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$4899 per person (Double Occupancy)
$6349pp/Single - $4429pp/Triple*
A new Journey is about to begin and its waiting for you! The Pacific Northwest is best known for its incredibly beautiful rocky coastline, green interior and spectacular mountains, and we are ready to be impressed. Our journey starts in Oregons capital city of Portland, takes us to their stunning coastal drive and sand dunes along the Pacific Ocean, historic Crater Lake National Park and the majestic Columbia River Gorge where lies, for starters, Multnomah Falls and impressive views of Mt. Hood. All this before we begin our cross country journey back to New York State. Along the way our visits will include Spokane, WA, Glacier National Park (a must see!), a drive across the Great Plains of upper Montana, Medora, Jamestown and Fargo, ND, where Pioneer Life and Buffaloes will thrill us. We continue on to Duluth, MN and the beautiful country of our Great Lakes, particularly Lake Superior, and on to Munising and Paradise, MI where we will be enthralled by the beauty of the Lakes and learn of the tales, stories and tragedies that are part of Lake Superior. Leaving the northern Michigan peninsula, our next destination is Frankenmuth, MI, or "Little Bavaria, an idyllic location to savor authentic German cooking, German beer and entertainment. As we move closer to home, our last stops will be the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI and Niagara Falls, ON. This journey takes us to destinations that are sure to leave impressions that will last a lifetime! Come aboard, the Pacific Northwest is waiting for your discovery!
*Triple occupancy does NOT offer three beds. Standard Two Doubles/Queens are provided.
Yankee Trails, Rensselaer - 12:00pm
Thursday, July 27:
Today our motor coach will take us from our terminal in Rensselaer, NY to JFK International Airport for our non-stop flight to Portland, OR. Our Yankee Trails motor coach will be awaiting our arrival and take us to our accommodations for the next two nights, the Doubletree Hotel, 1000 Multnomah Street, Portland, Oregon (503-281-6111). Following our arrival, the hotel restaurant will be available for a light snack or dinner on your own.
Friday, July 28:
Breakfast at the hotel is included. Our day in Portland starts with a step on guided tour of Portland to introduce us to the capital city. Following our tour, our day continues as we board a Spirit of Portland cruising ship and enjoy a luncheon while taking in the Portland sights and skyline from the Columbia River. Following our luncheon cruise, we will return to our hotel. Dinner this evening will be on your own.
Saturday, July 29:
Breakfast is included at the hotel this morning before we leave Portland, heading southwest to the Oregon Coastal Highway Route 101. Be prepared for unsurpassed beauty as we watch for whales, amazing spray that washes the state’s western beaches, lighthouses and more as we leisurely drive a coastline unlike any other. We will make a stop for lunch on your own. Following lunch our destination is Florence where we will enjoy the remarkable Oregon Dunes aboard a Dune Buggy built for a group! We are going to explore the dunes and the beach. The Oregon Dunes are some of the most famous in the world where, in some places, the Dunes extend 2.5 miles inland. After our Dune Buggy ride, we will spend some time in historic Florence where you will have time for dinner on your own and then check in at the Best Western Pier Point Inn, 85625 Hwy 101, Florence, OR (541-997-7191). The rest of the evening is free.
Sunday, July 30:
Following an included breakfast at our hotel this morning, we depart for a very scenic drive to our first stop, the renowned Crater Lakes National Park in the Cascade Mountains of southern Oregon. Crater Lake was formed by the now-collapsed volcano, Mount Mazama and was recently featured on CBS’s Sunday Morning as a place of unequalled beauty. You will have time for lunch on your own before we board a trolley for a guided tour of Crater Lake. Following our tour (with time for gift shopping), we will board our coach, heading back to Roseburg, OR and our overnight accommodations at the Holiday Inn Express, 375 W Harvard Blvd, Roseburg (541-673-7517). Dinner this evening is at Elmer’s with dinner choices of Prime Rib, Turkey dinner, Baked Cod or Grilled Salmon, all served with baked or mashed potatoes, vegetable, desert, and soda, coffee/tea.
Monday, July 31:
Breakfast is included at the hotel this morning before we are off, returning to Portland to begin our fabulous drive down the Columbia River Highway to take in the wonders of the Columbia River Gorge. There will be glimpses of snow-capped Mt Hood in the distance, photo stops along the way of the numerous waterfalls and a roaming visit at, perhaps, the most famous waterfall, 620 foot Multnomah Falls! This day is sure to put joy in your heart. Our day ends in Hermiston, OR and our accommodations at the Best Western, 2255 S Highway 395 (541-564-0202). Dinner is included this evening at Hale’s Steakhouse. Your meal choices are 1)16 oz Top Sirloin, 2)Jack Daniels Chicken or 3)Fish & Chips.
