Seattle-Portland-Yellowstone-San Francisco (13-day/12-night package)

Seattle-Portland-Yellowstone-San Francisco (13-day, 12-night package)

Tour season: March-early October
Departure: Customized dates for private groups
Duration: 13 days/12 nights (Require minimum 6 pp to run the tour)
Pricing: $5863 for 6/pp, $5289 for 7-14/pp, $5098 for 15-25/pp, $4296 for 26-50/pp -double occupancy rooms, includes transportation, guide/driver, hotel, airfare from Salt Lake City to Reno leg of tour only, meals as listed).

Contact us to find out tour prices that include an interpreter and/or optional activities listed.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Seattle Airport (group dinner)

Upon your arrival in Seattle, you can check in the host hotel (included in the package) and spend the rest of the day on your own.

Note: For group (20 or more) needing special arrangement with airport transfers contact us directly for assistance.

Meals: Dinner (Group)

Overnight in Seattle, WA

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Day 2: Explore the best of Seattle (lunch/dinner on your own)

9 am- Our professional guide will meet  you in the lobby of your hotel and then take you right into a Seattle city tour exploring all the city has to offer.

  • We will visit Seattle City Center and enjoy the views from 500 feet up on the observation deck of the Space Needle. We will stop by the Chihuly Garden and Glass. This is a stop that you cannot miss in Seattle. The Chihuly glass sculptures are  beautiful and unique. It is absolutely a feast for your eyes and imaginations.
  • Our tour will also visit the infamous Pike Place Market for some free time to shop, eat, explore, and catch a glimpse of the fish mongers throwing giant fish across the room! You also have chance to visit the Pike Place Starbucks  which is the first Starbucks store, established in 1971 at Pike Place Market in downtown SeattleWashington. The store has kept its early appearance over time and is subject to design guidelines due to its historic significance. Why not get  a cup of coffee there and enjoy the rest of your day in Seattle?

You will find a lot of good dining options in the market and you will have lunch and dinner on your own.

Meals: Lunch (On own), Dinner (On own)

Overnight in Seattle.

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Day 3: Seattle-Portland (group lunch/dinner on your own)

7:30 am- After breakfast, we will drive south to Portland.  On the way we will stop in Olympia and visit Washington State’s Legislative Building. Construction on this building was completed in 1928, and it serves as both a working governmental center and a symbol of Washington’s free and democratic government.

After arriving in  Portland, your Portland city tour will begin including the famous International Rose Test Garden, Pittock Mansion, downtown Cultural District & Neighborhoods…

We will drive you to shop in the Washington Square shopping center right before you check in your hotel. No sales tax!  You will have free time in the evening, you can either rest in the hotel or walk around and explore this city.

Optional activity– Indoor gun shooting range.

Meals: Lunch (Group meal), Dinner (On your own)

Overnight in Portland, Oregon

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Day 4: Portland-Pendleton (group lunch/dinner)

9 am: After breakfast, we head east to visit the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and stand in awe of the second highest year-round waterfall in the United States, Multnomah Falls. You will enjoy spectacular views of many waterfalls throughout the gorge. We will also be touring many of the other wonderful sites along the Columbia River Gorge including Vista House, a unique visitor facility that was built in 1916.

12:30 pm: Depart Columbia river gorge for SAGE center which is the only interactive visitor center focused on agriculture in the Northwest. They offer o guests the opportunity to interact with current technology and learn about the process of getting food from the farm to the table.

The SAGE center is a world class, hands-on, attraction that provides historic, cultural, and economic backgrounds which are appropriate for all age groups.

Optional activity: Echo West vineyard to do a wine tasting. Estate Echo West Ranch & Vineyard sits in Oregon’s Columbia Valley American Viticulture Area,  in Echo, Oregon. Its wind swept and sunny Southeast slopes perch on the bluff overlooking the Umatilla River. The steep terrain at 850-foot elevation with deep volcanic ash make a unique terroir for growing hardy, full-flavored grapes.

Our last stop today is Pendleton which is located in Eastern Oregon, where miles of scenic byways, alpine wilderness, working cattle ranches and basalt canyons are still the place for explorers to make their mark. The West is still wild in Pendleton. This is a city that prides itself on heritage. Discover its colorful past at a cultural museum, underground tour, bronze art trail or the world-famous Pendleton Round-Up. It might feel like stepping back in time without losing sight of modern day comforts. After all, where else can you learn about native tribes, attend a rodeo, go golfing, drink craft beer and play slots in the same day?

Optional evening activity: Wildhorse Resort & Casino

Meals: Lunch (Group meal), Dinner (Group meal)

Overnight Pendleton, OR

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Day 5: Experience Native American culture in Pendleton (group lunch/dinner)

Optional Morning Activity: Target shooting at Cunningham Sheep Ranch

  • Target shooting is a recreational activity enjoyed by many Oregonians. You don’t have to be a world-class competitor to enjoy the shooting sports. Today it is a great opportunity for you to learn and sharpen shooting skills and experience this fun sport.

