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We will fly to Seattle to embark our journey with a tour of Seattle, Mount St. Helens
Visitor Center, Portland, Columbia River Gorge, Portland Spirit Cruise, Newport,
Brandon State Natural Area, Redwood National Park, Eureka, Avenue of the Giants
and San Francisco. Call for your detailed flyer today!
- Visit lively Pike Place Market, Seattle's famous fish and vegatable market.
- Venture to Mount St. Helens Visitor Center to learn about its eruptions.
- Learn about the hydropower created at Columbia River Gorge's Bonnevill Dam.
- Embark on sightseeing tour of Seattle, the "Emerald City."
- Behold the majestic beauty of the Redwood Forest's "Avenue of the Giants".
- See San Francisco your way…a cruise on the bay or locally guided sightseeing
- Enjoy dinner on Pier 39 with views of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.
- Relax on Portland's premier dining and sightseeing cruise.
Highlights: Seattle, Mount St. Helens Visitor Center, Portland, Columbia River Gorge,
Portland Spirit Cruise, Newport, Bandon State Natural Area, Redwood National Park,
Eureka, Avenue of the Giants, San Francisco, Choice of San Francisco Bay Cruise
or City Tour of San Francisco.
Itinerary at a glance
Day 1 Renaissance Seattle Madison Hotel, Seattle, Washington
Day 2, 3 Doubletree Hotel Lloyd Center, Portland, Oregon
Day 4 The Mill Casino, North Bend, Oregon
Day 5 Red Lion Eureka, Eureka, California
Day 6, 7 San Francisco Marriott Marquis, San Francicso, California
On some dates alternate hotels may be used.
Day 1: Monday, August 7, 2017
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. (D)
Day 2: Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Seattle - Olympia - Portland, Oregon
Embark on 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. Departin 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 genology
of the state park. Continue to Portland, Oregon for a two-night stay in the "City
of Roses." (B)
Day 3: Wednesday, August 9, 2017
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
hydropwer 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 undforgettable and delightful
evening. (B, D)
Day 4: Thursday, August 10, 2017
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. B, D
Day 5: Friday, August 11, 2017
North Bend-Bandon State Natural Area - Redwood National Park, CA-Eureka
Begin your day with a drive to Bandon State Natural Area. You will be amazed
by the scenery along 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
Day 6: Saturday, August 12, 2017
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. (B, D)
Day 7: Sunday, August 13, 2017
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 leasure 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: Monday, August 14, 2017
San Francisco - Tour Ends Your tour ends today, but the memories will stay
with you forever.