Adventures in the Pacific Northwest

Connect with the rugged wilderness, scenic landscapes and independent spirit of Portland and Seattle as you blaze a trail north through lush Olympic National Park, historic icons and charming seaside towns.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Portland

Welcome to Portland, where the aromas of coffee and craft beer are never far. Relax after your journey or explore on your terms before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception.

Hotel: Hilton Portland Downtown, 3 nights

Day 2: Columbia River Gorge Sightseeing

This morning, we’ll embark on a full-day sightseeing trip to Columbia River Gorge. Nothing will prepare you for the incredible scenic beauty that will unfold along this journey as you follow the historic Columbia River Highway. Waterfalls cascade from basalt cliffs lining the road and the views from Crown Point are simply spectacular. You’ll have some free time in Hood River for lunch and a stop along the famed “Fruit Loop” which sells farm produce and artisan food. We continue to Timberline Lodge, located on the slopes of Mt. Hood. Later enjoy a Regional Dinner with your travel colleagues.

Day 3: Portland Sightseeing

Today is dedicated to getting to know Portland. We kick off with an orientation tour of the city before joining a Local Specialist for a walking tour to delve into the history and importance of the Pearl District. Formerly occupied by warehouses, this revamped district of the city is now a vibrant centre for art galleries, food carts and stylish bars. You’ll have the rest of the afternoon free to explore on your own.

Day 4: Portland – Newport

Discover why Portland is justifiably called the ‘City of Roses’ during this morning’s visit to the International Rose Test Garden, the oldest official continuously operated public rose test garden in the US. We leave Portland bound for coastal Newport, with some free time for lunch during a quick stop in the university city of Corvallis. Later, join an expert Local Specialist onboard an included nature cruise to spot local sea life and marine birds. You’ll have an evening at leisure to spend as you wish or consider visiting a local chowder house to savour authentic Newport flavours.

Hotel: Elizabeth Oceanfront Suites

Day 5: Newport – Seaside

We journey north, up the rugged Oregon coast bound for a West Coast family favourite, Seaside. But first, we’ll take a side trip to Oregon’s green and golden wine country and ‘Connect With Locals’ over an exclusive ‘Be My Guest’ gourmet lunch with the area’s signature Pinot Noir in the Willamette Valley. Arriving in Seaside, keep a keen eye out for the famous “Turnaround”, the official end of the Lewis and Clark Trail.

Hotel: The Kathryn Hotel

Day 6: Seaside to Olympic National Park

‘Dive Into Culture’ and take a step back in time in historic Astoria, the oldest American settlement west of the Rocky Mountains. You’ll board a restored street car for a ride along the Astoria Riverfront Trolley. The historic journey continues during a docent-led tour of the Columbia River Maritime Museum, which shares the stories of the legendary Columbia River Bar, one of the most dangerous passages in the world. Later, we meet Harvest Moon, a Local Specialist, historian and storyteller who will share the tribal legends of the Quinault nation. Tonight you’ll stay at one of Trafalgar’s ‘Stays With Stories’, a rustic lodge built in the 1920s on the site of the old ‘Log Hotel’.

Hotel: Quinault Lodge, 2 nights

Day 7: Olympic National Park

Nature lovers will adore this morning’s trek to the eerie “Hall of Mosses” in Hoh Rainforest and the wild and windswept beaches of the Western Olympic Peninsula. You’ll have some free time this afternoon to explore this beautiful wilderness area your way. Relax at the lodge or consider one of the popular local activities, including hiking, biking boating or fishing – the choice is yours.

Day 8: Olympic National Park – Seattle

We leave the scenic beauty of Oregon’s Olympic Peninsula behind for the bright lights of the Emerald City. Stop to savour the crisp flavours of local craft beer with lunch in the state capital, Olympia. Then, continue to Bainbridge Island to board a ferry and journey across the Puget Sound to Seattle enjoying dramatic views of the city skyline.

Hotel: Sheraton Grand, 3 nights

Day 9: Seattle Sightseeing

This morning enjoy an orientation of Seattle and get your ‘fix’ on a guided tour of the Starbucks Reserve Roastery including a Coffee seminar, ‘Dive into Culture’ brewing demonstration along with a step by step coffee tasting. Promising a theatrical experience, you’ll see Master Roasters, mixologists and baristas work their magic to create the most flavourful coffees. Later, you’re free to explore Seattle on your terms with your choice of sightseeing giving you a chance to visit the fantastical glass sculptures of Chihuly Garden and Glass Art Museum or take a trip to the top of the landmark Space Needle.

