Pacific Northwest

Pacific Northwest Adventure
September 9-14, 2016
Imagine driving along one of the most beautiful and spectacular coastlines in America. From Newport, Oregon to Eureka, California. This tour travels through Washington, Oregon and California with many highlights and remarkable cities. Day 1: Today your scenic tour of the Pacific Northwest begins with a flight to one of America’s most picturesque cities, Seattle. We will get acquainted with our fellow travelers and prepare for an awesome journey. Day 2: Seattle /Olympia, Washington & Portland, Oregon. We begin the day with a guided sightseeing tour of the “Emerald City” including the colorful restored waterfront area, historic Pioneer Square, and Pike Place Market, a famous fish and vegetable market dotted with restaurants and shops. We drive south as we depart Seattle and travel through Olympia and stop at the Mount Saint Helen Visitor’s Center to learn about the 1980 eruption as well as the history of the state park. Continue to Portland for a two night stay in North America’s “Best Big City”. Day 3: Portland Cascade Mountains. Today we drive around the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. It’s a day of sightseeing we’ll never forget! Mt. Hood dominates the horizon as we leave the valley and enter the slopes of the Cascade Mountains. We visit Bonneville Dam where we learn about its fascinating hydropower and history. Plus, see the fishlocks and ladders. We’ll also see Multnomah Falls, tumbling down some 620 feet. Our drive takes us to the impressive Timberline Lodge. Nestled midway to the summit of Mt. Hood, this National Historic Landmark is a master piece of mountain lodges . Constructed of mammoth timbers and native stone in 1937, Timberline Lodge stands today as a tribute to the rugged spirit of the Pacific Northwest. Day 4: Portland / Willamette Valley / Newport / Coos Bay. Our scenic journey continues through what was the promise 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 nature’s vegetables, flowers, herbs, nuts, and vineyards. Next, we head to the coastal town of Newport for a brief stop before traveling along some of the country’s most beautiful coastlines and the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Day 5: Brandon State Natural Area / Redwood National Park / Eureka, California. This morning we drive to Brandon State Natural Area. We will be amazed by the scenery along the scenic Beach Loop with sights such as Bandon Rock and Face Rock, known to many people from the American Indian Legend. Next, travel up the spectacular Rogue River taking us into Oregon’s rugged wilderness for a chance to see bald eagles, cormorants, seals and blue heron. Continuing south, we enter the redwood country of California. Visit the famous Redwood National Park, home to some of the world’s tallest tress. Inside the park, we’ll see some trees close to 300 feet tall and understand why the sun seldom hits the ground! Day 6: Eureka, California / San Francisco, California. Today, we enjoy a delightful tour through the historic timber and fishing village of Eureka and behold the beautiful Victorian architecture of Old Town. Journey through more redwood forests including the “Avenue of Giants,” a scenic highway loaded with towering redwoods. Next, we drive over the legendary Golden Gate Bridge and arrive in San Francisco, the “City by the Bay”. Day 7: San Francisco. Today, we discover this amazing city with a fascinating sightseeing tour that highlights the city’s most popular landmarks. We’ll see the stunning Twin Peaks, Chinatown, Union Square, Alamo Square, Nob Hill, Coit Tower, Lombard street view, painted ladies, Victorian homes, Presidio, and Fisherman’s Warf and more! Hopefully, we can catch a boat out to the Rock, “Alcatraz,” once the home to such outlaws as Al Capone, Machine Gun Kelly, and Robert Stroud, public enemy number one, known as the “Birdman of Alcatraz.” Day 8: The tour ends with our flight back home, but we’ll never forget the beauty and majesty we have experienced. The many memories and new friends will last for a lifetime. Important! Hang Loose! This will be a nine day tour, I am adding a day to include some really nice adventures that will excite everyone! Details later. Tour Cost: $2175 per person plus Air-Approximately $600. Price based on double occupancy. Includes: Lodging, Transfers, Motor-coach Transportation, 6 Group Meals, Admissions, 7 breakfasts, Guides, Great Fellowship, Fantastic Experience and Fun, Fun, Fun!