Scenic Seattle, Portland and Oregon Coast

Scenic Seattle, Portland and Oregon Coast

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Scenic Seattle, Portland and Oregon Coast

7 Days Starting in Seattle and ending in Portland (OR)

Visiting: Seattle, Olympic National Forest, Astoria, Newport, Willamette Valley, Portland, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Tour code:

DONWRZM20

Activities:

Sightseeing, Wine Tasting

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Tour Overview

Connect with rugged wilderness, scenic landscapes, cities and coastal towns as you blaze through lush Olympic National Park, wine taste at a Be My Guest Experience in the Willamette Valley, enjoy a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience at TMK Creamery, and sip, savor and devour incredible food in Seattle and Portland.

Highlights

  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)

  • 6 Breakfast (B)

  • 2 Lunch (L)

  • 1 Dinner (D)

  • Willamette Valley: An exclusive gourmet lunch on a vineyard with the area's signature Pinot Noir in the Willamette Valley.

  • Portland: We'll take a side trip to Oregon's green and golden wine country for an exclusive Be My Guest gourmet lunch with the area's signature Pinot Noir in the Willamette Valley.

  • Seattle: Explore the historic Pike Place Fish Market.

  • Seattle: Dive into Culture with a roastingly good tour of the Conduit Coffee Company.

  • Seattle: Learn about the local Tulalip tribes at Hibulb Cultural Center, the first Tribal facility certified by the state of Washington. Explore the 50-acre natural history preserve and interactive cultural center featuring exhibits, classrooms, a longhouse, a research library and gift shop. Delve into the tribe’s history joining a storytelling experience by a Tulalip Tribal Member who will share traditional stories in both English and Lushootseed. Then take part in a craft activity to take a piece of the Tulalip Tribe home.

  • Portland: Join a tour in Portland’s historic Central Eastside Industrial District for a delicious tour of some of the city’s best street food.

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Day 1: Hello Seattle

Location: Seattle

Accommodation: Sheraton Grand Seattle

Meals Included: Welcome Reception

Welcome to Seattle, the Emerald City due to its lush evergreen forests. Relax after your arrival or explore on your terms before joining your Travel Director and fellow travelers this evening for a Welcome Reception.

Day 2: Coffee And Scenic Seattle Dive Into Culture

Location: Seattle

Accommodation: Sheraton Grand Seattle

Meals Included: Breakfast

Get oriented in dazzling Seattle and get your 'fix' on a guided tour of the Conduit Coffee Co with a step-by-step guide to small-scale coffee production including roasting, sourcing and of course a coffee tasting. Head on to Pike Place Market, where the fish fly low from one fishmonger's hands to the next. Explore on your own to become a market insider experiencing the sights, sounds and flavors of this historic 100+ year old landmark. Dive Into Culture at the Hibulb Cultural Center for a storytelling experience with a Tulalip Tribal Member who shares traditional tales in both English and their native Lushootseed. Explore the exhibits before joining a craft activity to take a piece of the Tulalip Tribe home with you.

Day 3: Go Back In Time In Astoria

Location: Olympic National Forest, Astoria

Accommodation: Lloyd Hotel Astoria Bayfront

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Venture further west today to the wilds of the Olympic Peninsula. In this diverse terrain bordered by the Olympic Mountains, ocean, strait and canals you’ll explore the lush and green Olympic National Park. A natural UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve designation, the park boasts waterfalls under a canopy of old-growth trees, a gorgeous fresh-water Lake Crescent and the Hoh Rain Forest where you can walk to the eerie "Hall of Mosses" and the wild and windswept beaches of the Western Olympic Peninsula. After a morning in nature, make your way into Oregon to the port city of Astoria.

Day 4: Dive Into The Sea Life Of Newport

Location: Astoria, Newport

Accommodation: Elizabeth Oceanfront Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast

Discover more of Astoria, the oldest American settlement west of the Rocky Mountains, aboard a restored streetcar for a ride on the Astoria Riverfront Trolley. Continue to the towering Astoria Column monument dedicated by the Great Northern Railway in 1926, learn about the experiences of the first people to live in this corner of the world. The historic journey continues during a docent-led tour of the Columbia River Maritime Museum which shares the stories of the legendary Columbia River Bar, one of the most dangerous passages in the world. Call into the coastal town of Newport where stretches of sand invite you to pause and take in the scenery.

Day 5: Taste The Flavors Of The Pacific Northwest Connect With Locals Dive Into Culture

Location: Newport, Willamette Valley, Portland

Accommodation: Hilton Portland Downtown

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Begin your journey towards Portland today in the Willamette Valley and stop at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum. Here you can see a fascinating display of military and civilian air and space craft, most notably the Hughes H-4 Hercules. Then it’s on to Oregon's green and golden wine country, to Connect With Locals over an exclusive Be My Guest gourmet lunch complete with the area's signature Pinot Noir at Kramer Vineyards. Arrive in the quirky city of Portland for a sightseeing tour.

Day 6: Experience The Unforgettable Columbia River Gorge Make Travel Matter

Location: Portland, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Portland

Accommodation: Hilton Portland Downtown

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Take a day trip outside of the city to soak up views of these magnificent and powerful Multnomah Falls before reaching Hood River. Spend the day on a sightseeing trip to the Columbia River Gorge. Nothing will prepare you for the incredible scenic beauty that will unfold along this journey as you follow the historic Columbia River Highway. Waterfalls cascade from basalt cliffs lining the road. You’ll have some free time in Hood River for lunch before enjoying a delicious tasting and tour at the TMK Creamery. On this tasty MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, see where their cheese, ice cream and Cowcohol and hard spirits are made, meet the “Cowlebrities” learn how the creamery has got creative by upcycling remnants from each of their processes into a consumable product. Later enjoy a Farewell Dinner back in Portland with your travel colleagues.

Day 7: Until Next Time Portland

Location: Portland

Meals Included: Breakfast

Say goodbye to Portland as you make your way to the airport. Or perhaps extend your stay to enjoy more of the the city.

What's Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

  • All transport and transfers shown

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

  • Optional Experiences and free time

Check out our Q&As

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a guided holiday with us is that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Vaccination against Covid-19 is not mandatory to travel with Trafalgar. However, we strongly recommend that guests are vaccinated before travelling. Please note that airlines and/or other authorities may have different requirements. It is the guest's responsibility to comply with these requirements at all times.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1947

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Trafalgar is a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2008. So far, the charity has donated more than US$2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

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Best tour I joined so far

14-Jan-2023

My first time with Trafalgar and I see no reason why I should not join them again.

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King Ng, Lafayette, California  

Very well planned trip with timely breaks during the coach ride..

08-Nov-2021

It was a well organized tour group and we hit lots of interesting and beautiful scenes. Like our previous trips with Trafalgar, tourists were treated with well manner and professional tour guide/director, making our trip very enjoyable and delightful!

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14-Jan-2023

We really did see the best of Egypt and beyond. Our tour guide, Mohammad, guided us through the rich history and the urban and rural life of such a unique and delightful country. We felt very safe and pampered.

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Marshal Daguio  

Wonderful Best Of Turkey

06-Nov-2021

It was my first time with Trafalgar Tour and I had a wonderful trip from day 1 till the last day. The Tour Director, Yocel Atik is very knowledgeable and Excellent. The health director and coach driver are helpful and supportive as well. The hotels selected were comfortable especially Rixos Hotel and Movenpick Hotel. The Best of Turkey is better than I expected.

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Barbara, Canada  

Irish Experience

09-Nov-2021

I am single and travel alone. I always feel secure and well-looked after when I travel with Trafalgar

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    Up to 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

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