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  • Grants Pass

    An hour north of the California-Oregon border on the banks of Oregon’s legendary Rogue River, Grants Pass is an outdoor activities paradise with a historic downtown and delightful wineries.

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    • Rogue River at Grants Pass

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    Visit Downtown Grants Pass or take the historic walking tour that starts at the Corral Tavern or check out 400 unique shops and antique shops and galleries. Enjoy dining in one of the many restaurants. There is something for every taste and budget.

    Your senses come alive with Southern Oregon wines. Travel from vineyard to vineyard and sample some of the wonderful wines. Oregon is home to many different wine grape varieties including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel and more.

    Spring and Summer brings warmer weather and clear skies, perfect for exploring the pristine hiking and biking trails that will thrill and challenge you. Winter’s runoff also unveils a playground for boaters, rafters and fisherman starting from the deepest lake in the United States, Crater Lake.

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    • Top Tip 1

      The best way to appreciate Oregon's spectacular coastline is to travel southbound so the ocean is on your right. Don't miss the historic Victorian architecture if the seaside town, Astoria, and quaint Depoe Bay, Oregon's whale-watching capital.

    • Top Tip 2

      View Oregon's beautiful Multnomah Falls, which tumble 620ft into the Columbia River Gorge.

    • Top Tip 3

      Include a three mile rafting trip on the Deschutes River, departing from near Bend and take on 'The Big Eddy' rapid.

    • Top Tip 4

      Oregon has some beautiful beaches. From Florence, take a dune buggy ride on the 47 mile stretch of sand dunes or visit Cannon Beach, a romantic hideaway with unique shops and boutique galleries.

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  • Northwest Explorer

    Begins in and ends in Seattle, Washington

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Departures: May to September

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    Your fly drive includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Personalised Road Book

     

    • Oregon

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    • Columbia River Gorge

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    • Seattle

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    • Seattle

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    • Kalaloch Beach

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    • Mount Hood

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    • Cannon Beach

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    • Bend

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    • Gold Beach

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    Day 01

    Arrive Seattle

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Seattle. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to the Fairmont Olympic Hotel, where you are based for the first two nights of your stay.

    Hotel: Fairmont Olympic Hotel

    Day 02

    Seattle

    Its skyline framed by the peak of Mt Rainier and dominated by the Space Needle, Seattle is a wonderfully diverse city with an array of attractions. Explore famous Pike Place Market, stroll the waterfront or enjoy the range of shopping options.

    Hotel: Fairmont Olympic Hotel

    175Mi/282Km

    Day 03 Day 04

    Olympic Peninsula

    Your exploration of the Northwest commences today with a journey to the Olympic Peninsula, a scenic wilderness area extending from glacier-clad mountains to the ocean shore. From your base in Kalaloch, you can explore one of the largest and most beautiful rainforests in North America.

    Hotel: Kalaloch Lodge

    178Mi/286Km

    Day 05

    Cannon Beach

    Following the rocky coastal road south, you’ll cross the state line from Washington into Oregon. Perhaps stop en route at the quaint town of Seaside before continuing on to beautiful Cannon Beach. Your hotel is reminiscent of a 1940’s beach resort, and from here it’s just a gentle stroll along the powder white beach to Haystack Rock where you can search for the resident tufted puffin colony.

    Hotel: The Ocean Lodge

    91Mi/146Km

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    Gleneden Beach

    You may choose to hike Clatsop Trail or wander Cannon Beaches nine miles of pristine sands dotted with rock monoliths before you make the short drive to Gleneden Beach. We’ve allowed a full second day at Gleneden Beach as your hotel offers fabulous amenities for you to enjoy.

    Hotel: Salishan Spa & Golf Resort

    196Mi/315Km

    Day 08

    Gold Beach

    You continue to hug the Oregon coastline with stunning coastal views on one side and beautiful landscapes including Siuslaw National Forest on the other. Today’s drive offers scenic splendour. You may wish to stop at some of the towns and villages you pass along the way and spend some time in Coos Bay.

    Hotel: Tu Tu Tun Lodge

    136Mi/219Km

    Day 09

    Grants Pass

    Traversing today from Gold Beach on the east of Siskiyou National Forest to Grants Pass on the west, we suggest you cross the Oregon / California border and spend some time surrounded by the gigantic trees of Redwood National Park. Grants Pass is the gateway to the mighty Rogue River, so you may wish to partake in a rafting expedition.

