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Mount Rainier Premium Small Group Tour Gourmet Lunch Included

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    Stop At: Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109-4645

    Your tour will begin between 7:30am and 8:00am when your guide for the day picks you up at your downtown Seattle hotel or preferred location in the vicinity. You'll board our spacious high-roof extended length passenger vehicle for the ride south to Mt. Rainier National Park. As we approach the park, Mt. Rainier will periodically come into view on clear days. You'll enjoy the scenery of the rustic farmland and lowland old growth forests will that surround the mountain as we get closer. During the journey, your guide will share background information about the park itself as well as the area's natural history to put your visit to Mt. Rainier in a broader context of the Pacific Northwest's geologic past.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Mount Rainier National Park, WA 98304

    After entering the park, we'll begin to gain elevation and you'll get your first panoramic views of Mt. Rainier's glacier clad flanks and summit that towers above us at 14,411 ft. On the way up the mountain, we'll make stops to stretch our legs and breath in our surroundings in the old growth forest amidst towering trees that have stood for over 800 years. We'll take in plunging waterfalls and rivers fed by glacial run-off and heavy with silt, shaping the landscape before our eyes. The highest elevation your tour will reach will between 5,400 and 6,400 ft. At these heights, you'll be surrounded by the mountain's sub-alpine splendor. Early spring tours will see the mountain still in the midst of winter at these elevations. Summer tours in July and August will be able to walk through Mt. Rainier's famous expanses of wildflower meadows, and after a short hike, come face to face with some of the mountain's 25 major glaciers--the most of any peak in the US outside of Alaska.

    Your full time guide will be with you throughout your journey at Mt. Rainier. You'll learn about the mountain's cycle of seasons, how its glaciers formed, how they are continually changing the landscape, and what's in store for the mountain's future. Around midday, your guide will serve you a delicious catered lunch in the park. No cold, dry sandwiches and bag of chips here! Lunches typically include a selection of steak, salmon, or chicken skewers with sides of vegetables, a fresh green salad, and dessert along with a selection of hot and cold beverages. We happily make meal arrangements for vegetarians, vegans or any other dietary requirements with advanced notice.

    Duration: 6 hours

    Stop At: Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109-4645

    After about 6 hours spent within the park, it will be time to head back toward Seattle. On the way back, we have a rest stop where you can choose to buy a late afternoon coffee or indulge in some delicious handmade ice cream--almost worth the trip itself! Once in Seattle, your guide will drop you off at your preferred location in downtown Seattle.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We provide complimentary pick-up and drop-off service at ALL downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac hotels in addition to Pier 66 and Pier 91 cruise terminals. If you are staying outside of this area or you are unsure of whether or not we can pick you up, please contact us to inquire. We will do our best to accommodate you!

    For guests staying well outside of the designated pick-up area, we may request to pick you up at the Sheraton Seattle (1400 6th Ave, Seattle, WA).
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    • Small-group tour, limited to just 4 to 10 guests per day. Don't bring the crowd with you!
    • Professional guide and driver accompanies you throughout your journey
    • National Park fees
    • Hot & Cold Beverages
    • Bottled water throughout the day
    • Snacks
    • Catered lunch: entrée (steak or salmon), side of vegetables, fresh green salad, and dessert.
    • Live commentary from your guide throughout the day
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off within downtown Seattle
    • Lunch
    • Bottled water
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • 5-6 guided nature walks throughout the day so you can discover the best parts of the park
    • Entry/Admission - Seattle Center
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Rainier
    • Guide Gratuities (not required, always appreciated, equal to about 15% of your tour price)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Please advise the supplier of any specific dietary requirements or allergies at time of booking
    • Subject to road conditions. This tour may be canceled up to and including the day of travel due to hazardous road conditions. The tour route may also be modified due to road closures or hazards. This tour requires a minimum of 4 guest bookings on the day of travel in order to operate. The supplier reserves the right to cancel the tour up to and including the day before the scheduled tour date if insufficient bookings have been received by that time.
    • This tour includes opportunities for modest amounts of walking and hiking on marked trails, but over many uneven surfaces as well as up and down hill. For those with limited mobility or who do not wish to hike, alternative arrangements can be made.
    • Weather conditions on Mt. Rainier can change quickly even during the summer, so please dress appropriately. Even during summer months, you may feel warm when walking but can cool quickly once we stop for a rest. We recommend preparing multiple layers including a t-shirt, insulating layer and a waterproof layer like an outer shell or windbreaker. Particularly for spring and fall tours, please prepare insulating clothes and be prepared for periods of rain or fog. Please also wear appropriate footwear such as sturdy soled shoes or sneakers suitable to hiking over uneven terrain.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    My husband and I REALLY enjoyed the Mt. Rainier trip with Michael! Even before the trip, he was very fast in responding to his emails and even called me to arrange meals for me since I'm pregnant and had some limitations. It was a gorgeous day and we were very lucky to see great
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    We would highly recommend this tour, A must excursion from Seattle, Great guide, great walks, fantastic scenery, perfect lunch, small tour, what more can you ask for!!
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    Tour was personalized based on the weather and desires of the group. Super knowledgeable guide picked a variety of spots for short hikes where we could enjoy the scenery, take pics, learn about the park. Lunch was delicious. This tour is a great value-not much more than the
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    Our tour was originally set for the previous Sunday, but do to weather conditions, it was rescheduled for the following Saturday. The care and thoughtfulness that went into the reschedule was very appreciated. The tour itself started with a pick up at our hotel, and a nice drive
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    What an amazing day spent at Mt. Rainier National Park. Beginning to end- all perfect! We were picked up at our hotel and traveled in comfort to the park- stopping at a great shop along the way. Once in the park, Michael guided us to all the best spots, best views and best
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