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Pacific Northwest & California

featuring Washington, Oregon and California
8 DAYS
$2,999 pp*
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From the wilds of Mount St. Helens to the shadow of giants in the Redwoods, fall under the spell of the Pacific Northwest and California. Travel along Oregon’s beautiful coast, making stops at, Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Newport, Bandon and Coos Bay. Explore Oregon's wilderness on a Rogue River cruise. Visit Redwood National Park's Avenue of the Giants. Cross the Golden Gate Bridge and discover the “City by the Bay,” San Francisco. Explore the natural beauty from Seattle to San Francisco.

Your Tour Includes
  • 5 Handpicked Accommodations
  • 11 Meals
Included Highlights
  • Seattle
  • Mount St. Helens Visitor Center
  • Portland
  • Columbia River Gorge

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Stay

8 Days

7 Nights


Meals

11 Meals

6 Breakfasts

2 Lunches

3 Dinners


Activity

2 - Moderate

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Thompson Seattle

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Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

Nights 2-3

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The Mill Casino

Night 4

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Best Western Plus Bayshore Inn

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Hyatt Regency San Francisco Downtown SOMA

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Rating

196 reviews
Overall Trip Rating
4.4
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Great trip! Oregon Coast, Redwoods, Multnomah Falls were awesome!
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The tour with Collette was absolutely wonderful from start to finish! Everything was perfectly planned out and we really got to enjoy each city we were in.
    Rola Daghestani
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    This is a great tour with great scenery and excellent included features. All the hotels were excellent and the tour manager was so much fun! Food was fabulous!
    Kelly Anderson
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    5 stars
    the views!!! the Redwoods, the Oregon coast
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The pace of this trip was great! The tour guide and coach driver worked very well together and lifelong friendships were made.
    Michelle Souders
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    5 stars
    The pace, tour guide, coach driver all made this a perfect trip.
    Jeffrey Souders
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    4 stars
    Food mediocre xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    William Sheer
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The entire trip was great. Our tour guide, Eric, was top notch as was out driver, Rick.
    Mary Bridges
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    5 stars
    Enjoyed everything on the trip.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Saw a lot for the short time we had. And the weather could not have been better. Enjoyed the meals!
    Edwin Sbisa
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Entire tour was informative and fun. The tour manager and bus driver were excellent....and entertaining.
    Cecilia SBISA
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Itinerary- best part Snafu with hotel - worst
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Grear tour. Giant trees. Rose gardens.
    Douglas Delord
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    everything was well planned
    Karen Fogt
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Itinerary, tour guide, bus driver, hotels, meals and fellow travelers were all wonderful.
    Terri Royster
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Had an excellent tour guide. Seattle needs to be included for everyone-not as an extension. Loved the Red Woods. Disappointed that we spent time at rose garden and lavender fields when they weren’t even blooming. Should have had a different option instead of spending time at those.
    John Waggoner
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    The stop in Eureka, CA needs to be eliminated. Bad restaurant experience- felt unsafe with a situation that occurred. Also did not feel safe at Best Western with outside entrances to our rooms. The tour director and bus driver were excellent! We saw beautiful country and our favorite place was Seattle. We did the tour extension and we’re so glad we did as don’t think we would have had the Seattle experience. Our other most memorable stop was the Redwoods. Amazing!
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Joel.brought lots of specific information about the Pacific Northwest
    Debra Daniels
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    2star
    A DRIVE BY TOUR AT BEST. Ever been somewhere and feel like you didn’t see the city or see the best it has to offer? This is THAT kind of tour. Most of what you do see, you are SO FAR AWAY from it that all you get is a photo opportunity. We were so far away from Mt Hood and Mt St Helen’s that it doesn’t even count as a drive by. There was only one day that we thoroughly enjoyed being on the tour. At several stops (like the lavender farm), we spent too much time doing nothing. I DID NOT FEEL SAFE in Eureka: at that Best Western, our room was on the ground floor). Also, we had a random woman walk into the restaurant with threats to our safety upon her return. The remaining hotels were above average to excellent (Hyatt Regency in San Francisco). The food stops were good and well timed. This was my third tour with Collette and by far the worst one. I would NOT recommend it. In fact, I think Collette should stop offering it to maintain their otherwise good reputation.
    Rachel
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Seeing Oregon but no roses
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Could have had more free time to explore. Also timing could have been better - late lunch, early dinner. Too early for rose garden. Waste of time. Excellent tour guides in cities.blove this part. Great weather helped.
