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8 Day Pacific Northwest & California

Collette Tour starting in Seattle and finishing in San Francisco

Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Collette's 8 Day Pacific Northwest & California. Explore the majestic Pacific Northwest and California on this eight day adventure, from the wilds of Mount St. Helens and the Columbia River Gorge to the sophistication of Portland...read more

Overview

Operator: Collette
Type: Tour (Premium)
Style: Classic
Max Group Size: 44
Duration: 8 Days
From: Seattle to San Francisco
Tour Code: COL66
Visits: USA
Our Price From:
$ 3,330
Per Person ($AU)
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Day By Day

1

Seattle, Washington - Tour Begins

Your scenic tour through the Pacific Northwest and California opens with an overnight stay in one of America's most picturesque cities, Seattle. Get to know your fellow travelers at tonight's welcome dinner. Stay: Renaissance Hotel (D)
2

Seattle - Olympia - Portland, Oregon

Embark on a sightseeing tour of the "Emerald City," including the colorful restored waterfront area, historic Pioneer Square and lively Pike Place Market, a famous fish and vegetable market dotted with restaurants and shops. Departing Seattle, travel south through Olympia and stop at the Mount St. Helens Visitor Center. Learn about the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens as well as the history and geology of the state park. Continue to Portland, Oregon for a two-night stay in the "City of Roses." Stay: DoubleTree by Hilton Lloyd Center (2 Nights) (B)
3

Portland - Cascade Mountains - Portland

Drive along the Mt. Hood route to the lush Columbia River Gorge. It's a day of sightseeing you will never forget. Mt. Hood dominates the horizon as you leave the valley and enter the slopes of the Cascade Mountains. Discover the awe-inspiring landscapes on a tour of the magnificent Columbia River Gorge and the Bonneville Dam, where you will learn about its fascinating hydropower and history. This evening, relax on Portland's premier dining and sightseeing cruise. Enjoy a vibrant setting enhanced by dazzling city sights and city lights, festive cuisine and live performances. After dinner, you are in for a treat when you are invited into the wheelhouse to meet and chat with the Captain. Glide along the Willamette River and Lake Oswego for an unforgettable and delightful evening. (B/D)
4

Portland - Willamette Valley - Newport - North Bend

Your scenic journey takes you through what was the Promised Land for many pioneers during the days of the Oregon Trail. The Willamette Valley contains some of the most fertile agricultural soils of Oregon and nurtures vegetables, flowers, herbs, nuts and vineyards. Next, head to the coastal town of Newport for a brief stop before travelling along some of the country's most beautiful coastline and the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Stay: The Mill Casino (B/D)
5

North Bend - Bandon State Natural Area - Redwood NP, CA - Eureka

Begin your day with a drive to Bandon State Natural Area. You will be amazed by the scenery along the striking Beach Loop with sights such as Bandon Rocks and Face Rock, known to many from the American Indian legend. Stop in the picturesque coastal town of Gold Beach, known for amazing wildlife including bald eagles, cormorants, seals and blue heron. Continuing south, enter the redwood country of California. Travel through the famous Redwood National Park home to some of the world's tallest trees. Inside the park, get up close to these trees that rise to nearly 300 feet tall and see for yourself why the sun seldom hits the ground. Arriving in Eureka, enjoy a delightful tour through this historic timber and fishing village and witness the Victorian architecture of Old Town. Stay: Red Lion Eureka (B)
6

Eureka - San Francisco

Continue your journey through the majestic beauty and splendid grandeur of the Redwood Forest, including the "Avenue of the Giants," a scenic highway loaded with towering redwoods. Next, drive over the legendary Golden Gate Bridge and arrive in "the City by the Bay," San Francisco. Tonight, gather for dinner on Pier 39 which offers exceptional views of San Francisco Bay and the Bay Bridge. Stay: San Francisco Marriott Marquis (2 Nights) (B/D)
7

Choice of San Francisco Bay Cruise or City Tour of San Francisco

After breakfast the choice is yours! You may choose to take an hour-long cruise on San Francisco Bay featuring an in-depth narration on its history and landmarks including Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Or, perhaps you would prefer joining a local guide for a sightseeing tour of the city...hear stories of the city's past and present as you drive past its famous landmarks including Fisherman's Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge and the view of the city from the Twin Peaks. The remainder of your day is at leisure to explore San Francisco independently. For a true local experience, ride the famed cable cars up and down San Francisco's thrilling hills. (B)
8

San Francisco - Tour Ends

Your tour ends today, but the memories will stay with you forever.

