Tours give seniors opportunity to get out and about

Published on Wed, Aug 7, 2013
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Local seniors have the opportunity to step out and enjoy some different scenery. The Whatcom County Senior Tour program has lined up an awesome group of outings that will get seniors out and about.

Friday August 16, Deception Pass: See one of Washington’s most visited scenic areas. Cruise the narrows of north Whidbey Island on a full sea excursion complete with wildlife scenery. A naturalist will help detail beauty near the islands.

The trip will depart from Bellingham Senior Center, 315 Halleck Street at 11 a.m. and returns around 4 p.m. Cost is $77, with an additional $10 for non-members. The trip includes narrated cruise, a picnic lunch, round-trip transportation and escort.

Tuesday, August 20, Vancouver Waterfront Train Ride and Trendy Value Shops: Don’t miss this opportunity to visit two of Vancouver’s most colorful districts. Enjoy free time to browse the trendy shops in Kerrisdale, then settle down for a lunch and shop in Gastown. Board the West Coast Express train and ride to Mission, B.C. before shuttling back home.

Departs at 7:45 a.m. from Bellingham Senior Center, 315 Halleck Street, and returns in the early evening. Cost is $97, (+$10 for non-members). This trip includes lunch, shuttle, West Coast Express train, free time, shopping and an escort. 

Tuesday, August 27, Seattle Heritage Underground Tour: Learn about the fascinating past of Seattle’s historic buried city. Join us on this guided tour through the old city, located under modern Seattle’s streets and sidewalks. See the Klondike Gold Rush historical monument, watch real gold-panning demonstrations and hear historical tales.

The trip departs at 8:45 a.m. from Bellingham Senior Center, 315 Halleck Street, and returns around 4:45 p.m. The trip includes transportation from Bellingham to Seattle, no-host pub lunch, two history tour entries and guide.

September 25–27, Peninsula Ports Getaway: Head out on a waterfront getaway featuring Washington’s most charming hot-spots by the sea. Treat yourself to a three-day escape with old and new friends. Enjoy a water-view lunch at seafaring Gig Harbor and then relax for two nights at Clearwater Resort overlooking Port Madison.

Visit Washington’s own Little Norway at Poulsbo, see the most popular exhibits at two historic naval museums, and stop at Brown & Haley Candies – home of Almond Roca. 

The trip will depart Bellingham at 7:45 a.m., and will include two-nights lodging at scenic Clearwater Resort, admission to the Naval Undersea Museum and Puget Sound Navy Museum, free time in Poulsbo, a stop at Brown & Haley’s Candies, free time for gaming in Clearwater, two breakfasts and a book of meal discounts. 

For more information about the Whatcom County Senior Tour Program, call 360/733-0430, ext. #47015 or visit wccoa.org/index.php/Tours/.