    Susan Chapman
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Jen the tour guide and Aaron the bus driver were so informative it was just so interesting and so much fun.
    Alexis J Snell
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    1star
    Rose garden was not open ( roses not due to bloom until July. Could not get to the lighthouse the road was closed Many of the hotels were not well located Dinner one night was terrible chicken steak with gray gravy rice with gray gravy frozen mixed vegetables Terrible! Twice we were taken to grocery shores for lunch ( these were not included) but how about finding a restaurant
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    4 stars
    This was a great tour. You couldn't ask for a better tour manager, Jean, or a better bus driver, Lance. They really made everything run smoothly. They worked so well together it was a pleasure traveling with them. I would have liked to have a ride up the Space Needle included in the tour (we only saw it from the "outside") and although the hotels were certainly more than acceptable, the one in Seattle and the one in San Francisco were not very accommodating.
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    3star
    Portland hotel not ready, meals rushed, Logging Camp not good, too much driving, timing was wrong time of year for blooms, too many ocean stops, San Francisco tour was disappointing. To me, San Fran should be left off and more time for sights in Redwoods, Seattle, and Portland, Less driving, although the bus and driver were wonderful !
    Brenda and Bob Rowan
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The coastal sites were beautiful, boat ride was awesome, accommodation was very nice, food tasted great! All around great trip.
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    3star
    Too much bus time. Tour could be shortened and see more, several poor choices of hotels.
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    3star
    Poor restaurant choices. Hotel room were on floor where the air Condenser units were on, 3rd or 4 th floors.
    Debra Hollander
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Portland rose garden and rogue river boat ride
    Judith Williams
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    They had no reservation for us for a two night stay at the Marriott in Portland Oregon. We did get a nice room eventually but the “pause” was very unsettling and there was no apology or explanation.
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    1star
    I already responded to this
    Connie Kipp
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Couldn’t see the ocean the wholevtrip
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    1star
    I feel the timing for seeing points of interest was not adequate , we were rushed through and didn't see sights that interested us in booking this trip . WE ARRIVED TOO EARLY OR TOO LATE TO SPEND TIME AT SOME PLACES. Some sights were only pointed out in passing . This area needs revision.
    Darlene Stricker
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  • Trip Rating:
    2star
    We had to wait for our transportation to the hotel. We had missed dinner. The tour director had something from the dinner for us at the hotel. It was supposed to be clam chowder, salmon with potato fingerlings, asparagus, creme brule, and a glass of white wine. It was very cold clam chowder, cold salmon with, I think, quinoa. There was no microwave or any other way to warm it. On our "tour of Seattle we saw the Space Needle while the tour director talked about the guitar selection some man had I can see shopping areas like Pike Place any time I want to go downtown.. On Day 2 when we got to Mount St. Helen's visitor center, it was closed when we arrived so we drove on. At the Rose Test Garden we left before the shop opened. Day 4 we cannot go into the lighthouse, but we got to go shopping at Fred Meyer. The Redwoods were very nice. Day 7 for breakfast I put in my order at the same time as the two ladies with whom I was sitting. They had finished eating when mine arrived "stone cold." I would not recommend Mel's Diner to anyone. The best vacation I have taken was with Collette to Australia and Fiji. However, I will also say this was the worst vacation I have taken, also with Collette.
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  • Trip Rating:
    2star
    If this was my first tour with Collette, I would never travel with them again. However, I have been on great tours with them previously and will try to put this one out of my mind. Who goes to Seatle and doesn't see the space needle? Who makes the plane reservations so that you arrive too late for the Welcome Dinner and on the return flight arrive a day late? Who sets up events so you arrive before they open or after it closes? What tour guide says "look to your left and maybe you will see Mt. Saint Helens (Mt. Hood, Mt. Ranier). Oh, let us not forget that if you are lucky, you might see the dome of Olympia. The list of complaints goes on and on.
    Evelyn Hawes
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Previous tours I thought were a little better Wanted more time to enjoy walking or hikin Meal at one place the speghetti and meatballs was poor to fair.
    Irene Logan
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Good trip,did not like the last operating lumber-camp style cookhouse in the West. Only one waiter for the entire group & not very tasty food. Did not like that the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Downtown did not have a concierge on staff to assist with directions with our group. Did not like that the departure luncheon was at lunch in a public venue. We should have had the tour manager and coach for the entire day.
    Joyce Shoffner
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The tour was great. Before our trip we decided that by taking a bus tour we would be able to see and learn more than going on our own. This tour did not disappoint.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Pacific Northwest The giant redwood trees.
