Mon, Aug 7: Seattle, Washington. Fly to Seattle and enjoy a narrated city tour en route to your downtown Seattle hotel, driving by Pike Place Market, Pioneer Village and the Space Needle. You’ll find places to sit and take in the view, enjoy dinner and watch the ferries travel across Elliott Bay. Pop into fun souvenir and novelty shops, art galleries or visit the Seattle Aquarium all in walking distance from the hotel. After hotel check-in, the balance of the day is yours to enjoy!
Tue, Aug 8: Mount Rainier or Tillicum Village. Today choose your included excursion: a Mount Rainier Day trip or an afternoon at Tillicum Village on Blake Island. Breathtaking vistas of glacier-carved Mount Rainier beckon, an active volcano and an icon in the Washington landscape. Waterfalls and alpine meadows await you on this day trip. Travel to Mount Rainier National Park through Pacific Northwest scenery with narration from an experienced guide. You will have time at the national park to experience old-growth forests, wildflower-filled meadows and waterfalls as well as visit one of the interpretive centers to learn more about the mountain. There are options on the tour for all abilities from hiking to short walks to no walking at all. OR escape modern life on a ferry to Blake Island and watch history come alive as you visit Tillicum Village to walk in the footsteps of Chief Seattle. This adventure includes a Northwest flavors-inspired buffet meal featuring traditionally-prepared alder fire roasted fish, Northwest Native American storytelling, a live stage performance, and hand-crafted art – all inside a cedar longhouse surrounded by lush forest.
Wed, Aug 9: Seattle & Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Explore more of Seattle on your own before taking an afternoon ferry to Victoria. Stay at the DoubleTree Victoria near the inner harbor, where steps from your door are local boutiques and restaurants. In the summer months, street vendors and performers line the popular waterfront.
Thu, Aug 10: Victoria & Vancouver. Tour Victoria and walk through Butchart Gardens, one of the world’s premier floral gardens, built in a limestone quarry, that drew more than 50,000 people in the 1920s. Today, almost a million people visit annually. Afterward, ferry to Vancouver. Arrive in the late afternoon, check into the Pinnacle Hotel and have dinner on your own.
Fri, Aug 11: Vancouver. Visit Stanley Park to view the totem poles on a city tour that also includes Yaletown, Chinatown, Gastown, Canada Place and Granville Island. The balance of the afternoon is yours to spend at leisure. Gather in the evening for a Farewell Dinner at the hotel. (Meal: Dinner)
Sat, Aug 12: Transfer to the airport in Vancouver and depart for home.
Sheraton Seattle, Seattle, Washington
Located in vibrant downtown Seattle, this award-winning hotel is close to the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Aquarium, Pike Place Market and the Seattle Waterfront. Highlights: comfortable and stylish traditional guest rooms with Sheraton Signature beds • in-room amenities • Wi-Fi Internet access (fees apply) • two restaurants • two bar/lounges • coffee bar • room service • heated indoor lap pool • fitness center.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia
Steps away from the Inner Harbor, boutique shops and museums, the friendly DoubleTree Victoria boasts an ideal downtown location. Highlights: stylish, contemporary guest rooms with Sweet Dreams® by DoubleTree beds • in-room coffee/tea maker, refrigerator and microwave • complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access • two restaurants • bar/lounge • room service (limited hours) • fitness center.
Pinnacle Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia
Great downtown location on Vancouver’s Coal Harbour waterfront. Highlights: attractive, modern guest rooms with pillow-top beds and floor-to-ceiling windows • in-room coffee/tea maker • complimentary high speed and Wi-Fi Internet access • restaurant • bar/lounge • room service (limited hours) • fitness center • heated indoor lap pool • spa tub • complimentary use of hotel bikes.