Optional Morning Activity: The Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon Hall of Fame

  • Ranging from a full-sized teepee to delicate beadwork, the exhibits in the Hall of Fame cover a wide range of subjects and span over 100 years of Round-Up and Happy Canyon history. Saddles, clothing, Indian regalia, photographs, firearms, trophies, wagons, … hundreds of items are displayed for your enjoyment.

1:00 pm- We will visit Tamastslikt Native American Interpretive Center. It’s where some of Oregon’s richest stories are found – just east of Pendleton in the foothills of the Blue Mountains – and where cultural history reaches back ten thousand years. 

2:30 pm- Pendleton Woolen Mills tour and shopping

  • Stop by to say ‘hello’ and take the tour at one of the mills. “We live where we work, and we love what we do. Many Pendleton employees have been with the company for generations. A third of our Washougal mill employees have been with us more than 25 years! It‘s this level of commitment, talent and experience plus first-rate technology that make it possible for us to weave wool fabrics of such amazing quality. Come see for yourself how we do it”. -Charlie Bishop, Mill Manager

Free time to shop in the store.

4:00 pm- Roping lessons (not on horses)

5:30 pm- Paradise Rose Chuck Wagon Catering. Traditional cowboy cuisine.

Meals: Lunch (Group meal), Dinner (Group meal)

Overnight in Pendleton, Oregon

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Day 6: Pendleton-Lewiston-Missoula-Bozeman-Yellowstone

(group lunch/dinner)

7:30 am- We depart for Yellowstone National Park.

We will stop in Missoula for lunch, which is considered the cultural center of Montana and is the location of the state’s first university, and an eclectic mix of loggers, hippies, college students, sports fans, and retirees.

After your arrival at Yellowstone National  Park (North Entrance), enjoy some free time in the park…

Mammoth Hot Springs: It is Yellowstone’s only major thermal area located well outside the Yellowstone caldera. The terraces change constantly—sometimes noticeable within a day. Walk on boardwalks above the steaming thermal features or take a drive around the vibrant travertine terraces.

Meals: Lunch (Group meal), Dinner (Group meal)

Overnight in Yellowstone National Park

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Day 7: Explore Yellowstone National Park (lunch on own/group dinner)

8:30 am- Tower Roosevelt area: On your way around “The Grand Loop” in Yellowstone National Park, the Tower – Roosevelt Area is definitely a place to explore. Roosevelt was one of Teddy Roosevelt’s favorite places in Yellowstone Park not only because of it’s amazing beauty, but also because of the amount of wildlife found here.  There is a large number of black bear that love to hang around this area, so you have a good chance of seeing a bear on the road!  

10:35 am- Canyon area:

Artist Point: It is one of the must-see views at Yellowstone. It’s a short 1/10th mile walk on a paved trail from the South Rim Drive. Climb the short stone stairs to the upper level with a view of the bleached wall of the North Rim between Inspiration Point and Grand View Point.

Brink of Lower Falls-Under Tom’s Point
Upper Falls 

Have lunch in Canyon area (on your own)

1:45 pm- Visit the shore of Yellowstone Lake and fishing bridge

3:15 pm- The West Thumb Geyser Basin, including Potts Basin to the north, is unique in that it is the largest geyser basin on the shores of Yellowstone Lake. The West Thumb of Yellowstone Lake was formed by a large volcanic explosion that occurred approximately 150,000 years ago (125,000-200,000). The West Thumb is about the same size as another famous volcanic caldera, Crater Lake in Oregon, but much smaller than the great Yellowstone caldera which formed 600,000 years ago. It is interesting to note that West Thumb is a caldera within a caldera.

5:30 pm- Norris Geyser Basin: Norris Geyser Basin is the hottest, oldest, and most dynamic of Yellowstone’s thermal areas. Norris shows evidence of having had thermal features for at least 115,000 years. The features in the basin change daily, with frequent disturbances from seismic activity and water fluctuations. Norris, the second superintendent of Yellowstone, who provided the first detailed information about the thermal features. 

Meals: Lunch (On own), Dinner (Group meal)

Overnight in West Yellowstone, WY

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Day 8: West Yellowstone- Grand Teton National Park (group lunch/dinner)

8:00 am- We will leave the hotel and go explore:

Fountain Paint Pot: The Fountain Paint Pot is named for the reds, yellows and browns of the mud in this area.

Midway Geyser Basin: If you subscribe to the mantra go big or go home, do not leave Yellowstone without visiting Midway Geyser Basin. The main attraction on this 0.8-mile boardwalk is Grand Prismatic Spring, the largest hot spring in Yellowstone National Park. The easy loop also passes Excelsior Geyser, a steaming pool of vibrant blue water that isn’t far behind in the contest over surface area.

Old Faithful: Discovered in 1870 by the Washburn Expedition, Old Faithful geyser was named for its frequent eruptions — which number more than a million since Yellowstone became the world’s first national park in 1872. Lunch break at Morning Glory Pool.

