Pacific Coast Explorer

Historical and Cultural, Scenery and Nature
From £1375 per person
May 2017 – Sep 2017

Tour Highlights Inclusions

Seattle City tour. Visit the Oregon Coast Line. Redwood National Park Guided Walk. California wine Country Tour and Tasting.

Optional Experiences

Victoria and Butchart Gardens by Seaplane. Fishermans Wharf Dinner and Bay Cruise. Space Needle dinner. Note: Admission fees not included.

Quick facts
Duration: 9 Days/8 Nights
Type: Escorted Coach Tour
Operator: American Tours International
Grade: 3 ½ Star
Start/Finish: Vancouver / San Francisco

Itinerary


DAY 1 / WED
Vancouver
Welcome to Vancouver, upon arrival at Vancouver International Airport, transfer independently to your hotel where you will meet your Tour Director.


DAY 2 / THU
Vancouver (Victoria Island optional)
A full day at leisure provides ample time to take in more of Vancouver’s sights & attractions, or to take a ferry across the island-dotted Strait of Georgia to Victoria Island. The capital city of British Columbia, Victoria is a unique blend of old world charm & new world experiences. Combined with the beauty of the Pacific Ocean & rainforests set against a backdrop of the Olympic Mountains, a visit to Victoria makes for the perfect day trip.


DAY 3 / FRI
Vancouver – Seattle
Today’s journey takes you back across the Canada/U.S. border to the jewel of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle. Set on the waterfront and framed by snow-capped mountains, Seattle is a sophisticated city that offers visitors a real sampling of Northwest life.


DAY 4 / SAT
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. En route, visit Mount Rainier National Park and Mount St. Helens, both active volcanoes and part of the Northwest’s “ring of fire.” Ascending to 14,410 feet above sea level and often shrouded in clouds, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S. and stands as an icon in the Washington landscape.


DAY 5 / SUN
Portland – Newport – Oregon Dunes – Coos Bay
Today, enjoy a scenic drive along Oregon’s coastline where spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean & the surrounding forests await. Travel south through Newport & the heart of the central coast to Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Oregon Dunes features sand dunes that tower up to 500 feet above sea level.


DAY 6 / MON
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 a forest as old as the 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.


DAY 7 / TUE
Eureka – Sonoma
Today, pass through the unbelievably picturesque Village of Mendocino, recently designated a Preserve America Community; where every structure speaks of history, en route to Northern California’s Wine Country. Home to perfect grape-growing conditions, dazzling displays of colour as the seasons change and a Mediterranean climate, this region possess some of the most famous wineries in the world.


DAY 8 / WED
Sonoma – San Francisco Departure
This morning, cross the Golden Gate Bridge, an engineering marvel and one of the most beloved bridges in the world, before arriving back in San Francisco where your tour comes to an end.


DAY 9 / THU
San Francisco
Time to explore San Francisco before transferring independently to the airport for your return flight.

Accommodation


DAY CITY HOTEL  
01-02 Vancouver Century Plaza Vancouver
03 Seattle Coast Bellevue Hotel
04 Portland Jupiter Hotel
05 Coos Bay Red Lion Coos Bay
06 Eureka Red Lion Eureka
07 Sonoma Dry Creek Inn
08 San Francisco Hotel Carlton

Hotels may be substituted with comparable standard hotels during high demand periods or for operational reasons.

Info & Extras


International Long-haul Flights; Special discounted fares available if booked as part of this package – ask our friendly team for a quote.

Pre & Post Tour Hotels available on request.

Operates & Prices


Departures:

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Saturday Departures

 
2017  
MAY 31*    
JUNE 21*    
JULY 12*    
AUG 9*, 30*    
SEPT 20*    

* Guaranteed to operate.

Starts: Vancouver Ends: San Francisco – 9 Days /18 Nights
From £1375.00 Twin Share

  • Lead prices per person based on a Double/Twin Room.
  • Single, Triple/Quad and Child Rates on request.
  • Pre and Post Tour Hotel Accommodation available on request.
  • Rates are subject to change at any time without notice.

Inclusions
  • Welcome kit and day-to-day itinerary with points of interest.
  • Passenger Assistance and Service Desk Hotline.
  • Motor coach with Tour Director/Escort.
  • Porterage for one piece of luggage, per person (from the first morning the coach departs).
  • Sightseeing and Excursions as specified in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation x8 Nights including sales tax as specified.
Exclusions
  • International Long-haul Flights; Special discounted fares available if booked as part of this package – ask our friendly team for a quote.
  • Items of a personal nature i.e. telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc.
  • Use of hotel rooms before / after normal check in / out times.
  • Admissions &/or optional experiences unless mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transfer from the airport to the hotel upon arrival.
  • Tips for Escorts and Drivers.
  • Compulsory Daily Resort Fee if applicable payable locally will be advised at time of booking.

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