Washington Waterways and National Parks
Featuring Mount Rainier and Olympic Mountains National Parks
 9 Days • 13 Meals
Air Tour
Explore the Pacific Northwest from Seattle's vibrant waterfront to the English charm of British Columbia's capital. Along the way, see an impossibly green rain forest; the deep, dark waters of Puget Sound; mesmerizing glass art and much more!

 Highlights
  • 13 Meals (5 dinners and 8 breakfasts)
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Spend 5 nights at the Hotel Murano in downtown Tacoma
  • Tour the Museum of Glass featuring a "hands on" session and the impressive Chihuly Bridge of Glass
  • Visit LeMay-America's Car Museum, the largest collection of classic and vintage automobiles in the world
  • Open-air tram through Northwest Trek Wildlife Park with its American bison, Roosevelt elk, caribou and moose
  • Take an excursion on the steam-powered Mt. Rainier Scenic Railway with a barbecue dinner
  • Narrated city tour of Seattle including Pioneer Square Historic Park and free time for lunch in Pike Place Market
  • Visit the Museum of Flight viewing the historic aircraft, Space Gallery and Boeing's original Red Barn factory
  • Tour Mount Rainier National Park with its giant Douglas firs, icy glaciers and Jackson Memorial Visitor Center
  • Enjoy a tasty dinner at the Emerald Queen Casino
  • Visit Port Townsend and a Sequim area Lavender Farm
  • Ferry to Victoria, known for its English flavor, double-decker buses, Tudor-style buildings and gardens
  • Discover world-famous Butchart Gardens with its ornate landscaping and superb Italian, Japanese, and rose gardens
  • Touring in Olympic National Park featuring Hoh Rain Forest, Lake Crescent and the beautiful Olympic Mountains
  • $45 in Mayflower Money

 Itinerary
Day 1  Travel to Tacoma, Washington
Arrive at Sea-Tac International Airport and transfer to our hotel in Tacoma. Tonight, our Tour Manager hosts a welcome dinner. Meal: D
Day 2  Museum of Glass and LeMay-America’s Car Museum
Today starts with a unique “hands on” session in a Tacoma “glass hot shop,” where we will design and make our own art glass pieces. Then, visit the renowned Museum of Glass and cross the Chihuly Bridge of Glass filled with the artist’s glass works. Later, we explore the massive collection of classic vehicles at the spectacular LeMay-America’s Car Museum nearby. After lunch, groups will switch places so that everyone will enjoy identical opportunities. Meal: B
Day 3  Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and mt. Rainer scenic railway
We begin today at the unique Northwest Trek Wildlife Park with an open-air tram tour through its “free-roaming area” to view numerous American bison, Roosevelt elk, caribou, and moose found here. Later, our excursion aboard the steam-powered Mt. Rainier Scenic Railway will feature views of the state’s highest peak and a barbecue dinner. Meals: B, D
Day 4  Seattle City Tour and Museum of Flight
Our guided tour of Seattle includes the downtown, Pioneer Square Historic District, Waterfront Park, the Space Needle and the Lake Washington Ship Canal and Locks. Following free time for lunch and browsing at famed Pike Place Market, we'll spend the afternoon viewing the numerous displays and historic aircraft, Space Gallery and Boeing’s original Red Barn factory at Seattle’s outstanding Museum of Flight. Meal: B
Day 5  Mount Rainier National Park
One of the nation's premier scenic attractions, Mount Rainier stands at 14,410 feet and is the focal point of the park. Fields of brilliant wildflowers, forests of giant Douglas fir, icy glaciers and peaceful valleys teeming with wildlife are found here. Visit the Jackson Memorial Visitor Center and enjoy a tasty dinner at the Emerald Queen Casino. Meals: B, D
Day 6  Olympic’s Port Cities and Sequim Lavender Farm
Cross the Tacoma Narrows Bridge to the Olympic Peninsula and visit the charming village of Port Gamble before a guided tour in historic Port Townsend, with its handsome Victorian-era homes. This afternoon we tour a colorful lavender farm in the Sequim area before coming to our waterfront hotel. Meal: B
Day 7  Ferry to Victoria, BC and Butchart Gardens
Have your passports handy this morning as we cross the Strait of Juan de Fuca via the spacious MV Coho ferry en route to Vancouver Island. Here, picturesque Victoria maintains a delightful English flavor, spiced with red double-decker buses, Tudor-style buildings and immaculate gardens. Our guided tour features such sights as the Parliament Buildings, the British Columbia Provincial Museum, Beacon Hill Park, Christ Church Cathedral and the Helmcken House Museum. Next we’ll discover why Butchart Gardens are world-famous for ornate landscaping and superb Italian, Japanese and rose gardens. Before returning to Port Angeles this evening, dinner is included at the Victoria Harbour House Restaurant. Meals: B, D
Day 8   Olympic National Park
Today, we embark on a scenic drive through extraordinary Olympic National Park. See the lush Hoh Rain Forest, beautiful Lake Crescent, panoramic vistas of the towering Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca from the mile-high Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center. Tonight, our farewell dinner is served at the Bushwhacker Restaurant. Meals: B, D
Day 9  Return Home from Seattle
Crossing Puget Sound via the Washington State Ferry from Bainbridge Island, we arrive at Seattle’s Sea-Tac Airport for flights out after 1:00 p.m. Meal: B

 Accommodations
Days 1-5  Hotel Murano, Tacoma, Washington
Days 6-8  Red Lion Hotel, Port Angeles, Washington
 

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Departure Dates Per Person twin Single Room
August 9, 2018 Request a Quote $2,599 add $1,159
September 6, 2018 Request a Quote $2,599 add $1,159
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Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available. Cost for a room in Tacoma is $229, tax included.

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