Leave Yellowstone for Grand Teton National Park…

These are mountains of the imagination. Mountains that led to the creation of Grand Teton National Park where you can explore over two hundred miles of trails, float the Snake River or enjoy the serenity of this remarkable place.

From Moran to Moose Junction we will stop by OxBow Bend Turnout, Snake River Overlook, Teton Point Turnout, Schwabacher landing, and Mormon Row.

Meals:  Lunch (Group meal),  Dinner (Group meal)

Overnight in Jackson, WY

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Day 9: Jackson- Salt Lake City- Fly to Reno  (lunch on own/group dinner)

7:00 am- Depart for Tanger outlet mall and enjoy your shopping time there Lunch on your own

2:00 pm- Head south to Salt Lake City which is the religious center of the Mormons (Latter Day Saints) and State Capitol of Utah.  

State Capitol: At the north end of State Street, on Capitol Hill, which rises to a height of almost 300 ft above the city, is the Utah State Capitol. This Neo-Classical domed building houses the House of Representatives, Senate, and Supreme Court of Utah. It has a particularly fine interior, with its marble rotunda, the Golden Room (the Governor’s reception room) and a small gallery with changing exhibits. Capitol Hill is located northeast of Temple Square at the end of State Street. Many of the city’s attractions are located here, including the Marmalade Historic District.

Temple Square: Visit the Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle, which was built between 1864 and 1867. The Tabernacle is the long-time home of the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Also see the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints–the Mormons. Unlike the other buildings on Temple Square, it is closed to the general public because it is used by the LDS Church for sacred rites exclusive to those church members deemed worthy to receive them. Temple Square began with a simple declaration by Brigham Young that it was the future site for the Salt Lake Temple. It then gradually evolved into the present sanctuary that houses within its protective walls three significant pioneer buildings, two visitor centers, and historic monuments–all within a beautifully manicured garden setting.

We head to the airport and fly to Reno, NV

Meals: Lunch (On own), Dinner (Group meal)

Overnight in Reno, NV

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Day 10: Reno-Lake Tahoe (lunch/dinner on your own)

Depart Reno in the morning for Lake Tahoe- Blessed with sparkling natural beauty, has been selected as in the #1 most popular destination in the United States, Lake Tahoe is considered the jewel of the High Sierra. The lake is known for the clarity of its water and the panorama of surrounding mountains on all sides. At 6,229 feet above sea level, Lake Tahoe is the highest lake of its size in the United States, measuring 22 miles long by 12 miles wide, has a surface area of 191 square miles and an average depth of 989 feet and 72 miles of shoreline. Lake Tahoe is the second deepest lake in the United States, with a maximum depth of 1,645 feet, trailing only Oregon’s Crater Lake.

Meals: Lunch (On own), Dinner (On own)

Overnight in Yosemite Westgate

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Day 11: Yosemite National Park-Tri-Valley, CA (lunch/dinner on your own)

After breakfast, we will take you to Yosemite National Park , which is managed by the National Park Service, covers an area of 747,956 acres and reaches across the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain chain. About 3.8 million people visit Yosemite each year: most spend the majority of their time in the seven square miles (18 km2) of Yosemite Valley. Designated a World Heritage Site in 1984, Yosemite is internationally recognized for its spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves, and biological diversity. Almost 95% of the park is designated wilderness.

We will depart the park and head to Tri-valley, which is a triangle-shaped region in the eastern San Francisco Bay Area. The area is 18 miles southeast of Oakland and 33 miles from San Francisco. It encompasses the cities of Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, San Ramon, and Danville which includes Alamo, Blackhawk, Camino Tassajara, Diablo, Norris Canyon and Sunol in the three valleys from which it takes its name: Amador Valley, Livermore Valley and San Ramon Valley. The region is well known for its Mediterranean climate, wine region, historic downtown areas, high cost of living, and fine dining.

Meals: Lunch (On own), Dinner (On own)

Overnight Tri-valley, CA

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Day 12: Tri-valley- San Francisco (lunch on your own/group dinner)

After breakfast, we will head to San Francisco and spend the whole day seeing the must-see-attractions…

  • Silicon Valley
  • Intel Museum
  • Golden Gate bridge
  • Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Westfield Shopping Centre
    • This iconic nine-story shopping destination offers San Francisco’s ultimate style collection, the west coast flagship Bloomingdale’s, the second largest Nordstrom in the United States, 200 shops and restaurants, as well as San Francisco’s largest day spa, Burke Williams Day Spa and Century Theaters. Enjoy fine-dining at The Restaurant Collection Under the Dome or for cafe-style atmosphere, the Food Emporium serves delicious gourmet meals.

Meals: Lunch (On own), Dinner (Group meal)

Overnight Tri-valley, CA

Day 13: San Francisco

  • Enjoy exploring San Francisco until your flight leaves.

 

 

National Park Photographs provided from: https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/photogallery.htm & https://www.nps.gov/grte/learn/photosmultimedia/photogallery.htm

 

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