Natural Wonders of Washington State

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    InquisiTours

    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.

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

    This fully escorted tour, with a professional tour director and transportation, will captivate your heart with the natural beauty of Washington state. Explore the wonders of the Salish Sea, wilderness of the Cascade Mountains plus the dramatic story of the eruption and incredible regrowth of Mt. St. Helens. From a cowboy town to sophisticated wine tasting to the state’s stunning capital in Olympia, you’ll simply be amazed at the true, authenticity of this American destination.

    Departure & Departure Dates

    • Seattle, WA
    • No set departure dates - you pick your dates! Please contact us directly

    Price Includes

    • A small group of fewer than 12 people
    • 6-nights accommodations in deluxe centrally located hotel
    • Transportation
    • Daily breakfasts
    • 4 lunches
    • 2 dinners includes wine/beer
    • 3 receptions includes wine/beer and appetizers
    • 3 tasting room fees
    • All tours, park, and admission charges as indicated in the itinerary
    • Local, expert guiding by the InquisiTours Tour Director
    • Luggage service

    Price Excludes

    • Gratuities for your driver-guide

    Accommodation

    6-nights centrally located, deluxe hotels
    Itinerary

    Day 1Seattle to LaConner

    Your Tour Director will pick you up at your Downtown Seattle hotel. Enjoy a morning at the iconic Space Needle and the visually stunning Chihuly Garden of Glass. After lunch, we head north to the Skagit Valley and the pleasant town of LaConner, located on the Swinomish Channel, leading to the Salish Sea. With time on your own, explore the vibrant waterfront, filled with boutiques, cafes, and galleries. Tonight, join us for a welcome reception. (R)

    Meals Included: Reception

    Day 2LaConner to Winthrop via N. Cascades N.P.

    Today we head for the mountains. The North Cascades National Park is one of North America’s most remote and rugged landscapes. With stunning vistas and accessible trails, you’ll spend a full day in the mountains. Finish the day in Methow Valley town of Winthrop, with its boardwalks, unique shops and western charm; it offers a truly unforgettable experience. Saddle up for a drink at Washington State’s oldest saloon before dinner on your own. (B,L,R)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Reception

    Day 3Winthrop to Walla Walla

    This morning we make our way to the far Southeast of the state and explore the dramatic Columbia River Basin. Orchards and vineyards complete the expansive views as we stop in Washington’s apple capital, Wenatchee, and for lunch along the shores of the “Great River of the West.” After a scenic drive into Walla Walla, the heart of the wine country, and voted America’s No. 1 wine town, our day will finish with a glass of world-class wine. (B,L,R)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Reception

    Day 4Walla Walla

    On your free day, your available activities include a visit to the Whitman Mission National Historic Park, a bike tour, wine tasting, wine blending & production tour, golf, or a sculpture and art walk. One of the West Coast’s most charming small towns, your day in Walla Walla is filled with world-class wine and pastoral scenery of the Palouse region. Set in the foothills of the Blue Mountains, the Walla Walla Valley is known for it’s Oregon Trail and Native American history. The charming main street will entice you with shops, art galleries, and the ever-present wine tasting rooms. Whatever you choose to do, you will want to be back in time for a wine-paired dinner. (B,D)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Reception

    Day 5Walla Walla to Stevenson (Skamania Lodge)

    The backdrop of vineyards and stunning scenery continue as we travel through the scenic Columbia River Gorge. We will stop for lunch at the Maryhill Winery, perched on a bluff with panoramic views of Mount Hood and the Columbia River. Our final destination today is set in the shadow of volcanoes among an evergreen forest at the Skamania Lodge. The lodge offers a luxurious Northwest setting with included activities such as nature trails, zip-lining, painting classes and more. The hotel offers a number of dining options for dinner on your own. (B,L)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

    Day 6Stevenson to Olympia via Mt. St. Helens National Monument

    Travel today to Washington’s geological wonder Mt. St. Helens. Since its eruption in 1980, visitors walk the trails, take in scenic vistas, and exhibits the mountain offers. After a picnic lunch in the park, travel to the state capital, Olympia. Set along the Puget Sound, Olympia offers a coastal setting with vibrant history, native culture, and abundant seafood. On our last night together, we will meet for a farewell dinner at one of the many dockside restaurants. (B,L,D)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Reception

    Day 7Olympia to SeaTac Airport

    After breakfast, we will tour both the State Capitol Building and Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters before departing for your trip to SeaTac airport for your your return flight home, or to downtown Seattle hotel if you are extending your stay. (B)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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