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9 DAY CASCADIA AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

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$5,110 USD
PLACES VISITED
Portland, Victoria, BC, Vancouver, Seattle
9 DAY CASCADIA AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
This tour highlights Portland, Seattle and Vancouver, which are undoubtedly some of
North America’s most attractive cities and host a great number of incredible culinary,
touring and learning experiences. From the man-made marvel of the Boeing factory to
British Columbia’s incredible Sea to Sky country, Oregon’s scenic wild coast and the
wonder of the Columbia River Gorge, this tour is truly a one-off and possibly the trip of a
lifetime.
Start Location: Portland End Location: Vancouver
TOP HIGHLIGHTS
  • Spectacular Vancouver
  • Scenic Train Ride to Portland
  • British Columbia’s Sea to Sky Country
  • Oregon’s Wild Coast and the Columbia River Gorge
  • Old World Charm of Victoria
  • Cruise Through Puget Sound to Seattle
  • Willamette Valley Wine Growing Region
  • Seattle Space needle
  • Capilano bridge
  • Lil’Wat Cultural centre
  • Grouse Mountain
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ITINERARY
Day 1: Arrive in Portland, OR

Welcome to the city of Portland, Oregon. What distinguishes Portland from the rest of America's cityscapes? In a Northwest nutshell, everything. Rich cultural offerings, historic and modern architecture, endless recreational activities, and a friendly feel make Portland attractive to everyone. Voted “The Best Big City”. Tonight, you will meet your Tour Leader and enjoy a group dinner together.
Overnight: Portland
Meals: Dinner
Day 2: Portland

A leisurely drive through rural Oregon and the heart of the Oregon Wine Country takes us back to Portland. The Willamette Valley, Oregon’s leading wine region, has over two-thirds of the state’s wineries and vineyards and is home to nearly 500 wineries. We will stop at one of the leading wineries for sampling and our farewell vineyard lunch. The region is recognized as one of the premier Pinot noir-producing areas in the world. Other cool-climate varieties such as Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, and Gewürztraminer are equally at home in the Willamette Valley. While the number of wineries continues to grow, Willamette Valley winemakers have not lost their handcrafted approach to making wine and are now recognized worldwide for their efforts. The Willamette Valley won the 2016 Wine Region of the Year award by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Return to Portland for an evening at leisure.
Overnight: Portland
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3: Portland, OR - Seattle

An early morning 3.5-hour long train ride on the Amtrak Cascades service takes us north along a scenic route to the city of Seattle. Upon arrival, a visit to the bucket list item for most travelers, the Space Needle is certainly Seattle’s most iconic structure. At a height of 605 feet, the Space Needle boasts fabulous 360- degree views that include Mt. Rainier
Overnight: Seattle
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4: Seattle, WA

Open year-round, the Pike Place Market is Seattle’s most iconic attraction — and it’s filled with tasty treats. Aisles of gleaming fruits and vegetables, tables overflowing with fresh floral bouquets, and booth after booth selling all manner of locally made jewellery, clothing, and gifts. It’s also a great place to enjoy many fantastic eateries serving prepared dishes. The highlight of the day will be our visit to one of Seattle's favourite aviation attractions, the Future of Flight Aviation Center and the Boeing factory. The centre offers the only publicly available opportunity to tour a commercial jet assembly plant in North America where you can watch Boeing 747, 777 and 787 Dreamliner jets being assembled. Evening will be at leisure.
Overnight: Seattle
Meals: Breakfast
Day 5: Seattle, WA – Victoria, BC

This morning, we board the Norwegian-built ferry to Victoria weaving through the San Juan Islands in the waters of Puget Sound. The fast boats reach speeds of up to 30 knots, making them amongst the fastest passenger vessels in the Western Hemisphere. Passengers aboard the vessels will find comfortable, roomy seats, tables for playing cards, and open deck space for getting a breath of fresh air or taking in the sights. Upon arrival into Victoria, BC. As an island destination, Vancouver Island boasts the mildest climate in Canada; it is green and beautiful year-round. Victoria the capital of British Columbia, has a colonial heritage, architecture, colourful gardens, and traditions like afternoon tea blending with a plethora of outdoor adventure, world-class culinary experiences and a vibrant arts and culture scene. A city tour explaining Victoria’s rich and fascinating history is rooted in the indigenous people’s culture stretching back thousands of years and British and Asian traditions since the mid-1800s. Highlights include the Parliament Buildings, Royal BC Museum, and the Fairmont & Empress hotels surrounding the picturesque Inner Harbour, the beautiful Craigdarroch Castle, and feel the pulse of Canada’s oldest Chinatown. Time at leisure tonight to browse the pedestrian-friendly lanes of the city centre area before enjoying a harbor view dinner together.
Overnight: Victoria, BC
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6: Victoria, BC – Vancouver