    Judy Klunk
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Starting in Seattle was perfect. Beautiful place, great weather, lots to see. Our tour guide was there to welcome us from the beginning. Answered questions and provided directions. Easy transition to the trip.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Weather was great along with the tour
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Some hotels and food were not that good.
    Burns Mercer
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Rogue River boat ride, scenic and lots of fun!
    Sharon Poet
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    The tour manager was great!! She knew the areas we visited very well. She also went out of her way to give us information that would help us during those times we were on our own. She was also very patient with stragglers.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The tour was great. The jet boat ride was really fun. Also enjoyed the Space Needle in Seattle, the Redwoods and going to Alcatraz.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    I wish I'd had time for some fishing while in Washington
    Robert Hall
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The Chihuly museum and Glass House and Garden in Seattle.
    Leora Kennel
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Staying in a motel instead of a hotel is not what I expected from Collette! Leaving luggage outside room where anyone can take it, is NOT secure. Several meals were terrible! The cookhouse was very poor. The last lunch buffet was another poor choice. Some of the excursions were cancelled due to weather which I understand. Why weren’t we compensated in some way? After years of travel with Collette, this was the most disappointing!
    Carolyn Martin
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Red wood trees, seeing the sites along the ocean, meeting nice people who were very friendly.
    Phillip Berumen
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Meals not as good as expected.
    David Hosterman
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Loved seeing the Redwoods and Oregon Coastline
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Redwoods were awsome. Barbara was very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Food at Cutter's in Portland was very poor. Salad was wilted,salmon over cooked, vegetables hard and raw. Service very slow. One waiter for thirty people. Food at Indian casino poor. No
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Great over all touring usa
    Donald Strippel
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The Chihuly glass museum,
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Enjoyed the Redwoods, Multnomah Falls, and the rugged coast! Wonderful tour guide and driver and great hotels and furnished meals!
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    4 stars
    I had a great time it would have been more enjoyable if the others on the tour were more sociable with the other persons on the bus.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Tour manager fantastic. I would take any tour she was leading!!!
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The tour director, Janice Burnett, was wonderful! The best I have ever had!
    Linda Morrison
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Activities and tour guide
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Loved the entire tour..fast paced but had more then enough time for sightseeing and pictures .Barbara our tour manager and Tim our driver were outstanding. Will use Collette again.
    Brian Rosell
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Overall, the entire experience was excellent. It exceeded my expectations.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Everything went smoothly, Barbara was a great tour guide and knowledge of the area we traveled. The accommodations were very nice, and stopped to see some lovely scenery and sights along the way. Very satisfied with the trip. Also meet some other very nice travelers.
    Patricia Smith
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Great trip tour manager and driver were fantastic!
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    We were unable to go to Mt. Hood because of snowy weather and our trip to Eureka, Ca. was cancelled due to the power outage. We missed traveling down the California coast line and visiting the red wood trees. We did stop at a stand of red woods which were beautiful. Our stay in San Francisco coincided with Fleet Week and it was very busy. We were dropped off at the wharf after our city tour and left to find our way back to our hotel. The buses we were told to take stopped running at 4:00 pm and we walked back. Not easy.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I would have to say that San Francisco was my favorite part of the tour just because it is such a great destination with so many things to do. This was my second time visiting SF and I would go back again.
    Elizabeth Dalton
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The sites visited were excellent. would recommend this trip to others.
    Leonard Savoy
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The guided tours in each city provided us with so much information about the cities. We were able to see all the tourist attractions and learn so many interesting facts.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    It was a good tour. Redwoods may have been the highlight.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Janice's stories while on some long bus rides down the Oregon coast to San Francisco while we backtracked to avoid the electrical outages on our route. She went out of her way to accommodate us in this emergency!
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    It's hard to say what my favorite experience was. There was so much on the tour to see and the Tour Manager was just so knowledgeable and made the trip extra special.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    We enjoyed all the sights in Washington, Oregon, and California. Our favorite was seeing the giant redwoods. We've always wanted to see them.
