US West Coast – Highlights of the Pacific

Resort: US West Coast – Highlights of the Pacific
Operator: Hurtigruten
Destination: United States Of America
Price From: £1641.00

Overview

Join us on this voyage to the highlights of Americas west coast. Visit charming Santa Catalina Island, enjoy late spring in legendary cities like Santa Barbara, San Francisco and Seattle. Take in the view of rugged natural beauty and see some of the countrys most iconic landmarks as we sail north along the coasts of California, and Washington.

Itinerary

Day 1 San Diego, USA

San Diego is described as `Americas Finest City thanks to its laid-back vibe, more than 60 beautiful beaches, the museums of Balboa Park, the Latin-inspired food and architecture, and possibly Americas best weather. We highly recommend booking a Pre-Programme to explore more of what this city and its surroundings offer before embarking MS Roald Amundsen.

Day 2 Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, USA

The charming city of Avalon is sat in a tranquil bay on Santa Catalina Island off the coast of Los Angeles. Observe diverse sealife on a glass-bottom boat or explore the island on golf carts like the locals. Hiking trails may pass blackbuck antelope or American bison while the waters boast marlin, swordfish, and yellowtail.

Day 3 Santa Barbara, USA

Situated where the vineyards of the Santa Ynez mountains meet the sea, Santa Barbara is known for its beaches, whale-watching, and display of Californias Spanish roots. Visit the Old Mission and its beautiful rose garden, enjoy a meal at Stearns Wharf, or venture outside the city on one of the areas many hiking trails.

Day 4 San Francisco, USA

San Francisco needs no introduction. Our optional excursion will take you to its top sights. Take a cable car up the hills, visit Golden Gate Bridge or Alcatraz, and enjoy the incredible food scene. As our ship leaves the bay at the end of the day, experience sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge at sunset.

Day 5-6 At Sea

Days at sea mean you can join the Expedition Team for interesting lectures, learn the basics of expedition photography, and spend time out on deck enjoying the fresh salt air as you scout the waters and coasts for wildlife. Of course, theres also plenty time to chat and get to know your fellow explorers.

Day 7 Seattle, USA

Discover Seattles diverse highlights at your leisure or join one of our optional excursions. Visit the Pike Place Market, the iconic Space Needle, and an eclectivc range of museums. Seattle is often referred to as the `Emerald City due to the nearby evergreen forest and there will be opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors here.

Day 8 Vancouver, Canada

From the boutiques on Main Street to the coffee shops of Commercial Drive, the steam clock in Gastown or the heritage-house beachfronts of Kitsilano, youll quickly find out why this coastal metropolis is consistently voted one of the worlds most liveable cities. Extend your stay and book a Post-Programme to the nearby mountain resort of Whistler.

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