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Pacific Coast Highlights

featuring Columbia Gorge, Crater Lake and San Francisco

Departure Date: July 20, 2020

Tour Highlights

  • 13 Meals (8 breakfasts and 5 dinners)
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Columbia River Gorge including beautiful Multnomah Falls and the mammoth Bonneville Lock and Dam
  • Guided tour of Portland including the Old Town Historic District and the International Rose Test Gardens
  • Visit the Tillamook Cheese Factory
  • Explore the magnificent Oregon Coast including Three Capes Scenic Drive and Yaquina Head Lighthouse
  • Enjoy a four-wheel-drive dune buggy ride through Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
  • Visit Crater Lake National Park and take the Western Rim Drive
  • See the glacier-capped Mt. Shasta, considered to be one of the most impressive mountains in the country
  • Visit Shasta State Historic Park, a once-bustling “Queen City” of the gold rush mining towns
  • See the gigantic redwoods and sequoias of Redwood National Park
  • Follow the Oregon coast, with some the most dramatic scenery in the country
  • Wine tasting at a local winery in California’s rich wine-growing region
  • San Francisco touring including the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay cruise
  • $45 in Mayflower Money

Day 1 – Arrive in Portland: Welcome to Portland, Oregon, the “City of Roses” to begin your Pacific Coast Journey. Meet your Tour Manager at 5:00 p.m. and get to know your fellow travelers during a welcome dinner hosted by our tour manager. Meal:  D

Day 2 – Columbia River Gorge: This morning features the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, where sheer cliffs rise as high as 2,000 feet! First a stop at Crown Point offers spectacular gorge views from Vista House, then you’ll see splendid Multnomah Falls, mammoth Bonneville Lock and Dam. This afternoon a guided tour of Portland includes Lloyd Center, the downtown area on the Willamette River, Old Town Historic District and famed International Rose Test Gardens. Meal:  B

Day 3 – Explore the Oregon Coast: Today begins an exploration of the magnificent Oregon Coast with its’ beaches, sheer cliffs, and pounding surf. Stop at the Tillamook Cheese Factory before taking the breathtaking Three Capes Scenic Drive before returning to Portland. Meals: B, D

Day 4 – Oregon Dunes Buggy Tour: Return to the coast to view the 1873 Yaquina Head Lighthouse, tallest in the state. Continue south along the coast to Florence. Here, the day’s sightseeing includes exploration of the fabulous 250-foot sand dunes at Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area by four-wheel-drive vehicle. Meal: B

Day 5 – Crater Lake National Park: Today features the natural wonders of Crater Lake National Park, where rain and snow filled the empty caldera of an ancient volcano with brilliant blue waters to a depth of 1,932 feet, creating the deepest lake in North America. Follow the Western Rim Drive for unmatched panoramic views. Meals: B, D

Day 6 –  Mt. Shasta and State Historic Park: En route today see the glacier-capped 14,162-foot Mt. Shasta, considered one of the most impressive mountains in the nation. At Shasta State Historic Park visit the Old Courthouse Museum and learn the history of this once-bustling “Queen City” of gold rush mining towns. Later, continue to the coast and Eureka. Meals: B, D

Day 7 –  Avenue of the Giants and Wine Tasting: Departing Eureka this morning, drive along a portion of the “Avenue of the Giants,” through huge stands of magnificent redwoods in Humboldt Redwoods State Park. This afternoon, pass through the rich fertile grape growing region of California where a stop has been scheduled for a tasting at a local Estate Winery. This evening, check in to your hotel in the Fisherman’s Wharf area. Meal: B

Day 8 –  San Francisco Touring and Bay Cruise: A local guide joins you this morning for a sightseeing tour of the “City by the Bay,” San Francisco. Discover the many sights for which the city is renowned such as their bustling Chinatown, North Beach, Civic Center and the Financial District. Free time for browsing at Pier 39 begins the afternoon, before an invigorating cruise of San Francisco Bay. Enjoy a farewell dinner tonight on Fisherman’s Wharf. Meals: B, D

Day 9 –  Travel Home: Depart for home from this memorable vacation with a group transfer to San Francisco International Airport for flights out after 12:00 p.m. Meal: B

Itinerary is subject to change.

Hotel Accommodations
Days One through Three – Monarch Hotel, Portland, Oregon
Day Four – Hyatt Place, Eugene, Oregon
Day Five – La Quinta Inn, Medford, Oregon
Day Six – Best Western Humboldt Bay Inn, Eureka, California
Days Seven and Eight – Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, California




July 20


add $1,349

Pricing includes round trip airfare from DFW to Portland and from
San Francisco. Round trip transfers to/from the airport from Sulphur Springs are also included.

Air itineraries may not be available until documents are received. Air seats are assigned by the airline for the entire group. Seat changes can only be attempted upon receipt of tickets and documents at which time availability may be limited. If specific seat assignments are vital to your reservation, we recommend individual air reservations rather than booking air with the group.

Travelers Protection Plan (TPP) – $200 per person (optional)
This nonrefundable fee waives all cancellation fees when we are notified of cancellation one day before the tour departs. If you must leave the tour early due to personal illness, illness or death of a member of your immediate family, TPP guarantees full refund for any unused services after the departure of the tour. Other benefits include medical expenses for illness and injury, emergency transportation, 24 hour hot line, and lost or stolen baggage assistance. Return air transportation is included ONLY if your air tickets were provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours. If you purchase the optional Travelers Protection Plan (TPP), you will be refunded all payments, including deposit amount, less the TPP premium amount.

Cancellation Charges Without Traveler’s Protection Plan (TPP)
• 61 days and more – deposit amount
• 60 – 31 days – 20% of the tour cost
• 30 – 15 days – 30% of the tour cost
• 14 – 1 day prior – 40% of the tour cost
• Day of departure or early departure from tour – 100% of the tour cost
No refund on unused portion

Exclusions: Mayflower Cruises & Tours reserves the right to alter its refund and cancellation policy when a substantial amount of cancellation or postponement of travel is attributable to: conditions resulting from an act of God, natural or man-made disaster, fire, government action, civil disorder, war, hostilities between nations, or unavailability of transportation through no fault of Mayflower Cruises & Tours.


John Sellers
Sue Horchem

Mayflower Cruises & Tours
650 Warrenville Rd. Suite 500, Lisle, IL 60532
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