NW Explorer with Rail
September 12 - 19, 2021 (7-days. Roundtrip Seattle with the option to fly home from Portland, OR)
Explore Washington's Mountains and Wine Country with a stop in Portland
September 12 - 19, 2021: NW Explorer with Rail (7-days. Roundtrip Seattle with the option to fly home from Portland, OR)
Single Occupancy: $4099
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 you’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!
Seattle to Leavenworth, to Walla Walla, to Hood River
September 12 - 19, 2021
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 Hood River, OR
The wine and scenery continue today as we travel the great “River of the West”. We’ll visit Maryhill Winery atop the amazing Columbia River Gorge for lunch. Tonight, we overnight in Hood River, OR located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. Hood River is chock-full of scenery, wineries, and farm-to-table bounty. Overnight in the heart of historic downtown, steps from great shopping, breweries and tasting rooms.
Hood River, OR
See why the area is called “A World of Wine in 40 Miles”. Located in the beautiful Hood River Valley, this area produces award-winning wines cultivated by expert farmers who’ve been growing fruit on the volcanic soils of Mt. Hood for generations. We will start the day with a visit to the WAAAM Air & Auto Museum with one of the largest collections of still-flying antique aeroplans and still-driveing antique automobiles in the country. The items on display at this museum are not only full of history, they’re full of LIFE! Then, we follow the orchard trail while stopping to sample some of the regions finest craft beverages. This evening, take in the views as we enjoy our dinner cruise onboard the Columbia River Sternwheeler.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Hood River, 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.