Oregon’s Coast, Cascades & Craft Beers (NB)

10 days from Seattle to Portland

2019 Tour Details

Breathtaking scenery, fun experiences, small coastal towns, and incredibly tasty craft beers…these are the perfect words to describe this Oregon tour featuring Oregon’s Coast and scenic areas. Plus, you’ll have two nights in Seattle to discover its many exciting attractions.

If you enjoy craft beers, you’ll love the experiences Globus has included on this tour. Visit Redhook Ale Brewery, Seattle’s largest brewery, for a tour and tasting. In Newport—a small fishing village—visit Rogue Brewery, where you’ll learn about their sustainable brewing efforts. In Bend, enjoy lunch and a tasting at Deschutes Brewery & Public House. In Hood River, view the Columbia River and the Cascades during lunch at Full Sail Brewing Co. Enjoy a discussion with local experts and a special farewell dinner at Portland’s Widmer Brothers Brewing—a special experience included by Globus.

It’s not just beer you’ll enjoy on this Oregon tour. You’ll also visit the Tillamook Cheese Factory—which produces 167,000 pounds of cheese per day—for a tour, samples, and a local treat. Visit a local orchard in the Mount Hood region. In Portland, visit a local coffee and chocolate tasting room to sample their small-batch coffees and homemade chocolates.

This Oregon tour also includes breathtaking scenery. Marvel at the crashing waves, sand dunes, and historic lighthouses along Oregon’s Coast. Visit Cape Meares State Park to see Oregon’s shortest lighthouse and incredible views of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy a dune buggy ride as you roam the impressive dunes along the ocean beach. Admire stunning Crater Lake with its deep-blue water. Surrounded by old-growth forest, it is North America’s deepest lake. Finally, stand in awe as you witness Multnomah Falls, a 611-foot-tall roaring cascade of icy water.

These are just some of the many highlights on this spectacular Oregon vacation!

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

SEATTLE
Sightseeing; tour & tasting at Redhook Ale Brewery

ASTORIA
Visit the Astoria Column and Fort Clatsop National Historic Park

TILLAMOOK
Cape Mears State Park; tour the cheese factory and enjoy a local treat

NEWPORT
Tour with dinner & tasting at Rogue Brewery

FLORENCE
Explore the sand dunes on a dune buggy ride

CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing

BEND
[LF] Private guided tour at the High Desert Museum; lunch & tasting at Deschutes Brewery & Public House

HOOD RIVER
Enjoy a visit to a local orchard; lunch & tasting at Full Sail Brewing Co.

MULTNOMAH FALLS
Sightseeing

PORTLAND
Sightseeing including a special coffee & chocolate tasting; special farewell [LF] brewers dinner at Widmer Brothers Brewing

Transportation:

Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 3 lunches including a picnic lunch in Crater Lake National Park, 3 three-course dinners, including a farewell dinner in Portland

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

Arrive in Seattle. Welcome to Seattle! At 6 pm, meet your fellow traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Day 2

Seattle. Morning sightseeing features the waterfront, Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, and more. Then, a tour and tasting at REDHOOK ALE BREWERY. Learn its history and how it became Seattle’s largest brewery. The rest of the day is free to explore on your own. How about ascending the Space Needle or visiting the incredible Chihuly Gardens & Glass?
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3

Seattle–Astoria. Head south to historic Astoria, located at the mouth of the Columbia River. Visit the ASTORIA COLUMN for spectacular views of the city and Pacific Ocean below. At FORT CLATSOP NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, costumed guides bring to life the story of Lewis & Clark, who used the fort as their winter encampment. During your free time here, consider time along the waterfront, where fishing boats unload their daily catch, seals and sea lions sun themselves, and charming Victorian architecture offers a glimpse into the past. This evening, enjoy an interactive dinner made with local ingredients and complimented with some of Oregon’s best beers and wine.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 4

Astoria–Tillamook–Newport. Today, explore more of Oregon’s beautiful coast as we visit CAPE MEARES STATE PARK to see the historic lighthouse and admire incredible views of the Pacific Ocean. Don’t miss the famous Octopus Tree. Next, we visit the TILLAMOOK CHEESE factory, where you can take a tour, try samples, and enjoy a local treat. Continue to Newport and your oceanfront hotel. This evening, visit ROGUE BREWERY, learn about their sustainable brewing efforts, and tour their liquor distillery and traditional cooperage. After the tour, enjoy dinner and a tasting of some of Rogue’s most popular beers.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 5

