Tour Overview

This 7-day, 6-night all-inclusive luxury tour of Seattle, the Olympic, Rainier, and the North Cascades National Parks, and begins and ends in Seattle Washington.  Beginning with the charming culture of downtown Seattle and then transitioning to the lush mountain ranges and Pacific Ocean beaches of the Olympic, Rainier, and North Cascades National Parks, each guest will marvel at the scenic beauty of this secluded region.  This tour showcases wildlife and the most beautiful trees in the world make every day unique. Premium lodging in the heart of each destination is strategically blended with meals prepared to order to highlight the local bounty of the region. With something for everyone, this tour will start each day with new views and activities. Vibrant city life, oceans, rainforests, alpine lakes, high desert landscapes, and majestic mountain ranges make this a truly diverse and beautiful adventure.

Includes

Dinners: 6

Lunches: 6

Breakfasts: 6

6 Nights Luxury Lodging

Swiftwater Cellars

Swiftwater Cellars

2 Nights stay at Lake Quinault Lodge

2 Night stay at the Suncadia Resort

1 Night stay at the Enzian Inn

1 Night stay at Motif or Cedarbrook Lodge

  • In-transit beverages including beer, wine, soft drinks, juice, coffee, tea.

  • In-transit appetizers and desserts.

  • Fresh fruit and sweet and salty snacks.

  • Driver Guide, and Hospitality Guide.

  • Walking sticks and binoculars are available for guests.

  • Transportation on the luxury Expedition Cruiser.

  • Trip Insurance

  • Transfers to and from the airport.

Some meals will be prepared in the field. These are custom made to order meals. You value spending time in the landscapes viewing the wildlife and wonders. No need to rush off for reservations or worry about waiting in long lines.

All attractions included in the itinerary.

The Seattle Ferry

The Olympic National Park

  • Hurricane Ridge
  • Lake Crescent
  • Lake Quinault
  • Ruby Beach
  • Hoh Rainforest
  • The Washington Coast and the Pacific Ocean

Mt. Rainier National Park

  • Paradise Inn
  • Grove of the Patriarchs
  • Inspiration Point

Yakima Valley Wine Country

  • Yakima Canyon
  • Yakima River
  • Wine pairing dinner
Ruby Beach, Washington
Suncadia Resort Washington

Suncadia Resort

  • Golf
  • Massage and Mineral Pools
  • Hiking Trails
  • Beautiful leisure walking trails
  • Swiftwater Cellars
  • World famous Brick Saloon
  • Roslyn Washington

Leavenworth Washington

  • Bavarian Wonderland
  • Wenatchee River Rafting
  • Unique shopping district
  • Lake Chelan
  • Fresh Fruit Stands

North Cascades National Park

  • Winthrop Washington
  • Lake Diablo
  • Ross Lake

Itinerary

Day 1:  Seattle Ferry, Hurricane Ridge, Lake Crescent,

Premium Lodging:  Lake Quinault Lodge, Lake Quinault WA

We will take the iconic Seattle Ferry across the bay to the Olympic National Park while giving guests an intimate view of Mt. Rainier as it looms over Seattle.  Our first stop will be among the glaciers and alpine walking trails at Hurricane Ridge. Leisure strolls and more active hiking adventures are available to those that want to stretch their legs, but the beauty can be captured right from the Visitors Center for those that wish to stay close. Our scenic drive along the 101 will give up-close views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and Lake Crescent, which is an amazing alpine lake surrounded by Washington’s treasured trees.  The days scenic tour will end when we arrive at the Quinault Lodge which is listed on the National Historic Registry and was built in 1926. The lodge was made famous by a 1937 fact-finding visit by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt who, nine months later, created Olympic National. Uniquely situated on Lake Quinault, the lodge is surrounded by hiking trails and beautiful scenery for you to explore during the early afternoon and morning.

