From Seattle's Emerald City to the "Rose City" of Portland...you'll experience not only these amazing Pacific Northwest favorite places but also a drive along the Pacific Coast, Crater Lake National Park, Mt St Helens Volcanic Monument, Willamette Valley, the picturesque Columbia River Gorge and so much more. Add to this...Twin Falls & Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, Pendleton, Oregon...all offering spectacular scenic views as we journey through America's Pacific Northwest. Come with us! We'll save a seat for you.
Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon . Highlights: Mount St Helens, Pikes Peak Market, Space Needle, Willamette Valley, Columbia River Gorge, Mt Hood, Cruise on the Columbia River, Multnomah Falls, Crater National Park & Oregon's Northern Coastal Drive along the Pacific Coast and so much more....
Here's what your Pacific Northwest tour Includes!
DELUXE MOTORCOACH TRANSPORTATION from Northeast, Central, and Southern Minnesota: Grand Rapids, Hibbing, Virginia, Eveleth, Duluth, Sartell, Rice, Baxter and Little Falls, 16 NIGHTS LODGING: Overnights in Minot, ND; Haver, MT; Kalispell, Mt; Coeur d' Alene, ID; Three Nights in Seattle, WA; Three nights in Portland, OR; Two Nights in Klameth Falls, OR; Overnight in Pendleton, OR; Twin Falls, ID; Billings, MT and Jamestown, ND. Lodging Properties are Hilton (11); Best Western (1); Holiday Inn Express (2); LaQuinta (1) Marriott (1) HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS 15 DAY ADVENTURE: Lonesome Dove Dude Ranch in Kalispell, Montana; National Bison Range in Moise, MT; Sunset Dinner Cruise on Lake Coeur d' Alene; SEATTLE: Space Needle; Area City Tour of Seattle; International Rose Garden; Kerry Park; Pioneer Square; Freemont & Magnolia Neighborhoods; Pike Peaks Market and "free day in Seattle"; PORTLAND: Rose Gardens; Drive along the Pacific Coast; Dairy Farm or Blue Heron Cheese Co & Wine Tasting; Cannon Beach and Walk Through Pristine Forest; Multonmah Falls; Columbia River Gorge & Mount Hood; Crater Lake Nat'l Park 21 MEALS: 16 Breakfasts and 5 Dinners LUGGAGE HANDLING – MOST TIPS – FULLY GUIDED
Deposits/ Payments: $250.00 per person is due with registration- This becomes non-refundable after May 15, 2019. Cancellations: Cancellations between May 15 -July 1, 2019 are contingent to what Happy Trails Tours receives from hotels, tour companies, restaurants, charters, attractions, etc… There are no refunds with cancellations made after July 1, 2019. Final payment: Due July 1, 2019. Payment may be made with personal check, money orders, bank drafts or credit cards. Trip Cancellation Insurance: Trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended. It can offer financial security as well as peace of mind. Pre-existing comditions are waived when insurance is purchased within 12 days of your initial deposit paid. We'll be happy to send you a brochure. Call us with questions.
