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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Discover Glacier National Park, Hells Canyon & Washington Wine Country

Breathtaking beauty and fun experiences sum up this Glacier National Park, Hells Canyon & Washington Wine Country tour through Washington, Idaho, and Montana. Your tour begins and ends in Seattle with overnights along the way in Washington Wine Country, Lewiston, Coeur d’Alene, Whitefish, and Spokane. A tour highlight is stunning Glacier National Park with its pristine forests, rugged mountains, alpine meadows, and gorgeous lakes. You’ll board a vintage 1930s red Jammer bus and drive along the Going – to – the – Sun Road, one of North America’s most spectacular roadways. Hugging the mountainside, you’ll witness breathtaking scenery along the way. Words and photos cannot capture the beauty—you must witness it in person!

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

Day 1: Arrive in Seattle

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

Hotel: Sheraton Grand Seattle

Day 2: Seattle – Mount Rainier National Park – Washington Wine Country

This morning, visit Mount Rainier National Park for breathtaking views of its 4270 metre (14,000 – foot) peak. Arrive in Washington’s wine country and visit a Winery for a dinner paired with tastings.

Hotel: Red Lion Hanford House

Day 3: Washington Wine Country – Lewiston – Excursion to Hells Canyon

Cross into Idaho and travel along the Snake River on the same route as Lewis & Clark. Today brings a scenic Jetboat ride into Hells Canyon, home to North America’s deepest river gorge. Hugging the borders of Oregon and Idaho, Hells Canyon is more than 200,000 acres of high mountain peaks, ominous canyon rim – rocks, and breathtaking vistas. See ancient petroglyphs left by the Nez Perce Indians and enjoy your captain’s folklore tales. Watch for deer and bighorn sheep, then enjoy a Barbecue Lunch along the river, where you can enjoy the magnificent surroundings.

Hotel: Red Lion Lewiston

Day 4: Lewiston – Coeur D’alene

This morning, visit Nez Perce National Historic Park and learn about the people who have called this home since the beginning of time. Continue to the beautiful shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene, where you’ll enjoy a sightseeing Cruise. Tonight, why not explore the quaint downtown area of Coeur d’Alene with its shops, restaurants, and galleries?

Hotel: Best Western Plus Coeur d’Alene Inn

Day 5: Coeur D’alene – Wallace – Whitefish

Depart Coeur d’Alene and stop in Wallace and tour the Sierra Silver Mine, where you’ll travel underground with an experienced miner and learn the history of mining in this region. Continue your travel today along the spectacular shores of Flathead Lake to Whitefish for a 3 – night stay. Before arriving at your resort, enjoy a guided tour of the Conrad Mansion, which explores the historic elegance of a bygone era.

Hotel: Grouse Mountain Lodge, 3 nights

Day 6: Whitefish – Excursion to Glacier National Park

Today, explore the wonders of Glacier National Park. Board the vintage Red Jammer buses that take you along one of North America’s most spectacular highways: Going – to – the – Sun Road. After crossing 2032 metre (6,664 – foot) high Logan Pass, enter a wonderland of alpine scenery, where jagged mountain peaks, deep – green forests, pristine lakes, and meadows dominate the landscape. Stay alert for the fabled mountain goats that reside on the high cliffs above.

Note: The visit to Logan Pass is normally possible from mid – June to mid – September. If unable to travel to Logan Pass, alternative sightseeing by Red Jammer bus will be done.

Day 7: Whitefish

Today, enjoy a morning at leisure. Perhaps join an optional scenic float rafting excur

sion down the Flathead River or take the gondola to the top of Whitefish Mountain for fantastic views and photo opportunities. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore on your own. Maybe play a round of golf, browse the art galleries and boutiques, or just relax at your resort. This evening, enjoy a cowboy sing – along and an old fashioned Western Ranch Barbecue.

Day 8: Whitefish – Sandpoint – Spokane

Today, stop in pretty Sandpoint, where there’s time to browse the boutiques and galleries. Travel along the scenic Pend Oreille River into Washington. End the day with sightseeing of Spokane, including Manito Park Gardens. This evening is at leisure. You may wish to walk along the banks of the Spokane River or ride the Gondola SkyRide over some of the area’s waterfalls.

Hotel: The Centennial Hotel

Day 9: Spokane – Leavenworth – Seattle

Depart Spokane and stop in the Bavarian village of Leavenworth, where there’s time to stroll the charming streets of town to shop or sample local fare. Arrive in Seattle later this afternoon. This evening, toast new friends at a festive farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Hotel: Sheraton Grand Seattle

Day 10: Depart Seattle

Your holiday ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveler
June: 25$4,649.00Price on Application
July: 09, 16, 23, 30$4,709.00Price on Application
August: 13$4,709.00Price on Application
August: 20$4,649.00Price on Application
August: 27$4,709.00Price on Application
September: 03$4,439.00Price on Application
September: 10$4,649.00Price on Application
Meals: 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
Transport: Deluxe air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 9 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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