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Itinerary

Day 1 | September 7 | Marshall, MN to Seattle, WA

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. Thompson Seattle * Dinner Included

Day 2 | September 8 | Seattle, Wa to Portland, OR

Explore Seattle’s picturesque waterfront area and historic Pioneer Square 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. Doubletree Hotel Lloyd Center * Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day 3 | September 9 | Portland, OR

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 of the magnificent Columbia River and Multnomah Falls, a 611-foot-tall roaring cascade. Later, enjoy some free time in Hood River, one of the prettiest cities in Oregon. Your evening is free to independently explore Portland, a cosmopolitan city with a small-town attitude. Doubletree Hotel Lloyd Center * Breakfast Included

Day 4 | September 10 | Portland, OR to North Bend, OR

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. Admire sweeping views from the Yaquina Head Lighthouse, a 93-foot tower buffeted by wind and rain since 1872. 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. The Mill Casino * Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day 5 | September 11 | North Bend, OR to Blue Lake, CA

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. Blue Lake Casino & Hotel * Breakfast Included

Day 6 | September 12 | Blue Lake, CA to San Francisco, CA

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, enjoy dinner on your own at one of the many restaurants in this eclectic city. The Park Central San Francisco * Breakfast Included

Day 7 | September 13 | San Francisco, CA

Today, 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, the Presidio, and the Golden Gate Bridge. You’ll also see the iconic neighborhoods of Chinatown, North Beach, and Haight Ashbury. Enjoy a farewell lunch on the city’s colorful Pier 39 with exceptional views of San Francisco Bay and the Bay Bridge. The remainder of your day is at leisure to explore San Francisco independently. The Park Central San Francisco * Breakfast & Lunch Included

Day 8 | September 14 | San Francisco, CA to Home

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

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Pricing Per Person

  • $ 2,899 – Double
  • $ 2,849 – Double
  • $ 3,849 – Single

Tour Price Includes: Roundtrip Transfers by Southwest Tour and Travel from Guaranteed Departure Points, Roundtrip Airport Transfers,  and Itinerary as Noted

Items Not Included in Tour Price: Roundtrip Airfare, Airport Baggage Fees, Travel Protection and Gratuities (Southwest Tour & Travel can arrange your airfare for you to make this a complete package for you)

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Departure Date

9/07/2020

Return Date

9/14/2020

Passport Required for This Tour

Tour Highlights

  • Pike Place Market
  • Mount St. Helens Visitor Center
  • Tour of Portland
  • Columbia River Gorge
  • Columbia River with Multnomah Falls
  • Hood River
  • Willamette Valley
  • Yaquina Head Lighthouse
  • Dunes National Recreation Area
  • Bandon State Natural Area
  • Cruise on Rogue River
  • Redwood National Park
  • Redwood Forest’s “Avenue of the Giants”
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Presidio
  • Tour of San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Pier 39
  • 6 Breakfasts / 1 Lunch / 3 Dinners

Hosted By: Collette Tours

Activity Level:

Moderate

Guests should be prepared to walk slightly longer distances, climb stairs and tolerate periods of standing, for example on city walks, sightseeing, or ship excursions. The daily pace and timing can fluctuate significantly between longer and shorter travel days, with additional activities possibly occurring in the early morning or evening.