Perfect Pairings: Seattle & Portland

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5 nights private tour from $6,400
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Perfect Pairings Seattle and Portland
At a glance
  • Soak up the buzz of Seattle’s iconic Pike Place Market with insider knowledge and tastings

  • Trundle through the artsy towns of Tacoma and Olympia before detouring west to visit the Oregon coast

  • Sample the classic combo of ‘coffee and donuts’ - matching these sweet treats with carefully crafted coffee

  • Lose yourself in the beauty of the Willamette Valley as you discover Oregon's top wineries 

Journey highlights
  • Soak up the buzz of Seattle’s iconic Pike Place Market with insider knowledge and tastings

  • Trundle through the artsy towns of Tacoma and Olympia before detouring west to visit the Oregon coast

  • Sample the classic combo of ‘coffee and donuts’ - matching these sweet treats with carefully crafted coffee

  • Lose yourself in the beauty of the Willamette Valley as you discover Oregon's top wineries 

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

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Seattle & Portland are great cities to visit all year round; as the seasons change, the scenery creates different stunning landscapes with vivid scenes. June through to September is peak season, this is due to the lovely weather which really draws in the crowds. Summer weather is beautiful and the temperature usually averages mid 20s °C. There are often higher temperatures but these can not be guaranteed.

Your Itinerary

Get your taste buds at the ready as we take you on an exclusive trip to eat your way through Seattle and Portland on a bespoke gourmet foodie adventure. You will traverse the famous food markets with privileged access and expert guidance with immersive tasting experiences and hidden gourmet delights along the way. Staying at the very best hotels you will dive deep into the enigmatic Pacific Northwest as you indulge in these exquisite surroundings whilst devouring the ultimate cuisine around you.

Seattle

Your Itinerary

Start this exciting trip soaking up the panoramic vistas from your exquisite waterfront hotel, Thompson Seattle, sitting in an enviable location just metres away from the acclaimed Pike Place Market. Bringing you a luxurious experience throughout your stay as you drink in the stunning views of the river from the roof terrace along with its first class accommodation boasting lavish suites with floor to ceiling windows. On your first day here head out and make the most of this prime location as you’re only a short walk away from the waterfront, museums, landmarks and restaurants. 

Let the excitement build as you head off on a private walking tour through Seattle’s iconic Pike Place Market. With your expert food guide you will explore this historic waterfront market, a true must-see centerpiece of Seattle, featuring local farm produce, fisherman’s catches, and local artisan-made handicrafts. Follow your passionate guide through the kiosks providing insight into Seattle’s rich food history and culture. You will receive tastings of various delicacies and drinks that reflect fresh ingredients in ways that are sure to delight even the most adventurous eater! You will also be given a prime front row position to take in the buzz and bustle of the famous daily fish market. 

Say goodbye to Seattle this morning as you meet your guide and journey south to Portland. On your way you will learn about the area’s rich artistic and musical heritage as you pass through the artsy towns of Tacoma and Olympia before detouring west to visit the Oregon coast. Your private driver with take you to explore scenic towns and stop off for a brief hike in the beautiful Ecola State Park and finally, head to Cannon Beach to enjoy the view of Haystack Rock, one of the world's tallest and most recognizable sea stacks! Spend the day exploring this fascinating area on a customizable tour, then complete the last leg of your journey, arriving at your hotel in Portland in the late afternoon.

Vineyard in Willamette Valley

Your Itinerary

Dive into the buzz of Portland staying in a slice of luxury at The Nines. This is an outstanding hotel nestled in the heart of downtown’s best shopping and restaurant district, just steps from the famous Pioneer Square. The hotel effortlessly mixes history, modern elegance and eco-sustainability, along with a sublime rooftop bar - the perfect base to sip a cocktail soaking up the views. There is also, most importantly, a divine Asian Restaurant, a real hit with the locals of Portland too. This historic building sits atop the iconic Macy’s store perfect for shopping lovers but is also just a short drive from Willamette Valley to experience the beautiful wine country. 

The following morning set out with your private guide to discover two of Portland’s top culinary contributions on this curated breakfast walking tour. Is there a better duo than the classic combination of coffee and donuts? Learn about the city’s key role in the third wave coffee movement while leisurely strolling through the vibrant downtown. Sample the iconic comfort food 'the donut', in an entirely new way, matching the flavours with carefully crafted coffee. In the afternoon plunge into the gourmet delights of downtown Portland on a bespoke private tour though this buzzing neighborhood. Meander past the fascinating landmarks as you savour offerings from local establishments including up-scale restaurants, casual eateries, food carts and sweet shops. At the end of your tour, you can stay in town and continue exploring at your leisure.

