Seattle and Space Needle skyline
Seattle and Space Needle skyline
Portland City & Scenery in Oregon
Portland City & Scenery in Oregon
Oregon Coastline
Oregon Coastline
Mount Rainer (left), Pike Place, Elliot Bay (right)
Mount Rainer (left), Pike Place, Elliot Bay (right)
Monterey Coast, San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge & Mount Rainier National Park
Monterey Coast, San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge & Mount Rainier National Park
San Francisco Painted Ladies and Santa Monica Pier
San Francisco Painted Ladies and Santa Monica Pier
Lombard Street, Cable Car and Pier 39, San Francisco
Lombard Street, Cable Car and Pier 39, San Francisco
Seventeen Mile Drive, Big Sur & Carmel
Seventeen Mile Drive, Big Sur & Carmel

Pacific Coast Insider - Small Group Tour

13 nights from £3,799 per person Including Flights

Overview

Embark on an extraordinary 13-night small group escorted tour, where you'll journey through the captivating cities and picturesque landscapes of the West Coast. Explore the vibrant urban charm of Seattle and Portland, both known for their artistic flair and distinct cultural scenes. Reconnect with nature on Oregon's South Coast in Coos Bay, and savor the historic waterfront and rugged beauty of Eureka.

Discover the iconic landmarks of San Francisco on a guided city tour, followed by leisure time in the enchanting "City by the Bay." Travel along the stunning 17-mile drive to Monterey, where breathtaking natural scenery and elegant homes await. Finally, delve into the glamour of Los Angeles with its unique mix of Santa Monica, Hollywood's fame, and the allure of Beverly Hills. (ATI)

This immersive itinerary promises an unforgettable journey, exploring the rich diversity and captivating allure of the West Coast's most vibrant destinations. With only a maximum of 20 people per tour, you will have the chance to really experience the great Pacific Coast.

Highlights

  • Begin your adventure in Seattle, a dynamic urban city surrounded by unparalleled natural beauty.
  • Explore the artsy and vibrant neighborhoods of Portland, each with its own unique identity.
  • Reconnect with nature as you discover the beauty of Oregon's South Coast in Coos Bay.
  • Experience the historic waterfront and ruggedly beautiful beaches of Eureka.
  • Indulge in an elegant and tranquil trail journey aboard the Napa Valley Wine train in California's renowned wine region.
  • Discover the iconic landmarks of San Francisco on a half-day city tour, followed by leisure time in "the City by the Bay."
  • Journey along the stunning 17-mile drive to Monterey and Carmel, where you'll be captivated by breathtaking natural scenery and charming homes.
  • Immerse yourself in Danish culture and delight in European bakeries and shops in Solvang.
  • Conclude your tour with a Los Angeles city tour, encompassing Santa Monica, glamorous Hollywood, the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame, and posh Beverly Hills.

Itinerary Overview

Fly into Seattle 2 nights – Portland 2 nights – Coos Bay 1 night – Eureka 1 night – Santa Rosa 1 night – San Francisco 2 nights – Carmel/ Monterey 1 night – Central Coast 1 night – Los Angeles 2 nights – Fly home from Los Angeles

Pre and post tour hotel nights are available to for you to maximise your time away and explore the start and end cities independently. Speak to our sales agents if you would like to add this on.

2024 Departure Dates
Jul: 27
Aug: 17
Sept: 14

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  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Day 1

Seattle

Welcome to Seattle, an energetic urban city surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. Make your way to your hotel independently before exploring the vibrant city that offers a perfect blend of outdoor adventures, culinary delights, and rich arts and culture. Independently travel to your hotel from the airport and check in before beginning your exploration by taking a leisurely stroll along the waterfront and exploring the iconic Pike Place Market. For coffee enthusiasts, a visit to the original Starbucks Reserve Roastery is a must. Don't forget to capture the city's skyline from the famous 'Space Needle' observation tower. Meet your ATI director in the evening.

Overnight: Mayflower Park Hotel or similar

Day 2

Seattle (Optional Daytrip to Vancouver Island)

Today, you have the option to embark on a memorable day trip to Vancouver Island in Canada. Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, awaits with its unique charm. Surrounded by the serene waters of the Salish Sea and lush rainforests, Victoria offers world-class attractions like Butchart Gardens, where you can immerse yourself in nature's beauty. Additionally, indulge in a one-of-a-kind whale-watching experience and savor farm-to-table delights.

Overnight: Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Downtown/Lake Union or similar

Day 3

Seattle - Portland

Depart from Seattle in the morning and head towards Portland, Oregon's largest city and renowned as one of the world's best walking cities. En route, witness the majestic Mount Rainier National Park and the active Mount St. Helens, both part of the Northwest's captivating "ring of fire." Mount Rainier's stunning glaciers and Mount St. Helens' volcanic landscape promise an awe-inspiring experience. Arriving in Portland, explore its downtown area adorned with leafy parks along the Willamette River and picturesque forests with hiking trails in the nearby foothills.

Overnight: The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton or similar

Day 4

Portland

Discover the artistic allure of Portland on this day. Engage in a culinary walking tour through the city's eclectic neighborhoods, and don't miss sampling craft beer from one of its many breweries. For those interested in hands-on experiences, consider taking a woodwork class or learning the art of glass blowing. Embrace the local culture by visiting Farmers Markets or independently owned bookstores. Cap off the day with a board game night at a Portland Board Game Bar, complemented by crafty cocktails.

