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Program #20554RJ
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 Jun 23 — Jun 28, 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: 206-917-8000
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 1-800-325-4000 or seattleredliononfifthavenue.com

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, June 23 - Registration, reception, group dinner, and introd...
Registration, reception, group dinner, and introductions. Make a kite tonight to fly tomorrow at the park.

Arrive To: Check into hotel room, then at meeting room (posted on readerboard in lobby) any time between 4:00-5:00 pm to pick up program materials and name tag.

Afternoon: Hosted reception at 5:00 pm; welcome and discussion of agenda 5:30-6:00 pm.

Dinner: Dinner in our meeting room at 6:00 pm.

Evening: Introductions of all attendees, short snapshot of Seattle and constructing kites to fly tomorrow.

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: 206-917-8000
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 1-800-325-4000 or seattleredliononfifthavenue.com

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, June 24 - Exploring Seattle--see lots of boats and salmon a...
Exploring Seattle--see lots of boats and salmon as you learn about the Chittenden Locks; a picnic and kite-flying at Gasworks Park; a behind-the-scenes tour of the Seattle Mariners' Safeco Field; an evening history presentation.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in the hotel restaurant. Enjoy scrambled eggs, cold cereals, fruit/ juices, assorted breakfast breads, breakfast meats, potatoes, pancakes, toast, yogurt, coffe/decaf/tea.

Morning: Learn about the history and operation of the Chittenden Locks, where a Corps of Engineers interpreter will lecture on the history of the Locks, then lead a walk of the botanical gardens, locks and fish ladder.

Lunch: Lunch is a picnic at Gasworks Park on Lake Union, under a shelter or in the sun. Fly kites from Kite Hill and admire its distinctive sundial.

Afternoon: Go behind the scenes at the Seattle Mariners' Safeco field. See the press box, locker rooms and more!

Dinner: Dinner in our meeting room this evening..

Evening: Learn about area/natural history with materials from Seattle's Museum of History and Industry..

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: 206-917-8000
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 1-800-325-4000 or seattleredliononfifthavenue.com

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, June 25 - Board a Washington State ferry for a ride across ...
Board a Washington State ferry for a ride across Puget Sound to Bainbridge Island. Visit their history museum. Take a behind-the-scenes stroll through the Pike Place Market; eat lunch in one of the Market's many cafes. Visit the Seattle Aquarium.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in the hotel restaurant.

Morning: Board a Washington State ferry to ride across Puget Sound to Bainbridge Island. Visit their free history museum and stroll the streets of this charming little town. Ride back to Seattle and the Pike Place Market for a behind-the-scenes tour.

Lunch: Choose lunch on your own from among 60 cafes and restaurants at the Pike Place Market.

Afternoon: Stroll down to the Seattle Aquarium for a look at octopuses, otters, sea birds and lots of fish.

Dinner: Dinner will be in the hotel this evening.

Evening: After dinner play board games with your family. Maybe you'll win a prize!

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: 206-917-8000
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 1-800-325-4000 or seattleredliononfifthavenue.com

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, June 26 - Theo Chocolate Factory tour. Free lunch, afternoo...
Theo Chocolate Factory tour. Free lunch, afternoon, dinner and evening.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in the hote restaurant.

Morning: Jump onto a Metro bus to ride to the Fremont neighborhood. Enjoy its quirky street art. Then tour the Theo Chocolate Factory to learn how delicius treats are made.

Lunch: Fremont has such good restaurants! We'll recommend some for a tasty lunch with your family.

Afternoon: Return to downtown Seattle for a free afternoon.

Dinner: The remainder of the evening is free for you to enjoy dinner with your family this evening.

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: 206-917-8000
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 1-800-325-4000 or seattleredliononfifthavenue.com

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, June 27 - Travel south of Seattle to Tacoma to visit the Le...
Travel south of Seattle to Tacoma to visit the LeMay Car Museum, showing exotic and antique vehicles from the largest private car collection in the US, the Washington State History Museum and the Chihuly Bridge of Glass.

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Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in the hotel restaurant.

Morning: Drive south of Seattle to Tacoma. See the new LeMay Car Museum and its many exotic and antique vehicles on display. If you like cars, this is the place for you!

Lunch: Lunch today in downtown Tacoma at a casual resturant with delicious food.

Afternoon: You will love the fascinating exhibits at the Washington State History Museum. Learn about Washington's geologic, Native American, natural and cultural history in engaging displays. Then see shimmering examples of handmade glass art on the Chihuly Bridge of Glass.

Dinner: It's a pizza party tonight to celebrate this week together.

Evening: Live entertainment after dinner this evening.

Lodging: The Red Lion Hotel on 5th Avenue

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, June 28 - View a video detailing the construction of the 40...
View a video detailing the construction of the 405' Space Needle. Ride the monorail to the Seattle Center and the glass-fronted elevator to the 360-degree observation deck. Optional: the new Chihuly Garden & Glass exhibit, adjacent to the Space Needle.

Depart From: Program ends after the morning's activities.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in the hotel restaurant.

Morning: View a video of the 1962 construction of the Space Needle before we ride the monorail to the Seattle Center and the glass-fronted elevator up to the observation deck of the landmark structure. Stay as long as you like, spotting many of the places we've visited this busy week in the upper left-hand corner. Our program concludes at this point. You may linger longer or return to the hotel with the group. You may be interested in visiting on your own the new Chihuly Garden & Glass exhibit adjacent to the Space Needle. Allow about one hour for that visit.Thank you for coming to Seattle!

Lunch: Bon voyage!

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Seattle, Washington
Chihuly Gardens & GlassView marvelous glass art by legendary glass-master Dale Chihuly in a new permanent exhibit adjacent to the Space Needle at the Seattle Center. Projected to open Spring 2012; ticket prices not yet announced.
For additional information, visit: chihulygardenandglass.com
LeMay Car MuseumSee vintage and exotic cars in the distinctive building housing the new LeMay Car Museum, part of the world's largest private car collection. Convenient public transportation from Seattle; terminates at the Museum. Ticket prices not yet available.

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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
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