Washington State is well known for its beautiful coastlines, picturesque islands and jagged mountains all of which you will experience on this 6-day tour. Cropping up from these natural beauties are charming cities and towns.The port town of Bellingham, in addition to being a craft brew hub and outdoor recreation mecca, is the gateway to your San Juan Island Whale Watching cruise and North Cascade National Park adventure. Nestled in the Methow Valley, Winthrop is an old west town with boardwalks and western charm, while Leavenworth, in the shadow of the Cascades, will delight you with its Bavarian charm. Each are a perfect complement to your Alaska cruise or stand-alone holiday!
Seattle to Bellingham, to San Juan Islands, to Winthrop, to Leavenworth, back to Seattle
Your InquisiTours tour director will pick you up at the airport or a downtown location prior to 10:00 am to board your coach to Bellingham. As you leave Seattle, sit back and take in the views of the Puget Sound and the Cascade Mountains. Enjoy lunch and a welcome drink in the charming coastal town of Bellingham. With stunning views, easy access to the outdoors and great beer, this home of Western Washington University fully embodies the Pacific Northwest lifestyle. Overnight. Meals included: Lunch, Reception
This morning we board our boat for Whale Watching in the Salish Sea. As we cruise the San Juan Islands, we’ll search for Orcas, Minkes, and Humpback whales and enjoy lunch on board. Once in town, the evening is yours to sample the fine Northwest cuisine and famous craft beer scene. Overnight. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Today we’ll drive through the rugged and remote North Cascades National Park. With stunning vistas and accessible trails, you'll enjoy lunch and a full day in the mountains. We’ll finish the day on the east side of the Cascade Mountain in the wild-west town of Winthrop in the Methow Valley. The evening is free for exploration and enjoying a variety of dining experiences and entertainment opportunities. Overnight. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
After a hearty breakfast, we follow the "river of the west", the mighty Columbia, through the orchards and vineyards as we travel to the Bavarian town of Leavenworth. You may choose to wine taste, go rafting, or simply take in this beautiful town nestled within a stunning mountain location. Tonight, we will visit a local beer garden for some local brews and fine sausages. Overnight. Meals included: Breakfast, Reception
This morning we head to the Emerald City of Seattle. One of the great cities of the west, we'll visit the iconic Pikes Place Market with time to explore on your own. On our last night together, we will gather for a farewell dinner and a stay at a downtown hotel. Overnight. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
After breakfast you have the option to prepare for your flight home or your Alaska cruise. Meals included: Breakfast