Waterways & National Parks of the Pacific Northwest 2021

July 16 – 22, 2021

Friday, July 16
Today arrive at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Meet your Tour Director and transfer to Tacoma for a two-night stay. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers. (D)

Saturday, July 17
This morning visit the Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and enjoy a comfortable 50-minute tram tour through 435 acres of stunning meadows and forests, and get an eye-to-eye view of fascinating animals like moose, elk, bison and more as they explore their natural habitat. Then visit one of the nation’s great natural wonders, Mt. Rainier National Park. Ascending to 14,410 feet above sea level, Mt. Rainier is the focal point of the park. An active volcano, Mt. Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S. Stop at the Henry M. Jackson Visitor Center which offers exhibits and films along with food and shopping options. Later return to Tacoma for an evening at leisure. (B)

Sunday, July 18
This morning enjoy the scenery as you drive along the Washington Coast before entering extraordinary Olympic National Park. During your visit see panoramic vistas of the towering Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca from the mile-high Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center. Later arrive in Port Angeles for a two night stay. Tucked in the shadow of the Olympic Mountains, Port Angeles is the epicenter for the Olympic Peninsula. This evening enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers in this small seaside-meets-mountain town filled with history and bewitching beauty. (B, D)

Monday, July 19
Board your boat in Port Angeles for an exciting Whale Watch Cruise in search of humpback and orca whales. In recent years the waters surrounding Port Angeles have become one of the best locations in North America for viewing humpback whales. Orca are often seen feeding in the area as well. The Strait of Juan de Fuca has been home of the famed “Humpback Comeback” of the Pacific Northwest with hundreds of humpbacks now choosing these cold, nutrient-rich waters as their feeding grounds. The black and white orca is a predator that hunts in pods, family groups of up to 40 whales. Enjoy the evening at your own pace in Port Angeles. (B)

Tuesday, July 20
After breakfast a short drive brings you to Port Townsend, Washington’s Victorian seaport and arts community with a maritime heritage, artist spirit and a touch of urban chic. Then head to Bainbridge Island and board a Washington State Ferry to cross the Puget Sound headed for spectacular Seattle for a two night stay. Tonight is on your own to explore the great city of Seattle filled with amazing restaurants. (B)

Wednesday, July 21
This morning enjoy a Seattle City Tour. Start by visiting the Space Needle where the experience features an elevator ride to the observation deck 520 feet above the city streets. Built for the 1962 World’s Fair, the iconic tower can feature views of the Cascades, Mt. Rainier, ferries, boats, seaplanes and bustling downtown. Next visit Chihuly Garden and Glass, a monument to glass as art featuring a large portion of Dale Chihuly’s work. The long-term exhibition next to the Space Needle features Glasshouse, an Exhibition Hall with galleries, and a lush garden that serves as the backdrop for glass sculptures made up of impossible shapes and brilliant colors. The city tour continues featuring historic Pioneer Square, the Chittenden Locks and Fish Ladders and stop for great pictures and views of the Space Needle. End your touring at the famous Pike Place Market. Built in 1903, the waterfront market is home of the flying fish and the original Starbuck’s Coffee. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore this wonderful city at your own pace. Tonight join your fellow travelers for a Farewell Dinner at a popular Seattle restaurant featuring Pacific Northwest cuisine. (B, D)

Thursday, July 22
Today fly home with wonderful memories of your Waterways and National Parks of the Pacific Northwest Tour. (B)

Trip Includes:
• Admissions & Sightseeing per Itinerary
• Roundtrip Airfare from St. Louis
• 6 Nights Hotel Accommodations
• 9 Meals: 6-Breakfasts & 3-Dinners
• Hotel Transfers
• Professional Tour Director
• Baggage Handling at Hotels
• Motorcoach Transportation

$3,275 per person / Double occupancy – $275 Insurance
$4,225 per person / Single occupancy – $275 Insurance
Deposit $300 per person due at registration
Final balance due April 12, 2021

For more information about this trip, contact Sheri Rodebaugh at 217-258-0440, or toll free 866-661-2582.