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8 Days | 7 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.
Whales, wildflower-filled meadows, towering mountains, and charming island villages give you a taste of the wonder of the Pacific Northwest. See glass blowing in action and walk a bridge of Chihuly glass. Enjoy the hustle and bustle of Pike Place Market. At Mount St. Helen’s discover a land still recovering from the volcano’s fury.


• Journey through the spectacular Columbia Gorge aboard a sternwheeler.
• Explore the Paradise flower fields at Mount Rainier spending a night at a National Park lodge.
• Traverse the waters of Puget Sound searching for whales, seals and otters.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles on uneven terrain, trails, streets. Elevations up to 6,000 feet. Must carry luggage on and off ferry ramp up to a block in length.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Portland, Ore., 1 night; coach to Hood River, 1 night; coach to Mount Rainier National Park, 1 night; coach to Seattle, Wash., 1 night; ferry to Friday Harbor, 2 nights; coach to Portland, Ore., 1 night; departure.

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7 nights of accommodations
19 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips


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