Leavenworth and Snoqualmie Falls Private Driving Tour

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  • 8 Hours
  • Driving Tour
  • Max Guests: 6
  • Private Tour
  • Daily

Leavenworth and Snoqualmie Falls Tour Details

A private tour to Snoqualmie Falls and Leavenworth is the perfect way to spend a day outside of Seattle. Your local Seattle tour guide will pick you up from anywhere in the city, and you’ll soon be cruising through the beautiful Cascade Mountains of Washington State.

 

During the two to two-and-a-half-hour drive, your tour guide will get to know you and you’ll get to know all about the wildlife and natural history of the Pacific Northwest. And since this is a private driving tour, we’ll have opportunities to stop for breaks, photo ops, and snacks.

 

Our main destination is a curious town nestled in the very eastern edge of the Cascades and where you’ll think we’ve arrived in the Bavarian alps. Welcome to Leavenworth, Washington! Once in town, your guide will be happy to take you on a guided Leavenworth tour, featuring its charming alpine German-style houses and quirky history.

 

You’ll have time here for a sit-down restaurant to enjoy traditional German cuisine, or we can opt for a grab-and-go lunch to continue exploring around the village. The city parks offer short, easy nature trails and scenic views of the Wenatchee River. Just outside of town lie sprawling vineyards, orchards, and fields – our driving tour can include stops at farm stands to enjoy locally grown products, depending on the season.

 

Our other top Washington State tour attraction lies closer to Seattle, the jaw-droppingly beautiful Snoqualmie Falls. We’ll be able to view the 268-foot waterfall from both the top and bottom – plenty of great photo ops! You’ll learn about the area’s pre-history and modern-day conservation efforts before settling back in your private tour vehicle for the relaxing ride back to Seattle.

  • Visit one of the top attractions in Washington state, Snoqualmie Falls
  • Explore the Bavarian-themed mountain town of Leavenworth, WA
  • Enjoy a drive through the Cascade Mountains with a knowledgeable guide
  • Stop and grab some local produce and products from the Pacific Northwest
  • Take in beautiful natural scenery and waterfalls, with plenty of photo ops

Price Includes

Price Excludes

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Private transportation
  • Souvenirs
  • Guide gratuity
  • Additional food & drink

Highlights

Snoqualmie Falls

This 268-foot waterfall is a top attraction in Washington state, and for good reason! We’ll have time for plenty of photo ops here, and your tour guide will be happy to share with you the natural and pre-history of the falls and the town of Snoqualmie.

Waterfront Park

Your tour of Leavenworth can include a walk or drive down to this park situated on the banks of the beautiful Wenatchee River.

Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum

This curious museum located in the heart of Leavenworth contains thousands of nutcrackers and can be included as a stop during your Leavenworth tour. Arrange in advance with our team or simply pay admission upon arrival at the museum.

Front Street Park

Your Leavenworth tour will pass through this park, the main square of the town and where you’ll often find local vendors featuring their art and even at times local bands playing at the gazebo!

Greater Leavenworth Museum

For a deeper dive into the history of Leavenworth and the surrounding area, arrange admission in advance or pay a minimal fee upon arrival to this museum dedicated to preserving the town’s history and featuring historical photos and artifacts.

Enchantment Park

Enchantment Park is the perfect little escape from village life, offering short, easy nature trails and peaceful views of the Wenatchee River.

Salish Lodge & Spa

This lodge and spa sits at the top of Snoqualmie Falls. Some of our tour guests may be familiar with the hotel’s exterior, as it has appeared in television series including Twin Peaks.

Railroad Community Park

Our private driving tour to Snoqualmie Falls may pass by this outdoor train “museum”, which features antique steam engines, Historic Snoqualmie Depot, the Northwest Railway Museum, and a fascinating ancient tree stump from the town’s early logging days.

Icicle Brewing Company

Your Leavenworth tour can include time for a sit-down meal (at own expense) such as this favorite local brewery and restaurant.

Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards

Eastern Washington is known for its vineyards and wineries, so drink up! Enjoy a wine tasting here (at own expense) and find your favorite rosé or Riesling to take back to Seattle!

A Matter of Taste

Many of the businesses in Leavenworth are housed in historic buildings. You’ll get to know all about the town’s beginnings on a guided Leavenworth walking tour with your guide.

Deception Falls

This small series of falls is located along Highway 2, one of our possible routes through the Cascade Mountains to the town of Leavenworth. For true nature lovers, we can budget our time to make a brief stop here to enjoy a short nature walk to see these beautiful waterfalls.

Kris Kringl - Where It's Christmas All Year Long!

Your tour of Leavenworth will certainly pass by this well-known shop, where you might want to stop in to enjoy its year-round Christmas and holiday displays, a perfect place to find a Leavenworth souvenir!

Eagle Creek Winery

Arrange in advance or pay upon arrival to enjoy a wine tasting at this Leavenworth wine tasting room.

München Haus

Leavenworth has plenty of places featuring traditional German-style cuisine. Stop here for a stein of beer, some bratwurst, and a giant pretzel!

Community Impact

This tour includes background on the vital role of Washington state’s forests and streams in maintaining biodiversity along with many other social and environmental benefits.

 

You’ll have the opportunity in Leavenworth to enjoy shopping and dining, which in turn helps the town’s local economy!

 

Your driving tour may pass through farmlands, orchards, and vineyards, where we can stop to enjoy locally grown produce.

 

During your driving tour from Seattle, your guide will share stories of indigenous history and sites sacred to the Snoqualmie Tribe

Half-Day Tour

A driving tour will cover the must-see spots of Seattle, with options to briefly explore on foot or otherwise enjoy the sights from inside the vehicle.

A top destination in the city we highly recommend for your Highlights tour is the historic Pike Place Market. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to stop and explore or get your guide’s recommendations for the best food the market has to offer, from rich clam chowder to fresh fruits and cheeses. You’ll definitely want to check out two of the market’s most fantastic attractions: the famous flying fish and (in)famous Gum Wall. Coffee fanatics rejoice: this is where we can gawk at the long line outside the original Starbucks!

From here, we can take a stroll down to the waterfront or hop back in the vehicle to take a leisurely drive along Alaskan Way, home to the Seattle Ferris Wheel, Aquarium, and plenty of souvenir shops and restaurants where your group can enjoy anything from oysters to halibut.
You’ll fall in love with the city and the Puget Sound as we enjoy views of the distant Olympic Mountains from the boardwalk or nearby Olympic Sculpture Park.

Full-Day Tour

A full-day experience might be the way to go if you’re looking to really cover some ground and truly get the full Seattle experience. While we’ll hit all of the major places downtown – including the historic Pioneer Square area and its beautiful turn-of-the-century architecture – we’ll be able to venture farther out to neighborhoods such as Ballard and Fremont, home to truly unusual art like our beloved Fremont Troll.

Nearby, we can enjoy spectacular views of the city from the repurposed waterfront space known as Gas Works Park. Nature lovers will enjoy this recreational area as well as the Ballard Locks Fish Ladder & Visitor Museum, where you can watch the tugboats rise through a series of locks and – at certain times of the year – go underneath the locks to watch salmon fight the current to make their long journey back to their breeding grounds.

Add some extra interest to your trip with arranged admission to the Museum of History & Industry or National Nordic Museum to learn about the area’s ties to Nordic culture. Arrange for an electric boat outing on Lake Union with your guide as captain and narrator, or jump back in the vehicle to check out West Seattle and enjoy some wildlife watching in the summer months, when we may spot some harbor seals lounging in the sun along the beach!

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