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Northwest Explorer with Rail (6-nights)

Northwest Explorer with Rail (6-nights)
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$1575
Duration: 7 days
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Description

The Pacific Northwest with its unique cities, charming small towns, scenic waterways and majestic mountains is one the most is one of the most stunningly diverse regions in the world. The 6-night NW Explorer introduces you to Washington and Oregon and the Northwest lifestyle while offering two unique train rides. Enjoy the rugged Mountain views and Bavarian charms of Leavenworth. Take a journey to the rolling hills of Eastern Washington and Wine Country. World class wine awaits as you travel the pioneer trail to “Washington’s friendliest town,” Walla Walla. In Oregon, the historic Western town of Pendleton is your gateway to the Volcanoes and Waterfalls of the Columbia River Gorge. Portland Oregon, “the City of Roses,” has a style all its own.

Day 1: Seattle, WA to Leavenworth, WA (Scenic Train)
Meet Tour Director at Seattle King Street Station in the afternoon (3:30 pm) to board the Amtrak Empire Builder. As you leave Seattle, sit back and enjoy the views of Puget Sound, the Cascade Mountains, and Wenatchee National Forest before evening arrival in the Bavarian mountain town of Leavenworth.  Meals Included: Dinner aboard the Train
Day 2: Leavenworth, WA
Walk the charming Bavarian town of Leavenworth, the outlying river valley, and nearby trails. The rest of the day is yours to do what you please. In the evening, join us for a reception featuring authentic cuisine and ale.   Meals: Breakfast, Reception
Day 3: Leavenworth, WA to Walla Walla, WA
Board your coach to explore the Columbia River Basin and into the heart of the wine country. You’ll have lunch at one of the great wineries. Our day will finish with a brief walking tour of Walla Walla before checking in to the hotel for the night.  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4: Walla Walla, WA 
We will visit to the Ft. Walla Walla Museum in the morning.  The rest of the day is yours to do what you please.  You can choose from an optional excursion or decide to spend your day exploring, shopping, or visiting the numerous tasting rooms and art galleries in town.  Whatever you do, you will want to be back in time for a special dinner.  Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5: Walla Walla, WA to Portland, OR
Meander country roads and farmlands before heading to Pendleton Oregon, home of the world-famous Round-Up and Woolen Mill.  From there, we will make our way back to Portland along the scenic Columbia River Gorge. Dinner is on your own and in Portland that means anything from food trucks to fine dining. Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6: Portland, OR
Join us for a walking tour of Portland, the City of Roses. The rest of the day is yours to do what you please.  You can choose from an optional tour, or you may decide to spend your day at Powell’s Book Store, exploring various neighborhoods while riding the MAX train, visiting the numerous museums or breweries in town, tax-free sales shopping, or a combination of all!  However you spend your day, we hope you will find time to join us for a reception in the early evening. Meals: Breakfast, Reception
Day 7: Portland, OR to Seattle, WA (Scenic Train)
In the morning, we will board the Amtrak for our trip back to Seattle.  In the shadow of volcanoes, we take in the sights of Western Washington before we meet up again with the Puget Sound. We pass through several towns such as Centralia, Olympia, and Tacoma before arriving in Seattle King Street Station in the early afternoon. Meals: Breakfast

The Pacific Northwest with its unique cities, charming small towns, scenic waterways and majestic mountains is one the most is one of the most stunningly diverse regions in the world. The 6-night NW Explorer introduces you to Washington and Oregon and the Northwest lifestyle while offering two unique train rides. Enjoy the rugged Mountain views and Bavarian charms of Leavenworth. Take a journey to the rolling hills of Eastern Washington and Wine Country. World class wine awaits as you travel the pioneer trail to “Washington’s friendliest town,” Walla Walla. In Oregon, the historic Western town of Pendleton is your gateway to the Volcanoes and Waterfalls of the Columbia River Gorge. Portland Oregon, “the City of Roses,” has a style all its own.