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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.
Discover the magic of the state of Washington on an unforgettable educational odyssey among the cathedral peaks of Mount Rainier, Olympic and North Cascades national parks. With experts, traverse the waters of Lake Chelan and visit lush flower fields surrounded by gorgeous alpine terrain, spectacular glacier-fed lakes and waterfalls. Visit the high desert of the Columbia Plateau, enjoy a bit of Bavaria right here in North America, relive events from Washington’s past at a historic lighthouse and gun battery and ride a ferry on Puget Sound.


• Explore Lake Chelan’s headwaters on a study cruise.
• Marvel at the engineering of Grand Coulee Dam.
• Watch jet liners roll off the Boeing production line.

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Walking up two miles daily. Elevations up to 6,000 feet.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Seattle, 1 night; coach to Mount Rainier National Park, 2 nights; coach to Leavenworth, 1 night; coach to Chelan, 2 nights; coach to Omak, 1 night; coach to Burlington, 1 night; coach to Olympic National Park, 2 nights; coach to Seattle, 1 night; departure.

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11 nights of accommodations
30 meals: 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
18 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences


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