Pacific Northwest National Parks

Mount Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park & Victoria

  • Date

    July 17-23, 2019 | Wed / Tue – 7 Days

  • Location

    Seattle | Mount Rainier National Park | Victoria | Olympic National Park

Overview

Home to some of the most beautiful scenery in North America, the Pacific Northwest offers wild, rocky shores, spectacular mountains and lush forests. Spend time in trendy Seattle before transferring by ferry to Victoria, British Columbia. Seattle’s waterfront offers a delightful collection of shops and restaurants surrounded by the natural beauty of Puget Sound. While here, visit majestic Mount Rainier, and its surrounding alpine landscape. Spend time between the mountains and the water as you discover the Olympic Peninsula, where some of the most striking and diverse landscapes in the United States await. Visit each of Olympic National Park’s three major ecosystems from Pacific Ocean beaches and rainforest valleys to glacier-capped peaks. Cultural diversity, floral wonderlands, and pristine views — this tour promises to complete your summer in the most amazing way!

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE

  • Mount Rainier National Park day tour
  • Olympic National Park guided tours
  • Ferry crossings to Victoria and Port Angeles
  • Guided tour of Victoria with visit to Butchart Gardens
  • Seattle city tour
  • Afternoon Tea at the historic Fairmont Empress Hotel or whale watching cruise excursion options

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Roundtrip commercial air from Indianapolis to Seattle, Washington
  • Escorted
  • 6 nights accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • Sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
  • Ground transportation
  • Hotel baggage handling

NOTE:

This itinerary covers areas of higher altitudes and includes activities where moderate walking, possibly on uneven terrain, is required.

A passport is required to travel to this destination and must be valid for at least six months after your return.

Itinerary

Wed, July 17: Fly to Seattle, Washington 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 enjoy dinner and watch the ferries travel across Elliott Bay. Pop into fun souvenir and novelty shops and art galleries, or visit the Seattle Aquarium — all within walking distance from the hotel. After checking in to the hotel, the balance of the day is yours to enjoy!

Thu, July 18: Enjoy breathtaking vistas of glacier-carved Mount Rainier, 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, and to 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. (Meal: Breakfast)

Fri, July 19: This morning, take the ferry to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Tour the island with a local guide, including a visit to Butchart Gardens, one of the world’s premier floral gardens! Built in a limestone quarry, this unique, colorful, paradise drew more than 50,000 people in the 1920’s — and nowadays it attracts almost a million visitors annually. Following the tour, return to the inner harbor where the remainder of the day is yours to enjoy. Stay near the inner harbor, steps from local boutiques and restaurants. In the summer months, street vendors and performers line the popular waterfront. (B)

Sat, July 20: The morning is free to enjoy individual pursuits in Victoria at your leisure. An included option will be offered to partake in Afternoon Tea at the historic Fairmont Empress Hotel. A memorable experience of traditional afternoon tea awaits; signature tea blends, sandwiches and cakes — all that have been served to royalty, celebrities and dignitaries from around the world. Or, choose to take a whale watching cruise with a marine wildlife naturalist, an expert on orca whales. Other wildlife to watch for includes bald eagles, porpoises, seals, sea lions and various sea birds. (B)

Sun, July 21: This morning, ferry to Port Angeles, the gateway to the Olympic Peninsula. Travel to the Heart O’ the Hills to ascend Hurricane Ridge for a spectacular view of the Olympic Mountains. By the time you’ve reached the top you will have traveled from sea level to sub-alpine forest. The western slopes of the mountain range rise directly out of the Pacific Ocean and the moisture makes the range the wettest place in the contiguous 48 states. Return to Port Angeles and check in to your hotel for two nights. (B)

Mon, July 22: Enter Olympic National Park with its majestic Olympic Mountains, where you’ll discover an enchanted land of dense forest — tall conifers, giant big leaf maples and a vast variety of shrubs and flowers. Heavy mists and rain, up to 170 inches, from the Pacific Ocean bathe the area through most of the year but not during the summer months, which are relatively dry. Explore Hoh Rainforest, one of the finest remaining examples of temperate rainforest in the United States and one of the park’s most popular destinations. Experience Ruby Beach, with giant drift logs, pounding waves and views of offshore islands known as sea stacks. Tonight, a Farewell Dinner is included. (B,L,D)

Tue, July 23: Transfer to the airport in Seattle and depart for home. (B)

Hotel

Sheraton Seattle, Seattle, Washington

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: Wi-Fi Internet access (fees apply) • two restaurants • two bar/lounges • coffee bar • room service • heated indoor lap pool • fitness center.

Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour, Victoria, British Columbia

Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour, Victoria, British Columbia.

Steps away from the Inner Harbor, boutique shops and museums, the convenient Marriott Victoria boasts an ideal downtown location. Highlights: in-room coffee/tea maker, refrigerator and microwave • complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access • restaurant • bar/lounge • room service • heated indoor pool • spa tub • fitness center.

Red Lion Hotel, Port Angeles, Washington.

Located in picturesque Port Angeles, where the Olympic Mountains meet the sea, this hotel on the beach overlooks the beautiful Strait of Juan de Fuca and is just a one block walk from the town center. Highlights: in-room coffee/tea maker, refrigerator, microwave • complimentary WiFi Internet access • restaurant • outdoor pool • hot tub • fitness center.

PRICING

  • Package with Air
  • Double P/P – $3,199
  • Triple P/P – $2,989
  • Single – $3,969
  • Land Only
  • Double P/P – $2,579
  • Triple P/P – $2,369
  • Single – $3,349

Documents Required: Valid Passport

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