    Mary Chachere
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I enjoyed every aspect of the tour.
    Judy Paris
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Golden Gate Bridge and the Redwood trees. I would like to have had a tour inside the fish processing plant.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Most of trip was excellent. We had one bad experience with accommodation, but otherwise WELL DONE
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    All rooms comfortable, most of provided food delish. Enjoyed all stops and info.
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Pacific Northwest & California Coast
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The tour was wonderful scenery. Janice was wonderful, I wish she could travel on all my vacations.
    Beverly Malark
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The tour was great. We saw so much; however, could not see Mt. St. Helens or Mt. Hood due to fog. The cable cars were all in for maintenance, which was disappointing but certainly not Collette’s fault. Whenever we came across something we couldn’t do, our tour guide came up with a replacement. We had beautiful, clear days in San Francisco and could see the entire Golden Gate Bridge and everything else. Met some great people from all over the country and the world. Touring San Francisco was my favorite part of the trip.
    Dian Bogert
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The planning and pace of this tour was wonderful. But what REALLY made it so special was the tour guide and driver. Friendly, professional, courteous and knowledgable: what more could one want!
    Maureen
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    5 stars
    the national redwood forest. The aroma and atmosphere was amazing. the pacific coast was beautiful.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Great tour guide and good trip
    Margaret Haney
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    5 stars
    It was all great. Plenty of time to relax.
    Mickey Pickrell
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Everything was planned out and very well organized. Redwoods were amazing.
    Deborah Pickrell
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Multnomah Falls, the ocean and the redwoods were awe-inspiring.
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  • Trip Rating:
    2star
    My favorable memorable experience was the professionalism of the bus driver.
    Dorothy Paul
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Everything was well planned.
    Shirley Cox
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Tour was great! My favorites were the Redwood trees and San Francisco.
    Cindy Whittinghill
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Loved the scenic views mostly
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Ride along the coast with the sand dunes. The drive through the Redwood Forests were breathtaking. Enjoyed the Seattle area and especially San Francisco, with Fisherman's Wharf.
    Catherine Wojtowicz
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Great guide, wonderful sights, good hotels, decent meals.
    James Fletcher
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Really enjoyed the gigantic redwoods and the view from the Columbia Bldg. in Seattle as well as the picnic lunch we had along the shores of the pacific ocean.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The redwoods in the early morning.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Our tour director, Abbey went above and beyond to make our tour exciting. She collaborated with our wonderful bus driver, Brent (when weather was rainy to do thing indoors and when weather cleared to get to outside places and everything worked out very well. She also surprised us with Voodoo donuts on the bus and juice during our walk in the Redwoods. She was amazing!!!
    Marlene Boehmer
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The tour was excellent, as were the tour Mgr, Abby, and the driver, Brent. The trip was well paced & the scenery & inclusions were fabulous. I felt I really got my money’s worth. My only suggestion is in regard to the Portland & Eureka hotels. They were too far from downtown. As a solo female traveler I am reluctant to travel far from the hotel in the eve in an area I’m not familiar with. I would have preferred being able to spend some time walking around downtown, especially in Portland. Otherwise the trip was great!
    Mary Lane
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Redwood trees and simple beach picnic.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Especially loved the Portland Rose garden in June, the Coastal Redwoods, the Oregon Coast and Coquille tribe's Hotel, and city bus tours giving an overview. Great food venues all along the route.
    Kate Rezelman
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    4 stars
    The best part of the tour was the visit to the Redwoods. We enjoyed the tour guides who came onto the bus in Seattle and San Francisco.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I felt like our stops and activities truly provided us with a true picture of the areas we were visiting. The group was very congenial and that added to the experience.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Tour great. Loved the redwoods.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    So So So Many to list, but my Favorite was The Red Woods! In my humble opinion EVERYONE on the planet should see this amazon Sight !
    Paul Van Denburgh
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    3star
    It is ok - except for hotel in Oregon - was dirty - had worn out carpet and furniture. Selection of restaurants were not that good. Would have preferred direct flights - too much time spent getting to Seattle. Then you had the couple from Brooklyn Park wait for our flight to arrive before they could get home. This is not a way to treat people.
    Rita Nunweiler
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    4 stars
    Because nothing is perfect. Seeing the Redwoods.
