Pacific Coast Adventure
Duration: 9 Days
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, Coos Bay, and Eureka. Sightseeing in Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco includes the must-see sights, such as a visit to Seattle’s Space Needle for spectacular views of the city and Portland’s International Rose Test Gardens, the largest rose garden in Portland.
Enjoy some of the spectacular scenery waiting in Oregon, including Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, 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. Portland is known for its foodie culture, and you’ll get a chance to discover it on your excursion to a local winery for a tasting and lunch and during your Portland tasting tour—a special experience offered by Globus. 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!
From its vibrant cities to its spectacular scenery, this Pacific Coast tour is sure to delight all of your senses!
Prices Starting at $2,438
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.
DAY 1 Arrive in Seattle
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.
DAY 2 Seattle
This morning begins with a visit to the Globus Local Favorite 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; Pioneer Square, Seattle’s original downtown; and a trip up the SPACE NEEDLE for spectacular views of the city below. 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.
DAY 3 Seattle–Mount St. Helens–Portland
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 CENTER. Here you’ll have an opportunity to learn about the dramatic eruption in 1980. On to Portland, known as the “City of Roses.” This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
DAY 4 Portland. Excursion to Multnomah Falls
This morning, visit WASHINGTON PARK, home of the INTERNATIONAL ROSE TEST GARDENS, followed by a city sightseeing tour. Then, head out of the city to beautiful MULTNOMAH FALLS. Return to Portland for a Globus Local Favorite TASTING TOUR, and learn how Portland emerged as one of the top dining cities in the country that is now known for its foodie culture. During our tour we’ll visit a confectionary, a bakery, and a brewery. Afterward, sample a bite from one of the city’s gourmet food carts. This evening is yours to explore on your own. Perhaps check out one of the many local brewpubs to see why Portland has been nicknamed “Beervana.”
DAY 5 Portland–Newport–Florence–Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area–Coos Bay
This morning, continue along the rugged Pacific coastline en route to Newport, one of Oregon’s most popular seaside resorts. Later, see popular sites such as Heceta Head Lighthouse and Florence Old Town before arriving at the OREGON DUNES NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, where you will have time to explore some of the largest coastal sand dunes in the country. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Coquille Indian Globus Local Favorite SALMON BAKE and learn some the tribal history while savoring a delicious dinner.
DAY 6 Coos Bay–Bandon–Redwood National Park–Eureka
This morning, head south to Bandon-by-the-Sea with its unique offshore rock formations. 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 see the grand Carson Mansion, the most photographed example of Victorian architecture in the world and once the home of a West Coast lumber baron.
DAY 7 Eureka–San Francisco
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.
DAY 8 San Francisco
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.
DAY 9 San Francisco
The tour ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers are provided to San Francisco International Airport.
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