Day 2:  Hoh Rainforest, and Wine Pairing Dinner at Ruby Beach

Premium Lodging:  Lake Quinault Lodge, Lake Quinault

Our exploration of this amazing region continues with a visit to the Hoh Rainforest and the lush landscape that makes it so unique.  The leisure trails, good for all activity levels, introduces visitors to one of the most serene and peaceful destinations on earth. The star attraction is the amazing trees.  The dominant species are Sitka spruce and western hemlock, but other conifers and several deciduous species grow as well. Many are 100s of years old and can reach 250 feet in height and 30 to 60 feet in circumference.  The stroll to the Hall of Mosses is especially unique and makes this temperate Rainforest a must-see when visiting the Pacific Northwest.

Just a short drive down the road is one of the most remote and peaceful beaches you will ever find.  Completely void of any buildings, telephone wires or human intervention, Ruby Beach is one of the most relaxing places on earth to explore the tides, sea birds, driftwood, monolith rocks, and lush foliage.  Our chef will prepare wine pairing dinner while guests explore the beach and then we will dine on the banks of the Pacific Ocean to the sounds of waves crashing on the sand.

Ruby Beach

Ruby Beach

Day 3:  Mt. Rainier National Park, Yakima River & Canyon, Wine Pairing Dinner

Premium Lodging:  Suncadia Mountain Resort, Roslyn Washington

We will rise early and get our start on the three hours’ scenic drive to Mt. Rainier National Park for a day of exploration of this majestic volcano.    We will arrive at the Paradise Inn where lunch will be served by our chef and multiple scenic options are available. For those who want to hike at Paradise Inn on Mt. Rainier, there is something for all activity levels.

Easy Trails

  • Nisqually Vista Trail. 1.2 miles round-trip. 200′ elevation gain. Average hiking time: 45 minutes. The trailhead is located at the northwest end of the lower parking lot. Suitable for families with strollers.
  • Skyline Trail to Myrtle Falls. 1-mile round-trip. 100′ elevation gain. Average hiking time: 35 minutes. The trailhead is located on the north side of the upper parking lot, next to the visitor center. Suitable for wheelchairs with help, and strollers.

Moderate Trails

  • Deadhorse Creek Trail and Moraine Trail. 2.5 miles round-trip. 400′ elevation gain. Average hiking time: 1 ¾ hour. The trailhead is located at the northwest end of the lower parking lot. For excellent views, continue up the Deadhorse Creek Trail to Glacier Vista and return via the Skyline Trail.
  • Alta Vista via the Alta Vista and Skyline Trails. 1.75 miles round-trip. 600′ elevation gain. Average hiking time: 1 ¼ hour. Begin at the trailhead located at the entrance to the lower parking lot, or at the trailhead on the north side of the upper parking lot, next to the visitor center.
  • Bench and Snow Lakes. 2.5 miles round-trip. 700′ elevation gain. Average hiking time: 2 hours. The trailhead is located on the south side of the road, 1.5 miles east of Reflection Lakes. The trail is a succession of gradual ups and downs as it crosses a series of low ridges. The path first reaches Bench Lake after 0.75 miles, then continues another 0.5 miles to Snow Lake. The lakes may not melt out until late July.

Strenuous Trails

  • Pinnacle Peak. 3 miles round-trip. 1150′ elevation gain. Average hiking time: 3 hours. The trailhead is located southeast of Paradise, across the road from Reflection Lakes.
  • Panorama Point via the Skyline and Golden Gate Trails. 4 miles round-trip. 1700′ elevation gain. Average hiking time: 3 hours. The trailhead is located on the north side of the upper parking lot, next to the visitor center. Alternatively, you may take the Deadhorse Creek Trail from the north end of the lower parking lot and intersect the Skyline Trail near Glacier Vista.

Our journey will continue as we navigate the southeast side of Mt. Rainier and make our way to highway 12 and the beautiful scenic drive towards the Yakima Valley.  We will have a special dinner prepared by our chef with Yakima Valley wine pairing on the banks of the Yakima River in Yakima Canyon where eagles, bighorn sheep, elk, deer, and other wildlife thrive.  Our final short leg of scenic driving will take us through Ellensburg Washington and onto Roslyn where we will stay at the Suncadia Mountain Resort. This beautiful hideaway provides an opportunity for spa services, golf, hiking and of course, majestic mountain scenery.

