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    • "Our lodge in Olympic National Park is in a rare, temperate rainforest, and that has produced some gigantic trees. A short walk from the lodge is the world's largest spruce tree, a very impressive rainforest giant. But be careful on your walk- this is Bigfoot country!"Jason Cohen, Travel Director
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    • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

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    Portland (OR), USA

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    Seattle, USA

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      • "Our lodge in Olympic National Park is in a rare, temperate rainforest, and that has produced some gigantic trees. A short walk from the lodge is the world's largest spruce tree, a very impressive rainforest giant. But be careful on your walk- this is Bigfoot country!"Jason Cohen, Travel Director
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Connect with the rugged wilderness, scenic landscapes and independent spirit of Portland and Seattle as you blaze a trail north through lush Olympic National Park, historic icons and charming seaside towns.


      Trip type: Regional Explorer i

      Trip code: DONW

      10 Nights

      accommodation

      16 Meals
      • 10 full breakfasts

      • 2 lunches (including Be My Guest)

      • 4 dinners

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Portland, Seattle

        • CRUISE along Puget Sound via ferry

        • SCENIC DRIVE along Columbia River Highway, Olympic Peninsula

        • ORIENTATION in Newport, Seaside, Olympia, Astoria

        • VIEW Mt Hood, Puget Sound, Oregon Coast, Washington Coast, Mt Rainier

        • VISIT Portland, Vista House, Multnomah Falls, Hood River, Timberline Lodge, International Rose Test Garden, Newport, Seaside, Columbia River Maritime Museum, Astoria, Olympic National Park, Olympic Peninsula, Olympia, Seattle, Pike Place Market, Space Needle or Chihuly Garden and Glass, Starbucks Reserve Roastery


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 10 full breakfasts

        • 2 lunches (including Be My Guest)

        • 4 dinners


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

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

        • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted

        • Handcrafted Highlights

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


      1. Arrive Portland (3 Nights)

      Welcome to Portland, where the aromas of coffee and craft beer are never far. Relax after your journey or explore on your terms before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception.

      Meal(s)
      Welcome Reception
      Hotel
      Hilton Portland Downtown

      2. Columbia River Gorge Sightseeing

      This morning, we'll embark on a full-day sightseeing trip to 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 and the views from Crown Point are simply spectacular. You'll have some free time in Hood River for lunch and a stop along the famed "Fruit Loop" which sells farm produce and artisan food. We continue to Timberline Lodge, located on the slopes of Mt. Hood. Later enjoy a Regional Dinner with your travel colleagues.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Regional Dinner

      3. Portland Sightseeing

      Today is dedicated to getting to know Portland. We kick off with an orientation tour of the city before joining a Local Specialist for a walking tour to delve into the history and importance of the Pearl District. Formerly occupied by warehouses, this revamped district of the city is now a vibrant centre for art galleries, food carts and stylish bars. You'll have the rest of the afternoon free to explore on your own.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast

      4. Portland – Newport

      Discover why Portland is justifiably called the 'City of Roses' during this morning's visit to the International Rose Test Garden, the oldest official continuously operated public rose test garden in the US. We leave Portland bound for coastal Newport, with some free time for lunch during a quick stop in the university city of Corvallis. Later, join an expert Local Specialist onboard an included nature cruise to spot local sea life and marine birds. You'll have an evening at leisure to spend as you wish or consider visiting a local chowder house to savour authentic Newport flavours.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Hotel
      Elizabeth Oceanfront Suites

      5. Newport – Seaside

      We journey north, up the rugged Oregon coast bound for a West Coast family favourite, Seaside. But first, we'll take a side trip to Oregon's green and golden wine country and 'Connect With Locals' over an exclusive 'Be My Guest' gourmet lunch with the area's signature Pinot Noir in the Willamette Valley. Arriving in Seaside, keep a keen eye out for the famous "Turnaround", the official end of the Lewis and Clark Trail.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Be My Guest
      Hotel
      The Kathryn Hotel

