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Program #2832RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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 May 6 — May 11, 2013

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, close to the Pike Place Market, the central library, the Seattle Art Museum, the Seattle Aquarium, Benaroya (symphony) Hall, sports stadiums, restaurants, shopping, theaters and the monorail to the Seattle Center and the Space Needle.

Contact info:
1415 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101 USA
phone: 206-971-8000
web: www.seattleredlionfifthavenue.com

Room amenities: Flat screen TV, coffeemaker, refrigerator, terry robes, Bath & Bodyworks amenities, iron/ironing board.

Facility amenities: Newly-redecorated guestrooms, restaurant/lounge/terrace, fitness facility, free wireless internet, dataports, $15/night guest parking (6'2" clearance).

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Rates vary seasonally.
Contact Red Lion Central reservations at 1-855-515-1144 or seattleredliononfifthavenue.com

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Monday, May 06 - Registration, reception, dinner.
Arrive To: Hotel check-in time is 4:00 pm. Register in our meeting room, posted on a sign in the lobby, at any time between 4:00 and 5:00 pm. At 5:00 pm enjoy a hosted reception. At 5:30 pm we will discuss the week's agenda .

Dinner: At 6:00 pm a sit-down dinner will be served in our private dining room.

Evening: After dinner, meet your fellow program participants and view a short video about Seattle activities.

Lodging: The Red Lion Hotel on 5th Avenue

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, close to the Pike Place Market, the central library, the Seattle Art Museum, the Seattle Aquarium, Benaroya (symphony) Hall, sports stadiums, restaurants, shopping, theaters and the monorail to the Seattle Center and the Space Needle.

Contact info:
1415 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101 USA
phone: 206-971-8000
web: www.seattleredlionfifthavenue.com

Room amenities: Flat screen TV, coffeemaker, refrigerator, terry robes, Bath & Bodyworks amenities, iron/ironing board.

Facility amenities: Newly-redecorated guestrooms, restaurant/lounge/terrace, fitness facility, free wireless internet, dataports, $15/night guest parking (6'2" clearance).

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Rates vary seasonally.
Contact Red Lion Central reservations at 1-855-515-1144 or seattleredliononfifthavenue.com

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Tuesday, May 07 - Boeing plant visit with introductory film and nar...
Boeing plant visit with introductory film and narrated walking tour of the plant. Dungeness crab lunch at a waterfront restaurant. Museum of History and Industry.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast, 7:30-8:30 AM, in the hotel's restaurant: assorted cold cereals, hot cereal, pancakes, breakfast meats,breakfast breads/muffins, choice of juices, eggs, toast station, yogurt, fresh fruit, hot beverages.

Morning: Relax in a chartered coach on the way to the Everett Boeing plant. Upon arrival, view a short introductory film, then look down onto the plant floor to see passenger jets and cargo planes moving down the assembly line.

Lunch: Enjoy cracked Dungeness crab or order from the menu at a waterfront restaurant overlooking Elliott Bay.

Afternoon: See fascinating displays about the human and natural history of this area at the new Museum of History and Industry in South Lake Union Park.

Dinner: Dinner in our private dining room.

Evening: Seattle has an interesting and varied architectural history. Learn about the rich details from a noted architectural historian.

Lodging: The Red Lion Hotel on 5th Avenue

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, close to the Pike Place Market, the central library, the Seattle Art Museum, the Seattle Aquarium, Benaroya (symphony) Hall, sports stadiums, restaurants, shopping, theaters and the monorail to the Seattle Center and the Space Needle.

Contact info:
1415 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101 USA
phone: 206-971-8000
web: www.seattleredlionfifthavenue.com

Room amenities: Flat screen TV, coffeemaker, refrigerator, terry robes, Bath & Bodyworks amenities, iron/ironing board.

Facility amenities: Newly-redecorated guestrooms, restaurant/lounge/terrace, fitness facility, free wireless internet, dataports, $15/night guest parking (6'2" clearance).

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Rates vary seasonally.
Contact Red Lion Central reservations at 1-855-515-1144 or seattleredliononfifthavenue.com

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Wednesday, May 08 - Olympic Sculpture Park, Chittenden Locks and Pion...
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in the hotel's restaurant, 7:30-8:30 am.

Morning: Stroll the Seattle Art Museum's Olympic Sculpture Park. Learn about the Chittenden Locks and see commercial and pleasure boats passing through this engineering landmark, salmon swimming up the fish ladder and flowers blooming in the botanical garden.

Lunch: Enjoy a tasty lunch in a popular Thai restaurant--tasty but not spicy.

Afternoon: Stroll the many galleries, museums and sights of Pioneer Square, the birthplace of the city of Seattle.

Dinner: Dinner in our private dining room.

Evening: Look forward to unique entertainment after dinner tonight.

