Explore the majestic Pacific Northwest and California on this eight day adventure, from the wilds of Mount St. Helens and the Columbia River Gorge to the sophistication of Portland and San Francisco. Travel along Oregon's beautiful Pacific coast. Enjoy an elegant dinner cruise on the Willamette River and experience Portland's dazzling city sights and city lights. Visit Redwood National Park. Explore Eureka, a historic timber and fishing village. Cross the Golden Gate Bridge and discover the 'City by the Bay,' San Francisco. Don't miss one of America's most beautiful regions!
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- 8 Days
|Day 1||Seattle||Seattle, Washington - Tour Begins: Your scenic tour through the Pacific Northwest and California opens with an overnight stay in one of America's most picturesque cities, Seattle. Get to know your fellow travelers at tonight's welcome dinner.|
|Day 2||Seattle||Seattle - Olympia - Portland, Oregon: Embark on a sightseeing tour of the 'Emerald City,' including the colorful restored waterfront area, historic Pioneer Square and lively Pike Place Market, a famous fish and vegetable market dotted with restaurants and shops. Departing Seattle, travel south through Olympia and stop at the Mount St. Helens Visitor Center. Learn about the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens as well as the history and geology of the state park. Continue to Portland, Oregon for a two-night stay in the 'City of Roses.'|
|Day 3||Portland||Portland - Cascade Mountains - Portland: Drive along the Mt. Hood route to the lush Columbia River Gorge. It's a day of sightseeing you will never forget. Mt. Hood dominates the horizon as you leave the valley and enter the slopes of the Cascade Mountains. Discover the awe-inspiring landscapes on a tour of the magnificent Columbia River Gorge and the Bonneville Dam, where you will learn about its fascinating hydropower and history. This evening, relax on Portland's premier dining and sightseeing cruise. Enjoy a vibrant setting enhanced by dazzling city sights and city lights, festive cuisine and live performances. After dinner, you are in for a treat when you are invited into the wheelhouse to meet and chat with the Captain. Glide along the Willamette River and Lake Oswego for an unforgettable and delightful evening.|
|Day 4||Portland||Portland - Willamette Valley - Newport - North Bend: Your scenic journey takes you through what was the Promised Land for many pioneers during the days of the Oregon Trail. The Willamette Valley contains some of the most fertile agricultural soils of Oregon and nurtures vegetables, flowers, herbs, nuts and vineyards. Next, head to the coastal town of Newport for a brief stop before traveling along some of the country's most beautiful coastline and the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.|
|Day 5||North Bend||North Bend-Bandon State Natural Area-Redwood Nat'l. Park, CA-Eureka: Begin your day with a drive to Bandon State Natural Area. You will be amazed by the scenery along the striking Beach Loop with sights such as Bandon Rocks and Face Rock, known to many from the American Indian legend. Stop in the picturesque coastal town of Gold Beach, known for amazing wildlife including bald eagles, cormorants, seals and blue heron. Continuing south, enter the redwood country of California. Travel through the famous Redwood National Park home to some of the world's tallest trees. Inside the park, get up close to these trees that rise to nearly 300 feet tall and see for yourself why the sun seldom hits the ground. Arriving in Eureka, enjoy a delightful tour through this historic timber and fishing village and witness the Victorian architecture of Old Town.|
|Day 6||Eureka||Eureka - San Francisco: Continue your journey through the majestic beauty and splendid grandeur of the Redwood Forest, including the 'Avenue of the Giants,' a scenic highway loaded with towering redwoods. Next, drive over the legendary Golden Gate Bridge and arrive in "the City by the Bay,' San Francisco. Tonight, gather for dinner on Pier 39 which offers exceptional views of San Francisco Bay and the Bay Bridge.|
|Day 7||San Francisco||Choice of San Francisco Bay Cruise or City Tour of San Francisco: After breakfast the choice is yours! You may choose to take an hour-long cruise on San Francisco Bay featuring an in-depth narration on its history and landmarks including Alcatraz* and the Golden Gate Bridge. Or, perhaps you would prefer joining a local guide for a sightseeing tour of the city...hear stories of the city's past and present as you drive past its famous landmarks including Fisherman's Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge and the view of the city from the Twin Peaks. The remainder of your day is at leisure to explore San Francisco independently. For a true local experience, ride the famed cable cars up and down San Francisco's thrilling hills.|
|Day 8||San Francisco||San Francisco - Tour Ends: Your tour ends today, but the memories will stay with you forever.|
- Doubletree Hotel Lloyd Center Portland , United States
- Red Lion Eureka Eureka, United States
- Renaissance Seattle Madison Hotel Seattle, United States
- San Francisco Marriott Marquis San Francisco, United States
- The Mill Casino North Bend, United States
- Doubletree by Hilton Portland - Tigard Tigard, United States
- * NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.