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America’s Pacific Coast

September 7 - September 16

HIGHLIGHTS:     Skemania Lodge, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon Sand Dunes, Giant Redwoods, San Francisco, Alcatraz, Hearst Castle, The Queen Mary, San Diego, & lots more …  18 Meals

PRICE:          $2999  per person, double occupancy

                         Single supplement:  $800

                         Travel Protection with Trip Cancellation … $187

                        Deposit Required:   $200 per person 

                        Final Payment Due:  July 20, 2021

SEP 7 … SKAMANIA LODGE … We meet at the airport for our transcontinental flight to the Pacific Northwest, arriving in Portland, Oregon, we transfer up the Columbia River to Skamania Lodge in Cascade Locks, Oregon. This beautiful setting along the river in a natural setting with the mountains as a backdrop will be our home for 2 nights.  Welcome Dinner. (D)

SEP 8… COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE …Breakfast and we board a Sternwheeler for a sightseeing cruise of scenic landscapes through the middle of the Columbia River Gorge. Returning to our resort, enjoy your leisure time in this beautiful area outside of the hustle and bustle of city life.   (B,D)

SEP 9… OREGON COAST & DUNE BUGGY … Continuing southwest, we drive along the rugged Oregon coast, with waves crashing into rocky cliffs and pebble-strewn beaches, the group enjoys a lunch stop in Florence as we get set for an exciting experience.  Thrill to a wild adventure on a Dune Buggy ride on the National Dune Recreation Area with its sand dunes towering 400 feet high!    Later we stop at a myrtle wood factory in Coos Bay to shop for souvenirs made from this fragrant wood.  Our overnight is here along the Oregon coast at the Mill Resort and Casino.  (B,D)

SEP 10 … GIANT REDWOODS … Today we travel historic 101 along the southern Oregon coast into California. Lunch is a treat as we stop at the Samoa Cookhouse, the last surviving cookhouse in the West, which continues the tradition of serving lots of good food – lumber camp style!  Entering Giant Redwood country, we travel along the “Avenue of the Giants, through both the Humboldt and Richardson groves to witness firsthand these towering trees that dwarf everything around them.  We’ll continue through the redwoods to the town of Ukiah, voted the best place to live in California.  (B,L)

SEP 11ALCATRAZ … Approaching San Francisco, we cross the Golden Gate Bridge and arrive in the Fisherman Wharf area. Here we will take an excursion to “The Rock” aboard a ferry to Alcatraz for a tour of this historic and infamous site.  Later we check into our hotel for a two night stay.  (B,D)

SEP 12 … SAN FRANCISCO … Touring San Francisco, we pick up a local guide for an extensive tour of “The City by the Bay” from many vantage points…Twin Peaks with its panoramic view of the city’s 45 hills, Union Square, China Town, Nob Hill, and then finish at Fisherman’s Wharf.  Lunch at one of the wharf’s popular restaurants and plenty of time to enjoy shopping or browsing in this famous area.  (B,L)

SEP 13 … HEARST CASTLE …Today provides one of the highlights of our trip as we travel south to San Simeon. We stop for lunch in Cambria along the Pacific Coastline. Next we will tour one of the greatest examples of wealth in America, imposing Hearst Castle perched high in the hills.   After our tour, we continue southward to the Scandinavian village of Solvang for our overnight.  (B,L)

SEP 14 …  QUEEN MARY… This morning we continue southward past Santa Barbara and Los Angeles in route to Long Beach. Lunch is a special treat aboard the QUEEN MARY. On May 27, 1936, the Queen Mary departed from Southampton, England on her maiden voyage. The huge ship set a new benchmark in transatlantic travel, which the rich and famous considered as the only civilized way to travel. She quickly seized the hearts and imaginations of the public representing the spirit of an era known for its elegance, class and style. Since her retirement from the sea as an active liner in 1967, the Queen Mary has become a popular Southern California attraction. The ship carried some 2.2 million passengers in peacetime and 810,000 military personnel in the Second World War, but here in Long Beach, an estimated 50 million people have visited. Later we travel south to San Diego, our home for the final 2 nights in this lovely destination.  (B,L)

SEP 15 … SAN DIEGO … Breakfast and then we enjoy a narrated sightseeing tour of the city that boasts of being  “America’s City with the Best Climate”.  We will visit Old Town and the many interesting sights of this beautiful location along the southern shores of California. A harbor cruise highlights the afternoon before our Special Farewell Dinner along the waterfront. (B,D)

SEP 16 …  All too soon, it is time to take our return flight home after a spectacular adventure along America’s West Coast. (B)

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Start:
September 7
End:
September 16

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