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See the best of Seattle and venture beyond to discover the area's natural beauty.
With a great guide, a roomy, comfortable vehicle and many sites to explore both in and outside of the city, you're on your way to a great day!
We start with perhaps Seattle's most famous of all landmarks, The Pike Place Market. Your guide will point out the main attractions and steer you toward your specific interests. You'll have 30 minutes to browse the many stalls for delightful delicacies, watch the fishmongers toss their slippery merchandise, visit the original Starbucks or find the perfect read at one of the used bookstores.
Well, maybe our next stop is Seattle's most famous landmark, the Space Needle. Head to the Observation Deck for outstanding views of the city or visit one of the other interesting attractions located in the Seattle Center, such as the Museum of Pop Culture, the Seattle Children's Museum, the Chihuly Glass Museum, or the Pacific Science Center. You'll have about 45 minutes to explore the venue of your choice.
Next, we visit Queen Anne Hill, known for its 19th-century homes and stylish shops and cafes, along with a panoramic view of the city and Elliot Bay below. While you can't see forever on a clear day, you will get a great view of snow-capped Mt. Rainier, a sight cherished by Seattle's residents.
We move on to a very cool, very unique place, Gas Works Park, located on the North Shore of Lake Union. The city of Seattle turned the remnants of the sole remaining coal gasification plant in the United States, what many would have considered junk, into a one-of-a-kind park. It's rusty pipes, storage tanks, gears and ladders have been re-envisioned into a giant work of art. It's even on the National Register of Historic Places. Take it all in while enjoying boats sailing on the lake and watching seaplanes taking off and landing. From this vantage point, you can glimpse Seattle's houseboat communities. Fans of the rom-com Sleepless In Seattle will recognize this as the place where Tom Hanks' character and his son lived (at least until they headed to NYC to meet Meg Ryan at the top of the Empire State Building).
As we depart Seattle and head east, the skyscrapers of the city give way to the forested foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Soon we arrive at the historic town of Snoqualmie, a charming mid-19th-century town perched on the bank of the Snoqualmie River. You'll find many quaint restaurants where you can enjoy lunch. As you wander the town, stop at the Northwest Railway Museum for a glimpse into Snoqualmie's development around the railroad in the 1880s.
Rejuvenated from lunch, we'll make our way to the picturesque 268-foot Snoqualmie Falls, one of the most popular natural attractions in the State of Washington. Feel its power as it makes its thunderous plunge into the river below. Ask your guide to tell you about the world's first underground power plant, built here in 1898.
Driving north on charming county roads, we'll follow the meandering Snoqualmie River, passing over old steel bridges from time to time. Our final stop is Woodinville, the scenic home to the greatest concentration of wineries in Washington State. We’ll stop into one of the area’s top wineries where adults will enjoy a complimentary wine tasting flight and have a chance to chat with local vintners or explore the winery’s grounds on foot.
After the soaking up wine aromas amidst lush surroundings, we head back to Seattle. Guests departing on same-day flights from Sea-Tac Airport will be dropped off curbside at their preferred airline. Guests staying overnight in Seattle will be dropped off at their hotel.
- This tour does not include the cost of lunch or admission fees for any Seattle Center attractions (Space Needle, Chihuly Glass Museum, Museum of Pop Culture, etc).
- If you need a different departure time, please contact ShoreTrips.
- This tour can accommodate up to 14 guests.
- This tour can accommodate whose with collapsible wheelchairs who are able to transfer into the vehicle with assistance from someone in their party. The wheelchair will be stored in the back of the van.
- Luggage will be stored in the tour vehicle. Each guest is allowed 2 pieces of luggage.
- You must be 21 or older to drink alcohol.
Days offered: 7 days a week