BEST OF SEATTLE, SNOQUALMIE FALLS & WINE TASTING TOUR
If you have just 1 day to dedicate to seeing the absolute best that Seattle has to offer, this is the tour for you! We'll spend the morning exploring Seattle's top city highlights including the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, the Chihuly Glass Museum, Kerry Park and Lake Union. In the afternoon, we'll escape the city and you'll get an amazing taste of the spectacular scenery that surrounds Seattle. At the foot of the Cascade mountain range, we'll stop for lunch in a quaint historic railroad town, feel the mists from thundering Snoqualmie Falls.
After lunch, we’ll cruise along a country road to the heart of winery country. Adults will enjoy a complimentary full wine tasting flight! Your group of up to 14 can start and end their tour anywhere in the greater Seattle area! Cruise terminal, Seattle hotel, Sea-Tac airport--it doesn't matter. Loaded with too much baggage after your cruise? We've got space for 20 suitcases so you don't have to worry about it!
Explore the Best of Seattle
On this full-day Seattle premium highlights tour, you’ll explore the best that downtown Seattle and the city’s gorgeous surroundings have to offer. At each point of interest, we won’t just drive by the sites—you’ll have opportunities to explore each of them on foot. Downtown Seattle highlights include the Pike Place Market, Space Needle, Queen Anne Hill for a panoramic view of downtown and Gas Works Park to marvel at the house boat communities lining Lake Union.
Escape the City
We’ll spend the latter half of our adventure with a stop for lunch in an historic railroad town, feel the cool mist blowing off of 268-foot high Snoqualmie Falls, cruise along charming country roads and and end our day with a complimentary wine tasting in a shady winery in the midst of western Washington’s wine country.
Woodinville Wine Tasting
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.
Pick-up and drop-off at the cruise terminals, Seattle hotels, or Sea-Tac Airport
Private full day transportation in our comfortable high-roof van
Visit Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, Queen Anne Hill, Gas Works Park, Lake Union, downtown Snoqualmie, Snoqualmie Falls, Woodinville
One complimentary wine tasting per adult
Bottled water throughout the day
Storage and transfer for up to 20 pieces of luggage
Gratuities, not required but always appreciated for good service (typical gratuities are 15% of your tour package)
Cost of lunch
Entrance tickets to the Space Needle Observation Deck and Chihuly Glass Museum
Best of Downtown Seattle
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! After your guide picks your group up from either the cruise terminals, any of Seattle’s hotels, or Sea-Tac Airport, we’ll 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 for the plane ride home at one of the used bookstores. Well, maybe our next stop is Seattle's most famous landmark, the Space Needle. If time permits, 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.
Seattle Views to Remember
Next, we’ll visit Queen Anne Hill, known for its 19th-century homes along with an amazing panoramic view of the city and Elliot Bay below. In case you didn’t make it up to the Observation Deck at the Space Needle, the view from up here is the next best thing! 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).
Lunch in a Railroad Town
As we depart Seattle and head east, the skyscrapers of the city give way to the forested foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Soon we’ll 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.
Woodinville Wine Tasting
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.
Return to Seattle
After the soaking up wine aromas amidst lush surroundings, we head back to Seattle. Your guide will drop you off at any of the following: back to your Seattle hotel, Sea-Tac airport, or the cruise terminal. If you need to head somewhere else outside of Seattle, just let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.
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Your tour includes door-to-door service from Seattle’s cruise terminals, any hotels located in or around downtown Seattle, or Sea-Tac Airport. This tour’s typical pick-up time is 9:00am. If your group requires a customized pick-up time due to your travel itinerary, please let us know at the time of check out.
The tour’s duration is 8 hours and your drop off will be at 5:00pm. If you require additional use of the charter transportation after the conclusion of the tour, please let us know at check out. We can drop you off at any hotel in or around downtown Seattle, at Seattle’s cruise terminals or at Sea-Tac airport. If you require drop-off at another area outside of Seattle, we will do our best to accommodate you. Drop-off service for areas outside of Seattle may incur additional charges. We will discuss any applicable charges with you once we receive your booking.
Not enough time? We’ve got a Half Day Tour too!
If you’re in a rush and don’t have time for our full day tour, we also offer an abbreviated Half Day Seattle Highlights tour! Our half-day tour also includes complimentary transfers to or from Seattle hotels, the cruise terminals and the Sea-Tac airport. This is the perfect option if you’re in a rush getting off your cruise in the morning and catching an afternoon flight or arriving on a morning flight and won’t board your cruise until the early afternoon!