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    Oregon Washington

    We would sum up Washington State as New England with a rugged twist. It has all the natural beauty you could wish for, not least the hundreds of unspoilt islands, mountains and valleys and the waterfront city of Seattle. Oregon is similarly diverse, full of natural wonders complemented with that ‘small-town America’ feel.

    • Ruby Beach, Kalaloch, Washington State

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    • Seattle, Washington State

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    • Downtown Portland, Oregon

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    • Smith Rock, Oregon

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    • Whale Watching

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    • Olympic National Park, Washington State

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    • Bend, Oregon

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    • Paddle Boarding, Oregon

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    Natural Wonders

    We love the sheer diversity of Washington State, from eerie forests to magnificent mountains and uninhabited islands. Picture-perfect Seattle will reward you with its eclectic eateries, lively music scene and abundance of shopping. From there, go hiking in the Cascade Mountains, Seattle’s spectacular backdrop, or skiing on Mount Baker. Join a boat trip through Puget Sound, or take a floatplane to the peaceful San Juan Islands. There’s wine tasting in Yakima Valley, the impressive Grand Coulee Dam and activities such as white-water rafting, canyoning and even llama trekking.

    The Charm of Oregon

    This is perhaps the most picturesque region of the Pacific Northwest, highlighted by the 24 scenic highways which make it particularly well suited to a fly drive holiday. Coastal gems include Coos Bay and the dunes of Reedsport but it’s worth a detour off the coastal highways to venture inland. Visit the mountainous region, which includes Crater Lake National Park in the Central Cascades region and the incredibly beautiful Columbia River Gorge.

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  • Scenic Oregon Circle

    Begins and ends in Portland, Oregon

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Departures: April to September

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    • 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: Driftwood Shores Resort

    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

    191Mi/308Km

    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

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    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 £2637 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.

    Northwest Explorer

    Begins in and ends in Seattle, Washington

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Departures: May to September

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    • 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

    Day 06 Day 07

    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

    Day 12 Day 13

    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 £3299 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.

    Washington Wonders

    Begins in and ends in Seattle, Washington

    16 Days / 15 Nights

    Departures: April to October

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    • 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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    • Seattle

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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 Hotel Monaco, where you are based for the first three nights of your trip.

    Hotel: Hotel Monaco, Seattle

    Day 02 Day 03

    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

    Day 04 Day 05

    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

    Day 06 Day 07

    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

    Day 08 Day 09

    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

    Day 10 Day 11

    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

    Day 12 Day 13

    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

    Day 14 Day 15

    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

    Day 16

    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 £3045 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.

    Oregon Wines 'Paired' With Portland

    Begins and ends in Portland, Oregon

    7 Days / 6 Nights

    Departures: April to September

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    • McMinnville Vineyards

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    • Portland by Night

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    • Wine Tasting in Willamette Valley

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    • Pioneer Square in Bustling Portland

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    • Pioneer Place, Portland Shopping Mall

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    • Hazy Morning Vineyards

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    • Portland - Great For Biking

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    • International Food Trucks in Portland

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    Day 01

    Arrive Portland

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Portland. Upon arrival, proceed to The Nines. Widely regarded as the premium hotel in Portland, your hotel for the first three nights is located on Pioneer Square in the heart of downtown. Formerly a department store, it is filled with character; combining its historic features with contemporary design.

    Hotel: The Nines

    Day 02 Day 03

    Portland

    From your central location, the many attractions of Portland are right on your doorstep. This is a wonderfully walkable city, however there is also a very strong bike culture. Perhaps take a bike tour down to the waterfront or to see the city's many attractions, before savouring dinner and sampling a beverage from one of Oregon's urban wineries or one of the 50 craft breweries. Portland's Southeast Wine Collective, a urban winery and restaurant service hand-crafted foods, is well worth a visit. If you are joyed by the outdoors, visit one of the many gardens; Washington Park, International Rose Test Garden, Forest Park, Portland Japanese Garden or Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden. If attractions and museums are more your ruse, visit Oregon Zoo, Portland Art Museum, Oregon Historical Centre, Oregon Museum of Science and History or Pittock Mansion.

