Featuring natural scenic wonder in Oregon
- Guided rim tour of Crater Lake National Park with lunch at Crater Lake Lodge
- Independence Day Fireworks in Roseburg
- Up close animal encounters at Wildlife Safari
- Hellgate Jet Boat tour
- Visit the charming town of Ashland
- Optional (extra cost) performance at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Sacramento Limousines will meet you at your home and deliver you to the Sports Leisure office. Board your deluxe motorcoach and head north, pausing for lunch in Redding before arriving in Klamath Falls in the late afternoon. Shilo Inn (L)
A remnant of a fiery volcanic past, Crater Lake is one of the deepest and bluest lakes in America, with sheer surrounding cliffs almost 2,000 feet high! A ranger-guided tour around the rim of this ancient volcano today will acquaint you with its geological history. After lunch at the historic Crater Lake Lodge, travel the Rogue-Umpqua National Scenic Byway. Your accommodations are located on the banks of the South Umpqua River. Today is the 4th of July and you will be able to view the holiday fireworks right from the comfort of your hotel. Holiday Inn Express Roseburg (B,L)
Wildlife Safari is a 600-acre drivethrough park and village where you can have close encounters with animals from all over the world! Drive along a 4.5-mile route to view over 500 animals from Africa, Asia and the Americas in their natural habitats, roaming freely as they do in the wild. Tonight, your lodgings are again waterside, on the banks of the Rogue River. Riverside Inn Grants Pass – 2 nights (B,D)
There are few adventures as exciting as a 36-mile roundtrip jet boat ride through Hellgate Canyon. Stop down river at the OK Corral for an all-you-can-eat country lunch presented on an open-air deck. Your guide will point out geological and historical points of interest up and down the canyon, including where John Wayne and Katherine Hepburn filmed Rooster Cogburn. This afternoon there will be an optional visit to a nearby vineyard for wine tasting. (B,L)
Explore the beautiful town of Ashland, set in a unique geographic setting nestled at the base of the convergence of the Siskiyou and Cascade mountain ranges. Browse its art galleries, enjoy the thriving restaurant scene, food artisans and award-winning wineries and breweries. Tonight there is an optional (extra cost) performance at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Available shows will be announced closer to departure. Your hotel tonight is located in the heart of Medford. Inn at the Commons (B)
Say farewell to Oregon and journey back to California. Stop for a hosted lunch before arriving home in the evening. (B,L)
Featuring Tioga Pass and Bodie State Historical Park
Featuring covered, reserved seating for the Grand Floral Parade
First offered as a holiday excursion in 2013, it has been often requested by our Christmas crowd ever since, so we are pleased to bring A Coos Bay Christmas back for a return engagement.
This is an all-coach trip. Travel north to Ashland/Medford the first day. There’s a lunch break in Redding and tonight you’ll partake in the annual Christmas Feast at the Winchester Inn. The six-course meal comes with carolers and costumed staff.
The next morning (Christmas Eve), before departing for the coast, make an early morning visit to Harry & David’s. As is our Christmas shopping tradition, we have negotiated a little gift card to get you started on your expedition. Travel to the coast, stopping in Bandon at Washed Ashore, a most unique place that makes art out of ocean trash. At Cranberry Sweets, your sponsored-shopping activities continue. Finish the day at The Mill Casino/Hotel in Coos Bay. Dinner tonight is a Crab Fest (other options available), as the Dungeness season will have just started.
Christmas Day brings our legendary White Elephant Gift Exchange, an ecological tour of the area and a visit to Shore Acres State Park. Not only is there an interesting story, there is a wonderful display of Christmas lights. A holiday feast is planned.
The trip home takes you down the Oregon Coast, with shopping stops at Misty Meadows Jams and the House of Myrtlewood. Spend the night in Eureka and head home through the redwoods.
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