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14 Day Wonders Of The USA West Coast Small Group Tour

14 Day Wonders Of The USA West Coast Small Group Tour

This tour is fully escorted by a dedicated tour leader who will accompany you throughout the tour. If your trip includes multiple countries, you will be met by a new tour leader in each country and any internal flights included will be unescorted.

Escorted Type
Fully Escorted

This tour is conducted at a medium-fast pace. Some long travel days may be required to complete this itinerary and you will typically spend two nights at each destination, with some one night stays required. This trip includes a mix of sightseeing and free time to explore at your own pace. You will be required to move about unassisted, including getting on and off vehicles, walking up and down stairs and some activities will be conducted on uneven or steep terrain. You will be required to handle your own luggage.

Moderate Pace

These tours are our proudest creations. They have been crafted for Inspiring Vacations travellers exclusively, with personal and unique experiences in mind. Please see the Important Information on your selected tour for exact group size. Enjoy features such as hand-picked accommodation, a sampling of the region’s best culinary delights, and a range of optional activities to choose from to best suit your travel style.

Group Size
Small Group

Take advantage of our 7 day cooling-off period. 

Cooling Off Period
7 Days
Small Group Tour
101 people have travelled to this destination

✓ Small group tour, up to 20 guests only
✓ Incredible sightseeing including Seattle, Portland and Oregon’s Southern Coast, the iconic Redwood National Park, the historic waterfront in Eureka, the Napa Valley Wine Train, coastal drive to Monterey and Carmel, Danish culture in Solvang plus city tours in San Francisco and Los Angeles
✓ 13 nights in central 3 & 4 star accommodation
✓ 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch
✓ Fully escorted by a professional English-speaking tour guide
✓ Comfortable, dedicated transportation throughout
✓ In-depth sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary

✈ Needing international airfares to accompany your Inspiring Vacation? You will be able to access our flight portal after securing your package to add international airfares to your booking.

What we love about this tour

Travel with the experts for a carefully curated, value-packed discovery of the world's most iconic destinations. Our tours are bursting with must-see sights, rich experiences and quality inclusions, all at an unbeatable price. Bucket list dreams are ticked off on these all-encompassing journeys.


Mayflower Park Hotel or Similar

Welcome to Seattle, a dynamic city surrounded by stunning natural beauty. Experience the Pacific Northwest's love for the outdoors, culinary delights, and arts & culture. Stroll along the waterfront and visit Pike Place Market, visit the Starbucks Reserve Roastery, or ascend the iconic Space Needle. 

Upon landing, make your own way to your hotel, the starting point of the tour.

Airport transfers are not included. Our transfer portal offers the option to book your airport transfers for an easier arrival experience (additional charges apply). Access to this portal will be available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed.

Mayflower Park Hotel or Similar

Today is a day at leisure or you can embark on an exciting day trip to Vancouver Island (optional tour). A Canadian gem nestled amidst the tranquil Salish Sea and the towering rainforests of British Columbia, explore the charming city of Victoria, brimming with world-class attractions like the enchanting Butchart Gardens, thrilling whale-watching adventures, and delectable farm-to-table cuisine.

The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton or Similar

This morning, set off on your adventure to Portland, the largest city in the state of Oregon and a renowned haven for urban exploration. En route, immerse yourself in the grandeur of nature by visiting two awe-inspiring active volcanoes: Mount Rainier National Park and Mount St. Helens. Rising majestically to an elevation of 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous United States. Just south of Mount Rainier lies Mount St. Helens. Ascend to the Johnston Ridge Observatory, where you can witness the dramatic aftermath of the 1980 eruption and gain a deeper understanding of the power and beauty of volcanic forces.

Portland invites you to explore its vibrant neighbourhoods on foot. The downtown area is a pedestrian's paradise, boasting a charming blend of historic architecture and modern attractions. Meander through its streets, uncovering hidden gems and savouring the unique atmosphere that makes Portland a truly captivating destination.

The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton or Similar

Embrace the essence of what Portlanders love about their city. Why not take a walk through one of many eclectic neighbourhoods. Venture into the world of craft beer, where Portland's renowned breweries await you with an array of tantalising brews. Sample the city's finest creations, from crisp lagers to bold IPAs, and discover the passion that drives Portland's craft beer movement.