    Hotel: The Nines

    Day 04 Day 05 Day 06

    Willamette Valley

    This morning collect your car rental. It is only a short drive today as you leave the city and meander through the bounteous landscape, filled with rich vineyards and farm-to-table produce. In four short decades, Oregon's wine industry has moved from unknown to world-renowned. Award-winning pinot noirs placed Oregon on the global wine map, but the diverse geo-climate has enabled both warm and cool weather varieties to thrive. There are now 17 winegrowing regions within Oregon's state lines. The naturally welcoming trait of the Oregonians ensures tours and tastings at the plentiful wineries are more reflective of drinking with friends than a sightseeing tour. Your accommodation is at one of Willamette Valleys most beloved and most luxurious inns.

    Hotel: The Allison Inn & Spa

    25Mi/41Km

    Day 07

    Journey home

    It is a short drive back to Portland International Airport, so you may choose to route via Mount Hood for some truly dramatic vistas or perhaps take the coastal route and spend some time in a more picture-postcard setting, viewing Haystack Rock and the winding coastal roads. On arrival at Portland International Airport, return your car to the depot and check in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £1579 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

    Wilderness, Wine & Coast Adventure

    Begins and ends in Portland, Oregon

    10 Days / 9 Nights

    Departures: April to September

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

     

    • Mount Hood

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    • Yaquina Head Lighthouse

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    • Welcome to Portland

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    • Cotterell Vineyard, Willamette Valley

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    • Pioneer Square, Portland

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    • Smith Rock State Park

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    • Portland Waterfront

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    • Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach

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    • Winery Tastings

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    • Hiking Trail on Oregon Coast

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    Day 01

    Arrive Portland

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Portland. Upon arrival, proceed to the Hotel Modera, which is located downtown, surrounded by a wide selection of restaurants, bars and entertainment. Relax on the hotels outdoor patio and perhaps sample your first taste of Oregon wine or one of the many locally brewed ales.

    Hotel: Hotel Modera

    Day 02 Day 03

    Portland

    From your central location, the many attractions of Portland are right on your doorstep. This is a wonderfully walkable city, however there is also a very strong bike culture. Perhaps take a bike tour down to the waterfront or to see the city's many attractions, before savouring dinner and sampling a beverage from one of Oregon's urban wineries or one of the 50 craft breweries. If you are joyed by the outdoors, visit one of the many gardens; Washington Park, International Rose Test Garden, Forest Park, Portland Japanese Garden or Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden. If attractions and museums are more your ruse, visit Oregon Zoo, Portland Art Museum, Oregon Historical Centre, Oregon Museum of Science and History or Pittock Mansion.

    Hotel: Hotel Modera

    Day 04 Day 05

    Mt Hood

    This morning collect your rental car. It is a short but wonderfully pretty drive out of the city and into the wild terrain for which Oregon is primarily known. Driving east you arrive at the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, where verdant mountain-sides and waterfalls meet the Columbia River, one of the west's largest rivers flowing into the Pacific Ocean. The area is filled with scenic hiking trails, picnic spots and viewpoints to discover. Thirty miles south of the Columbia River, Mt Hood at 3,428 meters boasts five ski areas and is the most visited snow-covered peak in America. Why not take a visit to Timberline Lodge to enjoy a hot chocolate on the patio overlooking the wonderful scenery? Don't miss the galleries, restaurants and breweries in Hood River's historic downtown. Your accommodation is located in the small town of Welches, close to Mt Hood. The resort offers a golf course, a spa, tennis courts and an outdoor pool, with access to bountiful outdoor opportunities including hiking and mountain biking trails, river rafting, fly-fishing, skiing and snowboarding.