      6. Seaside to Olympic National Park (2 Nights)

      'Dive Into Culture' and take a step back in time in historic Astoria, the oldest American settlement west of the Rocky Mountains. You'll board a restored street car for a ride along the Astoria Riverfront Trolley. 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. Later, we meet Harvest Moon, a Local Specialist, historian and storyteller who will share the tribal legends of the Quinault nation. Tonight you'll stay at one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories', a rustic lodge built in the 1920s on the site of the old 'Log Hotel'.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Quinault Lodge

      7. Olympic National Park

      Nature lovers will adore this morning's trek to the eerie "Hall of Moses" in Hoh Rainforest and the wild and windswept beaches of the Western Olympic Peninsula. You'll have some free time this afternoon to explore this beautiful wilderness area your way. Relax at the lodge or consider one of the popular local activities, including hiking, biking boating or fishing - the choice is yours.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast

      8. Olympic National Park – Seattle (3 Nights)

      We leave the scenic beauty of Oregon's Olympic Peninsula behind for the bright lights of the Emerald City. Stop to savour the crisp flavours of local craft beer with lunch in the state capital, Olympia. Then, continue to Bainbridge Island to board a ferry and journey across the Puget Sound to Seattle enjoying dramatic views of the city skyline.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Lunch
      Hotel
      Sheraton Grand

      9. Seattle Sightseeing

      This morning enjoy an orientation of Seattle and get your 'fix' on a guided tour of the Starbucks Reserve Roastery including a Coffee seminar, 'Dive into Culture' brewing demonstration along with a step by step coffee tasting. Promising a theatrical experience, you'll see Master Roasters, mixologists and baristas work their magic to create the most flavourful coffees. Later, you're free to explore Seattle on your terms with your choice of sightseeing giving you a chance to visit the fantastical glass sculptures of Chihuly Garden and Glass Art Museum or take a trip to the top of the landmark Space Needle.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast

      10. Seattle Free Time

      Today, you may choose to experience 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 flavours of this historic 100+ year old landmark. You may wish to explore the rest of the city to checkout its vibrant foodie, culture and art scene. Later, you'll join your newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Farewell Dinner

      11. Depart Seattle

      Take your transfer to Seattle International Airport or perhaps extend your stay.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/en-au/tours/adventures-in-the-pacific-northwest?tripcode=donw for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • CONNECT WITH LOCALS
        Discover Oregon's Willamette Valley on this exclusive Be My Guest experience, during which you'll meet the owners during a gourmet lunch. (Day 5)

      • DIVE INTO CULTURE
        Enjoy a ride in a restored street that ply the track along the Astoria Riverfront Trolley and relish a coffee seminar at the Starbucks Roastery. (Days 6, 9)

      • LOCAL SPECIALIST
        Portland, Newport nature cruise, Olympic National Park. (Days 3, 4, 6)

      • STAYS WITH STORIES
        Stay at the rustic Quinault Lodge built in 1926 in Olympic National Park. (Day 6)

      Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Portland, Seattle

        • CRUISE along Puget Sound via ferry

        • SCENIC DRIVE along Columbia River Highway, Olympic Peninsula

        • ORIENTATION in Newport, Seaside, Olympia, Astoria

        • VIEW Mt Hood, Puget Sound, Oregon Coast, Washington Coast, Mt Rainier

        • VISIT Portland, Vista House, Multnomah Falls, Hood River, Timberline Lodge, International Rose Test Garden, Newport, Seaside, Columbia River Maritime Museum, Astoria, Olympic National Park, Olympic Peninsula, Olympia, Seattle, Pike Place Market, Space Needle or Chihuly Garden and Glass, Starbucks Reserve Roastery


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 10 full breakfasts

        • 2 lunches (including Be My Guest)

        • 4 dinners


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

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

        • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted

        • Handcrafted Highlights

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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