Beer Tasting Anyone?
Astoria Ale Trail
* Approximate Duration: 3 hours, Level 2
Beer Lovers will be delighted by the variety of local brews available in the Astoria area. From pale ales, amber ales, rich porters or full stouts, no matter the personal preference, even the most discriminating palate finds a new favorite. To taste a number of the varieties, microbrew fanatics will visit tasting rooms opened by local brewing companies and sample the many Oregon favorites. You'll visit some local breweries in town on a personalized tour complete with samples and a glass of beer of your choice at each pub. After this ale trail tour, you'll have a better understanding of the art of the beer brewing in Oregon. Note: Participants must be at least 21 years of age to drink alcohol.
$99 per person
How about Wine & Seafood?
Seafood Cooking School & Oregon Wine Tour
* Approximate Duration: 3 Hours, Level 1
Oregon’s northern latitude brings long hours of summer sunshine to its vineyards, usually adequate to fully ripen grapes for Oregon wine. Occasional marine breezes breach the Coastal range, and help moderate the combination of these conditions which encourages complex fruit flavors, aromatics and nuances in these Oregon grown wines. These complexities allow Oregon wineries to compete well with other world-class wineries. Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay, and our delightful Pinot Noir are among the favorites. After enjoying the taste of Oregon wines at "The Cellar", join Baked Alaska’s Chef Du Jour in Mise en Place Northwest Fresh Seafood Cooking Demonstration and Tasting. Participants will watch a fresh salmon being filleted and prepared in a simple manner. Learn to make a quick aioli sauce and a great way to enjoy fresh steamed clams using Northwest beer. More than just a cooking demonstration, Chef Du Jour will entertain, educate and demystify the preparation of fxresh Northwest seafood. Note: Participants must be 21 years of age to drink alcohol.
$99 per person
A beautiful drive to the beach?
Seaside & Cannon Beach
* Approximate Duration: 4 Hours, Level 1
Visit some of Oregon's most enchanting communities. Seaside is a family resort area where families have been spending the summers for decades. Seaside offers excellent seafood restaurants, quaint shops and friendly people. Cannon Beach, once an artist community and now a Mecca for photographers, artists and writers, offers several galleries and shops. A great photo-op will be enjoyed as you stop to see Haystack Rock, the third-tallest freestanding monolith in the world. Note: The order of tour stops and scenic drive routes may vary to avoid congestion. The type of transportation used for this tour is a school bus. There is an approximately one hour stop at each site.
$54 per person
- SAN FRANCISCO
Alcatraz & Sausalito
- Approximate Duration: 5 1/2 Hours, Level 2
The Alcatraz ferry awaits your arrival to take you to the notorious prison that once housed the likes of Al Capone and the Birdman of Alcatraz. During your ferry ride, enjoy a panoramic view of the famous San Francisco skyline and prepare to explore the 'Rock'. Tour the small jail cells as an audio tour fills you with images of days gone by. Return to San Francisco by ferry and board your motor coach for a journey across the Golden Gate Bridge. After a stop at Vista Point for a fabulous view of the city by the bay, it's a short ride into Sausalito Village. Stroll along Sausalito's streets to browse among the many specialty shops and galleries. And take in yet another breathtaking view of San Francisco before returning to your ship. Note: Your tour fee includes the $26.00 National Park Service Entry Fee.
$99 per person
Wine Tour in the Country?
Sonoma Wine Country
* Approximate Duration: 7 Hours, Level 1
Your scenic drive begins as you travel west by Pier 39, lively Fisherman's Wharf, along the Marina District, by the Palace of Fine Arts and the Presidio. You'll continue to drive north over the Golden Gate Bridge for a brief photo stop at Vista Point. Then it's on to Sonoma for wine tasting, where you'll visit two wineries located in the Carneros Region, with time in between for lunch on your own at Sonoma Town Plaza. This plaza offers a shady park and picnic grounds surrounded by charming boutiques, superb cuisine and educational landmark buildings, eclectic shops and fabulous restaurants. You'll return to San Francisco by way of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge to view the city's picturesque skyline.
$119 per person
Check out San Fran?
City Tour with Dim Sum Lunch
* Approximate Duration: 5 1/2 Hours, Level 1
Your tour begins with a drive along the Embarcadero, by the Ferry Building towards Downtown San Francisco. Continue on to Union Square and then head toward the famous Nob Hill for a photo stop and a visit to Grace Cathedral. Continue to the Civic Center and view City Hall. Then it’s on to Chinatown for a Dim Sum lunch at one of Chinatown’s popular restaurants. After lunch, ride through the streets of North Beach, Fisherman’s Wharf, Ghiradelli Square and by the Palace of Fine Arts. A photo opportunity awaits at Vista Point, just across the world famous Golden Gate Bridge. Then it’s on to Golden Gate Park and Alamo Square (time permitting) before returning to your ship.
$89 per person