    Hotel: The Resort at The Mountain

    Day 06 Day 07

    Willamette Valley

    It is such a short drive to Willamette Valley that we would suggest taking a longer loop route. You may choose to visit the John Day Fossil Beds, a three site paleontology site where fossils such as mollusks, which lived on what was a beach 100 million years ago, are found in abundance. The Painted Hills site showcases barren hillsides which looked brushed in hues of reds and yellows, creating a dramatic vista. Here you can take one of the five short hiking trails. Smith Rock State Park is a great place for outdoor enthusiasts. Those not brave enough to clib the rocks can take a short meander around the base of the 800ft cliffs. Once in Willamette Valley, you'll see the scenery change to rolling vineyards and food-to-table farmlands. Oregon's wine industry has moved from unknown to world-renowned. Award-winning pinot noirs placed Oregon on the global wine map, but the diverse geo-climate has enabled both warm and cool weather varieties to thrive. There are now 17 winegrowing regions within Oregon's state lines. The naturally welcoming trait of the Oregonians ensures tours and tastings at the plentiful wineries are more reflective of drinking with friends than a sightseeing tour

    Hotel: Black Walnut Inn and Vineyard

    Day 08 Day 09

    Florence

    Once again the drive to your next base is short, but wonderfully scenic as you join the coastal route and head south past pretty coves and fishing villages. There are many places to stop and explore, but don't miss Newport; a small town with a big personality. 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. 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. Your accommodation is in the quaint town of Florence, gateway to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area; a 50 acre expanse of oceanfront sand dunes. The southern half is open to off-highway vehicles - including dune buggies - so why not give it a try? The northern half is reserved for wildlife which makes it a wonderful hiking opportunity.

    Hotel: Driftwood Shores Resort

    Day 10

    Journey home

    You may choose to venture inland en route back to Portland International Airport, visiting Eugene and Salem. Once back at the airport, return your car to the depot and check in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £1756 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

    City & Coast Escape

    Begins and ends in Portland, Oregon

    8 Days / 7 Nights

    Departures: April to September

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    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
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    • Personalised Road Book

     

    • Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Newport

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    • Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach

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    • Dune Grass on the Pacific Ocean Coastline

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    • Tilikum Crossing Bridge, Portland

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    • Surfer on the Beach

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    • Prickly Ash Food Cart, Portland

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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 Modera, where you will be based for the first three nights.

    Hotel: Hotel Modera

    Day 02 Day 03

    Portland

    The question isn't what to do in Portland, but where to start! A great way to familiarise yourself with the city is on a Segway or Bike. You may even choose to take the bike tour which includes a sampling at one of Portland's brew pubs. Visit Pioneer Square, filled with great shopping and a host of attractions, then meander some of the quaint squares which dot the area, relaxing with a coffee en route. Portland is renowned for its food trucks - they are a local phenomenon, serving delectable cuisine from across the globe.

    Hotel: Hotel Modera

    80Mi/129Km

    Day 04 Day 05

    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 06 Day 07

    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: Driftwood Shores Resort

    124Mi/199Km

    Day 08

    Journey home

    Rather than following the same coastal route back to Portland, we suggest driving inland to Eugene and venturing north via Willamette Valley. If time allows, why not try a tasting at one of over 200 vineyards? On arrival at Portland Airport, return your car to the depot and check in for your flight back to the UK.

    186Mi / 299Km

    Prices

    From £1529 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

  • Olympic National Park & Vancouver Island

    Begins in Seattle, Washington State and ends in Vancouver, British Columbia

    8 Days / 7 Nights

    Departures: May, June, July, August and September

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    Your Escorted Tour includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Accommodations as specified
    • 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners
    • Transportation in a custom-made vehicle
    • Tour leader and specialist guides
    • In-Depth tour
    • Moss Lined Trees in Olympic National Park

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    • Orca's Breaching in Victoria

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    • Scenic Seattle Skyline

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    • Evening in Victoria Harbour

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    • Bear Watching in Tofino

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    Day 01

    Arrive Seattle

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Seattle. Upon arrival transfer to the Roosevelt Seattle, meet your fellow travelling companions at the welcome meeting and dinner this evening.

    Hotel: The Roosevelt Seattle (Dinner included )

    Day 02

    Olympic National Park

    Olympic National Park is one of the most unique and diverse parks in North America and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today you'll visit the Hoh Rain Forest, an old-growth forest located in the stretch of the Pacific Northwest rainforest. The forest constantly renews itself from fallen trees, moss drips from tall branches and deer seek refuge amongst the dense camouflage. Tonight you’ll stay in the cabins by beautiful Lake Crescent, which provides the ideal location to relax and watch the sunset.