Day 10: Seattle Free Time

Today, you may choose to experience Pike Place Market, where the fish fly low from one fishmonger’s hands to the next. Explore, on your own to become a market insider experiencing the sights, sounds and flavours of this historic 100+ year old landmark. You may wish to explore the rest of the city to checkout its vibrant foodie, culture and art scene. Later, you’ll join your newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner.

Day 11: Depart Seattle

Take your transfer to Seattle International Airport or perhaps extend your stay.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
June: 11$5,595.00$8,520.00
June: 25$5,775.00$8,700.00
July: 09, 16$5,850.00$8,775.00
August: 06, 20$5,850.00$8,775.00
September: 10$5,775.00$8,700.00
September: 17$5,595.00$8,520.00

Meals: 10 full breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 10 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Cape Cod Delights

The windswept New England coastline serves as the picture-perfect backdrop for your memorable encounter with a pilgrimage past, sophisticated summer retreats and fresh seafood flavours.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Boston

The Cradle of Liberty is your gateway to an Atlantic adventure filled with quiet harbour towns, lighthouses and windswept coastlines. After check-in, enjoy free time to explore Boston, before joining your Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Reception this evening.

Hotel: W Boston, 2 nights

Day 2: Boston Sightseeing

Connect with the living history of Boston this morning, joining a Local Specialist for a leisurely walk along the city’s redbrick Freedom Trail. Next, brush shoulders with the intellectuals of MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) touring the prestigious campus with a current student to gain insights into college life.

Day 3: Boston – Martha’s Vineyard

A quick ferry ride takes us “on island” to the summer retreat of the rich and famous, Martha’s Vineyard. Join your Travel Director for a guided sightseeing tour of the island – its brightly painted cottages, colourful farmers’ markets and quiet beaches, then indulge in a Regional Dinner at a local restaurant.

Hotel – Kelly House Hotel

Day 4: Martha’s Vineyard – Cape Cod

The bright blooms of lovely gardens beckon as we stroll through the Heritage Museum & Gardens of Sandwich, Cape Cod’s oldest town. Later, ‘Connect with Locals’, joining the owners of a local taphouse for a private ‘Be My Guest’ lunch. Savour tasty seafood flavours while you gain a deeper understanding of the thriving craft beer scene on Cape Cod.

Hotel: Hyannis Harbor Hotel, 2 nights

Day 5: Cape Cod Sightseeing

Visit the popular fishing port of Provincetown before embarking on a one-hour 4WD tour the sand dunes along the Cape Code National Sea Shore. Your sandy journey will take you past wispy beach grass and dune shacks where famous artists and writers were once inspired to create their art. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Perhaps take an optional whale watching cruise this afternoon or sample the local dishes of clam chowder or Portuguese kale soup for which the Cod area is so renowned.

Day 6: Cape Cod – Newport

Get your fill of cranberries as you explore the largest agricultural cooperative of cranberry growers in the world. Visit area cranberry bogs, some dating back the 1800’s. Explore the region’s whaling heritage and its connection to the local community next, joining a Local Specialist for an insightful visit to the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Spend the rest of the evening on your own, admiring the city’s beautiful colonial-era architecture and sophisticated style.

Hotel: Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina, 2 nights

Day 7: Newport Sightseeing

This morning, you’ll enjoy your choice sightseeing with a visit to one of Newport’s renowned landmarks-The Vanderbilt’s Breakers Mansion, a “summer cottage” called The Elms Mansion or the International Tennis Hall of Fame, which pays tribute to the players and contributors to this sport. This afternoon, perhaps join an optional sail around Newport Harbor. Our journey through the gateway of the New World almost at its end, we join our fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner.

Day 8: Newport – Depart Boston

Dive into Culture and tread in the footsteps of pilgrims and patriots, delving into the living history of Plimoth Plantation where you will gain insights into what life was like in the original 17th-century British settlement of Plymouth Colony. Continue to Boston where your transfer will take you to Boston Logan International Airport or consider extending your stay.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 15, 22$3,725.00$5,675.00
May: 29$3,895.00$5,845.00
June: 05$4,075.00$6,025.00
September: 04$4,095.00$6,045.00
September: 11$4,125.00$6,075.00
September: 18, 25$4,095.00$6,045.00
October: 02$4,095.00$6,045.00
October: 09$3,795.00$5,745.00
Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 7 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Oregon’s Coast, Cascades & Craft Beers

