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Welcome to Seattle, the Emerald City due to its lush evergreen forests. Relax after your arrival or explore on your terms before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception.
This morning enjoy an orientation of Seattle and get your 'fix' on a guided tour of the Conduit Coffee Co, Dive into Culture with step by step guide to small-scale coffee production, including roasting, sourcing and of course a coffee tasting. Head on towards Pike Place Market, where the fish fly low from one fishmonger's hands to the next. Explore on your own to become a market insider experiencing the sights, sounds and flavours of this historic 100+ year old landmark. This afternoon, enjoy your choice of sightseeing. Choose between a self-guided visit to the famous Seattle Space Needle or the beautiful Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit.
Today you say goodbye to Seattle, crossing the Puget Sound by ferry to the western arm of the state: the Olympic Peninsula. In this diverse terrain bordered by the Olympic Mountains, ocean, strait, and canals you’ll explore the lush and green Olympic National Park. A natural UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve designation, the park boasts three distinct ecosystems viewing over its nearly one million acres. The park contains waterfalls under a canopy of old-growth trees, a gorgeous fresh-water Lake Crescent, and the Hoh Rain Forest where you can walk to the eerie "Hall of Mosses" and the wild and windswept beaches of the Western Olympic Peninsula. Later, we head deep into the Olympic National Forest to the Lake Quinault Lodge, tonight's Stays With Stories experience.
This morning you'll drive south and step back in time in historic Astoria, the oldest American settlement west of the Rocky Mountains. You'll visit Astoria Column where you can climb the stairs for a view built in 1926 to celebrate the discovery, exploration, and settlement of the West. In Astoria, you'll board a restored street car for a ride on the Astoria Riverfront Trolley. The historic journey continues during a docent-led tour of the Columbia River Maritime Museum, which shares the stories of the legendary Columbia River Bar, one of the most dangerous passages in the world.
We start the day with a drive down the coast to Newport. Today you will join a Local Specialist on-board an included nature cruise to spot local sea life and marine birds. After you will explore the unique and engaging Oregon Coast Aquarium that allows for an immersive experience that promotes ocean education and conservation in the Pacific Northwest.
Begin your journey towards Portland today in the Willamette Valley and stop at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum. Here you can see a fascinating display of military and civilian air and space craft, most notably the Hughes H-4 Hercules. Then it’s on to Oregon's green and golden wine country, to Connect With Locals over an exclusive Be My Guest gourmet lunch complete with the area's signature Pinot Noir. Later, in Portland, join a Local Specialist for a seated food cart tour. Expertly showcasing this unique and quirky city through delicious creative bites, delve into the history and importance of the Central Eastside Industrial District. Once the city's epicentre of milling, packing and manufacturing, is now home to some of the best producers of artisan food and drink in the PNW!
This morning, take a day trip outside of the city to soak up views of these magnificent and powerful Multnomah Falls before reaching Hood River. Spend the day on a sightseeing trip to the Columbia River Gorge. Nothing will prepare you for the incredible scenic beauty that will unfold along this journey as you follow the historic Columbia River Highway. Waterfalls cascade from basalt cliffs lining the road. You’ll have some free time in Hood River for lunch before enjoying a delicious tasting and tour at the TMK Creamery. On this tasty MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, see where their cheese, ice cream and Cowcohol and hardspirits are made, meet the “Cowlebrities” learn how the creamery has got creative by upcycling remnants from each of their processes into a consumable product. Later enjoy a Farewell Dinner back in Portland with your travel colleagues.
Say goodbye to Portland as you make your way to the airport. Or perhaps extend your stay to enjoy more of the the city.
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