Adventures in the Wild Northwest
ARRIVE SAN FRANCISCO
Welcome to San Francisco. Check in at your hotel, within walking distance to Union Square and Chinatown. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.
SAN FRANCISCO - HUMBOLDT REDWOOD STATE PARK - EUREKA
What better way to get a taste of San Francisco than by crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the world's most recognisable landmarks. If you are up for a walk, join your Travel Director for a stroll across this impressive feat of engineering. Learn all about the bridge and why it's not painted gold despite its name. Drive along the stunning Avenue of the Giants before arriving at Humboldt Redwoods State Park filled with some of the tallest trees you have ever seen before arriving in Eureka.
EUREKA - REDWOOD NATIONAL PARK - COOS BAY
This morning, view one of the most written about and photographed Victorian houses in California, the Carson Mansion. Visit Northern California's Redwood National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with trees more than 1,000 years old and over 300 feet (90 metres) tall. Arrive in Coos Bay and enjoy the evening at leisure.
COOS BAY - OREGON DUNES - NEWPORT
Gear up for the trip to Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, a natural wonder of endless shifting sand, unique tree islands and lots of interesting creatures. Hop in a dune buggy for an exhilarating ride up and down these expansive tracts of sand. Pass Heceta Head overlook and see a beautiful 19th century lighthouse that casts its beam out to sea, before checking into your spectacular oceanfront rooms.
NEWPORT SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
After a leisurely breakfast, board a nature cruise to keep an eye out for sea life and marine birds as the onboard naturalist, your Local Specialist, tells you all about your surroundings. With your free time this evening, perhaps explore Newport's historic waterfront.
NEWPORT - WILLAMETTE VALLEY - PORTLAND
Tour the Evergreen Aviation Museum, where you will see the Spruce Goose and celebrate the lives of innovators, pilots and veterans who courageously pioneered flight. Enjoy a Be My Guest lunch in Willamette Valley where the innkeepers host a tour and tasting of their winery followed by a gourmet lunch including locally produced Pinot Noir. Continue on to Portland where your evening is free.
Today you'll discover some of Oregon's most beautiful scenery along the historic Columbia River Highway. Stop at Crown Point and the Vista House for panoramic views of the river from 733 feet (223 metres) above. Vista House's octagonal building and copper dome is home to an interpretive display of historic and geologic points of interest in the gorge. Then it's onward to Multnomah Falls, the second highest year-round waterfall in the United States, and Oregon's tallest. Lunch is on your own in Hood River, consistently named one of the best small towns in the United States. Perhaps enjoy a local speciality of salmon with chips at a local brewery and sip one of the many craft beers Oregon is known for or visit Timberline Lodge with great views of Mt. Hood before enjoying a free evening in Portland.
PORTLAND - MOUNT ST. HELENS - OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK
Visit the award-winning Mount St. Helens Visitor Center, dedicated to the active Ring-of-Fire volcano that erupted in 1980. Learn about the legendary blast, an eruption so colossal that it spewed ash into 11 states, as you watch a reenactment of the event and experience interactive exhibits such as a step-in volcano model and working seismograph. Venture west to the rugged coast of Olympic National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve, containing three distinct ecosystems. Then meet Harvest Moon, a Local Specialist, who shares with you the tribal legends and stories of the Quinault people who have long called the Pacific Northwest home.
OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK - SEATTLE
Enter the beautiful Hoh Rainforest, one of the world's few (as well as the largest) temperate rainforests and trek to the eerie "Hall of Mosses" with trees and branches dripping with moss. Then make a stop at dazzling Lake Crescent before leaving Olympic National Park. Sensational views of the Seattle's skyline unfold before you as you make your way by ferry across Puget Sound into the Emerald City and enjoy the evening to explore.
This morning, your choice of sightseeing gives you a chance to visit the Chihuly Garden and Glass Art Museum to see colourful and world renowned glass sculptures, or make the trip to the top of the Space Needle, the iconic landmark of the great Pacific Northwest. Afterward, stop at the historic Pike Place Market, the nation's oldest farmer's market, where the fish fly low-from one fishmonger's hands to the next. After some free time, join your newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner.
It's time to bid farewell to your fellow adventurers and take your transfer to Seattle International Airport or perhaps extend your stay.
Prices, Dates, Hotels & Conditions
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|DEPARTURES 2018||PRICE FROM|
|MAY 6, 20||2872|
|SEP 2, 9||3052|
YOUR ESCORTED MOTORCOACH TOUR INCLUDES
- Services of a professional Tour Manager throughout
- Deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach with onboard restroom facilities
- Hotel accommodations as specified or similar
- Sightseeing as specified
- Hotel taxes; service charges; and baggage (one suitcase per person)
- City tour in Portland, Seattle
- Cruise along Puget Sound via ferry
- Scenic drive along the Avenue of the Giants, the historic Columbia River Highway
- See the famous lighthouse in Heceta Head, the Spruce Goose, Hoh Rainforest
- Visit Golden Gate Bridge, Eureka, Redwood National Park, Olympic National Park, Vista House, Multnomah Falls, Mount St. Helens Visitor Center
- 10 full breakfasts
- 1 lungh Be My Guest
- 4 dinners
- Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided holiday
- Authentic Accommodation: Stay at the Fairmont San Francisco atop Nob Hill and at the rustic Quinault Lodge in Olympic National Park.
Fairmont San Francisco: Opened in 1907, this Authentic Accommodation is well known for its impeccable service and centrally located at the top of Nob Hill. Take a stroll or stop for a tropical drink in their historic tiki bar, Tonga Room and Hurricane Bar, opened in 1945 for a truly memorable experience.
Quinault Lodge: A grand and rustic lodge built in 1926 welcoming guests with warmth, hospitality and comfort is Quinault Lodge, an Authentic Accommodation. Located in the heart of Olympic National Park, this property is blissfully disconnected from the modern world.
- Be My Guest: Visit a winery in Oregon's Willamette Valley for a gourmet lunch and wine tasting
- Hidden Treasures: Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure
- Local Specialists: Embark on a nature cruise in Newport and learn about the Quinault people in Olympic National Park
|1||San Francisco||Fairmont San Francisco|
|2||Eureka||Red Lion Eureka|
|3||Coos Bay||Red Lion Coos Bay|
|4-5||Newport||Hallmark Resort Newport|
|6-7||Portland||Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront|
|8||Olympic National Park||Quinault Lodge Authentic Accommodation|
PRE & POST HOTELS
PRE: San Francisco, Fairmont San Francisco
POST: Seattle, Sheraton Seattle
We offer a range of optional experiences and entertainment options to complement our trips. These are purchased when you are on your trip.