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10 Days | 9 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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: 24 total, 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Low Fat; Low Salt; 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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Red Lion Hotel on 5th Avenue: Seattle, 3 nights
Type: 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 xor8003254000
web: www.seattleredlionfifthavenue.com

Room amenities: Flat screen TV, coffeemaker, refrigerator, terry robes, Bath & Bodyworks amenities, iron/ironing board.

Facility amenities: Exercise facility, newly-redecorated guestrooms, restaurant/lounge/terrace,concierge, business center, free wireless internet, dataports,and room service. This is an entirely non-smoking property. Road Scholar guest parking at a special rate of $15/night (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: Call hotel directly.
Please call Red Lion Central reservations 1-855-515-1144 and ask for the Elderhostel / Road Scholar rate, or rate code "EDR". If booking on-line at the hotel's website at: www.seattleredlionfifthavenue.com, on the first page, choose the drop-down for "preferred corporate," and enter the code EDR. Rates vary seasonally.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Royal Scot Hotel & Suites: Victoria, British Columbia, 3 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: With our convenient location in the heart of downtown Victoria, the largest city on Vancouver Island, BC, you can take a leisurely stroll along Victoria’s famous Inner Harbour, shop for treasures on Antiques Row or make business connections in Victoria’s nearby downtown core. Just step outside the hotel doors and into the celebrated sites of downtown Victoria. Take a horse and carriage tour of Victoria with family and friends, create memories at Beacon Hill Park, the Royal BC Museum is just around the block. Take in views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains. There’s so much to see and do right from the hotel doorstep! Enjoy yourself in the Royal Scot Hotel & Suite’s beautiful indoor pool, whirl pool, sauna and exercise room. Have some fun in our billiards room or gather with friends for a hand of bridge or a movie in the games room. We offer free wireless Internet access throughout the hotel. For your convenience our courtesy shuttle is available to take you anywhere within Victoria's downtown core. After a full day, rest easy in the cozy comfort of the Royal Scot Hotel & Suites and feel at home in downtown Victoria.

Contact info:
425 Quebec Street
Victoria, BC V8V 1W7 Canada
phone: 800-663-7515
web: www.royalscot.com

Room amenities: Rooms are large and comfortable Studio Suites with Two Queen Beds (or one Queen bed when desired), and separate sitting area. There is a privacy divider between the two areas. LCD television with cable channels and DVD player. Complimentary wireless Internet access. Free local calls. In-room safe. Complimentary newspapers. Private mini kitchen with refrigerator, stove top, microwave, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Ensuite bathroom with shower/tub combination. Bath amenities include hair dryer, makeup/shaving mirror, and complimentary toiletries. Bathrobes. Clock radio and iron/ironing board. Non-Smoking.

Facility amenities: On-site Restaurant, Bar, 24-Hour Front Desk, Newspapers, Non-Smoking Rooms, Elevator, Safe, Heating, Baggage Storage, All Spaces Non-Smoking (Public and Private), Sauna, Fitness Center, Game Room, Pool Table, Hot Tub, Library, Indoor Swimming Pool (all year), Room Service, Business Center, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Souvenir/Gift Shop, Tour Desk, Fax/Photocopying, On-Site ATM Machine, Shuttle Service (free), Vending Machine (drinks), Vending Machine (snacks), Airport Shuttle (arranged for a fee). Free Wi-fi is available in the hotel rooms. Parking Public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed) and costs approx CAD $12 per day (subject to change).

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, San Juan Island, 3 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Friday Harbor Suites newly renovated all suites facility features spacious one bedroom suites, each with one queen bed plus a comfortable pullout sofa sleeper with 7" mattress in the living room. All suites include a gas fireplace in every room,full size kitchen with utensils and coffee maker; on site fine dining and lounge, and a great in town location accessible to museums, galleries, restaurants and services. Note: There are a very limited number of two bedroom/two bath suites at the Best Western Friday Harbor Suites. Those participants who are rooming with an “assigned” roommate will be give priority assignment of these suites on a space available basis.

Contact info:
680 Spring Street
Friday Harbor, WA 98250 USA
phone: 800-752-5752
web: www.fridayharborsuites.com

Room amenities: Each suite features a gas fireplace, kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, private bath, duvet comforter, 27" TV, free wireless internet, and a private patio or balcony.

Facility amenities: Courtesy shuttle service from the ferry and airport, business center with high speed internet, free WiFi in every room, outdoor Jacuzzi spa in courtyard, exercise facility, 24-hour front desk, on site fine dining and lounge, and complimentary parking. Courtesy guest shuttle is available 7:30 am-9:00 pm.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Varies
Please contact hotel directly at 360-378-3031 or reserve additional nights through the national reservation system at 1-800-752-5752.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

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.

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9 nights of accommodations
24 meals: 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
14 Field trips
1 Performances


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