2022 Calendar

Hi all below is a very rough outline of our 2022 Calendar… with all the things going on we still cannot guarantee all of our tours at this time… we hope 2022 starts to look “more normal” and we can get back to our regular travels.

Please note you cannot sign up for a tour until it is priced out and complete. Dates may change due to availability… thank you for your patience!

Death Valley – March 1st – 5th – Death Valley… the hottest, driest, lowest: A superlative desert of streaming sand dunes, snow-capped mountains, multicolored rock layers, 3 million acres of wilderness. Join us for a sunny vacation in the desert! Click here for more information on this tour

Tennessee… Music & More – April 4th – 9th – Grab your friends for a toe-tapping experience in Tennessee… It’s contribution to American music is essential! Nashville –  home to the Grand Ole Opry, it bears the nickname “Music City, U.S.A.” By the 1950s, the city’s record labels dominated with slick pop-country… Memphis – the “Birthplace of the Blues” and “Rock & Roll”… W.C. Handy wrote the first commercially successful blues song, “St. Louis Blues”, in a bar on Beale Street. In 1952, Sam Phillips started Sun Records, an early rock & roll and blues label. Among the artists were Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, and more! Click here for more information on this tour

Sedona & Moab – April 18 – 23 – Sedona, Arizona, called the “Red Rock Country”… This is some of the most spectacular scenery in the world! Monument Valley… It’s on the National Register of Historic Places! Moab… Its unique combination of red rock scenery, two national parks, and the cool waters of the Colorado River has made it one of the most sought after destinations in the southwest. Click here for more information on this tour

Oregon’s Own European Charm… Ashland – May 5 – 7 – Spring time in Ashland: In May, the air is warmer, the days longer, the sunsets brighter, and the hills greener. This is our favorite time to visit our southern neighbors; the crowds of summer have not yet arrived, it’s lovely to sit outside, day or evening, and the entertainment is wonderful, as always! Click here for more information on this tour

Sequoia & Yosemite – May 9 – 13 – Sequoia is home to giants: immense mountains, deep canyons, and the world’s largest trees. It was America’s second national park designated in 1890. The park extends to the summit of Mount Whitney, the highest mountain in the contiguous 48 states. Plunging in the opposite direction, far below the surface, are over 200 marble caverns. Next, the wonderful and famous Yosemite: The granite monoliths, towering waterfalls, and pastoral meadows provide breathtaking scenery. Yosemite Valley offers endless memorable sights including Mirror Lake, Glacier Point, Half Dome & more! Click here for more information on this tour

Portland Spirit to Astoria – May 11 – 13 – Astoria is gritty and likes it that way. But that rustic exterior is just a cover for the many enchanting dichotomies you’ll find waiting around the corner. Here, fisherman are poets, loggers drink espresso, and Main Street welcomes both the nouveau gallery and the five n’ dime. For Astoria, it’s about character, and it’s also about characters: the people who call this place home with a passion that borders on evangelical. The skipper who challenges the same mighty river his great grandfather once fished; the artist who migrated here in search of a new palette; the hotelier who resurrected a once-bustling pier. Click here for more information on this tour

M.C. Mystery Tour – May 29-June 3 – Water, Water, Water… some great food and lots of fun… This tour does require ¾ of a mile walking on uneven ground. This is a new tour to OregonWest Excursions. This place is known for it’s mild year round weather… and beautiful scenery… we, promise we will help you pack! Click here for more information on this tour

Canadian Rockies – June 18 – 24 – While Italy has Venice and Florence, Canada has Banff and Jasper… legendary natural marvels that are as spectacular & vital as anything the ancient Romans ever built. Don’t think these protected areas have no history. Of the thousands of National Parks, Banff, created in 1885 is the third oldest. The two bordering parks were designated Unesco World Heritage sites. Both parks are surrounded by classic Canadian Rocky Mountain peaks and stunning glaciers. Click here for more information on this tour

Chicago – June 26 – July 1 Welcome to Chicago – a world-class city of unsurpassed beauty, attracting visitors from around the world, with entertainment and character to charm even the most discerning urbanite. See the world’s first skyscraper, visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s home and workshop, explore Millennium Park in the heart of downtown, experience The Art Institute of Chicago…housing one of the world’s most notable art collections. Whatever your passion – find it in Chicago! Click here for mor information on this tour

