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12 Days | 11 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: 29 total, 11 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners

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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Totem Square Hotel and Marina: Sitka, AK, 1 nights
Type: Inn

Description: The Shee Atiká Totem Square Inn puts you at the heart of Sitka, Alaska – only steps from world-class fishing and water sports, fascinating history and charming shops – all set against the striking backdrop of Mt. Edgecumbe, a 3,200-ft. dormant volcano. The hotel sits on the spot of the Sheet’ka Kiks.adi Tlingit’s sacred Herring Rock, a portion of which can be seen across Katlian Street adjacent to the Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi Community House. It also is the site of the original New Archangel Shipyard, where the first Pacific Coast steamship was built in 1806. Katlian street is one of the original pathways of the Native Sitkans, with an estimated age of more than 5,000 years. The hotel is across the street from the Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa-Kahidi Community House, Alaska Pioneers Home and historic Pioneer Bar, one of the highlights of Sitka nightlife. A short walk away, you’ll find the cruise ship lightering dock and several historical sites, including St. Michael’s Cathedral and Sheet’ka Kiks.ádi Tlingit’s sacred Herring Rock.

Ship Information: N/A

Contact info:
201 Katlian St
Sitka, AL 99835 USA
phone: 866-300-1353
web: www.totemsquare.com

Room amenities: The Inn has 68 rooms, most of which offer water, mountain or town views. Each room has cable TV, a radio alarm clock, writing table, coffee maker, hair dryer, and voice mail. All of our guest rooms are no smoking, as is our entire building.

Facility amenities: •Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service •Comfortable guest rooms with cable TV and voice mail •Complimentary High-Speed Internet Access in every guest room •Wireless Internet Access (WiFi) •Business Center with free internet access •Fully equipped exercise facility •Guest laundry & snack center with microwave •On-site restaurant & retail facilities

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Subject to availability
Contact Road Scholar Travel Services at 800-241-1404 or via email at travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Snow Goose: At Sea, 9 nights
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: This 65' steel motor-vessel was built in Alaska in 1973 as a private yacht. Ideal for research and education programs, she sleeps 12 passengers in 6 private cabins (double occupancy), with three heads and two showers. The main deck features a spacious, airy salon, natural history library, galley and dining area. Large windows provide great viewing on all sides with easy access to the deck. The upper bridge deck provides a good vantage point for spotting wildlife and comfortable seating for passengers who wish to get involved with the navigation of the ship. Snow Goose is a US Coast Guard certified passenger vessel. The Snow Goose runs Southeast Alaska departures along with the Island Odyssey

Contact info:
252 East First Street
North Vancouver, BC Canada
phone: 604-980-3800
web: www.bluewateradventures.com

Room amenities: Cozy onboard cabins with shared bathroom facilities.

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

Bathroom: Three shared bathrooms and two showers.

Best Western Airport Executel: Seattle, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
20717 International Boulevard
Seattle, WA 98198 USA
phone: 206-878-3300
web: www.bestwestern.com

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

Elevator: Yes

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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11 nights of accommodations
29 meals: 11 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners
12 Field trips
1 Flights during the program


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