Immerse yourself in Portland's artisan scene with a dynamic and multifaceted reflection of the city's creative spirit and independent ethos. It is a place where artists, craftspeople, and makers thrive, and where the pursuit of creativity is embraced and celebrated.

Red Lion Coos Bay or Similar

Escape the city bustle and embark on a captivating journey to Cannon Beach, a haven of natural beauty and artistic vibrancy nestled just 90 minutes from Portland. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking panorama of the Oregon coastline, where the rugged Pacific Ocean meets the sandy expanse of Haystack Rock, one of Oregon's most iconic landmarks. Capture the essence of this enchanting moment with a selfie against the backdrop of Haystack Rock's towering grandeur.

Continue your journey to Coos Bay, a gateway to the scenic wonders of Oregon's South Coast. Reconnect with nature as you embark on enlightening explorations, delving into the diverse ecosystems and hidden gems that await discovery. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage where Native American traditions intertwine with the stories of early pioneers and the spirit of exploration. Visit museums, art galleries, and historical landmarks to gain a deeper understanding of the region's past and present.

Red Lion Hotel Eureka or Similar

Bid farewell to Coos Bay and embark on a journey that will take you through some of Oregon's most captivating coastal gems. Through Gold Beach, Brookings and the Redwood National Park, a sanctuary to the tallest trees on earth. 

As you arrive in Eureka, let its vibrant spirit captivate you. Explore the historic waterfront or delve into the eclectic mix of local shops and restaurants, each offering a taste of Eureka's character and creativity. Or simply just relax on the beach whilst taking in a beautiful sunset before you retire at your hotel for the evening.

The Sandman Hotel or Similar

Today, you’ll embark on an unforgettable journey from the rugged Oregon coast to the heart of California's wine country. Traverse along the scenic US 101, winding through breathtaking landscapes where the Pacific Ocean meets the land. Immerse yourself in the world-renowned vineyards of Napa Valley, indulging in exquisite culinary experiences and exploring unique shopping boutiques. Discover the vibrant culture of Santa Rosa, strolling through its revitalised downtown and immersing yourself in its rich history and heritage. Let the allure of wine country captivate you as you savour the flavours, sights, and sounds of this enchanting region.

Galleria Park Hotel or Similar
Breakfast, Lunch

This morning, board the Napa Valley Wine Train and enjoy an elegant and tranquil journey through the picturesque Napa Valley. As you glide through the vineyards, savour a gourmet lunch while admiring the breathtaking scenery that unfolds before you. Upon arrival at a renowned winery, join the winery team for an exclusive seated tasting hosted on their beautiful outdoor patio. Indulge in a special selection of wines from estate vineyards, savouring the rich flavours and aromas that have made Napa Valley a world-renowned wine region.

After concluding your tasting, return to the luxurious train car and unwind with a leisurely coffee or tea as you journey back to Napa. In the afternoon, embark on a captivating drive to San Francisco, a city renowned for its enchanting beauty and vibrant atmosphere. Immerse yourself in the city's iconic landmarks, explore its diverse neighbourhoods, and discover the many treasures that San Francisco has to offer.

Galleria Park Hotel or Similar

Embark on a half-day city tour that unveils the highlights of San Francisco, including the bustling Union Square and San Francisco’s Civic Center, the epicentre of arts, government, culture and public spaces. Ascend to the top of Twin Peaks, the city's highest point, and be captivated by the panoramic views that stretch across the cityscape, towards the Golden Gate Bridge and the surrounding bay. Continue your journey to Fisherman's Wharf, a lively waterfront district brimming with seafood restaurants, souvenir shops, and street performers.

Spend the afternoon at your leisure, savouring the unique charm of San Francisco. Take a cable car ride, a quintessential San Francisco experience, or linger at Fisherman's Wharf for a culinary adventure. Indulge in a "Taste of San Francisco," sampling local seafood, famous sourdough bread, or decadent Ghirardelli chocolate. Opt in for an unforgettable Bay Cruise or Dinner Cruise (optional tours), an opportunity to witness the city's breathtaking skyline from the comfort of a luxurious boat. As you glide through the waters, savour a delectable meal and enjoy live entertainment while admiring the twinkling lights of San Francisco's cityscape.