Day 1: Thur.-Sept 5th Begin your journey on your Pacific NW Tour - Travel day to Minot, ND 480 Miles Join your friends from Happy Trails Tours as we embark on a journey to the Pacific Northwest. We'll begin boarding our lovely new Trobec Motor Coach throughout Central and Northeast Minnesota, the Iron Range and Duluth. Our driver's and tour manager's are amazing, professional and very caring. You are in good hands with Happy Trails Tours! Closer to the time of departure, you will be given the details as to where and what time you will board the coach. Our typical boarding sites are as follows;
Central Minnesota (Sartell, Little Falls and Baxter)
Northeast Minnesota : Duluth, Eveleth, Virginia, Hibbing, Grand Rapids)
Duluth Miller Hill Mall-Perkins - Eveleth Super Eight; Virginia Village Inn ; Hibbing Park Hotel; Grand Rapids Super Eight After breakfast in Grand Rapids, we'll begin our journey. Stops will be made as the day goes along. This is a fun travel day where folks will get acquainted with each other, enjoy the scenery and the company of fellow travelers. All meals today are paying on own. 6:00 pm- Estimated arrival to Minot - Hotel property. Check in. Evening is yours to enjoy as per your own agenda. (All meals paying on own today)
Day 2: Fri. – Sept 6th Travel to Havre, MT 438 Miles Travel to Havre, MT. another travel day with stops made as the day moves along. Just before we cross the North Dakota / Montana border, we’ll move into Mountain Time (gaining an hour). Relax and enjoy the scenery and company on board. We'll make ample stops as the day goes along. 5:00 pm- Estimated arrival to Havre. We'll get checked into our hotel - settle in with the evening activities as per your own agenda. (Breakfast Included Today)
Day 3: Sat. – Sept 7th Travel to Kalispell, MT 238 Miles Today's travel leads us to Kalispell, which is just a short drive of about 5 hours away. We’ll arrive around lunch time. We’ll arrive to the historic district with time to “explore” before checking into the hotel. The historic district is only about 8 blocks from the hotel. There are some nice little café’s and shops where you’ll get an opportunity to pick up a few souvenirs before checking in Tonight we'll visit the Lonesome Dove Dude Ranch. A Smoked BBQ Ribs and Chicken Dinner awaits along with a tour of the Ranch, it's history, viewing the horses, cattle and bison, storytelling and music. 8:30 pm- Estimated return to our hotel. (Breakfast and dinner)
Day 4: Sun. Sept 8th Travel to Coeur d’ Alene, ID 203 Miles En-route today we’ll make a morning stop, about 80 miles down the road, Moiese, MT. Arrive to the Bison National Refuge Range in Moiese. This stop is pretty cool. There’s over 18,000 acres and it’s home to 350-500 bison. We’ll first stop by the visitor’s center and then drive through the park along the route motor coaches can maneuver with easy access and turn-around. We’ll be here about one hour. Then we're back on the road again with Coeur D’ Alene, in our sites! What beautiful countryside we‘ll be traveling through as we continue to Idaho through the Lolo National Forest crossing the Bitterroot Range of the Rocky Mountains. A late afternoon arrival to our hotel is expected. After we get settled in, we'll take you out on a wonderful evening sunset dinner cruise. Return to the hotel around 9 pm. (Breakfast & Dinner)
Day 5: Mon. – Sept 9th Travel to the "Emerald City" ....Seattle THREE NIGHTS 315 Miles We’ll travel on 90 West all the way into Seattle today with a mid-morning stop. We'll check into our lovely downtown Hilton property within walking distance of so many wonderful restaurants and more! The rest of the afternoon and evening is yours to explore and enjoy as per your own agenda. (Breakfast)
Day 6: Tue. – Sept 10th The Emerald City - Kerry Park, Ballard Locks, Space Needle, Floating Bridge, Freemont & More! Get ready for an AREA CITY TOUR of the EMERALD CITY! We've included Kerry Park (Picture Postcard Stop!); an orientation tour of the city, Pioneer Square, Klondike Waterfall, Freemont, Queen Anne & the Magnolia Neighborhoods, Chinatown, Floating Bridge, Ballard Locks and so much more! Add to this a tour of the newly renovated Space Needle's Observation Deck. We'll fill our day with many wonderful sights and sounds of beautiful Seattle! 6:00- Dinner tonight will be included at one of the local favorites right on the waterfront. (Breakfast & Dinner)
Day 7: Wed – Sept 11th Time for a day to explore Seattle at your leisure! (Driver's Day Off) FREE DAY. The free shuttle is only a block from the hotel and it will take you Pike's Peak Market down by the waterfront, the Aquarium, back to the Space Needle or other attractions if you wish. There are also cabs if you wish to use that service. There are many restaurants nearby, too. The hotel is also full service with a restaurant in house. (Breakfast)
