Journey from Seattle to San Francisco, savoring ocean views and local cuisine. Stop at Lighthouses on the Oregon coast and stand under the “giants shadow” at Redwood National Park’s Avenue of the Giants. Discover the magic of this corner of the world, where the coastal terrain is a beautiful combination of sandy beaches, towering rock cliffs, an endless array of marine animals and remarkable giant Redwood forests.
- City Tours of Seattle and San Francisco
- Watch for Sea Life on a Marine Discovery Cruise
- Take a thrilling Giant Dune Buggy Ride
- Walk among the Redwoods at the Trees of Mystery
DAY 1: SEATTLE, WA
Fly into Seattle for a two-night stay. D
DAY 2: EXPLORE SEATTLE
Enjoy a morning ascension in the iconic Space Needle for spectacular city views followed by free time at the nation’s oldest farmer market, Pike Place Market. Learn about Seattle’s pioneer history during a visit to the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park and see salmon migrate up the fish ladder at the Chittendon Locks. B, D
DAY 3: ASTORIA
Stop at Mount St. Helens Visitor Center to learn about the devastating 1980 eruption and this geologically intense area. Arrive in Astoria, the oldest city in Oregon, for dinner and an overnight stay overlooking the Columbia River. B, D
DAY 4: COASTAL HISTORY
Learn about the history of the U.S. Coast Guard and Columbia River Bar Pilots during a morning visit to the Columbia River Maritime Museum. Take a leisurely walk along Cannon Beach to see Oregon’s geological landmark “Haystack Rock.” Take a guided tour and sample some award-winning products at Tillamook Cheese Factory. Visit the “Whale Watching Capital” of the Oregon Coast,” Depoe Bay, and watch for the resident pod of grey whales. Arrive in Newport for a two-night stay with private ocean view balconies at the Hallmark Resort Newport. B, D
DAY 5: OREGON COAST
Board the 65’ Discovery for a naturalist-led marine discovery cruise – watch for whales, sea lions, seals, lighthouses and more! Visit the top attraction on the Oregon Coast, the Oregon Coast Aquarium, and be immersed in a mesmerizing underwater world. Marvel at spectacular ocean views from the tallest lighthouse in Oregon, Yaquina Head Lighthouse. Under starry skies, enjoy a
beachfront bonfire with s’mores (weather permitting). B, D
DAY 6: FLORENCE
Visit Heceta Head Lighthouse, the most photographed lighthouse on the Pacific Coast. Follow the coastline south to Florence, OR, for an exhilarating Giant Dune Buggy Ride up and over the massive sand dunes that characterize this coastal area. Overnight in Crescent City, CA. B, D
DAY 7: MAGNIFICENT REDWOODS
Grab your camera and feast your eyes on the magnificent redwoods on a gondola ride at the Trees of Mystery, stop at Redwood National and State Park. Arrive at Humboldt State Park visitor center for a guided walk in the largest remaining stand of virgin redwoods in the world. Overnight in Eureka, CA. B, D
DAY 8: AVENUE OF THE GIANTS
Hop on Highway 101 and head south through wine country to the gateway of the redwoods, the Avenue of the Giants scenic drive with some of the tallest and oldest coastal redwoods on display. Check in for a two-night stay in the outskirts of San Francisco. B
DAY 9: EXPLORE SAN FRANCISCO
Discover the allure of the “city by the bay” through its iconic neighborhoods such as Chinatown and Golden Gate Park. Delight in the mesmerizing vistas of the San Francisco Bay that await you at every turn. Enjoy leisure time in Sausalito before returning to Pier 43½ to board a comfortable boat for a narrated Golden Gate Bay Cruise featuring views of Alcatraz Island. B, D
DAY 10: FLY HOME B
- Departure: August 26, 2024
- Return: September 4, 2024
- Double: $3999
- Triple/Quad: $3559
- Single: $5199
*Includes round-trip airfare from STL or MCI
San Francisco: 70/56
Crescent City: 66/51
Since we are traveling by plane you must bring a valid state-issued ID (driver’s license) or passport.
Sunrise Tours luggage straps (that go around the entire exterior of your piece of luggage) are available in our office that can assist with ensuring your luggage stays securely closed throughout the air transport process. If you would like a complimentary luggage strap, please stop by our NEW office (12166 Old Big Bend Road, #208, 63122) during regular office hours.
New reservations will require a $250 per person deposit unless otherwise noted. As always, your deposit is still fully refundable for any reason until final payment. We are happy to accept cash, check (preferred) or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) for your deposit.
Throughout 2021 we limited capacity on all our tours. This policy was so overwhelmingly popular by Sunrise travelers, we have made it permanent. In 2022 and beyond, we will limit the capacity on our motorcoaches to 80%. Most Sunrise Tours travel on 50-seat coaches with extra legroom, which means guests will enjoy extra legroom AND at least 6-8 empty seats. In the rare cases when we charter a 55-seat coach, there will be at least 10 open seats on the bus.
Our popular on-board refreshment service on travel days will feature a variety of soda, beer, wine spritzers, juices and sparkling water choices served in recyclable aluminum cans. This is a safe and eco-conscious way for us to deliver the ever-popular Sunrise Tours “happy hour” on tour. We do not typically serve bottled water and ask that while on tour you be responsible for your own hydration and consider the Sunrise Tours drink service a welcome refreshment.
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