Duration 9 days
The ultimate adventure through the Pacific Northwest and California, this trip is the perfect mix of pretty cities, epic landscapes and foodie highlights so you experience the greatest in coastal cool from San Francisco to Seattle.
The steep hills and ocean views of San Francisco welcome you on your journey. On arrival, you’ll transfer to your hotel to settle in and meet with your Travel Director and fellow travellers to run through the itinerary that will whisk you around California, Oregon and Washington over the next eight days.
Hotel: Hotel Union Square
San Francisco Sightseeing
The City by the Bay is all yours today, so choose how you want to adventure after an orientation sightseeing tour to understand the city’s different neighbourhoods. If you’re after iconic views, why not join our Optional Experience taking you across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge towards the artistic seaside city of Sausalito. You’ll cruise through its quaint streets, passing art galleries, artisan shops and sidewalk cafés, before heading back to San Francisco. Once there, you’ll stop by the Ferry Building to for a San Fran must-do, sampling fresh seafood plucked straight from the ocean and other local eats at its artisan food vendors and food hall. If you’re planning to explore on your own, you’ll have no shortage of sights to experience today. Wander down to the city’s famous pier to watch people and boats come and go or hit the shops for some treasures.
San Francisco – Eureka
We’ll kick-off the day in Sonoma Wine Country’s charming Healdsburg, where you’ll be tempted to join in on an optional tasting room experience to sample the wine that makes Sonoma a “must-taste” destination. Next, travel along the 31-mile Avenue of the Giants in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, giving you time to enjoy views of the more than 50,000 acres of redwood groves. Later, we’ll arrive in Eureka.
Hotel: Red Lion Hotel Eureka
Eureka – Coos Bay
This morning in Eureka, you’ll discover elaborate Victorian homes, a relic from the prosperous lumber industry, so take a moment to wander through the historic Old Town to sample oysters pulled from the perfect habitat in Humboldt Bay. On the coach, we’ll cruise to Redwood National and State Parks – trees older than 1,000 years will amaze. You’ll feel dwarfed by the tallest trees on earth as you make a loop on the Big Tree Wayside Walk located in the Prairie Creek State Park, where trees five stories taller than the Statue of Liberty will surround you. Toss your head back to try and look all the way to the top. Natural wonders and adventures lie ahead as you make your way north to Oregon, and if you’ve been wishing for a chance to get on the water, now’s the time. Choose to join an optional jet boat ride along the Rogue River in a boat specially designed to zip you up and down the water, where you’ll be able to enjoy the lush scenery and towering pines while your guide expertly navigates the curving river. If a slower pace is more your morning speed, spend time walking among the massive piles of driftwood and admiring the living starfish, sea urchins and hermit crabs that live in the tide pools of the Gold Beach. With an evening to yourself in Coos Bay, park up and people watch at the many bistros on the Bay or spend a relaxing night in your hotel before tomorrow’s outdoor experiences that await.
Hotel: Red Lion Coos Bay
Coos Bay – Newport
If you’re in the mood to explore the city, you could discover the community’s maritime traditions at the Coos History Museum. For those craving more of the outdoors, head to Mingus Park to get your fill of greenery and Japanese-inspired architecture among the serene paths and ponds of Choshi Gardens. Trade your luxury coach for an off-road dune buggy at Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and hit the sand to explore miles of the largest expanse of coastal sand dunes in North America. As you roll up and down the dunes, you’ll take in expansive scenes and get an adrenaline rush that will propel you through the day. Depart Portland for the laid-back coastal city of Newport.