This morning, we visit the renowned Butchart Gardens, with over 55 acres of spectacular flora displays and have time to wander, before heading to the ferry terminal to take a late afternoon ferry ride crossing the Straits of Georgia to Vancouver. The route takes us past some of the Gulf Islands scattered over this part of the Pacific. As we sail past, we can see the sleepy charm and the slow pace of life on these small islands that make them so attractive to the residents in their oceanfront homes. Arrive in the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver. A vibrant metropolitan city on the west coast, Vancouver is nestled between majestic mountains, sparkling ocean, rainforests, and beautiful foliage. All four seasons make Vancouver one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Vancouver is also a very walkable city; the locals take great pride in welcoming visitors with clean, safe, and vibrant streets, day or night. Upon arrival check into our downtown hotel and enjoy an evening at leisure.
Overnight: Vancouver
Meals: Breakfast
Day 7: Vancouver

Vancouver’s rugged wilderness and the wild coast where the mountains meet the Pacific Ocean is literally right around the corner. We do a scenic tour along the Sea to Sky corridor today. Driving past the ocean-side town of Horseshoe Bay, we feel the spray from British Columbia’s 3rd highest waterfall at Shannon Falls, rise almost 850 metres to the top of the Sea to Sky Gondola, cross the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge and travel to the depths on the underground train at the historic Britannia Mine Museum. A guided tour of the Lil’wat cultural center and some free time to explore the pedestrian-only village of Whistler. Returning to Vancouver in the late evening.
Overnight: Vancouver
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8: Vancouver, BC

We’ll start the morning with a city tour passing through eclectic Yaletown, Gastown, Queen Elizabeth Park, and the 1.000-acre Stanley Park. Enjoy vistas of the nearby Coastal Mountains and Harbor while traveling through stands of Hemlock, Cedar, and old growth cedar trees. Next, an exciting ultimate flying ride where you will sit suspended, feet dangling, before a 20-metre spherical screen. As you journey to incredible places, you’ll feel wind and mist on your face, smell scents of nature, and swoop, dip, and turn in flight motion seats. In the late afternoon, Cross the legendary Suspension Bridge 70 meters above the canyon below, walk through a rainforest canopy with Treetops Adventure, and experience an adrenaline-pumping walk above the canyon with Cliff walk. For tonight's dinner, you will take a Skyride, high above towering Douglas firs, breathtaking views of the city of Vancouver, sparkling Pacific Ocean, Gulf Islands, and snowy peaks unfold as you journey up the mountainside. North America's largest aerial tramway system is your gateway to the majestic nature of The Peak of Vancouver and an experience in itself. You will have free time to enjoy the top of Grouse Mountain at your own pace. This Evening, we will enjoy a dinner housed in a mountaintop chalet with windows overlooking the city lights of Vancouver at the top of Grouse Mountain. You will be transferred back to the hotel after dinner.
Overnight: Vancouver
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9: Depart

This morning you will transfer on your own to the airport or train station for our journey home.
Meals: Breakfast
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Note: Arrival and departure flights can be booked for any time on first and last day of the tour. Valid Government issued ID required for BC Ferry and Amtrak Rail.

Applicable taxes vary depending on travel destination and are not included. Please ask your sales agent what extra taxes will be payable for your tour.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 8 nights of accommodation (3-4 star)
  • Professional Tour Leader
  • Transportation on comfortable motorcoach
  • 16 meals: 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners.
EXCLUSIONS
  • 1.75% provincial tax on top of tour base rate
  • Gratuities to driver (Recommend $3-$4 per person per day)
  • Gratuities to guide (Recommend $5-$7 per person per day)
  • Meals not listed
  • Attractions not listed
  • Credit card payment fees, where applicable
  • Airfare — domestic and international (Unless Specified)
  • Travel insurance (Strongly recommended, ask us for a quote!)
  • Items of a personal nature

Why Take An Anderson Tour?