Lighthouse Lodge & Cottages or Similar

Today, you’ll start with a scenic journey along the captivating 17-Mile Drive, winding through the picturesque landscape of Monterey and Carmel. Admire the stunning natural beauty that unfolds before you, from rugged coastlines to charming homes nestled amidst the rolling hills. Continue your exploration along the Pacific Coast Highway, traversing the breathtaking Big Sur coastline and immersing yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of Carmel-by-the-Sea, a town renowned for its fairytale cottages and artistic flair. Enhance your experience with an optional visit to the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium, where you'll discover the wonders of the underwater world.

Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn or Similar

Heading south toward quaint Solvang, a charming Danish village nestled amidst the sun-kissed landscapes of Santa Barbara County. Stroll along Copenhagen Drive, savouring the irresistible flavours of Aebleskivers and other Danish pastries. Indulge in a wine tasting experience under the shade of windmills, relishing the unique blend of Danish culture and Californian sunshine. Explore the European-style bakeries and shops that line the streets, and immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of this unique destination. After a day filled with exploring the Danish charm of Solvang, unwind in the tranquil embrace of Carpinteria, a coastal town nestled along the picturesque California coastline. 

Sonesta Los Angeles Airport Hotel or Similar

Santa Barbara, a city renowned for its rich history, stunning Spanish architecture, and captivating Mediterranean ambiance. Stroll through the charming streets lined with pastel-hued buildings, adorned with intricate wrought-iron balconies and terracotta-tiled roofs. Immerse yourself in the city's vibrant cultural scene, exploring boutiques and art galleries, showcasing the talents of local artists and performers.

Upon arrival in Los Angeles, embark on a brief city tour that will unveil the city's most famous landmarks. Begin your exploration in Santa Monica, the vibrant coastal city that marks the western terminus of Historic Route 66. Stroll along the iconic Santa Monica Pier, where the Ferris wheel beckons with its promise of exhilarating views and the aroma of popcorn fills the air. Immerse yourself in the glamour of Hollywood. Walk along the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame, where the names of iconic figures are etched in terrazzo stars. Capture unforgettable photographs with the iconic Hollywood Sign. For movie buffs, an afternoon visit to Universal Studios is an absolute must (own arrangements). Delve behind the scenes of filmmaking, learn about the magic of special effects, and experience the thrill of exhilarating rides based on beloved movies.

Sonesta Los Angeles Airport Hotel or Similar

Today is a day at leisure in the City of Angels or you can embark on a San Diego day tour (optional tour). San Diego, California's second-largest city, renowned for its year-round mild weather and picturesque location on San Diego Bay. Journey south through the charming coastal towns of San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente, each with its unique charm and historical significance. Upon arrival in San Diego, immerse yourself in the city's rich heritage with a guided tour that encompasses the historic Old Town, known for its adobe buildings, vibrant shops, and authentic Mexican cuisine. Discover the Gaslamp Quarter, a lively district with Victorian-era buildings, trendy restaurants, and a vibrant nightlife. As the day draws to a close, return to Los Angeles in the late afternoon, carrying with you the unforgettable memories of San Diego's charm and beauty.

And “That's a Wrap” on this unforgettable journey through the captivating landscapes and vibrant cities of the Pacific West Coast. At the appropriate time, please make your way to the airport for your onward journey.

Airport transfers are not included. Our transfer portal offers the option to book your airport transfers for an easier arrival experience (additional charges apply). Access to this portal will be available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed.


