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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The tour ends today with guests departing on individual schedules.
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This conveniently located hotel offers guests stylish comfort in both public and private spaces, all completely renovated within the past 2 years. Guests can take advantage of the full fitness center, complete business center, the Link@Sheraton computer lounge, full concierge service, the lobby lounge and Daily Grill Restaurant & Bar.
Business Hotel situated on the Willamette River at edge of downtown Portland.
Located high on a bluff overlooking miles of the Oregon coast's pristine beaches and the vast Pacific Ocean, you can escape the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life at the Elizabeth Street Inn. Build sand castles on the beach or cozy up by the fireplace with a good book and a nice glass of wine. All guest rooms have a private balcony with exceptional ocean views. You'll feel right at home with the warmth this hotel offers in the marvelous setting of Newport.
Conveniently located directly on Highway 101, the Red Lion Hotel Coos Bay is the Bay Area's premier full-service hotel. You'll find that ocean beaches, fishing charters, whale watching and shopping are all just minutes away.
Hotel has a restaurant, lounge, room service, business center, high-speed Internet, swimming pool, fitness center, and whirlpool. Guestrooms are equipped with cable TV, coffee maker, hairdryer, and iron/ironing board.
Located just steps away from Union Square, San Francisco Marriott Union Square offers unbeatable access to premier dining, shopping, and entertainment. The hotel features stylish accommodations that boast picturesque views of the bay and skyline, a well-equipped fitness center, and California cuisine and specialty cocktails at the on-site restaurant Bin480.
Our expert Tour Directors help you get the most out of every place you visit - and have a 96% customer satisfaction rating.
We’re delighted to have achieved the Good Housekeeping Reader Recommended endorsement for customer experience.
We are a member of ABTA and our flight-inclusive holidays are protected by ATOL. If your holiday is cancelled for any reason, you’ll receive a full refund.