Floating Yakima

Floating Yakima

Day 4:  Suncadia Resort, Swiftwater Winery, Recreational Paradise

Lodging:  Suncadia Resort, Roslyn WA.

There will be multiple excursion today for hikers who want to really explore the mountain lakes and alpine ridges with both leisure and aggressive options.  Golf and spa services are available for those that choose to stay at the resort and the walking trails are beyond beautiful right from your room. Paddleboards, mountain bikes, hot springs, and an amazing winery is at your beck and call as you explore this amazing mountain resort in the heart of the Cascade Range.  Roslyn is also home to the 1990’s sitcom Northern Exposure. The story takes place in Alaska but is filmed in the charming town of Roslyn. The Brick Saloon, Washington’s oldest continuously operated bar, and made even more famous in Northern Exposure, has great food, refreshments, and entertainment as the centerpiece of downtown Roslyn.  The nightlife, local culture, and landscape make this a special place for all that visit.

Suncadia Resort, Roslyn WA

Suncadia Resort, Roslyn WA

Day 5:  Leavenworth’s Bavarian Wonderland

Lodging:  Enzian Inn, Leavenworth Washington

Our short drive to Leavenworth takes us through Blewett Pass in the beautiful Cascade Range.  Our arrival in Leavenworth is timed for those that may want to take an optional river rafting trip down the Wenatchee River which is valued by those seeking adventure.  This German-themed town is a Northwest treasure and has something for everyone. Great food is enhanced by the many shops that include wine tasting, distilleries, bakeries, Gingerbread House, art galleries, cheese shops, and even a Nutcracker Museum.  Leavenworth is geographically situated at the center of a scenic paradise with fresh fruit stands, wineries and unique shopping experiences offering something for all. Great hiking trails for all levels of activity will give flexibility for everyone. The Enzian Inn is in the heart of downtown so that each guest can explore on their own and choose the restaurant of their choice.

Leavenworth Washington

Leavenworth Washington

Day 6: Lake Chelan & the North Cascades National Park

Lodging:  Cedarbrook Lodge, SeaTac Washington near the airport or the Motif in downtown Seattle.  (Guest will choose at the time of booking in case they want to explore Seattle’s downtown options)

We will depart early as we continue towards the Lake Chelan Recreation Area that is rich with cherries, and vineyards. Lake Chelan is steeped in agriculture featuring cherries, grapes, apples, and pears which makes for fun stops to taste the local bounty.  Lake Chelan is the second deepest river gorge in North America and provides beautiful landscape photography options. Our next destination is the North Cascade National Park which is filled with glacier-clad peaks rising almost vertically from the lush forested valleys.  Often called the American Alps, The North Cascades offer stunning views of virgin forests and fragile subalpine meadows where black bears, mountain goats and black-tailed deer, marmots, mountain lions and bobcats thrive. A favorite stop is at Ross Lake. For those wanting to hike, your dinner will be hot and ready on the Expedition Cruiser with panoramic views when you return.   A guided hike (7.6 miles round trip) is available to Diablo Lake which is fed by surrounding glaciers and has brilliant turquoise colors. There are many easy walking trails to multiple scenic viewpoints from where we will be parked. This National Park is so peaceful and full of amazing scenery which makes this such a special place for the farewell dinner. Our last leg of the tour will take us to downtown Seattle for those that will be staying at the Motif in the heart of downtown, and our last stop will be at the Cedarbrook Lodge near SeaTac Airport.

