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Pacific Northwest Trail
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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, Astoria and Seattle, along with exploring the great outdoors of the Columbian River Highway, the magnificent Multnomah Falls and Mt Hood. Expect plenty of craft beer, incredible music, natural beauty and delicious regional food along the way.

  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Physical rating: Easy
  • Supplier Tour ID: 338/256444
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: San Francisco, United States
  • Finishes: Seattle, United States
  • Age requirement: 18 - 35
You will Visit
  • San Francisco
  • Portland
  • Astoria
  • Seattle

Itinerary

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Day 1: 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.

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Day 2: 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.

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Day 3: San Francisco to Portland

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. 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.

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Day 4: Portland

Today we get out of the city & explore the lush forests and trails of Mount Hood, with a 360 view of the glorious Columbia River on our way. Continuing on the Historic Columbia River Highway, we'll stop at the magnificent Multnomah Falls & Oregon's Timberline Lodge, part of the famous Pacific Crest Trail – & the Overlook Hotel from The Shining. Did someone say “Here's Johnny”?

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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.

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Day 6: Portland to Astoria via Cannon Beach

We are now leaving “Rose City,” & heading for the Oregon coast.First up, Cannon Beach----#flashbackMonday #Goonies--we are going to stop by the filming location of the 1980's cult classic. This coastline is rugged & stunning, but don't stop yet......we're spending the night in Astoria.

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Day 7: Astoria to Seattle

Today we drive to the land of Nirvana - the band that is, not the state of mind.Grab your best plaid shirt & Doc Marten boots ‘cos we're headed to Seattle, home to Amazon, Starbucks & grunge music. First things first, we'll get you orientated to the Emerald City.

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Day 8: Seattle

Today is your chance to walk in the footsteps of a real Seattleite, as our local guide teach you how to make coffee like a barista, 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.

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Day 9: 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?

Inclusions:
      Food
    • You can expect to refuel with hearty breakfasts and delicious dinners from us but we'll also give you the opportunity to sample some of the best local cuisine. You'll taste it all - from simple street eats to gourmet fare
      Staff
    • Professional, insightful and fun, our Trip Managers, Drivers and Local Guides in the USA & Canada are highly trained and ready to show you this incredible part of the world. Armed with their little black books of must sees, dos and eats, they'll help you avoid the tourist traps and show you the time of your life
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Tour Highlights:
  • Start San Francisco: Walking Tour,Chinatown Dinner
  • Portland Day 1: Visit Mt Hood, Multnomah Falls & the Timberline Lodge
  • Portland Day 2: Deschutes Brewery & Dinner
  • Seattle: Learn the A-Z of coffee at Caffe Vita Coffee Roasting