About the tour: Pacific Coast Explorer

An incredible line-up of American sights! Discover the 'the emerald city' of Seattle, known for its greenery and as a global hub for innovation and technology, before visiting majestic Mount Rainier National Park and the Mount St. Helens volcano. Traverse the stunning and rugged Oregon coastline along the northern portion of the Pacific Coast Highway, and explore Redwood National Park, touching some of the tallest and oldest trees in the world. We end in California’s wine country, enjoying a taste the world-renowned vintages of Sonoma County. This once-in-a-lifetime tour will leave you will lasting memories!

Tour Includes

  • 8 nights hotel
  • Flights to Vancouver and from San Francisco
  • Airport transfers in the USA
  • Air-conditioned coach travel
  • Fully escorted in the USA by a Tour Director

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Fly to Vancouver where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

    A full day at leisure provides ample time to take in Vancouver’s sights and attractions, or, take a ferry across the island-dotted strait of Georgia to Vancouver 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 rain forests set against a backdrop of the Olympic Mountains, a visit to Victoria makes for the perfect day trip.


    Included Highlights

    • Vancouver

    Today’s journey takes us across the Canada/U.S. border to the jewel of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle. Set on the waterfront and framed by snow-capped 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 Center, and checking out the spectacular view from the Space Needle’s 520-foot high observation deck!


    Included Highlights

    • Seattle

    We depart this morning for Portland, Oregon’s largest city and one of the world’s best walking cities. En-route, we visit Mount Rainier National Park and Mount St. Helens; both are 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 just south of Mount Rainier is Mount St Helens, the youngest and most active volcano in the contiguous U.S.

    Mount Rainer National Park
    Mount Rainer National Park

    Included Highlights

    • Mount Rainer National Park
    • Mount St. Helens
    • Portland

    Today, we enjoy a scenic drive along Oregon’s coastline, where spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and the surrounding forests await.

    We 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.

    Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
    Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

    Included Highlights

    • Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

    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 that tower five stories taller than the Statue of Liberty.

    Redwood National Park
    Redwood National Park

    Included Highlights

    • Redwood National Park

    We continue south en-route to northern California’s wine country. Home to perfect grape growing conditions, dazzling seasonal displays of colour and a warm Mediterranean climate, this region possess some of the most famous wineries in the world.

    Sonoma County
    Sonoma County

    Included Highlights

    • Sonoma County

    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.

    Golden Gate Bridge
    Golden Gate Bridge

    Included Highlights

    • Golden Gate Bridge

    Enjoy free time at leisure to explore San Francisco and its highlights before transferring to the airport for your departure flight.

    San Francicso
    San Francicso

    Included Highlights

    • San Francicso

    Arrival in the UK.

    All rooms have to be requested with our Partner, ATI. Once we have confirmed your requirements we will send you a new confirmation invoice. ATI Terms and Conditions do not allow any name changes once your booking is confirmed.

    This tour requires customers to have a certain degree of fitness as it is a very full itinerary.  Wheelchairs must be prior approved by ATI.  This is due to luggage space being at a premium on the coach.  Customers are subject to 1 piece of hold luggage each, additional pieces are subject to approval by ATI and may be charged at a supplement.  Passengers with medical conditions which impair their travels and may require assistance must make these conditions known at the time of booking. Tour Directors are not permitted to personally intervene or assist in medical emergencies, or assist passengers with prior medical conditions. Passengers with physical challenges must always travel with a companion who can assist them. All coaches are equipped with a lavatory. As facilities for properly serving the lavatory are extremely limited outside major metropolitan areas, the on-board lavatory is principally intended for emergency use. Of course, frequent stops are made throughout the day for the customers comfort. You may find that your tour coach does not have seat belts as American Law doesn't require them.

    Please note, due to local laws at least one person in each room booked must be aged 21 years or over.  Persons under 21 years of age cannot enter casinos (including those in hotels) alone in the USA and must be accompanied at all times by an adult aged 21 or over.


    British Citizens who fly to or transit through Canada need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) which costs 7 $CAN. Applying for an eTA is a simple online process that takes just a few minutes. To apply, you must have a valid passport, a credit card, and an email address. Visit http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta-start-int.asp for more details.

    Travel Authorisation via the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) is required prior to travelling to the USA under the Visa Waiver Program, for which an additional charge of approximately $14 per person is made. Log onto the ESTA Web site at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov and complete an online application in English. The web-based system will prompt you to answer basic biographical and eligibility questions typically requested on a paper I-94W form. Applications may be submitted at any time prior to travel, however, DHS recommends that applications be submitted no less than 72 hours prior to travel.

    It is your responsibility to ensure you hold the correct passport and visa (if required) to enter the United States of America.  If you are in any doubt please contact the appropriate embassy.

    Single Room Supplement from £829.00 (10 days).


    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    During the tour you will stay in hotels such as:

    • Century Plaza, Vancouver

    • Courtyard Seattle Downtown, Seattle

    • AC Hotel Downtown, Portland

    • Red Lion Coos Bay, Coos Bay

    • Red Lion Eureka, Eureka

    • Sandman Hotel, Sonoma

    • Hotel Carlton, San Francisco

    Please note: due to local laws at least one person in each room booked must be 21 years of age or over.

    All hotels are of European minimum 3-star standard.

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