Pacific Coast Adventure: June 6 – 18 or July 18 – 30, 2016 = $2269!*

Pacific Coast Adventure

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13 Day Tour from Los Angeles to Seattle

June 6 – 18, 2016 = $2269*

July 18 – 30, 2016 = $2269*

*Based on double occupancy (two to a room). Seats are limited. Air fare is not included in price but is available for purchase.

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Prices and specials quoted are current as of the date provided by the travel supplier. Please contact Travelers Lane for the most up-to-date information. 314-223-1224. Thank you.

 

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Vacation Overview

From Los Angeles to Seattle, this vacation highlights the Pacific Coast’s beauty and exciting cities. Start in Los Angeles, home to musical and film celebrities, and tour some of the city’s most popular sites. Enjoy the shoreline from Santa Monica to Santa Barbara, where you’ll visit the 200-year-old mission, then head to Solvang, where Denmark has been recreated.

On your way to San Francisco, stop at Hearst Castle, the opulent mansion of wealthy newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst—with splendid antiques, art treasures, and exotic possessions purchased at an estimated $50 million. Enjoy beautiful views along 17-Mile Drive near Monterey. Spend two overnights in stunning San Francisco, famous for its cable cars and steep streets. See the city’s famous landmarks on your sightseeing tour, take a boat ride to infamous Alcatraz Prison, and enjoy time to explore on your own. Of course, a trip to this area would not be complete without a stop in the wine-growing valley of Sonoma. Enjoy a guided tour and wine tasting at one of the well-known Sonoma wineries. Then, view the world’s tallest trees in spectacular Redwood National Park and along Avenue of the Giants before heading north into Oregon.

Enjoy some of Oregon’s beautiful coastal towns, including Bandon-by-the-Sea, Coos Bay, Florence, Tillamook, and Newport. In Portland, Oregon’s largest city, your sightseeing tour shows you why Portland is better known as the “City of Roses.” Then, head to Seattle for sightseeing including the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, and more.

 

Prices and specials quoted are current as of the date provided by the travel supplier. Please contact Travelers Lane for the most up-to-date information. 314-223-1224. Thank you.

 

Itinerary

 
Day 1Los Angeles

Welcome to the “City of Angels.” Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Day 2Los Angeles

This morning, tour Los Angeles and visit the TCL Chinese Theatre, where nearly 200 movie stars have left their handprints and footprints, and see the popular Hollywood Walk of Fame. The remainder of your day is free for your own exploration. Visit Hollywood and the Hollywood History Museum, located in the old Max Factor Building. Stroll Olvera Street, the heart of the original Spanish Mission, or visit the Getty Center with its wonderful art collection. This evening, your Tour Director will have plenty of suggestions for dining and shopping.

Day 3Los Angeles–Santa Barbara–Solvang–San Luis Obispo

Leave the “Motion Picture Capital of the World” behind as you follow the shoreline from Santa Monica to Santa Barbara. The Spanish influence is apparent in Santa Barbara with its quaint whitewashed and tile-roofed buildings. Visit the impressive 200-year-old MISSION with its world-famous twin bell towers. Afterward, enjoy a stroll along the wharf and lunch on your own. Up next: Solvang, where Denmark has been recreated with picturesque buildings and windmills. Free time to browse through the charming shops featuring Danish imports and rich pastries.

Day 4San Luis Obispo–San Simeon–Carmel–17-Mile Drive–Monterey

This morning journey to HEARST CASTLE, the opulent mansion of wealthy newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst. See the splendid antiques, art treasures, and exotic possessions. Afterwards, we’ll travel along the scenic Big Sur Coast Highway before making our way to the resort town of Carmel, a popular haven for writers, artists, and celebrities. Another high point on today’s journey is the beautiful 17-MILE DRIVE, with views of famous Pebble Beach Golf Course and the tenacious Lone Cypress. Next, travel to Monterey, made famous by John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row.

Day 5Monterey–San Francisco

This morning, leave the Monterey coast behind and journey up the peninsula to San Francisco, the “City by the Bay.” Upon arrival, a sightseeing tour includes the breathtaking Golden Gate Bridge and bustling Fisherman’s Wharf. Afterward, take a boat trip to ALCATRAZ PRISON and learn the history of this notorious former prison.

NOTE:
The National Park Service requires we disclose that the value of the Alcatraz Prison visit is US$31.

Day 6San Francisco

The day is free for independent exploration. Perhaps return to Fisherman’s Wharf to enjoy its stores, markets, and excellent waterside eateries; stroll along Grant Street; or maybe take a cable car ride. Tonight, join our optional evening out with dinner at Fisherman’s Wharf followed by an illumination tour of San Francisco.

