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Scenic Seattle, Portland and Oregon Coast

8 Day USA Tour to Seattle, Portland

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8 Days
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United States

10 Cities

Seattle, Sequim, Bainbridge Island, Port Angeles, Olympic National Forest, Astoria, Newport, Willamette Valley, Portland, Columbia River Gorge

12 Meals

1 Welcome Reception, 7 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners, 2 Lunchs

Comfortable

Mainly 2–3-night stays in each location. Comfortable travel days with numerous stops. Requires 1-3 miles of walking per day that might involve some uneven surfaces, such as cobblestones and stairs.

Average group size average 48-52
Tour brand Trafalgar
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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 meet a local farmer at an organic lavender farm in Sequim.

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Day 1

Hello Seattle

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.

Space Needle in Seattle, USA
Accommodation Sheraton Grand Seattle
Included Meals Welcome Reception

Day 2

Scenic Seattle

Get oriented in dazzling Seattle in 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. Then get a bird’s eye view of the city from the iconic, futuristic-looking Seattle Space Needle. MAKE TRAVEL MATTER ® 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.

Tour the Space Needle, Seattle, Washington
Accommodation Sheraton Grand Seattle
Included Meals Breakfast
Must-see Highlights Visit Pike Place Market, Seattle, Washington, USA
Visit Pike Place Market

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MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Hibulb Cultural Center, Tulalip, Washington, USA
Hibulb Cultural Center

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Must-see Highlights Aerial view of Seattle city, Washington, USA
The Seattle Space Needle

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Day 3

Travel to Bainbridge Island and Port Angeles

Today you say goodbye to Seattle, crossing the Puget Sound by ferry to Bainbridge Island. You’ll feel worlds away in this charming yet active island community before driving to Port Townsend – a historic coastal town lined with storied buildings and a vibrant dining scene. Then Dive into Culture at Jardin du Soleil, a lavender farm that will entice you with its heavenly aromas. Team up with a lavender farmer as you learn to distil and harvest lavender right on their farm before making your own lavender essential oil to take home. Armed with your special blend and the tranquillity of being surrounded by fields of this calming herb, make your way to Port Angeles for a delicious dinner at the Red Lion Hotel Port Angeles Harbor.

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Accommodation Red Lion Hotel Port Angeles Harbor
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Dive Into Culture visit Jardin du Soleil a lavender farm in Sequim, Washington, USA
Jardin du Soleil

Venture to Jardin du Soleil, a certified organic lavender farm near Sequim, Washington. Explore the Victorian gardens, ponds, fruit trees and laven...

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Dive Into Culture

Day 4

Explore Olympic National Park

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. 

Hoh Rainforest in Olympic National Park, USA
Accommodation Lloyd Hotel Astoria Bayfront
Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5

Discover Astoria

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.  

Binoculars at Newport Pier, USA
Accommodation Elizabeth Oceanfront Suites, Newport
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience Oregon Waterfront Trolley in Astoria, USA
Explore Astoria in Depth

Delve into historic Astoria, the oldest American settlement west of the Rocky Mountains. Visit Astoria Column for sweeping views, then board the As...

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Iconic Experience

Day 6

Taste The Flavors Of The Pacific Northwest

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 Experience complete with the area's signature Pinot Noir at Kramer Vineyards. Arrive in the quirky city of Portland for a sightseeing tour.  

Grapes on tree in Willamette Valley, USA
Accommodation Hilton Portland Downtown
Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch
Be My Guest Visit and have lunch at Kramer Vineyards in Oregon, USA
Gourmet Lunch in the Willamette Valley

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...

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Be My Guest

Optional Experiences Hawthorne Bridge, Portland, Oregon, USA
Portland Dinner Cruise & Dinner

The best way to dine in Portland is on the Willamette River enhanced by dazzling city sights and lights. You'll enjoy this 2.5-hour cruise complete...

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Day 7

Experience The Unforgettable Columbia River Gorge

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. 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.    

Columbia River Gorge, Multnomah Falls, USA
Accommodation Hilton Portland Downtown
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Make Travel Matter TMK Creamery, Koch Family, Canby, Oregon, USA
Tour and Tasting at TMK Creamery

Enjoy a tour of TMK Creamery where you’ll see where they make their cheese and ice cream. TMK is the world's only Farmstead Creamery + Distillery a...