    Hotel: Lake Crescent Lodge Cabins (Breakfast included )

    Day 03

    Olympic National Park

    This morning, you'll visit the Rialto Beach on the park's wild Pacific coast. Rocky beaches, giant drift logs, pounding waves and views of small islands called 'sea stacks' make up the stunning scenery. Take a hike along the two mile beach trail to Hole-in-the-Wall, home to an array of trees and a number of different creatures, from whales, sea lions and otters offshore to birds circling overhead and starfish lining the rock pools. When the tide is out, you can scramble through the rocky arch for panoramic views of the other side. In the afternoon, take to the calm waters on a kayaking adventure.

    Hotel: Lake Crescent Lodge Cabins (Breakfast and dinner included )

    Day 04

    Port Angeles to Victoria

    This morning you make your way to Port Angeles to board the ferry for Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.  Victoria is well-known as an ideal place to spot Orca Whales and you will be setting off on an Orca viewing Zodiac RIB tour designed to search for these magnificent mammals on an exhilarating ride in the open air.

    Hotel: Hotel Grand Pacific (Breakfast included)

    Day 05

    MacMillan / Pacific Rim National Park

    Make your way around the coastal road before heading inland and up to Cathedral Cove in MacMillan Provincial Park. Here you will find the rare and endangered remnants of an ancient Douglas fir ecosystem. The oldest trees date back roughly 800 years and can grow as tall as 75 metres with a diameter of around nine metres. Later, continue inland until you reach Pacific Rim National Park where you walk the Schooner Cove Trail. The trail meanders through lush rainforests and over streams before arriving at the coast. Tonight you will arrive in Tofino for a two-night stay at the WAY Point Resort Yurts. The Yurts are set up along the beach, just steps from the ocean and provide a unique platform tenting experience.

    Hotel: WYA Point resort (Yurts) (Breakfast and lunch included)

    Day 06

    Tofino

    Today, enjoy a scenic boat ride on the waters of the Clayoquot Sound inlets to explore the protected wilderness beaches and inlets which the local bears call home. You might also spot whales and bald eagles from the boat on this exciting excursion. It is common for bears to come down to the beach after hibernation, to feed on shellfish and crustaceans. The boat allows for a close encounter without disturbing or causing the animals any distress. You'll witness mother bears teaching their young cubs new tricks and watch them mischievously climbing trees and playing on the beach. This evening, enjoy a salmon BBQ on the beach to round off an incredible day. 

    Hotel: WYA Point resort (Yurts) (Breakfast and dinner included )

    Day 07

    Vancouver

    Set off from Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, on a scenic ferry to the mainland across the Salish Sea, admiring small islands and the breath-taking panorama of the city of Vancouver as it comes into view. This cosmopolitan city is a real contrast to the rest of British Columbia. Enjoy a scenic drive through Stanley Park, a 400-hectare green wonderland and stop by Prospect Point, a scenic lookout where you can gaze out at spectacular views of Lions Gate Bridge, North Vancouver and West Vancouver. Your tour with Grand American Adventures ends at 17:00.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (Breakfast included )

    Day 08

    Journey Home

    There may be time for some last minute shopping or sightseeing before you transfer independently back to the airport for your flight home.

    Prices

    From £3535 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. 

  • Mt. Rainier National Park Day Tour

    Seattle

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    • Mt Rainer National Park

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    Experience the dramatic scenery of Mt. Rainer National Park on this day-long expedition. Leaving your hotel you’ll travel in a luxury Mercedes Van or SUV with a small group of fellow travelers and a professional tour guide. Mount Rainier is encased by more than 35 square miles of snow and ice, and is surrounded by old-growth forests, alpine meadows, lakes and waterfalls – so make sure your cameras are at the ready! Your guide will lead you as you take in the sights and sounds along the drive, and while walking in the park. The tour includes morning tea and coffee, a family-style lunch and afternoon snacks and refreshments.