Day 7San Francisco–Wine Country–Eureka

Leave San Francisco and cross over the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge. Head north into the wine-growing valley of Sonoma. Enjoy a guided tour and WINE TASTING at one of the well-known wineries. Afterward, travel the AVENUE OF THE GIANTS. This world-famous scenic drive is a 31-mile portion of Highway 101 with 51,222 acres of redwood groves.

Day 8Eureka–Redwood National Park–Bandon-by-the-Sea–Coos Bay Area

Travel the coastal highway through REDWOOD NATIONAL PARK with its majestic sequoias, then drive to the seacoast town of Bandon-by-the-Sea. A sightseeing tour will show you its beauty and charm, and includes a photo stop at the Bandon Lighthouse.

Day 9Coos Bay Area–Florence–Newport

Today is all about scenic beauty at a leisurely pace. First is the quaint town of Florence, one of Oregon’s most beautiful and charming cities along the coast. Time on your own to explore historic Old Town with its shops, boutiques, and coffee houses. From Florence, continue north through the SIUSLAW NATIONAL FOREST past popular beach resorts to one of Oregon’s favorite vacation spots—Newport on pretty Yaquina Bay. Late this afternoon, join the optional outing and visit the Oregon Coast Aquarium.

Day 10Newport–Tillamook–Portland

For a taste of the dramatic Oregon coastline we follow the Three Capes Scenic Route to Tillamook. Enjoy a break in Tillamook, best known for its famous cheese and tasty saltwater taffy, before heading to Portland, Oregon’s largest city. A sightseeing tour shows why Portland is better known as the “City of Roses” with its numerous parks and beautiful flower gardens. Visit the largest rose garden in the U.S.—WASHINGTON PARK INTERNATIONAL ROSE TEST GARDEN.

Day 11Portland–Seattle

Today, cross the majestic Columbia River and head north into Washington State to the VOLCANO VISITORS CENTER to learn of the dramatic eruption of Mount St. Helens. Then, weather permitting, see ice-clad dormant volcano Mount Rainier before reaching Seattle. This afternoon’s sightseeing includes the Seattle Center, site of the 1962 World Fair and the 605-foot-high Space Needle, and a stop at the colorful Pike Place Market.

Day 12Seattle

The day is free for you to explore the “Emerald City.” Perhaps take a sightseeing tour that soaks up the Asian flavor of the International District. Explore downtown, take a ferry across Puget Sound, or just relax and experience the spectacular views of Elliott Bay and enjoy fresh seafood.

Day 13Seattle (Embarkation)

Embark your cruise ship.

Day 14Cruising: At Sea

A relaxing day at sea provides time to explore the ship’s many amenities.

Day 15Juneau

Accessible only by air and water, history, Native culture, wildlife, and nature come to life here. Shop for gold nuggets, saunter through the swinging doors at the Red Dog Saloon, or visit mighty Mendenhall Glacier.

Day 16Scenic Cruising: Glacier Bay

This incredible Biosphere Reserve protects a unique ecosystem, hosting an amazing spectacle as tremendous slabs of ice break off and “calve” into the sea.

Day 17Sitka

Charming Sitka was capital of Russian America for 100 years. Catch a performance by the New Archangel Dancers, meet Native Tlingit people, and see where the U.S. took possession of Alaska.

Day 18Ketchikan

Hugging the shores of the Tongass Narrows, this self-proclaimed “Salmon Capital of the World” boasts the largest totem collection on the planet and a former red-light district-turned art district on historic Creek Street.

Day 19Victoria

A touch of England awaits in Victoria: Afternoon Tea at the grandiose Empress Hotel, double-decker buses, and the world-famous Butchart Gardens—a brilliant tapestry of colors spread over 50 blooming acres.

Day 20Seattle (Disembarkation)

Disembark this morning and transfer to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport for your return flight home. Please schedule flights after Noon.

 

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Vacation Highlights

Sightseeing:
In Los Angeles, San Francisco, Wine Country, Bandon-by-the-Sea, Portland, and Seattle; TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Santa Barbara Mission, Hearst Castle, Alcatraz, included wine tasting, International Rose Test Garden at Washington Park, and Volcano Visitors Center. Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Scenic Highlights:
Santa Barbara, Solvang, San Simeon, 17-Mile Drive, Monterey, Cannery Row, Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Nob Hill, Sonoma, Avenue of the Giants, Redwood National Park, Bandon Lighthouse, Siuslaw National Forest, Newport, Yaquina Bay, Three Capes Scenic Route, and the Columbia River.

Guides:

Services of a professional Tour Director; crew member service while cruising on Holland America’s MS Westerdam.