Day 8: Thur – Sept 12th Travel to Portland, OREGON .... VISIT Mount St Helens on our way .... 175 Miles We'll depart Seattle making a stop along our way to the Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument and Johnston Observatory. There, you'll have a magnificent view of the steaming volcano and the surrounding topography. We will learn about the amazing series of geological events surrounding the famous 1980 eruption that, in a few short hours, changed the landscape of this region forever. Learn about the work that goes into monitoring volcanoes and what mysteries continue to be revealed to geologists through the volcano's ongoing activity. At the observatory, you'll also hear first-hand eyewitness accounts of the 1980 eruption from the survivors themselves. We'll continue to Portland arriving in the late afternoon. Our lovely Hilton Property welcomes us for THREE nights and is located in the heart of downtown! (Breakfast)
Day 9: Fri – Sept 13th A Full Day of Adventure! ~ Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge and Mt Hood We'll head east to the sea-level, 4,000-foot-deep Columbia Gorge, which cuts through the Cascade Mountains by the Columbia River. Our first stop will be Chanticleer Point. Situated 700 feet above the mighty Columbia River, we’ll be able to see incredible views overlooking the Columbia River Gorge, Washington state and the Oregon side of the gorge. We'll visit Multnomah Falls, Oregon’s most famous and tallest waterfall at 620 feet. Our tour guide will provide plenty of time for you to enjoy the ten-minute walk up to the Benson Bridge between the lower and upper falls for views and photos, and to visit the Nature Center and Gift Shop. 12:00 pm- Lunchtime will be spent at Hood River, “the windsurfing capitol of the U.S.A.” We’ll drive you through the downtown area and point out some of the favorite restaurants, then leave you on your own to eat, look and browse through this quaint, compact town. After lunch, we’ll head through the picturesque Hood River Valley stopping at a local fruit stand to sample locally-grown cherries, berries, pears and apples. Arrive at the pinnacle of our day, Timberline Lodge, at 6,000 feet. Here, you’ll be treated to incredible high alpine views of snow-capped Mount Hood and the surrounding Cascades. 6:00 pm- Estimated return to the hotel. (Breakfast is included)
Day 10: Sat – Sept 14th Oregon's Northern Pacific Coast and Willamette Valley We're off again only this time we'll along Oregon’s breathtaking coastline stopping for viewing wildlife, pristine beaches and rocky cliff headlands. Learn about natural, Native American and regional history. The Northern Oregon Coast drive include a short walk into an ancient forest, CannonBeach for lunch and a bit of shopping, wine tasting or cheese factory visits. Heading south we’ll pass through the charming fishing villages and lovely resort areas of Nehalem Bay, Wheeler, Rockaway Beach and Bay City. We'll make ample stops for photos before crossing through the Coastal Mountain Range along the gorgeous Wilson River before entering the Willamette Valley and back into Portland. 5:30 pm- Estimated return to our hotel. 6:30 pm- Dinner is included tonight at a Portland favorite! (Breakfast and Dinner is included)
Day 11: Sun – Sept 15th Travel to Klameth Falls, OREGON - International Rose Test Gardens 254 Miles Before saying good-bye to Portland for Klameth Falls, we'll make a visit to the lovely International Rose Test Gardens before leaving the Rose City! This amazing garden is located in Washington Park and features over 10,000 roses along with other beautiful flowers within the 4.5 acre garden. We've allowed ample time to take pictures, ask questions of the master gardener tour guides and have time to check out the gift shop before boarding the coach. We'll journey through the Cascade Mountain Range, Willamette National Forest and Calapooya Mountains. Expect spectacular scenery as we travel #58 east from Eugene, Oregon through some very picturesque territory! Comfort stops will be made as the day goes along. 5:30 pm- Estimated arrival to Klameth Falls, Oregon. Check into the hotel. Your dinner and evening is at your leisure. (Breakfast)
