Bellingham with San Juan Cruise & North Cascades Tour

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    With over 25 years of land tour and cruise experience, InquisiTours offers deluxe, fully escorted tours throughout the Pacific Northwest. We place customer service, flexibility, and the Northwest lifestyle at the center of our pre-cruise and post-cruise products.

    • 6 Days
    • Age:21+
    • Tour dates:Year-round

    Washington State is well known for its beautiful coastlines, picturesque islands and jagged mountains all of which you will experience on this 6-day tour. Cropping up from these natural beauties are charming cities and towns.

    The port town of Bellingham, in addition to being a craft brew hub and outdoor recreation mecca, is the gateway to your San Juan Island Whale Watching cruise and North Cascade National Park adventure. Nestled in the Methow Valley, Winthrop is an old west town with boardwalks and western charm, while Leavenworth, in the shadow of the Cascades, will delight you with its Bavarian charm. Each are a perfect complement to your Alaska cruise or stand-alone holiday!

    Departure & Departure Dates

    • Seattle, WA
    • Departures dates can be customized, and private trips accommodated Contact us for more details

    Price Includes

    • Small group of 12 people or less
    • 5-nights accommodations in centrally located hotels
    • All group transportation in a deluxe van
    • San Juan Island and Whale Watching cruise
    • All breakfasts
    • 3 lunches
    • 1 dinner
    • 2 receptions with wine and appetizers
    • All tours and museum admissions as indicated in the itinerary
    • Services of a professional guide and local experts providing historical accounts and entertaining stories of the birthplace of Western hospitality

    Price Excludes

    • Gratuities for the tour director and/or driver


    5-nights in a centrally located deluxe hotel



    Day 1Seattle, WA to Bellingham, WA

    Your InquisiTours tour director will pick you up at the airport or a downtown location prior to 10:00 am to board your coach to Bellingham. As you leave Seattle, sit back and take in the views of the Puget Sound and the Cascade Mountains. Enjoy lunch and a welcome drink in the charming coastal town of Bellingham. With stunning views, easy access to the outdoors and great beer, this home of Western Washington University fully embodies the Pacific Northwest lifestyle. Overnight.

    Meals Included: Lunch, Reception

    Day 2Bellingham, WA with San Juan Island and Whale Watching cruise

    This morning we board our boat for Whale Watching in the Salish Sea. As we cruise the San Juan Islands, we’ll search for Orcas, Minkes, and Humpback whales and enjoy lunch on board. Once in town, the evening is yours to sample the fine Northwest cuisine and famous craft beer scene. Overnight. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

    Day 3Bellingham, WA to Winthrop, WA

    Today we’ll drive through the rugged and remote North Cascades National Park. With stunning vistas and accessible trails, you’ll enjoy lunch and a full day in the mountains. We’ll finish the day on the east side of the Cascade Mountain in the wild-west town of Winthrop in the Methow Valley. The evening is free for exploration and enjoying a variety of dining experiences and entertainment opportunities. Overnight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch 

    Day 4Winthrop, WA to Leavenworth, WA

    After a hearty breakfast, we follow the “river of the west”, the mighty Columbia, through the orchards and vineyards as we travel to the Bavarian town of Leavenworth. You may choose to wine taste, go rafting, or simply take in this beautiful town nestled within a stunning mountain location. Tonight, we will visit a local beer garden for some local brews and fine sausages. Overnight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner, 1 Tasting

    Day 5Leavenworth, WA to Seattle, WA

    This morning we head to the Emerald City of Seattle. One of the great cities of the west, we’ll visit the iconic Pikes Place Market with time to explore on your own. On our last night together, we will gather for a farewell dinner and a stay at a downtown hotel. Overnight. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

    Day 6Flight home or Alaska cruise from Seattle, WA

    After breakfast you have the option to prepare for your flight home or your Alaska cruise. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast