Pacific Northwest & California

August 13 – 20, 2017

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Special Features

  • Airfare from Springfield, MO to Seattle, WA
  • Sunnyland Tour Escort
  • Seattle
  • Pike Place Market
  • Mount St. Helens Visitor Center
  • Portland
  • Columbia River Gorge
  • Bonneville Dam
  • Portland Spirit Cruise
  • Newport
  • Bandon State Natural Area
  • Redwood National Park
  • Eureka
  • Avenue of the Giants
  • San Francisco
  • Choice of San Francisco Bay Cruise or San Francisco City Tour
  • Return air from San Francisco

Explore the majestic Pacific Northwest and California on this eight day adventure, from the wilds of Mount St. Helens and the Columbia River Gorge to the sophistication of Portland and San Francisco. Travel along Oregon’s beautiful Pacific coast. Enjoy an elegant dinner cruise on the Willamette River and experience Portland’s dazzling city sights and city lights. Visit Redwood National Park. Explore Eureka, a historic timber and fishing village. Cross the Golden Gate Bridge and discover the “City by the Bay,” San Francisco. Don’t miss one of America’s most beautiful regions!


Prices

Double: $2,949/pp
Single: $3,849
Triple: $2,919/pp

Prices above reflect an Early Booking Bonus and will increase after February 13, 2017.

Trip Protection:   $240/pp

Deposit:  $250/pp due at time of booking
Final Payment Due:   Thursday, June 1, 2017


Day 1, Sunday, August 13

Your scenic tour through the Pacific Northwest and California opens with an overnight stay in one of America’s most picturesque cities, Seattle. Get to know your fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.  (D)

Day 2, Monday, August 14

Embark on a sightseeing tour of the “Emerald City,” including the colorful restored waterfront area, historic Pioneer Square and lively Pike Place Market, a famous fish and vegetable market dotted with restaurants and shops. Departing Seattle, travel south through Olympia and stop at the Mount St. Helens Visitor Center. Learn about the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens as well as the history and geology of the state park. Continue to Portland, Oregon for a two-night stay in the “City of Roses.”  (B)

Day 3, Tuesday, August 15

Drive along the Mt. Hood route to the lush Columbia River Gorge. It’s a day of sightseeing you will never forget. Mt. Hood dominates the horizon as you leave the valley and enter the slopes of the Cascade Mountains. Discover the awe-inspiring landscapes on a tour of the magnificent Columbia River Gorge and the Bonneville Dam, where you will learn about its fascinating hydropower and history. This evening, relax on Portland’s premier dining and sightseeing cruise. Enjoy a vibrant setting enhanced by dazzling city sights and city lights, festive cuisine and live performances. After dinner, you are in for a treat when you are invited into the wheelhouse to meet and chat with the Captain. Glide along the Willamette River and Lake Oswego for an unforgettable and delightful evening.  (B  D)

Day 4, Wednesday, August 16

Your scenic journey takes you through what was the Promised Land for many pioneers during the days of the Oregon Trail. The Willamette Valley contains some of the most fertile agricultural soils of Oregon and nurtures vegetables, flowers, herbs, nuts and vineyards. Next, head to the coastal town of Newport for a brief stop before traveling along some of the country’s most beautiful coastline and the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.  (B  D)

Day 5, Thursday, August 17

Begin your day with a drive to Bandon State Natural Area. You will be amazed by the scenery along the striking Beach Loop with sights such as Bandon Rocks and Face Rock, known to many from the American Indian legend. Stop in the picturesque coastal town of Gold Beach, known for amazing wildlife including bald eagles, cormorants, seals and blue heron. Continuing south, enter the redwood country of California. Travel through the famous Redwood National Park home to some of the world’s tallest trees. Inside the park, get up close to these trees that rise to nearly 300 feet tall and see for yourself why the sun seldom hits the ground. Arriving in Eureka, enjoy a delightful tour through this historic timber and fishing village and witness the Victorian architecture of Old Town.  (B)

Day 6, Friday, August 18

Continue your journey through the majestic beauty and splendid grandeur of the Redwood Forest, including the “Avenue of the Giants,” a scenic highway loaded with towering redwoods. Next, drive over the legendary Golden Gate Bridge and arrive in “the City by the Bay,” San Francisco. Tonight, gather for dinner on Pier 39 which offers exceptional views of San Francisco Bay and the Bay Bridge.  (B  D)

Day 7, Saturday, August 19

After breakfast the choice is yours! You may choose to take an hour-long cruise on San Francisco Bay featuring an in-depth narration on its history and landmarks including Alcatraz* and the Golden Gate Bridge. Or, perhaps you would prefer joining a local guide for a sightseeing tour of the city…hear stories of the city’s past and present as you drive past its famous landmarks including Fisherman’s Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge and the view of the city from the Twin Peaks. The remainder of your day is at leisure to explore San Francisco independently. For a true local experience, ride the famed cable cars up and down San Francisco’s thrilling hills.  (B)

Day 8, Sunday, August 20

Our tour ends today with flights from San Francisco back to Springfield, MO.

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