Overnight: The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton or similar

Day 5

Portland - Coos Bay

Embark on a 90-minute drive from Portland to Cannon Beach, where stunning coastal views and artistic charm blend harmoniously. Take a selfie with the famous Haystack Rock, Oregon's iconic landmark. Continue your journey to Coos Bay on Oregon's South Coast, reconnecting with nature and discovering the region's hidden gems and off-the-beaten-path wonders.

Overnight: Red Lion Coos Bay or similar

Day 6

Coos Bay - Eureka

Leave Coos Bay in the morning and venture through Gold Beach, Brookings, and the breathtaking Redwood National Park, home to the world's tallest trees. Upon reaching Eureka, a city known for its authenticity and uniqueness, savor its historic waterfront, diverse local shops, and abundance of art and architecture. Relax on the ruggedly beautiful beaches of this captivating locale.

Overnight: Red Lion Hotel Eureka or similar

Day 7

Eureka - Santa Rosa

Bid farewell to Eureka and drive along the picturesque US 101 coastline to Santa Rosa, California's iconic wine region. Explore the stunning vineyards, globally recognized restaurants, and unique shopping boutiques that define the city's cool vibe and vibrant culture.

Overnight: The Sandman Hotel or similar

Day 8

Santa Rosa – Napa Valley Wine Train - San Francisco

This morning is extra special as you board the Napa Valley Wine train for an elegant and tranquil journey through the picturesque landscapes of Napa Valley. While indulging in a gourmet lunch, relish the breathtaking scenery that unfolds before you.
At the enchanting Rutherford property, join the Winery team for a seated tasting on the beautiful outdoor patio. Savour a special selection of wines from their estate vineyards, making the experience truly exceptional. After completing your tasting, a special treat awaits you back onboard the train – coffee or tea to be dined at your leisure in luxurious comfort as you journey through Napa Valley, making your way back to Napa. In the afternoon, we'll journey on a scenic drive to San Francisco, a city renowned for its beauty and charm, captivating the hearts of many as one of America's most stunning destinations.

Overnight: Galleria Park Hotel or similar, lunch included

Day 9

San Francisco

Embark on a captivating half-day city tour of San Francisco, where you'll visit some of the city's iconic landmarks. Marvel at the bustling Union Square, experience the grandeur of the Civic Center, and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of Fisherman's Wharf. Don't miss the chance to enjoy breathtaking panoramic views from the top of Twin Peaks.

The afternoon is yours to savour in "the City by the Bay." Consider taking a cable car ride to Fisherman's Wharf, where you can indulge in a delectable "Taste of San Francisco" with local seafood, renowned sourdough bread, or decadent Ghirardelli's Chocolate.
As the day draws to a close, you'll have the option to embark on a Bay Cruise or Dinner Cruise, promising a jaw-dropping adventure that will captivate your senses. The sparkling waters of the bay and the city's enchanting skyline provide the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable experience.

Overnight: Galleria Park Hotel or similar

Day 10

San Francisco – Carmel/ Monterey

Take the stunning 17-mile drive along the Pacific Coast to Monterey and Carmel, appreciating the mesmerizing natural beauty and charming homes along the way. Explore the Monterey Bay Peninsula, where the dramatic Big Sur Coastline meets the fairytale cottages of Carmel-by-the-Sea. An optional visit to the renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium awaits.

Overnight: Lighthouse Lodge and Cottages or similar

Day 11

Monterey – Solvang/ Central Coast

Head south towards Solvang, a delightful village in Santa Barbara County that exudes Danish charm. Stroll down Copenhagen Drive, savouring Aebleskivers and Danish pastries or indulging in wine tastings near the picturesque windmills. Embrace the European-inspired atmosphere, exploring wineries, boutiques, how about taking a tour of Solvang aboard the Solvang Trolley.

Overnight: Best Western Plus Caprinteria Inn or similar

Day 12

Solvang/ Central Coast - Los Angeles

Journey south along the famed routes 101 and Pacific Coast Highway, visiting Santa Barbara's historic Spanish architecture and the coastal hamlet of Malibu. Upon reaching Los Angeles, enjoy a city tour that includes Santa Monica, Hollywood, and the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, offering photo opportunities with the Hollywood Sign and the posh Beverly Hills. Consider a visit to Universal Studios for a thrilling movie-themed experience.

Overnight: Sonesta LAX or similar

Day 13

Los Angeles (Optional day trip to San Diego)

If you choose, enjoy an optional full-day excursion to San Diego. Explore the city's historic Old Town, vibrant Gaslamp district, and picturesque Seaport Village, all set against the backdrop of San Diego Bay. An optional bay cruise offers a different perspective of the city before returning to Los Angeles in the late afternoon.

Overnight: Sonesta LAX or similar

Day 14

Fly home from Los Angeles

Take a complimentary airport shuttle to the airport for your return flight.

  • International return flights
  • Accommodation over 13 nights as stated or similar
  • Maximum group size of 20 people
  • Service of a professional Tour Manager throughout
  • Transportation in air-conditioned coach throughout the tour
  • Airport shuttle transfer on last day
  • Board famous Napa Valley Wine Train with wine tasting, gourmet lunch and teas and coffees
  • San Francisco Half Day City Tour
  • Los Angeles City Tour including Santa Monica, Hollywood and Beverly Hills
  • Visit Cannon Beach, Gold Beach, Redwood National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Mount St. Helen’s
  • Drive along the Big Sur coastline

What’s not included:

  • Airport transfer on first day
  • Optional excursions and meals unless stated

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