Seattle Center attraction entrance tickets, Northwest Railway Museum entrance ticket, lunch and gratuity.
Explore Seattle's top attractions on foot
Cruise through the Cascade foothills outside the city
Feel the mist blowing off 268-foot high Snoqualmie Falls
Visit Pike Place Market and the Space Needle
Visit Kerry Park and Gas Works Park
Visit Lake Union, downtown Snoqualmie, Snoqualmie Falls and Woodinville
Best of Seattle's Landmarks:
After your guide picks your group up from either the cruise terminals, any of Seattle's hotels or Sea-Tac Airport, we'll start with Seattle's most historic landmark, Pike Place Market. Your guide shares the Market's history and steers you to shops and eateries that would interest you. You'll have 45 minutes to browse the many stalls for edible delicacies, watch the fishmongers toss their slippery merchandise, visit the "original Starbucks" and you'll also learn why this isn't actually the original.
Maybe our next stop is actually Seattle's most famous landmark, the Space Needle. If time permits, take your group to the Observation Deck for outstanding views of the city or visit one of the other attractions located at the Seattle Center, such as the Museum of Pop Culture, the Seattle Children's Museum, the Chihuly Glass Museum or the Pacific Science Center. You'll have about 45 minutes to explore the venue of your choice.
Views to Remember:
We'll visit Queen Anne Hill, known for its 19th-century homes along with an amazing panoramic view of the city and Elliot Bay below. In case you didn't make it up to the Observation Deck at the Space Needle, the view from up here is the next best thing. On a clear day, you'll also get a great view of snow-capped Mt. Rainier, a sight cherished by Seattle residents.
Next, we move on to a very unique place, Gas Works Park, located on the North Shore of Lake Union. This is the perfect spot to see a microcosm of Seattle's industrial past and its gleaming glass and steel present. As we contemplate Seattle in the early 20th century, we'll watch seaplanes taking off and landing and check out Lake Union's famous houseboat communities. Fans of Sleepless In Seattle will recognize this as the place where Tom Hanks' character and his son lived in the movie.
Departing the City:
As we depart Seattle, skyscrapers give to towering evergreen trees in the Cascade foothills. Soon we'll arrive at the historic town of Snoqualmie, a charming mid-19th-century town perched on the bank of the Snoqualmie River. Find a casual spot for a quick bite along Snoqualmie's commercial street opposite the historic railway museum. For a more upscale dining experience, we always recommend the Salish Lodge's dining room.
Rejuvenated from lunch, we'll make our way to the picturesque 268-foot Snoqualmie Falls, one of the most popular natural attractions in the State of Washington. Feel its power as it makes its thunderous plunge into the river below. Ask your guide to tell you about the world's first underground power plant, built here in 1899.
Woodinville Wine Tasting:
Following the meandering Snoqualmie River and passing over old steel bridges from time to time, our final stop is Woodinville, the scenic home to the greatest concentration of wineries in Washington State. We'll stop into one of the area's top wineries where adults will enjoy a premium wine tasting flight, valued at $25 per person, and have a chance to chat with local vintners or explore the winery's grounds on foot.
Return to Seattle:
After soaking up wine aromas amidst lush surroundings, we head back to Seattle. Your guide will drop you off at any of the following, back to your Seattle hotel, Sea-Tac airport or the cruise terminal. If you need to head somewhere else outside of Seattle, just let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate you.