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Pacific Northwest Trail

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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

    Expert Trip Manager

San Francisco, Portland, Seattle

Pacific Northwest Trail

8 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Walking Tour in San Francisco
  • Treat your tastebuds to dinner & tour of the largest Chinatown in the US.
  • Portland City Tour
  • Taste Voodoo Doughnuts and Salt & Straw Ice Cream
  • Visit Cannon Beach
  • Deschutes Brewery & Dinner
  • City Tour of Seattle
  • Learn the A-Z of coffee at Caffe Vita Coffee Roasting

6 Free Time Add-Ons

Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

  • Street Art Tour
  • Sunset Sailing in San Francisco
  • Jet Boating Columbia River
  • Shanghai Tunnels
  • Pike Place Market Food Tours
  • Sunset Cruise of Puget Sound

Where I'll Stay?

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  • 7 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    7 nights in Hotel

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

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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Map & Itinerary

  • Start location
  • End location
  • Trip day
  • Via location
  • River route
  • Plane route

Nights spent per location

  1. 2 2 nights

    San Francisco

  2. 3 3 nights

    Portland

  3. 2 2 nights

    Seattle

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.

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Walking Tour in San Francisco

  • Chinatown Dinner

DAY 2 - San Francisco

San Francisco

This morning we'll jump on public transport & head to the Mission District to cast our eyes on the fantastic street art. After,  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.

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Street Art Tour

  • Sunset Sailing in San Francisco

DAY 3 - San Francisco to Portland

San Francisco

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

Portland

When we land, we're off to check out the Hipster Capital on a city tour. First up is lunch in Rose City food park, before dropping in to Powell Books, the Pearl District & Burnside Street. Sweet tooth? We'll munch on Voodoo Doughnuts & sample the famous ice cream from Salt & Straw.

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Portland City Tour

  • Taste Voodoo Doughnuts and Salt & Straw Ice Cream

DAY 4 - Portland

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.

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Visit Cannon Beach

DAY 5 - Portland

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.

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • Deschutes Brewery & Dinner

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Jet Boating Columbia River

  • Shanghai Tunnels

DAY 6 - Portland to Seattle

Portland

Grab your best plaid shirt & Doc Marten boots ‘cos we're headed to Seattle, home to Amazon, Starbucks & grunge music. We'll jump on a train to get you really feeling like a local. Once you've arrived, it's time to get oriented in the Emerald City. 

Seattle

It's time to explore 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.

INCLUDED EXPERIENCES

  • City Tour of Seattle

  • Learn the A-Z of coffee at Caffe Vita Coffee Roasting

DAY 7 - Seattle

Seattle

Today is your chance to walk in the footsteps of a real Seattleite, as our local guide teach you how to shop smart at the Public Market & take the perfect Instagram photo of the ‘gum wall'. Tonight, we take a sunset sail in the Puget Sound & reflect on our crazy times in the Pacific Northwest.

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

  • Pike Place Market Food Tours

  • Sunset Cruise of Puget Sound

DAY 8 - Seattle

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?

Frequently Asked Questions

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What documents do I need to travel?

Depending on your nationality, you may require visas to enter the USA and Canada on your trip. You are fully responsible for obtaining all necessary visas prior to the departure of your trip. You can find more info at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov. Contiki is not legally permitted to knowingly allow anybody who does not have a valid visa to join a trip. Visa and other entry & exit conditions (such as currency, arrival/departure taxes, customs and quarantine regulations) do change regularly.

Your passport must have at least six months’ validity remaining when you arrive. Local immigration authorities may deny entry and deport people who do not meet this requirement, even if they only intend to stay for a short period. Important to consider:

• Visas can take up to six weeks and a fee is normally charged
• Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to miss part of
your trip and will result in you incurring considerable expense and
inconvenience
• It is better for you to apply for all visas before you leave home
• It is essential that the entry and exit dates are correct on the visa

What are the luggage restrictions?

On our American trips you can bring one bag or suitcase of 73 x 50 x 25 cm (or 29” x 20” x 10”), with a max weight of 20 kg (44 lbs) & one piece of hand luggage.

What do the Contiki team do?

People are at the heart of everything we do, and our team is what makes our trips the best. Our worldwide On-Road Team, locally based staff & network of Local Guides are all extensively trained & widely travelled, & are the best in the business. But we know it’s not just about training, it’s about passion & our team have it in their blood. Their passion for getting you in the know on every single detail of America is what makes our travellers walk away from their experience knowing that they made every moment count. Your Trip Manager is like your walking, talking guidebook – just for you. They plan your itinerary every day, organise your food and accomodation and book your Free Time Add ons, and because they know everything about where you’re going, you will too. Your Drivers are the experts on getting you from A to B efficiently and safely in North America. They know their way around like the back of their hands & they’ll drop you at your door & unload your bags for you. Local guides provide specialist knowledge when you need it and will always help you avoid the tourist traps.

What's not included that I should budget for?

Aside from essentials like flights, how much spending money you’ll need will depend on the duration of the trip and how much you anticipate spending on personal expenses like alcohol or shopping. Before you travel, it’s also a good idea to read up on and get an idea of the Free Time Add-Ons you think you’ll want to do on trip, as these will form part of your overall budget. We’d advise doing some research on your chosen destinations beforehand, looking at things like:
 
- Cost of a local lunch
 
- Cost of a local dinner
 
- Cost of a bottle of water
 
- Cost of entry to a sightseeing spot
 
Tipping is customary in North America. It is an accepted practice in all areas of the service industry, & particularly in restaurants, bars, hotels & taxis. It’s common practice to tip if you feel that the service provided has been excellent.
The same goes for your Contiki Team. If you feel that your Trip Manager & Driver’s service has been exceptional, then feel free to tip them if you feel they’ve done a great job. If you choose to tip, we recommend around US$3 per person per day, however whether or not you choose to tip (& how much) is up to you.

Will I be able to access WiFi on my trip?

We love WiFi, and keeping your accounts updated as you travel is key! The hotels all have WiFi where you can access your email to let your friends & family know you have arrived safely in Los Angeles, or email after your trip with all your stories.

What are Contiki’s sustainability credentials?

We believe that travelling sustainably and consciously, matters. Contiki Cares is our commitment to protecting the communities we visit, the wildlife we interact with, and the planet we all share. Our founding partner, the TreadRight Foundation was established 10 years ago as a not-for-profit organisation focused on promoting sustainable tourism within The Travel Corporation’s family of brands. In the USA & Canada we have programmes such as our Wheels For Change program, FareStart’s flagship restaurant in Seattle, and the Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot in Toronto. To find out more about our conscious travel experiences in North America, visit Contiki.com/about/contikicares.