Tuesday, August 1:
Breakfast is included at the hotel prior to our departure for Spokane, WA, the financial, cultural and retail center for a large area of Washington, Idaho and western Montana known as the "Inland Northwest". We will have time for lunch on our own downtown before a step on guide joins us and takes us on tour to meet Spokane. Our hotel for the next two nights, located by impressive Riverfront Park, is the Best Western, 33 W Spokane Falls
Blvd (509-623-9727). Dinner this evening is at Luigi’s where we will enjoy some fabulous Italian food. Absolutely the best out west!
Wednesday: August 2:
Breakfast is included at the hotel this morning. Today is a Free Day for you to rest and relax or take in Spokane on your own. We should mention the Northern Quest Casino is a short shuttle ride from the hotel. Riverfront Park is across the street, the historic Flour Mill for shopping and eating is a walkable distance from the hotel and the Museum of Art and Culture are possible choices for your day’s activities. Dinner is on your own.
Thursday, August 3:
Breakfast is included at the hotel this morning and then we are off for a morning drive across Idaho to Montana and Glacier National Park, on the border between Canada and the US, known as the Crown of the Continent. Here lies one of the most incredibly spectacular places on planet Earth! We will have time for lunch on our own on arrival at the West Entrance to the Park before boarding Glacier’s famous Red Jammers, 1940’s opened roof touring cars. Our drive on the Going to the Sun Road will truly take your breath away. Exiting on the east side, our overnight accommodations are
at St Mary’s Lodge, 3 Going to the Sun Road, St. Mary, Mt (406-892-2525). *Please note, we were able to secure only 18 rooms at St Mary's Lodge. In order of sign up once those rooms are taken the remaining customers, as well as the driver and escort, will room at the Glacier Peaks Hotel in Browning, MT. (There is a small Casino attached to the Holiday Inn). Dinner this evening is at the Lodge.
Friday, August 4:
Breakfast is included at the Lodge. As we leave Glacier National Park, today is drive across Montana Day! Scenery, Sights and Stops as necessary will take us almost to the North Dakota border and our overnight accommodations at the Holiday Inn Express, 1919 N Merril Ave, Glendive, MT (406-377-3300). Dinner this evening is at C C’s Café where we will order from the menu.
Saturday, August 5:
Breakfast is included at the hotel this morning. A short drive takes us to historic Medora, ND set in the rugged splendor of the North Dakota Badlands. Our day starts when Cowboy Lyle, with many stories to tell, joins us for a step on narrated journey through Theodore Roosevelt National Park, a place where the Great Plains meets the Badlands. This national park is a habitat for bison, elk and prairie dogs. Following our Cowboy led Park tour, you will
have time for lunch on your own before we visit Chateau de Mores and come to understand the founding and early days of Medora, and where the name comes from. This is truly Teddy Roosevelt country and later in the afternoon we will be treated to a theatrical presentation of "A Salute to
Theodore Roosevelt", a one man performance that garners rave reviews. We will check into our hotel, the AmericInn, 75 East River RD, Medora, ND (701-623-4800), before continuing on to the Pitch Fork Fondue for a steak dinner with all the fixin’s! The steaks are actually loaded on to pitch forks and fondued. After dinner, we head across the mountain top to the musical that made Medora famous (besides Teddy Roosevelt). Medora, the Musical, a joyous celebration of song, dance and entertainment, set in an outdoor amphitheater, is about this wonderful area. This is a day you will long remember!
Sunday, August 6:
A Hotel breakfast is included this morning. Leaving Medora behind we continue our journey east across North Dakota and stop mid-day in Jamestown at the Buffalo Museum, home to the World’s Largest Buffalo Monument and a live herd of buffalo featuring a rare white buffalo. We will have time to explore the Museum and have lunch on our own before visiting Pioneer Village, a testimonial to those early prairie pioneers who forged across this country (before motor coaches!). Pioneer Village is home to original buildings from frontier villages of North Dakota that have been moved to this site. Later this afternoon we will continue on to Fargo, and our overnight destination at the Country Inn and Suites, 3316 13th Ave S, (701-234-0565). Dinner this evening is at the Green Mill.
