NW Explorer with Rail

Departure from Seattle

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We traveled in May 2019 with Guy Glaeser (of Inquisitours) on this wonderful journey through the wine regions of Washington and the Columbia River Gorge. We were struck by the fantastic beauty of this part of the U.S. and how friendly the people were as we made our way across Washington and back through Oregon. The itinerary that Guy and Robin put together was excellent -- we really feel we saw the "best of the best" in this region -- and our time together included enough flexibility that we could request customizations that Guy willingly included. Guy knew all of the best wineries, and we learned so much about the landscape and history of these areas. He also had suggestions on what to see and where to eat when we were on our own. We were able to also enjoy time with Robin (and their children!), so that by the end of the week, we felt like we had been traveling with friends we had known for a long time. Guy and Robin have created a tour experience with just the right mix of structure and flexibility. We HIGHLY recommend this company!

Explore Washington's Mountains and Wine Country with a stop in Portland

$3399
Per Person, Double Occupancy
SEATTLE
LEAVENWORTH
WALLA WALLA
PORTLAND
“…if you see this and are ‘on the fence’ about taking this tour….just DO IT! It’s a great tour with great people and scenery that must be seen! I did it in June and have not a moments regret having done it!” B. Brands, Dallas TX

The Pacific Northwest Tour featuring Washington and Oregon! With its unique cities, charming small towns, scenic waterways and majestic mountains is one the most stunningly diverse regions in the world. The 7-day NW Explorer introduces you to Washington and Oregon and the Northwest lifestyle while offering a segment on a unique train ride.

Enjoy rugged mountain views and the Bavarian charms of Leavenworth. Take a journey to the rolling hills of the Palouse and Washington’s iconic wine country. World class vineyards and vintners will delight your senses as you travel the pioneer trail to Walla Walla, “Washington’s friendliest town.” The historic rodeo-town of Pendleton, Oregon gives way to a landscape filled with volcanoes and waterfalls along the stunning and beautiful Columbia River Gorge. The tour winds west to Portland, Oregon, known as “the City of Roses”, which boasts a unique style all its own.

Whether your’re traveling to Seattle for an Alaska Cruise, looking for a wine country tour and sightseeing tour, or just want to discover the abundance of the region, we will take you with comfort, convenience, and expertise!

Age

21+

Duration

7 Days

Location

Seattle to Leavenworth, to Walla Walla, to Portland

Dates

Year-round

Departure
Seattle, Washington
Departure Dates
No set departure dates – you pick your dates! Please contact us directly.
Accomodations
6-nights in a centrally located deluxe hotel
What's Included
What's Not Included
Are you looking for a different date than the ones listed above? Call us and we will customize a departure date that works best for you!

Day 1

Seattle, Washington to Leavenworth, Washington (Scenic Train)
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. Overnight.
Meals Included: Dinner on the Train

Day 2

Leavenworth, Washington
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. Overnight.
Optional Add-Ons: Guided hike or Rafting trip (prices vary)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Reception

Day 3

Leavenworth, Washington to Walla Walla, Washington
This morning board your coach to explore the dramatic Columbia River Basin. Orchards and vineyards complete the expansive views as we travel into the heart of the wine country. You’ll enjoy a delightful lunch at one of the Red Mountain AVA great wineries. After a scenic drive to Walla Walla, our day will finish with a brief walking tour of the town before checking in to the hotel for the night. The evening is yours to explore the many dining options in town.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Leavenworth, Washington to Walla Walla, Washington
This morning board your coach to explore the dramatic Columbia River Basin. Orchards and vineyards complete the expansive views as we travel into the heart of the wine country. You’ll enjoy a delightful lunch at one of the Red Mountain AVA great wineries. After a scenic drive to Walla Walla, our day will finish with a brief walking tour of the town before checking in to the hotel for the night. The evening is yours to explore the many dining options in town.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

Walla Walla, Washington
In the morning learn about the lifestyles, traditions, and crafts of the regions residents including Native Americans, the Lewis and Clark expedition, and Oregon Trail Pioneers with a visit to the Ft. Walla Walla Museum. The rest of the day is yours for exploration. You can choose from an optional excursion or may decide to spend your day exploring, shopping, or visiting the numerous tasting rooms and art galleries in town. Whatever you do, you will want to be back in time for a special multi-course dinner.
Optional Add-Ons: Cycle tour, Golfing, Wine tasting (prices vary)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5

Walla Walla, Washington to Portland, Oregon
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!
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6

Portland, Oregon
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.
Optional Add-Ons: Cycle tour, wine tasting, Segway tour (prices vary)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Reception

Day 7

Portland, Oregon to Seattle, Washington
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. Please let us know if you are taking an Alaska Cruise so we can time your arrival.
Meals Included: Breakfast