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Overview

See some of Western America's most iconic sights including the Golden Gate Bridge, Oregon Coast, and Portland - voted "The Best Big City".  This escorted tour includes excellent sightseeing excursions and 9 meals.

Details

Day 1:  Arrive San Francisco

Depart home city and arrive in the iconic city of San Francisco, located on the beautiful Californian coast. The rest of day is at leisure to enjoy this enchanting city. This evening meet your guide and fellow passengers at a get acquainted dinner.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf

Day 2:  San Francisco

Learn San Francisco’s history as you explore the major sights on a fully guided sightseeing tour including Telegraph Hill, the Civic Centre, Golden Gate Park, Chinatown, Seal Rock Cliff, Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf. We take a relaxing afternoon cruise on harbor bay and sail right under the Golden Gate Bridge and around the Island of Alcatraz, the Marin Headlands and the Bay Bridge. Enjoy leisure time to explore San Francisco on your own. Take an optional tour of Alcatraz Island, hop on board a cable car to Union Square or explore more of the sights and sounds of Fisherman’s Wharf.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf

Day 3: San Francisco – Redwoods - Oregon Coast – Gold Beach

Today, with cameras at the ready, travel north up the coast along the Redwood Highway out of California and to the mesmerizing Oregon Coast.  Along the way drive through the Humboldt State Park and the Avenue of the Giants. Here the Redwoods tower over 350 feet high and up to 2000 years old, some of the oldest living things known to man. Upon arrival, wonder the coast line of the pacific or visit the local Arch Rock Brewing Company.

Hotel: Pacific Reef Resort

Day 4: Gold Beach - Oregon Coast - Newport

Continue along the magnificent Oregon Coast this morning, one of the most spectacular drives in North America. Travel through the cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor, keep your eyes open for Heceta Head Lighthouse located 12 miles north of Florence and boasting the strongest light. You cannot travel the Oregon Coast without visiting the famous Sea Lion Caves. Descend 208 feet down into the world’s largest and most spectacular sea cave! This afternoon upon arrival into Newport, you will have ample time to explore the area. After dinner, join in over the bonfire roasting marshmallows and eating s’mores.

Hotel: Elizabeth Street Inn

Day 5:  Newport  - Oregon Coast -  Cannon Beach

Today is all about meandering the open beaches along the Oregon coast and discovering local delights in the town of Newport. We have lunch and a brewery tour at Rogue
brewery before uncovering more local delights in this unique town. Continue up the coast to the town of Seaside this afternoon.

Hotel: Surfsand Resort, Cannon Beach

Day 6:  Portland

Depart for Portland, voted “The Best Big City”, where on arrival you will enjoy a local city tour. Highlights include Pearl District, Bridges of Portland, Washington Park, Alberta Street, Old Town Chinatown, Lownsdale Square, Riverplace and the Chinese Garden. This afternoon visit the groundbreaking Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Enjoy the evening at leisure of partake in Brewvana Tour and gain an appreciation and love for Portland’s finest craft beer!

Hotel: Hilton Portland & Executive Tower

Day 7:  Portland / Columbia River Gorge

Today, travel along the Historic Columbia River Gorge Highway, visit the scenic Womens Forum viewpoint, Crown Point and the Vista House all with incredible views of the
Columbia River Gorge!  Tour and explore numerous waterfalls, including Latourell Falls, Wahkeena Falls, Horsetail Falls and the breathtaking Multnomah Falls.

Hotel: Hilton Portland & Executive Tower

Day 8:  Portland

Enjoy some time at leisure this morning to explore the city. Wander through markets of handcrafted treasures, savor locally grown fare and discover fascinating museums. This
afternoon choose between a number of optional tours including Local Guided Brewery Tour, Pedal Bike Tour or Shopping Tour.

Hotel:  Hilton Portland & Executive Tower

Day 9:  Portland – Seattle

Bid farewell to beautiful Oregon this morning as you depart Portland and head North across the state border into Washington. Along the way see and hear about the notorious Mt St Helen, best known for the eruption of 1980. Hear about what made it the deadliest and most economically destructive volcanic event in the history of the United States
before arriving in Seattle, The emerald city.

Hotel: Red Lion on Fifth

Day 10:  Seattle

Embark on a City Highlights tour, including Pike Place Market, Seattle waterfront, Waterfall Garden Park Fishermen’s Terminal, a trip to the top of the Space Needle, and The Boeing Tour, a one-of-a-kind opportunity to view jets being assembled before they take to the sky. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure this afternoon before meeting
the tour group for a Farewell dinner this evening.

Hotel: Red Lion on Fifth

Day 11:  Depart Seattle

This morning transfer to the Seattle international airport for your flight home, or to the Amtrak Station where you can continue your trip north to Vancouver, Canada.

Day 12: Arrive home

What's Included:

  • San Francisco’s City Highlights Tour
  • San Francisco’s Harbour cruise
  • Oregon Coast
  • Humboldt State Park
  • Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor
  • Heceta Head Lighthouse
  • Famous Sea Lion Caves
  • Rogue brewery Tour
  • Portland  City Highlights tour
  • Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
  • Columbia River Gorge, Latourell Fall, Multnomah Falls.
  • Mt St Helen
  • Seattle City Highlights tour
  • Space Needle
  • Boeing Tour
  • Airport Transfers
  • Return flights
  • 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 3 dinners

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.

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TUE 21ºC
WED 18ºC
THU 17ºC
FRI 20ºC
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May
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Jun
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Jul
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Sep
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Oct
26ºC
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Nov
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Dec
14ºC
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