Thursday, Sep 20th - WATERFALL LOVER'S & CITY TOUR $27 per person
We will depart the hotel at 8:30am on a luxury motorcoach to begin our guided journey into the discovery of 3 waterfalls (Wahkeena Falls, Multnomah Falls & Horsetail Falls), in one of the world's most magnificent landscapes ... the Columbia River Gorge.
First, you will see Wahkeena Falls, a Yakima Indian word meaning "most beautiful". Second, we will continue on to Multnomah Falls, the 4th largest in the US plummeting 620 feet. Here, you will have a chance to get off the motorcoach and explore the falls by taking a short walk up the paved trail to the Simon Benson Bridge. If you do not want to take the walk, you can always visit the gift shop or just stand at the base of the falls and revel in their splendor.
After our brief stop, we'll board the motorcoach and continue past Horsetail Falls and you'll be able to gaze at this 176 foot waterfall before we travel back to town along the mighty Columbia River. Getting back to the city of
Portland, you will find it to be an intimate city with short blocks, elegant parks, bridges, artwork, numerous fountains and intriguing architecture.
We will proceed to the Nob Hill District for lunch on your own. Once a fashionable neighborhood of Portland's finest homes, it now houses numerous specialty shops, boutiques and a variety of restaurants to tempt your taste buds. Following lunch, you will board the motorcoach and we will continue with a tour of the city as your tour guide shares the history and points of interest as you drive along Tom McCall Waterfront Park, past the Battleship Oregon Memorial on the Willamette River, through historic districts and City Center.
From downtown, your tour continues traveling above the city into Washington Park for a visit to the beautiful International Rose Test Garden. This garden was established in 1917 and is recognized as the oldest public rose test garden in the United States. You will have an opportunity to "stop and smell the roses" ... over 10,000 roses and 600 varieties and visit the gift shop. Arrive back at the hotel at approximatly 3:00pm.
Tour price does not include Driver & Guide Gratuities
Friday, Sep 21st - EVERGREEN AVIATION & SPACE MUSEUM $33 per person (includes admission to Museum)
We will depart the hotel at 8:30a on a luxury motorcoach with our tour guide for a 90 minute scenic ride through the fertile Willamette Valley countryside to the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, home of the Spruce Goose. You will have approximatly 3 hours to explore over 200 aircraft and exhibits. This includes military aircraft, helicopters, commercial and private aircraft, "exhibits that celebrate the lives of innovators, pilots and veterans who courageously pioneered flight in these remarkable machines" and an entire building dedicated to space flight.
If you get hungry while exploring, you'll be able to grab a bite to eat in one of two cafes located in the museum, The Spruce Goose and Cosmo Cafes. Both cafes serve unique and special flavors of the local farms. Arrive back at the hotel at aprx 2:30pm. Tour price does not include Driver & Guide Gratuities
For more info on the museum go to their website at www.evergreenmuseum.org
If you have any questions, input or concerns please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org"or" call Gary's cell (619)838-2231 or Barb's cell (619) 838-0985 ..... Thank You,
Gary & Barb Ely