Emerald City to the City by the Bay

Pacific Northwest & California

Pacific Northwest & California.from $3,999.00pp

Various Dates | Departs Washington | Arrive San Francisco

From the wilds of Mount St. Helens to the shadow of giants in the Redwoods, fall under the spell of the Pacific Northwest and California.

Travel along Oregon’s beautiful coast, making stops at, Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Newport, Bandon and Coos Bay. Explore Oregon’s wilderness on a Rogue River cruise.

Visit Redwood National Park’s Avenue of the Giants. Cross the Golden Gate Bridge and discover the “City by the Bay,” San Francisco. Explore the natural beauty from Seattle to San Francisco.

Optional Pre-Tour Extensions: 1 Night in Seattle


Inclusions

  • Accomodation
  • Breakfast
  • Sightseeing
  • Some Dinners
  • Some Lunches
  • Taxes

Itinerary

Day 1: Seattle, Washington ­ Tour Begins

Your tour opens with an overnight stay in Seattle, dubbed the “Emerald City” for its lush green surroundings. Get to know your fellow travellers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Seattle ­ Mt. St. Helen’s ­ Portland, Oregon

Explore Seattle’s colourful waterfront area and historic Pioneer Square with a local guide. Mingle with artisans at the lively Pike Place Market, a famous fish and vegetable market dotted with restaurants and shops. Travel south through Olympia, stopping at the Mount St. Helens Visitor Centre. Learn about its 1980 volcanic eruption as well as the history and geology of the state park. Continue to Portland, Oregon for a two­ night stay in the picturesque “City of Roses.”

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3: Portland ­ Columbia River Gorge ­ Portland

Drive along the Mt. Hood route to the lush Columbia River Gorge. Take in the unforgettable views of Mt. Hood as you leave the valley and enter the Cascade Mountains. Discover the awe-inspiring landscapes of the magnificent Columbia River and Multnomah Falls, a 611­foot­tall roaring cascade. Later, enjoy a wine­tasting at a local vineyard followed by a visit to a lavender farm. Upon returning to Portland it’s your choice! Explore Portland by foot and streetcar with a local guide ­OR­ visit the International Rose Test Garden and walk among the thousands of roses.
Afterwards, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals Included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 4: Portland ­ Willamette Valley ­ Newport ­ North Bend (Oregon Coast)

On the way to the Oregon coast, journey through the Willamette Valley. Today known for its wine that rivals that Napa, this was once the “Promised Land” for the pioneers who followed the Oregon Trail. On the coast, stop at the Yaquina Head Lighthouse, a 93­foot tower buffeted by wind and rain since 1872. Enjoy time at the interpretive centre or make your way down to Cobble Beach to explore the tide pools of colourful sea anemones and starfish. Stop in the seaside town of Newport before travelling further along the coast. End your day strolling North Bend’s lively
boardwalk, perched along scenic Coos Bay.

Meals Included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 5: North Bend ­ Bandon Natural Area­ Redwood National Park, CA­ Blue Lake

Drive to Bandon State Natural Area. Take in the breathtaking scenery as we travel along the striking Beach Loop.
See Bandon Rocks and Face Rock, famous for their American Indian legends. Stop to enjoy a cruise up the spectacular Rogue River, taking you into Oregon’s rugged wilderness for a chance to see bald eagles, cormorants, seals and blue heron. Continuing south to California’s redwood country, travel through Redwood National Park, home to trees that can reach nearly 300 feet. See for yourself why the sun seldom hits the ground.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6: Blue Lake ­ San Francisco

Return to the majestic beauty and splendid grandeur of the redwood forest as you traverse 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, enjoy dinner on your own at one of the many restaurants in this eclectic city.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 7: San Francisco

Today, join a local guide to hear stories of the city’s past and present as you drive past its famous landmarks including Fisherman’s Wharf, the Presidio and the Golden Gate Bridge. You’ll also see the iconic neighbourhoods of Chinatown, North Beach and Haight Ashbury. Enjoy a farewell lunch on the city’s colourful Pier 39 with exceptional views of San Francisco Bay and the Bay Bridge. The remainder of your day is at leisure to explore San Francisco independently.

Meals Included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 8: San Francisco ­ Tour Ends

Your tour comes to a close today, but the memories will stay with you forever.

***Post Night: The Park Central San Francisco

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Terms

**Prices based on Travel dates - 07 Aug 2022

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All prices are in Australian Dollars based on twin share occupancy unless otherwise stated.

Hotels may charge resort fees or a security bond not included or mentioned in this package, payable direct upon check in.

 

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