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Wonders of Washington Search Tour Calendar
Featuring Mount Rainier & Olympic National Parks, Lake Quinault Lodge Stay, Snoqualmie Falls, Seattle, Tacoma

Tour Dates: September 25 - October 1, 2022
Limited Space

7 Day Package
11 Meals Included
New Itinerary

$2499 Per Person / Double Occupancy
$3299 Per Person / Single Occupancy

On this new, 7-day exploration of the wonders of Washington State we’ll encounter thundering waterfalls, lush rainforests, subalpine meadows, craggy beaches, historic lodges, idyllic cityscapes, captivating museums and astonishing glasswork. Enjoy a four-night stay at a stylish downtown Tacoma hotel while exploring Seattle, Tacoma, Snoqualmie and Mount Rainier National Park. We’ll then explore Olympic National Park with a stay at the historic Lake Quinault Lodge. The majestic Pacific Northwest is on full display! 

Tour Highlights: 

  • Stay 4 nights in a stylish downtown Tacoma hotel with sightseeing in Tacoma to include the LeMay Car Museum, the Museum of Glass and the Chihuly Bridge of Glass 
  • Explore Mount Rainier National Park with stops in Longmire and Paradise 
  • Spend the day in Seattle with an included driving tour with a local guide, the Chihuly Garden and Glass, the Space Needle observation deck and a narrated cruise on Elliott Bay 
  • Visit Snoqualmie Falls and enjoy an included lunch at the elegant Salish Lodge 
  • Enjoy an overnight stay in a contemporary Lakeside Room at the Lake Quinault Lodge, a historic national park lodge nestled in the heart of Olympic National Park and offering sweeping views of Lake Quinault 
  • Extensive sightseeing in Olympic National Park including the Hoh Rain Forest, Lake Crescent, Hurricane Ridge and take a walk on one of the national park’s spectacular beaches 
  • Visit the Museum of Flight featuring more than 150 historic air and spacecraft 

Fine Hotels / Great Locations:

  • Nights 1-4: Hotel Murano - Tacoma, WA
  • Night 5: Lake Quinault Lodge - Quinault, WA
  • Night 6: Red Lion Hotel - Port Angeles, WA
Day By Day Itinerary:
Day 1
Sunday, 9/25/2022 - Welcome to Washington!
Our journey begins with optional transfers from our departure points to LAX and a scheduled, non-stop flight arriving in Seattle this afternoon. Those guests making their own flight arrangements can request the group’s flight schedule to coordinate a flight arrival time that would allow them to be included on the complimentary transfer to the hotel. We’ll board a deluxe motorcoach and continue to Tacoma, featuring historic architecture amidst urban design. Enjoy a four-night stay at the Hotel Murano, an artful and upscale downtown hotel that pairs luxurious guest rooms with a museum-worthy collection of glass art. We’ll enjoy an included welcome dinner this evening. 