    Duration: 10.5 Hours

    Prices

    From £225 per person

    Mt. Saint Helens National Monument Day Tour

    Seattle

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    • Mt Saint Helens

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    This beautifully haunting journey will take you into the heart of Mt. Saint Helen’s National Volcanic Monument. Leaving your hotel you’ll travel in a luxury Mercedes Van or SUV with a small group of fellow travelers and a professional tour guide. You’ll witness the ecosystems recovering and the on-going natural restoration process surrounding the active volcano. Just miles from the crater you can view the steaming caldera then head out with your naturalist guide on a walk to learn about how volcanoes are monitored and the geological events surrounding the catastrophic 1980 eruption. The tour includes morning tea and coffee, a family-style lunch and afternoon snacks and refreshments.

    Duration: 12 Hours

    Prices

    From £225 per person.

     

    Olympic National Park Day Tour

    Seattle

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    • Olympic National Park

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    • Woodland in Olympic National Park

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    Discover Washington’s treasured Olympic National Park on this day-long guided tour. Leaving your hotel you’ll travel in a luxury Mercedes Van or SUV with a small group of fellow travelers and a professional tour guide. Keep your cameras ready for the amazing views and abundant wildlife as you hike through the country’s oldest forests, down to prehistoric-looking beaches, waterfalls and the dramatic Olympic Range. In adventure-outfitted vehicles you’ll climb up to the Hurricane Ridge for a panorama of jagged peaks, alpine meadows and the sea. The tour includes morning tea and coffee, a fresh, family-style lunch with local wines and afternoon snacks and refreshments.

    **WEATHER WATCH This tour includes walking and there may be enough snow for snowshoeing at Hurricane Ridge, in which case your guide will bring all necessary equipment.

     

    Duration: 12 Hours 

    Prices

    From £230 per person.

    Snoqualmie Falls and Woodinville Wine Tasting Tour

    Seattle

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    • Woodinville wine tasting

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    • Wine Cellar in Woodinville

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    Experience the essence of Washington’s wild beauty and independent spirit on this journey to Snoqualmie Falls and Woodinville Wine Country. 

    Leaving your hotel you’ll travel in a luxury Mercedes Van or SUV with a small group of fellow travellers and a professional tour guide for this full day trip.

    Start your tour at Snoqualmie Falls where you’ll watch the powerful waters plunge 268 feet into the river canyon below. After exploring the Falls, you’ll travel northwest to Woodinville Wine Country for a gourmet picnic lunch and wine tastings at three wineries.

    Duration: 8.5 Hours

     

    Prices

    From £190 per person

    Willamette Valley Wine & Waterfalls Tour

    Portland

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    • Oregon's Willamette Valley Wine Tour

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    Leaving your hotel you’ll travel in a luxury Mercedes Van or SUV with a small group of fellow travellers and a professional tour guide as you explore the incredible waterfalls of Silver Falls State Park and luscious pinot noirs of the Willamette Valley.

    Start your morning in Oregon’s largest state park, Silver Falls. Walking with your guide along peaceful nature trails to experience these iconic natural wonders. Venture along a path that takes you behind the falls, where you can watch the water create a flowing curtain for the cave you’re standing in!

    Spend your afternoon tasting pinot noirs and other fine wines in the intimate settings of three boutique wineries. In between tastings, you’ll enjoy Oregon’s culinary bounty with a fresh, local lunch at the Coelho Winery in the rustic town of Amity.

    Duration: 9 Hours

     

    Prices

    From £182 per person.

    Columbia River Gorge & Wine Tour

    Portland

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    • Wine and Waterfalls

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    • Wine Tasting Oregon

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    This half day trip will take you to two great attractions of the Pacific Northwest – the Columbia River Gorge and Oregon Wines! Leaving your hotel you’ll travel in a luxury Mercedes Van or SUV with a small group of fellow travelers and a professional tour guide. You’ll learn about the magnificent gorge and spot wildlife on a guided hike, before visiting boutique Oregon wineries and learn about the art of viticulture.

