2019 Tour Details
A sampling of Seattle, the beautiful Oregon coast, and San Francisco make this magnificent journey along the Pacific Coast one you'll remember. Start your Pacific Coast tour in charming Seattle, end in San Francisco, also overnight in Portland, Newport, Coos Bay, and Eureka. Sightseeing in Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco includes the must-see sights, such as a visit to Seattle’s Pike’s Peak Market where you can shop and dine like the locals and Portland’s International Rose Test Gardens, the largest rose garden in Portland. Also in Portland, enjoy an extra day to attend the famous Portland Rose Festival’s Grand Floral Parade from specially selected reserved indoor seats.Enjoy some of the spectacular scenery waiting in Oregon, including Oregon’s oceanside sand dunes, with wind-sculpted sand dunes stretching 500 feet above sea level; the beautiful Multnomah Falls; and the many majestic views and scenic lighthouses along the Oregon Coast. Also experience a cruise on Oregon’s scenic Rogue River. Follow the path just as Rogue River pioneers have done since 1895, when road access did not exist. You’ll also have the chance to experience wildlife, pristine wilderness and fascinating mail boat history. Another out-of-the-ordinary adventure Globus has arranged is a traditional Coquille Indian salmon bake. In California, view the world's tallest trees in spectacular Redwood National Park and along Avenue of the Giants, a quiet 2-lane road that winds through some of the world’s most spectacular scenery with ancient redwood trees. You’ll even have the opportunity to see a 1,800-year-old redwood!
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SEATTLE Sightseeing; visit Boeing’s Future of Flight Aviation Center MOUNT ST. HELENSVisit the Volcano Visitor’s Center PORTLANDSightseeing; visit the International Rose Test Gardens; Reserved seats at the Portland Rose Festival’s Grand Floral ParadeMULTNOMAH FALLSSightseeingNEWPORT Sightseeing; [LF] behind-the-scenes tour and dinner at the Newport AquariumFLORENCEExplore the sand dunes on a dune buggy ride NORTH BEND Traditional [LF] Salmon BakeGOLD BEACH [LF] Rogue River jetboat rideREDWOOD NATIONAL PARK Sightseeing SAN FRANCISCO Sightseeing; farewell dinner
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotels .
Breakfast daily, 4 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in San Francisco
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.
ARRIVE IN SEATTLE. Welcome to the “Emerald City!” At 6:30 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
SEATTLE. This morning begins with a visit to the FUTURE OF FLIGHT AVIATION CENTER for a tour of the Boeing Factory and past, present, and future developments in aviation technology. Then, return to Seattle for a guided tour including the Pike Place Market, a local shopping mecca; and Pioneer Square, Seattle’s original downtown. This evening is at leisure in Seattle. Maybe visit the first Starbucks® 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–MOUNT ST. HELENS–PORTLAND. 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 the 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, followed by a city sightseeing tour.
PORTLAND. A special treat awaits you this morning where Globus has specially selected RESERVED INDOOR PREMIUM SEATING for the famous Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade, the second largest all-floral parade in North America. You will experience why Portland earns its reputation as the “City of Roses” while enjoying the all-floral exhibition and entertainment. The afternoon is at your leisure where you may choose to visit the Rose Festival City Fair or stroll along the waterfront to see the fleet from the US Navy and Royal Canadian Navy who have honored Portland with a courtesy visit during the Rose Festival since 1907.
PORTLAND–MULTNOMAH FALLS–NEWPORT. This morning, head out of the city to beautiful MULTNOMAH FALLS. Continue along the rugged Pacific coastline en route to Newport, one of Oregon’s most popular seaside resorts. This evening, enjoy a special [LF] behind-the-scenes tour and dinner at the NEWPORT AQUARIUM.
NEWPORT–FLORENCE–COOS BAY–NORTH BEND. As you travel down the coast today, see popular sites such as Heceta Head Lighthouse and Florence Old Town. Next, enjoy an unforgettable DUNE BUGGY ride along the ocean beach. Then, continue on to Coos Bay, the largest coastal community in Oregon and to your bayside hotel in the quaint village of North Bend for an evening traditional Coquille Indian SALMON BAKE to learn local tribal history while savoring a delicious dinner.
NORTH BEND–GOLD BEACH–REDWOOD NATIONAL PARK–EUREKA. This morning, travel south to one of Oregon’s great natural treasures, the scenic Rogue River, tumbling over 200 miles from the Cascade Mountains into the Pacific Ocean. In Gold Beach, experience a thrilling ride through this wild and remote region by [LF] JETBOAT, and be sure to have your camera ready for glimpses of the American bald eagle! Continue 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 pass by 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–SAN FRANCISCO. This morning, travel along the spectacular Avenue of the Giants, a quiet 2-lane road that winds through some of the world’s most spectacular scenery with ancient redwood trees. You will have the chance to see a 1,800-year-old redwood here! Continue to the “City by the Bay,” San Francisco, for a 2-night stay.
SAN FRANCISCO. On our included sightseeing tour, see Golden Gate National Recreation area, including the Golden Gate Bridge and the Presidio. Also, see Twin Peaks, Fisherman’s Wharf, and much more. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner. Wonderful conversation and cuisine make the perfect finale to your vacation.
SAN FRANCISCO. The tour ends today with guests departing on individual schedules.
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