Oregon Lighthouse Tour – May 15 thru May 19th, 2024
Oregon Lighthouse Tour 2024
Come and enjoy a tour of the Oregon Coast from Astoria to Bandon. . .After a special voyage on the Portland Spirit from Portland to Astoria. This is going to be a really fun tour with good food, fun places to stay and great experiences. Once we arrive in Astoria, after a nice evening in the city including a great dinner together, we will begin our tour down the coast, with stops at iconic places, historical sites and a couple of Casino Resorts for the evening. Come join us on this fun tour!
Today, after our usual pick up spots in Salem, Woodburn and Tualatin, we will start with a cruise up the Columbia from Portland aboard the Portland Spirit. After discontinuing this cruise for several years, the Portland Spirit is back for two cruises to Astoria in 2024. We will enjoy a couple of meals and the beauty of the mighty Columbia. Once we arrive in Astoria, we will check into The Lloyd Hotel and then head to dinner as a group.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will start our day with a visit to the Astoria Column. After enjoying the incredible views and the incredible display of Oregon History wrapped around the column, we will take some time to visit Fort Clatsop – the home of the Lewis & Clark Expedition for the winter of 1805-1806. Upon leaving this very cool historical site, we will head to Tillamook and visit the ever enjoyable Tillamook Cheese Factory for lunch and some ice cream! Once we have had our fill of lunch, cheese curds and ice cream, we will make our way to the Cape Mears Lighthouse for incredible views and the potential to see gray whales moving up the coast. This evening we will check into the Chinook Winds Casino Resort and the evening will be free for you to enjoy. Everyone will also get $10 of sand dollars to use on the one-armed bandits on the casino floor!
This morning after breakfast at the resort, we will head into Florence and enjoy some time during the annual Rhododendron Days Festival. Starting off with a classic car show, we will enjoy this fun little festival with vendors and food options in this quaint beach town. After we have all explored and had lunch on our own, we will head to our next activity and take a group dune buggy tour! Get ready to see the incredible Oregon Dunes in a way most never have all while having a blast with our group dune buggies. After finishing the tour of the dunes, we will make our way to see the Heceta Head Lighthouse and then get a more up close view of the Umpqua River Lighthouse. This evening we will check into the hotel in Bandon and enjoy a great dinner at The Wheelhouse & Crow’s Nest restaurant.
After a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, we will begin our day by heading to the Coquille River Lighthouse, followed by a visit to the Cape Blanco Lighthouse. After visiting and touring the lighthouse, we will head back to Bandon for lunch and then begin our journey home full of great memories of the Oregon coast and it’s treasures. Can’t wait to see you on this tour!