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Oregon holidays

Holidays in Oregon

A secret we're delighted to spill

A state of natural wonders, you will find amazing beauty throughout with historic towns and sleepy fishing villages to ski resorts and wineries. Windswept beaches, verdant forests and snow-capped peaks give way to sweeping rangelands, towering rock formations and dramatic river valleys in this incredibly diverse land.

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Hotels in Oregon

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Essential information for Oregon

Local time
+ 16hrs
Currently
Language
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American English
Currency
US Dollars $
Official currency of the United States
Flight information
Portland (PDX)
12h 20m
Indirect flight
Flight schedule
Fly to Portland from London Heathrow via Seattle with Delta or Virgin Atlantic.

Do I need a visa?

To travel to the USA, you will need an ESTA visa. Please make sure that you have this approved at least 3 days before you head off on holiday.

Find out more about Travel Visas here »

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Take your tastebuds on a tour of Portland's food cart pods for all you foodies, the food cart pods located around Portland offer mouthwatering dishes from around the world. With over 500 to choose from, you won’t go hungry!

Discover Oregon

  • Oregon has 14 National Historic Districts and four National Historic Trails.
  • The Historic Columbia River Highway is the first scenic highway in the U.S. and is a National Historic Landmark.
  • Oregon has more than 7,000 bridges, including 53 covered bridges.
  • Nine historic lighthouses and one light ship dot the Oregon Coast.
  • Oregon is home to 10 Native American tribes.

Oregon is a state of contrasts, with snow-dusted mountains, dramatic river canyons, lush valleys, rugged coast, arid plains and fertile fields. In fact, Oregon offers some example of every geographic terrain on the planet within its borders.

  • The highest elevation point is Mt. Hood at 11,239 feet, and the lowest is at sea level.
  • There are more than 6,000 lakes and 112,000 miles of rivers and streams.
  • Oregon contains more than 5,900 registered campsites along with 230 state parks and 13 national forests.
  • Nearly half of Oregon’s total area is forested – close to 30 million acres.
  • There are 16 known hot springs in Oregon.
  • Summer - Every season holds special reasons to visit Oregon. The warm summers invite locals and visitors to spend time outdoors. There is no excuse to stay inside. With many beer gardens, bistros, open- air theaters and numerous festivals, Summer is truly a marvelous time in Oregon.
  • Fall - Fall is harvest season and festivities throughout the state celebrate the bounty that Oregon’s fertile lands and rivers yield. This season also brings an explosion of color to Oregon’s many hardwood forests as leaves take on bright hues of red and yellow.
  • Winter - Oregon winters are mild with little or no snow in lower elevations. But the mountain ranges see plenty of snow, providing an excellent foundation for downhill skiing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.
  • Spring - Spring finds Oregon in bloom. Rivers and lakes swell with snowmelt. Cherry trees blossom. Native flowers and plants create a sea of vibrant colors and fill.

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Your holiday may be affected by travel restrictions or cancellations

We are continually reviewing our flying schedules, taking into account the  Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice against all non-essential travel. Depending on when you are due to travel, your holiday may be affected and we’ll email you to let you know as least 21 days before travel.

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Looking for inspiration? Explore our destinations and holiday types and save your faves to your very own Wishlist. Or dive right in to our 2021 holiday offers.

For extra piece of mind, new bookings made before 30 September 2020 for travel up 30 April 2021 also have the flexibility to amend free of charge. If you need to change don’t worry, you can move your holiday as far out as 31 December 2021 subject to availability.

How would you like to talk to us?

With many customers needing our help, we are prioritising those customers due to travel before 31 December 2020. Log in to Manage my booking where you can message us about your options or you can give us a call. Bear in mind you may have to wait longer than expected. We continue to review this and working to open up these options to more customers. In the meantime check out our FAQs to see if this can help answer any immediate questions.

Stay tuned for the latest updates


Rest assured; we will notify you as soon as we know if your holiday has been affected.  

We are continually reviewing our flying schedules, taking into account the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice against all non-essential travel. Depending on when you are due to travel, your holiday may be affected and we’ll email you to let you know as least 21 days before travel.

Please look out for emails from us or visit our dedicated Covid-19 (Coronavirus) page for the latest updates.

Let’s talk


If you need to speak to us to change or cancel your booking you can call our team on 0344 472 9646.

For the latest information on Covid-19 you can check our FAQs here.

Payment flexibility


Don’t worry if you’ve missed a payment or just need a little more time to pay; we have options available to help you. If your holiday is going ahead as planned, you can continue to pay for your holiday in Manage my booking, even if travelling in less than 12 weeks. If you’re unsure, you can delay any additional payments by choosing a new time to travel by requesting a call back in Manage My booking for one of our team to look at options. If your holiday is more than 6 months away, you may wish to set up a Direct Debit to spread the cost. This can be arranged whilst rebooking or afterwards in Manage my booking.

We're flexible with your holiday plans


We understand that you may wish to change your holiday plans and we appreciate the need for flexibility. 

We'll be in touch by email letting you know how to register to change your holiday plans. You can also log into Manage my booking to find the details there. 

Please look out for emails from us or visit our dedicated Covid-19 (Coronavirus) page for the latest updates.

You're holiday is going ahead as planned


If we haven’t notified you of any changes, your holiday will be going ahead as planned but if you prefer to move your holiday to a later time we can help. You can call our team on 0344 472 9499 who can look at options for you.

Thank you for your patience and understanding


Payments are being prioritised based on when the request was made, working in order from March 2020 onwards. We will always try to process refunds at the earliest opportunity, for requests before August our maximum timeframe is 120 days. As we are steadily reducing the maximum processing time for each new request, for refund requests made in August, we expect the maximum processing time to be 80 days, from the date the refund is requested. For those requesting a refund in September, we expect it to be processed within a maximum of 60 days, and then reduce to 30 days for refunds requested in October, before returning to normal levels.

We'll be in touch soon


To finalise the amendment, one of our customer advisors will phone you. We need to work through amend requests in departure date order so we can prioritise those with the most imminent travel plans, so you may have a longer wait than usual until we’re able to ring you back. We will help everyone that wants to move their holiday.

I returned early from holiday and have further questions?


You can contact our team by emailing feedback.backhome@virginholidays.com to discuss options on unused portions of your holiday. If you need to contact our team about amending an existing holiday or requesting a refund please log in to manage my booking.

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