Day 2
Monday, 9/26/2022 - Mount Rainier National Park
Following an included breakfast, we’ll escape to one of the Pacific Northwest’s most celebrated natural icons, Mount Rainier. It stands as an icon in the Washington landscape – the unmistakable domed summit of a glaciated volcano. Upon entering Mount Rainier National Park we’ll immediately be surrounded by subalpine wildflower meadows, lush ancient rainforests and waterfalls that cloak Mount Rainier’s lower slopes. We’ll stop in Longmire, a designated National Historic District that is home to the original park headquarters building, now housing the Longmire Museum. Take a stroll on the Trail of the Shadows, a short accessible loop trail where human and natural history come together in the forest and meadows that encircle Longmire Meadow. We continue to Paradise (5,400’ elevation) where we’ll enjoy an included boxed lunch and time to explore the Henry M. Jackson Memorial Visitor Center and the Paradise Inn, designated one of the “Great Lodges of the West.” Short, accessible trails allow you to walk amidst the clouds and through the subalpine meadows to viewpoints for Mount Rainier, the Nisqually Glacier and the Nisqually River Valley. Be on the lookout for wildlife such as birds, black-tailed deer, marmots and beavers. 
Day 3
Tuesday, 9/27/2022 - Seattle
After an included breakfast we’ll travel north to the “Emerald City” of Seattle and join a local guide for a driving tour including the bustling waterfront, historic Pioneer Square, the new Stadium District, the world’s first Starbucks, the lively Pike Place Market and more. Explore the Chihuly Garden and Glass, an indoor and outdoor museum that spans 1 1⁄2 acres and showcases the most comprehensive collection of Washington-native Dale Chihuly’s artwork ever assembled. At Seattle’s iconic, 605-foot Space Needle we’ll journey skyward to a renovated observation deck that offers an all-glass floor on the lower level and floor-to-ceiling glass on the upper level. The 360-degree views of the sparkling waters of Puget Sound, snow-capped Mt. Rainier and the Seattle cityscape are unforgettable! This afternoon we’ll get up-close to one of the world’s largest shipping terminals and take in the view of Seattle’s skyline on a narrated cruise of Elliot Bay and the Seattle Harbor.  
Day 4
Wednesday, 9/28/2022 - Snoqualmie Falls, Tacoma
Following an included breakfast, we’ll travel to Snoqualmie Falls and admire the mesmerizing display of power and peacefulness at this 268-foot waterfall that is surrounded by upper and lower observation decks and accessible trails that provide numerous vantage points. We’ll enjoy an included lunch at the AAA Four Diamond Salish Lodge, providing outstanding views of the falls. Visit the Museum of Glass and marvel at edgy and inspiring exhibitions of glass in the museum’s galleries. Feel the heat as we watch artists create masterpieces from molten glass in the world’s largest hot shop – housed inside the museum’s iconic 90-foot stainless steel cone. Walk across the remarkable Chihuly Bridge of Glass, linking the museum to downtown Tacoma.  
Day 5
Thursday, 9/29/2022 - Tacoma, Olympic National Park
After an included breakfast, we’ll visit LeMay – America’s Car Museum, featuring automotive artifacts and 350 automobiles spanning over 100 years of automotive history. We continue to Washington’s spectacular Olympic Peninsula, surrounded by the inland waters of Puget Sound to the east, the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the north and the rugged shores of the Pacific Ocean to the west. This afternoon we’ll enter Olympic National Park and arrive at Lake Quinault Lodge, a historic national park lodge nestled in the heart of the Olympic National Park and offering sweeping views of Lake Quinault. Enjoy an overnight stay in a contemporary Lakeside Room which offers partial lake views and a balcony or patio. Enjoy an included dinner this evening at the lodge.  
Day 6
Friday, 9/30/2022 - Olympic National Park 
Following an included breakfast, we’ll spend the entire date exploring Olympic National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve. The Park contains no fewer than three distinct ecosystems and our journey today will take us from meadows of wildflowers, to craggy beaches, to lush rainforests, to breathtaking mountain vistas. The primordial Hoh Rain Forest receives over 12 feet of annual rainfall! Enjoy an included boxed lunch and time to stroll along the eerie “Hall of Mosses,” an easy loop trail that takes you through a lush old growth forest dripping with moss. Visit Hurricane Ridge offering a panoramic view of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the glacier-clad peaks of the Olympic Mountains. Overnight in Port Angeles.  
Day 7
Saturday, 10/1/2022 - Poulsbo, Museum of Flight, Journey Home 
After an included breakfast, we’ll travel to Poulsbo, a charming “Little Norway” on the Kitsap Peninsula. Stroll down Front Street and visit the award-winning, family-owned bakery using only fresh ingredients and old-world recipes. We continue to the Museum of Flight, featuring more than 150 historic air and spacecraft. See the Space Shuttle Trainer, the first jet-powered Air Force One, a supersonic Concorde and the magnificently-restored Red Barn – birthplace of the Boeing Company. This afternoon we’ll arrive at Sea-Tac for our scheduled non-stop return flight to Los Angeles.  Those guests making their own flight arrangements can request the group’s flight schedule to coordinate a flight departure time that would allow them to be included on the complimentary transfer to the airport. In L.A, those guests with pre-arranged transfers will be returned to their respective drop-offs.  

While we make every effort to operate our tours as outlined in the itinerary, we ask for your patience, understanding and flexibility and to retain a sense of adventure while traveling with us. Situations may arise that necessitate changes to the itinerary. Should we need to adjust the itinerary either prior to or while on tour, these changes will be communicated to you and only done when absolutely necessary. 
Tour Inclusions:  

  • 6 Nights deluxe hotel accommodations
  • 11 Meals: 2 dinners, 3 lunches, 6 breakfasts
  • Services of a professional Good Times Travel tour director
  • Comprehensive sightseeing with a local guide
  • Admissions per itinerary
  • Transportation aboard a deluxe touring motorcoach
  • Roundtrip airport-hotel transfers (with purchase of group air)
  • Luggage handling throughout the tour

Additional Information:    

  • Roundtrip LAX transfers are available from the following departure points: FV, LHS, & LBG as an optional add-on price of $89 p.p.; or you may meet the group at LAX, the arrival airport or the hotel
  • Full payment due at time of booking
  • Roundtrip group airfare available – please inquire
  • Travel protection/cancellation insurance is available and highly recommended
  • Tour Pace: Moderate (visit our common questions page for details on activity levels)
  • Activity Level: Moderate (visit our common questions page for details on activity levels)
  • To ensure a healthy and enjoyable travel experience for our guests, this tour will operate with additional health and safety measures in place and require each guest show proof of vaccination and complete a Wellness Pledge.
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