San Francisco & The Oregon Coast

From £2,519.10
Duration 12 Days
Departures from May 2020 - Jun 2021
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From £2,519.10
Duration 12 Days
Departures from May 2020 - Jun 2021
Tour Overview

​Get your holiday off to an exciting start in the vibrant city of San Francisco, where you’ve two days to discover sights such as the Golden Gate Bridge. You’ll cross this iconic landmark as you journey into California’s scenic wine country and into Oregon. Gaze skyward at the giant trees in Redwood National Park before a tasting at a vineyard. Admire Crater Lake, America’s deepest, then seafood lovers will delight in a crabbing demonstration at Newport, the ‘Dungeness Crab Capital of the World’. After a tour of Portland, you’ll head to Seattle, with the chance to explore the Columbia River Gorge and Hood River en route. The views are quite spectacular. Before you head back to the UK, soak up the sights in Seattle, perhaps stopping for a coffee in the original branch of Starbucks. 

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Your Holiday Includes

  • ​Return flights from Heathrow with Virgin Atlantic
  • 10 nights in hotels of a great quality plus 1 night in flight
  • 7 meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch and welcome drink
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Specialist Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • ​​Tour of downtown San Francisco
  • Prime hotel location in San Francisco and Seattle
  • Redwood National Park
  • Winery visit and tasting
  • Crater Lake National Park
  • Yaquina Bay Lighthouse
  • Lunch at a waterfront restaurant in Newport
  • See Mount St Helens volcano 
  • Columbia River Gorge and Hood River


Itinerary

Day 1 UK - San Francisco

Today you'll depart on your scheduled flight to San Francisco. On arrival, we'll transfer you to your hotel where a two-night stay gives you plenty of time to get to know this exciting, cosmopolitan city.​

Day 2 San Francisco

We'll explore San Francisco together, on a sightseeing tour which includes Fisherman's Wharf, looking up to the sharp hairpin turns of Lombard Street, Union Square and the city park. Once you have your bearings you can set your own pace this afternoon, perhaps take an optional bay cruise or a thrilling helicopter ride. Then, if you're still raring to go this evening, you can view the city by night on an optional tour.

Day 3 San Francisco - Eureka

Leaving the hills of San Francisco behind, we will journey across the Golden Gate Bridge and head northwards into California's scenic wine country.

Day 4 Redwood National Park - Grant’s Pass

As your journey continues to Oregon today, you're going to get the chance to explore Redwood National Park. The coast redwood is the tallest known plant species in the world, soaring to more than 350 feet tall, and living for an average of 600 years. Before arrival in Grant's Pass, another highlight of today is a visit to a winery for a tasting.​

Meals included: B

Day 5 Crater Lake

You're in for a scenic treat today as you visit Crater Lake. The area's violent volcanic past has given way to this tranquil, picturesque body of water which is renowned for its deep-blue colour. Surrounded by cliffs, it is America's deepest lake and is fed entirely by rain and snow.
Back at Grant's Pass, you can spend the rest of the day just as you wish.​

Meals included: B

Day 6 Grants Pass - Newport

Today you'll travel to Newport, on the Oregon Coast, a place that seafood lovers will know as the 'Dungeness Crab Capital of the World'. On arrival we'll have lunch at a waterfront restaurant, and enjoy a stroll along Fisherman's Memorial Walk. 

Meals included: B,L

Day 7 Newport - at Leisure

Enjoy a free day in Newport to spend as you please. This scenic city is home to two lighthouses, including the tallest in Oregon, and its beaches are a great place to head to look for whales and bald eagles. Be sure to admire the Yaquina Bay Bridge, the city's most iconic landmark, or maybe head to the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Here, exhibits range from three ocean habitats connected by a series of tunnels, to a touch pool, where you can enjoy a hands-on experience with anemones and crabs.

Meals included: B

Day 8 Newport - Portland

We're heading to Portland today. We'll have an orientation tour here before arrival at our hotel in Troutdale.​

Meals included: B

Day 9 Columbia River Gorge - Seattle

You'll head to Seattle today, but not before the chance to discover the Columbia River Gorge and Hood River. The spot where the Columbia River carves a dramatic canyon between the states of Oregon and Washington offers breathtaking views. We'll also admire Mount Hood, the tallest peak in Oregon and view Mount St Helens. This active volcano, at 40,000 years old, is relatively young and offers a great photo opportunity.

Meals included: B

Day 10 Seattle - at Leisure

A day to yourself gives you the opportunity to explore Seattle at your own pace. It's a city surrounded by stunning natural scenery and boasting an impressive skyline, and if you head to Kerry Park, your reward will be sensational views. Another great place to visit is the famous Pike Place Market, and if you want to stop for a coffee, the original branch of Starbucks is right here.​
Alternatively, why not join our optional tour, which takes you to the 'Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour'. This is one of Seattle's top attractions, giving you the chance to view 747, 767, 777 and 787 Dreamliners being assembled on the production line. You'll learn many fascinating facts here about Boeing and the planes that bear the aerospace giant's name.

Day 11 Seattle - UK

Enjoy your final morning at leisure before we transfer you to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.​

Day 12 UK

Today you'll arrive back in the UK.

Additional Information


 

 

  1. Favourite Moment

    Crater Lake is stunning, such a beautiful and tranquil place.

Accommodation

Hotel Zephyr San Francisco

Hotel Zephyr is positioned in San Francisco's premier shopping, dining, and entertainment district; Fisherman's Wharf. Staying at the Hotel Zephyr makes it easy for you to explore the very best attractions of the San Francisco Bay Area. The hotel is one city block in size and is set between Beach Street and Jefferson Street on East-West Streets and between Mason and Powell Streets North-South. Guests can walk across the street to explore the world-famous Pier 39 to see the historic Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge in one seamless panoramic view. Or walk two blocks to catch a quick cable car ride to Union Square, North Beach, or Chinatown.

Best Western Plus Humboldt Bay Inn

Best Western Plus Humbolt Bay Inn Hotel is situated minutes away of North Coast Repertory theatre, Clarke Historical Museum, Morris Graves Museum of Art and Carson Mansion. This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center, complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi connectivity in room and public areas. Other amenities include spa tub, spa services, and a meeting room. In-room amenities include Wi-Fi, LCD TV with cable channels, room service, coffee makers and hairdryer.

Red Lion Inn & Suites Grants Pass

Red Lion Inn & Suites Grants Pass is located in the beautiful southern Oregon, close to the scenic Rogue River. Hotel rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and bath amenities. Other hotel amenities include an outdoor seasonal swimming pool.

Best Western Agate Beach Hotel

This hotel is located in a forested setting just a short walk away from Agate Beach. Contemporary rooms feature spacious en suite bathroom, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, coffee-making facilities, microwave and minifridges. Other hotel facilities include an indoor swimming pool, a hot tub and a restaurant.

Holiday Inn Express Portland East - Troutdale

This convenient hotel is minutes’ drive away from Downtown Portland, The Columbia River Gorge, Mutnomah Falls, The Sandy River and Bonneville Dam. All rooms are air-conditioned and feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen cable TV, microwave, refrigerator and coffee-making facilities. Other hotel facilities include fitness centre, an indoor pool and a hot tub.

Executive Hotel Pacific

Executive Hotel Pacific is located in downtown Seattle, close to the local attractions, such as Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Aquarium and Pike Place Market. Hotel rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, coffee-making facilities and iPod docks. Other hotel amenities include fitness centre and on-site restaurant.

Prices shown are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room with private facilities unless otherwise stated. Single occupancy supplements will apply. Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.