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    Washington State has such a diverse range of natural wonders. Hundreds of unspoilt islands dot the ocean, mountains rise up shaped by ancient volcanic eruptions and are smothered in eerie forests. From the Rocky Mountains in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west, the Evergreen State harbours an abundance of natural beauty.

    • Lake Chelan

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    • Ruby Beach, Kalaloch

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    • Seattle

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    • Olympic National Park

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    • Whale Watching

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    If seeking adventure, try white water rafting, mountain biking, canyoning or llama trekking. To relax, savour the wine of the Yakima Valley, discover the indigenous Native Americans of the Palouse or marvel at the prowess of the Grand Coulee Dam.

    Curved around the shore of Elliott Bay, with Lake Washington and the snow-capped peak of Mount Rainier framing the skyline, lies Seattle with its eclectic cafes, restaurants and music scene. Shopping too abounds, from small designer boutiques to the modern malls of Pacific Place. Explore Pike Place Market, relax at a street-side cafe or stroll the waterfront.

    Cruise north through Pugent Sound and discover a water world of tiny islands. The San Juan Islands, the largest collection, are accessible only by boat or floatplane and provide a gentle retreat away from reality.

    The Cascade Mountains loom above the Seattle skyline drawing hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. Ski the volcanic slopes of Mount Baker, drive the scenic Cascade Loop tour or simply sit back and enjoy the view.

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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.

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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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    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

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    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

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    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

    175Mi/282Km

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    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

    178Mi/286Km

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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

    91Mi/146Km

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    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

    196Mi/315Km

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    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

    136Mi/219Km

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    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

    192Mi/309Km

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    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

    129Mi/208Km

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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

    77Mi/124Km

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    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

    173Mi/278Km

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    Journey home

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

    Prices

    From £2835 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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    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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    • Seattle

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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

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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

    175Mi/282Km

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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

    178Mi/286Km

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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

    125Mi/201Km

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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

    238Mi/383Km

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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

    158Mi/254Km

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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

    162Mi/260Km

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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.

    41Mi/66Km

    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.

  • 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