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Tour Itinerary

All sightseeing and itinerary inclusions are subject to favorable weather conditions and seasonality. Roads, routes and sites may be amended if roads are inaccessible.

DAY 1, Monday - Arrive in Portland
Arrive in Portland, located at the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette rivers. Transfer independently to the hotel. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 PM. We recommend that you select flights which arrive no later than 5 PM
Overnight: Portland

DAY 2, Tuesday - City Tour of Portland, Columbia River Gorge
The morning drive though Portland accents this city, with its streetcars and pedestrian friendly downtown. Continue towards the Columbia River Gorge, a twisting river canyon 80 miles long, cutting the only sea-level route through the Cascade Mountain Range. Stop at Bonneville Dam & Locks and the Fish Hatchery for a visit of this hydropower facility. Afterward, have lunch on your own at Cascade Locks and view the cantilever Bridge of Gods that spans the river between Cascade Locks, Oregon and Washington State. Enjoy scenic viewpoints as you make your way to Multnomah Falls. Tonight, celebrate your arrival to Portland with dinner
Overnight: Portland
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3, Wednesday - Depart Portland, Willamette Valley, Newport
The drive from Portland passes historic towns and scenic bikeways to the fertile Willamette Valley, Oregon's famed wine country. Enjoy lunch with a vineyard tour and tastings at a nearby winery. Afterward, on to the Oregon Coast and the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse. Arrive in Newport, nestled between the mountains, Pacific Ocean and Yaquina Bay. Check into your hotel and spend time at leisure
Overnight: Newport
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4, Thursday - Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Travel to Grants Pass
This morning, travel along the rugged edge of the coast to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. This large expanse of coastal sand dunes in North America extends for 40 miles along the coast. The wind-sculpted dunes stretch approximately 500 feet above sea level. Ride on a dune buggy that takes you through this region. Later, continue to Grants Pass for overnight
Overnight: Grants Pass
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Friday - Crater Lake National Park
Begin the day with a drive to Crater Lake in southern Oregon with its crystal-blue waters surrounded by cliffs almost 2,000 feet high. Explore the park which encompasses the caldera of Crater Lake, a remnant of a destroyed volcano, Mount Mazama, and the surrounding hills and forests. Linger a while for independent discoveries before returning to Grants Pass for an evening at leisure
Overnight: Grants Pass
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Saturday - Depart for Eureka, Redwood National & State Parks
As you enter California, drive through Redwood National Park. In this unique park look for wildlife and learn more about the history of the park, designated a World Heritage Site. In the afternoon, travel toward Eureka, California's lumber center on the edge of giant Humboldt Bay. Here, you can see Victorian architecture, including the ornate Carson Mansion, former home of a lumber baron, and the newly revitalized waterfront. Tonight, dinner is at a local restaurant
Overnight: Eureka
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Sunday - Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Travel to San Francisco
Depart Eureka and continue to the "Avenue of the Giants," a road that winds through panoramas of ancient redwood trees. Then, arrive at Humboldt Redwoods State Park, encompassing over 17,000 acres of ancient old-growth coastal redwoods. At Founders Grove, see the tree commemorating founders of the "Save the Redwoods" movement and the fallen Dyerville Giant. At the Humboldt Redwood Interpretive Center, view interactive displays and wildlife exhibits. Lunch on your own en route to San Francisco. The rest of the day is free
Overnight: San Francisco
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Monday - City Tour of San Francisco
A scenic morning drive takes you to the historic Presidio. Transformed by the U.S. Army from windswept dunes to a military post, this area is now a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Returning to the city, view Nob Hill, Union Square, Chinatown and Ghirardelli Square. Look out over Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz Island. Remainder of the day is free to explore San Francisco, at leisure. Tonight, gather for dinner and bid farewell to your Tour Manager
Overnight: San Francisco
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Tuesday - Return Home
Transfer independently to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

National Parks route and program may vary according to weather conditions, seasonal changes, safety issues and wildlife migration patterns.

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Please Note: Land Price does not include airfare, departure or arrival transfers, airline taxes and fuel surcharges.

Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights Los Angeles-Portland, San Francisco-Los Angeles
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 8 nights accommodations
  • 2 nights Portland
  • 1 night Newport
  • 2 nights Grants Pass
  • 1 night Eureka
  • 2 nights San Francisco
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • 12 meals: 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

  • Special Features

  • View the Columbia River Gorge, a twisting river canyon cutting through the Cascade Mountains
  • Enjoy a wine tasting in the lush vineyards of Oregon's Willamette Valley
  • Ride a dune buggy through the wild and untamed dunes of Oregon Dunes Recreation Park
  • Visit Crater Lake, one of the crown jewels of the country with its pristine crystal-blue waters
  • Explore monumental Redwood National Park, home to some of the tallest trees in the world
  • Drive on the majestic "Avenue of the Giants" with its endless vistas of ancient redwoods
  • Cross the legendary Golden Gate Bridge to San Francisco, the stunning "City by the Bay"
  • Not Included:
    Transfers, optional tours and gratuities.

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    For arrival and departure on North America packages with US gateways, transfers are not included with Air & Land packages nor available on an optional basis. See Trip Preparation -> Arrival & Departure for more information regarding options to transfer to your hotel.

    All sightseeing and itinerary inclusions are subject to favorable weather conditions and seasonality.

    Accommodation Details:
    Triple rooms consist of two double/queen beds for three persons; where available, a fee may be charged by the hotel for the addition of a cot/rollaway.

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