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Iconic Experience Visit Multnomah Falls and Hood River in Oregon, USA
Visit Multnomah Falls

Head to Multnomah Falls, Oregon's tallest waterfall at 620 feet. Learn how the falls are fed by underground springs from Larch Mountain and are usu...

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Day 8

Until Next Time Portland

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

St. Johns Bridge in Portland, USA
Included Meals Breakfast

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Must-see Highlights
Visit Pike Place Market

Tick the must-see attraction of Pike Place Market off your bucket list. At the oldest, continuously open farmers’ market in the country, take your ...

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Included in Trip
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
Hibulb Cultural Center

Learn about the local Tulalip tribes at Hibulb Cultural Center, the first Tribal facility certified by the state of Washington. Explore the 50-acre...

See More
Included in Trip
Must-see Highlights
The Seattle Space Needle

Unlock incredible views of the Emerald City from the Seattle Space Needle. Built in 1962 for the World’s Fair, this 605-foot-tall icon continues to...

See More
Included in Trip
Dive Into Culture
Jardin du Soleil

Venture to Jardin du Soleil, a certified organic lavender farm near Sequim, Washington. Explore the Victorian gardens, ponds, fruit trees and laven...

See More
Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Explore Astoria in Depth

Delve into historic Astoria, the oldest American settlement west of the Rocky Mountains. Visit Astoria Column for sweeping views, then board the As...

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Included in Trip
Be My Guest
Gourmet Lunch in the Willamette Valley

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...

See More
Included in Trip
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
Tour and Tasting at TMK Creamery

Enjoy a tour of TMK Creamery where you’ll see where they make their cheese and ice cream. TMK is the world's only Farmstead Creamery + Distillery a...

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Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Visit Multnomah Falls

Head to Multnomah Falls, Oregon's tallest waterfall at 620 feet. Learn how the falls are fed by underground springs from Larch Mountain and are usu...

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Included in Trip

About this trip

An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
All porterage and restaurant gratuities
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
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
On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

What to expect

Explore Astoria Riverfront Trolley, Sequim Lavender Farm, Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, Columbia River Maritime Museum with a Local Specialist
Discover Conduit Coffee Company, Hibulb Cultural Center, Sequim lavender farm, Astoria, Columbia River Maritime Museum, Kramer Vineyards and TMK Creamery with a Local Specialist
Visit Pike Place Market, Olympic National Park, Astoria Column, Newport, Hood River
See Mt. Hood, Oregon Coast, Washington Coast, Mt. Rainier
View Multnomah Falls
Scenic Cruise along Puget Sound
Scenic Drive along Olympic Peninsula

Optional Experiences

Sign up on tour for additional experiences that have been curated by your Travel Director from their own in-depth local knowledge.

Optional Experience
Portland Dinner Cruise & Dinner

The best way to dine in Portland is on the Willamette River enhanced by dazzling city sights and lights. You'll enjoy this 2.5-hour cruise complete...

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Additional Cost Applies

Flexible booking 30-day deposit refund guarantee + no change fees See flexible booking terms >

Best Value Why touring is the easiest way to travel Learn more >

Current Entry Requirements Check your destination View Entry Guide >

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Official Languages across USA: English the official language of USA.
  • Currency used in USA: The currency of USA is the American Dollar ($).
  • Capital:: The capital of USA is Washington, DC.
  • Time Zone(s) in USA: Several time zones are used across different regions of the USAs to establish standard time: Eastern Standard Time (EST), Central Standard Time (CST), Mountain Standard Time (MST), Pacific Standard Time (PST), Alaska Standard Time (AKST), Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST). It's important to note that some regions within each time zone may observe daylight saving time, which would result in a one-hour shift during the daylight saving time period.

 

The climate and weather in the United States vary greatly due to its large size and diverse geography. The country experiences a wide range of climate types, including temperate, Mediterranean, subtropical, arid, and alpine climates. In general, the eastern and central parts of the United States have a humid continental climate, characterized by hot and humid summers, and cold winters. The western coastal regions, such as California and the Pacific Northwest, have a more Mediterranean climate with mild, wet winters and warm, dry summers. The southern states have a subtropical climate, with hot and humid summers and mild winters. The southwestern and western regions, including states like Arizona and Nevada, have a desert or arid climate, characterized by hot, dry summers and mild winters. The northernmost parts of the country, particularly Alaska, have a subarctic and alpine climate, with extremely cold winters and cool summers.

