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Adventures in the Wild Northwest

10 Nights Tour from £2,759 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

An in-depth discovery of the beautiful northwest of the USA, this 11-day escorted tour takes you on an exciting journey through bohemian cities, gorgeous coastal towns and dense rainforests. Beginning in the vibrant city of San Francisco, you’ll make your way through Eureka, Redwood National Park, the Oregon Dunes, Newport, Portland and Olympic National Park, plus much more, before arriving in your final destination of Seattle. An exciting adventure with diverse and unforgettable experiences, this northwestern tour showcases the very best that this region has to offer.

Highlights:

  • Start your trip in San Francisco with a chance to explore the city by the bay
  • Explore the towering trees of Redwood National Park
  • Take a scenic cruise in Newport to seek out the birds and marine life
  • Tour the Williamette Valley winery and enjoy a  gourmet lunch and wine tasting
  • Spend time sightseeing in Portland with a trip to Multnomah Falls
  • Learn about the Quinault people in Olympic National Park
  • Finish your trip with some sightseeing and free time in Seattle

Details

Day 1

San Francisco

Arrive into San Francisco and transfer to your hotel before enjoying some time to explore at your own pace, perhaps with a trip to Pier 39, a wander around the shops or with a trip to some of the great museums and galleries. At 6pm, you’ll attend a welcome reception to meet your tour guide and fellow travellers at the hotel.

Overnight: Hyatt Regency San Francisco

Day 2

San Francisco – Eureka

This morning sees you cross the Golden Gate Bridge – the ultimate San Francisco experience – with the chance to take a walk along this amazing icon with your tour guide, who will explain more about the bridge and why it’s actually not gold despite its name. Drive along the Avenue of the Giants before reaching the Humboldt Redwoods State Park to witness these incredible towering trees for yourself.

Overnight: Red Lion Eureka (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 3

Eureka – Redwood National Park – Coos Bay

In the morning you’ll visit one of the most photographed Victorian houses in California, the Carson Mansion, before driving through the Redwood National Park where you can explore trees which are over 1000 years old and more than 300ft tall! After arriving in Coos Bay, the rest of the evening can be spent at leisure.

Overnight: Red Lion Coos Bay (Breakfast included)

Day 4

Coos Bay – Oregon Dunes – Newport

Today will be spent with a trip to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area where unique tree islands, endless shifting sands and fascinating creatures can be found. You’ll have the opportunity to hop in a dune buggy for an exhilarating ride along the sands before stopping at Heceta Head to see the charming 19th century lighthouse cast light out to sea.

Overnight: Hallmark Resort (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 5

Newport

Enjoy a laid-back breakfast before joining a sea life cruise where you’ll be accompanied by a local specialist to tell you about the marine life, birds and your surroundings. The afternoon is leisure time for you to use as you wish, perhaps with an exploration of the waterfront area.

Overnight: Hallmark Resort (Breakfast included)

Day 6

Newport – Williamette Valley – Portland

Take a tour of the Evergreen Aviation Museum today where you’ll see the Spruce Goose and learn about the innovators and pilots who pioneered flight. Enjoy lunch in Williamette Valley where you’ll be treated to a tour from the owners and a tasting at their local winery followed by a gourmet meal. From here, you’ll journey onwards to Portland where the evening is yours to explore at leisure.

Overnight: Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront (Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 7

Portland

Discover Oregon’s beautiful scenery today as you make your way along the Columbia River Highway, stopping at Chaticleer Point and the Vista House for panoramic views of the river. Vista House is a unique octagonal building with a copper roof that houses interpretive displays of historic points of interest in the gorge. Afterwards you’ll journey to the Multnomah Falls (the second highest year-round waterfall in the US and Oregon’s tallest) before enjoying lunch in Hood River. Visit Timberland Lodge with great views of Mt Hood before enjoying a free evening in Portland.

Overnight: Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront (Breakfast included)

Day 8

Portland – Mount St Helens – Olympic National Park

Head to the Mount St. Helen’s Visitor’s Centre this morning which is dedicated to the Ring-of-Fire volcano that erupted in 1980 and where you can learn about this legendary blast through interactive exhibits and working seismographs. Make your way west afterwards to Olympic National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve which contains three distinctive ecosystems. Then you’ll meet Harvest Moon, a local specialist who will share tribal legends and stories about the Quinault people with you.

Overnight: Quinault Lodge (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 9

Olympic National Park – Seattle

Enter the Hoh Rainforest this morning, one of the world’s few remaining (and largest) temperate rainforests where you can trek to the ‘Hall of Mosses’ – an eerie portion of the rainforest where trees and branches are dripping with moss. Stop off at the beautiful Lake Crescent before leaving the park and making your way by ferry across Puget Sound to the Emerald City. You’ll have the opportunity to visit the historic Pike Place Market, the nation’s oldest farmer’s markets, before enjoying the evening at your own pace.

Overnight: Sheraton Seattle (Breakfast included)

Day 10

Seattle

Today there is a choice of sightseeing activities to make the most with the chance to visit the EMP (Experience Music Project) Museum or take a trip up to the top of the iconic Space Needle for amazing views. Enjoy some downtime for some last minute sightseeing or shopping before making your way back to the hotel for a farewell dinner with your group.

Overnight: Sheraton Seattle (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 11

Seattle

Today marks the end of your trip – you’ll be transferred to the airport for your departing flight.