Lodging: The Red Lion Hotel on 5th Avenue

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, close to the Pike Place Market, the central library, the Seattle Art Museum, the Seattle Aquarium, Benaroya (symphony) Hall, sports stadiums, restaurants, shopping, theaters and the monorail to the Seattle Center and the Space Needle.

Contact info:
1415 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101 USA
phone: 206-971-8000
web: www.seattleredlionfifthavenue.com

Room amenities: Flat screen TV, coffeemaker, refrigerator, terry robes, Bath & Bodyworks amenities, iron/ironing board.

Facility amenities: Newly-redecorated guestrooms, restaurant/lounge/terrace, fitness facility, free wireless internet, dataports, $15/night guest parking (6'2" clearance).

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Rates vary seasonally.
Contact Red Lion Central reservations at 1-855-515-1144 or seattleredliononfifthavenue.com

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Thursday, May 09 - Stroll the Fremont neighborhood and visit the The...
Stroll the Fremont neighborhood and visit the Theo Chocolate Factory. Free lunch, afternoon,dinner and evening.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in the hotel's restaurant.

Morning: Stroll the quirky Fremont neighborhood, then take a tasty tour of the Theo Chocolate Factory. Sampling is strongly encouraged!

Lunch: On your own for lunch today. Suggestions will be supplied.

Afternoon: Free afternoon for your own activities. Suggestions will be provided.

Dinner: On your own for dinner this evening. Restaurant suggestions will be provided.

Evening: Free evening for your own activities. Some suggestions within a short walk or easily reached: Seattle Symphony, Tchaikovsky's Symphony #4, Gerard Schwartz conducting, 206-215-4747; Seattle Repertory Theatre, "Boeing, Boeing", a lighthearted comedy, 206-443-2222; ACT Theatre, "Grey Gardens: The Musical", 206-292-7676; Triple Door. "Seattle Secret Music Showcase", 206-838-4333.

Lodging: The Red Lion Hotel on 5th Avenue

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, close to the Pike Place Market, the central library, the Seattle Art Museum, the Seattle Aquarium, Benaroya (symphony) Hall, sports stadiums, restaurants, shopping, theaters and the monorail to the Seattle Center and the Space Needle.

Contact info:
1415 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101 USA
phone: 206-971-8000
web: www.seattleredlionfifthavenue.com

Room amenities: Flat screen TV, coffeemaker, refrigerator, terry robes, Bath & Bodyworks amenities, iron/ironing board.

Facility amenities: Newly-redecorated guestrooms, restaurant/lounge/terrace, fitness facility, free wireless internet, dataports, $15/night guest parking (6'2" clearance).

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Rates vary seasonally.
Contact Red Lion Central reservations at 1-855-515-1144 or seattleredliononfifthavenue.com

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Friday, May 10 - Boat cruise from Elliott Bay through the Chittend...
Boat cruise from Elliott Bay through the Chittenden Locks. Visit the Seattle Art Museum.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in the hotel's restaurant.

Morning: Spend 2 relaxing hours cruising on Elliott Bay and through the Chittenden Locks to see houseboats and seaplanes on Lake Union. Comfortable, well-equipped tour boat with inside and outside decks.

Lunch: Enjoy a box lunch on the boat as you see the sights.

Afternoon: The Seattle Art Museum is yours to explore. After a docent-led walk, spend all the time you choose in this lovely building's many fascinating exhibits.

Dinner: Dinner in a popular nearby restaurant.

Evening: Our relaxing dinner winds up the evening.

Lodging: The Red Lion Hotel on 5th Avenue

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Saturday, May 11 - Ride the monorail to the Seattle Center and zip t...
Ride the monorail to the Seattle Center and zip to the top of the Space Needle, then visit the sparkling new Chihuly Garden & Glass exhibit. Bon Voyage!

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in the hotel's restaurant.

Morning: We'll see a film about the construction of the Space Needle, then ride the monorail to the Seattle Center and zip to the top of the Needle in a glass-fronted elevator. Step next door to delight in the new Chihuly Garden & Glass exhibit. Return with the group to the hotel or stay as long as you'd like. We'll finish before lunch.

Lunch: Return to hotel for departures. Bon voyage!

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Seattle, WA
Chihuly Gardens & GlassSee new work by legendary glass-master Dale Chihuly in a permanent new erxhibit adjacent to the Space Needle at the Seattle Center. We'll visit the Space Needle on Friday morning of our program; if you wish to visit this glass exhibit you can extend your time at the Seattle Center and return on the monorail on your own schedule. Ticket prices for the Chihuly exhibit have not yet been announced.
For additional information, visit: chihulygardenandglass.com
LeMay Car MuseumSee vintage and exotic cars from the world's largest private car collection at the new LeMay Car Museum in Tacoma, south of Seattle. Convenient public transportation terminates at the Museum. Ticket prices not yet available.
For additional information, visit: wwwlemaymuseum.org

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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12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
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