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Fly Drive Holidays
Portland (Oregon) - Newberg (Oregon) - Lincoln City (Oregon) - Florence (Oregon) - Eugene (Oregon) Roseburg- (Oregon) - Crater Lake (Oregon) - Grants Pass (Oregon) - Portland (Oregon)
Oregon is becoming increasingly well known for its wine and with 15 approved winegrowing regions and more than 300 wineries producing 72 varieties, there is certainly plenty to experience. Blessed with some of the most diverse and beautiful wine-growing landscapes in the world, this world-class wine producing state makes a perfect holiday destination for any wine lover. From the benchlands soaring above the Columbia River Gorge to the Willamette Valley's green, rolling hills to the high mountain valleys of Southern Oregon, there are some incredible sights to behold-and some incredible wines to taste.
The Oregon Wine Country Experience will take you through some of the best of the state’s wine as well as its scenery, attractions and people. Enjoy great food, quaint inns and bed and breakfasts and quiet country roads. We are happy to tailor make a holiday to suit whatever you would like to see and do, and a holiday to Oregon also combines well with Northern California or Washington State.
Arrive in Portland and spend two nights. This vibrant, cosmopolitan city has a host of visitor attractions, in addition to world-class restaurants featuring local produce and wine. Food and drink can be found throughout the city, from its unique lunchtime foodcarts selling food from around the globe to Voodoo Doughnut, a 24 hour bakery selling some mouth-watering doughnuts, and from local coffee shops to microbreweries, there is something to suit every palette and every budget.
Collect your car and head for the Willamette Valley, approx. 25 miles and spend one night in Newberg. Running south from Portland, the Willamette Valley is over 150 miles long and over 60 miles wide, and is home to over 200 wineries. Most well known for its Pinot Noir the region also produces Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. The small towns of Newberg, Dundee and McMinnville offer boutique shopping and great local restaurants.
Continue your journey through the northern part of the Willamette Valley, before driving to Lincoln City on Oregon’s stunning coast, approx. 65 miles. Stay one night in Lincoln City enjoying the broad sandy beaches, local brew-pubs, casual seafood restaurants, galleries and shops.
Journey south down the coast to Florence, approx. 75 miles where you will spend the next two nights. Following the coast road you can enjoy a lighthouse trail with great views particularly from Yaquina Head Lighthouse and Heceta Head Lighthouse. Don’t miss the Sea Lion Caves just to the north of Florence.
Spend the day enjoying the Florence area. Why not try a thrilling dune buggy ride across the huge expanse of sand dunes, kayak or fish on the Siuslaw River or shop in the boutiques of Old Town.
Head back inland today to the southern end of the Willamette Valley, approx. 60 miles and stay one night in Eugene. On the way to Eugene there are many wineries to visit, and you can enjoy a great driving tour of the area with its beautiful scenery and covered bridges. Once in Eugene there are many tasting rooms and don’t miss the Ninkasi brewery and beer tasting room, before selecting a local restaurant serving local farm produce.
Your wine experience will take you south through the Umpqua Valley to Roseburg today, approx. 70 miles and stay one night. This is Oregon’s oldest wine growing region, and you can sample some excellent Voignier, Cabernet Franc and Tempranillo.
No visit to Oregon would be complete without a visit to Crater Lake National Park, and so today you will drive east to this unique volcanic landscape, perfect for hiking or biking, or just admiring the wonderful views. Continue on to Grants Pass, approx. 200 miles in total, and spend two nights in Grants Pass.
Spend your day in the Rogue Valley Wine and Farm Region around Grants Pass. Travel through orchards, vineyards and farm land, producing great wines (Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon amongst others grow well here), fruit and cheese. Enjoy rafting or jet boating on the Rogue River or one of the many festivals that happen during the summer.
Return to Portland, approx. 245 miles and drop-off your car before catching your flight home.
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