Hotel: The Whaler
Newport – Portland
Newport’s laid-back charm will quickly capture your heart and get you excited for the coastal adventures ahead. We’ll pay a visit to the Oregon Coast Aquarium to learn about the sea life that makes this region so rich in natural delights. The engaging exhibits are designed to connect you to the coast and inspire ocean conservation, and you’ll discover a delicate balance between the coast’s rocky shores, oceanic waters and marine animals. Consider a stroll to the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse to see the only historic wooden lighthouse still standing in Oregon or head to Nye Beach to explore on your own. Perhaps opt for a Marine Discovery Tour. Our next stop Portland, awaits. Dropping by Mount St. Helens Visitor Center, you’ll have the chance to discover the history behind its namesake volcano’s 1980 eruption while catching gorgeous views of the Cascade Range. We’ll arrive to Portland in time for an orientation tour of the city sights, fast becoming one of America’s gastronomic hotspots, before the evening is yours to explore your way.
Hotel: Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland
With a full day in Portland, be sure to make the most of it. You’ll kick-start the day with a group breakfast that highlights the city’s regional specialities- the perfect fuel for exploring on your own or joining one of many incredible optional excursions. If you’re in the mood for grand vistas and thundering waterfalls, you’ll be sure to sign up for an all-day adventure through the Columbia River Gorge and Hood River that tops off with sampling local specialities along the Hood River Fruit Loop. For serious wine and beer lovers, why not take the chance to sip world famous Pinot Noir in one of the 600 wineries that make up the Willamette Valley on another tasty optional, before journeying back to Portland – home of the more breweries than any city in the world – to sample some of the city’s top craft brews. Or if indulging in local eats sounds like your idea of a perfect day, put on comfortable shoes and opt for a walking tour to taste Portland’s incredibly creative (and sometimes quirky) cuisine. After a day full of surely unforgettable moments, this evening is also yours to enjoy Portland, your way.
Meal: Iconic Breakfast
Portland – Seattle
Rise and shine, Seattle awaits! Travel to Washington before getting to know the city on a sightseeing tour with your Travel Director, where you’ll spot the Space Needle and plenty of other famed sights. Then, head to the waterfront for your visit to Pike Place Market, the city’s original farmers’ market. It’s prime location and bustling energy is a sensory experience full of sights and sounds unlike anything you’ve experienced – especially the fishmongers’ signature tossing moves. Your Travel Director will regale you with some of the market’s history before there’s time to browse the stalls filled with gleaming fish, artisan crafts and fresh produce. We hope you’re hungry, ‘cos there’s no better place to tuck into the freshest Dungeness crab and clam chowder in the city.
Hotel: The Maxwell Hotel
You’ll absolutely want a window seat for seeing the rocky inlets of Puget Sound and the rising peak of Mount Rainier as you touch down in Seattle. A contrast of beautiful coastal scenery and big city bustle, Seattle has a high-tech yet friendly charm. On arrival, you’ll transfer to your hotel to settle in. We waste no time starting the trip right, meeting with your Travel Director and soon to be new friends to run through the incredible itinerary that will whisk you around Washington, Oregon and California over the next eight days.
(price per person)
|Sat 07 May 2022||Sun 15 May 2022||£1,225|
|Sat 04 Jun 2022||Sun 12 Jun 2022||£1,375|
|Sat 16 Jul 2022||Sun 24 Jul 2022||£1,350|
|Sat 20 Aug 2022||Sun 28 Aug 2022||£1,350|
|Sat 10 Sep 2022||Sun 18 Sep 2022||£1,375|
|Sat 13 May 2023||Sun 21 May 2023||£1,495|
|Sat 03 Jun 2023||Sun 11 Jun 2023||£1,650|
|Sat 15 Jul 2023||Sun 23 Jul 2023||£1,625|
|Sat 19 Aug 2023||Sun 27 Aug 2023||£1,625|
|Sat 16 Sep 2023||Sun 24 Sep 2023||£1,650|
0207 620 8952
Come in and see us: 79 York Road, London, SE1 7NJ
Alternative itineraries and tailor-made trips available.
All prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All information is correct at time of going live, however are subject to change – please confirm all details at time of booking.
All fares are per guest in GBP based on double occupancy unless otherwise noted.
Prices are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice.
Special offers are subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time.