Seattle - Woodburn - Portland (199 miles)
Today we will departure for Woodburn Premium Outlets in the morning, and enjoy all the tax-free shopping, paradise for purchasing indeed.
Surrounded by farmland, Woodburn, Oregon flourishes in the heart of the Willamette Valley just 35 miles south of Portland. The railroad and vision of Jesse H. Settlemier gave birth to the city of Woodburn in 1889. Woodburn has a rich cultural base because of the large populations of Anglos, Hispanics, Mennonites, Russians and senior citizens who have come to live, work and play here.
The Woodburn Outlets are the largest outlets in Oregon with more than 100 brands. Oregon is a great state for shopping, because there is no sales tax, so you'll be able to enjoy even more savings!
Duration: 3-4 Hours
Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn or similar
Portland - Columbia River Gorge - Olympia - Seattle (238 miles)
Today we will visit The Grotto, the International Rose Test Garden and Pittock Mansion. Then go to the Columbia River Gorge. The magnificent view of the river valley scenic area includes Multnomah, a famous 620 feet falls. Our next stop is to see Salmon Fish Migration. Ballard locks fish ladder (21 steps) is the biggest fish ladder among Northwestern America. At the end of the day, we'll visit Olympia, the capital city of the State of Washington, to see the state house. After that, we will return to Seattle, where the tour will end. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.
Portland is known for its cleanliness, with a strong reputation as one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the world. Locals love its walkability and large bicycle community. It is known as "the City of Roses."
This Catholic shrine in Portland is in a cave on a cliff. The whole area takes up about 62 acres and features several thousand feet of trails, making this a peaceful place for a reflective walk.
Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00am - 6:00pm|Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes
International Rose Test Garden
This botanical garden dedicated entirely to roses and finding new varieties of the plant is home to more than 10,000 roses of more than 550 different varieties. It is open to the public daily.
Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
The Pittock Mansion in the West Hills of Portland, Oregon is a beautiful mansion located on a scenic hilltop overlooking the city. Originally built for publisher Henry Pittock, this estate is now open to the public for touring.
Admission (Optional): Adult $11; Child (3-12 yrs) $8; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $10|Duration: Approx. 40 Minutes
Columbia River Gorge, OR
The Columbia River is the 4th largest river by volume in the nation, flows inside the Rocky Mountains. It coves and runs for 1000 miles along the border of 2 states, Oregon and Washington. The magnificent view of the valley includes Multnomah, a famous 620 feet falls.
Bradfrod Island Visitor Center
In order to make salmon migration from the sea to freshwater lake to lay eggs,in every migratory season the salmon will skip the section 21 ladder all the way, across the height of the dam,then into the lake.
Admission (Optional): Adult $10; Child (3-12 yrs) $10; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $10
The capital of the state of Washington, Olympia is a quaint little city with a lively arts scene. Many rock bands in the 1990s got their start in the area, including Nirvana.
Washington State House of Representatives
Home to the State Legislature, the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, and Treasurer for the state of Washington, this building is American Neoclassical in design. The State Supreme Court building and the Governor's Mansion are also on this campus.
Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes