8 Day Pacific Northwest with Columbia River Gorge

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8 Day Pacific Northwest with Columbia River Gorge
DoubleTree by Hilton Portland Portland, OR
The Paramount Hotel Portland, OR
Hallmark Resort Newport, OR
Holiday Inn Express Roseburg Roseburg, OR
Red Lion Hotel Eureka, CA
Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco, CA

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2017 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land Land Only
Aug 21  (Sold Out) $2099* $1949
Sep 11  (Sold Out) $2079* $1949
Sep 18  (Sold Out) $2119* $1999
$2119* $1999
$2039* $1899

*Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.

Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfer.

Passengers arriving in Portland should select flights that arrive no later than 5:00 pm.

All sightseeing and itinerary inclusions are subject to favorable weather conditions and seasonality.

Accommodation Details:
Triple rooms consist of two double/queen beds for three persons; where available, a fee may be charged by the hotel for the addition of a cot/rollaway.

Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.

Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes.

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DAY 1, Monday - Arrive in Portland
Arrive in Portland and transfer to your hotel. Located at the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette rivers, Portland is home to a lively downtown area with shops, restaurants, galleries, and museums. Time to settle in before tonight’s briefing by your Tour Manager on the exciting adventure in the Pacific Northwest that lies ahead, followed by a Welcome Drink together. Afterward, leisure time to explore eclectic Pioneer Courthouse Square with its famous gourmet food carts, the city’s lively dining scene, and the friendly local pubs. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 pm on the day of arrival. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 5 pm on Day 1 of the itinerary or earlier, if possible
Overnight: Portland

DAY 2, Tuesday - City Tour of Portland, Columbia River Gorge
The morning tour of Portland accents this very "green and livable" city, with its charming streetcars and pedestrian-friendly downtown. Continue, for a full day visit to the spectacular Columbia River Gorge, a twisting river canyon 80 miles long, cutting the only sea-level route through the Cascade Mountain Range. Enjoy scenic viewpoints at Crown Point Vista House and Multnomah Falls. Experience the exhilarating spray of this 611 foot-tall roaring cascade of icy water, and enjoy the power and beauty of nature up-close. Continue to Cascade Locks for lunch at leisure and view the cantilever Bridge of Gods that spans the river between Cascade Locks, Oregon and Washington State. This scenic area, where views of stunning waterfalls dominate the landscape is truly an astounding experience and a powerful geological wonder. Continue to Bonneville Dam & Locks and the Fish Hatchery for a guided visit of this huge hydropower facility. Back to Portland for a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers
Overnight: Portland
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3, Wednesday - Depart Portland, Willamette Valley, Newport
The picturesque drive from Portland passes historic towns, unusual cities and scenic bikeways to the fertile Willamette Valley, Oregon’s famed wine country. Here, discover the lush vineyards and farms tended by Oregonians passionate about growing the best grapes and freshest foods. Enjoy lunch with a vineyard tour and tastings at a nearby winery. Afterward, on to the Oregon Coast and the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, a majestic sentinel built in 1871 believed to be the area’s oldest structure. Arrive in Newport, a coastal playground nestled between the mountains, Pacific Ocean and Yaquina Bay, with its wondrous natural beauty and impressive fishing fleet. Time to relax at your hotel before leisure time. Tonight, opt to explore the Bayfront area with its plethora of shops, art galleries, chowder houses, and seafood restaurants housed in turn of the century storefronts reflecting a bygone era
Overnight: Newport
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4, Thursday - Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Travel to Roseburg
Incomparable scenery surrounds you on the drive along the rugged edge of the Oregon coast. This stretch of breathless coastline is marked by steep headlands, jagged volcanic outcrops, and spectacular scenery. Turn in any direction for striking views that will surprise and amaze you! Onwards to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, the largest expanse of coastal sand dunes in North America extending for 40 miles along the coast -- the wind-sculpted dunes stretch approximately 500 feet above sea level. Ride on a dune buggy that takes you through this wild and untamed region. Later, continue to the city of Roseburg nestled at the base of the Cascade mountain range and on the banks of the Umpqua river. Leisure time this evening to stroll along the historical Old Town
Overnight: Roseburg
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Friday – Explore Crater Lake National Park
A gorgeous drive this morning to Crater Lake in southern Oregon with its crystal-blue waters surrounded by cliffs almost 2,000 feet high, home to old-growth forests - one of the crown jewels of the country. Known as one of the "Seven Wonders of Oregon," Crater Lake is the deepest in the United States. Explore the park which encompasses the caldera of Crater Lake, a remnant of a destroyed volcano, Mount Mazama, and the gorgeous surrounding hills and forests. Linger a while for independent discoveries before returning to the town of Roseburg for an evening at leisure
Overnight: Roseburg
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Saturday - Depart for Eureka, Redwood National & State Parks
As you enter California, an exciting day of discovery in the monumental Redwood National Park, home to some of the tallest trees on earth. In this unique park you can listen to the waves or look for wildlife and learn more about the history of the park, designated a World Heritage Site. After lunch on your own, travel toward Eureka, California's lumber center on the edge of giant Humboldt Bay. Here you can see picture-perfect Victorian architecture, including the ornate Carson Mansion, former home of a lumber baron, and the newly revitalized waterfront. This evening, perhaps join the optional Humboldt Bay Cruise with dinner. Enjoy a delightful cruise on the Humboldt Bay followed by dinner at a local restaurant
Optional: Humboldt Bay Cruise with dinner
Overnight: Eureka
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Sunday - Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Travel to San Francisco
Depart Eureka and arrive at the small Victorian village of Ferndale to view historic homes. Continue to the majestic "Avenue of the Giants," a quiet road that winds through some of the world’s most spectacular panoramas of ancient redwood trees. Then, arrive at Humboldt Redwoods State Park, the largest redwood park in California, encompassing over 17,000 acres of ancient old-growth coastal redwoods. At Founders Grove, see the tree commemorating founders of the "Save the Redwoods" movement and the fallen Dyerville Giant, once the tallest tree in the world. At the Humboldt Redwood Interpretive Center, learn more from the knowledgeable staff, interactive displays, and wildlife exhibits. Lunch at leisure en route to San Francisco, the stunning "City by the Bay." The rest of the day is yours to discover this endlessly fascinating city on your own. Tonight, gather for a Farewell Dinner with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers
Overnight: San Francisco
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Monday - Return Home
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Optional Tours

Embark on a narrated cruise along the shores of the Humboldt Bay followed by dinner in Eureka’s Old Town district. Step aboard the historic Madaket, the oldest passenger carrying vessel in continuous service in the United States. Enjoy the cool ocean breeze as you pass by a lighthouse, the Fisherman’s Statue and the iconic Carson Mansion. Learn about the history, industries, surrounding landmarks, and more that have shaped the Bay for over a hundred years. Keep a look out for seals, migratory birds and other wildlife. Afterwards sit down to dinner at a charming Old Town restaurant specializing in fresh local seafood.

It is recommended that you wear closed-toe shoes for this activity. For some, this activity may be considered very strenuous. The weather can be cold and windy, depending on the season. Suggested items to bring include: layered clothing (waterproof windbreaker and fleece) and knit-cap. Blankets are also available on board.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours including transfers from your hotel. Details to be advised locally.

Day #6 01 Jun 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $69.00
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