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Adventures in the Wild Northwest

11 Days 1 Country 6 Cities

This adventure packed family favourite takes in the cities, beaches and national parks along the West Coast of the USA.

"The best holiday we have ever taken"

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11 Days, 1 Country, 6 Cities

Adventures in the Wild Northwest

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San Francisco, USA

Ends

Seattle, USA

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About this trip

Explore the independent, bohemian spirit of America's Pacific Northwest, past towering Redwoods, rainforests dripping with moss and panoramic mountains, vineyard and valley landscapes. Grab a cup of Seattle blend, take a dune buggy ride through shifting windswept dunes and sip fruity Pinot along the way.


Trip type: Country Explorer i

Trip code: DPNA

10 Nights

accommodation

15 Meals
  • 10 full breakfasts

  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)

  • 4 dinners

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

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Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

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    • City tour in Portland, Seattle

    • Cruise along Puget Sound via ferry

    • Scenic drive along the Avenue of the Giants, the historic Columbia River Highway

    • See the famous lighthouse in Heceta Head, the Spruce Goose, Hoh Rainforest

    • Visit Golden Gate Bridge, Eureka, Redwood National Park, Olympic National Park, Vista House, Multnomah Falls, Mount St. Helens Visitor Center


What's Included

Dining

    • 10 full breakfasts

    • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)

    • 4 dinners


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Travel Highlights

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    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • All porterage and local charges included

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

    • VIP entry to many sights


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


Adventures in the Wild Northwest

Your Itinerary

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Day 1

Arrive San Francisco

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Day 2

San Francisco – Humboldt Redwood State Park – Eureka

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Day 3

Eureka – Redwood National Park – Coos Bay

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Day 4

Coos Bay – Oregon Dunes – Newport (2 Nights)

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Newport Sightseeing

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Newport – Willamette Valley – Portland (2 Nights)

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Portland Sightseeing

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Day 8

Portland – Mount St. Helens – Olympic National Park

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Olympic National Park – Seattle (2 Nights)

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Seattle Sightseeing

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Depart Seattle

Day 1

Arrive San Francisco Day 1 - Arrive San Francisco

Welcome to San Francisco. Check in at your hotel, within walking distance to Union Square and Chinatown. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

Hotel

Fairmont San Francisco Authentic Accommodation

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Hotel

Fairmont San Francisco Authentic Accommodation

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

San Francisco – Humboldt Redwood State Park – Eureka Day 2 - San Francisco – Humboldt Redwood State Park – Eureka

What better way to get a taste of San Francisco than by crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the world's most recognisable landmarks. If you are up for a walk, join your Travel Director for a stroll across this impressive feat of engineering. Learn all about the bridge and why it's not painted gold despite its name. Drive along the stunning Avenue of the Giants before arriving at Humboldt Redwoods State Park filled with some of the tallest trees you have ever seen before arriving in Eureka.

Hotel

Red Lion Eureka

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Red Lion Eureka

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 2

Day 3

Eureka – Redwood National Park – Coos Bay Day 3 - Eureka – Redwood National Park – Coos Bay

This morning, view one of the most written about and photographed Victorian houses in California, the Carson Mansion. Visit Northern California's Redwood National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with trees more than 1,000 years old and over 300 feet (90 metres) tall. Arrive in Coos Bay and enjoy the evening at leisure.

Hotel

Red Lion Coos Bay

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Hotel

Red Lion Coos Bay

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 3

Day 4

Coos Bay – Oregon Dunes – Newport (2 Nights) Day 4 - Coos Bay – Oregon Dunes – Newport (2 Nights)

Gear up for the trip to Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, a natural wonder of endless shifting sand, unique tree islands and lots of interesting creatures. Hop in a dune buggy for an exhilarating ride up and down these expansive tracts of sand. Pass Heceta Head overlook and see a beautiful 19th century lighthouse that casts its beam out to sea, before checking into your spectacular oceanfront rooms.

Hotel

Hallmark Resort Newport

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Hallmark Resort Newport

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 4

Day 5

Newport Sightseeing Day 5 - Newport Sightseeing

After a leisurely breakfast, board a nature cruise to keep an eye out for sea life and marine birds as the onboard naturalist, your Local Specialist, tells you all about your surroundings. With your free time this evening, perhaps explore Newport's historic waterfront.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 5

Day 6

Newport – Willamette Valley – Portland (2 Nights) Day 6 - Newport – Willamette Valley – Portland (2 Nights)

Tour the Evergreen Aviation Museum, where you will see the Spruce Goose and celebrate the lives of innovators, pilots and veterans who courageously pioneered flight. Enjoy a Be My Guest lunch in Willamette Valley where the innkeepers host a tour and tasting of their winery followed by a gourmet lunch including locally produced Pinot Noir. Continue on to Portland where your evening is free.

Hotel

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Hotel

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Day 6

Day 7

Portland Sightseeing Day 7 - Portland Sightseeing

Today you'll discover some of Oregon's most beautiful scenery along the historic Columbia River Highway. Stop at Crown Point and the Vista House for panoramic views of the river from 733 feet (223 metres) above. Vista House's octagonal building and copper dome is home to an interpretive display of historic and geologic points of interest in the gorge. Then it's onward to Multnomah Falls, the second highest year-round waterfall in the United States, and Oregon's tallest. Lunch is on your own in Hood River, consistently named one of the best small towns in the United States. Perhaps enjoy a local speciality of salmon with chips at a local brewery and sip one of the many craft beers Oregon is known for or visit Timberline Lodge with great views of Mt. Hood before enjoying a free evening in Portland.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 7

Day 8

Portland – Mount St. Helens – Olympic National Park Day 8 - Portland – Mount St. Helens – Olympic National Park

Visit the award-winning Mount St. Helens Visitor Center, dedicated to the active Ring-of-Fire volcano that erupted in 1980. Learn about the legendary blast, an eruption so colossal that it spewed ash into 11 states, as you watch a reenactment of the event and experience interactive exhibits such as a step-in volcano model and working seismograph. Venture west to the rugged coast of Olympic National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve, containing three distinct ecosystems. Then meet Harvest Moon, a Local Specialist, who shares with you the tribal legends and stories of the Quinault people who have long called the Pacific Northwest home.