Cascade Loop July 23-27 – Few fully know the intense and rugged beauty of the North Cascades – jagged peaks, deep valleys, cascading waterfalls, and over 700 glaciers… It’s a thrilling ride through the heart of Washington State. “The Loop” is 440 miles long and is as diverse as it is magnificent! Click here for more information on this Tour

Jackson Hole, the Tetons & Park City – August 7 -13 – Jackson (originally called Jackson’s Hole by mountain men) is in a valley between the Gros Ventre and Teton mountain ranges. Unlike most mountain ranges the Tetons lack foothills, which can obscure the view. As such, the Tetons rise sharply from 5,000 to nearly 7,000 feet above the surrounding terrain. The Park is famous throughout America for its spectacular landscape featuring majestic mountains, pristine lakes, and abundant wildlife. Park City… Known for the 2002 Winter Olympics, this beautiful town is full of charm and history! Click here for more information on this tour

Great Montana & Glacier N.P. – September 8th -14th – Welcome to Big Sky Country… Montana! It is defined by its diverse terrain ranging from the Rocky Mountains to the Great Plains. Its wide-open spaces include Glacier National Park, a vast wilderness preserve that passes into Canada. The park’s many snow-capped peaks, lakes and alpine hiking trails are showcased along its famed Going-to-the-Sun Road, stretching 50 miles over some of the most gorgeous landscapes in the world! Click here for more information on this tour

September – Crater Lake or Bend Fall Foliage

Balloon Fiesta – October 2nd – 7th Up, up, and away the balloons go into the New Mexico sky each October. Few spectacles on Earth rival the Mass Ascension, as hundreds of balloons lift off from Balloon Fiesta Park to drift in the crisp early-morning high-desert air. This memorable tour also features an evening balloon glow with fireworks, visits to Santa Fe, Taos, Anasazi ruins and the culture and history of the Land of Enchantment. Click here for more information on this tour

Portland Spirit to Astoria2 – Oct 5 – 7 – Astoria is gritty and likes it that way. But that rustic exterior is just a cover for the many enchanting dichotomies you’ll find waiting around the corner. Here, fisherman are poets, loggers drink espresso, and Main Street welcomes both the nouveau gallery and the five n’ dime. For Astoria, it’s about character, and it’s also about characters: the people who call this place home with a passion that borders on evangelical. The skipper who challenges the same mighty river his great grandfather once fished; the artist who migrated here in search of a new palette; the hotelier who resurrected a once-bustling pier. Click here for more information on this tour

Smoky Mountains – October 23-28 – Come explore America’s most visited national park, the Great Smoky Mountains! Experience one of America’s oldest mountain ranges. A truly living mountain range, the Great Smoky Mountains are constantly re-inventing themselves as wind, water, and erosion continuously shape these ageless mountains. We also Visit Biltmore Estates and so much more on this wonderful adventure! Click here for more information on this tour

Christmas in Vermont – December 4-10 – When the trees lose their leaves and the ground is blanketed with snow, you know it’s almost Christmas in Vermont. The holiday season is a special time of year in the Green Mountain State when locals and visitors come together to eat, drink and be merry. From festivals and parades to holiday-themed tours, there’s always something going on around town. Click here for more information on this tour

Leavenworth Winter Wonderland – December 13-16 – Imagine a Bavarian village twinkling with Christmas lights & snow draped mountains… Imagine sitting by a warm fire sipping hot drinks listening to Christmas carols… Imagine a horse-drawn country sleigh ride through the snow… Imagine quaint shops filled with unique gifts, bakeries and confectioners… These are just “a few of our favorite things”! Come and join the fun on one of our best loved tours. Click here for more information on this tour

New Years on Catalina Island – December 28-January 2 – Catalina Island lies in the Pacific Ocean, twenty-two miles west of Los Angeles. The island combines natural beauty with a wide range of amenities and activities. With over fifty miles of shoreline, secluded coves and dramatic views, this destination has earned a reputation as “the island of romance”. Join us for a New Year’s bash that is going to be a blast! Click here for more information on this tour