Coast Starlight passes Mt. Shasta Portland, Oregon is frequently recognized as one of the most environmentally conscious or "green" cities in the world because of its high walkability, large community of bicyclists, expansive network of public transportation options and 10,000+ acres of public parks. In keeping with this social consciousness, traveling to Portland by Amtrak train is the most eco-friendly transportation choice. Included in your package is a City Sightseeing Tour featuring Pioneer Square, Pittock Mansion, Washington Park, Ariel Tram Ride and the Cultural District.

Portland, incorporated in 1851 near the end of the Oregon Trail and is the county seat of Multnomah County, is located in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains, and its climate is marked by warm, dry summers as well as damp, cool-to-chilly winter days. This climate is ideal for growing roses. For more than a century, Portland has been known as the "City of Roses", with many rose gardens – most prominently the International Rose Test Garden.
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  • Round trip Amtrak Coast Starlight Coach seats from San Francisco Bay Area – 1 night on the train in each direction.
  • Two Nights Deluxe Hotel.  Additional night(s) available for extra cost.
  • Round trip transfers depot-hotel-hotel provided by taxi.
  • Lunch at historic Huber’s Café established in 1879. (Beverage & tip not included)
  • Portland Sightseeing Tour (3hours).
  • Hotel, city & tour taxes.


Optional Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls with City Tour

Add $60 per person (8 hours) :       

The great ice age Lake Missoula Flood left scars literally from Montana to the Pacific Ocean. Explore the waterfalls and take photographs while tour guides share research uncovering the effects of the Lake Missoula Flood in Northwest Oregon & Southwest Washington. This catastrophic flood propelled over 500 cubic miles of water, ice, rock and mud across eastern Washington, further cut the Columbia River Gorge, covered the Willamette Valley with up to 400 feet of water and left gravel bars mile wide and hundreds of feet high. In addition,  guides will show you many of the signs still visible today. Journey along the Historic Columbia River Highway National Scenic Byway. Some of the waterfalls may include; Crown Point Vista House, Latourell Falls,  Multnomah Falls, HorseTail Falls.


Low season prices for this tour begin in October making this a great time to travel. See below for specifications of coach seating and bedrooms onboard the train. You may upgrade to a Roomette or Superliner Bedroom for an additional cost. We recommend reserving Bedrooms early for the best availability and price.


AMTRAK Superliner Trains

For additional Amtrak seating and bedroom information go to: http://keyholidays.com/Amtrak/

– Two wide seats with ample leg room on each side of the aisle. Seat width 20”, tray table and individual reading lights, restrooms within each car.

ROOMETTE – Room size 6’6 long by 3’6 wide, sitting room by day with small table, upper (6’2 x 2)/lower (6’6 x 2’4) berths at night, restrooms within car. Accommodates 1-2 adults. Onboard meals included.

– Room size 6’6 long by 7’6 wide, sitting room by day with sofa, table and chair, upper (6’2 x 2’)/lower (6’3 x 3’4) berths at night, restroom, shower and sink are within the room. Accommodates 1-2 adults. Onboard meals included.

ACCESSIBLE BEDROOM – (For passengers with mobility impairments) and FAMILY BEDROOMS are limited. Onboard meals are included. Information available upon request.


Online booking for Portland currently unavailable
Call (800) 783-0783 for reservations.

From $549. Value Season (Oct.-Dec.)

From $689. Peak Season

Sample prices shown are per person, double occupancy based on lowest coach rail rate from Emeryville.  Package price may change higher or lower based on departure station, date of travel and availability of both transportation and hotel.

We are happy to assist you in custom crafting your Portland tour by adding eclectic Seattle, charming Victoria, B.C., and/or cosmopolitan Vancouver, B.C., Canada to your package.

Valid U.S. passport is required to travel to Canada.

Coast Starlight Map

Basic 4 Night Sample Itinerary:                                                                                                                                                                         

Depart Emeryville at 10:04pm (From Los Angeles at 10:10am). Overnight on Coast Starlight

– Arrive the following afternoon into Portland at 3:32pm.  Transfer to Portland hotel for 2-night stay.

– 3 Hour Portland Sightseeing tour in the morning including the Pioneer Square, Pittock Mansion, Washington Park, Cultural District and Aerial Tram ride with spectacular views of downtown, Mount St. Helens and Mount Hood.

– Transfer to Portland Amtrak Station.  The Coast Starlight departs Portland at 2:25pm.  Overnight on train.  Arrive the following day into Emeryville at 8:10am (Arrive Los Angeles at 9:00pm)

Amtrak Stations on the Coast Starlight route:        Los Angeles, Burbank, Van Nuys, Simi Valley, Oxnard, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Salinas, San Jose, Oakland, Emeryville, Martinez, Davis, Sacramento, Chico, Redding, Dunsmuir, Klamath Falls, Chemult, Eugene-Springfield, Albany, Salem, Portland, Vancouver WA, Kelso-Longview, Centralia, Olympia-Lacey, Tacoma.

Connections may be made from other Amtrak routes;  Pacific Surfliner (South of Los Angeles to San Diego), California Zephyr (East to Chicago), San Joaquin (CA Central Valley)


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