Wine Tasting in Northwest Grandeur
Tour Overview | 7 Days & 6 Nights
Pickup and Drop off Location:
- Pickup: Portland, OR
- Dropoff: Seattle, Washington
Preferred Lodging at:
- The Motif: Seattle, WA
- Lake Quinault Lodge: Quinault, WA
- Suncadia Mountain Resort: Roslyn, WA
- Marcus Whitman Hotel: Walla Walla, WA
- Cedarbrook Lodge: Seatac, WA
Explore the Pacific Northwests most iconic wineries and attractions on this 7 Day 6 Night adventure with Experience Park Tours. Throughout Oregon and Washington we’ll walk in the footsteps of the Lewis and Clark Expedition as we pair local wines with culinary delights. From mountain peaks to coastlines you’ll breathe the freshest air, and drink the most unique wine the Pacific Northwest has to offer.
When We Say All-Inclusive, We Mean It:
Each tour includes everything in the itinerary with customizable attractions, 6 nights of lodging, transportation on the Adventure Coach, gratuities, baggage handling, expert guided activities throughout the tour, and 18 meals. Some of these will be prepared by the onboard staff, and others will be hosted at dining establishments in the area. We also include a Flex Pass VISA gift card loaded with a balance for individuals to dine when and where they want at certain times during tour.
- Willamette Valley Wine Region
- Columbia River Gorge Wine Region
- Walla Walla Wine Region
- Lake Chelan Wine Region
- Yakima Valley Wine Region
- Bridge of the Gods
- Snake River and Hells Canyon
- Dug Bar
- Palouse Falls State Park
- Lake Coeur d’ Alene
- Lake Chelan
- Puget Sound
Office Phone: 1-877-834-4654
Questions? A Senior Tour Specialist will contact you as soon as possible.
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7 Days & 6 Nights
Day 1: Portland and the Emerald City of Seattle
Preferred Lodging: The Motif: Seattle, WA
We’ll depart after breakfast for the Portland International Airport. If you are continuing on to Washington, we will make our way down the I-5 corridor to the bustling city of Seattle. Arriving in the late afternoon, we’ll check in to our lodging accommodations at The Motif Hotel where you’ll have time to relax and recharge. As the evening approaches, we’ll regroup for fine dining at Salty’s Restaurant on Alki Beach with views overlooking the Puget Sound and Seattle Skyline.
Day 2: Pike Place Market and Hurricane Ridge
Preferred Lodging: Lake Quinault Lodge: Quinault, WA
Our adventure begins in downtown Seattle at the Pike Place Market, where visitors have been witnessing the flying fish, fresh flowers and amazing food and hand-crafted treasures since 1907. While the Adventure Coach heads to the airport to pick up new travelers, the morning is yours to independently explore Seattle Center. After lunch, we’ll regroup to take the iconic Seattle Ferry across the bay to the Olympic National Park with views of Mt. Rainier looming over the city. Arriving to the park, we’ll venture to the alpine region of Hurricane Ridge where both leisure and active hikes are available. We’ll enjoy hearty appetizers overlooking the park before beginning our scenic drive along the 101, providing up-close views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Lake Crescent. Next, we’ll check in at the historic Lake Quinault Lodge, made famous by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt during a 1937 fact-finding visit. Enjoy your evening at the lodge exploring the surrounding trails or simply taking in the crisp mountain air from the lakeshore.
Day 3: Hoh Rainforest and Wine Pairing Dinner at Ruby Beach
Preferred Lodging: Lake Quinault Lodge: Quinault, WA
Today we’ll visit the lush and unique landscape of the Hoh Rainforest. The leisure walking trails are suitable for all activity levels and introduce visitors to one of the most serene and peaceful destinations on earth. The Sitka Spruce, Western Hemlock with other conifers and several deciduous species dominate the region, towering over the lush forest floor. Many are 100s of years old and can reach 250 feet in height and 30 to 60 feet in circumference. A stroll to the Hall of Mosses is especially unique and makes this temperate Rainforest a must-see when visiting the Pacific Northwest. Next, we’ll visit Ruby Beach. Completely void of any buildings, telephone wires or human intervention, this is one of the most relaxing places to explore tides, seabirds, driftwood, monolith rocks and lush foliage. While you explore the beach, enjoy a wine pairing dinner as the sun begins to set. The evening is yours to relax at your Lake Quinault Lodge accommodations.
