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National Parks of the Pacific West

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Pacific Coast Adventure

 

 

10 days from $2,339

A sampling of Seattle, the beautiful Oregon coast, and the California wine country make this magnificent journey along the Pacific Coast one you'll remember. Start your vacation in charming Seattle; then travel south to Portland for a sightseeing tour and a visit to the International Rose Test Gardens, the largest rose garden in Portland with nearly 7,000 rose bushes in bloom. Enjoy some of the spectacular scenery waiting in Oregon, including Multnomah Falls, the second-tallest year-round waterfall in the nation; Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, with wind-sculpted sand dunes stretching 500 feet above sea level; the scenic Rogue River, where you’ll experience a thrilling ride through this wild and remote region via glass-enclosed jetboat; and the many majestic views and scenic lighthouses along the Oregon Coast.

In California, view the world's tallest trees in spectacular Redwood National Park and along Avenue of the Giants, a quiet 2-lane road that winds through some of the world’s most spectacular scenery with ancient redwood trees. You’ll even have the opportunity to see an 1,800-year-old redwood! In the famous wine-making region of Sonoma, visit Cline Cellars to tour the vineyards and taste the wines. Conclude your Pacific Coast vacation in vibrant San Francisco.

Golden Gate Bridge

 

 

  1. Seattle Sightseeing tour; visit the Space Needle and Boeing’s Future of Flight Aviation Center
  2. Mount St. Helens visit to the Volcano Visitor’s Center
  3. Portland Sightseeing tour; visit the International Rose Test Gardens, Multnomah Falls
  4. McMinnville visit to the Evergreen Aviation Museum and Spruce Goose
  5. Newport visit to the Oregon Coast Aquarium
  6. Florence visit to Old Town and the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
  7. Rogue River Jetboat ride
  8. Eureka visit to Redwood National Park; see the Carson Mansion
  9. Sonoma Cline Cellars tour & tasting; Olive Press tour & tasting
  10. San Francisco Orientation tour; farewell dinner

 

Day 1 - Arrive in Seattle
Welcome to the Emerald City! At 6:30 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Day 2 - Seattle
This morning begins with a guided tour of Seattle, including Pike Place Market, a local shopping mecca; Pioneer Square, Seattle’s original downtown; and a trip up the Space Needle for spectacular views of the city below. Continue your tour at the Future of Flight Aviation Center for a tour of the Boeing Factory and past, present, and future developments in aviation technology. Later this afternoon is at leisure in Seattle. Maybe visit Starbucks’ first coffee shop, Seattle Center, or the Seattle Art Museum, with one of the nation’s premier collections of Northwest Coast Indian art and artifacts. (B)

Day 3 - Seattle–Portland
Travel south this morning, possibly capturing your first glimpse of Mount Rainier, a towering ice-clad volcano. Then, head for world-famous Mount St. Helens as you journey to Volcano Visitor's Center. Here you’ll have an opportunity to learn about the dramatic eruption in 1980. On to Portland, known as the “City of Roses.” Visit Washington Park, home of the International Rose Test Gardens, followed by a city sightseeing tour. (B)

Day 4 - Portland–Gleneden Beach
A short drive this morning brings you to the impressive 620-feet-tall Multnomah Falls. Continue along the rugged Pacific coastline en route to Newport, one of Oregon’s most popular seaside resorts. Along the way, visit the Evergreen Aviation Museum, home to the famous Spruce Goose. Later, take in the fresh ocean breezes at your hotel, the distinguished Salishan Spa & Golf Resort at Gleneden Beach. (B, D)

Day 5 - Gleneden Beach
This morning, visit the Oregon Coast Aquarium as you explore the indoor exhibits and a vast outdoor marine habitat. After time for lunch in Newport you may opt for a behind-the-scenes look at the fishing and crabbing industry on a harbor cruise aboard the Discovery. Onboard activities include opportunities as volunteer deckhands blended with a lively narration from a team of marine Naturalists. Or, enjoy a free afternoon to explore your lodge. (B)

Day 6 - Gleneden Beach–Gold Beach
Continue south and see Yaquina Head Lighthouse before time in Bandon-by-the-Sea with its unique offshore rock formations. Also see popular sites such as Heceta Head Lighthouse and Florence Old Town before arriving at the Oregon Dunes, where you will have time to explore some of the largest dunes in the country. (B, D)

Day 7 - Gold Beach–Redwood National Park–Eureka
One of Oregon’s great natural treasures is the scenic Rogue River. Experience a thrilling ride through this wild and remote region by glass-enclosed JETBOAT—have your cameras ready for glimpses of the American Bald Eagle. Travel south along the Pacific Coastline and stop in Redwood National Park, home to the world’s tallest trees. Then, enter Eureka, California’s lumber center, where you will see the grand Carson Mansion, the most photographed example of Victorian architecture in the world and once the home of a West Coast lumber baron. This evening, enjoy a special dinner in the last surviving cookhouse in the West! (B, D)

Day 8 - Eureka–Sonoma
This morning, travel along the spectacular Avenue of the Giants, a quiet two-lane road that winds through some of the world’s most spectacular scenery with ancient redwood trees. You will have the chance to see an 1,800-year-old redwood here! (B)

Day 9 - Sonoma–San Francisco
Travel this morning to Sonoma to see the town square’s early 19th-century Solano Mission. Next, visit Cline Cellars in the Carneros region to tour their vineyards and taste their acclaimed wines. A short drive brings you to the Olive Press to learn how some of the best extra-virgin olive oil is produced from the first cold-crushing of the freshest olives. No visit is complete without sampling several olive oils and a vinegar, too. Leave the lush, gentle slopes of California’s wine country and continue to San Francisco. Cross the bay via the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge and enjoy an orientation tour. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner. Wonderful conversation and cuisine make the perfect finale for your vacation. (B, D)

Day 10 - San Francisco
The vacation ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers are provided to San Francisco International Airport. (B)

 

Seattle: Sheraton Seattle
Portland: Doubletree Hotel Portland
Gleneden Beach: Salishan Spa & Golf Resort
Gold Beach: Jot’s Resort
Eureka: Red Lion Eureka
Sonoma: Doubletree Sonoma Wine Country
San Francisco: Omni San Francisco

 

 

 

Departure Date Twin Single Triple
July 16, 2013 $2,339.00 $3,161.00 $2,160.00
July 10, 2013 $2,339.00 $3,161.00 $2,160.00
July 24, 2013 $2,339.00 $3,161.00 $2,160.00
August 7, 2013 $2,339.00 $3,161.00 $2,160.00
August 21, 2013 $2,339.00 $3,161.00 $2,160.00
September 4, 2013 $2,339.00 $3,161.00 $2,160.00

 

Additional Information

 

Extra Nights per person in Seattle:
in single room $251; in twin room $145; in triple room $114.

Extra Nights per person in San Francisco:
in single room $240; in twin room $126; in triple room $93.

Prices are land-only, per person.

CB = Continental Breakfast, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner