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Markets and A Mountain


An Oregon-Washington getaway: two summer markets & Mt. St. Helens


  • 2 nights at the Hilton Vancouver, WA – a beautiful hotel, across from a city park and next to site of the Farmer’s Market
  • Lunch overlooking the Columbia River
  • Get a Lewis & Clark/Hudson Bay Co. history lesson at Fort Vancouver, a National Park site
  • See vintage aircraft at the Pearson Air Museum
  • Day tour to Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument 
  • Browse the Portland Saturday Market and the Vancouver Farmer’s Market on departure day – bring your treasures home!



Daily Itinerary

Day 1

Arriving in Portland late morning, you’ll spend the day along the mighty Columbia River. After lunch in the new waterfront area in Vancouver, hear the story of explorers and traders who lived and visited here 200 years ago. The Pearson Air Museum tells the story of one of the country’s oldest continuously operating airfields. The hotel has a terrific restaurant, Gray’s. Hilton Hotel Vancouver – 2 nights (L)

Day 2

On May 18, 1980, Mt. St. Helens erupted. Four decades later, she sits peacefully, overseeing her part of the Cascades. Our tour today takes you to the NPS Visitors Center, then on up the side of the mountain. Weather permitting, there are spectacular views; along with lots to learn about volcanoes and what makes them go BOOM! (FB,D)

Day 3

Market Day! Begin with the Vancouver Farmer’s Market, across from your hotel, it opens at 9am. At about 11, check out and board the coach to ride over the Columbia River to visit the Portland Saturday Market. Shop for crafts and get yourself a bite to eat before headin’ for home. Your flight departs at 5pm. (FB)

Daily Itinerary Meal Legend
CBContinental Breakfast
BGenerally a limited buffet or menu
FBFull buffet or choice of menu
BRBrunch, often buffet-style
LLunch, often several menu options
HT or ATHigh or Afternoon Tea
DDinner, often several menu options


Thursday, July 1, 2021 to Saturday, July 3, 2021

3 Days, 4 Meals

2 full breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner


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