Best-Day Adventures:
Explore the Pacific Northwest
Seattle, Portland & Parts Between
For single Jewish Travelers in their 40s, 50s & 60s
July 5-10, 2022


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Jul 5, 2022
Best-Day Adventures:
Explore the Pacific Northwest
Seattle, Portland & Parts Between
For single Jewish Travelers in their 40s, 50s & 60s
July 5-10, 2022
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*Please note that all rates displayed are based on standard room double occupancy.
All rates above are in US Dollars, and are based on full payment by credit card.
Discount for check payments available later in the booking process.
(Deposit can still be paid by credit card).
Upgraded room categories may be available to book later in the booking process.
If Land & Air price is displayed, the air portion includes tax and fuel surcharges, which are subject to change until ticketed.

Option to book single occupancy room available during booking process. 
Single supplement: $699

Suggested Flight Parameters:
July 5th: Fly into Seattle, WA (SEA) - Arrive before 3:00pm
July 10th: Depart Portland, OR (PDX) - Anytime
For assistance with flights, contact anjie@ayelet.com or 800-237-1517 x340
Questions about the tour? Contact bill@bestdayadventures.com or 800-237-1517 x336

PLEASE NOTE: All guests will be required to show proof of full vaccination against Covid-19 prior to departure.


Tour Overview:

The spell of the Pacific Northwest is cast upon every visitor as coffee, gardens, wine, and waterfalls fulfill your sense of adventure & exploration. Seattle, the northernmost city in the US, is made up of many neighborhoods: eclectic, artsy, outdoorsy and posh. From the quirky character of Seattle's waterfront to the offbeat area of Freemont, there is something for everyone to enjoy - culinary flares, plush gardens, waterfalls and more!

Meanwhile big city excitement and small-town charm make Portland - aka “the City of Roses” - a must-see favorite destination of the west. Located near wineries and the sparkling waters of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, it is a splendid location to relax, taste local fares, explore and appreciate the tranquility of nature.

INCLUDED:

3 nights Crowne Plaza Downtown, Seattle
2 nights Paramount Hotel, Portland
Breakfast daily
1 lunch
3 dinners
Transportation on a private modern air-conditioned motor coach
Amtrak Train Service from Seattle to Portland
All features and guided tours per itinerary
Admission to Chihuly Garden and Glass
Local food, coffee & wine tastings
Scenic hikes to magnificent waterfalls in Snoqualmie Falls, the Columbia Gorge and Multonomah Falls
Haunted Ghost Tour
Fully hosted by Best-Day Adventures Tour Leader, Karen Elfenbein

NOT INCLUDED:

Roundtrip airfare, departure taxes and fuel surcharges (see flight parameters above)
Tips to guide, driver and service personnel ($20 per person, per day; pre-collected)
Airport transfers
Meals not listed above
Items of a personal nature
Any costs associated with Covid-19 testing/vaccination
Travel insurance (recommended - group policy available)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Tuesday, July 5, 2022: OUR JOURNEY BEGINS

• Arrive in Seattle, WA and transfer on own to our hotel to check in and meet your fellow travelers.
• As our group arrives throughout the day, get ready to explore the northernmost major city in the US. Located in Puget Sound, Seattle is surrounded by water, mountains and evergreen forests and is headquarters to many iconic businesses and landmarks including Starbucks, Amazon, the Space Needle and the famous Pike Place Market.
• We kick off our program late this afternoon with our welcome program and dinner at a fun local establishment.

Overnight in Seattle

Day 2: Wednesday, July 6, 2022: SEATTLE IN DEPTH

• Breakfast together at our hotel.
• This morning, we embark on tour of this bustling city. We'll enjoy some tastes in and around the Pike Place Market, where we will get to see the famous “fish toss” at the open-air market, visit the iconic Space Needle, see the original Starbucks Roastery and learn about the coffee culture while exploring some of the local neighborhoods. We might even get to meet the Freemont Troll.
• After free time for lunch, we will ascend to an observation deck for a dazzling view of the city (and perhaps a beverage or two), followed by admission to the incredible Chihuly Gardens & Glass exhibit. • Late this afternoon, we allow for a little bit of free time to head back to the Pike Place Market area or another of Seattle's inviting neighborhoods.
• We enjoy dinner together tonight in a favorite local restaurant.
• After dinner, join us at the famous Pink Door Stage Lounge for a unique evening of entertainment.