Hotel

Quinault Lodge Authentic Accommodation

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Quinault Lodge Authentic Accommodation

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 8

Day 9

Olympic National Park – Seattle (2 Nights) Day 9 - Olympic National Park – Seattle (2 Nights)

Enter the beautiful Hoh Rainforest, one of the world's few (as well as the largest) temperate rainforests and trek to the eerie "Hall of Mosses" with trees and branches dripping with moss. Then make a stop at dazzling Lake Crescent before leaving Olympic National Park. Sensational views of the Seattle's skyline unfold before you as you make your way by ferry across Puget Sound into the Emerald City and enjoy the evening to explore.

Hotel

Sheraton Seattle

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Hotel

Sheraton Seattle

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 9

Day 10

Seattle Sightseeing Day 10 - Seattle Sightseeing

This morning, your choice of sightseeing gives you a chance to visit the Chihuly Garden and Glass Art Museum to see colourful and world renowned glass sculptures, or make the trip to the top of the Space Needle, the iconic landmark of the great Pacific Northwest. Afterward, stop at the historic Pike Place Market, the nation's oldest farmer's market, where the fish fly low-from one fishmonger's hands to the next. After some free time, join your newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Day 10

Day 11

Depart Seattle Day 11 - Depart Seattle

It's time to bid farewell to your fellow adventurers and take your transfer to Seattle International Airport or perhaps extend your stay.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 11

Available Departures

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The Trafalgar Difference

  • Authentic Accommodation
    Stay at the Fairmont San Francisco atop Nob Hill and at the rustic Quinault Lodge in Olympic National Park
    Fairmont San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA Opened in 1907, this Authentic Accommodation is well known for its impeccable service and centrally located at the top of Nob Hill. Take a stroll or stop for a tropical drink in their historic tiki bar, Tonga Room and Hurricane Bar, opened in 1945 for a truly memorable experience. Quinault Lodge, Olympic National Park, Washington, USA A grand and rustic lodge built in 1926 welcoming guests with warmth, hospitality and comfort is Quinault Lodge, an Authentic Accommodation. Located in the heart of Olympic National Park, this property is blissfully disconnected from the modern world.

  • Be My Guest
    Visit a winery in Oregon's Willamette Valley for a gourmet lunch and wine tasting

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

  • Local Specialists
    Embark on a nature cruise in Newport and learn about the Quinault people in Olympic National Park

Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

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    • City tour in Portland, Seattle

    • Cruise along Puget Sound via ferry

    • Scenic drive along the Avenue of the Giants, the historic Columbia River Highway

    • See the famous lighthouse in Heceta Head, the Spruce Goose, Hoh Rainforest

    • Visit Golden Gate Bridge, Eureka, Redwood National Park, Olympic National Park, Vista House, Multnomah Falls, Mount St. Helens Visitor Center


What's Included

Dining

    • 10 full breakfasts

    • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)

    • 4 dinners


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What's Included

Travel Highlights

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    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • All porterage and local charges included

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

    • VIP entry to many sights


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


Why Trafalgar?

The Trafalgar Experience

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Enjoy

Enjoy the wonder of travel, crisscrossing the globe through the seasons. On effortless adventures in breathtaking new horizons, forge lifelong friendships and memories. Our lovingly crafted itineraries are a fascinating mosaic of cultures, flavours, festivals and local stories. We’re with you all the way, guiding you and ensuring you experience the real thing: the sheer love of travel, entirely hassle-free.


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Meet

Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


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Taste

Travelling with your tastebuds, treating them to new flavours, spices and textures along the way. From the very first breakfast to the last nightcap, travelling through Europe indulges your palate, with every meal an opportunity to discover regional fare. Savour each new flavour, try the local tipple and take home fresh culinary inspiration. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you.


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Unwind

Once you've packed your suitcase, we take care of the rest, removing all your concerns so that you can be secure in the knowledge that an award-winning global company with an impeccable reputation has taken care of every little detail. We arrange everything you'll need along your journey - meals, accommodation and travel logistics, because we are with you all the way. Travel the world with peace of mind, knowing you’re in the hands of Trafalgar.


Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 77 Reviews

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    Service rating : Very good trip. Have and will again recommend Trafalgar trips to family and friends.Product : Attention to details and very iinformative.

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    Service rating : A well organised tour with experienced driver and guide.Product : A well managed and timely tour, with variety of options given to explore the NorthWest

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    Service rating : First class accommodations and site choices. Well organized. And we just loved our tour guide, Lexi!Product : For the time you have allocated the chosen sites were the best things to see.

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    Service rating : Luxury travel. It was a deluxe trip and well organised.Product : Couldn't have been better.

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    Service rating : The tour ran with ease. No hassles, no delays and great service. Staff at the hotels were accommodating and friendly. Our tour guide Jason and bus driver Ray were excellent.Product : The itinerary was great however some places we visited deserved more than 45 minutes and others

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