Oregon Trails &
the Portland Rose Festival

HIGHLIGHTS

 5 Nights One Hotel • Portland Rose Festival • Mt. St. Helens National Monument • Johnston Ridge Observatory • Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler Cruise • Bonneville Dam • Oregon’s Pacific Coast • Tillamook Cheese Factory • Winery Visit & Tasting • Pittock Mansion • International Rose Test Garden • Astoria & Fort Clatsop National Memorial • Multnomah Falls

 

INCLUDES

5 Nights Hotel Accommodations, 7 Meals, Tour Director, Motorcoach Transportation, Admissions per Itinerary, Sightseeing per Itinerary, Baggage Handling

TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL        EASY  1   2   3   4  ACTIVE

Day 1 - arrive Portland

Arrive in Portland, Oregon, “City of Roses”. Today meet your Tour Director and transfer to your hotel for a leisurely five-night stay. Portland features a collection of gardens, world class museums, historic districts along with acres of parks typical of the Pacific Northwest. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Dinner to get acquainted with your fellow passengers. (D)



Day 2 - Mt. St. Helens - Portland Sightseeing

This morning visit Mt. St. Helens Volcanic National Monument. On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted. Shaken by an earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale, the north face of this tall symmetrical mountain collapsed in a massive rock debris avalanche. Also visit the Johnston Ridge Observatory located within the blast site of the eruption offering spectacular views of the mountain. The observatory features a film about the eruption, exhibits and an unobstructed viewing plaza. This afternoon enjoy a Portland City Tour featuring Washington Park with its famous International Rose Test Garden and a visit to the Pittock Mansion, nestled high on a hill above the city skyline the historic mansion is a symbol of Portland from small lumber town to bustling city. (B,D)

 

Day 3 - Portland Rose Festival

Today experience the Portland Rose Festival, the second largest all-floral parade in North America and the single-largest spectator event in Oregon. The afternoon is at your leisure: wander along the waterfront or through a park, visit a downtown museum or enjoy a book in a Portland coffee house. (B)

Day 4 - Astoria - Oregon Coast

This morning travel to Astoria, the northernmost city in Oregon situated where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. The city features the famous 4.1 mile Astoria Bridge and many historic homes. Visit Fort Clatsop National Memorial, commemorating the 1805-06 winter encampment of the 33-member Lewis and Clark Expedition. Then travel along Oregon’s scenic Pacific Coast through Rockaway & Cannon State Beaches. Later visit the Tillamook Cheese Factory for a tasty tour. Then return to your hotel in Portland. (B)

 

Day 5 - Multnomah Falls - Columbia Gorge Cruise - Winery Visit

This morning travel east and stop at Multnomah Falls, the second highest year-round waterfall in the nation. Then experience the history of the Columbia River Gorge and learn about the Lewis and Clark Expedition on a cruise aboard the Sternwheeler Columbia Gorge, an authentic triple-deck paddle wheeler, providing breathtaking vistas. Also see the Bonneville Dam, part of a dam system which produces power and creates a 465-mile navigable waterway. Later enjoy a Winery Visit & Tasting to sample a few of the varieties produced in this region. Return to Portland this afternoon. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner at a popular local restaurant with your traveling companions. (B,D)

 

Day 6 - Portland - Home

Today transfer to the airport for your flight home filled with wonderful memories of your Oregon Trails Tour. (B)

 

†Land only rates do not include hotel transfers. Roundtrip air package includes hotel transfers.

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