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USA City Breaks

Portland & San Francisco- Benson Hotel & Hyatt Centric

From €1,689pp
Depart From
Fly from Dublin via London
Departure Date
20 Sep 2020 - 28 Sep 2020
Alternative dates available on request
Duration
3 Nights/ 4 Nights
Destination
Portland & San Francisco, USA
Price
From €1,689pp
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Fly from Dublin to Portland via London for a three night stay, before continuing to San Francisco for a further four nights.

On arrival in Portland, check in to the 4* Benson Hotel. Since opening this downtown Portland Hotel in 1913, The Benson has been a hidden gem.

Built by the millionaire innovator Simon Benson, this fabled, European-style hotel was built to put Portland on the international map. Featuring Italian marble floors, Austrian crystal chandeliers, and Circassian walnut wood from the imperial forests of Russia.

As the last of its kind, no other hotel in the region comes close to the quintessential elegance, amenities and charm of The Benson. For more than 100 years, the hotel's staff has welcomed celebrities, CEOs, dignitaries and a majority of U.S. presidents.

Oregon's largest city, Portland sits in the shadows of the impressive, snowy Mount Hood. This friendly city is well-known for its coffee houses, microbreweries, theatre, music and art scene. The food here is fantastic, with eateries representing diverse cuisines including the likes of ramen, dumplings, sushi, tacos, mezze, stews and much, much more.

Stroll in the beautiful Japanese garden- founded in the 60's as a symbol of healing after WWII- or spend some time at the zoo in Washington Park. Walk the miles of incredible wilderness trails that loop around the city and Mount Hood. Or, in typical quirky Portland fashion, visit the world's smallest dedicated park- the 24 inch diameter Mills End Park. 

Portland's also a fantastic entrance to the Pacific Nortwest Corridor. High-speed rail connects Portland with Seattle and Vancouver. Or, rent a car and make your way down the coastline through Northern California to San Francisco and Los Angeles.

After three nights in Portland, catch your connecting flight south to San Francisco.

This luxurious hotel is located in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf. The waterfront and the Alcatraz ferry are both only two blocks away, while the well-known Pier 39 is five blocks from the hotel.

A turn-around of the iconic cable car is just next to the hotel and attractions such as famous winding Lombard Street, Chinatown, Ghirardelli Square, North Beach and various shopping centres are within a short stroll. The hotel with a relaxed ambience offers elegant, spacious accommodation in a contemporary style.

An outdoor heated pool and a hot tub invite guests to relax after a long day of working or sightseeing, while more active guests may prefer to work out in the state-of-the-art, 24-hour fitness centre. The on-site restaurant Knuckles is regarded as one of the best restaurants of the area. This is an ideal place for business and leisure travellers alike.

Downtown Portland Food Tour from €81

Enjoy a savory spin through two Portland neighborhoods on this small-group walking tour through downtown Portland. Sample a wide variety of culinary delights, from both restaurants and the city's ubiquitous food carts alike.

The menu may include bahn mi sandwiches, freshly made pasta ragu, and single-origin chocolates, all washed down with a local craft beer or wine. Learn about Portland's culinary history and culture from your expert guide. Group size is limited to 12 people.

The Experience

  • Small-group food walking tour of downtown Portland
  • Visit established restaurants in historic buildings, such as the Picnic House
  • Check out some of Portland's famous food carts, including some newcomers
  • Try a variety of dishes, with an ever-changing menu of seasonal options
  • Sample local craft beer and wine
  • Learn about Portland's colorful history as you walk through the city
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people or fewer for a more personalized experience

Best of Portland City Afternoon Tour from €59

See the best Stumptown has to offer on a small-group tour of the city's top sights and attractions. Learn about local history, culture and everyday life while exploring downtown and its surrounds. Peruse the revamped Pearl District and visit Pioneer Square.

Experience what makes Portland unique with stops at the International Portland Rose Garden, Pittock Mansion and Lan Su Chinese Garden. Walk away with a better appreciation for and knowledge of Oregon's largest city.

The Experience:

  • Experience Stumptown's top sights and attractions, including Pioneer Square and Pittock Mansion
  • Learn about local history, geography, culture and even politics as you go
  • Visit Portland's iconic food carts
  • Enjoy the personalized attention that comes from a small-group tour


Ensure your place: book these tours with us before you fly. Want to try a different experience? Ask about our other tours and excursions.

Combo Tour: Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Grand City Tour from €110

Explore San Francisco and Alcatraz on this 2-in-1 tour. Hop aboard a ferry for a scenic ride to Alcatraz and enjoy the award-winning audio walking tour.

Plus, enjoy a coach tour with a knowledgeable local guide. Learn about the City by the Bay through visits to top attractions such as Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, the Presidio, and the Palace of Fine Arts.

The Experience:

  • Combine a San Francisco city tour and audio-guided visit to Alcatraz
  • All the main attractions, including Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, and North Beach
  • Audio-guided walking tour of the Alcatraz "Cell Block"
  • Ferry ride to Alcatraz Island

Please note: If you are planning to visit Alcatraz we strongly recommend booking your tour with us before you travel as it frequently sells out.

 

Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour from €63

If you fancy yourself a foodie or culture enthusiast, don’t miss this walking tour of San Francisco’s Little Italy—the neighborhood of North Beach.

Voted one of the 15 best foodie tours in the USA by U.S. News, join an insider guide and experience a slice of the top things to do in North Beach, such as tasting coffee and witnessing bread being freshly made. Soak up the lively atmosphere of one of the city’s most popular districts as you learn about its cafes and bakeries and see landmarks like Saints Peter and Paul Church.

The Experience:

  • Explore North Beach/ Little Italy's Foods & History
  • Culinary history of San Francisco
  • Taste samples of fresh food at local bakeries and delis
  • Enjoy coffee drinks, teas, Italian sodas and more, while experiencing San Francisco’s coffee culture
  • Explore the Beat Generation Hangouts
  • Close to Public Transportation & Affordable Parking

Ensure your place: book these tours with us before you fly. Want to try a different experience? Ask about our other tours and excursions.

Price is per adult, based on 2 sharing and includes:

  • Return flights and charges from Dublin via London
  • 3 nights room-only accommodation at the 4* Benson Hotel, Portland.
  • Connecting flight from Portland to San Francisco
  • 4 nights room-only accommodation at the 4* Hyatt Centric Fishermans Wharf San Francisco.

Please ask us about adding great value:

  • Travel insurance
  • Portland and San Francisco city tours and activities
  • Luxury upgrades like going through private airport security
Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply. 

 For more information on this luxury holiday, please get in touch:

  • Call us on 021 427 7094 or 01 696 5135
  • Email info@shandontravel.ie
  • Request a call-back using the red button
  • Or submit an enquiry through the form below

 Honeymooners can call our specialist on 0818 22 44 55 or email info@myhoneymoon.ie.

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