    Virginia Brink
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    all was very interesting, hotels very nice except one, guide very sweet, informative and helpful
    Sheryl Clements
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    While I longed to see Seattle, which prompted this tour, the Oregon coast stole my heart. I loved the parks that we visited. The Chihuly Glass exhibit in Seattle is a must see.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Had a blast on this trip!
    Christopher Strauch
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Nice group traveling wits us
    Arthur Modgling
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The most memorable experience was the San Francisco Bay bridge. Being able to see this in person was outstanding.
    Thomas Younkins
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Redwoods were very nice, definitely enjoyed these. Enjoyed the Jet Boat, that was fun.
    Loraine Modgling
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The whole experience was above and beyond! Our favorite memorable experience was seeing the Redwoods!
    Steve Land
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I saw the Pacific Ocean for the first time. The Redwood Trees took my breath away. Wonderful trip.
    Cynthia Mcgee
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Many, many memorable places on the tour. My favorite was the Redwood forest.
    Elizabeth Sullivan
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    See previous comments. Early starts not our thing. More time needed in Portland. Loved the Redwoods. loved the river ride. Loved the scenic coast journey
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Exceeded expectations. Multnomah Falls was awesome
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I loved the places we visited, ate and the accommodations. The Redwoods forests were outstanding, the ocean views so beautiful, and the fun things planned helped us to enjoy and experience the Pacific Northwest. I appreciated the hard work of the tour manager to help things to flow with ease. The seating arrangements on the bus were tough, and sitting in the back third of the bus for 5 out of the seven days was not fair and placed a damper on the trip. Many people complained but no changes were made. This is my only concern.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Everything was perfect except for the seating arrangements on the bus. We were in the back third of the bus for 5 out of the seven days, asked for a change, and were told that no changes would be made. This mattered alot as we were off and on the bus 5-10 times a day on this tour. Off always last, stood at the end of the line for the bathrooms, less visibility. Their had to be a more fair way to arrange this.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Tour Director, Driver, hotel selection, meals, were all excellent.
    Tatiana Green
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Tour Director, Driver, hotel selection, meals, were all excellent.
    Alan Green
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Not enough time was allowed to view sights of interest. Walking in the giant redwoods was a peaceful, awe inspiring experience.
    Catherine Whetstone
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    would have enjoyed longer stops at some places and much shorter stops at the giftshop stops.
    Donald Arsenault
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    The Redwood forest tour was memorable
    Rita Croce
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Well worth the cost of the tour
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Was great. Recommended to others
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Drive-by "tours" of the 3 cities gave no time to actually experience anything. Anyone who didn't visit areas before missed a lot.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Great tour overall saw lots of out of the way places very interesting thing and had a wonderful time
    Dale Lester
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    It was a little pricey, but you do get to stay in some really nice hotels, and some meals are included, and most tips.
    Tracy Rogers
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Individual guides for Seattle & San Francisco were quite good but did omit somethings (like the famous City Lights Bookstore in San Fran.--she stressed Hollywood figures even as the bus drove right past the bookstore).
    Joyce Thomas
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    4 stars
    the beautiful country side
    Barbara Thompson
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    the big trees, the view and the overall tour
    Luke Thompson
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    each tour was ;remarkablle least favorite was the rose garden
    Marie Gamble
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Met my expectations and Redwood Forest was unbelievable.
    Donald Jones
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Very well organized It was all very memorable. Would do again
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    3star
    Same as above. Same as above, same as above, same above
    Amy Callihan
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Redwood state and national park and forrest. Oregon coast line.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Favorite -- Mt. St. Helen
    Marjorie Senecal
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  • Trip Rating:
    2star
    The trip was quite disappointing.
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  • Trip Rating:
    1star
    Meals were bad and too far away from hotel.
    Thomas Hart
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  • Trip Rating:
    1star
    the whole tour should have been cancelled went it was obvious that we couldn't see the things that were promised because of the fires we rode and rode on the bus and saw very little.
    Patricia Hart
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Walking in the Redwood forest
    Frances Bunney