Day 12: Mon – Sept 16th Crater Lake National Park Travel to Crater Lake National Park. With a depth of 1,943 feet, Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States - and one of the most beautiful. The water's intense blue color is an indication of its great depth and purity. Surrounded by cliffs, the lake is fed entirely by rain and snow. Scientists consider Crater Lake to be the cleanest and clearest large body of water in the world. Today, old growth forests blanket the volcano's outer shape, harboring a wide variety of plants and animals, including several rare species. This park was established in 1902. We'll make a drive around the RIM (if weather and road conditions for our size coach permits) of the Lake and make stops at the Annie Spring Entrance Station and visit the Rim Village. This day is dedicated to Crater Lake National Park. 5:00 pm- Arrive back to the hotel. Dinner and evening activities are at your leisure. (Breakfast Included)
Day 13: Tue – Sept 17th Travel to Pendleton, OREGON 345 Miles Our 13th day of our Pacific NW Journey will cut us straight north through the central portion of the state of Oregon along #97 through the Cascade Range of the Rockies, Winema National Forest, the Calapooya Mountain Range & Crooked River National Grasslands. The scenery is beautiful. Have your cameras ready. Once we arrive to the top of the state - border of Washington & Oregon, we'll travel east on 84 to Pendelton. 5:00 pm- Estimated arrival to Pendleton. Check in and enjoy the rest of the evening as per your own agenda. (Breakfast Included)
Day 14: Wed – Sept 18th Travel to Twin Falls, Idaho 346 Miles Travel to Twin Falls, Idaho. This is a travel day with time to sit back and enjoy the scenery as we travel along. We'll leave the lovely Blue Mountains & Tuscannon Wilderness and take 84 S crossing Hells Canyon as we approach the border of Oregon and Idaho. We will move into Mountain Time today (losing an hour) as we journey through Salmon River Mountain Range to beautiful Twin Falls, Idaho. Meal and rest stops will be made as the day goes along. We’ll arrive to our hotel in the late afternoon. 4:30 pm- We'll arrive to Twin Falls and check into our hotel. (Breakfast)
Day 15 – Thur - Sept 19th "BIG SKY" Travel to Billings, Montana 500 Miles Our early morning departure from Twin Falls, another picture postcard of our Pacific Northwest adventure beckons through the Sawtooth National Forest of the Rockies. We'll move into the Bitterroot Range as we cross the Continental Divide into Big Sky, Montana. Traveling north on I-15, "Veteran's Memorial Parkway" to I-90 East through the Absaroka Range and Beartooth Range to Billings. We'll make our lunch and comfort stops along our journey. Relax and enjoy the scenery. 6:00 pm- Estimated arrival to Billings, MT. Check into our Hilton hotel. (Breakfast)
Day 16: Fri – Sept 20th Travel to Jamestown, North Dakota 514 Miles From Billings, we'll continue along I-94 east dedicating this day to travel. With it being a 500 mile day, an losing an hour once we get to Mandan, we'll be glad we got an early start. We'll enjoy the company of fellow travelers, perhaps a movie and some story telling, quiet time to rest or read a good book .... stops will be made as needed. So... relax and set your seats back as we travel through the remainder of south central portion of BIG SKY Montana into the state of North Dakota. 5:00 pm- Arrive to Jamestown and check in to our hotel - Tonight we've included a nice farewell dinner. (Breakfast & Dinner)
Day 17: Sat – Sept 21st Travel Homeward Bound 276 Miles to Grand Rapids / additional 145 to Sartell The bus departs Jamestown for home. . Stops will be made along the way throughout the day. Estimated arrival home hours are as follows: Arrive to Grand Rapids around 2:30 PM - Central MN group will transfer to their shuttle and continue to Brainerd/Baxter (4:30 pm); Little Falls (5 pm); Rice (5:30 pm) and Sartell (6:00 pm); Iron Range Cities – 4 pm to Hibbing, 4:30 pm to Virginia and 5 pm to Eveleth and 6:15 pm to Duluth area. (Breakfast is included)
A few other things to know about the Pacific Northwest Tour: Reservations: Reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservation is held without a financial deposit made.
Meals: We have included many meals in this tour package. Tips are included for all meals arranged by Happy Trails. Most restaurants will be family style, buffet dinner or plated. When on travel days, occasionally to save time, we'll stop at fast-food or truck stop restaurants.
Hotels: The hotels are GREAT – 3 & 4+ Star - 11 HILTON Properties; Two Holiday Inn Expresses, One Best Western Plus; One Fairfield (Marriott) and One LaQuinta. All rooms booked are non-smoking. Most properties along this journey offer coin-operated laundry and indoor pools. At the time this tour was booked, all properties offered elevators. Most of these properties offer fabulous locations within walking distance of restaurants.
Fully Guided with Professional Drivers and Escorts: Not to worry - you’re in good hands! Our tour managers are very personable and will greet each of you as they take great care in operating a well organized tour. Our drivers are wonderful... very personable and very experienced!
