After leaving the very walkable and cosmopolitan city of Seattle, this ten day leisurely fly drive hugs the scenic and rugged coast of Oregon and California all the way down to the Beautiful City On The Bay, San Francisco. Visit some famous natural landmarks such as the iconic Mount St Helens and the sky scraping Redwood National Park. This Pacific Coast tour truly is an adventure.
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Pop on your walking shoes today and head off to explore Pike Place Market, a local shopping Mecca, Pioneer Square, Seattle's original downtown and a trip up the Space Needle for spectacular views of the city below. Be sure to stop at Starbucks first coffee shop or the Seattle Centre or the Seattle Art Museum with one of the nation's premier collections of Northwest Coast Indian art and artefacts.
Distance: 173 miles
Travel south this morning possibly capturing your first glimpse of Mount Rainier, a towering ice clad volcano. Then head for world famous Mount St. Helens as you journey to Volcano Viewpoint. Here you'll have an opportunity to learn about the dramatic eruption in 1980. On to Portland, known as the 'City of the Roses'. Visit Washington Park, home of the International Rose Test Gardens.
Enjoy a city sightseeing tour by foot or an excursion to the Columbia River Gorge. (Bon Voyage can pre-book these). Be sure to visit the classical Chinese Gardens, Pioneer Square or sip a cup of coffee on the waterfront. In the evening enjoy a delicious meal in one of the many micro-breweries.
Distance: 95 miles
Cruise the rugged Pacific coastline en route to Newport, one of Oregon's most popular seaside resorts. Along the way visit the Evergreen Aviation Museum, home to the famous Spruce Goose or wine tasting in Mc Minnville. Arrive at the distinguished Salishan Lodge, your base to explore this picturesque part of Oregon. Spend time here beach walking or take an interesting harbour cruise .
Distance: 194 miles
Head south along the stunning Oregon coast to pretty Bandon-by-the-Sea with its unique offshore rock formations, stop for lunch here before heading off to your next stay at Gold Beach. En route you can visit Heceta Head Lighthouse and stroll around quaint Florence Old Town.
Distance: 137 miles
One of Oregon's great natural treasures is the scenic Rogue River. Experience a thrilling ride through this wild and remote region by glass enclosed Jet boat, have your cameras ready for glimpses of the American Bald Eagle. Travel south along the Pacific Coastline and stop in Redwood National Park, home to the world's tallest trees. Then enter Eureka, California's lumber centre, where you will see the grand Carson Mansion, the most photographed example of Victorian architecture in the world and once the home of a West Coast lumber baron.
Distance: 259 miles
Distance: 55 miles
Travel this morning to Sonoma and enjoy a guided visit to the town square's early 19th century Solano Mission and General Vallejo's home. Visit Viansa, one of Sonoma's most famous wineries. Enjoy a tour of the Italian heritage winery, perhaps you might like to enjoy an unforgettable hilltop luncheon featuring a gourmet picnic feast and wine tasting under olive trees and grape trellises. Leave the lush gentle slopes of California's wine country and continue to San Francisco via the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge.
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