A Taste of the Pacific Northwest (AD) - 2014

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9 Day Tour from Seattle to Portland


A Taste of the Pacific Northwest
Seattle's iconic Space Needle
Seattles iconic Space Needle

Vacation Overview

Bask in the scenic beauty of the Pacific Northwest on this exhilarating vacation from Seattle to Portland. In Seattle, take in panoramic vistas from the Space Needle and join a behind-the-scenes walking tour of the colorful Pike Place Market. In Portland, a tasting tour shows how this became one of the country’s top dining cities, and you’ll also participate in a tasting at a local winery. Ferry over to Bainbridge Island and Port Angeles, your starting point to Olympic National Park. Here you’ll find yourself surrounded by stunning mountains, ancient forests, rugged beaches, dense rainforest, and resident wildlife—like elk, bald eagles, and blacktail deer. You’ll also enjoy a picnic lunch in the Hoh Rainforest! More natural beauty awaits along the Oregon coast, where you can see spectacular stretches of scenery and quaint seaside towns. From vibrant cities and small coastal communities to serene scenic wonders, this vacation has it all!

     
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SEATTLE
Sightseeing; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite food & culture tour of Pike Place Market; visit the Space Needle and Chihuly Garden & Glass

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Sightseeing with a local expert

ASTORIA
Visit the Astoria Column

NEWPORT
Orientation; Oregon Coast Aquarium; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite traditional clam bake and bonfire

TILLAMOOK
Wine & cheese tasting

PORTLAND
Sightseeing including the International Rose Test Gardens; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Taste of Portland tour; visit to winery with tasting and lunch; farewell dinner


DAY 1Arrive in Seattle

Welcome to Seattle! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming Pacific Northwest adventure.

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DAY 2Seattle

Start the morning with a sightseeing tour featuring the waterfront, Pioneer Square, and more. Then, enjoy a behind-the-scenes Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite WALKING TOUR of the 107-year-old Pike Place Market. Meet lively characters, see fish fly, cheese being made, and the original Starbucks store. Then, travel to the SPACE NEEDLE for panoramic views, and visit the CHIHULY GARDEN & GLASS to see incredible creations by this world-renowned artist. The rest of the day is yours to explore this vibrant city. (Breakfast)

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DAY 3Seattle–Olympic National Park

This morning, FERRY across Puget Sound to the Olympic Peninsula. Arrive at OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK. At almost a million acres, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a wonderland of scenic beauty. Spend the next two nights in Port Angeles just outside the park. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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The World Heritage List includes over 800 properties with cultural and/or natural heritage of global significance.

DAY 4

Olympic National Park. Spend the day exploring Olympic National Park with a local expert. Visit the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite HOH RAINFOREST and walk on the “Hall of Mosses” trail. This temperate rainforest receives 140 inches or more of rain a year, creating a green environment of Douglas fir, western hemlock, and Sitka spruce. Keep an eye out for some the park’s resident elk, blacktail deer, bald eagles, and more. After a picnic lunch, it’s on to RIALTO BEACH for beachcombing or relaxing as you enjoy the ocean views. (Breakfast, Lunch)

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DAY 5Olympic National Park Area–Astoria–Newport

Travel down the Olympic Peninsula and stop in historic Astoria on the Columbia River. During your free time, consider spending time along the waterfront, where fishing boats unload their daily catches, seals and sea lions sun themselves, and charming Victorian architecture offers a glimpse into Astoria’s past. We’ll also visit the ASTORIA COLUMN and enjoy spectacular views of the city and Pacific Ocean below. Continue down the scenic Oregon coast to Newport for a 2-night stay. (Breakfast)

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DAY 6Newport

Start your morning with an orientation tour of Newport, then explore the OREGON COAST AQUARIUM, where you’ll be immersed in the mysteries of the ocean. This world-class marine attraction is ranked among the top 10 aquariums in the world. Discover a variety of marine life as you visit their indoor and outdoor exhibits. The remainder of the day is yours to explore on your own. You may want to stroll the boardwalk, shop for the perfect souvenir, rent a bicycle, or go beachcombing. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Newport CLAM BAKE followed by a bonfire on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy a drink or maybe a tasty childhood treat—a S’more! (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 7Newport–Tillamook–Portland

Depart Newport and enjoy a drive along one of the most popular and spectacular stretches of scenery on the Oregon coast—Three Capes Scenic Drive. Along the way, see dramatic views of the coastline, including Haystack Rock, pristine beaches, and quaint seaside communities. Stop for a WINE & CHEESE TASTING at the Blue Heron French Cheese Company. Arrive in Portland, known as the “City of Roses.” Visit WASHINGTON PARK, home of the INTERNATIONAL ROSE TEST GARDENS, followed by a city sightseeing tour. (Breakfast)

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DAY 8Portland

On our morning Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite TASTING TOUR, learn how Portland emerged as one of the top dining cities in the country and is now known for its foodie culture. During our tour we’ll visit a tea maker and bakery. Afterward, sample a bite from one of the city’s gourmet food carts. We then head to a local WINERY for a tasting and lunch with spectacular views of Mount Hood. The rest of the day is yours to explore on your own. Tonight, enjoy a festive farewell dinner hosted by your Tour Director. (B,L,

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DAY 9Portland

Your tour ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules. A transfer is included to Portland International Airport. For passengers who would like to return to Seattle, the motorcoach will provide a transfer to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport at no additional cost. Please schedule flights after 1 pm. (Breakfast)

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Breakfast daily, 2 lunches including a picnic lunch in Olympic National Park, 3 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Portland


With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

SVEN AUGIMERI

Years of Experience: 20 years

Born in Switzerland, it was my childhood dream to live in America. It happened in 1983 and I started a new life in New York. As a Tour Director, I have worked in Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, the Canadian Rockies, the American West, and Hawaii. I like to brag about America's national parks and share stories about them so our guests will have plenty of reasons to travel with us again.

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VIP Access
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Perfect Hotels
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Tour Directors
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Transportation
Leave the navigating to us – and just sit back and enjoy the ride.