Current Day Trips

Museum Road Trip: Chihuly Garden & Glass - October 19, 2019

Registration deadline October 4 at 12 PM

Chase away a gray day with the vibrancy of glass art at world-acclaimed Chihuly Garden and Glass at the Seattle Center! This road trip features a visit to the world's grandest display of Dale Chihuly's signature glass sculptures. Guided by local artists Trish Harding and Deb McCunn, your day begins at 9 AM at WCC with an orientation about the Chilhuly exhibit. We'll depart for Seattle at 10 AM, traveling by relaxing coach provided by our day trip partner Bellair Charters. After touring the exhibit, you'll have time for a leisurely lunch on your own—check out the Collections Café at the exhibit or dine at a nearby restaurant—and to explore the ever-changing Seattle Center grounds and exhibits. We'll arrive back in Bellingham by 5:30 PM.

Course fee includes exhibit admission. Registration deadline is October 4 at 12 PM. No refunds or credits issued after deadline.

*Click here for trip details and to register for the Museum Road Trip*

Related Links:

Travel Authorization - Assumption of Risk and General Release Form for Museum Road Trip
Chihuly Garden & Glass website
Map with restaurants near Seattle Center

Current Overnight Trips


Tour of Scotland - June 25 - July 9, 2020

*Trip registration opens to the general public Friday, August 23*

Experience a land of magical scenery, ancient castles, mystical legends, and folklore as we embark on a tour of Scotland from the bustling metropolis of Glasgow, up through the stark beauty of the Northern Highlands to Neolithic sites on the Orkney Islands, and down through Inverness and Loch Ness to the cultural hub of Edinburgh. WCC English faculty Rhonda Daniels, accompanied by a Scottish tour guide, will lead this exclusive small group experience of twelve participants.

Please attend one of our free information sessions to learn more about this trip and traveling in Scotland. Click on link(s) below to register for an Information Session or call (360) 383-3200.

Tour of Scotland – Information Session – Sept. 25 | 6 – 7 PM

Tour of Scotland – Information Session – Sept. 28 | 11 AM – 12 PM

Itinerary at a Glance:

Please see Related Links for a detailed sample itinerary.

Day 1 | Flight to Glasgow, Scotland (airport TBD)
Day 2-3 | Glasgow
Day 4 | Oban
Day 5 | Plockton
Day 6 | Ullapool
Day 7-8 | Orkney Islands
Day 9 | Helmsdale
Day 10 | Inverness
Day 11 | Dunkeld
Day 12-14 | Edinburgh
Day 15 | Depart for home (airport TBD)

Registration Information:

Registration includes: lodging, breakfasts, transportation and guide, and admission fees to museums and sites listed in the detailed sample itinerary

Registration does not include: travel insurance (required—see below), additional meals, miscellaneous personal expenses, and airfare unless purchasing the optional airfare through WCC (see below)

Price per Person 
Double Occupancy* $4,790
Single Occupancy** $5,790
Airfare (optional): $1,700
WCC Travel Insurance (see below): $45

*Double occupancy may not include separate beds at all locations. Twin beds may be available at some hotels, but are not guranteed. Do not choose this option if you want separate beds guranteed.

**Only two single occupancy spots are available.


An initial deposit of $1,500 (applied to the total cost of the trip) due at time of registration. Please see Deadlines & Resources document attached to your emailed confirmation for detailed deadlines.

December 2, 2019: Registration closes (or sooner if available spots fill)
December 6, 2019: WCC-arranged airfare (optional) or proof of individually purchased airfare due
February 28, 2020: Remaining trip balance (after deposit) and travel insurance (WCC purchased or proof of individually purchased insurance) due.


Purchase of $1,700 airfare to be arranged through WCC includes: Standard Economy seat, and transportation to/from Scotland airport(s) and hotel(s). Travel to Scotland will depart from Seattle or Vancouver, BC, to be determined after December 6. You are responsible for arranging transportation to/from this airport.

If purchasing airfare on your own, we require you to purchase and provide WCC with your flight details and itinerary by December 6.

Travel Insurance:

All participants must have travel insurance. Because of age stipulations regarding travel insurance policies, there are two options.

1) If you are age 72 or younger as of July 9, 2020, you must purchase travel insurance through Whatcom Community College. We are able to offer this insurance at a discounted rate of $45 per person through LewerMark Student Insurance. You will receive an insurance card prior to departure. Please see the link below for a summary of this plan's coverage.

LewerMark Student Insurance - Summary of Coverage

2) If you are age 73 or older, you must purchase individual travel insurance. Please note that travel insurance plans for this age group can average between $200 - $600 per person. Please see this attachment with travel insurance resources. You must provide proof of coverage and policy details to Whatcom Community College by February 28, 2020. We are happy to look at your policy prior to your final purchase to make sure you are sufficiently covered for Whatcom Community College's purposes.

Refund Policy:

No refunds on $1,500 deposit after December 2, 5:00 PM. No refunds on WCC purchased (optional) airfare after December 6, 5:00 PM. Remaining trip balance due February 28, by 5:00 PM. No refunds after February 28.

Related Links:

Detailed Itinerary
Travel Authorization - Assumption of Risk and General Release Form for Scotland

Click here to register for the Tour of Scotland

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