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Oregon Coast to the California Redwoods


Fly to Portland, travel the coast through the redwoods back home


  • Depart from Sacramento by air to Portland, take the motor coach back to Sacramento - door-to-door service to/from your home
  • A very berry experience - learn how the Marionberry was created, enjoy a special treat and shop for berry products
  • See the Spruce Goose, Howard Hughes experimental aircraft
  • Dine on the historic waterfront in Newport
  • Cocktail cruise on Newport Harbor
  • Behind-the-scenes tour at the Oregon Aquarium
  • Ride the sand dunes in a giant (or smaller more adventurous) dune buggy
  • The gardens at Shore Acres State Park
  • Lunch, Cranberry Sweets, Misty Meadows Jam and Washed Ashore in Bandon
  • Ride the Rogue River Jetboat
  • Redwood National Park
  • Guided drive through "The Avenue of the Giants" in Humboldt Redwoods Park
  • 14 meals
  • 3000/3600 Gold Passport Points



Daily Itinerary

Day 1.

As the schedule stands now, it will be a very early flight to Portland this morning. On arrival, we head to a nice brunch. Driving through farm country, this is where they grow lots of berries. A stop at Smith's Berry Farm gets you a quick lesson in the history of the Marionberry and berry milk shake.

Speaking of history, at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, you'll find the famous Spruce Goose, Howard Hughes experimental aircraft. We'll arrive on the coast to your oceanfront accommodations in late afternoon. A casual early dinner is included. Elizabeth Street Oceanfront Suites - 2 nights (BR, D)

Day 2.

The Oregon Aquarium offers a great experience to "meet" some of the local marine wildlife. The behind-the-scenes tour gets you up close with the critters. There's time for lunch and browsing the Made in Oregon store on the waterfront, then a free afternoon to walk on/enjoy the view of the beach. This evening, dinner is one of Mark's favorite restaurants, Clearwater on the Bay. The desserts are yummy... (B,D) 

Day 3.

Just an hour down the coast is the lovely city of Florence, but before lunch there, let's ride on the sand dunes! Take the more gentle big buggy, or the adventurous smaller buggy, both are lots of fun! Then there's free time in Florence for lunch shopping and ice cream. 

Stop at an Elk Reserve near Reedsport for photos (if the wildlife cooperates), arriving in Coos Bay in mid-afternoon. The Mill Hotel/Casino Coos Bay - 2 nights (B)

Day 4.

Part of the day is in Coos Bay, learning about this historic seaport. Your tour features a stop at Shore Acres State Park. There's both a great story and a great view here. The other half of the day is in nearby Bandon (35-minute drive), where you'll find places to buy locally-made edibles at Cranberry Sweets and Misty Meadows Jam. (Remember there's no TSA because you are returning home by motor coach). Tonight, dinner features a demonstration of the baked-pit-salmon. Be sure to attend the "unveiling" of one of you dinner entrees. (FB,D) 

Day 5.

On down the Oregon Coast this morning, in time to experience the Rogue River Mailboat. Since 1895, the mail has been delivered up the Rogue River by boat, because back then, not all river communities had roads to them! Today, you'll board one of these boats and head up the river. Spend the night in Gold Beach. Jot's Resort (FB,L,D)

Day 6.

More great scenery today, as we say goodbye to Oregon and hello to California. Redwood National Park is our focus (coastal redwoods), with a stop at the Visitors Center. In Eureka, you'll also view some examples of Giant Sequoia Redwoods and maybe even have a chance to "see the forest from above the trees" and stroll through a Victorian village. Red Lion Inn (B,L) 

Day 7.

Our last sightseeing stop is this morning in Humboldt Redwoods State Park. Here you can walk among the tall trees with your guide, whom we affectionately refer to as "Mr. Tree." Justin loves the redwoods and he'll share his love with you. After a stop for lunch, arrive at the Sports Leisure office approximately 4-5pm. (FB,L)

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


Monday, September 2, 2024 to Sunday, September 8, 2024

7 Days, 14 Meals

3 breakfasts, 3 full breakfasts, 1 brunch, 3 lunches, 4 dinners


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