Hotels

LOS ANGELES L.A. Hotel Downtown (D)
SAN LUIS OBISPO Best Western Plus Royal Oak Hotel (MF)
MONTEREY Days Inn Monterey Downtown (ST)
SAN FRANCISCO Marriott Marquis (SF)
EUREKA Best Western Plus Humboldt Bay Inn (F)
COOS BAY AREA Mill Casino Hotel (F)
NEWPORT Shilo Inn Oceanfront Resort (ST)
PORTLAND Doubletree by Hilton Portland (F) / Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center (F) on departure May 2
SEATTLE Best Western Plus Executive Inn (F)

Meals

3 continental breakfasts

 

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Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be available. Whether it’s a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; to get an estimated price, use a currency converter for exchange rate information (pricing may vary at the time of booking).

CITY: Los Angeles

Universal Studios Hollywood – One day admission – client ID #1074 No visit to the West Coast would be complete without seeing the world’s largest motion picture and television studio. There’s a chance to see live shows currently aired on TV, a screen test, comedy theater, and a daring stunt show.

Approximate value: $95 USD per person
CITY: San Francisco

24 Hour Hop on – Hop off City Loop Tour Spend 24 hours seeing the famous sights of San Francisco. Stops include Fisherman’s Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Union Square, Chinatown, North Beach, Alcatraz Landing and Pier 39. Tours are on board a double decker bus giving you the best views of San Francisco.

Approximate value: $45 USD per person
All Loops Pass Hop On – Hop Off Tour The All Loop pass includes stops in Fisherman’s Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Union Square, Chinatown, North Beach, Alcatraz Landing and Pier 39. This tour also gives you access to the Sausalito Loop. Tours are on board a double decker bus giving you the best views of San Francisco.

Approximate value: $55 USD per person
Bay Cruise This fully narrated one-hour tour sails under the majestic Golden Gate Bridge. Experience the thrilling history of San Francisco Bay with all the sound and glory it deserves. The tour also sails along San Francisco’s historic waterfront where there’s no better way to experience unobstructed views of sensational skylines in every direction. It’s a great vantage point for snapping pictures or simply reflecting on the vast beauty of the San Francisco Bay. Sail past the PIER 39 sea lions, under the Golden Gate Bridge and circle Alcatraz Island. Onboard narration describes the City and its landmarks as you sail along in comfort; both indoor and outdoor seating are provided. (Cruise is 1 hour)

Approximate value: $30 USD per person
Deluxe Wine Country Tour Napa and Sonoma are world famous for their fine wine and beautiful scenery. Learn about wine from our expert guides as you travel north to California’s Premiere wine country. You’ll learn the areas’ history of wine making, from the early Spanish missionaries who brought grape vines from Europe to the Forty-Niners who served wines in their saloons. You will tour wineries and see how grapes are picked, crushed, blended and bottled. You’ll walk through beautiful vineyards with your tour guide and then taste the finished product – wine tasting fees included. There will be time for lunch at Historical Sonoma Square or Vintage 1870 in the heart of Napa.

Approximate value: $91 USD per person
Muir Woods & Sausalito, Giant Redwoods Travel Across the Golden Gate Bridge and through the rugged coastal mountains. Enjoy magnificent views of San Francisco Bay and valleys, where the Coastal Miwok once lived. The first stop is Muir Woods National Monument, where ancient groves of giant Redwood (Sequoia Sempreverins) Trees tower over Redwood Creek. A Full 1 hour stop. Muir Woods entrance fee included. Next, visit the beautiful coastal town of Sausalito, a gorgeous Mediterranean-style village, with quaint shop, art galleries, and waterfront restaurants. Approximate one hour stop in Sausalito. You may extend your stay in Sausalito and return by ferry to San Francisco, ferry cost not included. (Approximately 4 hours)

Approximate value: $62 USD per person
Muir Woods, Sausalito & Bay Cruise Travel Across the Golden Gate Bridge and through the rugged coastal mountains. Enjoy magnificent views of San Francisco Bay and valleys, where the Coastal Miwok once lived. The first stop is Muir Woods National Monument, where ancient groves of giant Redwood (Sequoia Sempreverins) Trees tower over Redwood Creek. A Full 1 hour stop. Muir Woods entrance fee included. Next, visit the beautiful coastal town of Sausalito, a gorgeous Mediterranean-style village, with quaint shop, art galleries, and waterfront restaurants. Approximate one hour stop in Sausalito. Then enjoy a cruise along the historic waterfront, with a close-up view of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Pier 39, and the sea lions. (Approximately 6 hours)

Approximate value: $91 USD per person
Rocket Boat Get blown away on this 30-minute high-speed tour of the City’s historic waterfront. Sail past the sea lions, zoom to the Bay Bridge, fly down to AT&T Park, scream past Treasure Island, and breeze by Alcatraz on the way back to PIER 39. This exciting ride pauses occasionally to allow passengers to catch their breath and capture unique sightseeing and photo opportunities unavailable on other tours. RocketBoat, it’s an extreme adventure powered by biodiesel fuel. A blast on the Bay that is not to be missed.

