Adventures in the Wild Northwest

Adventures in the Wild Northwest
  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • What's Included
  • Reviews
  • Dates
  • Trafalgar

Explore the independent, bohemian spirit of America's Pacific Northwest, past towering Redwoods, rainforests dripping with moss and panoramic mountains, vineyard and valley landscapes. Grab a cup of Seattle blend, take a dune buggy ride through shifting windswept dunes and sip fruity Pinot along the way.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Portland, Seattle
  • Cruise along Puget Sound via ferry
  • Scenic drive along the Avenue of the Giants, the historic Columbia River Highway
  • See the famous lighthouse in Heceta Head, the Spruce Goose, Hoh Rainforest
  • Visit Golden Gate Bridge, Eureka, Redwood National Park, Olympic National Park, Vista House, Multnomah Falls, Mount St. Helens Visitor Center
  • Oregon
  • Union Square
  • Humboldt Redwoods State Park
  • North America
  • USA
  • San Francisco
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Eureka (CA)
  • Carson Mansion
  • Redwood National and State Parks
  • Coos Bay
  • Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
  • Heceta Head
  • Newport (OR)
  • Evergreen Aviation Space Museum
  • Willamette Valley
  • Historic Columbia River Highway
  • Chanticleer Point
  • Vista House
  • Multnomah Falls
  • Mount St Helens Visitor Center
  • Hoh Rainforest
  • Olympic National Park
  • Space Needle
  • Pike Place Market
  • Seattle
Tour Types
  • Country Explorer
  • Active
  • Walking
  • Wildlife
  • Cultural
Day 1 Arrive San Francisco
Welcome to San Francisco. Check in at your hotel, within walking distance to Union Square and Chinatown. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.Welcome Reception
Meals: Welcome Reception
Locations: San Francisco

Day 2 San Francisco – Humboldt Redwood State Park – Eureka
What better way to get a taste of San Francisco than by crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the world's most recognisable landmarks. If you are up for a walk, join your Travel Director for a stroll across this impressive feat of engineering. Learn all about the bridge and why it's not painted gold despite its name. Drive along the stunning Avenue of the Giants before arriving at Humboldt Redwoods State Park filled with some of the tallest trees you have ever seen before arriving in Eureka.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Meals: Full Breakfast, Dinner
Locations: Golden Gate Bridge, Eureka (CA)

Day 3 Eureka – Redwood National Park – Coos Bay
This morning, view one of the most written about and photographed Victorian houses in California, the Carson Mansion. Visit Northern California's Redwood National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with trees more than 1,000 years old and over 300 feet (90 metres) tall. Arrive in Coos Bay and enjoy the evening at leisure.Full Breakfast
Meals: Full Breakfast
Locations: Carson Mansion, Redwood National and State Parks, Coos Bay

Day 4 Coos Bay – Oregon Dunes – Newport (2 Nights)
Gear up for the trip to Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, a natural wonder of endless shifting sand, unique tree islands and lots of interesting creatures. Hop in a dune buggy for an exhilarating ride up and down these expansive tracts of sand. Pass Heceta Head overlook and see a beautiful 19th century lighthouse that casts its beam out to sea, before checking into your spectacular oceanfront rooms.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Meals: Full Breakfast, Dinner
Locations: Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Heceta Head

Day 5 Newport Sightseeing
After a leisurely breakfast, board a nature cruise to keep an eye out for sea life and marine birds as the onboard naturalist, your Local Specialist, tells you all about your surroundings. With your free time this evening, perhaps explore Newport's historic waterfront.Full Breakfast
Meals: Full Breakfast
Locations: Newport (OR)

Day 6 Newport – Willamette Valley – Portland (2 Nights)
Tour the Evergreen Aviation Museum, where you will see the Spruce Goose and celebrate the lives of innovators, pilots and veterans who courageously pioneered flight. Enjoy a Be My Guest lunch in Willamette Valley where the innkeepers host a tour and tasting of their winery followed by a gourmet lunch including locally produced Pinot Noir. Continue on to Portland where your evening is free. Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Meals: Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Locations: Evergreen Aviation Space Museum, Willamette Valley

Day 7 Portland Sightseeing
Today you'll discover some of Oregon's most beautiful scenery along the historic Columbia River Highway. Stop at Crown Point and the Vista House for panoramic views of the river from 733 feet (223 metres) above. Vista House's octagonal building and copper dome is home to an interpretive display of historic and geologic points of interest in the gorge. Then it's onward to Multnomah Falls, the second highest year-round waterfall in the United States, and Oregon's tallest. Lunch is on your own in Hood River, consistently named one of the best small towns in the United States. Perhaps enjoy a local speciality of salmon with chips at a local brewery and sip one of the many craft beers Oregon is known for or visit Timberline Lodge with great views of Mt. Hood before enjoying a free evening in Portland.Full Breakfast
Meals: Full Breakfast
Locations: Historic Columbia River Highway, Chanticleer Point, Vista House, Multnomah Falls

Day 8 Portland – Mount St. Helens – Olympic National Park
Visit the award-winning Mount St. Helens Visitor Center, dedicated to the active Ring-of-Fire volcano that erupted in 1980. Learn about the legendary blast, an eruption so colossal that it spewed ash into 11 states, as you watch a reenactment of the event and experience interactive exhibits such as a step-in volcano model and working seismograph. Venture west to the rugged coast of Olympic National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve, containing three distinct ecosystems. Then meet Harvest Moon, a Local Specialist, who shares with you the tribal legends and stories of the Quinault people who have long called the Pacific Northwest home.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Meals: Full Breakfast, Dinner
Locations: Mount St Helens Visitor Center

Day 9 Olympic National Park – Seattle (2 Nights)
Enter the beautiful Hoh Rainforest, one of the world's few (as well as the largest) temperate rainforests and trek to the eerie "Hall of Mosses" with trees and branches dripping with moss. Then make a stop at dazzling Lake Crescent before leaving Olympic National Park. Sensational views of the Seattle's skyline unfold before you as you make your way by ferry across Puget Sound into the Emerald City and enjoy the evening to explore.Full Breakfast
Meals: Full Breakfast
Locations: Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park

Day 10 Seattle Sightseeing
This morning, your choice of sightseeing gives you a chance to visit the Chihuly Garden and Glass Art Museum to see colourful and world renowned glass sculptures, or make the trip to the top of the Space Needle, the iconic landmark of the great Pacific Northwest. Afterward, stop at the historic Pike Place Market, the nation's oldest farmer's market, where the fish fly low-from one fishmonger's hands to the next. After some free time, join your newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner. Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Meals: Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Locations: Space Needle, Pike Place Market

Day 11 Depart Seattle
It's time to bid farewell to your fellow adventurers and take your transfer to Seattle International Airport or perhaps extend your stay.Full Breakfast
Meals: Full Breakfast
Locations: Seattle

Dining Highlights

  • 10 full breakfasts
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)
  • 4 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

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