Tours

You are invited to join your Corbin friends for a fabulous tour! Fundraising at Corbin is beneficial to keep the doors open! Please join us and invite your friends and family too.

For additional information about Corbin Tours, please contact Beth at recreation@corbinseniorcenter or call 509-327-1584, Ext 12.

Day Tours

Tour Ratings 6-2016

 

 

DID YOU KNOW  

Corbin Tours needs more volunteer Day Tour Leaders.  If you have a positive outlook on life, have a sense of humor

plus can manage coordinating details, let’s talk!  No worries, there is training to go through, you will not immediately

start taking tours out.  Call Beth Daniels at 509-327-1584 x 12

DAY TOURS

M = MEMBERS           NM = NON MEMBERS

REMEMBER!  The time listed on each tour is an approximate departure time.  You need to be at Corbin 15 minutes early,

check in with the tour leader and get your name tag.   Give yourself extra time if you plan to sign up for other tours before your departure!

REGULAR MONTHLY TOURS  *Easy

 

CDA Casino:    Mon., Sept 12;   $5 M $10 NM   TL: Irene Schell

9am–4pm       Location:  Coeur d’Alene Casino by Worley, Idaho.

                        Always a beautiful drive, good food & gaming!

 

 

Happy Hour:   Mon., Sept 12;   $11 M $16.50 NM   TL: Carol Nelson

3pm–6:30pm  Location:  Always a Surprise!   2 Vans

 

 

Dinner Club:   Wed., Sept 14;   $11 M $16.50 NM   TL: Kermit Shaull

4pm-6:30pm   Location:  Riverbank Restaurant

 

 

Happy Hour:   Wed, Sept 28;   $11 M $16.50 NM   TL: Carol Nelson

3pm-6:30pm   Location:  Always a Surprise!  2 Vans

 

Bird Aviation September 2016

LUNCH IN A COTTAGE GARDEN ** Moderate  —SOLD OUT—

Thurs., Sept. 1, 11:30am-1:30pm   Tour Leader: Carolyn Starner

Peek around the gate and see Carolyn’s 1920’s bungalow nestled in the midst of a private secret garden. 

This secluded sanctuary is the setting for our delicious homemade lunch.  I won’t tell you more. 

Come with your friends and discover for yourself!

$15 M $20.50 NM Includes: Food &Transportation.      

 

A GARDEN WALK & BAKERY STOP ** Moderate

Wed., Sept. 7, 9-11:30am   Tour Leader: Carolyn Starner

Duncan Gardens is most beautiful at the end of summer!  Its resplendent beds are brilliant with the

jewel toned annuals. You’ll enjoy a beautiful walk through them plus a quick trip through the Conservatory.

Then we’ll take the van to a neighborhood bakery and treat ourselves to goodies,

light fare drinks and friendship.  $12 M $17.50 NM Includes: Transportation Only

 

ODESSA DEUTSCHESFEST ** Moderate

Fri., Sept. 16, 9:30am-4pm   Tour Leader: Ron Krueger

Odessa celebrates its German-Russian roots with a Deutschesfest each year.  Authentic German music

makes its way to your ears; German baked goods will be fore sale; authentic German sausage, strudel,

and other delectables will be available to purchase and eat; and there will be a German beer garden

for those who care to partake.  There will also be crafts to look at, and maybe tempt you to buy. 

This will be a fun day! 18 M $23.50 NM Includes:  Transportation.

 

BIRD AVIATION ** Moderate

Mon., Sept. 19, 9am-3:30pm   Tour Leader: Karolynn Clark

This is a paradise for those who love aviation and following interesting inventions!  The aircraft date

from 1927 to 1985.  The National Inventors Hall of Fame include Forrest M. Bird whom the museum is named.

  This will be a beautiful drive going through Newport, Sandpoint and on to the museum. 

On the way back, we will stop for a late lunch (on your own).  This will be a fascinating day!

$22 M $28.50 NM Includes:  Guided Museum Tour & Transportation.

