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Day 1 – Home to Seattle to Tacoma 

Today we will depart from MSP to Seattle. We make our way to Tacoma and check into Tacoma’s only waterfront hotel, the Silver Cloud Inn for the next 5 nights. Enjoy the grand waterfront view from your guestrooms! 

Hotel: Silver Cloud Inn (5 Nights) 

 

Day 2 – Tacoma 

Enjoy breakfast this morning at the hotel. Then we’re off to the Museum of Glass, a premier contemporary art museum dedicated to glass and glassmaking in the West Coast’s largest and most active museum glass studio. A highlight will be walking across the Chihuly Bridge of Glass, a 500 ft. long pedestrian overpass that links the Museum to downtown Tacoma. A buffet lunch is included today at the Harmon Taproom in Tacoma. After lunch we will make our way to the LeMay Car Museum. This ACM Collection consists of automotive artifacts and 250 automobiles spanning over 100 years of automotive history, plus approximately another 100 vehicles on exhibit loan from private collectors! This evening will be on your own to enjoy the beauty of our hotel. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

 

Day 3 – Tacoma 

We will begin our day with breakfast at the hotel. We will then make our way to the Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, dedicated to conservation, education, and recreation by displaying, interpreting, and researching native Northwest wildlife and natural habitats. See anything from Canadian lynx to moose to snowy owls. Lunch will also be served right at the Northwest Trek. This afternoon we’ll take a scenic, 45 minute train ride out of the small town of Elbe, through the forest, and across the glacial fed Upper Misqually River to the Mt. Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum in Mineral. The museum exhibits explore a collection of steam logging locomotives and we’ll discover the stories behind the pioneers of railroad logging camps in the early to mid-1900’s. We will return to the hotel for the evening on our own. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

 

Day 4 – Tacoma/Seattle 

We will enjoy breakfast then take a short drive to Seattle for a guided tour of the city, including Pioneer Square Historic District and views of the Space Needle. Lunch is on your own at famed Pikes Place Market. Then we are off to the Museum of Flight where we’ll see Boeing’s original Red Barn as well as Air Force One used by Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon. This impressive air and space museum allows us to see true aviation at its best! 

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 5 – Tacoma 

After breakfast we will make our way to majestic Mt. Rainier National Park. Standing at 14,410 ft. above sea level, Mt. Rainier is an icon in the Washington landscape! An active volcano, Mt. Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous US, spawning five major rivers. We will thoroughly enjoy our guided tour of this Park, taking in the scenic southwest side with subalpine wildflower meadows that ring the icy volcano while ancient forests cloak Mt Rainier’s lower slopes. Lunch will be enjoyed right in the park at Mt. Rainier Paradise Inn. After lunch we resume our guided Park tour, taking in the wildlife and beauty around us! The rest of the evening is on your own to relax on the waterfront of the hotel. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

 

Day 6 – Tacoma to Port Angeles 

Breakfast is served early this morning, then we depart Tacoma for a spectacular & scenic day as we will make our way to Port Angeles. We will experience the diversity of Olympic National Park as we enter into the Park multiple times. Enjoy stopping at breathtaking Lake Quinault; seeing the Hoh Rainforest, one of the largest and few temperate rainforests in the world; and driving along the shoreline of beautiful Lake Crescent, complete with a photo stop! Our journey today also includes lunch along Washington’s coast! Arriving in Port Angeles, a picturesque town nestled where the snowcapped Olympic Mountains meet the calm roll of the sea, we will check into the Red Lion Hotel for the next 4 nights. This property is located right on the beach of the beautiful Strait of Juan de Fuca – providing great views of the water! Enjoy a relaxing evening at our splendid hotel location! 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

Hotel: Red Lion Hotel (4 Nights) 

 

Day 7 – Port Angeles/Victoria, BC 

After an early morning breakfast at the hotel, we will take the Washington State Ferry to Victoria for the day. (Passport needed today!) Once we arrive, our beautiful destination is the lovely Butchart Gardens – they have three restaurants for you to choose from for lunch. The Butchart Gardens are famous for their reputation as one of the world’s most beautiful gardens. After lunch we join our step-on guide for a fascinating tour of the city of Victoria, highlighting many points of interest like the Marina where we’ll feed the seals. Then we ferry back to our hotel for an evening on our own. 

Included Meals: Breakfast 

 

Day 8 – Port Angeles 

After breakfast we will spend the morning at Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park. Hurricane Ridge is located 17 miles south of Port Angeles and will give us the best view of the interior rugged mountains and peaceful valleys. Lunch is on your own in the Park. The smell of lavender is our next stop! We will arrive at Jardin du Soleil Lavender Farm for a stroll through their fragrant fields and garden. Be sure to check out how many things you can make or do with lavender in the gift shop. We’ll return to the hotel for an evening of leisure; you may wish to enjoy a stroll along the beach! 

Included Meals: Breakfast 

 

Day 9 – Port Angeles 

Breakfast is served at the hotel before we’re off on a fun adventure: whale watching! Island Adventures, the #1 voted Whale Watch Company in the Northwest, will take us out for a memorable 4 hour tour. Their highly qualified crew that guarantee orca whale sightings on every tour, will make our trip unforgettable! Lunch will be available for you to purchase while on the boat. We will have our included farewell dinner tonight at the hotel. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

 

Day 10 – Port Angeles to Home 

Enjoy breakfast in our lovely setting one last time before we arrive at the Bainberry Ferry for a short ferry ride back to Seattle. We will fly home out of the Seattle-Tacoma Airport with grand memories of Washington’s National Parks & Waterways! 

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Flyaway Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $3,799
Single: $4,999
Triple: $3,549
Quad: $3,339

Flyaway Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $270
Single: $340

Travel Bucks

$50 Travel Bucks per person earned with this tour

Deposit Due

$200 deposit per person due at time of reservation. Full payment due 45 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed

Yes

Tour Pace

Moderate Walking (*Altitude Changes!)

Price Includes

RT Airfare including taxes, fuel surcharges, & baggage fees! 14 Meals, Hotels & Activities as stated in brochure, Luxury Motorcoach



The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 75°
Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
57°
Minneapolis, Mn
56°
Washington’s National Parks & Waterways
Flyaway Departure Date:
08/11/2019
Flyaway Return Date:
08/20/2019

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Tour Highlights

5 Nights at Silver Cloud Inn, Tacoma’s only waterfront hotel
4 Nights at Red Lion Hotel, Port Angeles waterfront
Museum of Glass
LeMay Car Museum
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
Mt. Rainier Railroad & Logging Museum including Train Ride
Seattle City Tour
Museum of Flight
Mt. Rainier National Park Guided Tour
Olympic National Park including Hoh Rainforest, Lake Quinault, Lake Crescent, & Hurricane Ridge
Ferry to Victoria, BC including City Tour & Butchart Gardens
Jardin du Soleil Lavender Farm
Whale Watching Cruise



Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
57°
Minneapolis, Mn
56°
Washington’s National Parks & Waterways
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 75°
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