PACIFIC COAST TOUR
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Day 1: ARRIVE SEATTLE
The Evergreen State welcomes you today as you arrive in Seattle, the "Emerald City." After some free time to settle in and relax, join the group for a welcome dinner.
Day 2: SEATTLE
This morning depart for a tour of Seattle including the historic downtown area, Pioneer Square and the Seattle Center for a ride to the top of the Space Needle. Then visit Pike Place Market, the oldest continuously-operating market in the United States. In the late afternoon board a cruise ship for a scenic ride across Puget Sound to Tillicum Village where you will experience Native American history and culture. Enjoy a salmon feast followed by native dance and music before returning across the sound with a spectacular view of Seattle's nighttime skyline.
DAY 3: SEATTLE TO PORTLAND
Depart Seattle and travel to Tacoma where you will visit the intriguing Museum of Glass. Continue your journey south to Mt. St. Helen's National Volcanic Monument where you will witness nature's awesome destructive power along with its incredible ability to recover. Arrive in Portland, the "City of Roses," for a tour of the city including the famous Portland Rose Gardens. Check into the hotel in downtown Portland for a two-night stay.
DAY 4: COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE
Depart this morning for sightseeing of the famed Columbia River Gorge including Multnomah Falls, Bonneville Dam and the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center. After lunch, travel along the Hood River with spectacular views of Mt. Hood stopping at the Timberline Lodge. Return to Portland.
DAY 5: OREGON COAST
This morning you will depart your hotel south through the Willamette Valley to the lush Coastal Mountains while on your way to the scenic Oregon Coast. You'll stop in Lincoln City, then have the opportunity to see the world's shortest river - the D~River - and the world's smallest harbor, Depoe Bay. Continue down the coast to Newport for touring of the Oregon Aquarium and the Oceanographic Museum. After checking into your hotel in Newport, the evening is free to explore on your own.
DAY 6: OREGON COAST - SAND DUNES
The Oregon Coast is famous as one of North America's top ten most scenic drives. You will stop at Cape Perpetua, then continue on to the National Dunes Recreation Area for an exciting Dune Buggy Ride. In the afternoon, you'll arrive in Coos Bay, to tour the House of Myrtlewood. Tour the facility and do a little souvenir hunting before continuing your journey south along the coast. You will be arriving in Gold Beach for an overnight stay at Jot's Resort.
DAY 7: ROGUE RIVER JET BOAT - REDWOOD NATIONAL PARK
This morning awaken with anticipation of a jet boat ride on the Rogue River. Afterward, reboard the motorcoach for a visit to Redwood National Park, and lunch at the Trees of Mystery. Later, you'll continue on to Humboldt State Park. Then get ready for an overnight stay in the heart of California's redwood country in Eureka, California.
DAY 8: EUREKA - SAN FRANCISCO
Today you will travel to California's Wine Country, stopping at a winery in Sonoma to taste some of the finest vintages produced in the world! After an included lunch, cross the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco, where you are free for the remainder of the day to do some shopping and exploring. Overnight on Fisherman's Wharf.
DAY 9: SAN FRANCISCO
Explore the "gateway to the Orient" this morning as you enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing tour of San Francisco. See the Civic Center, Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, the Presidio, Chinatown, and much more. After this delightful chance to become better acquainted with San Francisco, the rest of the afternoon is free for you to continue exploring on your own.
DAY 10: HOME
Morning transfers to the airport have been arranged.
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