Day 4: Mt. Rainier National Park, Yakima River and Canyon
Preferred Lodging: Suncadia Mountain Resort: Roslyn, WA
We will rise early and get our start on the three-hour scenic drive to Mt. Rainier National Park for a day of exploring the majestic volcano. Lunch is served by our chef at Paradise Valley with multiple scenic options available. For those who want to hike from Paradise, there are easy, moderate and difficult trails, depending on your desired activity level. Other quick stops throughout the park include the Grove of the Patriarchs and Box Canyon. Our journey will continue to the southeast side of Mt. Rainier and Highway 12 with a beautiful scenic drive towards the Yakima Valley and Canyon. We’ll stop for a special in-field dinner with Yakima Valley wine pairings where eagles, bighorn sheep, elk, deer and other wildlife thrive throughout the canyon. The final leg of our journey will take us into the historic town of Roslyn where we’ll stay at the Suncadia Mountain Resort, a majestic mountain hideaway with opportunities for spa services, golfing, hiking, and beautiful scenery.
Day 5: Suncadia Activities and Downtown Roslyn
Preferred Lodging: Suncadia Mountain Resort: Roslyn, WA
Take the morning to sleep in and enjoy the amenities at the resort. A complimentary shuttle service is available to take you into town to explore the shops, restaurants and various tasting rooms. Other local activities include golfing, horseback riding, fly fishing on the Yakima, spa services, hiking or general leisure and relaxation. The day is yours to independently explore this beautiful, quiet region.
Day 6: Red Mountain Wine Country
Preferred Lodging: Marcus Whitman Hotel: Walla Walla, WA
This morning we will be heading through the Yakima Canyon towards one of the most renowned AVAs on the continent, Red Mountain, where we will visit two estates of high-end wineries. Our chef will keep your palate satisfied throughout the day as we view the waterfalls, wildflowers and views of Washington volcanoes beyond the river. Next, we’ll continue towards Walla Walla where we’ll visit two more vineyards before settling in for the night at the Marcus Whitman Hotel.
Day 7: Snoqualmie Falls and Chateau St Michelle
Preferred Lodging: Cedarbrook Lodge: Seatac, WA
This morning, we’ll begin our scenic drive to Seattle. Crossing through Snoqualmie Pass, we’ll make a brief stop to view the cascading waters of Snoqualmie Falls. After lunch, we’ll visit one of the largest wine distributors on earth, Chateau St. Michelle. With ownership of over 3900 U.S. vineyards, case production in the tens of millions, and exclusive partnerships with wineries around the globe, “the Chateau,” as it is referred to by locals, represents the very best of success in America’s wine industry. After a tour of the winery, we will be heading to Downtown Seattle for our Farewell Dinner before checking in at the Cedarbrook Lodge.
Adventure Begins Here. Books Yours Today!
Don’t see the departure date you’re looking for? Contact us! We offer additional tours dates based on client needs.
Sunday – July 28th to August 11th – Portland to Seattle
Tours Depart at 1:00pm from the nearest airport or local hotel.
Your All-Inclusive Pricing
Double Occupancy Price: $3,999 Per Person. (Based on two people sharing a room)
Triple Occupancy Price: $3,742 Per Person (Based on three people sharing a room)
Quad Occupancy Price: $3,614 Per Person (Based on four people sharing a room)
Single Occupancy Price: $5,250 Per Person (Based on only one person in a room)
Your All-Inclusive Price
Tour prices are per person in U.S. dollars. All lodging, Adventure Coach transportation, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, in-transit snacks and drinks, sightseeing, attractions included in the itinerary, porterage, and the services of your Senior Tour Guide, Hospitality Chef, are included.
Lodging On Tour
The tour price includes all hotel accommodations. The thought that goes into choosing the lodging is based on two criteria; Quality and Convenience for routing. We have stayed in every hotel in the region and have chosen these properties based on customer feedback and our customer satisfaction. Limiting your time on the bus each day is critical to our lodging choices. We book rooms with two queen beds and do our best to change to king beds once the booking is complete. This is based on availability. The quality of each hotel may vary from location to location but we will never sacrifice quality and comfort. If your stay requires a roll-away cot, we will do our best to arrange it.
All meals are included on this tour.
Flex Pass–You will receive your Flex Pass when you board theAdventure Coach upon arrival. The Flex Pass is a Visa gift card and is good wherever visa is accepted inside of the Continental US. The Flex Pass allows guests to choose where, when and what they want to eat while experiencing the National Parks. We believe this freedom and flexibility is a key element of your vacation. Any money that is left on the card at the end of the tour is good for 6 months after the departure date.
You will have $20.00 on your Flex Pass for breakfasts if it is not included with the room. You will have $20.00 for lunches on your Flex Pass if it is not prepared by staff. You will have $50.00 for dinner on your Flex Pass if it is not prepared by staff.