On-Tour Luggage & Carry-On Bag Size Limits

Luggage: Each guest traveling may bring one suitcase no larger than 30” x 18” x 10" and weighing no more than 50 lb

Carry-On Bag: *Restricted to one piece per person, not to exceed 12” x 11” x 6”

  • *Please note: A "carry-on bag" on a tour coach is not the same as a "carry-on" for a flight. Because our coaches have large windows to enjoy the view, there is minimal space to store large items securely overhead or under the seats. A "carry-on bag" may be a soft-sided daypack, purse, backpack, tote bag, or the like. Because we value our guests' safety, small rolling suitcases or bags with telescopic handles are not permitted. In order to guarantee a smooth trip, guests are not permitted to store an additional "carry-on" bag beneath the coach with the luggage. 

So your driver and any hotel porters can safely lift and transport your suitcase throughout your vacation, we strongly recommend that you test the weight of your baggage prior to travel. You should be able to lift and comfortably transport it for short distances. 

Baggage allowances vary from airline to airline, and you should check with your chosen carrier for details prior to travel.

Packing Tips for Your Tour

Packing for a guided tour will vary depending on the duration of the trip, the time of year, and the activities planned. Here is a general packing list to help you get started:

Clothing:

  • Comfortable walking shoes: Comfortable walking shoes. North and Central America, along with Canada, offer a vast range of terrains. To make the most of your trip, it is vital to pack shoes that can cater to all your activities, from strolling on Hawaii's beaches to dining at a sophisticated restaurant in Toronto.
  • Lightweight, breathable clothing: Pack clothes suitable for the season. Bring a mix of short-sleeved tops, lightweight pants or skirts, and a few long-sleeved options for cooler evenings for the summer months, and long-sleeved and heavier layers for early Spring, Fall, and Winter.
  • Layers: From the snowy peaks of the Rockies to the steamy jungles of Costa Rica, you’ll encounter a myriad of climates. To ensure you're ready for any situation, it's wise to pack adaptable, layered clothing. We advise you to bring a light jacket or sweater and a scarf for layering, especially in Spring or Fall. 
  • Modest attire: In some religious sites, modest clothing is required, so we suggest carrying a shawl or scarf to cover your shoulders or legs when necessary.
  • Nice evening wear: You may wish to wear a dressier outfit if you plan on dining in an elegant restaurant, for example. Smart-casual clothes are usually acceptable for all included daytime and evening activities throughout your tour.
  • Rain Gear: Depending on the season and the countries you're visiting, it's a good idea to pack a compact rain jacket or umbrella.

Sun Protection:

  • Hat, sunglasses, UV-protective clothing.
  • Sunscreen with high SPF. If you're visiting any coastal areas, bring reef-safe sunscreen formulated without harmful chemicals known to be damaging to coral reefs and marine life. Traditional sunscreens often contain ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate, which have been found to contribute to coral bleaching and negatively impact marine ecosystems. Look for sunscreens with certifications such as "Reef Safe," "Coral Safe," or "Ocean-Friendly" to ensure they are environmentally friendly.

Medications and First Aid:

  • Any prescription medications you need. (See more below under Health & Wellness)
  • Basic first aid kit with adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, etc.

Toiletries:

  • Travel-sized toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, soap, and toothpaste.
  • Travel towel (quick-drying and compact).
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes.
  • A washcloth and carry bag (often not available in hotels abroad).

Electronics:

  • A camera: You’re traveling to see extraordinary scenery and sites. So that you don't miss a single moment, bring a trustworthy camera. Check out our travel photography tips for capturing the best photos of your trips. If you feel comfortable, you can also try the camera on your phone. However, if you want to zoom in or capture moving objects, a camera might be your best bet.
  • Mobile phone.
  • Chargers for each electronic you bring.
  • Portable power bank for charging devices on the go.
  • Small travel hair dryer

Miscellaneous:

  • A travel-friendly daypack or bag to carry your essentials during excursions.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Reusable water bottle. At GET, we’re all about caring for our planet, and with that in mind, we always recommend that you pack a reusable water bottle for your trip. Bringing your own reusable water bottle or asking for tap water at restaurants means you can make a difference by reducing your vacation plastic waste.
  • A small travel alarm.
  • A travel iron if you like your clothes to be pressed.
  • A travel pillow.

Optional:

  • Scarf or shawl for visiting religious sites or to cover up in conservative areas.
  • Light sleepwear.
  • A new, blank journal to document your trip. Don't know your travel journal style? Find out here!
  • Ziplock bags (storing snacks, toiletries, and keeping things organized).

