Cosmopolitan Seattle, volcanic landscapes and rugged coasts...

The glaciated peaks of the Cascade Range forms one of the most scenic parts but less visited parts of the US.


Start
Seattle, United States
Finish
Seattle, United States
Country
United States
Style
Original
Theme
Astronomy
Code
EXUN
Physical rating
Ages
Min 14
Group size
Min 10, Max 49

Why we love this trip

  • Total Solar Eclipse

  • Seattle

  • Cascade Range

  • Mount St Helens

Itinerary

Meet your group at the evening welcome meeting in Seattle.
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Exploring the city of Seattle with visits to the city's most famous landmark the Space Needle and a tour of Boeing facilities for a look at the future of aviation. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city, perhaps wander along the seafront or visit the famous Pike Place market.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Today we head to be beautiful Mount Rainier area for some light hiking amongst picturesque meadows and lakes.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
En route to Portland our eclipse viewing spot, we’ll stop at Mount St Helen’s National Volcanic Monument and explore the volcano that erupted 1980. Enjoy guided short walks to learn about the catastrophic events, examine the effects of this eruption and consider the volcano's current status.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
The day is yours to explore Portland at your leisure. An eclectic mix of outstanding foods, cobbled streets and fascinating art galleries, explore the city’s vibrant waterfront, large green parks and take a trip to the world’s largest independent bookstore.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
After an early breakfast we’ll depart by coach to our chosen site to view the eclipse. The precise location will be selected following an assessment of the prevailing weather conditions. Please note that this itinerary will not be accompanied by an astronomer however the local guide will be well informed about eclipse.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
This morning we’ll make tracks to Oregon's rugged, impressive coastline. Spend the afternoon exploring the many beaches and dunes that make up the coastal eco-system and a tour of Hectea Head Lighthouse is not to be missed.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Today we’ll drive along Oregon’s scenic coast to the western historic settlement of Astoria, an important fishing village. Spend the afternoon exploring Astoria’s maritime history, evident throughout the town, and soak up stunning scenery from quaint cafes.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
We return to Seattle this morning where the tour comes to an end.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

8 breakfasts

Transport

Private Coach

Accommodation

Hotels

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Important notes

Total eclipses are rare events that occur along a narrow track at a precisely calculated time. People who follow eclipses want to be at the location with the best chance of clear skies. Groups are larger than Intrepid's regular small group tours.

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