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Program #19159RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Nov 17 — Nov 22, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: Located on the beach in Newport, Oregon. The Elizabeth Street Inn is walking distance from the historic Nye Beach neighborhood, home to quaint shops, restaurants and galleries.

Contact info:
232 SW Elizabeth Street
Newport, OR 97365 USA
phone: 541-265-9400
web: www.elizabethstreetinn.com

Room amenities: All rooms feature gas fireplaces, cable TV, telephone, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and private balcony.

Facility amenities: Each room has an ocean view and a private balcony. Hotel has an indoor pool, spa and exercise room.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact hotel for information.
Please contact the hotel for room rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, November 17 - Welcome! Orientation and Dinner
Arrive To: Check in at hotel front desk.

Afternoon: Welcome orientation will take place in the hotel meeting room at 5 pm.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel restaurant.

Lodging: Elizabeth Street Inn

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Located on the beach in Newport, Oregon. The Elizabeth Street Inn is walking distance from the historic Nye Beach neighborhood, home to quaint shops, restaurants and galleries.

Contact info:
232 SW Elizabeth Street
Newport, OR 97365 USA
phone: 541-265-9400
web: www.elizabethstreetinn.com

Room amenities: All rooms feature gas fireplaces, cable TV, telephone, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and private balcony.

Facility amenities: Each room has an ocean view and a private balcony. Hotel has an indoor pool, spa and exercise room.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact hotel for information.
Please contact the hotel for room rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, November 18 - Oregon Coast Natural History, Beach Walk, Coastal...
Oregon Coast Natural History, Beach Walk, Coastal Rainforest Walk, Evening Lecture

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet in the hotel restaurant.

Morning: Learn about the fundamental geology of the Oregon Coast in an engaging presentation followed by a guided beach walk. Your naturalist guide will help you identify what you find in the sand.

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel restaurant.

Afternoon: Venture deep into the temperate rainforest with your naturalist guide and learn about the prolific life before you. From Salmon to mushrooms, you will meet the coast's native creatures. Later, explore the area in a lively driving tour.

Dinner: Dine in a local restaurant.

Evening: Lecture TBD

Lodging: Elizabeth Street Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Located on the beach in Newport, Oregon. The Elizabeth Street Inn is walking distance from the historic Nye Beach neighborhood, home to quaint shops, restaurants and galleries.

Contact info:
232 SW Elizabeth Street
Newport, OR 97365 USA
phone: 541-265-9400
web: www.elizabethstreetinn.com

Room amenities: All rooms feature gas fireplaces, cable TV, telephone, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and private balcony.

Facility amenities: Each room has an ocean view and a private balcony. Hotel has an indoor pool, spa and exercise room.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact hotel for information.
Please contact the hotel for room rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, November 19 - Glass Blowing, Whale Watching and Oregon's Marine...
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet in the hotel restaurant.

Morning: Meet a local glass artist who will introduce you to the art and craft of blowing glass. Learn about the famous glass floats of the Oregon Coast and blow one yourself.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Travel to lovely Depoe Bay and visit the state's only dedicated whale watching station. Scan the waters for the spouts of migrating Gray Whales. Walk the waterfront of Depoe Bay and explore the world's smallest harbor entrance where fishing boats squeeze between rocks to enter the picturesque harbor.

Dinner: Dine in a local restaurant.

Evening: Learn how commercial fisherman, whales, and other marine creatures coexist in the busy waters of the Oregon Coast.

Lodging: Elizabeth Street Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Located on the beach in Newport, Oregon. The Elizabeth Street Inn is walking distance from the historic Nye Beach neighborhood, home to quaint shops, restaurants and galleries.

Contact info:
232 SW Elizabeth Street
Newport, OR 97365 USA
phone: 541-265-9400
web: www.elizabethstreetinn.com

Room amenities: All rooms feature gas fireplaces, cable TV, telephone, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and private balcony.

Facility amenities: Each room has an ocean view and a private balcony. Hotel has an indoor pool, spa and exercise room.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact hotel for information.
Please contact the hotel for room rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, November 20 - Salmon Cooking Demonstration, Free Afternoon & Ev...
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet in the hotel restaurant.

Morning: The Oregon Coast Aquarium is one of the finest aquariums in the nation. Explore the engaging exhibits and meet the facility's amazing residents.

Lunch: Anyone can eat salmon, but can you cook it? At Lincoln City's culinary center, we'll learn from Chef Sharon Weist how to prepare a seafood feast using fresh salmon. When the work is done, enjoy the results with some Oregon wine.

Afternoon: Enjoy a free afternoon to explore or relax.

Dinner: Dinner is on your own. Try out one of Newport's wonderful restaurants.

Lodging: Elizabeth Street Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Hotel

Description: Located on the beach in Newport, Oregon. The Elizabeth Street Inn is walking distance from the historic Nye Beach neighborhood, home to quaint shops, restaurants and galleries.

Contact info:
232 SW Elizabeth Street
Newport, OR 97365 USA
phone: 541-265-9400
web: www.elizabethstreetinn.com

Room amenities: All rooms feature gas fireplaces, cable TV, telephone, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and private balcony.

Facility amenities: Each room has an ocean view and a private balcony. Hotel has an indoor pool, spa and exercise room.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact hotel for information.
Please contact the hotel for room rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, November 21 - Cape Perpetua, Devil's Churn, Yachats and Waldpor...
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet in the hotel restaurant.

Morning: South of Newport, the Oregon Coast turns wild with dramatic headlands, tidepools and spouting horns.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch in Yachats, one of the prettiest towns on the west coast.

Afternoon: Cape Perpetua towers above the surf south of Yachats. We'll go to the top of the cape and visit a Civilian Conservation Corps observation shelter 800 feet above the waves. Later, we'll visit the Devil's Churn and see winter waves explode in the deep fissure of rock.

Dinner: Celebrate the last night of the program with a dinner at a local restaurant.

Evening: Wrap up your week with a celebration.

Lodging: Elizabeth Street Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, November 22 - Have a safe trip home!
Depart From: You are free to depart following breakfast.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet in the hotel restaurant.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Lincoln City, OR
Chinook WindsCasino is run by the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians, the local native people.
For additional information, visit: www.chinookwindscasino.com
Factory Outlet StoresVariety of stores, including Coldwater Creek, Land's End, Oshkosh B'gosh, Pendleton, Columbia, etc.
Lincoln CityThe town is located right on the Pacific Ocean and has miles and miles of accessible beaches, shops, market places, crabbing and fishing opportunities as well as the Lincoln County Historical Museum. Plenty of recreational activities
For additional information, visit: www.oregoncoast.org/index.php
Lincoln City Public LibraryModern facility with internet access

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences

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