7 Days • 6 Nights • 11 Meals
Aug 27-Sep 2 | Sep 10-16
Depart/ Return: Portland, OR
Price Per Person: Double: $1,697; Single: $2,165
Pre/Post-Tour Hotel: $108/night
About the Tour
Discover Oregon's Natural Wonders on this northwestern adventure from Pacific coast to the Columbia River Gorge, the high desert to Crater Lake. Meet skilled growers of hazelnuts and fruit. View stunning mountain vistas, from Mt. Bachelor to famed Mt. Hood. Lunch at the spectacular Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood, a national landmark built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and WPA during the Thirties. Spend three nights at Sunriver Resort in Bend (New York Times "52 Places to Go in 2015"), a planned community at the base of the Cascades, and hear the ocean waves crashing against the shore on an overnight in historic Newport, "the Dungeness Crab Capital of the world".
Itinerary & Info Sheet
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- 3 nights at Sunriver Resort, with breathtaking views of Mt. Bachelor, and oceanfront room in Newport, overlooking the Pacific Ocean
- Travel from the Pacific ocean to forested mountains and high desert
- Visit friendly local farm families and sample their fresh apples, pears, hazelnuts
- Naturalist-led cruise of Newport Bay and Columbia River sunset dinner cruise past the Bridge of the Gods
- Newberry National Volcanic Monument, Willamette National Forest, and optional excursion to Crater Lake National Park
- Tour Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood
- See Multnomah Falls & Crown Point overlook along the Columbia River
Day 5 Option–Crater Lake
Native Americans considered this tranquil blue gem (pictured at bottom), rimmed by rugged cliffs and soaring peaks, so sacred that they didn't breathe a word of it to European pioneers for half a century. We'll enjoy an excursion around the 33-mile rim, stopping several times to take in the awesome scenery. You'll view enchanting Wizard Island, see the "phantom ship" rock formation and be mesmerized by the deep azure of the water. Later enjoy lunch and more breathtaking water as we overlook Crater Lake. Meals: L. Price: $77 per person.
high 80°/low 58° (Aug)
high 70°/low 42° (Sept)
cooler temps in Newport and Crater Lake
Time Zone: Pacific
Arrival Time: Schedule to arrive at our starting hotel by 5:00 p.m. on Day 1.
Departure Time: Schedule your flight home to depart after 2:00 p.m. on Day 7.
Airport Info: Starting hotel offers a complimentary airport shuttle to/from Portland International Airport.
Vehicle Parking: Free parking is available during the tour at our starting hotel.
Walking Distance: Moderate walking is required to fully enjoy this tour. There are no elevators at Sunriver Resort, guests placed on 2nd floor will have to use stairs to access room.
Currency: US Dollar.
Hotel Amenities Include: Refrigerators, microwaves, hair dryers, irons, ironing boards, WiFi, coffee makers, guest laundry, exercise room, and swimming pool throughout tour.
Additional Information: Elevations reach 6,000 feet at Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood and 7,100 feet at Crater Lake.
Travel Protection Available? Yes, see About Travel Protection.
Terms & Conditions Tour reservations are subject to the terms and conditions outlined by Country Travel DISCOVERIES on our website at Terms & Conditions.
Groups Have a group? We can make your group's vacation cost-effective and easy, with discounts for groups as small as five and other benefits. Learn more at Country Travel DISCOVERIES for Groups.
Further information is mailed upon receipt of your reservation. A total of three mailings are sent to assist you in preparing for your tour…Get Ready, Get Set and Go! Our “Get Ready” packet is sent confirming your reservation. Our “Get Set” packet provides further information approximately 90 days prior to departure with important details regarding making your travel arrangements. Finally, our “Go” packet arrives 2-3 weeks before departure containing your final documents.
Updates: Updates to this document are available from our Discovery Reservations Team, and will be posted online at www.CountryTravelDiscoveries.com/ORE
Escape to an Unforgettable New Year with Pomp and Pageantry
Experience the pageantry of the world-famous Tournament of Roses Parade, up close and personal! Let the music echo through your body, the fragrance swirl around you in a way that is palpable and exciting. Enjoy amazing street-level access for watching the floats go by and prizewinning bands perform, and even opt to arrive early and help decorate one of the floats yourself! Enjoy plenty of unstructured time and flexible side options to build the perfect stress-free holiday and sunny winter getaway you want, at your pace.
Images on this page (from top): Sunriver Resort; Yaquina Head Lighthouse by Christian Heeb; Oregon's Crater Lake.