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Seattle to Portland
“A Pacific Northwest Adventure” July 16, 2017
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Map and Highlights- This tour is a "Guaranteed Departure"
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  • 6 Nights, 9 Meals
  • Seattle Space Needle
  • Harbor Cruise Seattle
  • Columbia River Gorge
  • Mt. St. Helens
  • Astoria / Fort Clatsop
  • Tillamook Cheese Factory
  • Oregon Coast Aquarium
  • Cape Perpetua
  • Dune Buggy Ride
  • Portland Intl. Rose Gardens
  • Future of Flight
Price Per Person: Twin - $ 1,890.00
Itinerary
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Day 1 Arrive Seattle

The Evergreen State welcomes you as you arrive in Seattle by 4:00pm. (*Please arrive at the Seattle Airport before 4:00pm). Take a shuttle to the hotel and meet your tour director who will assist with check in. This evening, join the group for a welcome dinner at the hotel. Doubletree Airport, Seattle, WA (D)

Day 2 Seattle - Future of Flight - Space Needle

This morning head north to the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour. Watch the world’s largest jets assembled in the world’s largest building by volume. Begin in the Boeing Theater by viewing an amazing film about how the Boeing Everett aircraft assembly plant has changed the world. Then return to Seattle and stop at the Pike Place Market, the oldest continuously-operating market in the United States. You will have time to shop and have lunch on own at this fascinating multi-level bazaar, where you can buy anything from an old clock to an octopus! This afternoon, enjoy touring of Seattle including a 1 Hour Harbor Cruise for sightseeing of Seattle’s vibrant and historic harbor, with never-ending skyline views of the city, the Space Needle, and Mt. Rainier. You will also visit the Seattle Center, sight of the 1962 World's Fair, for an experience high above Seattle in the world famous Space Needle. There will also be time to wander through the Chihuly Garden and Glass. World famous Northwest glass artist, Dale Chihuly, presents a comprehensive collection of his work in an Exhibition Hall, a Garden installation and a Glasshouse. Dinner is on your own this evening at one of the many restaurants Seattle has to offer. Doubletree Airport, Seattle, WA (B)

Day 3 – Seattle - Seaside

Depart Seattle and journey south towards Oregon. Along the way, visit the Mt. St. Helen’s Visitor’s Center at Silver Lake where you will witness nature’s awesome destructive power along with its incredible ability to recover. Mount St. Helens is most famous for its catastrophic eruption on May 18, 1980, at 8:32 am PDT which was the deadliest and most economically destructive volcanic event in the history of the United States. Then enter Oregon as you travel to the Pacific Coast and the mouth of the Columbia River. We encourage you to approach Oregon the way Oregonians do, with a sense of humor and adventure. Arrive in Astoria with a stop for lunch on own and an amazing view from The Astoria Column. In the afternoon, stop for a tour of Fort Clatsop National Historic Park. This is the site where the 33 member Lewis and Clark Expedition wintered from December 7, 1805, until March 23, 1806. The facility includes the reconstructed fort, a visitor center/museum, historical exhibits, canoe landing, spring and trails through the rainforest of young Sitka spruce and western hemlock. Continue down Hwy 101 with spectacular views of the Oregon Coast on the way to Seaside, Oregon’s first resort town, for overnight. Check into your oceanfront hotel with the evening free to wander on the beach and have dinner on own. Shilo Inn & Suites, Seaside, OR (B)

DAY 4 Oregon Coast

Continue down the spectacular Oregon Coast this morning and stop in Tillamook, Oregon's leading dairy producing region and home of the Tillamook Cheese Factory. Learn all about the history of the cheese plant, watch cheese being made and pick up a tasty souvenir. Top off your visit with a scoop of Tillamook ice cream. Then depart Tillamook and arrive in Lincoln City for a Pacific Northwest culinary demonstration and lunch at the Culinary Center. The Culinary Center features seasonally-inspired cooking and focuses on the abundant foods of the Pacific Northwest. After lunch, enjoy a short tour of this historic city then continue south along the rugged Oregon Coast. Arrive in Newport for touring of the Oregon Coast Aquarium . The Aquarium is a living classroom for all learning styles and ages. As one of Oregon's top tourist attractions, the Aquarium is a vital educational resource for the state, with over 40,000 students visiting the aquarium each year. The Aquarium strives to be a center of excellence for ocean literacy and plays an active role in conservation and animal rehabilitation efforts. After a full day of adventure, check into your Newport hotel with the rest of the evening free to explore and have dinner on your own. Elizabeth Street Inn, Newport, OR (B,L)

DAY 5 Oregon Coast – Dune Buggy Ride – Portland

The Oregon Coast is famous as one of North America's top ten most scenic drives. As you travel south this morning, enjoy a picture stop at Cape Perpetua, a designated National Scenic area. Some call it the ‘rugged edge of the Oregon coast’ where the sun and surf meet to leave you spellbound and breathless. Continue down the coast to the National Dunes Recreation Area for an exciting Dune Buggy Ride, a more scenic way to see the Oregon Dunes with a touch of excitement. Informative, scenic and fun describes this one hour dune buggy tour covering approximately 8 miles of dunes and 2 miles of ocean beach. Climbing and descending through the most beautiful, impressive dunes will be an unforgettable experience. Then travel inland following the beautiful Umpqua River making your way to Eugene and then on to Portland and visit the International Rose Test Gardens . Founded in 1917, Portland’s International Rose Test Garden is the oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States. You’ll hear secrets, fun facts, and behind-the-scenes mysteries of the Garden. Enjoy some free to explore Downtown Portland and the many culinary delights found in this wonderful Pacific Northwest City. After a full day, check into your hotel near the Portland Airport. Holiday Inn Airport, Portland, OR (B)

DAY 6 Columbia River Gorge – Multnomah Falls

This morning, travel east through the Columbia River Gorge via the inside scenic route on your way to Multnomah Falls, the largest of a series of 11 waterfalls in the area, and one of the four highest in the United States. After time to photograph the cascading torrents of water, a short drive brings you to Bonneville Dam, the dam that tames the roaring Columbia River. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the visitor’s center, with its underwater salmon-viewing windows, before making your way to Hood River and then a short ride to Timberline Lodge, nestled on the slopes of Mt. Hood. This National Historic Landmark, built of timber and stone in the 1930's, is a skiing museum, as well as a year-round resort for skiers, hikers, and tourists. Enjoy time for lunch on own in the dining room of the main building, with spectacular views spreading out before you in all directions. After your mountain experience, return to your overnight accommodations in Portland. This evening get together with your group for a farewell dinner as you say so long to the Pacific Northwest. Holiday Inn Airport, Portland, OR (B,D)

DAY 7 Depart Portland OR Seattle

After breakfast, transfer to the Portland Airport by hotel shuttle for your flights home. (B)


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