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Pacific Northwest Trail


The one that takes you from the golden gates of San Fran to the hipster vibes of Portland & Seattle

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  • Duration

    8 days

  • Places

    3 places

  • Meals

    4 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners

  • Transport Style

    Train, 1 internal flight, public transport

  • Group Size

    Maximum 30 people

  • Team

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San Francisco, Portland, Seattle

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About this trip

This trip will have you reaching for your best plaid shirt, as you take a decidedly hip tour of the laid back Pacific Northwest. Starting in sun-soaked San Fran, you'll explore all that bohemian beauty before heading through Portland and end in Seattle. Expect plenty of craft beer, incredible music, natural beauty and delicious regional food along the way.

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DAY 1 - San Francisco

San Francisco

Welcome to California! We'll kick things off this afternoon when you meet up with your new travel crew & head out for a walking tour of Union Square, North Beach & then into Chinatown for a family-style meal on your first night together.

DAY 2 - San Francisco

San Francisco

The day is yours to explore this amazing city. Head up to “the Haight” to check out its hippie past and hipster present, shop in Union Square or head to Lombard St into North Beach. Tonight opt in for sunset sailing under the Golden Gate.

DAY 3 - San Francisco to Portland

San Francisco

Leaving on a jet plane this morning, we'll fly to PDX, a.k.a Portland.


When we land, we're off to check out the Hipster Capital on a city tour. On our travels we’ll drop in to Powell Books, then meander through the Pearl District & Burnside Street. Sweet tooth? We'll munch on Voodoo Doughnuts; born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and with a cult following that rivals the OG Dunkin' Donuts.

DAY 4 - Portland


Time to head out of the city and get some fresh ocean air. A visit to Cannon Beach and picturesque Oregon Coast is the perfect place for it. Take some well deserved time to just chill out and hang with your Contiki crew. This afternoon, you'll head back into town for a night all your own. Might even be time for round 2 of those doughnuts.

DAY 5 - Portland


Today is yours! Whether you want to take in Oregon history with a tour of the Shanghai Tunnels, fuel your adrenaline with a jet boat ride, or take in a Sunday brunch at a popular downtown restaurant, there is something for everyone on option today. Tonight, we will regroup over a dinner at a popular local brewery, Deschutes, & talk about our adventures.

DAY 6 - Portland to Seattle


Grab your best plaid shirt & Doc Marten boots ‘cos we're headed to Seattle, home to Amazon, Starbucks & grunge music.


Once you've arrived, it's time to get oriented in the Emerald City.

DAY 7 - Seattle


Today is your chance to walk in the footsteps of a real Seattleite, as our local guide teaches you how to shop smart at the Public Market & take the perfect Instagram photo of the ‘gum wall'. Then it's time to explore some of the local flavours. Restaurants around here pride themselves on fresh local produce and coffee here is a religion. We'll take an included Caffe Vita roasting experience, learning about the process from bean to cup in this invigorating drink. Later on we'll sample the famous ice cream from Salt & Straw. Tonight, we take a sunset sail on the Puget Sound & reflect on our crazy times in the Pacific Northwest.

DAY 8 - Seattle


Our adventures in the Pacific Northwest have come to an end! Don't forget to swap deets & start planning the reunion tour…East Coast next time?

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  • 7 nights

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    7 nights in Hotel

    Throughout this trip you'll be resting your head in comfy, quality hotels.

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