11 Day Pacific Northwest with Columbia River Gorge & Seattle

2 Seattle, 2 Portland, 1 Newport, 2 Medford, 1 Eureka & 2 San Francisco
Flights Los Angeles-Seattle, San Francisco-Los Angeles, 10 nights accommodations, hotel porterage, most meals and sightseeing
Price Includes
  • Flights Los Angeles-Seattle, San Francisco-Los Angeles
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 10 nights accommodations
    • 2 nights Seattle
    • 2 nights Portland
    • 1 night Newport
    • 2 nights Medford
    • 1 night Eureka
    • 2 nights San Francisco
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • 14 meals: 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

  • Visit Seattle's iconic Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and the lively Pike Place Market
  • At Mount St. Helens, view exhibits focusing on the history and geology of the area
  • View the Columbia River Gorge, a twisting river canyon cutting through the Cascade Mountains
  • Enjoy a wine tasting in the lush vineyards of Oregon's Willamette Valley
  • Ride a dune buggy through the wild and untamed dunes of Oregon Dunes Recreation Park
  • Visit Crater Lake, one of the crown jewels of the country with its pristine crystal-blue waters
  • Explore monumental Redwood National Park, home to some of the tallest trees in the world
  • Drive on the majestic "Avenue of the Giants" with its endless vistas of ancient redwoods
  • Cross the legendary Golden Gate Bridge to San Francisco, the stunning "City by the Bay"
Day By Day Itinerary

All sightseeing and itinerary inclusions are subject to favorable weather conditions and seasonality. Roads, routes and sites may be amended if roads are inaccessible.

DAY 1, Sunday - Arrive in Seattle
Welcome to Seattle on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest. Transfer independently to the hotel. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 PM. We recommend that you select flights which arrive no later than 5 PM
Overnight: Seattle

DAY 2, Monday - City Tour of Seattle, Hiram H. Chittenden Locks
The day begins with an ascent to Seattle's iconic Space Needle, with its 360-degree vistas of the city, the nearby mountain ranges, and Mt. Rainier. Continue to Chihuly Garden & Glasshouse to view the mastered glass sculptures of artist Dale Chihuly. The panoramic drive continues to the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks (Ballard Locks), providing a link for boats between Puget Sound and the Ship Canal. Arrive at Pike Place Market with its endless rows of stalls with local produce, specialized foods, fresh caught fish, and handicrafts
Overnight: Seattle
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3, Tuesday - Depart Seattle, Travel to Portland
This morning, depart Seattle for Portland. Arrive at the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. View exhibits that focus on the history and geology of the area, forest recovery, and conservation of resources. Continue to Johnston Ridge Observatory for a closer look at Mount St. Helens (weather and road permitting). Later, arrive at Lan Su Chinese Garden, a window into Chinese culture, history, and way of thinking, located in downtown Portland
Overnight: Portland
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4, Wednesday - City Tour of Portland, Columbia River Gorge
The morning tour of Portland accents this city, with its streetcars and pedestrian friendly downtown. Continue to Columbia River Gorge, a twisting river canyon 80 miles long, cutting the only sea-level route through the Cascade Mountain Range. Enjoy scenic viewpoints at Crowne Point Vista House and Multnomah Falls. Proceed to Cascade Locks for lunch on your own and view the cantilever Bridge of Gods that spans the river between Cascade Locks, Oregon and Washington State. Continue to Bonneville Dam & Locks and the Fish Hatchery for a visit of this hydropower facility. This evening, celebrate your arrival to Portland with dinner
Overnight: Portland
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Thursday - Depart Portland, Willamette Valley, Newport
The drive from Portland passes historic towns and scenic bikeways to the fertile Willamette Valley, Oregon's famed wine country. Enjoy lunch with a vineyard tour and tastings at a nearby winery. Afterward, on to the Oregon Coast and the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse. Arrive in Newport, nestled between the mountains, Pacific Ocean and Yaquina Bay. Check into your hotel and spend time at leisure
Overnight: Newport
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Friday - Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Travel to Medford
This morning, travel along the rugged edge of the Oregon coast to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. This large expanse of coastal sand dunes in North America extends for 40 miles along the coast -- the wind-sculpted dunes stretch approximately 500 feet above sea level. Ride on a dune buggy that takes you through this region. Later, continue to Medford for overnight
Overnight: Medford
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Saturday - Crater Lake National Park
Begin the day with a drive to Crater Lake in southern Oregon with its crystal-blue waters surrounded by cliffs almost 2,000 feet high. Explore the park which encompasses the caldera of Crater Lake, a remnant of a destroyed volcano, Mount Mazama, and the surrounding hills and forests. Linger a while for independent discoveries before returning to Medford for an evening at leisure
Overnight: Medford
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Sunday - Depart for Eureka, Redwood National & State Parks
As you enter California, drive through Redwood National Park. In this unique park look for wildlife and learn more about the history of the park, designated a World Heritage Site. In the afternoon, travel toward Eureka, California's lumber center on the edge of giant Humboldt Bay. Here, you can see Victorian architecture, including the ornate Carson Mansion, former home of a lumber baron, and the newly revitalized waterfront
Overnight: Eureka
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Monday - Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Travel to San Francisco
Depart Eureka and continue to the "Avenue of the Giants," a road that winds through panoramas of ancient redwood trees. Then, arrive at Humboldt Redwoods State Park, encompassing over 17,000 acres of ancient old-growth coastal redwoods. At Founders Grove, see the tree commemorating founders of the "Save the Redwoods" movement and the fallen Dyerville Giant. At the Humboldt Redwood Interpretive Center, view interactive displays, and wildlife exhibits. Lunch on your own en route to San Francisco. The rest of the day is free
Overnight: San Francisco
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Tuesday - City Tour of San Francisco
A scenic morning drive takes you to the historic Presidio. Transformed by the U.S. Army from windswept dunes to a military post, this area is now a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Returning to the city, view Nob Hill, Union Square, Chinatown and Ghirardelli Square. Look out over Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz Island. Remainder of the day is free to explore San Francisco, at leisure. Tonight, gather for dinner and bid farewell to your Tour Manager
Overnight: San Francisco
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Wednesday - Return Home
Transfer independently to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

National Parks route and program may vary according to weather conditions, seasonal changes, safety issues and wildlife migration patterns.

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Notes :
  • For arrival and departure on North America packages with US gateways, transfers are not included with Air & Land packages nor available on an optional basis.
  • See Trip Preparation -> Arrival & Departure for more information regarding options to transfer to your hotel.
  • Triple rooms consist of two double/queen beds for three persons; where available, a fee may be charged by the hotel for the addition of a cot/rollaway.
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.
  • All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.
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All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.

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