Traditional gratuities for attractions and restaurants is included for local guides. When you are using your Flex Pass, you should tip as you normally would.
Guests are allowed one large suitcase per person with a maximum weight of 50 pounds. Please remember to clearly tag your luggage before you leave home.
One carry-on-bag is allowed while on-board the Adventure Coach. There is limited space for large bags on the Adventure Coach so it is recommended to carry a small bag such as a back pack or a hand bag.
Your tour specialist will send you your travel documents once you are booked. Your Emergency Waiver, Waiver of Liability, and Traveler Questionnaire Form will be sent once final payment is made. You must fully complete each online document before you can board for the tour.
Air transportation to the tour departure point and from the tour ending point is not included.
Lodging Before And After Your Tour
So that you are fully rested and avoid any flight delays, you may choose to arrive early or extend your stay following your tour. Any lodging before or after the tour is your responsibility. Please let us know if we can help make any suggestions.
Although every effort is made to handle your luggage carefully, we cannot be responsible, assume liability or accept claims for loss or damage to luggage and personal effects due to breakage, theft, or fair wear and tear through hotel, airline and group carrier handling. It is important for your own self-interest and protection that you make certain you have adequate insurance to cover these eventualities.
Lost luggage is an unfortunate possibility in today’s world of airline travel.
We suggest that you:
- Be sure the airline has your onward itinerary
- Avoid packing critical medication or valuables in your checked luggage
- Keep a change of clothing in your carry-on-bag
- If you don’t have enough room in your carry-on-bag, consider sharing your companions.
- Pack at least one change of clothing in your carry-on bag
All of your meals on the itinerary are included but you will want to be prepared for other personal expenses such as phone calls, room service, alcoholic and other beverages not specifically included, laundry, dry cleaning, airline excess luggage charges, vaccinations, visa fees and services, airport arrival and departure taxes, individual train and airport transfers (when applicable), and other optional or incidental extras are not included and may be significant
Guide and Driver Gratuities
The customary gratuities for your Hospitality Chef, Driver and Senior Tour Specialist are included
Photography on Tour
At times, we will use photographs and/or video taken by fellow guests or your Senior Tour Guide or on your tour for print, Internet and other media promotional purposes. If you prefer that your image not be used in any marketing activities, please notify your Senior Tour Guide at the start of your tour.
ATMs and Credit Cards
We recommend that you contact your bank in advance of departing on this tour to determine whether you will be able to use your ATM and credit cards while traveling. When contacting your bank, notify them of your travel dates so that they will anticipate charges being made outside of your hometown and do not suspend your cards for what may appear to them to be “suspicious” charges. We also recommend that you make a photocopy of the front and back sides of your ATM and credit cards to leave behind with someone at home who will assist you in the event your cards are misplaced, lost or stolen.
Cell Phone Use
Staying in communication with family and loved ones while traveling is a modern day privilege that we all value. Your Senior Tour Guide will clearly communicate when cell coverage is available on your tour. Once inside the National Parks, cell coverage is very random. Verizon seems to have the best footprint for cell coverage. Talking on your cell during your tour can be very disruptive so we ask that you refrain from using your cell phones until the appropriate time at a stop, or when your Tour Guide suggests. Please contact your cell phone carrier to determine whether your service extends to the Pacific Northwest and the Canadian Rockies.
Your Health and Activity Level
Your itinerary was built specifically to be malleable for all levels of activity, however you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances, often over unpaved and uneven surfaces. There are multiple opportunities to walk, or hike distances that are appropriate for your interest and ability. If you do not intend to hike or your health restricts your movement, most all attractions are attainable within a very leisure walk. If you have specific concerns, please ask questions of your Senior Tour Specialist prior to departure and they will be able answer your concerns or questions. If you have a heart condition or lung ailment, please consult your physician before you book your trip.
PLEASE NOTE: We regret that we’re unable to provide individual assistance to guests with walking difficulties or other personal needs. The responsibility of the Senior Tour Guide who accompanies your trip is to ensure that the larger group enjoys a relaxing and informative journey, and he or she cannot be relied upon to provide ongoing individual assistance to any one guest. Guests requiring such individualized assistance must be accompanied by an able-bodied companion who can provide it. While drinking water is generally safe at all our hotels, bottled water will be available wherever the local water is not fit to drink. We also provide bottled water on the motor coaches. All of our hotels are all non-smoking hotels and a very large fine will be assessed if it is determined that anyone has smoked while on property. Please check with your health insurance provider to determine whether you are covered while traveling. If you will not be covered under your current policy, we strongly suggest that you arrange for adequate coverage while on tour. If you have a medical condition that might limit your participation in activities, please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice and notify Senior Tour Guide as soon as possible, if you have not already done so. If you are a resident of another country traveling to or within the U.S., we suggest that contact your physician, the public health service in your area, or the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to obtain information regarding vaccinations and medications for vaccine-preventable diseases and other diseases for which you might be at risk when you reach your destination in the U.S. The Travelers’ Health Section of the CDC operates a 24-hour “Travelers’ Health Hotline” at 800-232-4636 (toll-free in the U.S.).
