Northwest Coastal Adventure
Beach; Winery; Sightseeing; Wine Tasting; Avenue of the Giants; Pacific Coast; Richardson Grove State Park; Eel River; Oregon Coast; Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area; Heceta Head Lighthouse; Howard Hughes Spruce Goose; Willamette Valley; International Rose Test Garden; Columbia River Highway; Bonneville Dam; Multnomah Falls; Mount St. Helens Visitor Center; Olympic National Park; Hall of Mosses; Hoh Rain Forest;
Enjoy 9 Days Northwest Coastal Adventure Escorted tour featuring sightseeing and many activities in Eureka, Newport, Portland, San Francisco and Seattle. Aspen Travel Guide and Trip PlannerRead Full Description
- Trip Length:
- 9 days
- Best Time to Go:
Jul 14, 2008 to Jul 22, 2008
Sep 08, 2008 to Sep 16, 2008
Aug 04, 2008 to Aug 12, 2008
Aug 18, 2008 to Aug 26, 2008
Sep 29, 2008 to Oct 07, 2008
Sep 22, 2008 to Sep 30, 2008
- Recommended for:
Infants (under 2)
Children (2 - 5)
Children (6 - 8)
Children (9 - 11)
Children (12 - 14)
Children (15 - 17)
Adults (18 - 20)
Adults (25 - 29)
Family Trip, Group Retreat, Trip Around the World
Detailed Trip Description
Enjoy 9 Days Northwest Coastal Adventure Escorted tour featuring sightseeing and many activities in Eureka, Newport, Portland, San Francisco and Seattle. Aspen Travel Guide and Trip Planner
Day 1 - San Francisco
Arrive San Francisco.
Upon arrival, you have a complimentary transfer to your hotel. Your Tour Director will be on hand this afternoon to welcome you and answer questions.
Food and Dining
This evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception at the hotel.
Stay at Radisson Fisherman’s Wharf (MF).
Day 2 - San Francisco
San Francisco - Garberville.
Travel into California's picturesque Sonoma Wine Country and stop at a local winery for a guided tour and wine tasting.
At Richardson Grove State Park, take a walk through an old-growth redwood forest. On to the historic Benbow Inn on the Eel River. (FB,D)
Stay at Benbow Inn (SF).
Day 3 - Gold Beach
Garberville - Gold Beach.
Journey along the "Avenue of the Giants," the most outstanding display of giant California redwood trees in the state. Stop in the Victorian seaport of Eureka and stroll along the restored boardwalk. Admire the city’s magnificent houses and their architecture.
Then journey through Redwood National Park and cross the border into Oregon.
Board a jetboat for a thrilling ride along the scenic Rogue River and enjoy the spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife. (FB)
Stay at Jot's Resort (F).
Day 4 - Gold Beach
Gold Beach - Oregon Coast - Newport.
Travel along the Oregon Coast, an area renowned for its dramatic landscape and breathtaking vistas. At the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, take a dune buggy ride climbing and descending through some of the impressive dunes.
Stop for photos of the beautiful Heceta Head Lighthouse, a working lighthouse perched on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Continue north, arriving in seaside Newport.
Food and Dining
Tonight, enjoy a fun bonfire and s’mores party on the beach. (FB)
Stay at Hallmark Inn (F).
Day 5 - Portland
Newport - Portland.
Following the coast north, turn inland and visit the Evergreen Aviation Museum, home to Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose.
Then drive through the scenic Willamette Valley, Oregon's premier wine country, and arrive in Portland.
Enjoy an orientation tour featuring the city's main landmarks and visit the world-famous International Rose Test Garden. (FB,D)
Stay at Four Points by Sheraton (SF).
Day 6 - Portland
Columbia River Gorge Excursion.
Drive along the historic Columbia River Highway, stopping at Crown Point for a spectacular vista of the gorge. Then at Bonneville Dam, learn about the Lewis and Clark expedition and the pioneers on the Oregon Trail. On the way back to Portland, stop at Multnomah Falls, cascading some 620 feet in frothy splendor.
The afternoon and evening are at leisure in Portland. (FB)
Day 7 - Portland
Portland - Olympic National Park.
Visit the Mount St. Helens Visitor Center and learn about the volcanic blast of May 18, 1980. Continue west to the rugged coast of Olympic National Park.
Crashing waves, rugged headlands and sandy beaches are yours to enjoy on this stretch of the Washington coast.
Visit the Hoh Rain Forest and take a short walk to the "Hall of Mosses." Tonight, delight in a spectacular sunset from your hotel located on a bluff above the Pacific Ocean. (FB,D)
Stay at Kalaloch Lodge (MF).
Day 8 - Seattle
Olympic National Park - Puget Sound - Seattle.
Journey through glacier-capped mountains and along the wild Pacific coast.
Then ferry across Puget Sound to Seattle.
Food and Dining
This evening, join your fellow travelers for a Farewell Dinner. (FB,D)
Stay at Crowne Plaza (SF) or Doubletree Southcenter (SF).
Day 9 - Seattle
Transfer to Seattle’s SeaTac Airport for your flight home. (FB)
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