Day By Day

1

Seattle, Washington - Tour Begins

Your tour opens with an overnight stay in Seattle, dubbed the "Emerald City" for its lush green surroundings. Get to know your fellow travelers at tonight's welcome dinner. Stay: Renaissance Hotel (D)
2

Seattle - Olympia - Portland, Oregon

Explore Seattle's colorful waterfront area and historic Pioneer Square on your tour with a local guide. Mingle with artisans at the lively Pike Place Market, a famous fish and vegetable market dotted with restaurants and shops. Travel south through Olympia, stopping at the Mount St. Helens Visitor Center. Learn about its 1980 volcanic eruption as well as the history and geology of the state park. Continue to Portland, Oregon for a two-night stay in the picturesque "City of Roses." Enjoy a tour of Portland on your way to dinner. Stay: DoubleTree by Hilton Lloyd Center (2 Nights) (B/D)
3

Portland - Cascade Mountains - Portland

Drive along the Mt. Hood route to the lush Columbia River Gorge. Take in the unforgettable views of Mt. Hood as you leave the valley and enter the Cascade Mountains. Discover the awe-inspiring landscapes on a tour of the magnificent Columbia River Gorge and the Bonneville Dam where you will learn about its fascinating hydropower and history. Your evening is free to independently explore the beautiful Lloyd Center area or hop on the MAX Light Rail to downtown Portland. (B)
4

Portland - Willamette Valley - Newport - North Bend

Journey through the Willamette Valley, the Promised Land for the pioneers who followed the Oregon Trail. This lush valley contains some of the most fertile agricultural soil in Oregon. Head to the seaside town of Newport for a brief stop before traveling along some of the country's most beautiful coastline. Pause along the way to take in the natural beauty of Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Cap off your day strolling North Bend's lively boardwalk perched along scenic Coos Bay. Stay: The Mill Casino (B/D)
5

North Bend - Bandon State Natural Area - Redwood NP, CA - Eureka

Drive to Bandon State Natural Area. Take in the breathtaking scenery as we travel along the striking Beach Loop. See Bandon Rocks and Face Rock, famous for their American Indian legends. Stop to enjoy a cruise up the spectacular Rogue River, taking you into Oregon's rugged wilderness for a chance to see bald eagles, cormorants, seals and blue heron. Continuing south to California's redwood country, travel through Redwood National Park, home to trees that can reach nearly 300 feet. See for yourself why the sun seldom hits the ground. Arrive in Eureka and embark on a delightful tour. Come to know this historic timber and fishing village and see Old Town with lovely Victorian architecture. Stay: Red Lion Eureka (B)
6

Eureka - San Francisco

Return to the majestic beauty and splendid grandeur of the Redwood Forest as you traverse the "Avenue of the Giants," a scenic highway loaded with towering redwoods. Next, drive over the legendary Golden Gate Bridge and arrive in "the City by the Bay," San Francisco. Tonight, gather for dinner on the city's colorful Pier 39 with exceptional views of San Francisco Bay and the Bay Bridge. Stay: San Francisco Marriott Marquis (2 Nights) (B/D)
7

Choice of San Francisco Bay Cruise or City Tour of San Francisco

The choice is yours! Take a narrated cruise on San Francisco Bay and learn about its landmarks including Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Or, join a local guide to hear stories of the city's past and present as you drive past its famous landmarks including Fisherman's Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge. The remainder of your day is at leisure to explore San Francisco independently. For a true local experience, ride the famed cable cars up and down San Francisco's thrilling hills. (B)
8

San Francisco - Tour Ends

Your tour comes to a close today, but the memories will stay with you forever.

