Seattle City and Nature

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  • 4 Days Hotel based
  • Multi-Day Tour
  • 4 - 25Group Size
  • Availability needed
  • ModerateActivity Rate

Seattle City and Nature Tour Details

Join us on a captivating 4-day tour through the stunning wonders of the Pacific Northwest, beginning with the vibrant city of Seattle. Immerse yourself in its bustling streets, iconic landmarks like the Space Needle, and indulge in its diverse culinary scene. Then, journey to the majestic Snoqualmie Falls, where the roaring cascade plunges into a misty abyss, offering a breathtaking natural spectacle.

Venture into the heart of the Northern Cascades National Park to behold the mesmerizing turquoise waters of Diablo Lake, nestled amidst towering peaks and lush forests, a true haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Conclude your adventure with a tranquil ferry ride to Bainbridge Island, where quaint charm meets stunning coastal vistas, inviting you to explore its artisanal shops, scenic trails, and serene beaches. Throughout this unforgettable expedition, your Seattle based accommodations ensure comfort and relaxation, enhancing every moment of your Pacific Northwest odyssey.

Price Includes

Price Excludes

  • Coffee and food tasting at Pike Place Market
  • Admission to Suquamish Museum and Cultural Center
  • Gratutities
  • Single supplement $500

Itinerary

Day 1City of Seattle

Meet your group and guide on the morning of the first day of your trip. After an introductory meeting, you will start the day with a tour of Seattle. We’ll begin with a coffee tour and stop at the historic Pike Place Market along the way. 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. Your guide will share tastings at the market from what we believe is a must-try! While at the market, you definitely want to check out two of the its 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, the group will 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. Passing the historic Pioneer Square area and its beautiful turn-of-the-century architecture, we drive to the Seattle Center to see the most recognized symbol of the city, the Space Needle. There is time to visit the observation deck and enjoy this optional activity. After our visit, 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. We end our Seattle day with dinner near our overnight accommodations.

Drive time – 2 hours

 

Day 2Snoqualmie Falls and Wine Country

Today we leave town and enjoy a captivating drive from Seattle to experience the breathtaking Snoqualmie Falls and the renowned wine country, where every sip tells a story. Begin your journey with a visit to the majestic Snoqualmie Falls, a natural wonder that cascades dramatically into a picturesque gorge. Feel the mist on your skin and listen to the thundering roar of the falls as you soak in the awe-inspiring scenery. As you explore the falls, don’t miss the chance to visit the iconic Salish Lodge, famously featured in the television show Twin Peaks! Then we will journey into the nearby wine country, where lush vineyards and rolling hills await. If you are a wine lover, your guide can organize wine tastings at one of the boutique wineries, sampling a diverse array of varietals while learning about the region’s rich winemaking heritage. Adding a touch of intrigue to your day of scenic beauty and wine exploration. The group can enjoy free time at the wineries or in one of the quaint towns along the way.

Meals included – breakfast
Drive time – 2 hours

Day 3Diablo Lake, North Cascades National Park

Another great day with the group is to enjoy a day tour from Seattle to Diablo Lake in the North Cascades National Park. This experience promises an unparalleled adventure through the pristine wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. As the journey winds through picturesque landscapes, travelers are greeted by towering evergreens and jagged peaks that signal their approach to the park’s hidden gem. Upon arrival at Diablo Lake, a short hike along the lakeshore trail unveils stunning vistas of the turquoise waters framed by snow-capped mountains. Along the way, photo stops at scenic overlooks offer panoramic views that capture the raw beauty of the surrounding landscape, providing ample opportunities to document the awe-inspiring scenery. What sets North Cascades National Park apart is its remarkable remoteness, nestled far from the urban bustle. This seclusion lends an air of untouched wilderness, offering visitors a rare chance to immerse themselves in nature’s unspoiled splendor and reconnect with the earth in its purest form.

Meals included – breakfast
Drive time – 5 hours

Day 4Bainbridge Island

Experience the rich cultural and natural wonders of Bainbridge Island on this captivating tour on the other side of downtown Seattle. Begin your journey with a scenic ferry ride from Seattle, offering stunning views of the Puget Sound and Seattle skyline. Upon arrival, delve into the island’s lush rainforest with a guided nature walk through the enchanting Bloedel Reserve. Marvel at towering trees, tranquil ponds, and vibrant gardens as you immerse yourself in the serene beauty of this botanical paradise. Next, explore the island’s rich Native American heritage with visits to significant cultural sites. Journey to the Suquamish Museum and Cultural Center to learn about the history and traditions of the Suquamish Tribe, whose ancestral lands include Bainbridge Island. Discover artifacts, artwork, and interactive exhibits that offer insight into the tribe’s past and present.

Continue your cultural exploration with a visit to the Chief Seattle Gravesite and Suquamish Memorial, honoring the influential Suquamish leader. Pay your respects at the gravesite and take a moment to reflect on Chief Seattle’s enduring legacy as a visionary leader and environmental advocate. Conclude your day tour with leisure time to explore Bainbridge Island’s charming downtown area. Stroll along Winslow Way, lined with boutique shops, art galleries, and cozy cafes, or relax by the waterfront and enjoy picturesque views of Eagle Harbor.

Meals included – breakfast
Drive time – 2 hours

 

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