Rainier Young Couple Full View

Enjoying Time Together

Day 7:  Homeward Bound

For those staying in downtown Seattle, guests are strategically located in the heart of the downtown attractions to explore on their own.  The Seattle Space Needle, Chihuly Garden of Glass, The Museum of Pop Culture, The Seattle Aquarium, The Seattle Great Wheel, The Seattle Underground, and many more attractions are just a block or two from the hotel.  If you wish to visit the Boeing Museum of Flight, it would be much closer to the Cedarbrook Lodge, and a short Uber ride will get you there and back. There is also a very convenient Tram service that goes from SeaTac Airport to downtown Seattle.  Your breakfast and airport transfer are included in your stay and we thank you for traveling with National Park Escapes.

Available Dates

October 8-14, 2020

Pricing

Double Occupancy: $2,999
Triple Occupancy: $2,799
Quad Occupancy: $2,699
Single Occupancy: $3,999

Deposit at time of booking: $1,500 Per Person

Your all-inclusive adventure will include the following:

Small Groups

National Park Travel Club provides seating for 20 travelers aboard the Expedition Cruiser. Small groups give guests the ability to fully relax and not be rushed. The Expedition Cruiser gives travelers ample room to see the region with full views, space to relax, and the full attention from their guides. Fewer people equal more focus and less hassle.

Lodging

The criteria for lodging is based on several factors that will impact your adventure. We do our best to choose lodging that is 4 and 5 start lodging, but experience has taught us that everyone has a different interpretation of 4- and 5-star lodging. When choosing to lodge the primary factors we consider are:

  • Reputable —The hotel has a reputation for providing a safe, clean service that would meet the expectation of discerning travelers. National Park and National Scenic Areas do not always offer lodging options that are 4- and 5-star quality. Strategic locations on lakes, rivers, ocean beaches or inside the National Park are often 3-star quality. They are, however, clean, safe and provide good sleeping quarters. When 4- or 5-star lodging is routed with our unique itineraries, we will always choose these properties when available.
  • Location—We choose hotels that minimize the commute on the Expedition Cruiser. Our goal is to make time in your destination as efficient and comfortable as possible. Spending an extra hour of commute each day to get back or to a hotel is not consistent with our tour culture.
  • Convenient to multiple food options—Although some of the hotel choices we choose offer a limited offering of restaurant options because of how remote they are, we focus on properties that give guests an opportunity to explore dining options that meet their cravings and interest.
  • Activity-Focused—We make best effort to choose lodging that gives guests an opportunity to explore on their own such as walking trails, hiking options, beach access, fishing, shopping districts, water activities, and historical or educational opportunities.

Meals

chefFood is a big part of most everyone’s vacation experience. When we travel to remote destinations our goal is to have food enhance the experience and not take from it. Our trips are routed with multiple dining out options that include the cost of breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day on the tour. Most of our meals are served in restaurants with multiple options to choose from. While on the Excursion Cruiser, meals are strategically prepared to offer dining experiences that are fresh, made-to-order and maximize your time at your destination. Crafting meals that are sensitive to food allergies and nutrition choices is as equally important to our guests as the creative and tasty options that are provided while in these remote destinations. While the sun is up, and the light is available we focus on more time in the park and less time in lines and waiting for food. Enjoying a hand-crafted meal on the banks of a majestic river makes the experience complete and satisfying. In addition to crafted meals, the guest is also offered daily appetizers, treats and a full-service drink menu that includes wine, beer and any type of beverage requested in advance of the tour for each guest’s pleasure. Fresh seasonal fruit is always in stock on the Expedition Cruiser throughout the day and of course, all snacks, appetizers desserts, and beverages are included in the all-inclusive price.

Attractions

National Park Travel Club provides travel solution with multi-generational options. Activities are classified in our itineraries as Leisure, Adventure and Scenic.

Tour itineraries are built strategically to have a complete offering for all ages and activity levels. Some activities may not be of interest to some travelers, so they are not always included in the price of the tour. Below is a description of the types of activities that would be a part of a National Park Travel Club itinerary.

Leisure

Scenic walking trails, vistas, waterfalls, and other park attractions that are accessible regardless of your activity level. These attractions are available to most travelers and enjoyed by those seeking a relaxing vacation that is easy on the eyes and easy on the knees.