    Hotel: Weasku Inn

    192Mi/309Km

    Day 10

    Bend

    No visit to Oregon would be complete without visiting Crater Lake National Park. The seventh deepest lake in the world its intense blue hue is breathtaking, and its surrounding landscape provides a maze of trails for hiking and biking. Today's drive allows plenty of opportunity to stop and explore the magnificent National Forest areas of central Oregon. Bend is an outdoor recreational playground with plenty of sightseeing.

    Hotel: The Oxford Hotel

    129Mi/208Km

    Day 11

    Mount Hood

    Following the Cascade Mountains north today, which stretch 700 miles from the base of Oregon to its tip, your destination is the ever popular Mt Hood. The states most visited attraction the mountain range is legendary for its exceptional outdoor pursuit options. The Mount Hood Scenic Byway provides a fabulous view of the dormant volcano. We also suggest a visit to Columbia River Gorge, an 80 mile geological wonder which forms a border between Oregon and Washington.

    Hotel: The Resort at the Mountain

    77Mi/124Km

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    Portland

    Although a cosmopolitan city, Portland is renowned for its green environment and courteous welcome. Visit the Museum of Science and History or Portland Zoo, wander amongst the boutiques or take a jet boat excursion down the Willamette River.

    Hotel: Hotel Monaco, Portland

    173Mi/278Km

    Day 14

    Seattle

    Time to enjoy those Seattle attractions you didn’t get chance to experience at the beginning of your fly drive. Enjoy a final evening dinner at one of the award-winning restaurants, or catch a spectacular sunset from the top of the Space Needle.

    Hotel: Fairmont Olympic Hotel

    Day 15

    Journey home

    Time for some last minute shopping or sightseeing before returning to Seattle Airport for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2459 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. Park entrance fees are not included and payable locally.

    Scenic Oregon Circle

    Begins and ends in Portland, Oregon

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Departures: April to September

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    Your fly drive includes

    • Return trip scheduled flights 
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Personalised Road Book

     

    • Hiking The Coast Trails

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    • Painted Hills

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    • Yaquina Head Lighthouse

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    • Crater Lake National Park

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    • Orchards

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    • Portland

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    • Smith Rock State Park

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    • Newport

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    • Coastal Road 101

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    Day 01

    Arrive Portland

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Portland. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to the Hotel Monaco.

    Hotel: Hotel Monaco, Portland

    Day 02

    Portland

    Portland is a vibrant yet laid-back city with a booming bike culture. We recommend taking either a bike or Segway tour to introduce you to the city and spectacular waterfront. Shoppers will be delighted with the options from the Pearl District to quirky Mississippi Avenue and downtown Pioneer Place Mall. Renowned for its more than 500 food carts and plethora of international cuisine, dining is a real treat. With its new crop of urban wineries, over 50 craft breweries and Distillery Row, there's no shortage of places to spend your evenings.

    Hotel: Hotel Monaco, Portland

    80Mi/129Km

    Day 03

    Cannon Beach

    It is only a short drive today as you leave the city and head for the beautiful coast. We suggest taking the northern loop road which passes through Astoria. Make a stop in the carnival town of Seaside, where surf shops, oceanfront boardwalks and ice creams are commonplace. Once in Cannon Beach, visit Haystack Rock, perhaps once of the most iconic images of Oregon's coastline.

    Hotel: The Ocean Lodge

    158Mi/255Km

    Day 04

    Florence

    Heading south, your journey continues along the coastline which is dotted with scenic lookout points and quaint small towns and villages. There are numerous stops you shouldn't miss. Visit Depoe Bay Sea Wall, where crashing waves pummel the coastline on one side of Highway 101 whilst over 20 shops and restaurants line the other side. Also visit Yaquina Head Lighthouse, standing 93 feet tall at the westernmost point of the basalt headland. This lighthouse has been guiding ships along the west coast since 1873. Newport offers a scenic waterfront where many small galleries, gift shops and cafes can be found and from where many boat tours depart. The dock is also home to a noisy sea lion population.

    Hotel: Best Western Pier Point Inn

    124Mi/199Km

    Day 05 Day 06

    Gold Beach

    Before departing from Florence, why not take a dune buggy ride at Sand Dunes Frontier? Accommodating all adrenaline levels, take a small jeep flying across the dunes or a seat in one of the more leisurely large vehicles, both driven by skilled drivers. You may also wish to visit Sand Master Park, to try your hand at Sand Boarding. Hugging the coast, continue south with stops in Coos Bay and Port Orford en route to Gold Beach.

    Hotel: Tu Tu Tun Lodge

    196Mi/315Km

    Day 07 Day 08

    Grants Pass

    Cross the state line into northern California where you will find the Redwood National and State Parks. Once in Grants Pass you may choose to learn the Italian Art Glass technique at The Glass Forge, where you can create your own masterpiece.