Overnight in Seattle

Day 3: Thursday, July 7, 2022: SNOQUALMIE FALLS

• Breakfast together at our hotel.
• This morning, we head out of town to Snoqualmie Falls, one of Washington State's most breathtaking sites. The 268-foot waterfall located on the Snoqualmie River is known internationally for its appearance in the cult television series Twin Peaks. We'll explore small town living, venture on an easy 1-2 mile nature trail hike to the falls and cap our visit with a delicious lunch.
• Returning to Seattle this afternoon, we offer the choice of a visit to the unique Gasworks Park and the Fremont Area of Seattle or the Museum of Flight, an incredible collection of aircraft, spacecraft, artifacts and stories that embody the past, present and future of flight. One of many highlights includes a visit to the inside of a retired Air Force One plane and a supersonic Concord.
• “Follow the leader” dinner option in the heart Seattle, or feel free to make plans on your own.

Overnight in Seattle

Day 4: Friday, July 8, 2022: PORTLAND, OREGON

• Early grab and go breakfast and departure for our scenic Amtrak Cascades train to Portland.
• We arrive mid-morning into Portland and begin our unique custom sightseeing tour.
• The area's history, culture and current events come alive as we explore the cultural diversity of this eclectic city. Known as the “City of Roses” a visit to Portland wouldn't be complete without a visit to Washington Park and The International Rose Test Garden. Here, roses have be cultivated since 1917 when landscapers in Europe feared that these plants would be destroyed in the bombing of WW I. This signature landmark is home to over 600 species of roses that are grown over five acres of land. A spectacular view of Mt. Hood complements our visit.
• Next, we discover the cultural scene, with an overview of the vibrant Pearl District, Nob Hill and Pioneer Square. Along our way we visit the grounds of the Pittock Mansion and learn the story of Portland's transformation from pioneer town to modern, industrialized city through the history and legacy of one its most influential families.
• Late this afternoon, we check into our well-appointed downtown Portland hotel.
• We come together before sunset for a short and sweet Shabbat Kiddish.
• “Follow the leader” dinner option in downtown Portland, or feel free to make plans on your own.
• After dinner, choose to join us on a downtown Ghost Tour. Find out just how haunted Portland is at one of the most ghost-infested places in the city.

Overnight in Portland

Day 5: Saturday, July 9, 2022: COLUMBIA GORGE AND MOUNT HOOD

• Breakfast together our hotel.
• This morning, we depart for our full day nature tour to the Columbia Gorge and Mount Hood.
• Upon arrival, we embark on a scenic hike (easy-moderate) and explore the beauty of the canyon wall and rock formations in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Incredible nature, breathtaking waterfalls and awe-inspiring vistas have given this area an honorific as of one of the Seven Wonders of Oregon.
• We will then continue around to the south side of Mt. Hood, visiting Timberline Lodge, notable for serving as the exterior of the Overlook Hotel in the 1980s classic The Shining. “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy…”
• We continue to Multnomah Falls, the tallest waterfall in the state of Oregon, for a spectacular scenic visit, followed by a stop in the town of Hood River for lunch on own and souvenir shopping.
• We continue up the Hood River Valley wine country for a visit to a local winery including a tasting.
• Late this afternoon, we return to our hotel for a quick refresh before enjoying our special farewell dinner.

Overnight in Portland

Day 6: Sunday, July 10, 2022: FAREWELL

• Breakfast together at our hotel.
• Transfer to airport for flights home.
• We arrive home later today and start packing for our next Best-Day Adventure!


The Memories Last Forever!
*Itinerary subject to change