Adventure

Rafting, paddle boarding, canoeing, horseback riding, zip lining, gondola rides, fishing, windsurfing, aggressive hiking trails, golf, and bike riding are examples of options that are available on most tours. While some of these attractions may be included in the all-inclusive price, most of these options are add-on features that guests can choose from at an additional cost.

Educational

Museums, interpretive centers, visitors’ centers, and historical markers, all enhance the guide’s interpretation of the region’s human history, geology, flora and fauna, and lifestyle of the people of the region. This is always included in the tour as well as one-on-one opportunities with the guides to better understand the full value of our treasured National Parks.

Cultural and Human History

Every region and National Park offers a unique history and present that makes the destination so special. Native Americans, Frontiersman, Trappers, Settlers, Miners and iconic people in our nation’s brief history have contributed to the fascinating stories that make our National Parks and surrounding attractions so appealing. Our guides interpret the region but also include the stories of the people who developed the region into the treasures they are today. Connecting each National Park Travel Club guest with the local art, music, and creativity of the region is a key objective on each tour.

Culinary and Farm to Table

Farm to TableOur goal at National Park Travel Club is to help involve our guests in an immersion into the local culinary and beverage options and gain a new perspective through the eyes of the artisans, farmers, and chefs that bring life to this fascinating area of tourism. Because not all guests are interested in wine tasting, breweries, distilleries, and farm-to-table options, these attractions are not always included depending on the type of tour it is but is made available when the route and schedule allow.

Luggage Handling

Included your all-inclusive tour is the porterage of luggage to and from your hotel room when arriving or departing.

Transfers to and from airport

Transfers to and from the airport are included in your all-inclusive tour. Arrangements are made by National Park Travel Club which will include either the Expedition Cruiser, shuttle bus, cab, or other scheduled transportation.

The Expedition Cruiser

Remote destinations offer all kinds of challenges to even the most well-planned traveler. The sole purpose of the Expedition Cruiser is to provide a relaxing environment for each guest while offering the comforts that are not available on alternative modes of transportation. While the Expedition Cruiser may have many bells and whistles that are rarely used, it has the essential tools that enhance the wonders of the National Parks. Designed with the purpose of giving guests a complete small group experience while also catering to individuals needs, the Expedition Cruiser boasts leather couches, two private lounges with seating up to eight, seating at tables, multiple central heating and air zones, full kitchen, hot and cold towel service, multiple charging stations for electronic devices, in-transit satellite television, wireless internet, closets for coats and bags, and a lavatory that has a flushing commode and hot water for washing your hands. 2020 motor coaches will also offer multiple six-way captain chairs that rotate degrees.

Our Staff, Drivers, Guides, Hospitality

Our drivers have pristine driving records and extensive technical knowledge of the motor coach, ensuring your safety and well-being during your trip.

Our Guides and Hospitality Crew are passionate about educating and sharing their experiences with our guests while prioritizing your comfort and individual needs above all else.

Can I make special room requests?

Of course! National Park Travel Club is happy to advise hotels of any special room requests or requirements, provided we receive them at the time your reservation is made. Please be aware that all requests cannot be guaranteed and additional fees may be applied.

Can National Park Travel Club book rooms before and after my adventure?

Your lodging is secured for your first through last night of your tour. National Park Travel Club is happy to assist you in booking a pre or post tour night stay at the hotel we are staying at based on availability.  If you would like to choose an alternative hotel, we can make suggestions, but it will be the traveler’s responsibility to handle the booking. Give us a call, and we would be happy to recommend lodging and activities in your departure and arrival cities.

Does National Park Travel Club work with Travel Agents?

National Park Travel Club highly values working with travel professionals. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have an Agent you are working with.

How far in advance should I make my reservation?

It is highly recommended that you book as soon as dates are made available – our tours often times are filled up to a year in advance. We have limited departure dates for each individual region that we visit. If you are in search of a private section on the Limo Liner or a private vacation with your closest travel companions, the timing of your booking is even more critical.

