From Seattle: Wine Explorer (7 days)

Wine country tour! Wine, wine, scenery, food, history, and more wine. The Wine Explorer tour introduces you to the world-class wines of Washington and Oregon, in one of the most stunningly diverse regions in the world.

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2019 Tour Dates: 5/12/19 - 5/18/19 | 7/7/19 - 7/13/19 | 9/8/19 - 9/14/19

Minimum of 4 people, maximum of 12 people per scheduled departure.

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Day 1: Seattle, WA to Leavenworth, WA via Woodinville, WA

Meet your InquisiTours Tour Director at Seattle King Street Station in the morning at 9:00 am. As you leave Seattle toward Woodinville, learn about a few of the sites and history that made Seattle what it is today. Woodinville, a wine mecca just north of Seattle has a small-town vibe that draws visitors and locals alike to its 100-plus tasting rooms. There we will visit a winery and tasting rooms and have lunch before traveling through the Cascade Mountains, and Wenatchee National Forest before evening arrival in the Bavarian mountain town of Leavenworth. Overnight.

Included: 1 Tasting, Lunch

Day 2: Leavenworth, WA

Enjoy a morning walk exploring the charming Bavarian town of Leavenworth, the outlying river valley, and nearby trails. With dozens of wineries and wine tasting rooms, Leavenworth is quickly becoming a premier wine country destination. We will visit 2 select tasting rooms nearby, and the rest of the day is yours to do what you please.   In the evening, join us for a festive reception featuring local wine and cheese.

Included: Breakfast, 1 Tasting, Reception

Day 3: Leavenworth, WA to Walla Walla, WA

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 Washington wine country.  You’ll enjoy a delightful lunch and wine production tour 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 and a tasting at a downtown tasting room before checking in to the hotel for the night.  The evening is yours to explore the many dining options in town.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, 1 Tasting

Day 4: Walla Walla, WA 

After breakfast at the hotel, join us for a morning art walk while we explore the creative side of Walla Walla among the sculptures on the Whitman Campus, followed by a visit to a Southside winery and tasting. The rest of the day is yours to do what you please.  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 wine-paired dinner.

Included: Breakfast, Dinner, 1 Tasting

Day 5: Walla Walla, WA to Portland, OR

This morning we will meander country roads and farmlands as we make our way to Portland along the scenic Columbia River Gorge. Along the way, we stop at a Columbia Gorge winery for lunch and a tasting and Multnomah Falls before checking in to the hotel in the early evening. Dinner is on your own and in Portland that means anything from food trucks to fine dining. 

Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, 1 Tasting

Day 6: Portland, OR

After breakfast, join us for a scenic drive to the Willamette Valley for a visit to an estate vineyard to sample the regions Pinot Noir paired with lunch. Once back in Portland after lunch, the rest of the afternoon is yours to do what you please.  You may decide to visit Powell’s Book Store, exploring various neighborhoods while riding the MAX train, visiting the numerous museums or breweries in town, tax-free sales shopping, or a combination of all!  However you spend your day, we hope you will find time to join us for a farewell reception in the early evening.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, 1 Tasting, Reception

Day 7: Portland, OR to Seattle, WA

After breakfast, we will head North on our final day to Seattle, WA. We will make a stop at the airport around noon, and the train station around 1:00 pm. and if you are sailing to Alaska from Seattle today we can drop you at the Cruise Terminal with plenty of time to board your ship.

Meals Included: Breakfast