Hard Cider Tour
A dedicated cider circuit to 3 of Seattle's best cider makers, with 3 full tasting flights.
USD $95/person | $540/Groups of 6 + $80/Additional Person
Length 4.5 Hours
Group Min. 6, Max 10
Join us on Seattle's original craft hard cider tasting circuit! On this small-group tour limited to 10 people, you will visit 3 Seattle area locales that are dedicated to the art of brewing up America's original hard beverage, cider! At each stop on the tour, you will enjoy 3 to 5 4oz. pours each of hard cider. You'll learn what you're drinking from the cider makers, and you'll gain insight into the hard cider making process. You'll travel from point to point in a comfortable high-roof, extended length van with your guide and designated driver at the wheel.
The Pacific Northwest loves craft beer and supporting locally brewed goodness in a glass. This is not a brewery tour that happens to offer a few lonely ciders! This tour is a dedicated cider circuit! If you love brewed craft beverages with deep local roots then you will love this tasting tour. If you've already welcomed hard cider into your life, then this tour is not to be missed!
Why Take this Tour?
3 Full Cider Flights Included (3-5 4oz pours!)
3 Authentic Seattle Craft Cider Makers
Gourmet cheese pairings during tour
Full Time Designated Driver & our High-Roof Van
4.5 Hour tour, 12:00pm to 4:30pm
Meet cider makers & learn the essentials
Small groups of 10 or less
1) Downtown Seattle Pick-Up
Your 4.5 hours Seattle cider journey will begin when your guide, and designated driver, picks you up at your downtown hotel in our comfortable high-roof, extended length van. As we make our way through downtown Seattle, your guide will share cider making history and give you an overview of how cider is made and why it's experiencing a renaissance in America now.
2) Tours & Tastings x 3
Before long, we'll arrive at the first cider maker where you will enjoy at least 3 different types of ciders straight from the tap. As you sip each cider, the cider maker will talk you through what you're drinking and you'll learn how each cider is made. After about 45 minutes to an hour, we will depart and heard toward the second cider maker, about 20 to 30 minutes' drive away. At the second stop, you will enjoy another flight of 3 to 5 different types of cider and get a glimpse behind the scenes at the cider making process.
During this second stop, we will also provide a complimentary gourmet cheese platter, and assorted other snacks for the group to share. After about 45 minutes to an hour, we will depart for our third and final cider stop.
Depending on the day of the week, our final stop will either be another local craft cider maker or an eclectic downtown cider bar where we'll sample a flight of international "old world" European ciders.
3) Back to Downtown Seattle
After 45 minutes to an hour of tasting at our last stop, your guide will drop you off at your downtown Seattle hotel or any point in downtown that you prefer.
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Tour Time & Pick-Up
- Your driver will conduct pick-up and drop-off service from locations within the map, as well as from the cruise terminal, beginning at about 12:00pm. If you're not staying within this area, please meet us at the Sheraton Seattle (1400 6th Ave.) We will contact you prior to the tour to confirm location and exact pick-up time.
- If you've booked a private group tour, we'll pick you up and drop you off anywhere in the Greater Seattle metro area.
- You don't have to be 21 to come on this tour, but you do need to be 21 to drink--we check your ID when you check in.
- If you don't want to drink, but want to tag along with the group, it's just $35.
- Tips for cider staff are included, but your designated driver would probably appreciate some love given the fact that he can't partake in delicious cider!
More cider love
Do you want to get out of Seattle and see some incredible scenery while sipping down some cider goodness? We've got some suggestions below. If you like what you see, please contact us about making it a custom tour!
How about a road trip across the snow capped Cascades to Eastern Washington and the apple capital of the world? We'll visit hard cider makers alongside apple and pear orchards. If you come in the late summer or fall, there are countless U-Pick farms to choose from for the state's freshest produce.
For a longer excursion, we could explore the Columbia River Gorge, between Washington and Oregon. On the foothills of glacier capped Mt. Hood, Oregon growers brew up cider goodness with their own home grown heirloom apple varieties. On the way, we can hike along cliffs overlooking the Gorge and even take a dip in a hot spring.