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2023 Tour Details
Set your sights higher than the Museum of Flight or the redwoods for lush green forests, cascading waterfalls, and ice-smothered volcanoes – just the opening scenes of this west side story. From Seattle to Portland and all the way to the Golden Gate of San Francisco, the dramatic views of both city and seaside astound on this nine-day Pacific Coast vacation. While Oregon’s fabled lighthouses cast their beams to reveal the wonder of the West, your Tour Director will shed light on what makes this side of the country so uniquely spectacular – from its waterfalls to its fresh catches of the day. If the Seattle coffee scene doesn’t wake you up, a dune buggy ride along the Oregon coast, a jet boat ride across the wild Rogue River, and a journey down Redwood National Park’s Avenue of Giants certainly will.
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*Book a select 2023 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive $750 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between August 1, 2022 and January 3, 2024 for travel in 2023. Promotional discount will apply to Groups of 8 or more who provide their Group Block Deposit within the promotion's booking dates and will apply to all individual members of the Group until the due date of the passenger names/non-refundable individual deposits. Not applicable on TBA space. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer combinable only with Welcome Back Credit. Applies to new 2023 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to participating GFOB offices only. PRMW0992 PRMW0992
SEATTLE Sightseeing; visit Boeing’s Future of Flight Aviation CenterELBE Ride the train and visit logging museumPORTLANDSightseeing; visit the International Rose Test GardensMULTNOMAH FALLSSightseeingNEWPORT Sightseeing; behind-the-scenes tour and dinner at the Oregon Coast AquariumFLORENCEExplore the sand dunes on a dune buggy ride GOLD BEACH 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, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
ARRIVE IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON Welcome to the “Emerald City!” At 6:30 pm, meet your travel companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
SEATTLE Gem of the Pacific Northwest This morning begins with a tour of the Museum of Flight, the largest independent non-profit air and space museum in the world featuring over 175 air and spacecrafts. Return to Seattle for a guided tour including the Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square. This evening is at leisure in Seattle. Maybe visit the Space Needle or Chihuly Garden and Glass.
Breakfast TOUR HIGHLIGHT CITY SIGHTS Experience the vibrant energy of Seattle’s authentic farmer’s market that tempts the senses with an array of aromas, eats, and friendly people. Pike Place Market has been a gathering place and bustling market for more than a century as one of the oldest operating farmer’s market in the U.S. Visitors and locals alike are drawn to the energy and extraordinary array of farm-fresh produce, paper-wrapped flowers, shops, restaurants, bars, fishmongers, street performers, and the first Starbucks – all mixing a rich blend of coffee culture and true Seattle style.
SEATTLE–MULTNOMAH FALLS–PORTLAND, OREGON Cascades & Craft Beer Travel south into Oregon today for a visit the highest waterfall in Oregon followed by lunch at a local restaurant. Continue to Portland for an orientation tour followed by free time in the late afternoon and evening. During your free time, explore one of the many craft breweries, music venues, or Powell’s City of Books – the largest independent new and used bookstore in the world!
Breakfast Lunch LOCAL FAVORITE NATURAL WONDERS Native American lore tells the story of a young princess who sacrificed her life on the falls to save her village from illness. This legendary spectacle of roaring waterfalls of Multnomah Falls plunges from 611 feet in a thunderous cascade of icy water and mist. Enjoy lunch at the historic lodge here in a magical setting in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge.
PORTLAND–NEWPORT Rugged & Rosy Discover why Portland is called the “City of Roses” with a visit to Washington Park and the International Rose Test Gardens. Continue through the Willamette Wine Valley to the rugged Oregon coast to Newport, one of Oregon’s most popular seaside resorts. Next, visit Yaquina Head and learn about the headland’s importance to the indigenous tribes of the area. The Lighthouse remains the tallest on the Oregon Coast and has been guiding ships safely shore since 1873. This evening, enjoy a special dinner on the water at Clearwater Restaurant.
Breakfast DinnerLOCAL FAVORITE SEASIDE SIGHTS & SAVORY BITES Embodying the spirit of Newport, Clearwater Restaurant places an emphasis on fresh, local seafood and offers unmatched views of the surrounding harbor. Watch Sea Lions bask and gulls glide through the salty air while savoring each bite. In addition to an incredible dining venue, Clearwater’s commitment to sustainability and their community involvement have made this location a favorite amongst locals.
NEWPORT–FLORENCE–NORTH BEND Sand, Sea & A Sailors’ Sentinel As you travel down the coast today, see popular sites such as Heceta Head Lighthouse and Florence Old Town, followed by a dune buggy ride along the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Continue to your bayside hotel in the quaint village of North Bend.
Breakfast DinnerTOUR HIGHLIGHT EPIC RIDE Buckle up for a bracing ride in Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Take a dune buggy ride across the sweeping dunes along the Oregon coast for an adventure in a misty mix of sand dunes, forests, and ocean creating an unforgettable experience.
NORTH BEND–GOLD BEACH–REDWOOD NATIONAL PARK, CALIFORNIA–EUREKA Coastal Giants 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. Embark on a thrilling jetboat ride here. 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 have a photo stop at the grand Carson Mansion—the most photographed example of Victorian architecture in the world and once the home of a West Coast lumber baron.
BreakfastLOCAL FAVORITEEPIC RIDE Visit Gold Beach and experience a thrilling jetboat ride on the Rogue River through this wild and remote region with your camera ready for glimpses of the American bald eagle!
EUREKA–SAN FRANCISCO Reach for the Sky! This morning, travel to Humboldt Redwoods State Park for the spectacular Avenue of the Giants. Continue to the “City by the Bay,” San Francisco, for a 2-night stay.
BreakfastTOUR HIGHLIGHTNATURAL WONDERS Enter an ancient world of towering trees along the Avenue of the Giants, a quiet 2-lane road that winds through some of the world’s most spectacular scenery with redwood trees that seem to touch the sky. Take the opportunity to marvel at a 1,800-year-old redwood here!
SAN FRANCISCO Golden Gate Gems Enjoy a sightseeing tour of San Francisco’s most iconic landmarks and sites. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Wonderful conversation and cuisine make the perfect finale to your vacation.
Breakfast DinnerTOUR HIGHLIGHT CITY SIGHTS 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.
SAN FRANCISCO Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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"The West has been my home since I was born, and its incredible diversity has kept me engaged since my earliest memories. It is a world of iconic places and undiscovered gems waiting to be explored. Experience the bustle of its cities and the serenity of its open spaces, hear the stories of its people, and embrace the wonder of its beauty. No matter who you are or where you come from, there is something about the West that will never leave you."