Let the Northwestern metropolis of Seattle be your home base as you set out daily with your own knowledgeable private guide to discover the impressive nature and scenic vistas of Washington's National Parks. Birthplace of Jimi Hendrix, and later the Grunge movement which shocked the western world in the 90's, Seattle has much to offer in the way of art and culture. Explore the city with your guide before setting out daily to uncover the grandiose wilderness and nature of renowned National Parks like Olympic, Mount Rainier, and Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument - site of the historic 1980 eruption.
Enjoy a meet & greet at the airport and a private transfer to your destination.
The Fairmont Olympic Hotel (5*) is ideally located in the heart of Seattle, footsteps from the city's most exciting attractions, including the famous Pike Place Market, Seattle Waterfront and Space Needle, plus a multitude of museums, theatres, shops and restaurants. The hotel has 450 well appointed guestrooms and suites with lavish bedding, luxurious amenities and conveniences such as high-speed internet access and multi-line telephones. From the elegant and ornate grandeur of The Georgian with its Palladian windows and spectacular chandeliers; to the warm oak paneling and pub-style setting of Shuckers; to the sophisticated and cosmopolitan appeal of The Terrace piano bar; Seattle's Fairmont Olympic Hotel has a dining venue that appeals to every mood and aesthetic. The Hotel also provide a full service Health Club and indoor swimming pool.
Surrounded by stunning wilderness and waterways, the Emerald City is defined by its natural beauty and eclectic urban charm. Explore Seattle on this private tour and enjoy a fun, educational and informative northwest experience with a naturalist guide that will lead you around the city following the “Emerald Necklace” of city parks, woodlands, neighborhoods, locks, college campuses and shorelines. On this half-day journey, experience the historical Pioneer Square area of old Seattle, learn of the Great Seattle Fire, the Klondike Gold Rush and hear the history of the Space Needle, Smith Tower, and Pike Place Market. You will also have an opportunity to visit Discovery Park, the city’s most spectacular natural preserve, while you spot for wildlife and learn the local and natural history, culture and geology of this diverse region.
Cupped between the jagged Olympic Mountains to the west and the volcanic peaks of the Cascade Range to the east, this private tour will take you to the tallest peak of them all, Mount Rainier, standing at 14,411 feet. Led by a highly qualified naturalist Escape Artist guide, this full day tour offers ample opportunities for adventure, exploration, learning, and just plain having fun! Binoculars and cameras are a must on this expedition amid this active volcano’s surrounding old-growth forests, alpine meadows, lakes and waterfalls. Your guide will deepen the private tour experience with naturalist interpretation as you take in the sights and sounds along the drive, and while walking or snowshoeing in the park. Park entry fees, seasonal lunch/dinner and snowshoes included (depending on snow levels).
Experience one of the region’s most ‘powerful’ main attractions, Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, on this private tour led by an expert naturalist guide. Stopping to take photos along the way, your guide will present dramatic evidence to just how well the ecosystem is recovering and the impressive ongoing reforestation project. Just miles from the crater at Johnston Ridge Observatory, witness stunning views of the steaming volcano. Then head out with your naturalist guide on a walk to learn about how volcanoes are monitored and the geological events surrounding the 1980 eruption.
Discover in a day the peninsula’s treasured Olympic National Park on this private tour with an expert naturalist guide at your side. Large and varied, you may find yourself hiking through the country’s oldest forests down to prehistoric-looking beaches while catching views of the dramatic Olympic Range. In adventure-outfitted vehicles, you may climb up to Hurricane Ridge for a panorama of jagged peaks, alpine meadows, and the sea. Or maybe you will opt to visit a working farm and cidery for a taste of the Olympic Peninsula. With this private tour of the Olympic National Park, there are a lot of options for a quintessential Northwest day that can include anything from beaches and mountains, to forests and farms. The options are endless, and your senses will never rest.
Experience up close and personal the intense and beautiful Snoqualmie Falls on this private Cascadia Falls Hiking tour with your expert driver-guide. Escape the city and spend the morning exploring the banks of these falls as it tumbles over 268-foot of granite cliffs into the emerald canyon below. Depending on conditions, your guide will pick the Trail of the Day and embark on an interpretive hike through a northwest mountain trail, experiencing the season’s beauty and the adaptive ecosystem! Track and spot wildlife and birds, all the while making sure to take time just taking in some magical scenery. This place is overflowing with peaks, lakes, rivers and streams and the perfect region to enjoy the outdoors year around!
Meet your driver for a private airport transfer.
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