West Coast Adventure

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West Coast Adventure is a sampling of Seattle, the beautiful Oregon coast, and the California wine country make this magnificent journey along the Pacific Coast one you'll remember. Your tour begins in charming Seattle, the "Emerald City," with visits to the Space Needle and Boeing’s Future of Flight Aviation Center.

Then travel south to Portland for a sightseeing tour; visit Washington Park and the International Rose Test Gardens, the largest rose garden in Portland with nearly 7,000 rose bushes in bloom. Enjoy Multnomah Falls, the second-tallest year-round waterfall in the nation, and visit the Evergreen Aviation Museum and Spruce Goose. Hug the Pacific coastline to Gleneden Beach, and visit the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Bandon-by -the-Sea, Heceta Head Lighthouse, and Florence Old Town. Also, experience a thrilling ride on the Rogue River by a glass-enclosed jetboat.

View the world's tallest trees in spectacular Redwood National Park and along Avenue of the Giants. You even have the opportunity to see an 1,800-year-old redwood! Continue on to Sonoma to visit 19th-century Solano Mission and tour historical Sebastiani Vineyards. Also visit Viansa Winery, one of Sonoma’s most famous wineries. Here, enjoy an unforgettable hilltop luncheon featuring a gourmet picnic feast and wine tasting. Conclude your Pacific Coast vacation by crossing the bay via the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge for an orientation tour of San Francisco. A special farewell dinner in San Francisco is the perfect way to end this spectacular vacation along the Pacific Coast.

Activities Jetboat Ride
visit Viansa Winery
Wine Tasting
Walking Tour

Arrive in Seattle

imagesDay 1: Welcome to the Emerald City! Meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.


imagesDay 2: This morning begins with a guided tour of Seattle, including Pike Place Market, a local shopping mecca; Pioneer Square, Seattle’s original downtown; and a trip up the SPACE NEEDLE for spectacular views of the city below. Continue your tour at the FUTURE OF FLIGHT AVIATION CENTER for a tour of the Boeing Factory and past, present, and future developments in aviation technology. Later this afternoon is at leisure in Seattle. Maybe visit Starbucks’ first coffee shop, Seattle Center, or the Seattle Art Museum, with one of the nation’s premier collections of Northwest Coast Indian art and artifacts.

Seattle – Portland

imagesDay 3: Travel south this morning, possibly capturing your first glimpse of Mount Rainier, a towering ice-clad volcano. Then, head for world-famous Mount St. Helens as you journey to VOLCANO VISITOR’S CENTER. Here you’ll have an opportunity to learn about the dramatic eruption in 1980. On to Portland, known as the “City of Roses.” Visit WASHINGTON PARK, home of the INTERNATIONAL ROSE TEST GARDENS.

Portland – Gleneden Beach

imagesDay 4: Enjoy a city sightseeing tour of Portland before seeing impressive MULTNOMAH FALLS. Continue along the rugged Pacific coastline en route to Newport, one of Oregon’s most popular seaside resorts. Along the way, visit the EVERGREEN AVIATION MUSEUM, home to the famous Spruce Goose. Later, take in the fresh ocean breezes at your hotel, the distinguished Salishan Spa & Golf Resort at Gleneden Beach.

Gleneden Beach

imagesDay 5: This morning, visit the OREGON COAST AQUARIUM as you explore their indoor exhibits and a vast outdoor marine habitat. After time for lunch in Newport you may opt for a behind-the-scenes look at the fishing and crabbing industry on a harbor cruise aboard the Discovery. Onboard activities include opportunities as volunteer deckhands blended with a lively narration from a team of marine Naturalists. Or, enjoy a free afternoon to explore your lodge.

Gleneden Beach – Gold Beach

imagesDay 6: Continue south and visit YAQUINA HEAD LIGHTHOUSE before time in Bandon-by-the-Sea with its unique offshore rock formations. Also see popular sites such as Heceta Head Lighthouse and Florence Old Town before arriving at Gold Beach.

Gold Beach – Redwood National Park – Eureka

imagesDay 7: One of Oregon’s great natural treasures is the scenic Rogue River. Experience a thrilling ride through this wild and remote region by glass-enclosed JETBOAT—have your cameras ready for glimpses of the American Bald Eagle. Also enjoy a light brunch en route. Travel south along the Pacific Coastline and stop in REDWOOD NATIONAL PARK, home to the world’s tallest trees. Then, enter Eureka, California’s lumber center, where you will see the grand Carson Mansion, the most photographed example of Victorian architecture in the world and once the home of a West Coast lumber baron.

Eureka – Sonoma

imagesDay 8: This morning, travel along the spectacular Avenue of the Giants, a quiet two-lane road that winds through some of the world’s most spectacular scenery with ancient redwood trees. You will have the chance to see an 1,800-year-old redwood here!

Sonoma – San Francisco

imagesDay 9: Travel this morning to Sonoma to see the town square’s early 19th-century Solano Mission and tour the historical SEBASTIANI VINEYARDS. Next, visit VIANSA, one of Sonoma’s most famous wineries. Enjoy a tour of the Italian heritage winery, followed by an unforgettable hilltop luncheon featuring a gourmet picnic feast and wine tasting under olive trees and grape trellises. Leave the lush, gentle slopes of California’s wine country and continue to San Francisco. Cross the bay via the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge and enjoy an orientation tour. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner. Wonderful conversation and cuisine make the perfect finale for your vacation.

San Francisco

imagesDay 10: The vacation ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers are provided to San Francisco International Airport.

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