What is due at the time of booking with National Park Travel Club?

A deposit is required in order to hold a reservation for an National Park Travel Club adventure. A $1,500.00 per person deposit must be made for our 7 days, 6-night tours and must be received at the time of your booking, or received at our office within 10 days of your booking date. $500.00 of this deposit is non-refundable without travel insurance.

All Day Trips must be paid in full at time of booking.

What hours can I contact a Tour Specialist at National Park Travel Club to discuss my tour?

You can give us a call any time you would like! If you prefer talking to a human, our operating hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM PST (excluding celebratory holidays). If you happen to call after hours, be sure to leave us a voicemail and we will reach out to you within the next business day.

Alternatively, you can reach our lead Tour Specialist directly at tours@nationalparkescapes.com

What forms of payment does National Park Travel Club accept?

National Park Travel Club accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and check payments.To book your All-Inclusive Vacation or Day Trip with National Park Travel Club, you may use our online booking platform or call our offices on our secure line, 7-day vacation final payments are due 100 days prior to departure.

Will I have to make payment at the time I make a reservation?

A deposit is required in order to hold a reservation for an National Park Travel Club adventure. A $1,500.00 per person deposit must be made for our 7 days, 6-night tours and must be received at the time of your booking, or received at our office within 10 days of your booking date.

$500.00 of this deposit is non-refundable without travel insurance.

Will I receive documentation when I book an National Park Travel Club adventure?

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive a booking summary and a trip receipt. This communication will come in the form of an email and will be sent immediately after booking is confirmed. But it doesn’t stop there – we want to get to know each guest and their travel preferences before their departure. Following your booking summary, you will receive your Welcome Packet with your next steps as a traveler with National Park Travel Club as well as your travel waivers. These consist of: Acknowledgement of Risks and Release of Liability Waiver, Emergency Contact Information, Photo & Publicity Release Form, and Guest Profile Form.

How many meals will the Tour Chef prepare while on our adventure?

What is hungry? We strategically plan our meals with our Tour Chef to conform to the demands of the itinerary schedule – ensuring that our guests are always full and content. The Tour Chef prepares locally-sourced meals that reflect the flavors of the region. Utilizing hand-selected destinations to prepare in the field, our Tour Chef enables each traveler to maximize their time exploring the parks rather than racing to make a reservation across town.

In addition to planned meals with our Tour Chef, you will also have the opportunity to taste the local fare by utilizing your Flex Pass when the Chef is not providing your culinary inclusions. Complimentary in-transit appetizers, desserts and hand-crafted beverages will be available all day throughout your tour.

Is alcohol included and served on the Limo Liner?

Yes, local and domestic beer and wine is made available to those who want to drink responsibly. This is included as are all refreshments that are made available while on tour. Please know that this is not a booze cruise. All-inclusive alcohol is a privilege and guests are expected to use their best judgement when consuming it. The National Park Travel Club Hospitality Guide and Tour Chef reserve the right to refuse serving alcohol to any individual where safety is at risk or behavior affects other travelers.

Will I have individual time with the Senior Tour Specialist to ask questions?

Absolutely. Our small group atmosphere allows a lot of opportunities to get to know your guide. We have at least one expert guide on each tour.  The Senior Tour Specialist is completely free of distraction to focus specifically on your needs. The flora, fauna and human history are all important to communicate as well as hearing the stories of the region that only local insight can offer.

What is the activity level of the tour?

Anything you would like it to be. We have strategically crafted each of our adventures to be compatible with various activity levels and multi-generational travelers – ensuring that each guest receives the vacation that fulfills their unique interests. Your Guest Profile Form will help us understand how to best meet your needs while on the tour.

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Company Name: National Park Travel Club

Office Phone: 1-844-566-7745

Address: PO Box 210 Grant, LA 70644

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time Zone

If you have questions about this tour please send inquiries to complete this form or email us at: travel-experts@nationalparktravelclub.com