DAY 1 / WED
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
Time to explore San Francisco before transferring independently to the airport for your return flight.