2020 Tour Details
Get a taste for the bracing Oregon coastline and the Cascade Mountains, while also enjoying regional craft beers on your escorted tour of the Pacific Northwest. Arrive in Portland for sightseeing in its eclectic neighborhoods, including Washington Park—home of the International Rose Test Gardens. Enjoy lots to see with a free afternoon—from Voodoo Doughnuts to Powell’s Books, the largest independently owned book store in the world. Travel east taking in vistas of 11,239-foot Mount Hood, to visit Multnomah Falls. Marvel at this icy cascade of a waterfall that begins over 600 feet above. Visit a local orchard on Hood River to sample regional produce, then to Timberline Lodge—famous film location of The Shining. Spend two nights in Bend, and sample local beer in any of its 27 breweries. Embrace the true spirit of the west in the High Desert Museum, and enjoy lunch and a tasting at Deschutes Brewery & Public House. A day at Crater Lake National Park. Explore the remarkable setting of this deep-blue lake created by volcanic eruption nearly 7,000 years ago. You’ll also visit the Oregon town of Roseburg, known for local wine and beer; the coastal town of Florence for dune buggy rides on the beach; and the Oregon Coast Aquarium for dinner and behind-the-scenes tour. Take a tour of the Tillamook Cheese factory, and explore Cape Meares State Park. Take in the amazing Pacific Ocean views from its historic lighthouse. In Astoria, at the mouth of the Columbia River, you’ll enjoy a farewell dinner served with Oregon’s best wines and beers.
Destinations & Sightseeing
Enjoy a visit to a local orchard; visit Timberline Lodge
Private guided tour at the High Desert Museum;
lunch & tasting at Deschutes Brewery & Public House
CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK
Explore the sand dunes on a dune buggy ride
Behind-the-scenes tour and
dinner at the Oregon Coast Aquarium
Tour the cheese factory; visit Cape Meares State Park
Farewell dinner; visit the Astoria Column
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotels.
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
Meals & Itinerary
Breakfast daily, 2 lunches including a box lunch in Crater Lake National Park, 3 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Astoria
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
Day 1 ARRIVE IN PORTLAND
Welcome to Portland! At 6 pm, meet your fellow traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
Day 2 PORTLAND
Morning sightseeing featuring the city’s eclectic neighborhoods, Pioneer Courthouse Square with its famous food carts, and Washington Park, home of the International Rose Test Gardens. This afternoon is at leisure to explore on your own. Why not visit Portland’s Saturday Market and pick up a handmade souvenir, enjoy a delicious creation at Voodoo Doughnut, or explore Powell’s Books—the largest independent bookstore in the world? This evening, a enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 3 PORTLAND–MULTNOMAH FALLS–HOOD RIVER–BEND
This morning, travel east taking in vistas of famous Mount Hood, towering over the valley below at 11,239 feet. Visit MULTNOMAH FALLS, a 611-foot-tall roaring and awe-inspiring cascade of icy water. Then onto Hood River to visit a LOCAL ORCHARD, where you’ll have a chance to sample some of the region’s delicious produce and enjoy a special treat. Next, visit the historic TIMBERLINE LODGE, made famous by film producer and director, Stanley Kubrick, in his horror film, The Shining. Continue to the picturesque city of Bend for a 2-night stay. This evening is at leisure to explore some of Bend’s 27 breweries, restaurants, and vibrant nightlife.
Day 4 BEND
After breakfast, visit the HIGH DESERT MUSEUM for a private guided tour that highlights the true Spirit of the West. Then, enjoy lunch and a tasting at DESCHUTES BREWERY & PUBLIC HOUSE. You may wish to try some of Deschutes’ first beers, like Black Butte Porter and Mirror Pond Pale Ale. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. You may want to browse the downtown area’s many shops and art galleries, take a Segway City Sights tour, stroll along the Deschutes River, or jump on the Bend Brew Bus for a unique tour that visits four different breweries.
Day 5 BEND–CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK–ROSEBURG
Today is devoted to CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK. Founded in 1902, Crater Lake is the fifth-oldest national park in the United States. Here, you’ll discover a deep-blue lake created by the eruption and collapse of Mount Mazama almost 7,000 years ago. Next, make your way to historic Roseburg for an evening at leisure to enjoy a variety of restaurants, breweries, and wine-tasting rooms.
Day 7 NEWPORT–TILLAMOOK–ASTORIA
Today, we visit the TILLAMOOK CHEESE factory, where you can take a tour and try samples. Next, explore more of Oregon’s beautiful coast as we visit CAPE MEARES STATE PARK to see the historic lighthouse and admire incredible views of the Pacific Ocean. Don’t miss the famous Octopus Tree. Continue to Astoria, located on the mouth of the Columbia River. This evening, join your Tour Director and fellow travel companions to enjoy a farewell dinner made with local ingredients and complimented with some of Oregon’s best beers and wine.
Day 8 ASTORIA–PORTLAND
This morning, visit the ASTORIA COLUMN for spectacular views of the city and Pacific Ocean below. Next, travel back to Portland for your homebound flights. Please schedule flights after 2 pm. The tour ends at the Marriott Downtown Waterfront hotel in Portland for guests with extra nights.
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“The Western United States' national parks have some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet, and provide experiences and memories that last a lifetime. Where else can you see wild animals roam free among natural wonders and stunning canyons? It's my great honor to introduce travelers to these beautiful places as I tell the little-known facts and stories that bring each destination to life.”
No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else,
we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.
When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination,
so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities.
Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value.
Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences.
We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.
The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.
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No Excursions are available at this time.
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