Newport–Florence–Medford. Explore more of the Oregon coast this morning as you travel down scenic Highway 101. Spend time in the charming coastal town of Florence. Enjoy a DUNE BUGGY ride as you ascend and descend the impressive dunes and along the ocean beach. Next, make your way past orchards, creameries, and vineyards on your way to Medford. Your hotel is centrally located and within walking distance to shops, restaurants, and several craft breweries.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6

Medford–Crater Lake National Park–Bend. Today is devoted to CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK. Founded in 1902, Crater Lake is the fifth-oldest national park in the United States. Here, you’ll discover a deep-blue lake created by the eruption and collapse of Mount Mazama almost 7,000 years ago. Spend time at the Visitor’s Center, explore historic Crater Lake Lodge, enjoy a leisurely hike, or just relax and admire the stunning scenery. Don’t forget your camera, as photo opportunities abound! Continue to the picturesque city of Bend for a 2-night stay. This evening is at leisure to explore some of Bend’s 27 breweries, restaurants, and vibrant nightlife. (B,L)

Day 7

Bend. This morning, visit the [LF] HIGH DESERT MUSEUM for a private guided tour that highlights the true Spirit of the West. Enjoy lunch and a tasting at DESCHUTES BREWERY & PUBLIC HOUSE. You may wish to try some of Deschutes’ first beers, like Black Butte Porter and Mirror Pond Pale Ale. The remainder of day is at your leisure. You may want to browse the downtown area’s many shops and art galleries, take a Segway City Sights tour, stroll along the Deschutes River, or jump on the Bend Brew Bus for a unique tour that visits four different breweries. (B,L)

Day 8

Bend–Hood River–Portland. Travel north, taking in vistas of famous Mount Hood, towering over the valley below at 11,239 feet. Stop for a visit to a local ORCHARD, where you’ll have a chance to sample some of the region’s delicious produce and enjoy a special treat. Next, enjoy views of the Columbia River and snowcapped peaks beyond as you visit FULL SAIL BREWING CO in Hood River. Over lunch, sample their most popular creations. On to MULTNOMAH FALLS, a 611-foot-tall roaring and awe-inspiring cascade of icy water. Arrive in Portland, the “City of Roses” for a 2-night stay. This evening is free to explore Portland on your own. (B,L)

Day 9

Portland. On your morning tour of Portland, see some of the city’s eclectic neighborhoods, Pioneer Courthouse Square with its famous food carts, and Washington Park, home of the International Rose Test Gardens. We’ll also visit a local COFFEE & CHOCOLATE TASTING ROOM to sample their small-batch coffees and homemade chocolates. This afternoon is at leisure to explore on your own. Why not visit Portland’s Saturday Market and pick up a handmade souvenir, enjoy a delicious creation at Voodoo Doughnut, or explore Powell’s Bookstore, the largest bookstore in the world? This evening, join your Tour Director and fellow travel companions for a special farewel [LF] BREWERS DINNER at WIDMER BROTHERS BREWING, famous for their Hefeweizen. The dinner includes four courses, each paired with a local beer, and discussion from one of the local experts —the perfect ending to your vacation!
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 10

Portland. Your tour ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules. A transfer is included to Portland International Airport. For passengers who would like to return to Seattle, the motorcoach will provide a transfer to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport at no additional cost. Please schedule flights from Seattle after 1 pm. Call your preferred travel professional as this flight may not be booked online.
Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

DEREK LUNDGREN

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

"The Western United States' national parks have some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet, and provide experiences and memories that last a lifetime. Where else can you see wild animals roam free among natural wonders and stunning canyons? It's my great honor to introduce travelers to these beautiful places as I tell the little-known facts and stories that bring each destination to life."

Tour Director -  DEREK LUNDGREN

 Accommodations

ASTORIA

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES ASTORIA

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior Tourist-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

BEND

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON BEND OREGON

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

MEDFORD

INN AT THE COMMONS

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

NEWPORT

ELIZABETH OCEANFRONT SUITES

Hotel as shown or similar
Moderate First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

PORTLAND

PORTLAND MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN WATERFRONT

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

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