Seattle City Highlights Tour
Monday, Aug. 3, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm | $30
This is your chance to see the sites of the city! A local expert will take you through Seattle’s must-see attractions. The tour begins with a drive through downtown en route to Seattle’s International District and historic Pioneer Square, the city's oldest residential area and now a major visitor attraction. Next is a ride along Seattle’s bustling Elliott Bay waterfront to view the maritime activities and the Seattle Aquarium.
Next is a stop at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, where you will have time to explore the grounds and watch boats travel between the saltwater of the Puget Sound through the freshwater of the Ship Canal and on to Lake Union and Lake Washington. In addition to the botanical garden, a highlight of this stop is the fish ladder, built to allow salmon to pass between fresh and saltwater. Finally, the coach will embark on a scenic tour of Seattle's best neighborhoods, then on to Pike Place Market, a celebrated treasure among locals and tourists alike. There will be time to shop and explore this fascinating area.
Boeing Future of Flight Tour
Thursday, Aug. 6, 8:30 am - 1 pm | $55 (adult) $48 (youth)
Don’t miss the only public tour of a commercial jet assembly plant in North America. Soar into the world of commercial aviation in the home of The Boeing Company – one of the world’s greatest aviation dynasties. At Boeing’s newest high-tech facility, the Future of Flight Aviation Center, you will enjoy everything from exhibits and interactive stations to digitally designing your own jet. Then watch the world's largest jets—including the 747, 767, 777 and 787—be assembled at the Boeing Assembly Plant. (Children must be at least 4 feet tall to attend the Boeing Everett Plant Tour).
Cruising the Locks on the Puget Sound
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1:30 - 5 pm | $68 (adult) $49 (youth)
Enjoy live narration of Seattle’s history and learn how locks operate as you cruise through the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Built early in the 20th century, the locks connect the saltwater of Elliott Bay in the Puget Sound—a port for ships from around the world—with the freshwater of Lake Union and Lake Washington. Along the way, you’ll view the historic waterfront, city skyline, one of the world's largest shipping terminals and the majestic Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges. On Lake Union, you will see charming fishing communities, the “Sleepless in Seattle” houseboat community, and sometimes even the “Deadliest Catch” boats.
Lakes Cruise and Shopping in downtown Kirkland
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 10:30 am - 4 pm | $75 (adult) $57 (youth)
Travel through Lake Washington and Lake Union and learn the fascinating history of the surrounding area. Cruise alongside the world’s longest floating bridge while viewing beautiful scenery, from the University of Washington Husky Stadium to Mt. Rainier to the Seattle skyline. You’ll get a close-up view of the homes of the area’s rich and famous, including Bill Gates’ waterfront mansion. In Lake Union, you will cruise by kayakers and float planes taking off and flying overhead. Highlights include Seattle’s historic houseboat community and famous glass artist Dale Chihuly’s Houseboat and Studio.
After the Lakes Cruise, you will have time to explore the picturesque town of Kirkland. With its downtown waterfront along Lake Washington's shoreline and its many wonderful shops, art galleries, public parks, beaches and famous bronze sculptures, Kirkland is a must see for locals and visitors.
Boutique Wineries of Washington Tasting Tour
Monday, Aug. 3, 1 - 5 pm | $110 (adult)
Woodinville Wine Country is only 40 minutes from Seattle and offers a combination of small town charm, natural beauty, and more than 90 world-class wineries, tasting rooms, craft breweries, and distilleries. Knowledgeable guides will escort you on an exceptional wine tour experience, with unparalleled access to boutique wineries and their winemakers, private tastings, wine releases, and barrel samplings. You will visit three labels and sample their exquisite selection of wines. Possible winery visits include JM, Woodhouse, Patterson Cellars, Mary Ryan, Bookwalter or DeLille.