NW Explorer with Rail
Departure from Seattle
Explore Washington's Mountains and Wine Country with a stop in Portland
Seattle to Leavenworth, to Walla Walla, to Portland
What's Not Included
Meet your InquisiTours Tour Director at Seattle King Street Station in the afternoon (3:30 pm) to board the Amtrak Empire Builder. As you leave Seattle, sit back and enjoy the views of Puget Sound, the Cascade Mountains, and Wenatchee National Forest before evening arrival in the Bavarian mountain town of Leavenworth.
Enjoy a morning walk exploring the charming Bavarian town of Leavenworth, the outlying river valley, and nearby trails. The rest of the day is yours to do what you please. With attractions such as the Nutcracker Museum, wine tasting, shopping, miniature golf or even walking more riverside trails there is plenty to keep you engaged in the village. In the evening, join us for a festive reception featuring authentic cuisine and craft ales.
Walla Walla, Washington to Portland, OR
This morning we will meander country roads and farmlands before heading to the wild-west town of Pendleton, Oregon, home of the world-famous rodeo, the Round-Up, and Pendleton Woolen Mills. From there, we wind our way to Portland along the scenic Columbia River Gorge, making a few scenic stops, before checking into the hotel in the early evening. Dinner is on your own, and in Portland that means anything from food trucks to fine dining!
After breakfast, join us for a walking tour of Portland, the City of Roses. The rest of the day is yours. You can choose from an optional tour, or you may decide to spend your day at Powell’s Book Store; exploring various neighborhoods while riding the MAX train; visiting the numerous museums or breweries in town; enjoying tax-free sales shopping or a combination of it all! However, you spend your day, we hope you will find time to join us for a reception in the early evening.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Portland, OR to Seattle, WA
In the morning, we travel back to Seattle. You also have the option to end your trip in Portland. In the shadow of the Cascadian Mountain Range, we take in the sights of volcanoes surrounding the Puget Sound and learn more about the eco-diverse Salish Sea. We pass through several towns such as Centralia, Olympia, and Tacoma before arriving in Seattle in the early afternoon.