging: None required
Maximum Tour Size: 15 people including tour leader(s)
Meeting Point:

199 E Montgomery Ave
Rockville, MD 20850


Metro Accessible: Rockville Station

Departure Time: 10:30 am on Sunday, August 6th, 2017
Anticipated Return Time: 8:00 pm on Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Meal plan: Dinner included

Refund and exchange policy: Full refund if requested by 12:00 noon EDT on Sunday, July 8th, 2017.
Exchanges accepted if requested by 12:00 noon EDT on Sunday, July 30th, 2017.