What to Pack
Clothing: We highly recommend the following for your suitcase:
- Light coat that wicks moisture and wind
- Comfortable walking shoes that breathe
- If you are planning to hike, a shoe that will offer support in the ankles are suggested. Tennis shoes do work, but if you are concerned about getting them dirty or having support for your ankles, you might consider something more durable and stable.
- We eat at a variety of different places, but you can dress casually at any of these locations. Do not concern yourself with packing unnecessary formal clothing.
Extras: Here are some additional essentials
- A small carry-on backpack for the trail or on the Adventure Coach. (Please consider a small bag and not too bulky)
- A neck pillow (inflatables are easier to pack but any will do)
- Walking sticks if you have balance issues.
- We have good binoculars so don’t worry about packing them.
- Bug repellant and sun screen.
- Sun glasses (very important)
- Head phones. (To be considerate to others, we ask that you use headphones for any noises associated with your electronic devices)
- Allergy medicine if you suffer from allergies.
- If you struggle with motion sickness you should bring something that helps with that.
- Bathing suit if you want to use the pool.
- Charging cables for your electronic devices and batteries if they are necessary.
Once You Have Arrived
Currency and Exchange Rates
The U.S. dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into 100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are widespread and credit cards and travelers’ checks are widely accepted. Travelers’ checks should be taken in U.S. dollars to avoid hassles. Banking hours are generally Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
There is 110 power on the Adventure Coach to charge your electronic devices. The electrical current in the U.S. is 110 V, 60 Hz, AC, which accommodates standard U.S. plugs having either two flat pins or two flat pins and a round grounding pin. If you bring electric devices that are not compatible with this system, you may need to bring the appropriate adapters and converters.
On the Adventure Coach: Everyone has different ideas of what is a comfortable temperature. We highly encourage you to dress in layers and consider a coat that wicks moisture and wind. Even on a normal day, a fleece or a wind breaker can really make a big difference.
On the Trail: If you find yourself taking lengthy walks away from the Adventure Coach on one of the many trails in the park, you may navigate through forested areas where there is shade and then a short while later, find yourself basking in direct sunlight. The temperature can change drastically in the park with an incoming cold front so it’s critical that you are prepared for this.
When You Are Ready To Book
To help expedite your booking, please have the following information ready before you call us:
- Tour Name and Departure Date Desired
- Traveler Name(s): Please have first and last names as they appear on the passport or driver’s license.
- Traveler’s Address(es)
- Traveler’s Phone Number(s)
- Emergency Contact Information: This would be a relative or friend whom we could contact during the tour in the event of an emergency. Please provide their name and phone number(s).
For reservations, call 877-834-4654 or contact your travel agent to book today!
Senior Tour Specialist hours – Pacific Standard Time
- Monday – Friday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Sunday: 7:00 AM– 5:00 PM
The Deposit is due at time of booking. Your deposit is $500.00 towards your total invoice.
If you are planning to book a private tour on the Adventure Coach, your Senior Tour Specialist will work closely with you to augment the schedule and tour needs based on your requests. If you are traveling with a non-private tour and have specific requests, please bring those to the attention of your Senior Tour Specialist at the time of booking.
Final Payment is due 100 days before departure. Any bookings without full payment at this time may be subject to cancellation without notice.
Travel Trip Protection Insurance
We highly suggest each traveler acquires travel trip protection insurance. Your Senior Tour Specialist will recommend multiple companies at the time of booking. Insurance is intended to protect you from a variety of potential issues and to protect your vacation dollars. Passing on travel insurance will not protect you if there is a natural disaster or a serious mechanical failure. Once you’ve completed your booking, your Tour Specialist will walk through trip protections expectations.
Adventure Begins Here. Books Yours Today!
Experience Park Tours Inc.
Office Phone: 1-877-834-4654
Mailing Address: 111 N Wright Ave #D Cle Elum, WA 98922
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM PST
Excluding Celebratory Holidays
Senior Tour Specialist: Ellie Smith