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BEGINS IN: PORTLAND, OREGON

On the Road: The Northwest’s Columbia River Gorge, Mount Rainier and San Juan Islands

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Program #16179RJ
8 Days | 7 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.
Meals: 19 total, 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinner

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Clarion Hotel- Portland International Airport: Portland, OR, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Hotel is perched along Lake Mayes near the Columbia River, offering bird-watching pleasures as well as ready access to downtown Portland, 10 miles away. Walking path nearby.

Contact info:
11518 NE Glenn Widing Drive
Portland, OR 97220 USA
phone: 503-252-2222
web: www.clarionhotel.com/hotel-portland-oregon-OR166

Room amenities: Air conditioning, cable/satellite, TV, refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, hair dryer, microwave, high speed Internet access, clock radio and iron/ironing board.

Facility amenities: Indoor heated pool, hot tub, exercise room, business center, on-site guest laundry, meeting rooms and complimentary airport shuttle. Hotel is handicap accessible.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel directly
The hotel offers a special rate for participants, based upon availability. Make reservations by calling 503-252-2222 for early arrivals or stay-overs. Be sure to mention you are with the Road Scholar group.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Additional nights after: Call hotel directly
The hotel offers a special rate for participants, based upon availability. Make reservations by calling 503-252-2222 for early arrivals or stay-overs. Be sure to mention you are with the Road Scholar group.

Check out time: 12:00 PM
Best Western Plus Hood River Inn: Hood River, OR, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
1108 E. Marina Way
Hood River, OR 97031 USA
phone: 541-386-2200
web: www.bestwesternoregon.com/hotels/best-western-hood-river-inn

Room amenities: Refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, cable TV, iron/ironing board, and hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Fitness room, outdoor heated pool and spa, indoor spa, dry rock sauna, and riverside walk.

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

Elevator: Yes

Paradise Inn: Mount Rainier National Park, WA, 1 nights
Type: Lodge

Description: Everything about Paradise Inn is unique! This incredible mountainside lodge has recently been renovated, but it maintains it's majestic simplicity in the style of many of the West's iconic park lodges.

Contact info:
Mount Rainier National Park
Mount Rainier National Park, WA 98304 USA
phone: 360-569-2275
web: www.mtrainierguestservices.com/accommodations/paradise-inn

Facility amenities: This facility does not have elevtors. Some lobby level rooms are available. Porterage has been included in the program price so there will be assistance bringing bags to rooms.

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

Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Avenue: Seattle, WA, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The Red Lion Hotel is walking distance to Seattle’s exciting shopping, theaters, museums, cultural landmarks, and attractions, including the Seattle Waterfront, Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Seattle Center, Seattle Aquarium, Seattle Art Museum, Experience Music Project, Washington State Convention & Trade Center, Pioneer Square, Benaroya Hall, Pacific Science Center, Key Arena, 5th Avenue Theatre and the classic Paramount Theatre.

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

Room amenities: This hotel includes 297 smoke-free guest rooms, pillowtop king and queen beds, free high-speed wireless Internet access, large work desks, flat screen TV, alarm clocks, coffee/tea maker, iron/ironing board, hair dryer and full-length mirror.

Facility amenities: Hotel includes 24-hour business center (additional services such as fax and Internet service are available for a reasonable fee), cardiovascular and training equipment, workout, yoga and Pilates mats, wall-to-ceiling mirrors, a wall-mounted flat-screen TV, water station and towels.

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

Elevator: Yes

Best Western Friday Harbor Suites: Friday Harbor, WA, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The newly–remodeled Friday Harbor Suites is within walking distance of Friday Harbor's art galleries and shops.

Contact info:
680 Spring Street
Friday Harbor, WA 98250 USA
phone: 360-378-3031
web: www.fridayharborsuites.com

Room amenities: The spacious and stylish one bedroom suites are beautifully furnished with your comfort in mind. All rooms are large comfortable one bedroom suites and feature an identical bedding configuration as follows: a separate bedroom with one Queen size bed; and a Queen-size sleeper sofa (with 7” mattress) in the living room. Other room amenities include a large living room with fireplace; kitchen (equipped with full size refrigerator, china and silverware, and microwave); private balcony/deck; and private bath with hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Fitness room, Jacuzzi and business center with computers.

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

Elevator: Yes

Clarion Hotel- Portland International Airport: Portland, OR, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Hotel is perched along Lake Mayes near the Columbia River, offering bird-watching pleasures as well as ready access to downtown Portland, 10 miles away. Walking path nearby.

Contact info:
11518 NE Glenn Widing Drive
Portland, OR 97220 USA
phone: 503-252-2222
web: www.clarionhotel.com/hotel-portland-oregon-OR166

Room amenities: Air conditioning, cable/satellite, TV, refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, hair dryer, microwave, high speed Internet access, clock radio and iron/ironing board.

Facility amenities: Indoor heated pool, hot tub, exercise room, business center, on-site guest laundry, meeting rooms and complimentary airport shuttle. Hotel is handicap accessible.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel directly
The hotel offers a special rate for participants, based upon availability. Make reservations by calling 503-252-2222 for early arrivals or stay-overs. Be sure to mention you are with the Road Scholar group.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Additional nights after: Call hotel directly
The hotel offers a special rate for participants, based upon availability. Make reservations by calling 503-252-2222 for early arrivals or stay-overs. Be sure to mention you are with the Road Scholar group.

Check out time: 12:00 PM


The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
7 nights of accommodations
19 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
9 Field trips

Ratings

4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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