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“This was a lifetime trip for me and I was not disappointed. It was more than I had expected!” Judy, Brainerd 

Washington’s National Parks & Waterways R&J Traveler 



Day 1 – Home to Seattle to Tacoma, WA 

Today we will depart from MSP to Seattle. First we’ll visit the Space Needle and have lunch on our own at famed Pikes Place Market. We then make our way to Tacoma and check into Tacoma’s only waterfront hotel, the Silver Cloud Inn for the next four nights. Enjoy the grand waterfront view from your guestrooms! A welcome dinner will be included tonight as we get to know our fellow travelers and anticipate our journey ahead together. 

Hotel: Silver Cloud Inn (4 Nights) 

Included Meals: Dinner 


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. Then we are treated to a unique High Tea Victorian luncheon experience – the setting is perfect and the food is delightful! 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 

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 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 Park touring, 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 4 – Tacoma/Seattle – Float Plane Scenic Flight

We will enjoy breakfast then take a short drive to Seattle 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! Lunch will be on our own at the Museum’s cafe. Departing, we make our way to Kenmore Air Harbor for a special tour of Kenmore Air’s Lake Washington Terminal, giving us great insight into why these float planes are so important to the Pacific NW. Now it is time for our very own float plane experience as we board 10-passenger float planes for a scenic flight that begins & ends on water! During our flight, we’ll experience views of Seattle, Whidbey Island & the San Juan Islands as well as skirt the Olympic Mountains. As we come in from the west to land in Tacoma, we’ll have the best views of Mt. Rainier in the distance! This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience we will never forget! 

Included Meals: Breakfast 


Day 5 – Tacoma to Port Angeles, WA 

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. We will stop at the Hoh Rainforest, one of the largest and few temperate rainforests in the world; and drive along the shoreline of beautiful Lake Crescent. 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 6 – 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 first destination is the lovely Butchart Gardens. The Butchart Gardens are famous for their reputation as one of the world’s most beautiful gardens! They have three restaurants for you to choose from for lunch. After lunch we join our step-on guide for a fascinating tour of the city of Victoria, highlighting many points of interest. Then we ferry back to our hotel in the evening. 

Included Meals: Breakfast


Day 7 – 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 after leaving the Park. We will arrive at Jardin du Soleil Lavender Farm for a tour and visit. They will introduce us to how many things one can make or do with lavender. Be sure to check out their gift shop, which smells so wonderful! 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 8 – 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 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 9 – Port Angeles to Home 

Enjoy breakfast in our lovely setting one last time before we travel a scenic byway 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: $4,899
Single: $5,999
Triple: $4,589
Quad: $4,379

Flyaway Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $340
Single: $445

Travel Bucks

$60 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


Tour Pace

Moderate Walking (*Altitude Changes!)

Price Includes

RT Airfare including taxes, fuel surcharges, & baggage fees! 13 Meals, Hotels & Activities as stated in brochure, Luxury Motorcoach.

The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 65°
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Tour Highlights

4 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
Museum of Flight
Scenic Float Plane Flight!
Kenmore Air's Lake Washington Float Plane Terminal Tour
Mt. Rainier National Park
Olympic National Park including Hoh Rainforest & 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...
Minneapolis, Mn
Washington’s National Parks & Waterways
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 65°
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