Remember to pack light and versatile items that can be mixed and matched for different outfits. Laundry facilities are often available, or you can have your clothes laundered at hotels during your trip. It's also a good idea to pack a small bag or backpack to bring on the coach for day trips and excursions, leaving your larger luggage at the hotel.

Electricity

As an American traveler going on a guided tour within the USA, there are a few essential things to know about electricity and adaptors to ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience. Since you are traveling within the USA, you won't need to worry about voltage and plug type differences. Just pack your electronic devices as you would for any domestic trip, and you'll be all set to enjoy your guided tour in the United States!

  • Voltage and Plug Type: As an American traveler, you won't need a voltage converter or plug adapter for your electronic devices within the country.
  • Compatibility: Since you are traveling within the USA, your electronic devices, such as smartphones, laptops, and camera chargers, should be compatible with the standard voltage and plug type used in the country. You can use your regular chargers and power cords without any issues.
  • Hotels and Accommodations: Most hotels and accommodations in the USA provide electrical outlets compatible with American plugs. You won't need to worry about adaptors or converters within the country.
  • Airports and Public Places: Airports, train stations, and other public places in the USA will have outlets that match the American standard, so you can quickly charge your devices while on the go.

Hair Dryers in Your Hotel

Hair dryers are standard accessories in hotels. Since you don't have to worry about converting the voltage, you can bring a travel dryer or pack one from home. If you need a hair dryer during your trip but can't find one in your hotel room, you can inquire with the hotel staff. Many hotels will be able to provide a hair dryer upon request, either at the front desk or through housekeeping.

Air Conditioning

Air conditioning is commonly available in most hotels, restaurants, and public spaces in the USA, especially in major cities and tourist areas.

However, it's important to note that not all accommodations or historic buildings may have air conditioning, particularly in more traditional or rural settings. 

Traveling by coach

Our modern air-conditioned coaches have been selected with your comfort in mind. Your Travel Director will familiarize you with all the onboard features, including a washroom fitted for your convenience and comfort. Regular stops are made to stretch your legs, take refreshments, fill up your water bottles, and use the facilities.

Airport transfers

Airport transfers are not included or available on tours that operate in the United States and Canada. Guests will be provided local transfer options after booking so they can make their travel arrangements from the airport to the hotel and vice versa. Learn more about Airport Transfers here.

To enable you to personalize your tour experience, you will find a number of Optional Experiences designed to complement the itinerary. These are designed to offer a deeper insight into the culture and character of the areas to be visited and provide some wonderful highlights to your travels. The optional program is designed to let you experience more of what interests you and to get the most from your vacation without replacing or overlapping with anything included in an itinerary.

The majority of Optional Experiences will be offered to you by your Travel Director at the beginning of your trip. Some may be subject to change, depending on the time you are traveling or local circumstances, including weather and days of the week. Your Travel Director will provide further information.

Exact payment options will be advised locally by your Travel Director/Local Representative for each Optional Experience, but in many cases, cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are all accepted.

It is recommended to have travel insurance that covers medical expenses while traveling.

In order to ensure a healthy and enjoyable trip, we strongly suggest that you pack a plentiful supply of any medication you may need while on vacation. Here’s what you need to know about traveling with medications.

Prior to traveling, please notify GET of any disability requiring special assistance or any specific dietary needs that you may have, and we will strive to accommodate these.

It's essential to ensure that your routine vaccinations are up-to-date before traveling to any destination. Routine vaccinations may include COVID, measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and influenza.

When traveling with GET, baggage handling at hotels, service charges, and tips for hotel wait staff (for included meals) will all be taken care of by your Travel Director. There are, however, a few instances where individual tipping is welcome.

Local Specialists

It is customary to show appreciation for the insights, stories, and know-how shared with you by the Local Specialists, and we suggest a gratuity of $1.00-$2.00 USD per person/half day.

Your Coach Driver and Travel Director

The trip cost does not include gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver. At the end of your trip, you may express appreciation to your Travel Director and Driver for their excellent service and the personal attention you received. Gratuities are given at the discretion of each guest, and a suggested amount per person/day is listed in your travel documents.

Hotel services

It is customary to tip hotel staff for room service delivery if the charge has not already been added to the bill. Where ice machines are not available, and you receive ice from the bar, a small tip to the bartender is always appreciated.

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