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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.