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7 Day New Orleans & Cajun Country 2018 Itinerary tour

7 Day New Orleans & Cajun Country 2018 Itinerary

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
8 days
From: $ 1,799 $ 225 / day
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2 Portland, 1 Newport, 2 Grants Pass, 1 Eureka, 1 San Francisco

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
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Itinerary

All sightseeing and itinerary inclusions are subject to favorable weather conditions and seasonality. In those instances, and until the roads are available for travel, often unpredictable until the last moment, roads, routes and sites will be amended.

DAY 1, Sunday - Arrive in Portland
Arrive in Portland. Located at the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette rivers, Portland is home to a lively downtown area with shops, restaurants, galleries, and museums. Transfer independently to the hotel. Time to settle in before tonight’s briefing by your Tour Manager on the exciting adventure in the Pacific Northwest that lies ahead, followed by a Welcome Drink together. Afterward, leisure time to explore eclectic Pioneer Courthouse Square with its famous gourmet food carts, the city’s lively dining scene, and the friendly local pubs. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 pm on the day of arrival. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 5 pm on Day 1 of the itinerary or earlier, if possible
Overnight: Portland

DAY 2, Monday - City Tour of Portland, International Rose Test Garden, Columbia River Gorge
The morning tour of Portland accents this very "green and livable" city, with its charming streetcars and pedestrian friendly downtown. Visit the International Rose Test Garden, featuring more than 7,000 rose plants, which highlights Portland's nickname: The City of Roses. Continue to the spectacular Columbia River Gorge, a twisting river canyon 80 miles long, cutting the only sea-level route through the Cascade Mountain Range. Enjoy scenic viewpoints at Crowne Point Vista House and Multnomah Falls. Experience the exhilarating spray of this 611 foot-tall roaring cascade of icy water, and enjoy the power and beauty of nature up-close. Continue to Cascade Locks for lunch at leisure and view the cantilever Bridge of Gods that spans the river between Cascade Locks, Oregon and Washington State. This scenic area, where views of stunning waterfalls dominate the landscape is truly an astounding experience and a powerful geological wonder. Continue to Bonneville Dam & Locks and the Fish Hatchery for a visit of this huge hydropower facility. Back to Portland for dinner with your fellow travelers
Overnight: Portland
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3, Tuesday - Depart Portland, Willamette Valley, Newport
The picturesque drive from Portland passes historic towns, unusual cities and scenic bikeways to the fertile Willamette Valley, Oregon’s famed wine country. Here, discover the lush vineyards and farms tended by Oregonians passionate about growing the best grapes and freshest foods. Enjoy lunch with a vineyard tour and tastings at a nearby winery. Afterward, on to the Oregon Coast and the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, a majestic sentinel built in 1871 believed to be the area’s oldest structure. Arrive in Newport, a coastal playground nestled between the mountains, Pacific Ocean and Yaquina Bay, with its wondrous natural beauty and impressive fishing fleet. Time to relax at your hotel before leisure time. Tonight, opt to explore the Bayfront area with its plethora of shops, art galleries, chowder houses, and seafood restaurants housed in turn of the century storefronts reflecting a bygone era
Overnight: Newport
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4, Wednesday - Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Travel to Grants Pass
Incomparable scenery surrounds you on the drive along the rugged edge of the Oregon coast. This stretch of breathless coastline is marked by steep headlands, jagged volcanic outcrops, and spectacular scenery. Turn in any direction for striking views that will surprise and amaze you! Onwards to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, the largest expanse of coastal sand dunes in North America extending for 40 miles along the coast -- the wind-sculpted dunes stretch approximately 500 feet above sea level. Ride on a dune buggy that takes you through this wild and untamed region. Later, continue to the city of Grants Pass nestled along the Rogue River. Leisure time this evening to stroll amidst the town's shops, restaurants, and cafes
Overnight: Grants Pass
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Thursday – Explore Crater Lake National Park
A gorgeous drive this morning to Crater Lake in southern Oregon with its crystal-blue waters surrounded by cliffs almost 2,000 feet high, home to old-growth forests - one of the crown jewels of the country. Known as one of the "Seven Wonders of Oregon," Crater Lake is the deepest in the United States. Explore the park which encompasses the caldera of Crater Lake, a remnant of a destroyed volcano, Mount Mazama, and the gorgeous surrounding hills and forests. Linger a while for independent discoveries before returning to the town of Grants Pass for an evening at leisure
Overnight: Grants Pass
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Friday - Depart for Eureka, Redwood National & State Parks
As you enter California, drive through the monumental Redwood National Park, home to some of the tallest trees on earth. In this unique park look for wildlife and learn more about the history of the park, designated a World Heritage Site. After lunch on your own, travel toward Eureka, California's lumber center on the edge of giant Humboldt Bay. Here you can see picture-perfect Victorian architecture, including the ornate Carson Mansion, former home of a lumber baron, and the newly revitalized waterfront
Overnight: Eureka
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Saturday - Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Travel to San Francisco
Depart Eureka and continue to the majestic "Avenue of the Giants," a quiet road that winds through some of the world’s most spectacular panoramas of ancient redwood trees. Then, arrive at Humboldt Redwoods State Park, the largest redwood park in California, encompassing over 17,000 acres of ancient old-growth coastal redwoods. At Founders Grove, see the tree commemorating founders of the "Save the Redwoods" movement and the fallen Dyerville Giant, once the tallest tree in the world. At the Humboldt Redwood Interpretive Center, learn more from the knowledgeable staff, interactive displays, and wildlife exhibits. Lunch at leisure en route to San Francisco, the stunning "City by the Bay." The rest of the day is yours to discover this endlessly fascinating city on your own. Tonight, gather for a Farewell Dinner with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers
Overnight: San Francisco
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Sunday - Return Home
Transfer independently to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

National Parks route and program may vary according to weather conditions, seasonal changes, safety issues and wildlife migration patterns.

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