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    *Personal information removed by Feefo* changed our itinerary to add Mt St Helens. It was awesome. The main reason I chose this tour was to see some of Oregon (the only state in the west I hadn't visited) & to see the redwoods in California, also a highlight for me.
    Karen Shipley
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    I enjoyed the red woods and San Francisco
    Bernice Penhaligen
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Other than the bus not having adequate cooling when we experienced very hot temperatures, accommodations were excellent, service at the hotels was great, and places we stopped at were interesting and educational. Our most memorable experience was Portland and Seattle.
    John Power
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Becky and Rodney were 5 stars, the trip itself was only 4 star. The tour was an average trip. The solar eclipse was the most memorable experience, made so by Becky furnishing the entire bus with the solar glasses so we could watch the entire eclipse. Also the many stops along the coast at all the little towns.
    Leni Mortensen
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Checked 3 things off my bucket list.....Oregon dunes, redwoods, and Golden Gate Bridge.
    Margaret Wheeler
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    The avenue of the giants is unbelievable
    Janice Menegay
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I really enjoyed the Columbia River Dinner Cruise and seeing the redwoods. ***** is wonderful, I really love her. Really the whole trip was wonderful and I will do it again.
    Janis Clingingsmith
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    We appreciated the variety of activities that were scheduled. The trip was just as it was described.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Dot to see some of the best of the US: from Seattle to the Cascades, to the Oregon Coastline, to the Redwoods, all in one trip.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    TImberlne Lodge was a delightful surprise. Seeing all the amazing craftsmanship and knowing that the lodge was built by people needing jobs during the Depression, made it even more valuable.
    Nancy Magelli
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    See comment above about our trip
    Stephen Magelli
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    The tour was very interesting. There were many memorable experiences. Hard to pick one favorite.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Loved the redwoods and the coast.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The Tour was everything we expected.
    Kim Humburg
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The main reason I chose this trip was to see the California Redwoods. I was able to cross that off my 'bucket list'! I will remember that forever. But the coastline of Oregon was absolutely beautiful, mile after mile. We had a wonderful variety of meals, including a picnic on the beach. Our driver quickly spotted a FIELD FULL OF ELK!.(somewhere in the vicinity of Gold Beach Ca.) We were able to stop and enjoy the sight and get pictures .
    Barbara Prince
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Tour would have been excellent butnot enough time time at Space Neddle and Chahully Gardens and TOO much time spent at lochs!
    Vicki Schell
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    A very good tour with the highlight the Columbia river circuit. The welcome and farewell dinners were in a restaurant with no sense of being a group. A private room would have been much better. Most breakfasts were only average and lacking in variety.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    First, *Personal Details removed by Feefo* did a great job. He is the best we have ever had. The tour was what we expected. The big trees were magnificient. (One lady got lost in the forest and *Personal Details removed by Feefo* handled the epoisode with little fanfare). We are hooked on Collette. Thank you for giving us such a good week!
    Martha Ruth Moreland
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I really enjoyed the redwoods and San Francisco. The Red Lion Motel was not a good place to put us in. Room was dirty, curtains had holes in them and restaurant service was extremely slow even though they were not busy.
    Stanley Gorom
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The redwood forest at San Francisco
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Well planned tour. The bus driver and tour manager worked. very well together. They were a good team. The redwoods and San Francisco were very memorable experiences. I would like to return again for a more extended amount of time.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    For the most part, the tour itself was impeccably planned and carried out. Two most memorable experiences of the trip were not part of the tour - the Spaceneedle in Seattle and the Dale Chihuly presentation which we did on our own before the tour began. The redwood forest and coastal drive were the highlights of the tour itinerary. Hotels were good, and overall everything went quite well.
    Gloria Laas
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and of course, the BIG TREES!
    Robert Nichols
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Red woods, the falls, good food.
    Jeanne Lafleche
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Snowstorm on Mt Hood on June 14th.Redwoods State Park on June 17tyh.
    Paul Devlin
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    The driver and tour director were great!!!!
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Covered many attractions on the west coast and a very knowledgeable guide who was courteous, friendly and also just delightful.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    National parks, and locations like Hearst Castle, Mt. Hood, Yosemite the pacific coast... AMAZING
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Meals were disappointing.
    Charles Frank