Get a taste for the bracing Oregon coastline and the Cascade Mountains, while also enjoying regional craft beers on your escorted tour of the Pacific Northwest. Arrive in Portland for sightseeing in its eclectic neighborhoods, including Washington Park—home of the International Rose Test Gardens. Enjoy lots to see with a free afternoon—from Voodoo Doughnuts to Powell’s Books, the largest independently owned book store in the world. Travel east taking in vistas of 11,239 – foot Mount Hood, to visit Multnomah Falls. Marvel at this icy cascade of a waterfall that begins over 600 feet above. Visit a local orchard on Hood River to sample regional produce, then to Timberline Lodge—famous film location of The Shining. Spend two nights in Bend, and sample local beer in any of its 27 breweries. Embrace the true spirit of the west in the High Desert Museum, and enjoy lunch and a tasting at Deschutes Brewery & Public House.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive In Portland

Welcome to Portland! At 6 pm, meet your fellow travelling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Hotel: Marriott Downtown Waterfront, 2 nights

Day 2: Portland

Morning sightseeing featuring the city’s eclectic neighbourhoods, Pioneer Courthouse Square with its famous food carts, and Washington Park, home of the International Rose Test Gardens. This afternoon is at leisure to explore on your own. Why not visit Portland’s Saturday Market and pick up a handmade souvenir, enjoy a delicious creation at Voodoo Doughnut, or explore Powell’s Books – the largest independent bookstore in the world? This evening, a enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 3: Portland – Multnomah Falls – Bend

This morning, travel east taking in vistas of famous Mount Hood, towering over the valley below at 3427 metres (11,239 feet). Visit Multnomah Falls, a 187 metre (611 – foot) tall roaring and awe – inspiring cascade of icy water. Then onto Hood River to visit a Local Orchard, where you’ll have a chance to sample some of the region’s delicious produce and enjoy a special treat. Next, visit the historic Timberline Lodge, made famous by film producer and director, Stanley Kubrick, in his horror film, The Shining. Continue to the picturesque city of Bend for a 2 – night stay. This evening is at leisure to explore some of Bend’s 27 breweries, restaurants, and vibrant nightlife.

Bend Doubletree by Hilton, 2 nights

Day 4: Bend      

After breakfast, visit the High Desert Museum for a private guided tour that highlights the true Spirit of the West. Then, enjoy lunch and a tasting at Deschutes Brewery & Public House. You may wish to try some of Deschutes’ first beers, like Black Butte Porter and Mirror Pond Pale Ale. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. You may want to browse the downtown area’s many shops and art galleries, take a Segway City Sights tour, stroll along the Deschutes River, or jump on the Bend Brew Bus for a unique tour that visits four different breweries.

Day 5: Bend – Crater Lake National Park – Roseburg

Today is devoted to Crater Lake National Park. Founded in 1902, Crater Lake is the fifth – oldest national park in the United States. Here, you’ll discover a deep – blue lake created by the eruption and collapse of Mount Mazama almost 7,000 years ago. Next, make your way to historic Roseburg for an evening at leisure to enjoy a variety of restaurants, breweries, and wine – tasting rooms.

Roseburg Hampton Inn & Suites

Day 6: Roseburg – Florence – Newport

Travel west as you make your way past orchards, creameries, and vineyards on your way to the coastal town of Florence. Enjoy a Dune Buggy ride as you ascend and descend the impressive dunes and along the ocean beach. This evening, enjoy a special behind – the – scenes tour and dinner at the Oregon Coast Aquarium.

Newport Elizabeth Oceanfront Suites

Day 7: Newport – Tillamook – Astoria

Today, we visit the Tillamook Cheese factory, where you can take a tour and try samples. Next, explore more of Oregon’s beautiful coast as we visit Cape Meares State Park to see the historic lighthouse and admire incredible views of the Pacific Ocean. Don’t miss the famous Octopus Tree. Continue to Astoria, located on the mouth of the Columbia River. This evening, join your Tour Director and fellow travel companions to enjoy a farewell dinner made with local ingredients and complimented with some of Oregon’s best beers and wine.

Astoria Holiday Inn Express

Day 8: Astoria – Depart Portland

This morning, visit the Astoria Column for spectacular views of the city and Pacific Ocean below. Next, travel back to Portland for your homebound flights. Please schedule flights after 2 pm. The tour ends at the Marriott Downtown Waterfront hotel in Portland for guests with extra nights.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
June: 05$3,669.00Price on Application
July: 17$3,869.00Price on Application
August: 07$4,059.00Price on Application
September: 04$3,669.00Price on Application
Meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunch, 3 dinners
Transport: Deluxe air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 8 nights accommodation
Guide: Professional Tour Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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