Pacific Coast Explorer

Discover the best of the Canadian and American cities along the Pacific on an adventure through its dynamic natural beauty and stunning city sights!
Discover the best of the Canadian and American cities along the Pacific on an adventure through its dynamic natural beauty and stunning city sights. Enjoy the highlights of cosmopolitan cities of Seattle and Vancouver, explore the acclaimed wine regions of California. Explore the majestic Mt. Rainier National Park and the Mt. St. Helens volcano. Visit the idyllic cities of Portland and San Francisco in this enchanting experience
9 Days from $3185/person CAD
Food & Wine
Guided
Off The Beaten Path

Primary Location

Pacific Coast, United States & Canada

Departures

Wednesday Departures from June 3 to September 23, 2020

Included:

  • 8-nights accommodation in premium hotels with a private bath and/or shower
  • Services of a professional multilingual Tour Manager throughout
  • Welcome Reception where you will meet your fellow travellers
  • 2 complimentary breakfasts
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees as specified per the itinerary
  • Transportation by a comfortable air-conditioned motor coach equipped with Wi-Fi throughout
  • Hotel, state and local taxes, service charges, and porterage service (limit one piece of checked luggage per person)
  • Information kit

Not Included:

  • Airfare unless specified in the tour itinerary
  • Meals are not included in order to allow for more flexibility
  • Laundry, telephone, optional excursions and other items of a personal nature
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • Airport Transfers
  • Everything that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

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  • All prices are per person
  • Hotel services in the United States and Canada customarily do not include breakfast. If you do not wish to have breakfast at the hotel restaurant (where available), you may frequently find coffee shops and restaurants close by which serve good and inexpensive breakfasts. Some hotels do offer a continental breakfast. Usually, this continental breakfast is basic and contains coffee and pastries. Variations between the different hotels may result in the following also being available, cereal, cheese, fruit, etc.
  • Each passenger travelling on an escorted tour is allowed one piece of checked baggage per person due to space limitations. Additional luggage will be charged at $7.00 per person per day.
  • Due to the nature of this holiday, bags are handled many times, so a durable, reasonably sturdy and clearly labelled bag is required. The Tour Manager will issue you a special luggage tag which should remain on your customer’s bag at all times to help ensure the bag is delivered to, and retrieved from, the hotel room at each destination.
  • All coaches are equipped with air-conditioning and an onboard lavatory. Additionally, coaches may have the following onboard amenities: wi-fi, footrests, luggage nets, movable seats, individually adjustable air conditioning, etc.
  • Complimentary breakfast offered by a hotel may be discontinued at any time with or without notice.

Optional Extras:

  • Take a day excursion to the experience the European sensibility of Vancouver Island and its beautifully manicured Butchart Gardens
  • Enjoy a cruise around the pristine shores of Seattle during the 1-hour harbour cruise and see the beauty and history the city has to offer
  • Visit the Space Needle, Seattle’s Iconic Landmark
  • Ride the world-famous Giant Dune Buggy at the Oregon Sand Dunes
  • Cruise the San Francisco Bay and admire America’s favourite city (weather permitting)
  • Fly a seaplane and discover the Bay of San Francisco including the Golden Gate Bridge from above (weather permitting)

Itinerary

DAY 1: VANCOUVER ARRIVAL

Arrive in Vancouver and transfer independently to your hotel where you will meet with your Tour Manager in the evening.

DAY 2: VANCOUVER & VANCOUVER ISLAND (OPTIONAL)

A full day at leisure provides ample time to take in Vancouver’s sights and attractions or to take a ferry across the island-dotted Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island. The capital city of British Columbia, Victoria is a unique blend of old-world charm and new world experiences. Combined with the beauty of the Pacific Ocean and rain-forests set against a backdrop of the Olympic Mountains, a visit to Victoria makes for the perfect day trip.

DAY 3: VANCOUVER > SEATTLE

Today’s journey takes you across the Canada/U.S. border to the jewel of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle. Set on the waterfront and framed by snowcapped mountains, Seattle is a sophisticated city that offers visitors a real sampling of Northwest life. The Downtown Seattle Waterfront is a great place to take in the views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains, and no visit would be complete without strolling through the grounds at the Seattle Center and checking out the spectacular view from the Space Needle’s 520-foot high observation deck.

DAY 4: SEATTLE > MT. RAINIER > MT. ST. HELENS > PORTLAND

Depart this morning for Portland, Oregon’s largest city and one of the world’s best walking cities. On route, visit Mount Rainier National Park and Mount St. Helens, both active volcanoes and part of the Northwest “ring of fire”. Ascending to 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S. and just south of Mount Rainier is Mount St Helens, the youngest and most active volcano in the contiguous U.S.

DAY 5: PORTLAND > NEWPORT > OREGON DUNES > COOS BAY

Today, enjoy a scenic drive along Oregon’s coastline where spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and the surrounding forest await. Travel south through Newport and the heart of the central coast to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Extending for over 40 miles, Oregon Dunes features wind-sculpted sand dunes that tower up to 500 feet above sea level. Further south is Coos Bay, the largest community on the coast.

DAY 6: COOS BAY > REDWOOD NATIONAL PARK > EUREKA

Continuing south, the rugged Oregon coastline offers stunning views, endless beaches, crashing waves and beautiful lighthouses; while California’s spectacular Redwood Coast offers sparkling beaches, cascading rivers, quiet countryside, historic communities and forest as old as dinosaurs. Nearly half of the remaining old growth redwoods can be found in Redwood National Park, including giants five stories taller than the Statue of Liberty. Located in the heart of this Redwood Empire, Eureka is one of California’s historic landmarks and an “open-air museum” of Victorian architecture.

DAY 7: EUREKA > SONOMA

We continue South en route to Northern California’s Wine Country. Home to perfect grape-growing conditions, dazzling displays of colour as the season's change and a Mediterranean climate, this region possesses some of the most famous wineries in the world.

DAY 8: SONOMA > SAN FRANCISCO

This morning, cross the Golden Gate Bridge, an engineering marvel and one of the most beloved bridges in the world, before arriving in San Francisco.

DAY 9: SAN FRANCISCO

Enjoy free time to explore San Francisco before transferring independently to the airport for your departure flight.