  • Small, intimate group experience – no more than 20 people
  • Fully escorted by an English-speaking guide 
  • 11 nights’ accommodation in selected 5- and 4-star hotels 
  • 11 breakfasts and 3 lunches 
  • Included internal flights in economy class from xyz to xyz
  • Incredible sightseeing including guided tours of ancient archaeological sites Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Palenque and Teotihuacan 
  • Included guided tours including Mexico City, Puebla, San Cristobal and Merida  
  • Entrance fees as specified in the itinerary

  • Seattle - Explore the gourmet produce at Pike Place Market
  • Seattle - Grab a coffee at the original Starbucks, 1912 Pike Place Seattle
  • Seattle - Take a stroll along the seawall and explore Seattle's waterfront precinct
  • Washington State - Visit active volcanoes in the Northwest “Ring of Fire” at Mount Rainier National Park and Mount St. Helens
  • Portland - Explore beautiful parks and gardens in leafy Portland
  • Portland - Discover the evolving food truck scene in Portlands vibrant neighbourhoods
  • Portland - Savour a pint of Portland's finest and many of the inner city craft breweries
  • Pacific Coast - Enjoy spectacular coastal views at Cannon Beach and Coos Bay
  • Pacific Coast - Marvel at the world's tallest trees at the Redwood National Park
  • Pacific Coast - Drive on the iconic US 101 coastal highway en route to the Napa Valley
  • Eureka - Admire local art and architecture whilst exploring the historic waterfront shops and restaurants
  • Santa Rosa - Enjoy the elegant and tranquil train journey on the Napa Valley Wine Train
  • Napa - Enjoy wine tasting in the Napa Valley
  • San Francisco - Experience iconic landmarks and vibrant neighbourhoods, and visit Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square and awe at the legendary Golden Gate Bridge
  • Monterey - Explore seaside towns of Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea, as well as the Big Sur coastline
  • Solvang - Expose yourself to a little Danish flair in the quaint Danish settlement town of Solvang
  • Santa Monica - Enjoy the sights of the coastal town of Santa Monica, including the Santa Monica pier and amusement park and beginning of the famous Route 66
  • Los Angeles - Explore glamorous Hollywood and the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Los Angeles - Take pictures of the famous Hollywood sign

Fine Print

Secure your trip with a $99.00 deposit per person.

Once we receive your deposit, we will send you an invoice with your remaining balance and payment options.

Instalment Schedule:

  1. At the time of booking pay a $99.00 deposit per person.
  2. Pay a 1st installment of $722.00 per person within 28 days.
  3. Pay a 2nd installment of $1,444.00 per person within 90 days.
  4. You will then be invoiced for final payment 120 days prior to departure.

This is a land only package.

This package does not include international airfares. If you would like to add airfares to your booking our flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub. The flight portal will allow you to search for all available airfares to your destination. The function works like most general flight search engines allowing you to select your preferred airline, book different cabin classes (eg. Business class) and view flight durations and transit times to your destination. 

The flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub once the following criteria has been met:

  • Your booking is confirmed
  • Your departure date is within 11 months
  • You  have completed your passenger detail form

Visit our Flight Hub for more information on terms and conditions, amending your flights and information on luggage allowances. 

Some of our packages will include airport transfers in either one or both directions when arriving or departing from your destination. To know if transfers are included please view the ‘inclusions’ section of your selected package. If airport transfers are stated, transfers will be included as advised.

If transfers are not included, we also offer the option to book your airport transfers using our online portal. Access to this portal is available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed. Transfers are readily available and do not need to be booked until your final hotel list has been confirmed. Once you have made a transfer booking, please refer to your confirmation email for all transfer details including a local contact number for the transfer company.

If you book pre and/or post-tour accommodation on your own arrangement, and the tour includes transfers, note that these will be forfeited. The transfers are only provided in line with the tour dates and pre and/or post-tour accommodation purchased through Inspiring Vacations when available.

It is the traveller's responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return. Visas may be required for your destination. For further visa information, click here.

Fitness Requirements
While the tour itinerary should give you some guidance and overview to the expected requirements, to determine if this tour is right for you we categorise each of our tours in terms of their intensity. These guidelines are to ensure that each tour group is conducted as expected and to ensure the overall satisfaction of all Inspiring Vacations customers.

As a general rule, porterage is not included, therefore at all times you are expected to handle your own luggage where help may not be available.

This particular tour is categorised as a”3”

Moderate Tour: A good level of fitness and mobility is required, as this tour includes a moderate level of physical activity and is considered a medium-fast paced tour. You should be able to walk up and down stairs, get on and off the coach and able to walk reasonable distances of approximately 2 kilometres per day or more with ease. Any physical ailments you may have must be disclosed at the time of booking to determine your suitability. If you have any form of walking aids, other than a walking stick or hiking poles, then this tour is not suitable.