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Space To Breathe We never max out buses even if we use the same size bus as the competition.
All Inclusive No hidden expenses along the way. Competitors offer activities as an extra - we don't

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Tour Questions

What is the maximum number of travellers in a group?

Anderson Vacations specializes in Small Group Fully Escorted tours. If the tour is classified as a ‘Classic Tour’ up to 24 persons may join the tour although tours commonly travel with anywhere between 18 to 24 travellers. If the tour is classified as a 'Tour of Distinction’ only up to 18 persons may join the tour and many 'Tours of Distinction' travel with 12 to 18 travellers.

What are Guaranteed Departures?

After dreaming about travel to an exciting destination, arranging for time off work, booking your flights the last thing you need is for your trip to be cancelled. Anderson vacation's pre-Guaranteed tours take the uncertainty away from planning your travel and give you peace of mind to book our tours. Pre-Guaranteed Tours are group tours that we have already confirmed as certain to travel on the specified date. All 'Guaranteed Tours' will travel except in the event of a natural disaster or a catastrophic event that is beyond our control. They may already have the minimum number of people booked or else are tours that are known to be popular. Only select departures of tours are 'pre-Guaranteed'.

What happens if I book on a tour that is not Guaranteed?

We pride ourselves on providing “a small shared group experience.” In the event that we have fewer than ten participants on a tour we will offer a “small-group surcharge” to ensure that the tour runs as scheduled. This fee, which is up to 15% of the “land” portion of the tour, will be offered to you as an option to continue with the trip. This fee will cover the costs associated with handling a smaller group.

What is the average age of passengers for this tour?

Our tours are suitable for all age demographics. The average age of travelers is typically 45+.

How physically demanding is this tour? Are you able to accommodate people with mobility restrictions/limitations?

Some tours are mainly coach based and may not be physically demanding while others may require walking inclines or on rough surfaces to access interesting locations. Please check with us and your booking agent carefully and discuss your mobility restrictions before completing any tour booking to ensure this style of travel is right for you.

Can you accommodate passengers with dietary restrictions (food allergies, vegan, vegetarian etc.)?

Yes, we do accommodate dietary restrictions (within reason) such as, food allergies, vegan, vegetarian, etc. There are many meals included on our fully escorted tours. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions at the time of booking so we can ensure there are alternative meal choices.
Booking & Flight Questions

Do you arrange airport transfers?

Yes, we can assist you with airport transfers for you in most locations at a reasonable extra cost. Several tours have airport transfers already included. Please contact us for more details.

Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

Yes, we can certainly assist with booking additional nights of hotel accommodation for you before and after your fully escorted tour. This is available upon request and subject to availability. Please inquire for further information and prices.

How much luggage should I bring?

Each passenger may bring one large suitcase and one carry-on bag. The weight limit for baggage is 20 kilograms or about 40 pounds. Baggage handling is provided at the hotels in our tour packages but there may be places where you will be required to wheel in your bags for quicker access. Be sure to advise our reservations staff if you will be bringing additional items such as a cane, walker, or wheelchair. You may also bring one small soft-sided carry-on bag, which should easily fit into the overhead shelf of a coach. Each person is responsible for his/her own carryon luggage. Remember to check your airline baggage restrictions if you are flying, as they may differ from Anderson Vacations guidelines.

I am a solo traveller. Is there a single surcharge?

There are options for single travelers to join most tours. Solo travellers can choose to pay a Single Supplement and have their own room throughout the tour. For those willing to share with a co-traveller of the same gender, we have a Twin Share option that is offered for most tours where you share a hotel room with another same gender traveller. In this case, you will not be charged for Single Supplement.

Is it possible to book a triple share accommodation?

Yes, it is possible to book triple share accommodations on select trips. Please inquire or contact us regarding this option, as prices and availability vary from tour to tour.

Can we book this tour with our exclusive group?

Yes, you can! Anderson Vacations works with many private groups and helps to customize a tour to traveller’s needs. Please contact us for more details.

Are gratuities included in the tour cost?

For convenience, gratuities for local guides and meals that are specified in the itinerary are included in the tour price. For meals not included in your tour package please remember that it is customary to tip your server 10-20% in North America. Gratuities for your Coach Driver (where appropriate) and Tour Director are entirely at your discretion. We recommend about CDN $5.00 per person, per day, for your Driver and CDN$7.00 per person, per day for your Tour Leader.

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