Springtime in the Pacific Northwest

Springtime in the Pacific Northwest
Sun, May 31st, 2020
to
Fri, Jun 12th, 2020
Attention: Passport Required
  • • "Triple" : Two Beds: $3080
  • • "Quad" : Two Beds: $3060
  • • "Single" : One Bed: $4150
"Double":

One or Two Beds: $3100

13 Day Motorcoach Tour to Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia including the Portland Rose Festival Parade then Fly back from Seattle, Washington!

*Riley Tours purchases the Group Deluxe Protection plan with Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption on behalf of all tour passengers*



Highlights include: 

Pitchfork Fondue
Medora Musical
Columbia River Gorge Sternwheeler
Bonneville Dam Visitor Center
Multnomah Falls
International Rose Test Garden
Rose Society
Behind-the-Scenes Float Barn tour
Portland Rose Festival Parade
Mount St. Helens Visitor Center
Museum of Glass
LeMay Car Museum
Victoria, BC
Butchart Gardens
Olympic National Park 
Whale Watching
Seattle City Tour
Pike's Place Market

 

Day 1 Medora, ND
Our journey begins today as we skirt
across North Dakota to the historic town
of Medora. Upon arrival we’ll check-in to
our hotel before attending the Pitchfork
Fondue and the Medora Musical. (D)

Day 2 Missoula, MT
We enter “Big Sky Country” today. Sit back,
relax and enjoy the scenery as we travel
through Montana to Missoula, nestled in
the heart of the Northern Rockies. (B)

Day 3 Portland, OR
Today we travel west into Washington
and make our way to Oregon. We’ll arrive
in Portland where we will check-in to our
hotel for the next 4 nights. (B)

Day 4 Portland, OR
Enjoy an leisurely morning before we
board the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler
for a cruise on the Historic Columbia
River Scenic Waterway. Glide past such
natural landmarks as Multnomah Falls,
Beacon Rock, Bonneville Locks and
Dam, and many others. Meals onboard
include a light continental breakfast as
you board, followed by a delicious lunch
buffet, and complimentary hot coffee,
tea and dessert. Afterwards, we will go
to the Bonneville Dam Visitor Center
to learn about it’s history and how it
provides electricity and flood control for
this area. We’ll return to our hotel for the
rest of the evening on your own. (B, L)

Day 5 Portland, OR
Our sightseeing begins this morning
as we travel back along the Columbia
River again to Multnomah Falls and see
it from a different view. We’ll have an
included lunch today at a local favorite
before visiting the Portland Rose Society
Spring Rose Show, the competition of
cut roses. Then we’ll do a behind-the-
Scenes Float Barn Tour. Here we will
be guided through the float building
warehouse as the finishing touches
and final floral arrangements are being
placed on the floats. (B, L)

Day 6 Portland, OR
A local guide will board our bus this
morning to show us around Portland on a
city tour. Next, visit we the International
Rose Test Garden and see it’s 7,000 rose
plants of approximately 550 varieties.
Portland is home to the Oregon Rail
Heritage Center and that’s where we’re
off to next. Here we will learn and see
Portland’s historic locomotives, railroad
equipment, and artifacts. Tonight,
dinner is included at a one of Portland’s
popular eateries! (B, D)

Day 7 Tacoma, WA
Today is the big day! We’ll attend the
Grand Floral Parade this morning. We
have indoor premium reserved seats at
the Memorial Coliseum. This the second
largest all-floral parade in the United
States behind the Tournament of Roses
Parade. Afterwards, we’ll depart Portland
and drive along the Spirit Lake Highway
to the Mount St. Helens Visitor Center.
Here, we will learn about the eruption of
Mount St. Helens, the landscape before
and during the eruption and the results
it had on the ecosystems. We’ll continue
to Tacoma, Washington for this evenings
lodging. (B)

