Spend a few days riding ferries and exploring quirky small towns!
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- 4 ferry rides on Puget Sound, including the longest route, Seattle to Bremerton
- Visit the villages of Poulsbo, Port Townsend, Sequim, Port Gamble, Mukilteo and Langley as you make your way around the sound
- Guided tour in Poulsbo, learn about the town’s Norwegian heritage
- 2 nights Clearwater Casino Resort in Suquamish – gaming for those who enjoy it, beautiful views for those who don’t
Fly non-stop to Seattle, arriving at 8:30am. Enjoy a lavish Sunday Brunch buffet, with dozens of selections from carved meats to desserts. The afternoon ferry ride to Bremerton is the longest (50 minutes) and one of the most scenic in the sound. Your accommodations for 2 nights are at the beautiful Clearwater Casino Resort, just off the Hood Canal. Dinner is at leisure and there are several choices on property. (BR)
Just down the road is Poulsbo. Founded by Scandinavian immigrants in the 1880’s, today it’s a popular tourist destination. We’ve arranged a short guided walking tour, along with a visit to Sluy’s, the town’s legendary bakery. Next stop is Port Townsend. Once a bustling port town, its historic district is now a national landmark. It’s laced with old Victorian homes and buildings from long ago. A great place for lunch and browsing the shops. The day’s final stop is in Sequim. This little hamlet is known for its lavender fields and the shops in town sell a variety of products made from the plant. Tonight, we’ll take you out for a wonderful dinner with an international flare! (FB,D)
Partake in some of the history of the area in Port Gamble, before boarding the ferry in Kingston. Our destination is Edmunds, and Mukilteo is just a few minutes away. There you’ll find the Mukilteo Light and a striking waterfront park. Take a short walk before lunch. After lunch, board the ferry again for the shortest ride, the 12-minute crossing to Clinton on Whidby Island. Our last destination is Langley, a great little spot with lots of interesting shops. Take the ferry back to Mukilteo and then head on to SeaTac Airport for your 7:45pm return flight. (FB,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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