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Scenery was incredible. Pace of tour was good. Accommodations were very nice.
    George Simon
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    The tour needs more time in Seattle. I loved the giant sequoias. They really are mind blowing.
    Eleanor Sharpe
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I have taken tours with other companies(Trafalgar, Globus) and this experience was far superior.
    Sandra Babiarz
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  • Trip Rating:
    2star
    Optional tours should not have even been offered. Ripoff!
    Barbara Pethers
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Accommodations generally superlative. Visited locations were mostly above expectations. Redwoods and Oregon coast spectacular. Multnomah Falls impressive. Tour pace was just right. Few if any negatives. Out of the way lunch stop was quaint and delicious. Tour Manager obviously knew much about the area. Could improve bathroom stop at casino when sleeping in another casino that night. Might add a few more short videos showing where we were not stopping giving a better overall view of things.
    George Persico
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    This is our sixth tour with Collette... and we will look forward to more tours with them. Our tour manager and bus driver were always there to ensure our trip was most enjoyable.
    Judith
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The redwood trees were a sight we will never forget.
    John
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    The tour was fine. The bus driver and tour guide were excellent. The Seattle hotel was very nice and the San Francisco Marriott was very nice as well. However, the casino wasn't the greatest but the worst hotel was in Eureka, CA. Absolutely no good restaurants in the town and the hotel has seen better days. That hotel needs a complete renovation! So, other than two or three hotels the rest of the trip was fine. Enjoyed the scenery very much.
    James
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Wonderful tour with beautiful scenery. Loved driving along the ocean and visiting the peaceful redwood forest. A different experience was having 2,000 Pokemon Go players attending a weekend convention at our San Francisco hotel with no one looking up from their phones!
    Nancy
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I enjoyed the views out the window as we traveled to each city.
    Sandra
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Loved seeing the sea stacks in Oregon. Made memories to last a lifetime.
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  • Trip Rating:
    2star
    Local tour guides were good. New the area and enjoyed people!
    Patricia and Edward Barkhouse
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Bus trip to Muir Woods, stopping to be with locals
    Elizabeth
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Loved San Francisco. Disappointed in shuttle service to and from airport. Took over half hour to find shuttle bus area lugging luggage around. We paid extra for flights and personal transports! Not like last trip!
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  • Trip Rating:
    2star
    Unfortunately this trip left a lot to be desired. First of all, it was not an 8 day tour. We were finished with Collette by noon time on Saturday (the 7th day). The Tour Manager was less than adequate. At times the bus driver was better informed then him. The lady he had giving us the tour of Seattle was not good at all. During the walking part she could only be heard by the few people right next to her. At times we rode for extended times in silence while passing some interesting agricultural areas that would have been nice to learn about. We even passed wineries and distilleries that would have been nice to visit. The time spent at the Casino/Hotel was awful. You had to walk through the smoke filled casino to get to the restaurants and to even get to the smoke free part of the casino.The corridors walking to your room had that tobacco smell. To top it off, the air conditioner on the bus stopped working and we had to ride approximately an hour with temperatures outside pushing 100. With a lot of senior citizens on that bus it got pretty unsettling. The manager seemed more concerned with staying on schedule than the well being of the passengers. The driver was finally able to resolve the problem when we stopped for something cold to drink. We have traveled with Collette before and had an absolutely fantastic experience so needless to say this was very disappointing. We even heard a couple of people say that they would not travel with Collette again.We did see some wonderful sites but the whole trip could have been so much better. All the hotels with the exception of the Casino were excellent. The woman that did the City Tour of San Francisco was excellent. We would definitely consider traveling with Collette again but would make sure it was not this same Tour Manager.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Portland rose garden, Mount Hood, Redwood Forest, San Francisco.
    Leon
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    4 stars
    The Rose Garden in Portland was the best. Seattle, Portland and SF should have been longer stays so that one could really see more of these cities
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    I especially liked touring the coast line of the Pacific North West. The optional tour of Portland was not very informative and not worth the money. The Seattle Space Needle should have been included with the tour. Too much time was spent shopping.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Probably the most enjoyable part of the tour was the whales we spotted along the coast which we watched for sometime. The tour manager Abby was a local and was very passionate about her home state and had a lot of interesting information and printouts which she shared with the group.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Redwood Forest, Multamonah Waterfalls, Mt. Hood
    Deborah

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