Day 8 Port Angeles, WA
We’ll spend the morning at the LeMay-
America’s Car Museum. It consists
of many automotive artifacts, 250
automobiles from the last 100 years plus
another 100 vehicles loaned from private
collectors. We’ll stop for lunch on your own
before heading to the Museum of Glass,
located right on the Tacoma’s waterfront.
Experience breathtaking works of art by
artists like Dale Chihuly and others. Enjoy
glass art making demonstrations from
molten glass in “The Hot Shop.” You’ll
even have the chance to walk across the
Chihuly Bridge of Glass, a 500-foot-long
pedestrian overpass that links the Museum
to downtown Tacoma. We make our way
to Port Angeles enjoying beautiful scenery
along the way as we travel the Washington
Peninsula. Upon arrival, we will check-in to
our waterfront property located near many
shops and restaurants. (B)

Day 9 Port Angeles, WA
This morning we will board a ferry to
Victoria, British Columbia. This capital
city, sits on the craggy southern end
of Vancouver Island. Upon arrival, we’ll
visit one of the world’s most beautiful
gardens, Butchart Gardens. Stroll through
the gardens and view it’s June blooms
including the soft silky petals of the
Paeonia and Peonies, more than 70
different varieties of Iris, the eye catching
greenish white flowers of the Cornus kousa
and many more that will be blooming.
Lunch will be on your own at one of the
restaurants at the Gardens. Later, we will
meet up with a local guide who will give
us a tour of this beautiful city. We will ferry
back to Port Angeles. (B)

Day 10 Port Angeles, WA
Our adventure today will be one you
won’t forget! We’ll board a boat for a
whale watching excursion and head out
into the Strait of Juan de Fuca, home of
the famed “Humpback Comeback” of
the Pacific Northwest, with hundreds of
humpbacks now choosing these cold,
nutrient-rich waters as their summer
feeding grounds. After facing extinction
in the early 1900’s, protective measures
have since helped humpback whale
populations rebound. Despite their size
(40 feet long and weighing 40 tons),
humpback whales have the reputation
of being the most acrobatic of the
whales. Few things compare to seeing
a humpback breach! We will visit Race
Rocks to marvel at elephant seals, Steller
sea lions, and if we’re lucky, maybe even
a sea otter! (B)

Day 11 Seattle, WA
Our adventure continues as we travel
through Olympic National Park. We’ll
enter the park and be surrounded
by it’s lush forests until it opens up
to the shoreline of Lake Crescent. A
stop will be made for photos of the
deep lake known for its brilliant
blue waters and exceptional clarity.
It’s caused by a lack of nitrogen in the
water which inhibits the growth of algae.
We’ll make our way to the Hoh Rain Forest
which is located in the stretch of the
Pacific Northwest rainforest. Throughout
the winter season, there is 140-170 inches
of rain or 12-14 feet of precipitation
here each year. The result, a lush, green
canopy of both coniferous and deciduous
species. Mosses and ferns that blanket the
surfaces add another dimension to the
enchantment of the rainforest. The Hoh
is one of the finest remaining examples
of temperate rainforest in the United
States. We’ll weave in and out of the park
throughout the day seeing nothing but
beautiful scenery as we make our way to
Seattle. (B)

Day 12 Seattle, WA
A local guide will climb aboard our bus
and give us a city tour this morning.
We will see many of Seattles sights
including the Shopping District, the
world’s first Starbucks, Pioneer Square-
Seattle’s original downtown that is
now a historic district with art galleries
and trendy restaurants that border the
sports stadiums for the Seahawks and
Mariners. Lunch will be on your own at
the Pike Place Market. It houses many
restaurant and shops to keep you busy!
This afternoon, we’ll take in the view
from the Space Needle. With two floors
of thrilling views, you can float over
Seattle as you sit back on one of the
inclined glass benches in the open-air
observation deck and step out onto the
world’s first revolving glass floor seeing
Seattle at your feet. (B)

Day 13 Home
Our motorcoach will drop us off at the
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport for
our flight home. A Riley bus will be awaiting
our arrival once we arrive in Minneapolis
to bring us back to our original departure
points.
2 dinners 
2 lunches and 
11 continental breakfasts

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