Event description

Join Our State to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Pacific Northwest as we explore Mt. Rainier National Park and Olympic National Park.

Trip dates are June 10-16, 2022.

Package Includes:

  • • Round-trip airfare — Raleigh/Durham or Charlotte Douglas International Airport
  • • Nine meals: six breakfasts, three dinners
  • • Wine and beer reception
  • • All sightseeing per itinerary
  • • All admissions per itinerary
  • • Professional tour director
  • Our State host
  • • Luxury motor coach transportation
  • • Hotel transfers
  • • All admissions per itinerary
  • • All sightseeing per itinerary
  • • Baggage handling at hotels

Itinerary Highlights:

  • • Two National Parks -Mt. Rainier Nat’l Park & Olympic Nat’l Park
  • • Seattle City Tour
  • • Pike Place Market
  • • Space Needle
  • • Whale Watch Cruise
  • • Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
  • • Port Townsend
  • • Port Angeles
  • • Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center
  • • Chihuly Gardens & Glass
  • • Washington State Ferry
  • • Two Night stays in Tacoma, Port Angeles & Seattle

Accommodations:

  • • 2 Nights – Courtyard by Marriott or Marriott, Tacoma Downtown
  • • 2 Nights – Red Lion Hotel, Port Angeles
  • • 2 Nights – Sheraton Grand, Seattle

Detailed Itinerary:

DAY 1: DEPART HOME — ARRIVE SEA-TAC — TRANSFER TO TACOMA

Today arrive at the Seattle-Tacoma Int’l Airport. Meet your Tour Director and transfer to Tacoma for a two-night stay. Tonight enjoy a welcome reception and dinner with your fellow Our State travelers.

(D) Overnight: Tacoma

DAY 2: NW TREK WILDLIFE PARK & MT. RAINIER NATIONAL PARK

This morning visit the Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and enjoy a comfortable 50-minute tram tour through 435 acres of stunning meadows & 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 & films along with food and shopping options. Later return to Tacoma for an evening at leisure.

(B) Overnight: Tacoma

DAY 3: TACOMA — OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — PORT ANGELES

This morning enjoy the scenery as you drive along the Washington Coast before entering extraordinary Olympic National Park. During your visit you will 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) Overnight: Port Angeles

DAY 4: PORT ANGELES, WA — WHALE WATCH CRUISE

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 & 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) Overnight: Port Angeles

DAY 5: PORT ANGELES — PORT TOWNSEND — SEATTLE

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

(B) Overnight: Seattle

DAY 6: SEATTLE SIGHTSEEING

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. Rainer, ferries, boats, seaplanes & bustling downtown. Next visit Chihuly Garden & 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 a Glasshouse, an exhibitionhHall 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 & Fish Ladders and a 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 & 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) Overnight: Seattle

DAY 7: SEATTLE — RETURN HOME

Today fly home with wonderful memories of your Waterways & National Parks of the Pacific Northwest Tour.

(B)

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Total cost: $3,125 per person based on double occupancy, all-inclusive.
$3325 per person regular rate.
Single supplement is $950.

For reservations or more information, contact Melissa Grant at Premiere World Discovery by phone at (877) 953-8687, ext. 238 (Pacific Time) or by email mgrant@premierworlddiscovery.com.

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What to expect on an Our State trip:  Traveling with a group of Our State readers is an enriching, enjoyable, and safe way to experience new cultures, people, and places. In addition to the informative narration from the tour director and local guides, an Our State host will be available to assist in making your trip successful. We usually fly to our destination, then travel by a comfortable motor coach with anywhere from 35 to 50 people who appreciate learning about new regions. Your entire trip will be guided, planned, and arranged for your upmost enjoyment. Many activities are things you can only do because you are traveling with Our State. You can also choose not to attend an activity if you prefer something different. Please let your tour director know if you are not coming on a scheduled day. Many meals are included. Where you have meals on your own, suggestions will be provided. Most of the motor coaches have restrooms but every effort will be made to make regular rest stops. One of the best parts of traveling with Our State is that you will meet new people, many of whom you will already have much in common with since most travelers read the magazine. Many guests often develop friendships that go on long after the tour is finished. Our State trips are generally filled with dynamic and friendly people. Physical requirements: Our tours are physically active but not meant to be strenuous. Please be aware you will be on your feet, walking and standing for much of the day, indoors and outdoors, in all weather conditions and terrains. There will also be extended time on the motor coach when we travel from place to place. If there are any mobility issues you will need to have an able-bodied traveling companion to accompany and assist you. We regret that we’re unable to provide individual assistance to guests with walking difficulties or other personal needs. The responsibility of the Trip Director 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. If you have additional questions, please call Our State’s Travel Director Amy Wood Pasquini at 336-286-0600, or email apasquini@ourstate.com.