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Trafalgar Tours: Adventures in the Wild Northwest 2014

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Adventures in the Wild Northwest 2014

11 days $2995*
taxes & fees included
Tour Code: DPNAA13W08

Summary: San Francisco Oregon Dunes Newport Portland Tillamook Olympic National Park Seattle

Departs from: San Francisco

Take the whole family on an adventure of a lifetime as you begin this guided trip by walking across San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. Be stunned by the Northern California Redwood National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy dune bugging in the Oregon Dunes and see all the highlights of Portland. End the trip by making a trip up the iconic Seattle landmark, the Space Needle.

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Day 1-2 ARRIVE SAN FRANCISCO
Welcome to San Francisco! After checking in at your hotel, enjoy a real San Francisco treat and dive into exploring on your own at nearby Pier 39, the famed marketplace filled with shops, attractions and street performers angling for oohs, aahs and cheers from the crowd. Be sure to visit the ‘Sea Lebrities', the pier's resident sea lion population. At 6 p.m., get together at the hotel with your fellow adventurers and Travel Director at a festive Kick-off Party.(Kick-Off Party)

Day 2-3 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 and the family 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! Visit the Charles Schultz Museum, a charming reflection of the modest and much-loved cartoonist who created the Peanuts. 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! Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant tonight.(Full Breakfast / Dinner)

Day 3-4 EUREKA – REDWOOD NATIONAL PARK – COOS BAY
This morning, view one of the most written about, and photographed Victorian houses in California, the Carson Mansion. Drive through 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.(Full Breakfast)

Day 4-5 COOS BAY – OREGON DUNES – GLENEDEN BEACH (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 the view of a beautiful 19th-century lighthouse that casts its beam out to sea, before continuing north to Gleneden Beach.(Full Breakfast / Dinner)

Day 5-6 NEWPORT SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME
Kick off your shoes, roll up your pants and wade in the Yaquina Head tide pools for a captivating search for hermit crabs, sea urchins, anemones, sea stars and even the occasional octopus! Your next look at sea life is even cooler, because you're headed to the Oregon Coast Aquarium — named one of America's "Most Awesome Aquariums" by Forbes magazine. Come face-to-face with sharks and bat rays in Passages of the Deep—an acrylic walk-through tunnel surrounded by water. With your free time this afternoon, maybe explore Newport's historic waterfront or join an optional Sea Life Cruise; keep an eye out for sea life and marine birds as the onboard naturalist tells you all about your surroundings.(Full Breakfast)

Day 6-7 GLENEDEN BEACH – TILLAMOOK – PORTLAND (2 NIGHTS)
Better get moo-ving, because you're travelling to Tillamook, a city synonymous with the dairy industry. Get the scoop about this Local Speciality during a tour of the Tillamook Creamery and learn about dairy cows. Then you'll be treated to a fresh waffle cone filled high with your choice from 35 delicious flavours of Tillamook Ice Cream. Next, journey to Portland, where you'll enjoy an orientation city tour, complete with a stop at the International Rose Test Garden. This evening, walk through the art of glass blowing. This experience is the best way to enjoy the excitement of playing with fire and melted glass. Enjoy a Be My Guest dinner, overlooking the workshop, with your host at the factory tonight.(Full Breakfast / Be My Guest Dining)

Day 7-8 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 with its copper dome is home to an interpretive display of historic and geologic points of interest in the Gorge. Onward to Multnomah Falls, the second highest year-round waterfall in the United States, and Oregon's tallest! Stop at Bonneville Dam to view this historic dam and lock. Also learn about a fish ladder designed to allow salmon to navigate the Columbia River during spawning. Return to Portland and enjoy some free time. If you're feeling adventurous, choose to take an optional jet boat ride. And if you're still in the mood to explore, an optional walking tour including dinner is available this evening!(Full Breakfast)

Day 8-9 PORTLAND – OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK
Visit the award-winning Mount St. Helens Visitor's 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 no fewer than three distinct ecosystems. Then meet a Local Expert who shares with you the tribal legends and stories of the Quinault people who have long called the Pacific Northwest home.(Full Breakfast / Dinner)

Day 9-10 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. Once ashore in this hip and vibrant town, stop at the historic Pike Place Market, the nation's oldest farmers market, where the fish fly low — from one fishmonger's hands to the next! Enjoy the evening at leisure to explore Seattle as you wish.(Full Breakfast)

Day 10-11 SEATTLE SIGHTSEEING
This morning, enjoy a visit to the EMP (Experience Music Project) Museum, a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the creativity that inspires contemporary pop culture. No visit to Seattle would be complete without making the trip to the top of the Space Needle, the iconic landmark of the great Pacific Northwest. After some down time, head to the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum featuring beautiful glass artwork by the same artist who created the famous glass ceiling at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. After a docent-led tour of the museum, join your newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner toasting to your exciting Northwest adventures!(Full Breakfast / Farewell Dinner)

Day 11-12 DEPART SEATTLE
Time to bid farewell to your fellow adventurers and take your complimentary transfer to Seattle International Airport or extend your stay in Seattle.(Full Breakfast)

Duration - 11 days

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