 

MOSCOW ID HISTORIC WALKING TOUR ** Moderate

Thurs., Sept. 22, 8 am-4:30pm   Tour Leader: Ron Krueger

A retired architecture professor from the U of Idaho will lead us on a two hour walking tour of the

Fort Russell Historic Dist. We will start by exploring the famed McConnell Mansion.  Other sites we

will see include St. Mary’s Catholic church, Moscow Public Library, author Carol Rhyrie Brink’s “pink house”

and the 1912 Center.  The professor will join us for lunch (at one of Moscow’s finest).  Price of lunch is on your own.

$25 M $30.50 NM Includes: Tour Guide, Tour Leader &Transportation.     

 

 

 

PROGRESSIVE LUNCH *Easy

Fri, Sept. 23, 10am-2:30pm   Tour Leader: Laura Schlangen

We have a good variety of places to visit this month.  We will progress through 3 locations, each serving

food & good information!  Appetizers will be at Five Star Real Estate;  Lunch and tour will be at 

Fairwood Retirement. Our Dessert and tour will be  at Angel Senior Care.

$11 M $16.50 NM   Includes: Food and Transportation

 

EXPLORE MINERAL RIDGE **Moderate

Mon., Sept. 26, 9am-4pm   Tour Leader: Dan Conlon

Are you a serious hiker?  Then come join us.  The Mineral Ridge Scenic trail Is among the most spectacular

areas around Lake Coeur d’Alene.  For 3.3 miles, the roving trail takes hikers on a rising passage

that eventually lands on an overlook point hovering 700 feet above the lake.  Climbers are rewarded

for their efforts with spectacular views that simply cannot be enjoyed as well from any other vantage point. 

More than just a hike, there are lessons to learn about the ridge’s unique forestry and mining past too.  

The brave can even venture into the abandoned mine that ends the short westward trail and hunt for ghosts

from its past.  Box lunch catered by Excellence in Entertainment will be provided and on the return we will

stop at their restaurant for ice cream or a milk shake (on your own).

$20.50M $26NM  Includes: Box Lunch, Water and Transportation

 

NOSTALGIC AFTERNOON TEA ** Easy to Moderate (Stairs)

Tues., Sept. 27, 1:30pm-4pm   Tour Leader: Carolyn Starner

Step back in time and enjoy a leisurely tea time celebration at this beautiful two story Queen Anne home. 

We’ll enjoy a delectable chicken salad croissant sandwich; a  warm scone with clotted cream, whipped butter, 

jam and two little desserts—all served with a variety of tea, (on your own—cost $17+tax+tip).  Come tantalize

your taste buds in a truly elegant setting!

$10 M $15.50 NM Includes: Transportation.

 

CHENEY FARMERS MARKET PLUS DINNER * Easy

Tues., Sept. 27,  1:30pm-5:00pm   Tour Leader: Patti Ott

Visit local vendors for fresh seasonal produce, honey, crafts and more.  Home grown & homemade!

This small farmers market is a delight and the perfect size for those who do not want to do a lot of walking. 

Afterwards, we will take a scenic drive to Klink’s at Williams Lake for an early dinner and view the beautiful lake.

  Join Patti for an enjoyable afternoon!

$14 M $19.50 NM Includes: Transportation.   

 

OLD TIME SING-A-LONG AND DINNER * Easy

Wed., Sept. 30,  5pm-8pm   Tour Leader: Irene Schell

How long has it been since you sat around a campfire singing songs, roasting marshmallows and eating

s’mores?  We will start with dinner at a mystery location and then head over to the park for the campfire. 

Never fear, if the burn ban is still in place by this time, we’ll use an alternative heat source.)  This is a

perfect way to create memories and say goodbye to summer!

$11 M $16.50 NM Includes: Dessert and Transportation.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous Tours August 2016

 

 

 

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Long Tours

Long Tour Policies 6-2016

Best of Seattle September 2016

 

WALLOWA COUNTRY  **Moderate

Oct. 7-9, 2016     Tour Leader:  Dan Conlon

This is NE Oregon at its best!  Autumn colors, the Train Robbery Excursion, historic walks, art museums and

Wallowa Lakes’ gorgeous scenery!  Bring your camera, layering, warm clothing for autumn weather and swimwear

for the indoor pool at the hotel.  Join us for this 3day/2night adventure!  Stop by Corbin for a brochure for this wonderful trip.

