GSBA Walla Walla Wine Tour & Trade and Cultural Mission April 19 - 22, 2018

To promote travel in Eastern Washington while showcasing diversity among rural communities, we are proud to partner with the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA), the world's largest LGBT and allied chamber of commerce, for this inclusive event filled with wine, cuisine, art, music, and good friends!

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DAY 1: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Seattle to Walla Walla. Depart Seattle at 9:00 am.
Meet your InquisiTours Tour Director at Seattle King Street Station for a 9:00 am departure, and if needed, we will include an Eastside pre-arranged pick location at 9:30 am (TBD). During the journey east, we will discover the intricacies of Washington Wines while enjoying the surrounding scenery of the Cascade Mountains and the Yakima Valley. In Yakima, lunch and tastings will be provided at a local winery. Before arriving at the hotel, join us for a welcome reception with partner member Precept at Waterbrook Winery along with community members, area businesses, and elected officials including State Senator Maureen Walsh. Plan on checking in at the hotel around 7:30 pm with the remainder of the evening on your own. Your Tour Director will provide you with evening and dinner recommendations. Overnight.
Meals Included: Lunch, Reception

DAY 2: Friday, April 20, 2018

Walla Walla Day of Leisure
Today is all yours! Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel, followed by a day to do what you please in Washington's friendliest town! GSBA partner wineries, Rotie, Goose Ridge, Browne, and Mark Ryan, will be offering scheduled tastings for all tour members. Or you may want to explore the over 30 tasting rooms in downtown Walla Walla, find a cozy lunch stop, shop, or visit the unique museums in town either on foot or by bike rental. From 5:00 - 6:30 pm GSBA member, Va Piano, will be pouring wines to compliment light appetizers during a social hour at the Marriott Hotel. Your InquisiTours Tour Director can assist with your planning and dinner reservations. Overnight.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Reception

DAY 3: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Walla Walla Day of Art
After breakfast at the hotel, join us for a morning art walk while we explore the creative side of Walla Walla from the sculptures on the Whitman Campus through various downtown studios, followed by an included lunch and wine tasting. After lunch, the afternoon is all yours. You may consider visiting the Walla Walla Airport district with 28 wineries, two distilleries, and three breweries (transportation provided), or you may decide on an optional activity such as a round of golf, a walking food tour or private driving tours which can also be arranged. In the evening, at 6:00 pm, join us for a special, multi-course dinner at The Foundry Vineyards, built on the combination of art and wine, featuring an exhibit by James Lavadour. Overnight.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: Sunday, April 22, 2018

Walla Walla to Seattle
Your day will start with breakfast at the hotel before boarding the motor coach for our return trip to Seattle, around 9:30 am. The areas Oregon Trail pioneering spirit reveals itself as we travel through the Columbia River and Yakima Valley; not only known for its wines - it is also known the nations largest producer of hops - where we will have lunch at a local brewery. Our route winds its way back through the scenic Yakima River Canyon, before dropping you in the Seattle area around 5 pm.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch