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Program #14375RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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 Apr 15 — Apr 19, 2014

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Contact info:
401 Lenora Street
Seattle, WA 98121 USA
phone: 206-443-4300
web: www.warwickwa.com

Room amenities: Coffeemaker, mini-bar, robes, Juliet balcony with sliding glass doors, iron/ironing board, internet access, in-room safe.

Facility amenities: Restaurant/lounge, fitness center, indoor swimming pool/whirlpool, garage parking at $15 + tax/night (6'2" vehicle height limit).

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.
Pre/post rates apply 3 night before/after program dates. Call 800-426-9280, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-7:00 pm for reservations.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Tuesday, April 15 - Registration, reception, dinner.
Arrive To: Hotel check-in time is 4:00 pm. Register in our meeting room 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: Dinner at 6:00 PM in our meeting room.

Evening: Introductions at 7:00 PM followed by a video of glass-making techniques to prepare us for tomorrow's glass lecture and gallery walk.

Lodging: The Warwick Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Contact info:
401 Lenora Street
Seattle, WA 98121 USA
phone: 206-443-4300
web: www.warwickwa.com

Room amenities: Coffeemaker, mini-bar, robes, Juliet balcony with sliding glass doors, iron/ironing board, internet access, in-room safe.

Facility amenities: Restaurant/lounge, fitness center, indoor swimming pool/whirlpool, garage parking at $15 + tax/night (6'2" vehicle height limit).

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.
Pre/post rates apply 3 night before/after program dates. Call 800-426-9280, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-7:00 pm for reservations.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Wednesday, April 16 - Glass art lecture, Pike Place Market talk, galler...
Glass art lecture, Pike Place Market talk, gallery visits, fiber arts lecture.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast, 7:30-8:30 AM, in our meeting room: assorted cold cereals, hot cereal, choice of fruit/juices, eggs, meats, potatoes, pancakes, variety breads, toast station, coffee/decaf/tea.

Morning: Lecture on NW glass art. "What's new in hand-made jewelry" talk by Karen Lorene, owner of Facere Jewelry Art, and demonstration/talk by several jewelry artists.

Lunch: Lunch in our hotel meeting room.

Afternoon: Short talk on the history and operations of the Pike Place Market, followed by a glass gallery walk and a behind-the-scenes stroll through the Market.

Dinner: Dinner in our hotel meeting room.

Evening: A local fiber artist will discuss and show current work and explore regional influences.

Lodging: The Warwick Hotel

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

Contact info:
401 Lenora Street
Seattle, WA 98121 USA
phone: 206-443-4300
web: www.warwickwa.com

Room amenities: Coffeemaker, mini-bar, robes, Juliet balcony with sliding glass doors, iron/ironing board, internet access, in-room safe.

Facility amenities: Restaurant/lounge, fitness center, indoor swimming pool/whirlpool, garage parking at $15 + tax/night (6'2" vehicle height limit).

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.
Pre/post rates apply 3 night before/after program dates. Call 800-426-9280, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-7:00 pm for reservations.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Thursday, April 17 - Tacoma's Hotel Murano, Union Station, Tacoma Art ...
Tacoma's Hotel Murano, Union Station, Tacoma Art Museum and Museum of Glass.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in our hotel meeting room, 7:00-8:00 am.

Morning: Today is glass, glass and more glass. Travel by coach to Tacoma's museum district.Stop first at the Hotel Murano, with its abundant glass art created by the biggest names in studio glass. Enjoy a docent-led walk through the Tacoma Art Museum.

Lunch: Enjoy a tasty lunch at Harmon's Brewpub--great food, great beer.

Afternoon: See historic Union Station's displays of glass byTacoma native Chihuly. Ooh and aah as you stroll across the Chihuly Bridge of Glass to enter the Museum of Glass, with its working hot shop and changing displays, for a docent tour.

Dinner: Choose dinner on your own tonight from among the many restaurants near our perfectly-located hotel or dine in one of two resturants in the hotel itself.

Evening: This evening is on your own to spend with friends or family or enjoy theater,symphony or other pleasures.

Lodging: The Warwick Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Full Service Hotel

Contact info:
401 Lenora Street
Seattle, WA 98121 USA
phone: 206-443-4300
web: www.warwickwa.com

Room amenities: Coffeemaker, mini-bar, robes, Juliet balcony with sliding glass doors, iron/ironing board, internet access, in-room safe.

Facility amenities: Restaurant/lounge, fitness center, indoor swimming pool/whirlpool, garage parking at $15 + tax/night (6'2" vehicle height limit).

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.
Pre/post rates apply 3 night before/after program dates. Call 800-426-9280, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-7:00 pm for reservations.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Friday, April 18 - The craft-focused Bellevue Arts Museum, visit to ...
The craft-focused Bellevue Arts Museum, visit to working potter's studio, NW Gallery of Fine Woodworking, Seattle Art Museum.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in our hotel meeting room.

Morning: Start today across Lake Washington at the Bellevue Arts Museum, celebrated for its crafts emphasis. Travel to West Seattle to the studio of Loren Lukens, a working potter, as he demonstrates throwing, slip casting and more.

Lunch: Lunch at Endolyne Joe's, a favorite neighborhood restaurant.

Afternoon: We'll stop by the Northwest Gallery of Fine Woodworking to see wonderfully-crafted handmade furniture on our way to the Seattle Art Museum, just a few blocks down First Avenue.The Seattle Art Museum is known for its beautiful building as well as for its evocative art.

Dinner: Dinner this evening will be a congenial gathering around the teppan yaki grills at Benihana, just a block from our hotel but a world away with its multitude of flavors and lively chefs.

Evening: Our evening ends after our Benihana dinner.

Lodging: The Warwick Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five: Saturday, April 19 - Space Needle video, monorail ride to Seattle Cent...
Space Needle video, monorail ride to Seattle Center, ascend the Space Needle, visit new Chihuly Garden & Glass exhibit.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in our hotel meeting room.

Morning: View a 1962 video detailing the construction of the landmark Space Needle. Ride the monorail to the Seattle Center and zip to the top of the Needle for an unbeatable view of the mountains, lakes, city and Puget Sound. Walk next door to marvel at the sparkling new Chihuly Garden & Glass exhibit showcasing the largest collection of legendary glass-master Dale Chihuly's work ever assembled. You may want to walk two blocks to the free Gates Foundation Viisitor Center to learn about the philanthropic philosophy of this organization from interactive displays. Return to our hotel with the group or ride the monorail back at your leisure. Bon Voyage!

Meals Included: Breakfast

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10 Expert-led lectures
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