$240 ppdo $320 ppso  $100 Deposit. Final payment due Sept. 23, 2016.  Includes: Lodging, 2 Breakfasts,

1 Lunch, Train Excursion &Transportation.  Sign up on the interest list - we are close to being able to take the 2nd van!

 

HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL IN WALLA WALLA **Moderate

Oct. 14-16, 2016     Tour Leader:  Ron Krueger

Plan to join your Corbin friends for the 42nd Balloon Stampede!  We’ll picnic as we enjoy Friday evening’s

Night Glow, (where selected balloons are inflated and lit, often choreographed for our enjoyment). 

We’ll also take in the spectacular early morning launchings Sat. and Sun.  You will come away from those

launchings with a smile on your face and photos on your camera.  We’ll do much more!  See the flyer for a

full description of this terrific tour.

$350 ppdo $545 ppso Deposit of $150.  Final Payment Due Sept. 2, 2016.

 

Best of SEATTLE **Moderate

Oct. 27-30, 2016     Tour Leader:  Ron Krueger   

See all that is included in the price of this tour!  There will be an exploration of Pioneer Square, a walking tour

of the historic district including an old depot.  We will enjoy a  90 minute tour of Boeing’s assembly plant at Everett. 

In Olympia we will tour the magnificent Capitol building, then lunch at the Murano Hotel.  Of course there will

be time for Pikes Place Market and shopping.  On the way home we’ll tour the 26 ethnic cemeteries at Roslyn. 

Price $ 560 ppdo $ 920 ppso Deposit $280.   Price Includes Transportation, Lodging, Breakfasts and

Admission to the following: Seattle Great Wheel Ride, Space Needle, Chihuly Garden & Glass, Capitol Tour & Boeing.

 

BEST OF BRANSON*Easy

Nov. 7-12, 2016     Tour Leader:  Laura Schlangen

Final payment due Oct. 7, 2016

 

NEW YEAR’S EVE IN SAN FRANCISCO **Moderate

Dec. 30, 2016-Jan. 2, 2017     Tour Leader:  Laura Schlangen

Travel with Laura to celebrate the new year!  This trip includes a tour of the wine country with 2 wine tastings,

a guided city tour of San Francisco, New Year’s Eve Dinner with Celebration, and the NFL Seattle Seahawks vs

SF 49er’s Football Game or $200!  Stay at one of the newest & nicest hotels in the area,  the Hilton Concord.  See the flyers

at Corbin for the itinerary!  $1,999 ppdo  $2,299 ppso    Includes: Airfare & Transfers, 3 Nights Lodging,

Deluxe Motorcoach, 3 breakfasts and 1 dinner, and football game.  Travel Insurance is available.

$200 Deposit.  Final payment due Nov. 11, 2016. 

 

2017 SOUTHERN ITALY & SICILY **Moderate

Feb. 16-27, 2017     Tour Leader:  Judith Miley

Take a break from winter with the wonderful climate of Southern Italy and Sicily!  Explore hidden treasures and

enjoy breathtaking scenery, historic cities, centuries old hilltop villages and wonderful cuisine.  Highlights are

Palermo, Monreale, Agrigento, Valley of the Temples, Giardini Naxos, Taormina, Catania, Mt. Etna Volcano,

Matera, Alberobello, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast and Pompeii.  *$3,899 ppdo, $4,299 ppso, $3,869 ppto. 

Includes: 12 Days; 17 Meals, Land Tour, Round Trip Air from Spokane, Air Taxes and Fees, Surcharges, Hotel Transfers.

  Travel Insurance $280.  Those who have already paid their deposits are set.  *The deposit deadline has now passed,

which means the airfare portion of the listed price may vary. New reservations are subject to availability.  If you are

interested in this tour, contact Beth for details, 327-1584x12. Final payment due Dec. 18, 2016.

 

2017 IRISH EXPLORER **Moderate

Apr. 5-14, 2017     Tour Leader:  Laura Schlangen

Begin your trip in Dublin, Ireland’s capital, with an orientation drive.  You will then head north through the

Boyne Valley and the Mountains of Mourne to Downpatrick, then on to Belfast, enjoying the scenic route

along the Antrim coast.  See the brochure at Corbin for additional information about the rest of the itinerary!  

