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Adventures in the Wild Northwest - A Trafalgar Escorted Tour
From San Francisco to Seattle via Eureka, Portland and Olympic National Park: the bohemian cities and natural beauty of three states are revealed, on this in-depth journey into the wild northwest.You'll enjoy Insider moments like tasting the fruity richness of Oregon's famous Pinot Noir at Willamette Valley Winery. You'll get to know the owners as they share the secrets of this unique grape during a delicious lunch and wine experience.
Price per person includes:
Return flights from UK to San Francisco/home from Seattle
UK Private door to door airport transfers and transfers in the USA
10 nights accommodation in superior hotels in sought-after locations
Meals – 10 full breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners
City tours of San Francisco, Portland and Seattle.
Golden Gate Bridge, Eureka, Redwood and Olympic National Parks, Coos Bay, the Oregon Dunes, Multnomah Falls and the Visitor Center at Mount St. Helens
Cruise along Puget Sound
Heceta Head Lighthouse and Hoh Rainforest
Insider Experiences as detailed in the itinerary
Travel in luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and on-board restroom
The services of professional Tour Directors throughout your holiday
All hotel service charges, baggage handling fees and local taxes
Audio headsets for all guided visits and included sightseeing
San Francisco and Golden Gate Bridge
Avenue of the Giants and Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Carson Mansion and Redwood National Park
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
Newport and Portland
Olympic National Park
Seattle and Space Needle
FREE DOOR TO DOOR UK TRANSFERS
We believe your holiday should be a relaxing and hassle free experience from start to finish. With that in mind, we include complimentary private UK airport transfers with every trip.
You will be collected from your home by a private chauffeur-driven car and taken to your departure airport. At the end of your holiday, you will be met at the airport for a relaxing journey home.
No worries. No hassle.
Please phone Bon Voyage for the most up-to-date
departures for this itinerary.
Day 1 : Arrive San Francisco
Welcome to San Francisco. After checking in at your hotel, enjoy a real San Francisco treat and dive into exploring on your own at nearby Pier 39, the famed marketplace filled with shops, attractions and street performers. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.
Day 2 : San Francisco – 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, grab your cameras and 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.
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. Drive through 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.
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. Then stop at Heceta Head overlook and see a beautiful 19th century lighthouse that casts its beam out to sea, before checking into your spectacular oceanfront rooms.
Day 5 : Newport Sightseeing and Free Time
After a leisurely breakfast, join a sea life cruise where you will 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 afternoon, maybe explore Newport's historic waterfront.
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 owners host a tour and tasting of their local winery followed by a gourmet meal with incredible locally produced Pinot Noir. Then continue to Portland where the evening is yours to explore.
Day 7 : Portland Sightseeing and Free Time
Today you'll discover some of Oregon's most beautiful scenery along the historic Columbia River Highway. Stop at Chaticleer Point and the Vista House for panoramic views of the river from 733 feet (223 metres) above. Vista House's octagonal building with its copper dome, is home to an interpretive display of historic and geologic points of interest in the gorge. Onward to Multnomah Falls, the second highest year-round waterfall in the United States, and Oregon's tallest. Lunch is at leisure in Hood River, consistently named one of the best small towns in the USA. Perhaps enjoy a lunch local speciality of salmon with chips at a local brewery and sip one of the many craft beers Oregon is known for. Visit Timberland Lodge with great views of Mt. Hood before enjoying a free evening in Portland.
Day 8 : Portland – Mount St. Helens - Olympic National Park
Visit the award-winning Mount St. Helens Visitor's 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, the park contains 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.
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 skyline unfold before you as you make your way by ferry across Puget Sound into the Emerald City. Once ashore in this hip and vibrant town, stop at the historic Pike Place Market, the nation's oldest farmers market, where the fish fly low—from one fishmonger's hands to the next. Enjoy the evening at leisure to explore Seattle as you wish.
Day 10 : Seattle Sightseeing and Free Time
This morning, your choice of sightseeing gives you a chance to enjoy a visit to the EMP (Experience Music Project) Museum, a non-profit organisation dedicated to fostering the creativity that inspires contemporary pop culture or make the trip to the top of the Space Needle, the iconic landmark of the great Pacific Northwest. After some down time, join your newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner toasting to your exciting northwest adventures.
Day 11 : Depart Seattle
Time to bid farewell to your fellow adventurers and take your transfer to Seattle International Airport. However, your adventure doesn't have to end here, perhaps you may wish to extend your stay and include a city stop over on your way back home. Maybe spend a few days in New York or Historic Boston for some sightseeing and shopping.
Call the travel specialists at Bon Voyage to discuss your ideal Adventures in the Wild Northwest - A Trafalgar Escorted Tour