Pacific Northwest

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Introduction

Get ready for the trip of a lifetime through three gorgeous cities: San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle. Get to know San Francisco on board a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour that takes you to the city’s most popular attractions, including the Golden Gate Bridge. Check out the towering redwoods in Muir Woods and enjoy a leisurely afternoon in the quaint Sausalito. Discover Portland and enjoy a scenic dinner cruise along the Willamette River. Your last stop is Seattle, where you’ll explore the Emerald City on a guided sightseeing city tour that will take you to all the hot spots including the Space Needle and the world famous Pike Place Market.

 

Please note: – This is a suggested itinerary only and is intended to give an overview of what is possible. All of our holiday itineraries are fully customisable and can be tailor-made to suit your own individual requirements.  If you would like to start in a different destination, use specific hotel accommodation, include an extra night here, a side-trip there and/or include tickets to an event please let your Discover North America travel specialist know. They’ll also book you the best value flights to ensure a seamless holiday experience.

 

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Itinerary

DAY 1 ARRIVE SAN FRANCISCO

Your journey begins in San Francisco, the “City by the Bay”. After arriving, drop off the luggage at the hotel and use the remaining time today to begin exploring the city. Perhaps visit one of San Francisco's most beloved attractions - Fisherman's Wharf. This waterfront community is rich in both culture and fun. Don't forget to stop by Pier 39 and view the famous sea lions as they bask in the lovely California sunshine. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 2 SAN FRANCISCO

Climb aboard a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco! You can hop on and off the tour at any of the stops to further explore any area that strikes your fancy at your own pace. Stops include Chinatown, the Golden Gate Bridge, North Beach, Union Square, Golden Gate Park, the Civic Center, and many more. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 3 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK

Today, you'll take a tour of the scenic Muir Woods and the charming town of Sausalito. On the drive to Muir Woods, you'll cross over the Golden Gate Bridge and then disembark in the serene forest filled with towering redwoods. Once you've taken in all the natural beauty of Muir Woods, you'll spend some quality time in Sausalito, a stunning seaside village that is home to many artists. You'll have some free time to enjoy this fascinating village, which is full of eclectic shops and great restaurants. Then, ride back to Fisherman's Wharf and travel on your own to the Amtrak station where you will board the Coast Starlight® for Portland. The scenery along this route is truly breathtaking and widely regarded as one of the most spectacular of all train routes. Relax, unwind, and take in the gorgeous views as you make your way to “Rose City”. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 4 PORTLAND

The evening is yours to discover “The City of Roses”. If you're looking for something to do, Portland has more than 30 local breweries. It is also a shopper's paradise as there is no sales tax. With all the excitement of a big city and the charm of a small town, Portland is an amazing destination with so much to offer. (Overnight in Portland)

DAY 5 PORTLAND

Explore Portland on a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. Stops include Pioneer Square, the Oregon Zoo, and many more popular destinations! Feel free to hop off at any stop to further explore the area at your leisure. (Overnight in Portland)

DAY 6 PORTLAND > SEATTLE

Travel to Portland's Union Station and board the Coast Starlight for Seattle. The lush forests and fertile valleys provide a stunning backdrop for your journey to the “Emerald City”. Upon arrival in Seattle, check into your hotel and start exploring all this beautiful city has to offer! (Overnight in Seattle)

DAY 7 SEATTLE

Enjoy a guided sightseeing city tour of Seattle, where you will visit all the city's top attractions, including the world-famous Pike Place Market! Your fun-filled day in Seattle also includes a ride to the top of the Space Needle, the most iconic structure in the city. Travel 158 metres above the ground to the observation deck for amazing views of Mt. Rainer and Elliot Bay. (Overnight in Seattle)

DAY 8

Discover North America can arrange extra nights in Seattle and trip extensions. Please call us for more details.