Ireland, Indiana presents…
Pacific Northwest & California
featuring Washington, Oregon and California
October 7 – 14, 2018
For more information contact
Tracy Wilson or Ken Meyer
8 Days ● 10 Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners
Book by April 7th & Save $100 Per Person:
For bookings made after Apr 07, 2018 call for rates.
Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Evansville Regional Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers
Not included in price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $240 per person
Alternate gateways available upon request
* All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change, based on air inclusive package from EVV
IMPORTANT CONDITIONS: Your price is subject to increase prior to the time you make full payment. Your price is not subject to increase after you make full payment, except for charges resulting from increases in government-imposed taxes or fees. Once deposited, you have 7 days to send us written consumer consent or withdraw consent and receive a full refund. (See registration form for consent.)
Highlights: Seattle, Mount St. Helens Visitor Center, Portland, Columbia River Gorge, Newport, Bandon State Natural Area, Redwood National Park, Eureka, Avenue of the Giants, San Francisco, Choice of San Francisco Bay Cruise or City Tour of San Francisco
Day 1: Sunday, October 7, 2018 Seattle, Washington - Tour Begins Your tour opens with an overnight stay in Seattle, dubbed the “Emerald City” for its lush green surroundings. Get to know your fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner. (D)
Day 2: Monday, October 8, 2018 Seattle - Olympia - Portland, Oregon Explore Seattle’s colorful waterfront area and historic Pioneer Square on your tour with a local guide. Mingle with artisans at the lively Pike Place Market, a famous fish and vegetable market dotted with restaurants and shops. Travel south through Olympia, stopping at the Mount St. Helens Visitor Center. Learn about its 1980 volcanic eruption as well as the history and geology of the state park. Continue to Portland, Oregon for a two-night stay in the picturesque “City of Roses.” Enjoy a tour of Portland on your way to dinner. (B, D)
Day 3: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Portland - Cascade Mountains - Portland Drive along the Mt. Hood
route to the lush Columbia River Gorge. Take in the unforgettable views of Mt. Hood as you leave the valley and enter the Cascade Mountains. Discover the awe-inspiring landscapes on a tour of the magnificent Columbia River Gorge and the Bonneville Dam where you will learn about its fascinating hydropower and history. Your evening is free to independently explore the beautiful Lloyd Center area or hop on the MAX Light Rail to downtown Portland. (B)
Day 4: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Portland - Willamette Valley - Newport - North Bend Journey through the Willamette Valley, the Promised Land for the pioneers who followed the Oregon Trail. This lush valley contains some of the most fertile agricultural soil in Oregon. Head to the seaside town of Newport for a brief stop before traveling along some of the country's most beautiful coastline. Pause along the way to take in the natural beauty of Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Cap off your day strolling North Bend’s lively boardwalk perched along scenic Coos Bay. (B, D)
Day 5: Thursday, October 11, 2018 North Bend-Bandon State Natural Area-Redwood Nat'l. Park, CA-Eureka Drive to Bandon State Natural Area. Take in the breathtaking scenery as we travel along the striking Beach Loop. See Bandon Rocks and Face Rock, famous for their American Indian legends. Stop to enjoy a cruise up the spectacular Rogue River, taking you into Oregon’s rugged wilderness for a chance to see bald eagles, cormorants, seals and blue heron. Continuing south to California’s redwood country, travel through Redwood National Park, home to trees that can reach nearly 300 feet. See for yourself why the sun seldom hits the ground. Arrive in Eureka and embark on a delightful tour. Come to know this historic timber and fishing village and see Old Town with lovely Victorian architecture. (B)
Day 6: Friday, October 12, 2018 Eureka - San Francisco Return to the majestic beauty and splendid grandeur of the Redwood Forest as you traverse the “Avenue of the Giants,” a scenic highway loaded with towering redwoods. Next, drive over the legendary Golden Gate Bridge and
arrive in "the City by the Bay,” San Francisco. Tonight, gather for dinner on the city’s colorful Pier 39 with exceptional views of San Francisco Bay and the Bay Bridge. (B, D)
Day 7: Saturday, October 13, 2018 Choice of San Francisco Bay Cruise or City Tour of San Francisco The choice is yours! Take a narrated cruise on San Francisco Bay and learn about its landmarks including Alcatraz* and the Golden Gate Bridge. Or, join a local guide to hear stories of the city’s past and present as you drive past its famous landmarks including Fisherman’s Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge. The remainder of your day is at leisure to explore San Francisco independently. For a true local experience, ride the famed cable cars up and down San Francisco’s thrilling hills. (B)
Day 8: Sunday, October 14, 2018 San Francisco - Tour Ends Your tour comes to a close today, but the memories will stay with you forever.
Itinerary at a glance
Day 1 Renaissance Seattle Madison Hotel, Seattle,Washington
Days 2, 3 Doubletree Hotel Lloyd Center, Portland,Oregon
Day 4 The Mill Casino, North Bend,Oregon
Day 5 Red Lion Eureka, Eureka,California
Days 6, 7 San Francisco Marriott Marquis, San Francisco,California
On some dates alternate hotels may be used.
Experience It! Pike Place Market
This is one of America’s oldest — and perhaps most famous — farmers markets. From antiques to fresh fruits and vegetables, it truly has it all. You may choose to make a stop at the original Starbucks or spend some time enjoying the talented street performers, but everyone must make a stop at the world-famous fish market. Keep an eye out for fish flying through the air! The fishmongers enjoy serving up their catch by tossing it over the counter. Then, cap off your visit by relaxing at one of the many restaurants and cafés before stocking up on the local specialty foods and browsing the colorful creations of local artisans.
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...looking forward to taking air tours in the futureBy Sheila A
Ken and his staff are extremely professional and organized. I have taken a few day tours and am looking forward to taking air tours in the future.