Pacific NorthWest Explorer with Rail

Cultural 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.

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

    The Pacific Northwest Tour featuring Washington and Oregon! With its unique cities, charming small towns, scenic waterways and majestic mountains is one the most stunningly diverse regions in the world. The 7-day NW Explorer introduces you to Washington and Oregon and the Northwest lifestyle while offering a segment on a unique train ride.

    Enjoy rugged mountain views and the Bavarian charms of Leavenworth. Take a journey to the rolling hills of the Palouse and Washington’s iconic wine country. World class vineyards and vintners will delight your senses as you travel the pioneer trail to Walla Walla, “Washington’s friendliest town.” The historic rodeo-town of Pendleton, Oregon gives way to a landscape filled with volcanoes and waterfalls along the stunning and beautiful Columbia River Gorge. The tour winds west to Portland, Oregon, known as “the City of Roses”, which boasts a unique style all its own.

    Whether your’re traveling to Seattle for an Alaska Cruise, looking for a wine country tour and sightseeing tour, or just want to discover the abundance of the region, we will take you with comfort, convenience, and expertise!

    Departure & Departure Dates

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

    Price Includes

    • COVID UPDATE - Private group only, accomodating 2-5 people
    • 6-nights accommodations in centrally located hotels
    • All transportation, including the train
    • All breakfasts
    • 2 lunches with wine
    • 2 dinners with wine
    • 2 receptions with wine and appetizers
    • All tours and museum admissions as indicated in the itinerary
    • Local experts providing insight and entertaining stories of the birthplace of Western hospitality
    • Expert guiding by the InquisiTours Tour Director
    • Peace of mind. No driving required, and plenty of storage for purchases

    Price Excludes

    • Gratuities for the tour director and/or driver


    6-nights in a centrally located deluxe hotel



    Day 1Seattle, Washington to Leavenworth, Washington (Scenic Train)

    Meet your InquisiTours Tour Director at Seattle King Street Station in the afternoon (3:30 pm) to board the Amtrak Empire Builder. As you leave Seattle, sit back and enjoy the views of Puget Sound, the Cascade Mountains, and Wenatchee National Forest before evening arrival in the Bavarian mountain town of Leavenworth. Overnight.

    Meals Included: Dinner on the Train

    Day 2Leavenworth, Washington

    Enjoy a morning walk exploring the charming Bavarian town of Leavenworth, the outlying river valley, and nearby trails. The rest of the day is yours to do what you please. In the evening, join us for a festive reception featuring authentic cuisine and ale.

    Optional Add-Ons: Guided hike or Rafting trip (prices vary) 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, 1 Tasting

    Day 3Leavenworth, Washington to Walla Walla, Washington

    This morning board your coach to explore the dramatic Columbia River Basin. Orchards and vineyards complete the expansive views as we travel into the heart of the wine country. You’ll enjoy a delightful lunch at one of the Red Mountain AVA great wineries. After a scenic drive to Walla Walla, our day will finish with a brief walking tour of the town before checking in to the hotel for the night. The evening is yours to explore the many dining options in town.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch 

    Day 4Walla Walla, Washington

    In the morning learn about the lifestyles, traditions, and crafts of the regions residents including Native Americans, the Lewis and Clark expedition, and Oregon Trail Pioneers with a visit to the Ft. Walla Walla Museum. The rest of the day is yours for exploration. You can choose from an optional excursion or may decide to spend your day exploring, shopping, or visiting the numerous tasting rooms and art galleries in town. Whatever you do, you will want to be back in time for a special multi-course dinner.

    Optional Add-Ons: Cycle tour, Golfing, Wine Tasting (prices vary)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner, 1 Tasting

    Day 5Walla Walla, Washington to Portland, Oregon

    This morning we will meander country roads and farmlands before heading to the wild-west town of Pendleton, Oregon, home of the world-famous rodeo, the Round-Up, and Pendleton Woolen Mills. From there, we wind our way to Portland along the scenic Columbia River Gorge, making a few scenic stops, before checking into the hotel in the early evening. Dinner is on your own, and in Portland that means anything from food trucks to fine dining!

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

    Day 6Portland, Oregon

    After breakfast, join us for a walking tour of Portland, the City of Roses. The rest of the day is yours. You can choose from an optional tour, or you may decide to spend your day at Powell’s Book Store; exploring various neighborhoods while riding the MAX train; visiting the numerous museums or breweries in town; enjoying tax-free sales shopping or a combination of it all! However, you spend your day, we hope you will find time to join us for a reception in the early evening.

    Optional Add-Ons: Cycle tour, wine tasting, Segway tour (prices vary)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Reception

    Day 7Portland, Oregon to Seattle, Washington

    In the morning, we travel back to Seattle. You also have the option to end your trip in Portland. In the shadow of the Cascadian Mountain Range, we take in the sights of volcanoes surrounding the Puget Sound and learn more about the eco-diverse Salish Sea. We pass through several towns such as Centralia, Olympia, and Tacoma before arriving in Seattle in the early afternoon. Please let us know if you are taking an Alaska Cruise so we can time your arrival.

    Meals Included: Breakfast