Tipping in the USA is a complex cultural practice. While not technically mandatory, it's deeply ingrained in the service industry and considered a crucial part of an employee's income. Understanding the tipping etiquette can be confusing for visitors, as it varies depending on the type of service, location, and even the bill amount.

Here is some information to assist you with tipping in the USA.

Tipping in the USA is expected, but not mandatory. Generally 15-20% of the bill (before tax) is considered standard for good service, while higher tips are customary for exceptional service. Some restaurants may automatically add gratuity, so check your bill carefully. 

Tipping your tour leader in the USA is not as common as tipping in restaurants, but it's certainly a kind gesture and a way to show your appreciation for their hard work and guidance throughout your trip. If you had a good experience, USD$5-$10 per person per day is a decent starting point. For exceptional service or longer tours, aim for USD$10-$20 or a lump sum at the end.

Ultimately, tipping your tour leader is a personal decision. If you felt they provided a valuable service and made your trip more enjoyable, a tip is a thoughtful way to express your thanks. Remember, even a small gesture can go a long way in showing your appreciation for their hard work.

While navigating the intricacies of tipping can feel overwhelming at first, understanding the basics will ensure you navigate this cultural practice confidently during your visit to the USA.

The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences, but we can’t guarantee your request will be available at all properties.

Single travellers
When booking this tour, solo travellers will be presented with two options:

1 - Single Supplement
By paying an additional $2,104.00 per person, in addition to the twin-share price, you guarantee the privacy of your own room throughout the entire trip.

2- Shared Room with a known friend
If travelling together with a friend, you can opt to share your room with him/her and avoid paying a single supplement. 

You and your friend can create a unique booking each. Creating a unique booking, gives each of you the flexibility of making different travel arrangements (such adding extra accommodation, flights, etc), make separate payments and have individual access to our Traveller’s Hub

During the purchase path, you will need to provide your friend’s booking ID (if known) or at a minimum, your friend’s full name.

Triple Share
Not available.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory for this tour to protect yourself against the unexpected. In addition to the support that a policy may provide, you may be asked to present a copy of your travel insurance documentation while traveling.

We have partnered with nib to offer our customers competitive rates for their travel insurance. You can book Comprehensive or Essentials cover for your domestic, international or multi-trip journeys simply by clicking HERE.

 Note that Inspiring Vacations cannot provide advice with regards to any insurance product.

Group Size
Maximum of 20 people

Children must be 5 years old or above and share a room with parents at all times. Children are charged the same price as adults.

Tour Style
To meet the needs of various types of travelers, we choose to operate various types of tours, and depending on your selected package will mean different services are provided throughout your trip. The following descriptions of each tour style we hope will ensure that each traveller has appropriate expectations before they start their travels: 

  • Fully Escorted - This tour is fully escorted by an expert English-speaking guide who will accompany you throughout the tour.

All participants must be in good physical condition to fully engage in this journey. For the safety and welfare of yourself and fellow travellers, if you are feeling unwell prior to departure, we advise staying home and contacting us to arrange alternate plans.

Prior to selecting your trip, carefully review the itinerary to assess your ability to comfortably manage our travel style. Please be aware that if, based on evaluation by our leader or local representative, a participant is deemed unable to safely complete the itinerary, we retain the right to exclude them from all or part of the trip without reimbursement.

It is advisable to consult your physician for current medical travel advisories and any required vaccinations before embarking. We recommend carrying a first aid kit and any necessary medications in their original packaging, as they may not be readily available during travel. For those carrying medication, it's essential to check your government's foreign travel guidelines for local restrictions or regulations.

All optional tours are bookable with your tour director and cannot be booked prior to departure. Tour descriptions can be found in the daily itinerary. Optional tour prices may fluctuate. Prices will be advised by your tour director on tour. All excursions are subject to change and availability.

  • Vancouver Island - Full day excursion 
  • Monterey - Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • San Francisco - Bay Cruise or Dinner Cruise 
  • San Diego - Full day excursion

  • International flights
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Departure airport transfer
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Tipping
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary