Northwest Coastal with the Portland Rose Festival
June 3 - 9, 2024 (7 Days)
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
Roundtrip airfare ABQ to PDX (not including airline baggage & in-flight charges)
Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
6 nights’ lodging at excellent hotels
6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
Admission to all listed attractions
Baggage handling at hotels (for one piece)
Your professional Tour Director
All taxes and tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping)
$3,325 Double occupancy, per person
$3,925 Single occupancy
DEPOSIT: $200 per person NOW holds your place
FINAL PAYMENT DUE: March 3, 2024
None - Through March 3, 2024
$200 - March 4 - March 26, 2024
$1,900 - March 27 - April 27, 2024
100% - after April 27, 2024
Escape the June heat with this tour to the Pacific Northwest. Mountains, windswept beaches, ancient rainforests and world-class roses await us in this tour of the southwest Washington and northwest Oregon. From historic Lake Quinault Lodge to the craggy Oregon coast, we explore this picturesque region while tasting northwest delicacies along the way.
Included meals are denoted: Breakfast: B, Lunch: L, Dinner: D
DAY 1 D
This morning we fly to Seattle, then meet our motorcoach and drive west to Lake Quinault, on the Olympic Peninsula in western Washington state. It is located in the glacial-carved Quinault Valley of the Quinault River, at the southern edge of Olympic National Park, where we lodge at the historic Lake Quinault Lodge.
DAY 2 B
Today on our tour of the rainforest, our certified interpretive guide will explain the history of the area, including the Quinault Indian Nation, the early expeditions that revealed Lake Quinault, and the flora and fauna native to the rainforest. Rain soaked mosses adorn big leaf maples and towering Sitka spruce while waterfalls cascade into crystal clear pools. You will also have the opportunity to see some world record trees in this Valley of the Giants. As we drive down the craggy Washington coast, we make our way to Astoria, Oregon, which sits at the confluence of the mighty Columbia River and Pacific Ocean.
DAY 3 B, D
You'll love the Oregon coast, which we explore today as we head from Astoria to Cannon Beach and view the famous haystacks lining the waters edge, dine and shop. It's then on to Yaquina Head Light Station. We lodge overnight in Newport, right on the Pacific Ocean.
DAY 4 B, L
Our next stop is Salem, where we learn about the area at the Willamette Heritage Center. A short drive takes us to Portland, Oregon's largest city, where we finish our day with a visit to the Portland Rose Society's Spring Rose Show.
DAY 5 B
This morning is a behind the scenes tour of the Rose Float Barn, where the floats are constructed. After, we go exploring the Columbia River Valley and view Multnomah Falls and Vista House, a museum at Crown Point which serves as a memorial to Oregon pioneers. Our last stop is Bonneville Lock & Dam before we return to Portland for a dinner cruise on the Willamette River.
DAY 6 B, D
It's another Parade of Roses, but not in Pasadena. We see the Grand Floral Parade, which feature multiple parades, waterfront carnival rides, concerts, races, fireworks and plenty of roses, and is a colorful reflection of local, regional, and international communities. We visit the International Rose Test Garden. There are over 10,000 rose bushes of approximately 650 varieties. The roses bloom from April through October with the peak coming in June, during our stay. We celebrate our wonderful tour with a group farewell dinner.
DAY 7 B
Today we fly back home from Portland, with vibrant memories of our colorful visit to the Pacific Northwest.
Itinerary subject to change