Adventures in the Wild Northwest

11 Days 1 Country 7 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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About this trip

From San Francisco to Seattle via Eureka, Portland and Olympic National Park: the bohemian cities and natural beauty of three states are revealed on this in-depth journey into the wild northwest.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like... sampling local, fruity Pinot wines in the up-and-coming region of the Willamette Valley. Spend an illustrious afternoon dining with your hosts at their historical, 13 acre farm, sipping a delicious wine created from grapes grown just steps away.


Trip type: Country Explorer i

Trip code: DPNA

10 Nights

accommodation

15 Meals
  • 10 full breakfasts.

  • 4 dinners.

  • 1 Be My Guest lunch.

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in San Francisco, Portland and Seattle

    • Cruise along Puget Sound via ferry

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

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

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


What's Included

Dining

    • 10 full breakfasts.

    • 4 dinners.

    • 1 Be My Guest lunch.


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • 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

    • 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

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Day 1

Arrive San Francisco

Day 2

San Francisco – Eureka

Day 3

Eureka – Redwood National Park – Coos Bay

Day 4

Coos Bay – Oregon Dunes – Newport (2 Nights)

Day 5

Newport Sightseeing and Free Time

Day 6

Newport – Willamette Valley – Portland (2 Nights)

Day 7

Portland Sightseeing and Free Time

Day 8

Portland – Mount St. Helens – Olympic National Park

Day 9

Olympic National Park – Seattle (2 Nights)

Day 10

Seattle Sightseeing and Free Time

Day 11

Depart Seattle

Day 1

Arrive San Francisco Day 1 - Arrive San Francisco

Welcome to San Francisco. After checking in at your hotel, dive into exploring on your own at nearby Pier 39, the famed marketplace filled with shops, attractions and street performers. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

Hotel

Hyatt Regency San Francisco

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Hotel

Hyatt Regency San Francisco

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

San Francisco – Eureka Day 2 - San Francisco – 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, grab your cameras and 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.

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. Then stop at 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

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Hallmark Resort

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 4

Day 5

Newport Sightseeing and Free Time Day 5 - Newport Sightseeing and Free Time

After a leisurely breakfast, join a sea life cruise where you'll want 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 afternoon, 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 and bed and breakfast followed by a gourmet meal with 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 and Free Time Day 7 - Portland Sightseeing and Free Time

Today you'll discover some of Oregon's most beautiful scenery along the historic Columbia River Highway. Stop at Chanticleer 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. Visit Timberline Lodge with great views of Mt. Hood before enjoying a free evening in Portland.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Portland Walking Tour With Dinner At Huber's Café

You’ll be wowed by this up close and personal walk through downtown Portland. Afterward, enjoy dinner at Huber’s Cafe, Portland’s oldest restaurant, located inside the Historic Oregon Pioneer Building. Tour length: 3 hours. (Minimum: 5 passengers)

Adult Price: US$50.00

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, the park contains 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 skyline unfold before you as you make your way by ferry across Puget Sound into the Emerald City. Enjoy the evening to explore Seattle.

Hotel

Andra

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Hotel

Andra

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 9

Day 10

Seattle Sightseeing and Free Time Day 10 - Seattle Sightseeing and Free Time

This morning, 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. Afterward, your choice of sightseeing gives you a chance to enjoy a visit to the EMP (Experience Music Project) Museum, a non-profit organisation dedicated to fostering the creativity that inspires contemporary pop culture, or make the trip to the top of the Space Needle, the iconic landmark of the great Pacific Northwest. After some free time, join your newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner and toast your exciting adventures.

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 at the Hotel Andra.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 11

Available Departures

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The Trafalgar Difference

  • Authentic Accommodation
    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 local Willamette Valley winery for lunch.

  • 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

    • City tour in San Francisco, Portland and Seattle

    • Cruise along Puget Sound via ferry

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

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

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


What's Included

Dining

    • 10 full breakfasts.

    • 4 dinners.

    • 1 Be My Guest lunch.


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • 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

    • 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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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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Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 38 Reviews

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    Service rating : We had two trips into rain forests. One was enoughProduct : The director made it interesting for us

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    Service rating : Great route, your director and driverProduct : Visited great mix of sites

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    Service rating : well looked afterProduct : Beautiful scenery with great weather. whale watching was eventful. sand dune exploring was fun. Tour director was very accommodating, even treated us to voodoo doughnuts!

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    Service rating : We enjoyed our guided tour with Trafalagar and the tour guide (Jason) was very nice, just a few slight changes would change our experience from good to excellent.The good:- The itinerary overall was great- The hotels selected by Trafalgar- The recommendations by the tour guide

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    Service rating : Great trip. Great guide.Product : Great trip. Great guide. Could have been a few more stops to break up the long drives

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