    Duration: 6 Hours

    Prices

    From £137 per person

    Portland Walking Tours

    Portland

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    • Best of Portland

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    • Underground Portland

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    • Portland waterfront

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    • Beyond Bizarre Ghost Hunting

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    • Ghost hunting

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    Underground Portland

    On this walking tour of Portland you'll be exposed to the socially underground and the subterranean underground. This is a real treat for lovers of all things sinister – crime, scandal and controversial characters – the tour winds through the Old Town and Chinatown, exposing Portland’s sordid side! It's a no-holds-barred excursion into the worst Portland has to offer. After walking the streets for about ¾ of the tour, you’ll be handed a torch before the tour concludes subterranean, under Old Town Pizza in an area which once led to the legendary ‘Portland Shanghai Tunnels’.

    Duration: 2 Hours

    Best of Portland

    Discover Portland the green and eco-friendly way. This walk clarifies why Portland is regularly recognized as one of the best places to live in the US. By the end of the walk, you'll want to move here too. You’ll hear about early and modern Portland as your guide shows you an enlightened city rich with artwork, parks, bridges, downtown trains & streetcars, fountains and friendly people. This walk meanders through the most fascinating portions of the city, leading eventually to the waterfront.

    Duration: 2 Hours

    Beyond Bizarre

    Unexplained mysteries, ghostly adventures, and spooky stories abound on this tour. If you like the paranormal, weird, or wacky, let them guide you to an evening of adventure. Believer or not...people of all faiths and backgrounds, including skeptics, are welcomed. At the start of the tour, they hand out real ghost hunting equipment just like the ones used by professionals and on TV.

    Duration: around 2 Hours

    Prices

    Underground Portland, Best of Portland & Beyond Bizarre

    From £22 per adult and £10 per child (5-10yrs)

     

    Portland Brewery Tours

    Portland

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    • Cheers!

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    • Portland Brewery Tours

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    • Coffee, Beer & Donuts

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    • Beer + whiskey = match made in heaven!

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    Portland is home to 70+ breweries and counting! More than any other city in the entire beer loving world. With all these brews spread across 100 beautiful, distinct neighborhoods, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Let us show you the path to imbibement.

    Coffee, Beer & Donuts Tour

    Portland loves it's coffee ALMOST as much as they love the beer! Experience a local coffee roasting company and taste some freshly brewed coffee while you learn about the industry and best brewing practices. 

    Pacific Northwest is Best Tour

    It’s hard to beat the Pacific Northwest when it comes to beer. This tour will introduce you to the ingredients, history, and culture visiting 4 breweries that represent the quality and innovation of PNW beer and why Portland has become Beer City USA.

    Down to Ferment

    Portland is all about some fermented beverages. Taste some cider, beer and spirits on this tour of Portland tastiest craft beverages. Learn about the ingredients, process and culture of each of these as you dive into the science of zymurgy.

    Beers & Barrels Tour

    Beer + whiskey = match made in heaven! Beer and whiskey are surprisingly similar in ingredients and process, in fact you have to make beer to make whiskey! Learn about each of them first and then they will bring them together for a final beer & whiskey pairing dinner.

    Prices

    Coffee, Beer & Donuts Tour

    From £66 per person.

    Pacific Northwest is Best Tour

    From £86 per person.

    Down to Ferment

    From £84 per person.

    Beers & Barrels Tour

    From £107 per person.

    **Please note all of the above tours are for adults aged 21+ only**

    Mt. St Helens National Monument Tour

    Portland

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    • Mt Saint Helens

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    This beautifully haunting journey will take you into the heart of Mt. Saint Helen’s National Volcanic Monument. Leaving your hotel you’ll travel in a luxury Mercedes Van or SUV with a small group of fellow travelers and a professional tour guide. You’ll witness the ecosystems recovering and the on-going natural restoration process surrounding the active volcano. Just miles from the crater you can view the steaming caldera then head out with your naturalist guide on a walk to learn about how volcanoes are monitored and the geological events surrounding the catastrophic 1980 eruption. The tour includes morning tea and coffee, a family-style lunch and afternoon snacks and refreshments.

    Duration: 12 Hours

    Prices

    From £206 per person.