    Hotel: Weasku Inn

    313Mi/504Km

    Day 09 Day 10

    Crater Lake National Park & Bend

    Shortly after leaving Grants Pass, make a stop at Jacksonville, voted one of America's coolest small towns. We have allowed you a two night stay in Bend, so you can take a full day in Crater Lake National Park en route. Prepare to witness one of the most spectacular lake landscapes you will ever see. Crater Lake was formed 7,700 years ago, when a volcanic peak erupted and then collapsed. The remaining calder filled with water, creating the deep azure-blue lake that you see today. Rim Drive offers dozens of lake viewpoints and the grand 1915 Crater Lake Lodge warrants a stop too. If time allows, you may wish to stop at Collier Logging Museum in Chiloquin before arrival into Bend. Bend is a very quaint town, filled with small cafes and independent shops. A visit to High Desert Museum is a must.

    Hotel: The Oxford

    230Mi/371Km

    Day 11

    Smith Rock State Park, Painted Hills & Baker City

    Todays drive through Central Oregon into Eastern Oregon is packed full of scenic sights so keep your camera close by. Your first port of call is Smith Rock State Park located near the town of Redmond. Its sheer cliffs of tuff and basalt are ideal for rock climbing, but the less adventurous can hike or mountain bike the miles of trails. However you decide to discover this wonder, you will be mesmerised by the 800ft cliffs towering over the lazy Crooked River. Next make a stop at Painted Hills, where millions of years of history are revealed in the multi coloured layers of mountainous earth. The colours are thought to have been created by the varying minerals from one millennia to the next, resulting in hills which appear to have been painted in reds, oranges and yellows. The Thomas Condon Paleontology Centre is home to hundreds of fossils from the John Day Fossil Beds and surrounding areas and make s perfect afternoon stop. Should time allow, visit Kam Wah Chung Museum before making the last part of todays journey, along winding forested roads into Baker City. Baker City is a former gold rush boomtown, adorned with historic buildings and the award-winning Barley Brown's Brew Pub.

    Hotel: Geiser Grand Hotel

    96Mi/155Km

    Day 12

    Hells Canyon, Wallowa Lake & Pendleton

    Baker City is at the start of an incredible 208 mile scenic byway, ending at La Grande. Start with a visit to the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Centre, following which the highlights of your journey are Hells Canyon Dam, Hells Canyon Overlook, Wallowa Lake, Nez Perce Interpretive Centre, Minam State Recreation Area and the Eagle Cap Excursion Train.

    Hotel: Oxford Suites

    200Mi/321Km

    Day 13 Day 14

    Columbia River Gorge & Mount Hood

    Todays journey hugs the state border with Washington State and includes many highlights. Start with a stop in Boardman, which is home to SAGE Centre - an interactive experience which highlights sustainable agriculture and energy. In The Dalles, we suggest visits to Sunshine Mill Winery for a tasting of the vineyards premier wines, and at Columbia Gorge Discovery Centre & Museum, which tells the story of the Gorges natural and cultural histories. Head to Rowena Plateau for sweeping views of the Gorge and adjacent historic highway. Hood River, a sweet little town, makes a perfect stop for lunch before exploring the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum. Taking the I35 south, your journey sweeps toward the incredibly majestic Mount Hood. Should time allow, visit Tamawanas Falls Trailhead near the base of Mount Hood. A 3.6 mile round-trip walk rewards hikers with a thundering 125ft waterfall that you can walk behind. Make a stop at Timberline Lodge for a hot chocolate or cool lemonade, before arrival into Welches where you are based for two nights. On your second day in this area, visit the Wildwood Recreation Site located close to your hotel. Combining the Cascade Streamwatch Trail and Wildwood Wetlands Trail, which are lined by boardwalks, you can explore the natural stream and wetland ecosystems on an easy walk. You may also decide to visit Jonsrud Viewpoint in Sandy which is part of the Oregon Trail and offers spectacular view of Mount Hood. Save ample time to explore Columbia Gorge Waterfalls, a collection of 77 waterfalls located along the Gorge. Our favourites are Bridal Veil Falls and Multnomah Falls so if time is short make these your chosen viewings.

    Hotel: The Resort at the Mountain

    42Mi/68Km

    Day 15

    Journey home

    It is a short drive back to Portland International Airport, so you may choose to spend some time in Willamette Valley, which is the centre of Oregon's wine region. Return your car to the depot and check in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2539 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. Park entrance fees are not included and payable locally.

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