CENTIPEDE has the experience to arrange all your transportation, no matter the size of your group - even if it's only that one Very Important Person. From "Meet and Greet" to baggage handling to transfers from the airport to your hotel - for one or thousands, we do it all.
We have the standard vehicles, and some wonderfully different styles of travel. There are motorcoaches, old-fashioned trolley-buses, vans, limousines ... and intimate horse-drawn carriages. We'll get you there on time, in comfort, and happy.
Main Course, Part I: Conventions/Meetings/Special Events
From the moment you step off the plane you're in our capable hands. A shuttle service takes you from the airport to the hotel, from the hotel to your meetings. We can make your luncheon a delight, your dinner a dinner dance, your meeting a specially themed event. We know the location and quality of Philadelphia's major convention places, their audio-visual equipment, their size, capabilities, and their service. would a celebrity or expert speaker bring things to life? We can find the right one for you - from anywhere in the country. would the executive committee like to meet in private session? We'll host an elegant dinner in one of Philadelphia's finest historic mansions. Would your group enjoy a private concert with Peter Nero's Philly Pops? In short, we do three things to make the meeting come off perfectly: get you the best of the basics, put spark into the most important moments and take care of all the details in between.
Main Course, Part II: Sites/Catering
Whatever you can imagine - and some things you can't - CENTIPEDE can accomplish. Imagine, for instance, historic mansions being opened for your private party ... museums where the hushed atmosphere and the genius of centuries lend a romantic aura to your meal ... picnics in the grandest in-city greenery in the U.S., Fairmount Park ... dinner with music in any form from a strolling violinist to a 32 piece orchestra ... or a full-blown Philadelphia blast with the fabulous feathered and spangled Mummers, the pride of our New Year's Day parade. And the food, naturally, is always from the finest of Philadelphia's catering institutions.
Side Dishes: Spouse Programs
While you're involved in the business-at-hand, we have a cornucopia of activity available for your better half to dive into. We'll escort any size group, from one VIP's husband or wife to the spouses of thousands. We'll take them on our historic tours; to see the great museums; visit the local outlet havens; shop in our elegant enclaves; take in theatre fare or sports events. We can arrange their luncheons, dinners, cocktail parties, and guest speakers. The red carpet is waiting.
Evening Repast: Candlelight Strolls, Cocktails To Go
A delightful way for out-of-towners and native Philadelphians alike to begin or end their evening. Our Candlelight Strolls have been favorites of corporate and convention planners, church groups, fund raisers, reunions, or just casual get-togethers of friends.
CANDLELIGHT STROLLS: Guides in colonial dress lead you through the enchantment of old-time Philadelphia ... to hidden walkways, the quaint alleys and courtyards ... the romance of 18th century gardens and cobblestoned streets ... And you'll be immersed in the aura of Society Hill's taverns and mansions, where you can drink and dine within the walls that heard the private conversations of Franklin and Jefferson.
These popular strolls are now conducted Spring through Fall, two nights a week (and at any time by special request). Take one of our regular tours as a sample, to pre-taste the fanciful feast you can offer your group.
COCKTAILS TO GO: Board an old-fashioned trolley-bus for an evening of cocktails and touring as you whirl through this beautiful city by night: see the glimmering lights of Boathouse row, the spectacular city view from the top of the Art Museum's steps, and the picturesque residences of Rittenhouse Square and Society Hill. then head for dinner at one of Philadelphia's exciting restaurants. CENTIPEDE arranges it all.