2017-18 SEASON
Apr 2017 - Apr 2018

8 Day Pacific Northwest & California

Collette Guided Tour starting in Seattle and finishing in San Francisco

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Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Collette's 8 Day Pacific Northwest & California. Explore the majestic Pacific Northwest and California on this eight day adventure, from the wilds of Mount St. Helens and the Columbia River Gorge to the sophistication of Portland...read more

Overview

Operator: Collette
Type: Coach Tour (Premium)
Style: Classic
Duration: 8 Days
From: Seattle to San Francisco
Tour Code: COL66
Visits: USA
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Day By Day

1

Seattle, Washington - Tour Begins

Your scenic tour through the Pacific Northwest and California opens with an overnight stay in one of America’s most picturesque cities, Seattle. Get to know your fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner. Stay: Renaissance Hotel (D)
2

Seattle - Olympia - Portland, Oregon

Embark on a sightseeing tour of the “Emerald City,” including the colorful restored waterfront area, historic Pioneer Square and lively Pike Place Market, a famous fish and vegetable market dotted with restaurants and shops. Departing Seattle, travel south through Olympia and stop at the Mount St. Helens Visitor Center. Learn about the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens as well as the history and geology of the state park. Continue to Portland, Oregon for a two-night stay in the “City of Roses.” Stay: DoubleTree by Hilton Lloyd Center (2 Nights) (B)
3

Portland - Cascade Mountains - Portland

Drive along the Mt. Hood route to the lush Columbia River Gorge. It's a day of sightseeing you will never forget. Mt. Hood dominates the horizon as you leave the valley and enter the slopes of the Cascade Mountains. Discover the awe-inspiring landscapes on a tour of the magnificent Columbia River Gorge and the Bonneville Dam, where you will learn about its fascinating hydropower and history. This evening, relax on Portland’s premier dining and sightseeing cruise. Enjoy a vibrant setting enhanced by dazzling city sights and city lights, festive cuisine and live performances. After dinner, you are in for a treat when you are invited into the wheelhouse to meet and chat with the Captain. Glide along the Willamette River and Lake Oswego for an unforgettable and delightful evening. (B/D)
4

Portland - Willamette Valley - Newport - North Bend

Your scenic journey takes you through what was the Promised Land for many pioneers during the days of the Oregon Trail. The Willamette Valley contains some of the most fertile agricultural soils of Oregon and nurtures vegetables, flowers, herbs, nuts and vineyards. Next, head to the coastal town of Newport for a brief stop before travelling along some of the country's most beautiful coastline and the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Stay: The Mill Casino (B/D)
5

North Bend-Bandon State Natural Area-Redwood Nat'l. Park, CA-Eureka

Begin your day with a drive to Bandon State Natural Area. You will be amazed by the scenery along the striking Beach Loop with sights such as Bandon Rocks and Face Rock, known to many from the American Indian legend. Stop in the picturesque coastal town of Gold Beach, known for amazing wildlife including bald eagles, cormorants, seals and blue heron. Continuing south, enter the redwood country of California. Travel through the famous Redwood National Park home to some of the world's tallest trees. Inside the park, get up close to these trees that rise to nearly 300 feet tall and see for yourself why the sun seldom hits the ground. Arriving in Eureka, enjoy a delightful tour through this historic timber and fishing village and witness the Victorian architecture of Old Town. Stay: Red Lion Eureka (B)
6

Eureka - San Francisco

Continue your journey through the majestic beauty and splendid grandeur of the Redwood Forest, including 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, gather for dinner on Pier 39 which offers exceptional views of San Francisco Bay and the Bay Bridge. Stay: San Francisco Marriott Marquis (2 Nights) (B/D)
7

Choice of San Francisco Bay Cruise or City Tour of San Francisco

After breakfast the choice is yours! You may choose to take an hour-long cruise on San Francisco Bay featuring an in-depth narration on its history and landmarks including Alcatraz* and the Golden Gate Bridge. Or, perhaps you would prefer joining a local guide for a sightseeing tour of the city...hear stories of the city’s past and present as you drive past its famous landmarks including Fisherman’s Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge and the view of the city from the Twin Peaks. The remainder of your day is at leisure to explore San Francisco independently. For a true local experience, ride the famed cable cars up and down San Francisco’s thrilling hills. (B)
8

San Francisco - Tour Ends

Your tour ends today, but the memories will stay with you forever.

Trip Inclusions

Exclusive to Collette

  • Visit lively Pike Place Market, Seattle's famous fish and vegetable market.
  • Venture to Mount St. Helens Visitor Center to learn about its eruptions.
  • Learn about the hydropower created at Columbia River Gorge's Bonneville Dam.

What's Included:

  • A professionally planned itinerary
  • Strategically located hotels (4 stars and above)
  • The services of a professional tour manager
  • Expert local guides who provide insider knowledge
  • Attraction & museum entrance fees with preferential access
  • All on-tour gratuities (excludes on-board cruise gratuities)
  • Unparalleled sightseeing
  • Enriching cultural experiences
  • Breakfast every day and over 50% of dinners
  • Comfortable on-tour transportation
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Attraction & museum entrance fees with preferential access
  • Wi-Fi available on tour

Activity Level

  • This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets.

Flight Information

  • Arriving Flight: The closest arrival airport is Seattle Tacoma Intl Airport (SEA) Airport, please make sure your flights arrive before 12:00am
  • Departing Flight: The closest departure airport is San Francisco Intl Airport (SFO) Airport, please do not book flights departing earlier than 12:00am on the last day

Trip Notes

  • Airport transfers at your arrival and departure destination are not included in the price of the tour.
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.

Roundtrip Home to Airport Chauffeur Drive Service

  • Chauffeur service is included for all air-inclusive tour bookings. This personalised service is included within a 40km radius from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Cairns and Hobart airport gateways. Service is available between 41-70 kms for a small fee.

 

Optional Activities

The optional activities below can be pre-booked & included in your trip quote.

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Muir Woods

Location: San Francisco, CA. Cost: $80.
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Operator Details

Region: USA
Style: Classic
Accommodation: 4+ Star
Location: Various
Guided: Tour Host & Local Guides
Transport: Luxury Coach
Age Range: Open (min 5 years)
Flights: Optional Inclusion
Airport Transfers: Available, Not Included
Gratuities: All Included in Price
Max Group Size: 44 (Avg. 36)
Free WiFi: Onboard
* Source: Collette for trips in USA. Some variances may occur on individual tours and information is provided as a guide only. Refer to Trip Inclusions section for more details.

Reviews (1)

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Trip Date: 30/08/2016

“Pacific Northwest & California”

The guide and the driver both ensured a smooth tour and our needs were met. Collette is only new in Australia and we had not heard from them before but a number of other guests spoke very highly of the company which was reassuring. Probably the most enjoyable part of the tour was the whales we spotted along the coast which we watched for sometime. The tour manager Abby was a local and was very passionate about her home state and had a lot of interesting information and printouts which she shared with the group.

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