Pacific Coast Adventure with Portland Rose Festival


  • 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, also overnight in Portland, Newport, Coos Bay, and Eureka. Sightseeing in Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco includes the must-see sights, such as a visit to Seattle’s Pike’s Peak Market where you can shop and dine like the locals and Portland’s 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 traditional Coquille Indian salmon bake.

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!

Highlights

Seattle Sightseeing; visit Boeing’s Future of Flight Aviation Centre

Mount St. Helens Visit the Volcano Visitor’s Center

Portland Sightseeing; visit the International Rose Test Gardens; Reserved seats at the Portland Rose Festival’s Grand Floral Parade

Multnomah Falls Sightseeing

Newport Sightseeing; behind-the-scenes tour and dinner at the Newport Aquarium

Florence Explore the sand dunes on a dune buggy ride

North Bend Traditional Salmon Bake

Gold Beach Rogue River jetboat ride

Redwood National Park Sightseeing

San Francisco Sightseeing; farewell dinner

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, 4 dinners

Seattle

Day
1

Welcome to the “Emerald City!” At 6:30 pm, meet your travelling 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, a local shopping mecca; and Pioneer Square, Seattle’s original downtown. This evening is at leisure in Seattle. Maybe visit Starbucks’ first coffee shop, Seattle Center, 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 St. Helens - Portland

Day
3

Travel south this morning, possibly capturing your first glimpse of Mount Rainier, a towering ice-clad volcano. Then, head for world famous Mount St. Helens as you journey to the VOLCANO VISITOR’S CENTRE. Here, you’ll have an opportunity to learn about the dramatic eruption in 1980. 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

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 CityFair 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 behind-the-scenes tour and dinner at the NEWPORT AQUARIUM.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Newport - Florence - Coos Bay - North Bend

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 on to Coos Bay, the largest coastal community in Oregon and to your bayside hotel in the quaint village of North Bend for an evening traditional Coquille Indian SALMON BAKE to learn local tribal history while savoring a delicious dinner.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

North Bend - 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 at Gold Beach. In Gold Beach, experience a thrilling ride through this wild and remote region by 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 an 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 holiday.

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 centrepiece event, the Grand Floral Parade from your priority reserved seating where you will witness a floral-filled parade highlighting the colourful 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

What's included

Tour only

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach

Tour with flights

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • All airport taxes

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