Pacific Coast Explorer
The Pacific Coast Explorer begins in the biggest of Canada’s cities, Vancouver, before journeying south down the famous Pacific Coast Highway. Explore Seattle, a coastal city that is flanked by the Olympic Mountains and towards Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens, both active volcanoes. Fabulous drives along the Oregon coastline and to its coastal towns of Newport and Coos Bay. The Redwood National Park, as you head further south, into California, still house five majestic trees larger than the Statue of Liberty. Conclude your trip sipping on local California wine among the vineyards of Sonoma and the cosmopolitan city of San Francisco.
- Mt. Rainier and St. Helens; active volcanoes along the pacific coast
- Redwood National Park
- The coastal towns of Newport and Coos Bay
- San Francisco
Welcome to Vancouver. Upon arrival at Vancouver International Airport, transfer independently to your hotel where you will meet your Tour Director.
Vancouver (Victoria Island optional)
A full day at leisure provides ample time to take in Vancouver's sights and attractions, or to take a ferry across the island-dotted Strait of Georgia to Victoria Island. The capital city of British Columbia, Victoria is a unique blend of old world charm and new world experiences. Combined with the beauty of the Pacific Ocean and rainforests set against a backdrop of the Olympic Mountains, a visit to Victoria makes for the perfect day trip.
Vancouver - Seattle
Today's journey takes you across the Canada/U.S. border to the jewel of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle. Set on the waterfront and framed by snowcapped mountains, Seattle is a sophisticated city that offers visitors a real sampling of Northwest life. The Downtown Seattle Waterfront is a great place to take in the views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains, and no visit would be complete without strolling through the grounds at the Seattle Centre and checking out the spectacular view from the Space Needle's 520-foot high observation deck.
Seattle - Mt. Rainier - St. Helens - Portland
Depart this morning for Portland, Oregon's largest city and one of the world's best walking cities. En route, visit Mount Rainier National Park and Mount St. Helens, both active volcanoes and part of the Northwest's "ring of fire." Ascending to 14,410 feet above sea level and often shrouded in clouds, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S. and stands as an icon in the Washington landscape.
Portland - Newport - Oregon Dunes - Coos Bay
Today, enjoy a scenic drive along Oregon's coastline where spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and the surrounding forests await. Travel south through Newport and the heart of the central coast to Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Extending for over 40 miles, Oregon Dunes features wind-sculpted sand dunes that tower up to 500 feet above sea level.
Coos Bay - Redwood National Park - Eureka
Continuing south, the rugged Oregon coastline offers stunning views, endless beaches, crashing waves and beautiful lighthouses; while California's spectacular Redwood Coast offers sparkling beaches, cascading rivers, quiet countryside, historic communities and a forest as old as the dinosaurs. Nearly half of the remaining old growth redwoods can be found in Redwood National Park, including giants five stories’ taller than the Statue of Liberty.
Eureka - Sonoma
Today, pass through the unbelievably picturesque Village of Mendocino, recently designated a Preserve America Community; where every structure speaks of history, en route to Northern California's Wine Country. Home to perfect grape-growing conditions, dazzling displays of colour as the seasons change and a Mediterranean climate, this region possess some of the most famous wineries in the world.
Sonoma - San Francisco
This morning, cross the Golden Gate Bridge, an engineering marvel and one of the most beloved bridges in the world, before arriving in San Francisco.
Enjoy free time to explore San Francisco before transferring independently to the airport for your departure flight.
- Professional tour manager for the duration of the trip
- Deluxe air-conditioned motor-coach with on-board restroom facilities
- Standard accommodation throughout
- International flights from London (please ask if regional airports are required)
- Sightseeing as specified
Daily Departures 01 May to 20 October.