Dress Code & How to Pack: As far as dress code, the tour is comfortable and casual - Pack good walking shoes. Bring along a light weight jacket. Bring sunscreen and a hat. Layer your clothing. Weather gets cooler in higher elevations.
Luggage: Pack one suitcase each. This suitcase is delivered each night to your rooms by the porter. (Tips are included). You may bring a carry-on bag, as well, on board. Carry-on bags are handled by yourself. Do not make them heavier than what you can carrry. Pack a swimming suit if you enjoy the pool, bring a camera, a raincoat & an umbrella. It is wise to pack an alarm clock, too, as sometimes a glitch occurs for wake-up calls from the front desk. Please do not bring coolers on board. We make ample stops for breaks.
The Coach/ Seat Rotation: The coach is a brand new 56 passenger motorcoach with reclining seats, big windows, restroom, TV’, CD & DVD and chartered through Trobec’s Bus Company, St Stephens. The coach has seatbelts, cup holders and spacious leg room. It also has a restroom, microphone. Limited Wi-Fi & 110 outlets are also offered.
We do not rotate seats so you will keep the seat you have throughout the tour. If you have a special need for seating, kindly let us know in advance. We will pre-assign your seat according to physical need and the date of registration. We stop every 2 - 3 hours for breaks. PLEASE NOTE: Sometimes we end up on a stretch of road/interstate that may prevent us from stopping exactly at 2.5 or 3 hours. We do our best to accommodate but remember…there’s also a restroom on board IF you need it. Thank you for your understanding.
Shuttles For Our Friends From Central MN - Baxter-Little Falls-Sartell-Twin Cities AREA: Sometimes, if an area where we promised to be a boarding location, falls short in numbers, we may have to offer a small shuttle vehicle. We hope you'll understand why we occassionally offer smaller shuttle vehicles. By smaller vehicle such as a car or SUV.
Special Needs: Be sure to let us know of any special needs...such as diet, walking, stairs, allergies or motion sickness, etc…. If you use a wheelchair, walker (one with a seat is best) or a scooter, please let us know. Please refrain from using strong cologns or perfumes while on board the coach. So many folks have allergies and we want everyone comfortable while traveling. Diabetics are encouraged to bring along some little snacks as we cannot always promise meal breaks on schedule though we do our best to. Remember we are also moving into Mountain and Pacific Time Zones. So pack accordingly. This tour is manageable for folks with limited walking or special needs. There are very limited long distances to walk. It does not include hiking, though there may be short walks to some of the overlooks. It may be challenging if you need a wheel chair or scooter. Ask you doctor if your health can manage traveling in high mountain elevations.
Tipping: The tour includes tips for luggage handling, meals and step-on-guides who step on board the coach and included meals. Tips are not included for your driver & on board travel host. It is customary to tip them at the end of the tour.
On Board Activities: We play movies, play games, listen to CDs & tell stories as we pass the time along while traveling. If you have a cute joke or story (and it’s appropriate for all audiences!) then we invite you to use the microphone and share your humor with all on board.
Schedule Changes: We reserve the right to adjust this schedule for the benefit of all traveling. Sometimes changes occur beyond our control. If a change occurs, we’ll replace it something of equal value. We have no control over any of the attractions listed in this flyer nor can we control hotels, tour companies (other than our own); restaurants and theaters.
Disclaimer: Happy Trails Tours acts only as an agent for the various independent suppliers that provide hotel accommodations, transportation, theater, or other services connected with this tour. Such services are subject to the terms and conditions of those suppliers. Happy Trails Tours, INC and their respective employees, agents, representatives accept no liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, or any other default of any company or person in performing these services. Responsibility is not accepted for losses, injury, damages or expenses of any kind due to sickness, weather, strikes, hostilities, wars, terrorist acts, acts of nature, local laws or other causes. All services and accommodations are subject to the laws and regulations of country in which they are provided. Happy Trails Tours INC is not responsible for any baggage or personal effects of any individual participating in the tours/trips arranged by Happy Trails Tours. Individual travelers are responsible for purchasing a travel insurance policy, if desired, that will cover some of the expenses associated with the loss of luggage or personal effects.