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LINCOLN CITY, OREGON

Coastal Catch: A Culinary Adventure Along Oregon's Beautiful Coast

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Program #6945RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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.
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All activities near sea level.

Itinerary for Apr 6 — Apr 11, 2014

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Type: Resort

Description: incredible 10-story hotel is built into the cliff right on the beach at Lincoln City; spectacular ocean views from every room

Contact info:
4009 SW Highway 101
Lincoln City, OR 97367 USA
phone: 800-452-8127
web: www.spanishhead.com

Room amenities: all rooms have frig and microwave; some have kitchettes with full stove. some rooms, but not all, have balcony, must call & request if you need something specific.

Facility amenities: ocean-view dining and lounge, heated pool, exercise and recreation rooms, saunas and enclosed ocean view spa. Miles of walking beach right outside your hotel room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Check with hotel.
This resort is popular with Portland weekenders, so before and after additional nights fill up fast. Make arrangements early and make sure to mention you are with Road Scholar program.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, April 06 - Welcome! Orientation and dinner above the waves.
Arrive To: Check in at hotel front desk beginning at 3 p.m. Reception and orientation in the El Toro Room on the 4th Floor at 5 p.m.

Dinner: Dine in the hotel restaurant high above the waves.

Lodging: Inn at Spanish Head

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: incredible 10-story hotel is built into the cliff right on the beach at Lincoln City; spectacular ocean views from every room

Contact info:
4009 SW Highway 101
Lincoln City, OR 97367 USA
phone: 800-452-8127
web: www.spanishhead.com

Room amenities: all rooms have frig and microwave; some have kitchettes with full stove. some rooms, but not all, have balcony, must call & request if you need something specific.

Facility amenities: ocean-view dining and lounge, heated pool, exercise and recreation rooms, saunas and enclosed ocean view spa. Miles of walking beach right outside your hotel room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Check with hotel.
This resort is popular with Portland weekenders, so before and after additional nights fill up fast. Make arrangements early and make sure to mention you are with Road Scholar program.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, April 07 - Cooking Demonstration, Geology Lesson, Beach Walk
Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel restaurant.

Morning: Geology lecture followed by a naturalist-lead beach walk in front of the hotel.

Lunch: Lunch is served in the hotel restaurant.

Afternoon: Engaging cooking demonstration with a hotel sous chef. Sample seafood delicacies and desserts. Then, a field trip to discover the ecology of the northwest rainforests and lakes.

Dinner: Dine high above the waves in the hotel restaurant.

Evening: Natural History of the Oregon Coast slide show

Lodging: Inn at Spanish Head

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: incredible 10-story hotel is built into the cliff right on the beach at Lincoln City; spectacular ocean views from every room

Contact info:
4009 SW Highway 101
Lincoln City, OR 97367 USA
phone: 800-452-8127
web: www.spanishhead.com

Room amenities: all rooms have frig and microwave; some have kitchettes with full stove. some rooms, but not all, have balcony, must call & request if you need something specific.

Facility amenities: ocean-view dining and lounge, heated pool, exercise and recreation rooms, saunas and enclosed ocean view spa. Miles of walking beach right outside your hotel room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Check with hotel.
This resort is popular with Portland weekenders, so before and after additional nights fill up fast. Make arrangements early and make sure to mention you are with Road Scholar program.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, April 08 - Presentations on Commercial fisheries and Dungene...
Presentations on Commercial fisheries and Dungeness crab, Albacore tuna and Salmon. Oregon Wines lesson and tasting

Breakfast: Breakfast served in the hotel restaurant.

Morning: Presentation by Tuna & Salmon Commissioner, samples included! Then, lecture on Commercial Fisheries by former fisherman. Also, everyone gets a chance to crack crab!! Our great Northwest Dungeness crab!

Lunch: Lunch at the Fathoms , the hotel restaurant on the tenth floor with spectacular ocean views.

Afternoon: Some free time before discovering Oregon's growing wine industry. Taste for yourself what all of the fuss is about.

Dinner: Dine high above the waves in the hotel restaurant.

Evening: Evening Lecture to be determined.

Lodging: Inn at Spanish Head

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: incredible 10-story hotel is built into the cliff right on the beach at Lincoln City; spectacular ocean views from every room

Contact info:
4009 SW Highway 101
Lincoln City, OR 97367 USA
phone: 800-452-8127
web: www.spanishhead.com

Room amenities: all rooms have frig and microwave; some have kitchettes with full stove. some rooms, but not all, have balcony, must call & request if you need something specific.

Facility amenities: ocean-view dining and lounge, heated pool, exercise and recreation rooms, saunas and enclosed ocean view spa. Miles of walking beach right outside your hotel room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Check with hotel.
This resort is popular with Portland weekenders, so before and after additional nights fill up fast. Make arrangements early and make sure to mention you are with Road Scholar program.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, April 09 - Lincoln City Culinary Center, Estuary Walk, Free ...
Note: Estuary walk of less than one mile on gravel road.

Breakfast: Breakfast served in the hotel restaurant.

Morning: Video and discussion: Oregon Estuaries. Then we will head to Culinary Center for presentation.

Lunch: Lunch and cooking lesson at the Lincoln City Culinary Center. Sample Oregon wine as you witness a feast created before your eyes.

Afternoon: Visit a wilderness estuary and learn about the habitat that fosters much of the coast's life. A short walk amongst massive Sitka Spruce trees will soothe you.

Dinner: Dine high above the waves in the hotel restaurant.

Evening: Free evening

Lodging: Inn at Spanish Head

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: incredible 10-story hotel is built into the cliff right on the beach at Lincoln City; spectacular ocean views from every room

Contact info:
4009 SW Highway 101
Lincoln City, OR 97367 USA
phone: 800-452-8127
web: www.spanishhead.com

Room amenities: all rooms have frig and microwave; some have kitchettes with full stove. some rooms, but not all, have balcony, must call & request if you need something specific.

Facility amenities: ocean-view dining and lounge, heated pool, exercise and recreation rooms, saunas and enclosed ocean view spa. Miles of walking beach right outside your hotel room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Check with hotel.
This resort is popular with Portland weekenders, so before and after additional nights fill up fast. Make arrangements early and make sure to mention you are with Road Scholar program.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, April 10 - Cooking Demonstration, Oregon Wines lesson and ta...
Breakfast: Breakfast served in the hotel restaurant.

Morning: We'll travel 25 miles to the coastal town of Newport where we will visit the spectacular Oregon Coast Aquarium and learn about the coast's amazing creatures.

Lunch: Buffet lunch in a Newport restaurant.

Afternoon: Yaquina Head Lighthouse is the coast's tallest, and the headland surrounding it is home to countless seabirds, sea lions and seals. This outstanding natural area is one of the most pristine on the west coast. After our visit to the lighthouse, we will take a 2-hour tour of the Yaquina Bay on the educational vessel the Marine Discovery.

Dinner: A huge seafood buffet dinner is served in the Fathoms Restaurant. Salmon, halibut, squid, shellfish, crab plus salads and breads and great desserts!

Evening: Wrap up your time on the coast with your fellow travelers.

Lodging: Inn at Spanish Head

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, April 11 - Farewell and have a safe trip home!!
Breakfast: Breakfast served in the hotel restaurant.

Morning: Individual departures after breakfast. Check out time is noon. Have a safe voyage home!

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, Lands End, Oshkosh Begosh, 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. lots of recreational activities
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.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences

Ratings

4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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