Trip Inclusions

Exclusive to Collette

  • Visit lively Pike Place Market, Seattle's famous fish and vegetable market.
  • Venture to Mount St. Helens Visitor Center to learn about its eruptions.
  • Learn about the hydropower created at Columbia River Gorge's Bonneville Dam.

What's Included:

  • A professionally planned itinerary
  • Strategically located hotels (4 stars and above)
  • The services of a professional tour manager
  • Expert local guides who provide insider knowledge
  • Attraction & museum entrance fees with preferential access
  • Unparalleled sightseeing
  • Enriching cultural experiences
  • Breakfast every day and over 50% of dinners
  • Comfortable on-tour transportation
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Wi-Fi available on tour

Activity Level

  • This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets.

Flight Information

  • Arriving Flight: The closest arrival airport is Seattle Tacoma Intl Airport (SEA) Airport, please make sure your flights arrive before 12:00am
  • Departing Flight: The closest departure airport is San Francisco Intl Airport (SFO) Airport, please do not book flights departing earlier than 12:00am on the last day

Trip Notes

  • Airport transfers at your arrival and departure destination are not included in the price of the tour.
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.

Roundtrip Home to Airport Chauffeur Drive Service

  • Chauffeur service is included for all air-inclusive tour bookings. This personalised service is included within a 40km radius from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Cairns and Hobart airport gateways. Service is available between 41-70 kms for a small fee.

 

Trip Inclusions

Exclusive to Collette

  • Visit lively Pike Place Market, Seattle's famous fish and vegetable market.
  • Venture to Mount St. Helens Visitor Center to learn about its eruptions.
  • Learn about the hydropower created at Columbia River Gorge's Bonneville Dam.

What's Included:

  • A professionally planned itinerary
  • Strategically located hotels (4 stars and above)
  • The services of a professional tour manager
  • Expert local guides who provide insider knowledge
  • Attraction & museum entrance fees with preferential access
  • Unparalleled sightseeing
  • Enriching cultural experiences
  • Breakfast every day and over 50% of dinners
  • Comfortable on-tour transportation
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Wi-Fi available on tour

Activity Level

  • This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets.

Flight Information

  • Arriving Flight: The closest arrival airport is Seattle Tacoma Intl Airport (SEA) Airport, Please make sure your flights arrive before 12:00am
  • Departing Flight: The closest departure airport is () Airport, Please do not book flights departing earlier than 10:00am on the last day

Roundtrip Home to Airport Chauffeur Drive Service

  • Chauffeur service is included for all air-inclusive tour bookings. This personalised service is included within a 40km radius from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Cairns and Hobart airport gateways. Service is available between 41-70 kms for a small fee.

Trip Notes

  • Airport transfers at your arrival and departure destination are not included in the price of the tour.
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.

Optional Activities

The optional activities below can be pre-booked & included in your trip quote.

The Art of Portland

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Muir Woods

Location: San Francisco, CA. Cost: $80.
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Operator Details

Collette Reviews: (9)
Tours on Sale: 141
Accommodation: 4 Star
Average Age: 45-60+ years
Types: Coach Tours, Short Breaks & Small Group Explorations
Max Group Size(s): 49 & 24
Budget: Premium
Destinations: Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, South & Central America, UK & USA

Reviews (1)

Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Pacific Northwest & California with Collette.
VIC, Australia
Aug 2016
1 Trip
“Pacific Northwest & California”
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The guide and the driver both ensured a smooth tour and our needs were met. Collette is only new in Australia and we had not heard from them before but a number of other guests spoke very highly of the company which was reassuring. Probably the most enjoyable part of the tour was the whales we spotted along the coast which we watched for sometime. The tour manager Abby was a local and was very passionate about her home state and had a lot of interesting information and printouts which she shared with the group.
2017-18 SEASON
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2018-19 SEASON
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