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  • Winthrop

    Take a step back into the Old West. Located on the North Cascades Scenic Byway in Washington’s magnificent Methow Valley, Winthrop is an old west town with wood boardwalks and western charm.

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    Take an old time portrait, watch experienced artists at work in a glass blowing studio, or browse the galleries for nature inspired art, Western memorabilia, unique home decor, and custom jewelry. Winthrop and the surrounding area boasts epicurean experiences from wine cellars and four star dining rooms to mouth-watering bakeries.

    Popular summer activities include rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, river rafting, horse-back riding, hunting, fishing and golfing. Four miles NW of Winthrop, Pearrygin Lake is one of the most popular state parks in the state. There are great fishing, swimming and hiking opportunities for the whole family.

    Winthrop is home to the nation's largest cross-country skiing location, with over 120 miles of groomed trails. In addition to Nordic skiing, Winthrop is home to an award-winning outdoor ice rink, an alpine ski area, backcoutnry skiing, fat biking, snowshoeing, sledding and world-renowned snowmobiling.

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    • Top Tip 1

      Set aside some time to explore Olympic National Park in Washington (a World Heritage Site), best appreciated on foot along the many hiking trails. Keep your eyes peeled for the endemic – and very cute - Olympic Marmot and don’t miss a stop at Ruby Beach.

    • Top Tip 2

      Head to Seattle’s unique Pike Place Market for some relaxed people watching from one of the cool cafes strung out along the waterfront. – beware of flying fish!

    • Top Tip 3

      Take a float plane to the San Juan Islands along the Washington coast, and enjoy boat trips to see Orcas, porpoise and other marine wildlife.

    • Top Tip 4

      Ride the Metro Transit to get around downtown Seattle - it's free and great fun.

  • Washington Wonders

    Begins in and ends in Seattle, Washington

    16 Days / 15 Nights

    Departures: April to October

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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
    • Crater Lake National Park

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    • Killer Whales

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    • Seattle Pike Market

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    • Mt. Hood

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    Arrive Seattle

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

    Hotel: Hotel Monaco, Seattle

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    Seattle

    Seattle is a beautiful and friendly city with so much to offer its visitors. Make sure you visit Pikes Peak Market and take a ride to the top of the Space Needle for a birds eye view of the city. Whilst in the Emerald City you may choose to wander Pioneer Square, Seattles original downtown; enjoy a cruise along the waterfront and take a walk through the historic district.

    Hotel: Hotel Monaco, Seattle

    175Mi/282Km

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    Olympic National Park

    With majestic glacier-capped mountains, ancient forests blanketed by emerald green mosses and windswept beaches, Olympic National Park is truly one of the countrys national treasures. the coastline which sweeps around it is home to some incredible wildlife including marine mammals, nesting sea birds, sea otters, sea lions, bald eagles, to name but a few. Your journey takes you across the north coast, spotted with small fishing villages, to the east of the peninsula where you hotel is based in the small town of Kalaloch. perched high on a bluff, just teps from the beach, Kalaoch Lodge is a great base from which to explore the area.

    Hotel: Kalaloch Lodge

    178Mi/286Km

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    Oregon Coast & Cannon Beach

    Your journey continues along Route 101, skirting the Quinault Indian Reservation, home to over 110,000 acres of virgin timber; abnd Quinault Lake where Quinault Indians have resided for centuries at the mouth of the river. There are many national forests and lakes en route, perfect for a picnic lunch. The final part of your journey crosses the Oregon State line, bringing you through the quaint village of Seaside to Cannon Beach.

    Hotel: The Ocean Lodge

    125Mi/201Km

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    Mount Hood & Columbia River Gorge

    It's only a short journey today, so you may choose to visit Mt St Helens en route. Your base for the next two nights is in Welches, just a short drive from Mt Hood. The highest mountain in Oregon, its snow-covered peak sits 11,249ft in the air. The park boasts spectacular scenery and a myriad of outdoor recreational opportunities. Spending a day exploring Columbia River Gorge is a must. Winding 80 miles through the Cascade Range, it forms the unofficial border between Washington State and Oregon and offers incredibly beautiful vistas.

    Hotel: The Resort at the Mountain

    238Mi/383Km

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    Cle Elum

    Today follow the Columbia River Gorge east and cross back into Washington State. Set on the sunny eastern slopes of the Cascades, alongside the sparkling waters of the Cle Elum River and surrounded by the pristine pine forest, your resort offers a memorable mountain retreat experience.

    Hotel: Suncadia Resort

    158Mi/254Km

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    Winthrop & Okanogan County

    Your journey north takes you through the spectacular scenery of Wenatchee National Forest to Okanogan County. Bordered on the north by the Canadian Okanogan, south and east by the Columbia River Basin and Lake Roosevelt and west by the majestic North Cascade Mountains, this County offers immense beauty and wide-open spaces teeming with wildlife, spectacular scenery and rural charm. Situated in Metthow Valley, Sun Mountain Lodge offers you the opportunity to hike, mountain bike, ski or even horseback ride through the wilderness.

    Hotel: Sun Mountain Lodge

    162Mi/260Km

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    Tulalip

    A beautiful drive takes you west through the North Cascades National Park, home to jagged peaks, deep valleys, cascading waterfalls and over 300 glaciers, and on to the beautiful Washington coast. From Tulalip, you can take a ferry trip to the San Juan Islands, enjoy a floatplane ride or simply relax and enjoy the resort's numerous activities.

    Hotel: Tulalip Resort & Casino

    41Mi/66Km

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    Journey home

    Enjoy your last morning on the Washington coast before making the short journey to Seattle for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2975 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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