SAMPLE ITINERARY – DAY 1
SEATTLE TO PORTLAND (VIA MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK) COAST
7:30 a.m. pick up from the lobby of the Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport, located at 17338 International Blvd., Seattle, WA 98188. You’ll get on the road early on your first day of the tour. The first place on your itinerary – the snow-capped peak of Mount Rainier. At 14,411 feet, Rainier is the fifth largest peak in the lower 48 and the highest on the west coast! Next, cross the mighty Columbia River and visit the Hipster capital of Oregon – Portland. Portland is also known as The Rose City, a name it’s held since 1888 to celebrate the planting of miles of rose bushes across the city. Portland boasts the impressive and voluminous Powell’s City of Books, which takes up an entire city block of downtown Portland. After browsing through the stacks, head over (and wait in line) to the world famous Voodoo Doughnuts and select from more than 50 different mild-to-wild varieties!
SAMPLE ITINERARY – DAY 2
PORTLAND TO BEND, OREGON (VIA REDWOODS NATIONAL PARK)
After a morning of enjoying more of Portland, you’re off toward the magnificent Bend. Interested in mountain biking, hiking or just soaking up the awesome views around town? Not to worry, Bend’s got you covered. This afternoon, you might hit a couple of breweries, in fact, Bend is also home to more breweries per capita than any other city in the United States!
SAMPLE ITINERARY – DAY 3
FREE DAY – BEND, OREGON
If you’re looking for adventure then look no further than Bend. From whitewater rafting to horseback riding, Bend is home to it all. Want adventures closer to the ground? Then join your guide on an epic hike in the nearby Deschutes National Forest. This afternoon, why not walk the famous Bend Ale Trail and visit one of the many breweries operating in the city. There are a lot to choose from – Bend boasts more breweries per person than any other city in the US! Tonight, join your fellow travelers for dinner where you’ll exchange adventure stories and toast to your last night in Bend.
SAMPLE ITINERARY – DAY 4
BEND, OR, TO GRANTS PASS, OREGON (VIA CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK)
You’ll begin day three with a visit to Oregon’s only national park, the majestic Crater Lake. At 1,943 feet deep, the deepest lake in the United States, the topaz blue waters of this 7,000-year-old alpine lake are sure to amaze. After a stroll around the crater of Oregon’s only national park, you’ll get back on the road and head for the quirky and quaint town of Grants Pass, Oregon.
SAMPLE ITINERARY – DAY 5
GRANTS PASS TO REDWOODS NATIONAL PARK (NORTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST)
There’s a lot of ground to cover today, so you’ll get an early start. Get up close and personal with the beautiful and stately coastal redwoods of Redwoods National Park. Some of these amazingly ancient trees top out 300 feet (about 90 meters)! Our hike today will take us from the redwoods to the coast and back before you head toward our night stop, the beautiful Northern California Coast. Soon you’ll be hugging the beautiful Northern California coast where you’ll end your first day on the road watching the sunset over the Pacific Ocean! Get ready, you’re headed to the famed City by the Bay, San Francisco, tomorrow!
SAMPLE ITINERARY – DAY 6
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST TO SAN FRANCISCO
After departing, you’ll head through central Northern Cali and enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting in California’s premier wine tasting regions, Napa. From there, it’s a short drive to Marin County and your first look at San Francisco! You’ll get the opportunity to walk across the majestic span of the Golden Gate Bridge before your guide drops you off in the heart of the city by 6 p.m.
**Sample Itineraries: Please note that due to rapidly-changing conditions beyond our control (weather, crowds, traffic) and the small size of our vehicles/groups, we allow our guides the flexibility to tailor your itinerary to best suit the needs of the group. While we guarantee that we’ll do our best to provide you with all of the highlights within this Northern Pacific Coast Tour itinerary (conditions permitting), we do not guarantee them in this specific order. **Note: No time is spent in San Francisco on this tour, but the arrival hotel is located in the heart of downtown San Francisco and has easy transit connections to San Francisco International Airport.