Waterways & National Parks of the Pacific Northwest
featuring Mt. Rainier National Park , Olympic National Park and Victoria, BC
September 13 to September 20, 2018 (8 days)
In the Fall of 2018, the Lifetime Learning Center will take a USA adventure to explore the Pacific Northwest. Our exploration will begin on September 13, with a flight to Tacoma, WA where a professional tour director with Premier World Discovery will meet us. Our guide will lead us on a fabulous journey and provide insight into the rich history and natural beauty of the region.
From Mt. Rainier National Park to downtown Seattle, from Olympic National Park to a ferry trip to Victoria, British Columbia, we’ll enjoy a comprehensive look at the area.
- 2 Nights in Downtown Seattle
- Mt. Rainier National Park
- Olympic National Park
- Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center
- Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
- Chihuly Glass Museum & Bridge
- Ferry to Victoria, British Columbia
- Butchart Gardens & Victoria City Tour
- Port Townsend
- Seattle City Tour
- Pike Place Market
- Space Needle
- Museum of Flight
- Round trip Airfare – RDU
- Round trip Transfers – RDU
- 11 Meals: 7 – Breakfasts & 4 – Dinners
- Professional Tour Director
- Motor coach Transportation
- Hotel Transfers
- Admissions per Itinerary
- Comprehensive Sightseeing
- Baggage Handling
- 7 Nights First Class Hotels
- 3 Nights – Tacoma
- 2 Nights – Port Angeles
- 2 Nights – Seattle
Booking Discount*: $3095 per person double
Regular Rate: $3195 per person double
Single Supplement: +$900
Booking Discount – Save $200 per couple!*
REGISTRATION DEADLINE July 10
All Payments due by July 10, 2018
Waterways & National Parks of the Pacific Northwest Itinerary
Day 1: Depart Home – Arrive Sea-Tac Airport – Transfer to Tacoma
Today arrive at the Seattle-Tacoma Int’l Airport. Meet your Tour Director and transfer to Tacoma for a three-night stay. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers.
Meal – (D) Overnight: Tacoma
Day 2: Chihuly Museum of Glass – Museum of Flight
Today visit the Chihuly Museum of Glass and Bridge of Glass, a 500-foot-long pedestrian overpass that links the museum to downtown Tacoma and its cultural corridor. Founded in 2002, the museum is dedicated to 20th & 21st century studio glass & features a unique hot shop made as an angled cone. Later visit the Museum of Flight, one of largest air and space museums in the world. This 15-acre Seattle campus includes over 160 air & spacecraft, Boeing’s original Red Barn, interactive exhibits, and an original Air Force One that carried Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson & Nixon.
Meals – (B,D) Overnight: Tacoma
Day 3: NW Trek Wildlife Park & Mt. Rainier National Park
This morning visit the Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and enjoy a comfortable
50-minute tram tour through 435 acres of stunning meadows & forests, and get an eye-to-eye view of fascinating animals like moose, elk, bison and more as they explore their natural habitat. Then visit one of the nation’s great natural wonders, Mt. Rainier National Park. Ascending to 14,410 feet above sea level, Mt. Rainier is the focal point of the park. An active volcano, Mt. Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S. Stop at the Henry M. Jackson Visitor Center which offers exhibits & films along with food and shopping options. Later return to Tacoma for an evening at leisure.
Meal – (B) Overnight: Tacoma
Day 4: Tacoma – Olympic National Park – Port Angeles
This morning enjoy the scenery as you drive along the Washington Coast before entering the extraordinary Olympic National Park. During your visit see panoramic vistas of the towering Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca from the mile-high Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center. Later arrive in Port Angeles for a two-night stay. Tucked in the shadow of the Olympic Mountains, Port Angeles is the epicenter for the Olympic Peninsula. This evening enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers in this small seaside-meets-mountain town filled with history and
Meals – (B,D) Overnight: Port Angeles
Day 5: Port Angeles, WA – Ferry to Victoria, B.C., Canada**
Have your passports** handy this morning as you ferry across the Strait of Juan de Fuca towards Vancouver Island. Enjoy the beauty of Victoria, fifty acres of floral gardens, fountains and meandering paths. Then enjoy a panoramic Victoria City Tour featuring the imposing Parliament Building constructed in 1897 and views of the famous Empress Hotel. Enjoy a bit of leisure time to take in the city’s turn of the century Victorian charm, shop in the downtown heritage district or visit one of the famous pubs. Later we take the ferry back to Port Angeles.
Meal – (B) Overnight: Port Angeles
Day 6: Port Angeles – Port Townsend – Seattle
After breakfast a short drive brings you to Port Townsend, Washington’s Victorian seaport & arts community with a maritime heritage, artist spirit and a touch of urban chic. Then head to Bainbridge Island & board a Washington State Ferry to cross the Puget Sound headed for spectacular Seattle for a two-night stay. Tonight is on your own to explore the great city of Seattle filled with amazing restaurants.
Meal – (B) Overnight: Seattle
Day 7: Seattle Sightseeing
This morning enjoy a Seattle City Tour. Start by visiting the Space Needle where the experience features an elevator ride to the observation deck 520 feet above the city streets. Built for the 1962 World’s Fair, the iconic tower can feature views of the Cascades, Mt. Rainer, ferries, boats, seaplanes and bustling downtown. The tour continues featuring historic Pioneer Square, the Chittenden Locks & Fish Ladders, the Seattle Center and a stop for great pictures and views of the Space Needle. End your touring at the famous Pike Place Market. Built in 1903, the waterfront market is home of the flying fish & the original Starbuck’s Coffee. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore this wonderful city at your own pace. Tonight join your fellow travelers for a Farewell Dinner at a popular Seattle restaurant featuring Pacific Northwest cuisine.
Meals – (B,D) Overnight: Seattle
Day 8: Seattle – Return Home
Today fly home with wonderful memories of your Waterways & National Parks of the Pacific Northwest Tour.
Meal – (B)
To register use the form on page three of this document or call the Lifetime Learning Center at (252) 633-2618.
*DEPOSIT & FINAL PAYMENT
A deposit of $300 plus $250 Insurance ($550) per person is due with the reservation form to secure a reservation for this trip. Final Payment Due Date is July 10, 2018.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE JULY 10
All Payments due by July 10, 2018
Make your Final Payment by check prior to the Final Payment Due Date to receive $200 per couple/$100 per person Booking Discount!
•Initial Deposit can be made by check or credit card to be eligible.
•Payments after Initial Deposit are considered part of Final Payment & must be made by check.
Jennifer Baer, Director of the Lifetime Learning Center & Community Outreach
Craven Community College Foundation
800 College Court
New Bern, NC 28560
Telephone: (252) 633-2618