Pacific Coast Explorer
Vancouver-Seattle-Mt. Rainier-Mt. St. Helens-Portland-Newport-Oregon Dunes-Coos Bay-Redwood National Park-Eureka-Sonoma-San Francisco
9days/8nights, Vancouver/San Francisco
2019 depart Wed: Jun 05, 19. Jul 17. Aug 07, Sep 04, 25.
Child rates 07-12 years on request.
day 01 Vancouver Arrival
Upon arrival at Vancouver International Airport, transfer independently to your hotel where you will meet your Tour Director.
day 02 Vancouver
A full day at leisure provides ample time to take in Vancouver’s sights and attractions, or to take a ferry across the island-dotted Strait of Georgia to Victoria Island. The capital city of British Columbia, Victoria is a unique blend of old world charm and new world experiences. Combined with the beauty of the Pacific Ocean and rainforests set against a backdrop of the Olympic Mountains, a visit to Victoria makes for the perfect day trip.
day 03 Vancouver-Seattle
Today’s journey takes you across the Canada/U.S, border to the jewel of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle. Set on the waterfront and framed by snow-capped mountains, Seattle is a sophisticated city that offers visitors a real sampling of Northwest life. The Downtown Seattle Waterfront is a great place to take in the views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains, and no visit would be complete without strolling through the grounds at the Seattle Centre and checking out the spectacular view from the Space Needle’s 520-foot high observation deck.
day 04 Seattle-Mt. Rainier-Mt. St. Helens-Portland
Depart this morning for Portland, Oregon’s largest city and one of the world’s best walking cities. En route, visit Mount Rainier National Park and Mount St. Helens, both active volcanoes and part of the Northwest’s “ring of fire”. Ascending to 14,410 feet above sea level and often shrouded in clouds, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S. and stands as an icon in the Washington landscape.
day 05 Portland-Newport-Oregon Dunes-Coos Bay
Today, enjoy a scenic drive along Oregon’s coastline where spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and the surrounding forests await. Travel south through Newport and the heart of the central coast to Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Extending for over 40miles, Oregon Dunes features wind-sculpted sand dunes that tower up to 500 feet above sea level.
day 06 Coos Bay-Redwood National Park-Eureka
Continuing south, the rugged Oregon coastline offers stunning views, endless beaches, crashing waves and beautiful lighthouses; while California’s spectacular Redwood Coast offers sparkling beaches, cascading rivers, quiet countryside, historic communities and a forest as old as the dinosaurs. Nearly half of the remaining old growth redwoods can be found in Redwood National Park, including giants five stories taller than the Statue of Liberty.
day 07 Eureka-Sonoma
Today, pass through the unbelievably picturesque Village of Mendocino, recently designated a Preserve America Community; where every structure speaks of history, en route to Northern California’s Wine Country. Home to perfect grape-growing conditions, dazzling displays of colour as the seasons change and a Mediterranean climate, this region possess some of the most famous wineries in the world.
day 08 Sonoma-San Francisco
This morning, cross the Golden Gate Bridge, an engineering marvel and one of the most beloved bridges in the world, before arriving in San Francisco.
day 09 San Francisco Departure
Enjoy free time to explore San Francisco before transferring independently to the airport for your departure flight.
Inclusions: twin share, deluxe coach, tour director, visits as per program, porterage, service charges and tax.
Sightseeing: Seattle, Oregon Coast Line, Redwood National Park, wine country tour and tasting.
Hotels: Vancouver-Pacific Gateway at Vancouver Airport, Seattle-Courtyard Seattle Bellevue/Redmond, Portland--Red Lion on the River, Coos Bay- Red Lion Coos Bay, Eureka-Red Lion Eureka, Sonoma- Sandman Hotel, San Francisco-Hotel Carlton.
Notes: All bookings are made only on English spoken tour departures; however some tours may be modified to multilingual (2 languages) at short notice. Tours are subject to change without notice pending climatic and local traffic conditions.
Optional tours: Victoria and Butchart Gardens by Seaplane, Fishermans Wharf Dinner and bay Cruise and Space Needle dinner.
Optional excursions need to be arranged with the tour director at the start of the tour.