The Pacific Northwest’s Coastal Treasures
From $4,299* pp | 9 Days • 14 Meals *Rate is per person, land only, double occupancy.
Surround yourself in the allures of the spectacular Pacific Northwest – from stunning Canada to things to do in Seattle you’ll never forget – going home will seem unthinkable.
- Relax aboard the Viking Star as you cruise through the scenic San Juan Islands of Washington State.
- Filled with gardens and surrounded by water and mountains, marvel at the beauty of Victoria.
- Explore Olympic National Park and the Hoh Rain Forest, one of the few and most remarkable temperate rainforests in the United States.
Nature, Wildlife, and Islands
Surround yourself in a region with stunning natural beauty, charming towns, and a colourful atmosphere. Delight in a 2-night stay in the captivating city of Seattle. Your sightseeing tour of the city includes a visit to the lively Pike Place Market, the famous fish and vegetable market. Your incredible adventure takes you on a cruise around the breathtaking San Juan Islands. Stay overnight in the quaint little harbour town of Friday Harbour. Savour a 2-night stay in Victoria, one of Canada’s most exhilarating cities and where the views of ocean, gardens and mountains surround you at every turn. Stay in Port Angeles, WA, a charming art town steeped in history considered to be the “authentic northwest.” Marvel at the rainforest inside Olympic National Park where a local naturalist takes you on a leisurely hike. This tour will engulf you in all of the allures of the spectacular Pacific Northwest.
Day 1. Seattle, Washington – Tour Begins
Your scenic tour through the Pacific Northwest featuring the breathtaking San Juan Islands and Victoria, B.C. opens in Seattle, one of America’s most picturesque cities. Get to know your fellow travellers at tonight’s welcome dinner.
Dinner High 21 Low 11 Paramount Hotel
Embark on a sightseeing tour of the “Emerald City,” including the colourful restored waterfront area, historic Pioneer Square, and lively Pike Place Market, a famous fish and vegetable market dotted with restaurants and shops. The afternoon is yours to explore all that Seattle has to offer.
Day 3. Seattle – Cruising the San Juan Islands – Friday Harbour
Board your chartered boat to begin a truly incredible adventure to the San Juan Islands. Set sail to this archipelago consisting of 172 pristine islands. Relax in comfort inside or venture out on deck to take advantage of the endless photo opportunities. Make a stop at the stunning horseshoe-shaped Sucia Island State Park, a world-renowned boating destination. Sit back and take in the tranquillity as you enjoy a picnic lunch in the park. Rejoin your crew on board to continue on your engaging narrated cruise. Overnight in Friday Harbour, a quaint village filled with shops and restaurants surrounded by serene natural beauty.
Day 4. Friday Harbour – Victoria, B.C.
This morning set out under way and head north, passing the famous Roche Harbor on your way to witness Orca whales in their natural habitat. This region is a famous gathering place for these majestic creatures. Along the way, watch for river otters, sea lions and the common minke whales that also call this area home. Then, you are in for a treat – savour a cracked Dungeness crab lunch served right on board! Later, arrive in Victoria, home to some of Canada’s most exhilarating scenery. You’ll be surrounded by stunning panoramas of oceans, mountains and the city’s impressive gardens that are famous the world over.
Begin your day by exploring Butchart Gardens, the most popular attraction in Victoria. Immerse yourself in the 55 acres of the most diverse gardens in the world and see first-hand why they were hailed by National Geographic as one of the “top ten magnificent gardens” in the world. Next, discover the history of Victoria on your sightseeing tour of the city. Learn about its heritage, architecture and colourful gardens while taking in its peaceful atmosphere.
Day 6. Victoria – Port Angeles, Washington
Relax during your leisurely morning in Victoria or explore the city on your own. Then, board the MV Coho ferry for a 90-minute ride to Port Angeles, Washington. This charming art town is steeped in history and is considered to be the “authentic Northwest.” Perched on the shoreline in the shadows of the magnificent Mount Baker and the sprawling Olympic National Park, the views will take your breath away.
Day 7. Port Angeles
Join a local naturalist and guide to explore Olympic National Park. Learn about its three distinct ecosystems – rugged glacier-capped mountains, wild Pacific coast, and magnificent old-growth temperate rain forest. Take a leisurely hike with your guide through the enchanted Hoh Rain Forest, one of the few and most remarkable temperate rain forests in the United States. Pause along the way to enjoy a picnic lunch while surrounded by nature. Continue on to Hurricane Ridge to take in the panoramas of the mountains, the Pacific Ocean, Canada and a variety of wildlife. Tonight, enjoy a wonderful dinner with your fellow travellers.
Day 8. Port Angeles – Seattle Airport Area
Your tour comes to a close today, but the memories of the captivating Northwest will stay with you forever.
Meals as per itinerary
Activities as stated
Please note: Accommodation is subject to change.
Meals not indicated on the itinerary
Comprehensive travel insurance
Items of a personal nature – laundry, telephone, room service
Tips and gratuities
- All cities on this tour are 18 hours behind Australian Eastern Standard Time.
- The elevation on this tour will not exceed 1,000 feet above sea level.
- The currency in the United States is the US Dollar, and the currency in Canada is the Canadian Dollar.
- For electricity, the United States and Canada uses 120 Volts.
- Why not consider a pre and post tour extension. Start and end your holiday rested.
This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets.
Mar 3 – Mar 13. $3,079
Mar 10 – Mar 20. $2,829
Mar 17 – Mar 27. $2,829
Apr 7 – Apr 17. $2,949
Apr 14 – Apr 24. $2,949
Apr 21 – May 1. $2,949
Jun 6 – Jun 26. $3,979
Jun 20 – Jul 1. $3,979
Jul 18 – Jul 29. $3,979
Aug 8 – Aug 19. $4,299
Aug 15 – Aug 26. $4,299
Sep 5 – Sep 16. $3,979
Sep 12 – Sep 23. $3,979
Sep 26 – Oct 7. $3,979
Oct 10 – Oct 21. $3,979
Nov 7 – Nov 18. $3,469
Mar 13 – Mar 24. $3,469
Mar 27 – Apr 7. $3,599
Apr 3 – Apr 14. $3,729
Apr 24 – May 5. $3,729