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Adventures in the Wild Northwest

Duration:11 days 10 nights
Tour Type:Escorted Coach Tours USA
Tour Activity:Sun and Coasts
Tour Region:Pacific Region (includes Hawaii and Alaska)

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Adventures in the Wild Northwest

Duration:11 days 10 nights
Tour Type:Escorted Coach Tours USA
Tour Activity:Sun and Coasts
Tour Region: Pacific Region (includes Hawaii and Alaska)

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The Adventures in the Wild Northwest tour begins in San Francisco and ends in Seattle.

From San Francisco to Seattle via Eureka, Portland and Olympic National Park: the bohemian cities and natural beauty of three states are revealed on this in-depth journey into the wild northwest. You'll enjoy Insider moments like: sampling local, fruity Pinot wines in the up-and-coming region of the Willamette Valley. Spend an illustrious afternoon dining with your hosts at their historical, 13 acre farm, sipping a delicious wine created from grapes grown just steps away.

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Tours and holidays in Usa - ARRIVE SAN FRANCISCO

Day 1

ARRIVE SAN FRANCISCO

Welcome to San Francisco. After checking in at your hotel, dive into exploring on your own at nearby Pier 39, the famed marketplace filled with shops, attractions and street performers. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

Tours and holidays in Usa - SAN FRANCISCO - EUREKA

Day 2

SAN FRANCISCO - 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, grab your cameras and 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.

Tours and holidays in Usa - EUREKA - REDWOOD NATIONAL PARK - COOS BAY

Day 3

EUREKA - REDWOOD NATIONAL PARK - COOS BAY

This morning, view one of the most written about and photographed Victorian houses in California, the Carson Mansion. Drive through 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.

Tours and holidays in Usa - COOS BAY - OREGON DUNES - NEWPORT

Day 4

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. Then stop at Heceta Head overlook and see a beautiful 19th century lighthouse that casts its beam out to sea, before checking into your spectacular oceanfront rooms.

Tours and holidays in Usa - NEWPORT SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

Day 5

NEWPORT SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

After a leisurely breakfast, join a sea life cruise where you will 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 afternoon, maybe explore Newport's historic waterfront.

Tours and holidays in Usa - NEWPORT - WILLAMETTE VALLEY - PORTLAND

Day 6

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 and bed and breakfast followed by a gourmet meal with locally produced Pinot Noir. Continue on to Portland where your evening is free.

Tours and holidays in Usa - PORTLAND SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

Day 7

PORTLAND SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

Today you'll discover some of Oregon's most beautiful scenery along the historic Columbia River Highway. Stop at Chanticleer 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. Visit Timberline Lodge with great views of Mt. Hood before enjoying a free evening in Portland.

Tours and holidays in Usa - PORTLAND - MOUNT ST. HELENS - OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK

Day 8

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, the park contains 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.

Tours and holidays in Usa - OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK - SEATTLE

Day 9

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 skyline unfold before you as you make your way by ferry across Puget Sound into the Emerald City. Enjoy the evening to explore Seattle.

Tours and holidays in Usa - SEATTLE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

Day 10

SEATTLE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

This morning, 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. Afterward, your choice of sightseeing gives you a chance to enjoy a visit to the EMP (Experience Music Project) Museum, a non-profit organisation dedicated to fostering the creativity that inspires contemporary pop culture, or make the trip to the top of the Space Needle, the iconic landmark of the great Pacific Northwest. After some free time, join your newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner and toast your exciting adventures.

Tours and holidays in Usa - DEPART SEATTLE

Day 11

DEPART SEATTLE

It's time to bid farewell to your fellow adventurers and take your transfer to Seattle International Airport or perhaps extend your stay at the Hotel Andra.

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DEPARTURES 2017 PRICE FROM
MAY 14, 21 2854
JUNE 18 2872
JULY 16 3052
AUG 13 3052
SEP 3, 24 2872

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)

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS

- City tours of San Francisco, Portland and Seattle
- Cruise along Puget Sound via ferry
- Scenic drive along the Avenue of the Giants and historic Columbia River Highway
- See the famous lighthouse in Heceta Head, the Spruce Goose and Hoh Rainforest
- Visit Golden Gate Bridge, Eureka, Redwood and Olympic National Parks, Vista House, Multnomah Falls and the Mount St. Helens Visitor Center

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
- 10 full breakfasts
- 4 dinners
- 1 Be My Guest lunch

TRAVEL HIGHLIGHTS
- Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided holiday
- Authentic Accommodation: Quinault Lodge, Olympic National Park, Washington, USA 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 local Willamette Valley winery for lunch
- 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

NIGHT CITY HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
1 San Francisco Hyatt Regency San Francisco
2 Eureka Red Lion Eureka
3 Coos Bay Red Lion Coos Bay
4-5 Newport Hallmark Resort
6-7 Portland Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
8 Olympic National Park Quinault Lodge Authentic Accommodation
9-10 Seattle Andra

PRE & POST HOTELS
PRE: San Francisco, Hyatt Regency San Francisco
POST: Seattle, Andra

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES
We offer a range of optional experiences and entertainment options to complement our trips. These are purchased when you are on your trip.