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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.
Elevation Note
The Visitor Center at Paradise on Mt. Rainier is at 5500'.

Itinerary for Jul 28 — Aug 2, 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 Reservations at 1-855-515-1144 during normal business hours.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, July 28 - 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: 206-971-8000
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 Reservations at 1-855-515-1144 during normal business hours.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, July 29 - 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; behind the scenes at Safeco Field; an evening lecture on the geology of Mt. Rainier.

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 Safeco Field, the Seattle Mariners' baseball park.

Dinner: Dinner in our meeting room this evening..

Evening: Illustrated lecture by a local geologist on the beauty and the volcanic potential of Mt. Rainier.

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 Reservations at 1-855-515-1144 during normal business hours.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, July 30 - See many kinds of animals at NW Trek, a wild anim...
See many kinds of animals at NW Trek, a wild animal park. On a Mt. Rainier visit stop for a gentle hike at Longmire. Walk to the base of dramatic Narada Falls. At Paradise, walk through fields of wildflowers, see the historic inn and new visitor center,.

Note: Optional flat walks in scenic areas; optional hiking in meadows with some elevation gain.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in the hotel restaurant.

Morning: Travel by chartered coach to NW Trek, a noted wild animal park. At NW Trek we'll take a tram ride through herds of bison, elk and others. Walk though exhibits of wolves and other local species.

Lunch: Enter Mt. Rainier National Park and ride to Longmire to learn about the area's early settlers and enjoy a gentle, scenic walk. Stop at beautiful Narada Falls; walk the steep trail to bottom of the falls and up again if you wish. Unpack your picnic lunch at the Visitor Center at Paradise, elevation 5500 feet, or choose your meal from their lunch counter, which features hot soups, sandwiches, salads, beverages and desserts.

Afternoon: Walk trails in the meadows at Paradise on your own and choose from a number of hikes.Browse the Visitor Center's interpretive displays on the natural and human history of the mountain and its breathtaking surrounding peaks. Look through its excellent gift shops. Visit Paradise Inn, a vintage National Park lodge.

Dinner: We'll stop at a family-style restaurant for a tasty dinner on the way home.

Evening: No time for an evening program tonight. We have a busy day tomorrow!

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 Reservations at 1-855-515-1144 during normal business hours.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, July 31 - Say hello to otters and octopuses at the Seattle ...
Say hello to otters and octopuses at the Seattle Aquarium. Enjoy their exhibits of local flora and fauna.stroll the Olympic Sculpture Park.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in the hotel restaurant.

Morning: Ride a Metro bus to the waterfront to visit the Seattle Aquarium. See the local Giant Pacific Octopus, sea otters ad many, many fish. Stroll through the Seattl Art Museum's Olympic Sculpture Park.

Lunch: Choose your favorite pasta today as we lunch today at The Spaghetti Factory.

Afternoon: Relax or go out for more activities with your family on your free afternoon. Suggestions will be provided.

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, Lunch
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 Reservations at 1-855-515-1144 during normal business hours.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, August 01 - Travel east of Seattle to hike near Snoqualmie Fa...
Travel east of Seattle to hike near Snoqualmie Falls. Lunch at Remlinger Farms, a working farm with many activities. Do some berry-picking together in the blueberry fields. Enjoy a pizza party tonight to end our program.

Note: Light hiking on flat, well-maintained trail.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in the hotel restaurant.

Morning: Drive east of Seattle to amazing Snoqualmie Falls and walk a gentle trail through a fragrant forest.

Lunch: Lunch at the restaurant at Remlinger Farms, a busy working farm.

Afternoon: Spend some sunny time picking juicy blueberries for a snack on the ride home.

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

Evening: We'll have live entertainment after dinner this evening.

Lodging: The Red Lion Hotel on 5th Avenue

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, August 02 - 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.

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. Other activities in and around the Seattle Center include the new Chihuly Garden & Glass exhibit, the Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum, the Pacific Science Center and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center and Ride the Ducks. 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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5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
9 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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