Northwest Coastal Featuring the Portland Rose Festival
June 3, 2024 thru June 10, 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.
Roundtrip Air Transportation Included
7 days, 6 nights
Activity Level 2
10 meals included (6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinner)
- Lake Quinault
- Oregon Coast
- Olympic National Park
- Rainforests of Washington
- Yaquina Head Light Station
- Grand Floral Parade
- Cannon Beach
- Portland Rose Society’s Spring Rose Show
- Multnomah Falls
- Museum at Crown Point
- Columbia River Valley
- Valley of the Giants
- Roundtrip air transportation
- Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
- 6 nights lodging in an excellent hotel
- 10 meals (6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners)
- Baggage handling (for 1 piece)
- Your SUN TOURS tour director
- Admissions & tours as described
- Taxes & gratuities for included items (except hotel housekeeping)
Day 1 - Arrive in Seattle
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.
Meals included: (D)
Day 2 - History at Lake Quinault and Rainforests
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.
Meals included: (B)
Day 3 - Oregon Coast
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.
Meals included: (B, D)
Day 4 - Spring Rose Show
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.
Meals included: (B, L)
Day 5 - The Beauty of Oregon and Dinner Cruise
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.
Meals included: (B)
Day 6 - Grand Floral Parade
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.
Meals included: (B, D)
Day 7 - Travel Home
Today we fly back home from Portland, with vibrant memories of our colorful visit to the Pacific Northwest.
Meals included: (B)
Itinerary subject to change.
$3,325 per person
$3,925 per person
Final Payment Due:
February 27, 2024
• Roundtrip air transportation
• Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
• 6 nights lodging in an excellent hotel
• 10 meals (6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners)
• Baggage handling (for 1 piece)
• Your SUN TOURS tour director
• Admissions & tours as described
• Taxes & gratuities for included items (except hotel housekeeping)
FINAL PAYMENT DUE: February 27, 2024
- None – Through February 27, 2024
- $200 – February 28 – March 26, 2024
- $1,900 – March 27 – April 30, 2024
- 100% – after April 30, 2024
For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency, and airline information.
The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.
You will be issued your boarding pass the morning of our departure, after your arrival at the Albuquerque International Sunport. If you have an American Airlines frequent flyer number, or a TSA number, please call our office at least 3 days prior to the tour to ensure we can note these in your reservation.
If you are joining the tour from locations other than Albuquerque, we make other arrangements for you to join the tour. Please call our office for more details.
Do not forget to bring your government issued picture ID to show at the airport. A Driver’s License or Passport is preferred. If you do not have the proper ID, the airline will turn you away.
We have arranged for handling for one piece of luggage per person regarding the skycaps (where available) and hotels. If you check through luggage note that the maximum weight for the checked piece of luggage is 50 pounds and maximum size is 62 inches (length + width + height). If your bag weighs over 50 pounds the airlines will levy an extra fee that you will be responsible to pay. If you feel the need to lock your checked through luggage and your bag is searched, your lock could be damaged in the process. You can purchase a TSA (Transportation Security Administration) accepted and recognized lock at any luggage store. Make sure you ask for a TSA approved lock. These locks are the kind that TSA screeners can open by using a special tool without breaking. Passengers can carry-on 1 bag (dimensions are limited to 10x16x24 inches), plus a personal type bag, like a purse. We advise that you pack your carry-on lightly. There are restrictions regarding your carryon baggage and contents due to enhanced security measures. If you have further concerns, please visit the TSA's Web-site at www.tsa.gov. There is room inside the motorcoach for your hand carried bag.
CHECKED BAGGAGE FEES
On our scheduled airline for this tour, passengers are assessed a fee per checked in bag, by the Airlines, upon checking in for the flight.
It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.
GRATUITIES/ITEMS INCLUDED IN PRICE
The traditional end-of-tour gratuity to your tour director is included on this tour. All hotel porterage and airport skycap (when available) fees are included. We also include the gratuities for the coach drivers. Hotel housekeeping tips are not included.
If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.
Many hotels around the country have instituted a "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.
We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.
SUN TOURS acts solely as an agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling, and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.
WEATHER AND CLOTHING/MISC. SUGGESTIONS
With an average high of 71°F and a low of 49°F, it generally feels mildly cool. Humidity is generally high. There might also be a small chance of rain. It is best to dress in layers for your comfort. Please wear shoes appropriate for walking on various terrains and urban areas.
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