The following morning dive into the wine country with a private Willamette Valley wine tour. Spend the day exploring Oregon's top wineries where you will be treated to the delicious Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris as you make your way through this beautiful valley. Enjoy multiple stops which will vary according to your preferences, as well as a delicious picnic at one of the vineyards.

Itinerary

Day 1-3

Seattle

Start this exciting trip soaking up the panoramic vistas from your exquisite waterfront hotel, Thompson Seattle, sitting in an enviable location just metres away from the acclaimed Pike Place Market. Bringing you a luxurious experience throughout your stay as you drink in the stunning views of the river from the roof terrace along with its first class accommodation boasting lavish suites with floor to ceiling windows. On your first day here head out and make the most of this prime location as you’re only a short walk away from the waterfront, museums, landmarks and restaurants. 

Let the excitement build as you head off on a private walking tour through Seattle’s iconic Pike Place Market. With your expert food guide you will explore this historic waterfront market, a true must-see centerpiece of Seattle, featuring local farm produce, fisherman’s catches, and local artisan-made handicrafts. Follow your passionate guide through the kiosks providing insight into Seattle’s rich food history and culture. You will receive tastings of various delicacies and drinks that reflect fresh ingredients in ways that are sure to delight even the most adventurous eater! You will also be given a prime front row position to take in the buzz and bustle of the famous daily fish market. 

Say goodbye to Seattle this morning as you meet your guide and journey south to Portland. On your way you will learn about the area’s rich artistic and musical heritage as you pass through the artsy towns of Tacoma and Olympia before detouring west to visit the Oregon coast. Your private driver with take you to explore scenic towns and stop off for a brief hike in the beautiful Ecola State Park and finally, head to Cannon Beach to enjoy the view of Haystack Rock, one of the world's tallest and most recognizable sea stacks! Spend the day exploring this fascinating area on a customizable tour, then complete the last leg of your journey, arriving at your hotel in Portland in the late afternoon.

Accommodation: Thompson Seattle ( 2 nights )
Day 3-6

Pacific Northwest

Dive into the buzz of Portland staying in a slice of luxury at The Nines. This is an outstanding hotel nestled in the heart of downtown’s best shopping and restaurant district, just steps from the famous Pioneer Square. The hotel effortlessly mixes history, modern elegance and eco-sustainability, along with a sublime rooftop bar - the perfect base to sip a cocktail soaking up the views. There is also, most importantly, a divine Asian Restaurant, a real hit with the locals of Portland too. This historic building sits atop the iconic Macy’s store perfect for shopping lovers but is also just a short drive from Willamette Valley to experience the beautiful wine country. 

The following morning set out with your private guide to discover two of Portland’s top culinary contributions on this curated breakfast walking tour. Is there a better duo than the classic combination of coffee and donuts? Learn about the city’s key role in the third wave coffee movement while leisurely strolling through the vibrant downtown. Sample the iconic comfort food 'the donut', in an entirely new way, matching the flavours with carefully crafted coffee. In the afternoon plunge into the gourmet delights of downtown Portland on a bespoke private tour though this buzzing neighborhood. Meander past the fascinating landmarks as you savour offerings from local establishments including up-scale restaurants, casual eateries, food carts and sweet shops. At the end of your tour, you can stay in town and continue exploring at your leisure.

The following morning dive into the wine country with a private Willamette Valley wine tour. Spend the day exploring Oregon's top wineries where you will be treated to the delicious Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris as you make your way through this beautiful valley. Enjoy multiple stops which will vary according to your preferences, as well as a delicious picnic at one of the vineyards.

Accommodation: The Nines ( 3 nights )
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When to visit

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  • D
Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

Seattle & Portland are great cities to visit all year round; as the seasons change, the scenery creates different stunning landscapes with vivid scenes. June through to September is peak season, this is due to the lovely weather which really draws in the crowds. Summer weather is beautiful and the temperature usually averages mid 20s °C. There are often higher temperatures but these can not be guaranteed.

Perfect Pairings: Seattle & Portland
Perfect Pairings: Seattle & Portland

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  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
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