$1339 ppdo $1723 ppso (plus airfare).  Includes: Land Tour, Sightseeing, Hotels and Meals (as specified

in the itinerary).  Deposit $250. Travel Insurance $149 till 9/27, then $199.  Save $100 per person with

deposit by Sept. 27, 2016.  Reservations subject to availability. Final payment due Jan. 20, 2017.

 

2017 CHINA **Moderate to ***Difficult

May 13-21, 2017     Tour Leader:  Dan Conlon

China . . . It’s not what you think!  Come join us on a 9 Day China Golden Triangle Tour visiting the cities of

Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai.  Highlights will include the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City,

Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Terra Cotta Warriors, Xian ancient city wall, Shanghai’s old street, the colonial

styled Bund and more.  A welcoming dinner will feature the famous Peking Duck and wine. 

Stay  seven nights in DELUXE accommodations.  Price includes 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinners and

meals on the flight.  Admission to attractions on tour with English speaking local tour guide. 

China domestic ground and air transportation as shown on the itinerary as well as International flight out of Seattle.

$2099 ppdo $2698 ppso (airfare included, from Seattle).  Deposit $600. Travel insurance recommended,

contact Beth at 327-1584x12.

 

2017 ISLANDS OF NEW ENGLAND **Moderate

June 9-16, 2017     Tour Leader:  Judith Miley

Join Judith for a spectacular tour that begins in Providence, Rhode Island and ends in Provincetown, Cape Cod. 

Highlights include Newport, Boston, Cranberry Bog, Plymouth Rock, Plimoth Plantation, Hyannis, Nantucket,

Martha’s Vineyard, Whale Watch or Sand Dunes and a Lobster Dinner.   Come into the center for more details! 

$3129 ppdo, $3629 ppso (includes airfare). Deposit $250. Travel Insurance $240.  Deposit due date Dec 7, 2016.

That means Corbin has seats reserved until this date, then reservations are based on availability.  The price is

guaranteed until this date, then the price may vary due to airfare changes.  If questions,

call Beth Daniels 347-1584x12.  Final payment due  Apr. 10, 2017.

 

2017 WESTERN CANADA BY RAIL   **Moderate

Calgary to Vancouver

Aug. 15-23, 2017     Tour Leader: Laura Schlangen

Scenic Highlights include Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Jasper National Park, Thompson River,

Monashee Mountains, Fraser Canyon, Strait of Georgia and the Gulf Islands. This trip stays at hotels for

the stop locations.  You will ride the rails for a relaxing and comfortable way to enjoy the scenery! 

Come into the center to see the details in the brochure!

$2825 ppdo plus Canadian tax estimate at $14.00 plus airfare. Travel protection insurance $229. 

Save $100 by booking by Sept 27, 2016.

 

2017 PARIS - BEACHES OF NORMANDY

Avalon 9 day river cruise from Paris to paris **Moderate

Oct. 2-10, 2017     Tour Leader: Laura Schlangen

Combine time in France’s marvelous capital with discoveries of quaint towns along the Seine River

and in the picturesque Normandy region.  Highlights include Vernon-Les Andelys, Caudebec, Rouen, Conflans. 

On Day 4, choose between an included full-day excursion to the historic Normandy Landing Beaches—with

poignant sites such as Omaha Beach, the Pointe du Hoc monument and the American Cemetery  - OR  -

choose a Taste of Normandy for an in-depth look at this picturesque, mainly agricultural region. 

Agrowculture products include dairy, apples and grain.  Also sample cheese and  apple brandy

at a local distillery.  Pick up a brochure today to see what is in store for you on the other days! 

$3417 ppdo (plus airfare) Category E.   Price Includes:  Land/Cruise, Port Charges,

Meals and Accommodations (as  specified in the itinerary), and Sightseeing.  Deposit $250. 

Travel Protection $329.  Save 20% pp with deposit made by Sept., 27, 2016.

 

 

 

 

Tour Interest List

See the tour brochures for more information! If you are interested in participating, please call the front desk at 327-1584 and have the receptionist place you on the interest list.