(Breakfast included)

Day 1

San Francisco

Arrive into San Francisco and transfer to your hotel before enjoying some time to explore at your own pace, perhaps with a trip to Pier 39, a wander around the shops or with a trip to some of the great museums and galleries. At 6pm, you’ll attend a welcome reception to meet your tour guide and fellow travellers at the hotel.

Overnight: Hyatt Regency San Francisco

Day 2

San Francisco – Eureka

This morning sees you cross the Golden Gate Bridge – the ultimate San Francisco experience – with the chance to take a walk along this amazing icon with your tour guide, who will explain more about the bridge and why it’s actually not gold despite its name. Drive along the Avenue of the Giants before reaching the Humboldt Redwoods State Park to witness these incredible towering trees for yourself.

Overnight: Red Lion Eureka (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 3

Eureka – Redwood National Park – Coos Bay

In the morning you’ll visit one of the most photographed Victorian houses in California, the Carson Mansion, before driving through the Redwood National Park where you can explore trees which are over 1000 years old and more than 300ft tall! After arriving in Coos Bay, the rest of the evening can be spent at leisure.

Overnight: Red Lion Coos Bay (Breakfast included)

Day 4

Coos Bay – Oregon Dunes – Newport

Today will be spent with a trip to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area where unique tree islands, endless shifting sands and fascinating creatures can be found. You’ll have the opportunity to hop in a dune buggy for an exhilarating ride along the sands before stopping at Heceta Head to see the charming 19th century lighthouse cast light out to sea.

Overnight: Hallmark Resort (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 5

Newport

Enjoy a laid-back breakfast before joining a sea life cruise where you’ll be accompanied by a local specialist to tell you about the marine life, birds and your surroundings. The afternoon is leisure time for you to use as you wish, perhaps with an exploration of the waterfront area.

Overnight: Hallmark Resort (Breakfast included)

Day 6

Newport – Williamette Valley – Portland

Take a tour of the Evergreen Aviation Museum today where you’ll see the Spruce Goose and learn about the innovators and pilots who pioneered flight. Enjoy lunch in Williamette Valley where you’ll be treated to a tour from the owners and a tasting at their local winery followed by a gourmet meal. From here, you’ll journey onwards to Portland where the evening is yours to explore at leisure.

Overnight: Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront (Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 7

Portland

Discover Oregon’s beautiful scenery today as you make your way along the Columbia River Highway, stopping at Chaticleer Point and the Vista House for panoramic views of the river. Vista House is a unique octagonal building with a copper roof that houses interpretive displays of historic points of interest in the gorge. Afterwards you’ll journey to the Multnomah Falls (the second highest year-round waterfall in the US and Oregon’s tallest) before enjoying lunch in Hood River. Visit Timberland Lodge with great views of Mt Hood before enjoying a free evening in Portland.

Overnight: Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront (Breakfast included)

Day 8

Portland – Mount St Helens – Olympic National Park

Head to the Mount St. Helen’s Visitor’s Centre this morning which is dedicated to the Ring-of-Fire volcano that erupted in 1980 and where you can learn about this legendary blast through interactive exhibits and working seismographs. Make your way west afterwards to Olympic National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve which contains three distinctive ecosystems. Then you’ll meet Harvest Moon, a local specialist who will share tribal legends and stories about the Quinault people with you.

Overnight: Quinault Lodge (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 9

Olympic National Park – Seattle

Enter the Hoh Rainforest this morning, one of the world’s few remaining (and largest) temperate rainforests where you can trek to the ‘Hall of Mosses’ – an eerie portion of the rainforest where trees and branches are dripping with moss. Stop off at the beautiful Lake Crescent before leaving the park and making your way by ferry across Puget Sound to the Emerald City. You’ll have the opportunity to visit the historic Pike Place Market, the nation’s oldest farmer’s markets, before enjoying the evening at your own pace.

Overnight: Hotel Andra Seattle (Breakfast included)

Day 10

Seattle

Today there is a choice of sightseeing activities to make the most with the chance to visit the EMP (Experience Music Project) Museum or take a trip up to the top of the iconic Space Needle for amazing views. Enjoy some downtime for some last minute sightseeing or shopping before making your way back to the hotel for a farewell dinner with your group.

Overnight: Hotel Andra Seattle (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 11

Seattle

Today marks the end of your trip – you’ll be transferred to the airport for your departing flight.

(Breakfast included)

  • International flights
  • Internal travel: Coach; Ferry
  • Hotels (10 nights)
  • 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners included
  • Visit to Williamette Valley Winery; Nature cruise in Newport; Talk in Olympic National Park about the Quinault people and their history; Cruise along Puget Sound; Visitor centre at Mount St. Helens; Visit to lighthouse at Heceta Head; Visit to Hoh Rainforest
  • Tour guide through, plus local guides

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

TODAY 18ºC
SUN 17ºC
MON 17ºC
TUE 19ºC
WED 21ºC
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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26ºC
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19ºC
14ºC
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Average Temperature (Celsius) Average Rainfall (Inches)

Jan
14ºC
3
Feb
16ºC
4
Mar
20ºC
2
Apr
21ºC
1
May
26ºC
1
Jun
30ºC
0
Jul
32ºC
0
Aug
32ºC
1
Sep
30ºC
0
Oct
26ºC
1
Nov
19ºC
2
Dec
14ºC
4

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