Adventures of the Wild Northwest Escorted Tour

San Francisco • Redwood National Park • Oregon • Newport • Portland • Seattle

Explore the independent, bohemian spirit of America’s Pacific Northwest, past towering Redwoods, rainforests dripping with moss and panoramic mountains, vineyard and valley landscapes. Grab a cup of Seattle blend, take a dune buggy ride through shifting windswept dunes and sip fruity Pinot along the way.
Cross the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the world’s most recognisable landmarks as you explore the city of San Francisco. Take the next few days to travel to the city of Portland, with some memorable stops along the way. Visit Northern California’s Redwood National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with trees more than 1,000 years old. Gear up for a trip to Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, a natural wonder of endless shifting sand, unique tree islands and lots of interesting creatures. board a nature cruise to keep an eye out for sea life and marine birds in Newport.
Arrive in Portland and discover some of Oregon’s most beautiful scenery along the historic Columbia River Highway. Visit the award-winning Mount St. Helens Visitor Center, dedicated to the active Ring-of-Fire volcano that erupted in 1980. Learn about the legendary blast, an eruption so colossal that it spewed ash into 11 states.
Continue on to Seattle, the final stop on the tour where you are free to explore such sights as Space Needle, the iconic landmark of the great Pacific Northwest and the Chihuly Garden and Glass Art Museum to see colourful and world renowned glass sculptures.
From €3794pp

What's Included

  • Flights from Dublin to San Francisco and return from Seattle
  • 10 NIGHTS in selected tour hotels
  • 10 full breakfasts and 4 dinners
  • Transport in luxury air-conditioned coach with on-board Wi-Fi and personal radio headsets
  • Escorted by a professional Tour Director
  • 2018 departure dates: May 6, 20 / June 10, 17 / July 22 / August 12, September 2, 9, 23
  • Quote Ref: 1531298

The Exciting Parts

  • City Tours in Portland & Seattle
  • Cruise along Puget Sound via ferry
  • Scenic drive along the Avenue of the Giants, the historic Columbia River Highway
  • See the famous lighthouse in Heceta Head, the Spruce Goose, Hoh Rainforest
  • Visit Golden Gate Bridge, Eureka, Redwood National Park, Olympic National Park, Vista House, Multnomah Falls, Mount St. Helens Visitor Center
  • Quote Ref: 1531298

Your Adventure...

Arrive in San Francisco
San Francisco - Humboldt Redwood State Park - Eureka
Eureka - Redwood National Park - Coos Bay
Coos Bay - Oregon Dunes - Newport (2 nights)
Newport Sightseeing
Newport - Willamette Valley - Portland (2 nights)
Portland Sightseeing
Portland - Mount St Helens - Olympic Park
Olympic National Park - Seattle (2 nights)
Seattle Sightseeing
Depart Seattle
  • Day 1 Arrive in San Francisco

    Welcome to San Francisco. Check in at your hotel, within walking distance to Union Square and Chinatown. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.
    Hotel: Fairmont San Francisco

  • Day 2 San Francisco - Humboldt Redwood State Park - Eureka

    What better way to get a taste of San Francisco than by crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the world's most recognisable landmarks. If you are up for a walk, join your Travel Director for a stroll across this impressive feat of engineering. Learn all about the bridge and why it's not painted gold despite its name. Drive along the stunning Avenue of the Giants before arriving at Humboldt Redwoods State Park filled with some of the tallest trees you have ever seen before arriving in Eureka.
    Hotel: Red Lion Eureka

  • Day 3 Eureka - Redwood National Park - Coos Bay

    This morning, view one of the most written about and photographed Victorian houses in California, the Carson Mansion. Visit Northern California's Redwood National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with trees more than 1,000 years old and over 300 feet (90 metres) tall. Arrive in Coos Bay and enjoy the evening at leisure
    Hotel: Red Lion Coos Bay

  • Day 4 Coos Bay - Oregon Dunes - Newport (2 nights)

    Gear up for the trip to Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, a natural wonder of endless shifting sand, unique tree islands and lots of interesting creatures. Hop in a dune buggy for an exhilarating ride up and down these expansive tracts of sand. Pass Heceta Head overlook and see a beautiful 19th century lighthouse that casts its beam out to sea, before checking into your spectacular oceanfront rooms.
    Hotel: Hallmark Resort Newport

  • Day 5 Newport Sightseeing

    After a leisurely breakfast, board a nature cruise to keep an eye out for sea life and marine birds as the onboard naturalist, your Local Specialist, tells you all about your surroundings. With your free time this evening, perhaps explore Newport's historic waterfront.
    Hotel: Hallmark Resort Newport

  • Day 6 Newport - Willamette Valley - Portland (2 nights)

    Tour the Evergreen Aviation Museum, where you will see the Spruce Goose and celebrate the lives of innovators, pilots and veterans who courageously pioneered flight. Enjoy a Be My Guest lunch in Willamette Valley where the innkeepers host a tour and tasting of their winery followed by a gourmet lunch including locally produced Pinot Noir. Continue on to Portland where your evening is free.
    Hotel: Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

  • Day 7 Portland Sightseeing

    Today you'll discover some of Oregon's most beautiful scenery along the historic Columbia River Highway. Stop at Crown Point and the Vista House for panoramic views of the river from 733 feet (223 metres) above. Vista House's octagonal building and copper dome is home to an interpretive display of historic and geologic points of interest in the gorge. Then it's onward to Multnomah Falls, the second highest year-round waterfall in the United States, and Oregon's tallest. Lunch is on your own in Hood River, consistently named one of the best small towns in the United States. Perhaps enjoy a local speciality of salmon with chips at a local brewery and sip one of the many craft beers Oregon is known for or visit Timberline Lodge with great views of Mt. Hood before enjoying a free evening in Portland.
    Hotel: Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

  • Day 8 Portland - Mount St Helens - Olympic Park

    Visit the award-winning Mount St. Helens Visitor Center, dedicated to the active Ring-of-Fire volcano that erupted in 1980. Learn about the legendary blast, an eruption so colossal that it spewed ash into 11 states, as you watch a reenactment of the event and experience interactive exhibits such as a step-in volcano model and working seismograph. Venture west to the rugged coast of Olympic National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve, containing three distinct ecosystems. Then meet Harvest Moon, a Local Specialist, who shares with you the tribal legends and stories of the Quinault people who have long called the Pacific Northwest home.
    Hotel: Quinault Lodge

  • Day 9 Olympic National Park - Seattle (2 nights)

    Enter the beautiful Hoh Rainforest, one of the world's few (as well as the largest) temperate rainforests and trek to the eerie "Hall of Mosses" with trees and branches dripping with moss. Then make a stop at dazzling Lake Crescent before leaving Olympic National Park. Sensational views of the Seattle's skyline unfold before you as you make your way by ferry across Puget Sound into the Emerald City and enjoy the evening to explore.
    Hotel: Sheraton Seattle

  • Day 10 Seattle Sightseeing

    This morning, your choice of sightseeing gives you a chance to visit the Chihuly Garden and Glass Art Museum to see colourful and world renowned glass sculptures, or make the trip to the top of the Space Needle, the iconic landmark of the great Pacific Northwest. Afterward, stop at the historic Pike Place Market, the nation's oldest farmer's market, where the fish fly low-from one fishmonger's hands to the next. After some free time, join your newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner.
    Hotel: Sheraton Seattle

  • Day 11 Depart Seattle

    It's time to bid farewell to your fellow adventurers and take your transfer to Seattle International Airport or perhaps extend your stay

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