Pacific Coast Adventure with Portland Rose Festival


  • 10 days

  • Western USA

  • Steady pace

tour : AQ1

Overview

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A sampling of Seattle, the beautiful Oregon coast, and San Francisco make this magnificent journey along the Pacific Coast one you'll remember. Start your Pacific Coast tour in charming Seattle, end in San Francisco, and overnight also in Portland, Newport, Coos Bay, and Eureka. Sightseeing in Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco includes Seattle’s Pike’s Peak Market where you can shop and dine like the locals. In Portland, see the International Rose Test Gardens, the largest rose garden in Portland. Also in Portland, enjoy an extra day to attend the famous Portland Rose Festival’s Grand Floral Parade from specially selected reserved indoor seats.

Enjoy some of the spectacular scenery waiting in Oregon, including Oregon’s oceanside sand dunes, with wind-sculpted sand dunes stretching 500 feet above sea level; the beautiful Multnomah Falls; and the many majestic views and scenic lighthouses along the Oregon Coast. Also experience a cruise on Oregon’s scenic Rogue River. Follow the path just as Rogue River pioneers have done since 1895, when road access did not exist. You’ll also have the chance to experience wildlife, pristine wilderness and fascinating mail boat history. Another out-of-the-ordinary adventure Globus has arranged is a scenic train ride on a heritage railroad to the Mt. Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum followed by lunch.

In California, view the world's tallest trees in spectacular Redwood National Park and along Avenue of the Giants, a quiet 2-lane road that winds through some of the world’s most spectacular scenery with ancient redwood trees. You’ll even have the opportunity to see a 1,800-year-old redwood!

From its vibrant cities to its spectacular scenery, this Pacific Coast tour is sure to delight all of your senses!

Highlights

SEATTLE
Sightseeing; visit Boeing’s Future of Flight Aviation Center
MOUNT RAINIER Ride the train and visit the logging museum
PORTLAND Sightseeing; visit the International Rose Test Gardens; Reserved seats at the Portland Rose Festival’s Grand Floral Parade
MULTNOMAH FALLS Sightseeing
NEWPORTSightseeing; [LF] behind-the-scenes tour and dinner at the Oregon Coast Aquarium
FLORENCE Explore the sand dunes on a dune buggy ride
GOLD BEACH [LF] Rogue River jetboat ride
REDWOOD NATIONAL PARK Sightseeing
SAN FRANCISCO Sightseeing; farewell dinner

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Tour prices are shown without flights included in case you wish to book them separately, or aren't ready to return home at the end of your tour! Or we can book your flights for you from most UK airports, with overseas transfers and ATOL protection included. The choice is yours!

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2020 Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners

ARRIVE IN SEATTLE

Day
1

Welcome to the “Emerald City!” At 6:30 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

SEATTLE

Day
2

This morning begins with a visit to the FUTURE OF FLIGHT AVIATION CENTER for a tour of the Boeing factory and past, present, and future developments in aviation technology. Then, return to Seattle for a guided tour including the Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square. This evening is at leisure in Seattle. Maybe visit the Space Needle or the Seattle Art Museum, with one of the nation’s premier collections of Northwest Coast Indian art and artifacts.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SEATTLE–MOUNT RAINIER–PORTLAND

Day
3

Travel south this morning, possibly capturing your first glimpse of Mount Rainier, a towering ice-clad volcano. Then, head for MT. RAINIER RAILROAD AND LOGGING MUSEUM, a heritage railroad that travels through forest along the Upper Nisqually River to a museum exhibiting the long history of logging and the pioneers. After lunch, continue on to Portland, known as the “City of Roses.” Visit WASHINGTON PARK, home of the INTERNATIONAL ROSE TEST GARDENS, followed by a city sightseeing tour.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

PORTLAND

Day
4

A special treat awaits you this morning where Globus has specially selected RESERVED INDOOR PREMIUM SEATING for the famous Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade, the second largest all-floral parade in North America. You will experience why Portland earns its reputation as the “City of Roses” while enjoying the all-floral exhibition and entertainment. The afternoon is at your leisure where you may choose to visit the Rose Festival City Fair or stroll along the waterfront to see the fleet from the US Navy and Royal Canadian Navy who have honored Portland with a courtesy visit during the Rose Festival since 1907.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

PORTLAND–MULTNOMAH FALLS–NEWPORT

Day
5

This morning, head out of the city to beautiful MULTNOMAH FALLS. Continue along the rugged Pacific coastline en route to Newport, one of Oregon’s most popular seaside resorts. This evening, enjoy a special LF behind-the-scenes tour and dinner at the OREGON COAST AQUARIUM.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

NEWPORT–FLORENCE–COOS BAY

Day
6

As you travel down the coast today, see popular sites such as Heceta Head Lighthouse and Florence Old Town. Next, enjoy an unforgettable DUNE BUGGY ride along the ocean beach. Then, continue to your bayside hotel in the quaint village of Coos Bay.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

GOLD BEACH–REDWOOD NATIONAL PARK–EUREKA

Day
7

This morning, travel south to one of Oregon’s great natural treasures, the scenic Rogue River, tumbling over 200 miles from the Cascade Mountains into the Pacific Ocean. In Gold Beach, experience a thrilling ride through this wild and remote region by LF JETBOAT, and be sure to have your camera ready for glimpses of the American bald eagle! Continue along the Pacific coastline and stop in REDWOOD NATIONAL PARK, home to the world’s tallest trees. Then, enter Eureka, California’s lumber center, where you will pass by the grand Carson Mansion—the most photographed example of Victorian architecture in the world and once the home of a West Coast lumber baron.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

EUREKA–SAN FRANCISCO.

Day
8

This morning, travel along the spectacular Avenue of the Giants, a quiet 2-lane road that winds through some of the world’s most spectacular scenery with ancient redwood trees. You will have the chance to see a 1,800-year-old redwood here! Continue to the “City by the Bay,” San Francisco, for a 2-night stay.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SAN FRANCISCO

Day
9

On our included sightseeing tour, see Golden Gate National Recreation area, including the Golden Gate Bridge and the Presidio. Also, see Twin Peaks, Fisherman’s Wharf, and much more. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner. Wonderful conversation and cuisine make the perfect finale to your vacation.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SAN FRANCISCO

Day
10

The tour ends today with guests departing on individual schedules.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

  • Join us for a special departure and be a part of the Portland Rose Festival. Enjoy the centerpiece event, the Grand Floral Parade from your priority reserved seating where you will witness a floral-filled parade highlighting the colorful reflection of the local, regional and international communities. With your extra day in Portland, you’ll have plenty of free time to enjoy other Rose Festival events. On Day 5, continue your journey to Newport for the remainder of your vacation

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