Monday, August 7:
Breakfast is included at the hotel this morning. Today we are off to Duluth, MN. There will be time for lunch on your own upon arrival in Duluth. We will begin our introduction to the Great Lake Superior by first visiting the William A Irvin Ore Boat Museum, in famous Canal Park. We will tour this
magnificent vessel that carried iron ore and coal for 40 years and the nearby Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center. Following our visits we will check in to the Radisson, 505 W Superior St. 218-727-8981. Dinner this evening is at the Clyde Ironworks. Your meal choices are 1)Chicken Alfredo, 2)Chicken Stroganoff, 3)Chicken Pot Pie, 4)Wood-grilled Flat Iron Steak or 5)Wood-grilled Salmon. Please provide these meal choices when making reservations.
Tuesday, August 8:
A full American Breakfast is included at the hotel this morning. Today we continue across Minnesota to the Michigan Peninsula and the Shores of Lake Superior. Our accommodations tonight are at the Holiday Inn Express, E8890 Michigan 28, Munising, MI (906-387-4800). Dinner this evening is at the Dog Patch Restaurant before we embark on our Sunset Cruise of one of Michigan’s top destinations, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The
setting sun on the magnificent coast of Lake Superior will be a treasure to see. We return to the hotel after our cruise.
Wednesday, August 9:
A breakfast is included at the hotel this morning. Our journey on the Michigan Peninsula continues to Paradise and Whitefish Point at the very tip, where the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum is located. It is here that the story of the Edmund Fitzgerald and other Great Lakes frigates stories are told. The Lighthouse and Museum are reminders of the danger of this mighty lake. Leaving Whitefish Point, we head toward Hillman, Michigan and the Thunder Bay Resort (959-742-4502) where a "real life fairytale" awaits! Our visit begins as we board a horse drawn carriage for our journey into
the Northern Michigan forest to seek the beautiful Michigan Elk in their natural environment. A beautiful and mighty team of Percheron horses take us to Elk Antler Cabin where we will feast on a fabulous meal and enjoy delightful wines (included) before our overnight at the resort.
Thursday, August 10:
A full breakfast is included at the Inn this morning, and then we're off to Deabirn, MI to visit and explore to the Henry Ford Museum. Priceless, is the word to describe the iconic memorabilia housed in this history museum complex which is a National Historic Landmark. John F Kennedy’s presidential limousine, Abraham Lincoln’s chair from Ford’s Theater and the Rosa Park’s bus name three collection pieces
of this outstanding museum. We will only have an afternoon to visit before we move on to our accommodations at the
Best Western,3000, Enterprise Drive, Allen Park, MI (313-271-1600). Dinner is at the hotel this evening.
Friday, August 11:
A full breakfast is included at the hotel this morning. Get your passports ready! Today we cross our US border into Canada and visit Niagara Falls, Ontario. On arrival you will have time for lunch on your own on Clifton Hill before our aboard the Hornblower Niagara journey into the Falls. This
is such a memorable and incredible ride. The power you feel from the force of water is utterly amazing. Rain ponchos are provided. After seeing the Falls up close, we will move on to our accommodations at the Days Inn, 5068 Centre Street (905-357-2550). Dinner this evening is at the Skylon Tower, Niagara Falls’ Revolving Restaurant with views of the Falls, the City, the Niagara River and New York State. Your meal choices are 1)Prime Rib, 2)Chicken or 3)Salmon.
Saturday, August 12:
Breakfast is included at the hotel this morning. Alas, our Journey is coming to an end! We will border cross back into the US and make lunch and rest stops en route back to Albany. We have crossed this amazing country twice. By plane and by motor coach. The sights we’ve seen! The friends
we’ve made, both new and old! The experience of looking out your window and watching the landscape of America unfold is beyond fabulous. This Journey is waiting for you! Please come join me and our wonderful driver as we explore the many destinations on this Judy’s Journey to the Pacific
Northwest. You will have experiences and stories to tell that will last a lifetime!
Round-Trip Motorcoach Transportation
Yankee Trails Escort
Non-stop flight JFK to Portland
Tour of Portland
Luncheon River Cruise
Dune Buggy Tour
Crater National Park & Trolly Tour
Columbia River Highway
Glacier National Park & Red Jammers
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Chateau De Mores
A Salute to Theodore Roosevelt
Medora, The Musical
The Buffalo Museum
The Great Lakes Floating Maritime Museum with the SS William Irvin
Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Sunset Cruise
The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Thunder Bay Resort
Carriage Ride and Elk Viewing
The Henry Ford Museum
Hornblower Niagara Journey to the Falls
3,500 Travel Points
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
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