Day One - Arrive in Portland - Welcome to Portland, Oregon, the “City of Roses” to begin your Pacific Coast Journey. Meet your Tour Manager at 5:00 p.m. and get to know your fellow travelers during a fun-filled welcome dinner at The Rhinelander Restaurant, a unique, festive dining experience complete with singing waiters. Dinner
Day Two - Columbia River Gorge - This morning features the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, where sheer cliffs rise as high as 2,000 feet! First a stop at Crown Point offers spectacular gorge views from the Vista House, then we’ll see splendid Multnomah Falls, mammoth Bonneville Lock and Dam. This afternoon a guided tour of Portland includes Lloyd Center, the downtown area on the Willamette River, Old Town Historic District and famed International Rose Test Gardens. Breakfast
Day Three - Explore the Oregon Coast - Today we begin our exploration of the magnificent Oregon Coast, viewing beaches, sheer cliffs, and pounding surf. We’ll pause to tour the Tillamook Cheese Factory, before taking the breathtaking Three Capes Scenic Drive. Nearby we’ll see the 1873 Yaquina Head Lighthouse, tallest in the state. Oceanfront accommodations have been arranged tonight in Newport. Breakfast and dinner
Day Four - Oregon Dunes Buggy Tour - Continuing our coastal adventure through Yachats, Florence and Reedsburg, today’s sightseeing includes exploration of the fabulous 250-foot sand dunes at Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area by four-wheel-drive vehicle, a visit to the lovely botanical gardens of Shore Acres State Park, and a stop at a myrtle wood gift factory. This evening we overnight in the quaint town of Roseburg. Breakfast
Day Five - Crater Lake National Park - Today features the natural wonders of Crater Lake National Park, where rain and snow filled the empty caldera of an ancient volcano with brilliant blue waters to a depth of 1,932 feet, creating the deepest lake in North America. We’ll follow the Western Rim Drive for unmatched panoramic views. This afternoon we head back to the coast at Coos Bay and a delicious dinner. Breakfast and dinner
Day Six - Rogue River Jetboat Trip and the Redwoods National Park - Following the spectacular Oregon coastline we come to Gold Beach where we embark on a jetboat excursion along the Rogue River. We’ll follow a portion of the old mailboat route before our travels bring us to northern California, home of Redwood National Park. Continuing along the coastline through miles of giant forests, today’s destination is Eureka, where accommodations and dinner await. Breakfast and dinner
Day Seven - Avenue of the Giants and Wine Tasting - Departing Eureka this morning we drive along a portion of the “Avenue of the Giants,” through huge stands of magnificent redwoods in Humboldt Redwoods State Park. This afternoon we motor our way through the rich fertile grape growing region of California where a stop has been scheduled for a tasting at a local Estate Winery. Approaching the Bay area, we’ll check-in for a two-night stay at a charming inn at Novato. Breakfast and lunch
Day Eight - San Francisco Touring and Bay Cruise - We’ll cross the Golden Gate Bridge, then spend the morning touring San Francisco, discovering the many sights for which the “City by the Bay” is renowned. Free time for browsing at Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39 begins the afternoon, before an invigorating cruise of San Francisco Bay. Our farewell dinner tonight is in San Francisco. Breakfast and dinner
Day Nine - Travel Home - Depart for home from this memorable vacation with a group transfer to San Francisco International Airport for flights out after 1:00 p.m. Breakfast
Tour Activity Level
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LEVEL 3: A blend of longer and shorter days on this program with more walking tours mixed with some periods of standing. Expect more of the touring to be over uneven surfaces or involve stairs.
*Price is per person based on double occupancy.
Single add $1059