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We’ve had many requests for a Pacific Northwest Tour. From the beautiful Oregon coastline, green interior, and spectacular mountains join us in experiencing what the Northwest has to offer, including Vancouver and Victoria.

Pacific Northwest

June 9-23, 2024

Passport Required

Day 1: Our first day will be driving North and West as we enjoy getting acquainted with our traveling friends. We overnight in Cheyenne WY.

Day 2: Today we cross the southern part of Wyoming making our way to Idaho for the night. (B)

Day 3: We continue our way across the states to Oregon and overnight in Bend OR. (B)

Day 4: First stop today is at Crater Lake (weather permitting) which is known as the deep water in a sleeping volcano. This phenomenon came about when a violent eruption triggered the collapse of a tall peak. The setting will be like no other with its blue water and precipitous walls within the Cascade Range. After this awe-inspiring attraction, we will journey on to Newport OR where we will stay for two nights at an oceanfront hotel. (B, L)

Day 5: After witnessing the serenity and beauty of Crater Lake it is time for Dune buggy rides. We will join the Sandland Adventures to see the Oregon dunes and beaches. This will be a one hour tour that is informative, scenic, and fun. Following lunch will be a Whale and Sea Life Cruise endorsed by the Oregon Coast Aquarium. This experience could include catch and release crabbing, navigation lessons and stories from captains and naturalists. (B)

Day 6: End of the Oregon Trail located in Oregon City will be an educational experience. Here we will be guided through the exhibits with a historically clothed interpreter. Learn about the true stories of pioneers making their way to Oregon. Next stop is the International Rose Test Garden. We will be able to smell some of the 10,000 roses representing 650 species as we stroll through the active test garden. (B, L)

Day 7: Today a local guide joins us for a city tour of Portland. Take in the sights, fountains, public art and more in this special city tour. Next, we make our way to Multnomah Falls, the most visited natural recreation site in the Pacific Northwest. Take in the breathtaking view from Crown Point Vista House located on the Historic Scenic Highway high above the Columbia River. This tour passes several waterfalls, including Multnomah Falls with a vertical drop of 620 feet. Observe the unusual rock formations on your way to visit Bonneville Dam, the first federal dam on the Columbia River. Visit the interpretive center and the fish hatchery where you learn of the life cycle of the salmon as well as see an 80-year old Sturgeon fish, descendant of pre-historic eras. (B)

Day 8: The Space Needle overlooking Seattle has been Seattle’s most visible landmark since it was built for the 1962 World’s Fair. Our next stop is at the Pike Place Market, which is the oldest continually operating farmers market in the U.S. Here we will have some time for shopping and lunch. This afternoon we cruise through locks that take us from fresh water to salt water on our informative tour of the Seattle Harbor. (B)

Day 9: This morning have your passports ready for our crossing of the border into Canada. We make our way to Vancouver. A local guide joins us for a city tour as we wind through vibrant neighborhoods and tree-lined paths in Stanley Park. Then head to Capilano Suspension Bridge for an exhilarating walk along the cliff-hanging footpaths. The next two nights are in the Vancouver area. (B, L)

Day 10: This morning we board the ferry for our ride to British Columbia’s Victorian Capital. We’ll see why they call this “A little bit of England” in the New World. We see some impressive sights this morning with our local guide. You will be enchanted by the world famous Butchart Gardens. This 50-acre showplace still maintains the gracious traditions of the past, in one of the loveliest corners of the world. The ferry will again bring us back to Vancouver and on to our hotel. (B)

Day 11: This morning we visit the Vancouver Public Aquarium where you can enjoy sea lions, otters, whales, octopus, and all kinds of smaller marine species. Its award-winning galleries show the real-life adventure in the world below. By afternoon we say good-by to Canada, and again we need to have our passport available for crossing the border. (B)

Day 12: This morning we look for some spectacular scenery as we visit Mt. Rainer National Park. Along the way, we will take time for picture stops. We take time to explore the park while at Jackson Visitor Center. Weather permitting, we view the majestic 14,410-foot peak that the locals affectionately call “The Mountain.” (B)

Day 13: This morning we follow the Oregon Trail. We have an interesting stop at the National Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, which makes us feel as if we are back on the trail so many years ago in this desolate country with the early pioneers. Then it’s continuing east towards Utah. (B, L)

Day 14: Today we make our way across Wyoming and into Colorado. Our overnight is outside the Denver area. (B)

Day 15: Today we share wonderful memories of the magnificent Pacific Northwest as we make our way home. (B)


15 days
June 9-23, 2024
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