Approximate value: $26 USD per person
San Francisco By Night with dinner at Swiss Louis The evening begins with dinner at a popular Fisherman’s Wharf restaurant and spectacular views of the bay. Before heading back to your hotel we will drive out to Treasure Island to view the city lights from across the bay.

Approximate value: $66 USD per person
CITY: Seattle

1-hour Pike Place Market tour Join Savor Seattle Tours for a one-hour historical tour of Pike Place Market filled with intriguing tales! At over 100 years old, Pike Place Market is the oldest continuously operating market in the United States. The original Starbucks and Sur La Table stores can be found here, as well as the world famous fish throwing Pike Place Fish boys. It is also home to more than 200 year-round commercial businesses; 190 craftspeople; and approximately 100 farmers who rent table space by the day; 240 street performers and musicians. Your tour will take you inside the main thoroughfares of the Pike Place Market, as well as the Lower Levels where hidden treasures await. Enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds that make up this iconic landmark!

Approximate value: $16.50 USD per person
Argosy Dinner Cruise Dinner Cruises, an Experience as Memorable as the View. Take a 2-1/2 hour dining cruise where our ever-changing city and mountain views are the perfect complement to the Northwest-infused buffet. Our menu is prepared fresh on-board featuring James Beard award-winning Executive Chef Christine Keff. Evening sailings feature live entertainment.

Approximate value: $90 USD per person
Farewell Dinner and Ride the Ducks tour of Seattle Celebrate the tours end with a festive farewell dinner and Duck tour of Seattle. With a fun atmosphere and in the spirit of Italian culture at Buca di Beppo the meals are served family style and meant to be shared by everyone at the table. After dinner tour Seattle by land and water on a WWII amphibious landing craft. Explore the waterfront, downtown Seattle shopping district, Pike Place Market and historic Pioneer Square. Then, splash into Lake Union for a view a breath-taking view of the Seattle skyline! Includes all food, non-alcoholic beverages, tax, gratuity and duck tour.

Approximate value: $75 USD per person
Pike Place Market Food & Cultural tour Become a Market insider on this behind the scenes adventure! Experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of this historic 100+ year old landmark. Meet the Market’s lively characters and hear their memorable stories. See fish fly, cheese being made, and the original Starbucks store. Highlights include: 16+ bites and sips, including crab cakes, chowder, and cheese! Tastings at 10 vibrant Market locations. Entertaining stories of the Market’s rich history and culture. 1-on-1 time with the famous fish throwin’ Pike Place Fish boys. Inclusions: All food tastings, guided tour, personal audio devices, and VIP dining and shopping discount card.

Approximate value: $52 USD per person
Seattle Harbor Cruise Join Argosy for the cruise that started it all! Since 1949, Argosy Cruises has been a favorite attraction for millions of locals and visitors. Guests always enjoy this narrated 1-hour tour of Seattle’s vibrant and historic harbor. With never-ending skyline views and wide-open outdoor decks, this fascinating tour is perfect for visitors and locals alike. Transportation from the hotel is not included.

Approximate value: $23.50 USD per person
Winery and Waterfall Tour Explore Seattle wine tasting at Washington’s award winning estate-wineries. Having been in the business for over 20 years, we love having the opportunity of introducing visitors to the independent family run Seattle wineries as well as the beloved, world-class Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery. Then combine in one fun day some of the best Northwest scenery along with your Seattle winery tour experience. Our comfortable tour will take you over Lake Washington on Seattle’s famous Evergreen Pt. Bridge, the world’s second longest floating bridge, to Woodinville, home to dozens of Washington State’s 700+ premium wineries. Washington is now America’s #2 wine region and has produced numerous top scoring wines. You will enjoy tastings at the Chateau as well as at least one other award winning Seattle winery. Allow $5-$10 at each Seattle winery for tasting fee options of your choice. Winery selection may occasionally vary due to winery schedules and private events.

Approximate value: $98 USD per person
Single Room Supplement:
from $1,810 based on date and cabin category

Triple Room Reduction per person:
from $225 based on date and cabin category

 

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o The following charges are not included in the land vacation price unless otherwise noted: airfare to and from the start of your vacation; Intra-vacation air unless specified in the itinerary; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; International Air Transportation tax; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; airport taxes and fees including the September 11th Security fee up to $10 per person, passenger facility charges up to $18 per person, Federal domestic flight segment fees up to $3.70 per segment, and U.S. and International arrival and departure and other government-imposed added by the airline and applicable at time of booking; port taxes; passports; visas (except on Cuba programs) and vaccinations; tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, the tour company Group Leader in Cuba, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ship’s crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted Globus menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant or onboard your vessel (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); airport transfers on non-qualifying flights; optional excursions; additional activities and excursions purchased online; porterage at airports and train stations; Travel Protection; and all other items of a personal nature.
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