10 Day Suggested Itinerary

Pacific Coast by Rail Multi Centre

Let the train take the strain

Explore British Columbia, Washington State and Oregon's great outdoors all in one signature rail journey.

From a leisurely stroll through Stanley Park and adrenaline fuelled zip-lining at Grouse Mountain in Vancouver, to shopping around Pike Place Market and watching the world go by sat outside one of Seattle’s many coffeehouses. In Portland visit some of the '7 Wonders', sample the local beer from one of the many mircobreweries and enjoy the laid back vibe of the city.  

Vancouver, Seattle and Portland offer an abundance of local treasure and make for a truly unforgettable trip. Experience all three fantastic cities via some of the region’s most beautiful rail views. 

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Visit one of the worlds largest independent book stores - Powell's City of Books in Portland
  • During your time in Seattle, hope on the short ferry to the Kitsap Peninsula
  • Enjoy delicious fresh produce at Vancouver' Grandville Island market
  • An Amtrak train journey is the best way get between these cities. Head to the Great Dome Car for unparalleled panoramic views

Sample Itinerary Summary

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10 days
Guide Price
£2,189 per person
Price based on
Based on 06 April 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with Air France, staying for 3 nights room only in a Fairmont Room (Vancouver), 3 nights room only in a Double Room (Seattle) and 3 nights room only in a Double Room (Portland) including Amtrak.
Our guide price gives you an idea of pricing which will vary depending on exchange rates, accommodation, duration, dates, airline and cabin class.
Destination Breakdown
Group basis, Self-Guided

Itinerary Breakdown

  • Vancouver

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Visit the Totem Poles in Stanley Park
    • Take the SkyRide gondola to the top of Grouse Mountain
    • Enjoy a foodie tour around the city
    • Shop on Robson Street
  • Seattle

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Sip coffee in the first Starbucks
    • Dine on top of the Space Needle
    • Visit the magnificent Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibition
    • Witness the flying fish in Pikes Market
  • Portland (OR)

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Discover the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
    • Take a drive out to Mount Hood
    • Enjoy one of the many microbreweries
    • Explore the vibrant art scene

Vancouver is well known for being a city within the great outdoors. From the vibrant metropolis of downtown Vancouver to the green mountains and lakes that surrounds, explore this incredible destination at your own pace. Wander the city streets and rest of a tasty cup of coffee or some retail therapy before heading to the outskirts and hike the famous Grouse Mountain. Zipline your way back down the mountain for a truly unforgettable adrenaline rush before heading back to your chosen city hotel. 


Seattle is a maze of amazing restaurants, breweries, and of course coffee. The very first Starbucks was opened in Seattle and can be found at Pikes Place Market. The city has a great waterfront location, a thriving music scene and the fabulous outdoors on its doorstep with three National Parks within a few hours of the city. Head to the top of the Space Needle building for great views across the city or book a table and dine in the revolving restaurant. 

Portland (OR)

Your last stop on this epic journey is Portland the state capital of Oregon. Laid back and bohemian Portland is a walkable city with abundant restaurants, bars and cafes. Make sure you take to the streets by foot and explore the many microbreweries, museums and art enclaves.

Combine the International Rose Test Garden and the Portland Japanese Garden, they're within easy reach by bus spend an afternoon wandering around these amazing gardens. 

To explore further a field hire a car and head out to one of Oregon's '7 Wonders' - Columbia River Gorge, here you'll be able to discover hidden waterfalls, windsurf on the Hood River or hike one of the many trails. You'll fall in love with the stunning scenery. Instead of hiring a car, hire a bike and follow the trail along the banks of the river on Marine Drive. From here enjoy the stunning view of Mount Hood.