OREGON'S COAST , CASCADES & CRAFT BEERS - 2017
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Experience some of Oregon’s most impressive scenery during this tour while sampling some of the region’s best craft beers. Start in Seattle where city sightseeing includes some of the city’s famous landmarks followed by a tour and tasting at Red Hook Brewery.
Travel south along Oregon’s coast with overnights in Astoria and Newport. Visit the Astoria Column, Fort Clatsop National Historic Park, Lewis and Clark’s winter encampment, and the Tillamook Cheese Factory. There will be plenty of stops to take in the coastal scenery and photo opportunities that abound. Globus has also arranged for a tasting and dinner at the Rogue Brewery in Newport.
Before leaving the coast, make a stop in Florence where an exciting dune buggy ride over the beautiful sand dunes is in store for you. In Bend, enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour at the High Desert Museum where you’ll learn about the true spirit of the west. Enjoy a tasting and lunch at the popular Deschutes Brewery. There’s plenty of time to explore on Bend’s vibrant downtown area on your own, enjoy a stroll along the Rogue River, or perhaps explore more of the city’s 27 breweries and distilleries.
Next it’s on to Crater Lake National Park for a day of exploring the fifth-oldest National Park in the United States. Continue north with a visit to a local orchard for a special treat, take in amazing views of Mt. Hood, enjoy lunch and a tasting at Full Sail Brewery, and make a stop to see impressive Multnomah Falls. Finish the trip in Portland with city sightseeing including the International Rose Test Gardens and a special Brewers farewell dinner, pairing 4 courses with local beers. The perfect ending to your Oregon holiday!
If you’re interested in seeing amazing scenery, exploring vibrant cities and sampling some of the country’s best craft beers, then this holiday is for you!
Private guided tour at the High Desert Museum;
Lunch & tasting at Deschutes Brewery & Public House
Special farewell brewers dinner at Widmer Brothers Brewing
Sightseeing; tour & tasting at Redhook Ale Brewery.
Visit the Astoria Column and Fort Clatsop National Historic Park.
Tour the cheese factory and enjoy a local treat.
Tour with dinner & tasting at Rogue Brewery.
Explore the sand dunes on a dune buggy ride.
- CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK
Private guided tour at the High Desert Museum; lunch & tasting at Deschutes Brewery & Public House.
- HOOD RIVER
Enjoy a visit to a local orchard; lunch & tasting at Full Sail Brewing Co.
- MULTNOMAH FALLS
Sightseeing including a special coffee & chocolate tasting; special farewell brewers dinner at Widmer Brothers Brewing.
- FREE WI-FI
Available on your motorcoach.
- INSIDE VISITS and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions. Visit our website for details and conditions.
Breakfast (B) daily, 3 lunches including a picnic lunch in Crater Lake National Park (L), 3 three-course dinners (D) including a farewell dinner in Portland.
Day by Day
ARRIVE IN SEATTLE.
Welcome to Seattle! At 6 pm, meet your fellow travelling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
Morning sightseeing features the waterfront, Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, and more. Then, a tour and tasting at REDHOOK ALE BREWERY. Learn its history and how it became Seattle's largest brewery. The rest of the day is free to explore on your own. How about ascending the Space Needle or visiting the incredible Chihuly Gardens & Glass? (B)
Head south to historic Astoria, located at the mouth of the Columbia River. Visit the ASTORIA COLUMN for spectacular views of the city and Pacific Ocean below. At FORT CLATSOP NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, costumed guides bring to life the story of Lewis & Clark, who used the fort as their winter encampment. During your free time here, consider time along the waterfront, where fishing boats unload their daily catch, seals and sea lions sun themselves, and charming Victorian architecture offers a glimpse into the past. This evening, enjoy an interactive dinner made with local ingredients and complimented with some of Oregon's best beers and wine. (B,D)
Today, 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. Next, we visit the TILLAMOOK CHEESE factory, where you can take a tour, try samples, and enjoy a local treat. Continue to Newport and your oceanfront hotel. This evening, visit ROGUE BREWERY, learn about their sustainable brewing efforts, and tour their liquor distillery and traditional cooperage. After the tour, enjoy dinner and a tasting of some of Rogue's most popular beers. (B,D)
Explore more of the Oregon coast this morning as you travel down scenic Highway 101. Spend time in the charming coastal town of Florence. Enjoy a DUNE BUGGY ride as you ascend and descend the impressive dunes and along the ocean beach. Next, make your way past orchards, creameries, and vineyards on your way to Medford. (B)
MEDFORD-CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK-BEND.
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. Spend time at the Visitor's Centre, explore historic Crater Lake Lodge, enjoy a leisurely hike, or just relax and admire the stunning scenery. Don't forget your camera, as photo opportunities abound! 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. (B,L)
This morning, visit the HIGH DESERT MUSEUM for a private guided tour that highlights the true Spirit of the West. 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 Jubelale. The remainder of day is at your leisure. You may want to browse the downtown area's many shops and art galleries, take a trolley tour, stroll along the Deschutes River, or jump on the Bend Brew Bus for a unique tour that visits four different breweries. (B,L)
Travel north, taking in vistas of famous Mount Hood, towering over the valley below at 3,426 metres (11,239 feet). Stop for a visit to a local ORCHARD, where you'll have a chance to sample some of the region's delicious produce and enjoy a special treat. Next, enjoy views of the Columbia River and snow-capped peaks beyond as you visit FULL SAIL BREWING CO in Hood River. Over lunch, sample their most popular creations. On to MULTNOMAH FALLS, a 186-metre-tall (611-foot-tall) roaring and awe-inspiring cascade of icy water. Arrive in Portland, the "City of Roses" for a 2-night stay. This evening is free to explore Portland on your own. (B,L)
On your morning tour of Portland, see some of the city's eclectic neighbourhoods, Pioneer Courthouse Square with its famous food carts, and Washington Park, home of the International Rose Test Gardens. We'll also visit a local COFFEE & CHOCOLATE TASTING ROOM to sample their small-batch coffees and homemade chocolates. 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 Bookstore, the largest bookstore in the world? This evening, join your Tour Director and fellow travel companions for a special farewell BREWERS DINNER at WIDMER BROTHERS BREWING, famous for their Hefeweizen. The dinner includes four courses, each paired with a local beer, and discussion from one of the local experts-the perfect ending to your holiday! (B,D)
Your tour ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules. A transfer is included to Portland International Airport. For passengers who would like to return to Seattle, the motorcoach will provide a transfer to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport at no additional cost. Please schedule flights from Seattle after 1 pm. (B)
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