Adventures in the Pacific Northwest – June 18th – 28th, 2017

DAY 1 Arrive San Francisco            DPNA_MAP_US_13
Welcome to San Francisco.

DAY 2 San Francisco – Eureka
What better way to get a taste of San
Francisco than by crossing the Golden Gate
Bridge, one of the world’s most recognizable
landmarks. If you are up for a walk, grab
your cameras and join with those who want to
stroll across this impressive feat ofsanfrancisco
engineering where you’ll learn all about the
bridge. Drive along the stunning Avenue
of the Giants before arriving at Humboldt
Redwoods State Park filled with some of the
tallest trees you have ever seen.
Meal: Breakfast

 

DAY 3 Eureka – Redwood National Pacific Redwoods_State_Park_in_2011_(22)        
Park – Coos Bay
This morning, view one of the most written
about and photographed Victorian houses
in California, the Carson Mansion. Visit
Northern California’s Redwood National
Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with
trees more than 1,000 years old and over
300 feet tall. Arrive in Coos Bay and enjoy
the evening at leisure.
Meal: Breakfast

DAY 4 Coos Bay – Oregon Dunes – Newport
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Gear up for the trip to Oregon Dunes
National Recreation Area, a natural
wonder of endless shifting sand, unique
tree islands and interesting creatures. Hop
in a dune buggy for an exhilarating ride.
Then stop at Heceta Head overlook and
see a beautiful 19th century lighthouse,
before checking into your spectacular
oceanfront rooms.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 5 Newport Sightseeing
and Free Time   

Photo of the Yaquina Head Lighthouse in Newport, Oregon.

Photo of the Yaquina Head Lighthouse in Newport, Oregon.

After a leisurely breakfast, join a sea life
cruise. Keep an eye out for sea life and
marine birds as the onboard naturalist,
your Local Specialist, tells you about your
surroundings. With your free time this
afternoon, perhaps explore Newport’s
historic waterfront.
Meal: Breakfast

 

DAY 6 Newport – Willamette Valley – Portland
                                                         pacific Willamette_Valley_Vineyards
Tour the Evergreen Aviation Museum,
where you will see the Spruce Goose and
celebrate the lives of those who courageously
pioneered flight. Enjoy a lunch
in Willamette Valley where the innkeepers
host a tour and tasting of their winery and
bed and breakfast followed by a gourmet
meal with locally produced Pinot Noir.
Continue on to Portland where your evening
is free.  Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 7 Portland Sightseeing and Free Time
Today you’ll discover some of Oregon’s most    pacific portland Chanticleer Point view-of-the-columbia
beautiful scenery along the historic Columbia
River Highway. Stop at Chanticleer Point
and the Vista House for panoramic views of
the river from 733 feet above. Vista House’s
octagonal building and copper dome is
home to an interpretive display of historic
and geologic points of interest in the gorge.
Then it’s onward to Multnomah Falls. Lunch is
on your own in Hood River. Visit Timberline
Lodge with great views of Mt. Hood before
enjoying a free evening in Portland.
Meal: Breakfast

DAY 8 Portland – Mount St.Helens –
Olympic National Park
Visit the award-winning Mount St. HelensPacific northwest mt st. helen
Visitor Center. Learn about the legendary
blast, an eruption so colossal that it spewed
ash into 11 states. Venture west to the rugged
coast of Olympic National Park. A UNESCO
World Heritage Site and International
Biosphere Reserve. Then meet Harvest Moon,
a Local Specialist, who shares with you the tribal legends and stories of the Quinault people who have long called the Pacific Northwest home.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 9 Olympic National Park –
Seattle
Enter the beautiful Hoh Rainforest, one of the
world’s few temperate rainforests and trek
to the eerie “Hall of Mosses” with trees and
branches dripping with moss. Then make a
stop at dazzling Lake Crescent before leaving
Olympic National Park. Make your way by          olympic_0
ferry across Puget Sound into the Emerald
City. Enjoy the evening to explore Seattle.
Meal: Breakfast

 

DAY 10 Seattle Sightseeing and Free Time                                  pacific Pike_Place_Market_Seattle
This morning, stop at the historic Pike Place
Market, the nation’s oldest farmer’s market.
Afterward, your choice of sightseeing gives
you a chance to enjoy a visit to the EMP
(Experience Music Project) Museum, dedicated
to fostering the creativity that inspires
contemporary pop culture, or make the trip to
the top of the Space Needle. After some free
time, join your newfound friends for a Farewell
Dinner and toast your exciting adventures.
Meal: Breakfast and Farewell Dinner

DAY 11 Depart Seattle
It’s time to bid farewell to your fellow                pacific seattle
adventurers and take your transfer to Seattle
International Airport or perhaps extend your
stay at the Hotel Andra.

 

 

 

 

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