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The mystique of the West Coast beckons, where a magical expanse of ever-changing landscape flanks the mighty Pacific Ocean. Photographers dream of the Monterey Peninsula’s mist-drifted 17-Mile Drive, the majestic Yosemite Valley, the bleak beauty of Death Valley, the collapsed volcanic peak of Mount Saint Helens, and the mossy, dripping rainforest of Olympic National Park. It’s a region rich in superlatives.
Culinary superlatives also abound on West Coast tour packages. Taste how ambitious vintners transformed California’s Napa and Sonoma Valleys and Oregon’s Willamette Valley into world-class wine destinations, see flourishing fields, vineyards, and orchards, and sample coffee with the experts at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Seattle.
Seattle is the jewel of the northwest, perched on water’s edge and punctuated with lakes and hills: an Emerald City watched over by the iconic 1961 Space Needle. Shop handcrafts and artisanal eats at the famous Pike Place Market. Cross Puget Sound by ferry to explore Olympic National Park, an International Biosphere Reserve where jagged peaks descend to temperate rainforest bordered by wild, windswept beaches.
Explore quirky Astoria at the mouth of the Columbia River, the oldest American settlement west of the Rocky Mountains, then head inland to Portland, the capital of cuisine, for a food tour. Roam the dramatic Columbia River Gorge, where Lewis and Clark led their party by boat to the Pacific Ocean in 1805. Feel the chilly mist of waterfalls cascading from the basalt cliffs, and admire the hand-hewn elegance of Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood.
Winding from vibrant San Francisco, to glamorous Hollywood and Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, to the bright lights of Las Vegas, our West Coast tours invite you to drink in the urban buzz, then immerse you in nature. You’ll never forget Lake Tahoe, Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, and the monumental trees of Sequoia National Park.
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Email Sign-up Travel Credit: Receive a $125 per person ($250 per couple) discount toward your first tour (operated by Trafalgar or Insight Vacations) when you sign up for GET emails; valid for each full-paying adult who signs up with a unique email address. Valid for new bookings only made through December 31, 2023 for travel through December 31, 2023; full payment is due within three days of booking. Discount is not combinable with any other discount or offer, including our GETAWAY Deals, Limited Time Offers, AARP member discount, Past Traveler discount or Multiple Trip discounts. Offer cannot be booked online. Savings not valid on all itineraries and/or departure dates, are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Offer excludes Edinburgh Tattoo and Floriade departures. GET reserves the right to validate bookings and will remove any additional offers added online that are not combinable. Other conditions may apply.