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From Seattle: Mount Rainier Full-Day Tour

From Seattle: Mount Rainier Full-Day Tour

Visit Mount Rainier with a professional tour guide and discover all that this national park has to offer on this full-day tour. After meeting in downtown Seattle, hop in a comfortable 22-passenger minibus with large windows, high back seats, and air-conditioning and head straight to the park. Experience old-growth forests, wildflower-filled meadows, and thundering waterfalls on this tour of glacier-clad Mt. Rainier. Hike and walk a little or not at all: there are options for all abilities. Enjoy lunch at a Mount Rainier café or buy a picnic lunch along the way at our grocery store stop. After lunch, visit the interpretive center at Paradise to learn even more about the mountain’s glaciers, plants, and animals. Return to Seattle through pastoral farmlands and memorable Pacific Northwest scenery. Make a final stop at Wapiti Woolies and try the famous huckleberry ice cream. Please note tours in the shoulder months (May/October) may have limited accessibility inside the national park. Tours will operate and visit the parts of the park that we are accessible, but some roads may be closed.

Seattle: Tall Sailboat Sunset Harbor Cruise

Seattle: Tall Sailboat Sunset Harbor Cruise

Experience the romance of traditional sailing on sunset cruise through the Seattle Harbor. Relax on the boat's comfortable seats or take in the views from the high spacious decks. Have the chance to purchase some delicious snacks and drinks while you sail. Hop aboard the schooner 'Bay Lady' and depart from Pier 66 on Seattle's waterfront. Feel the thrill of letting the wind decide the direction of the ship. Admire sights like the Space Needle, Smith Tower, and on clear days, see Mount Rainier's snowy peak. Let the sunset over the mountain ranges of the Puget Sound take your breath away. Unwind with a drink from the onboard bar that serves a refreshing range of drinks like cider, beer, wine, champagne, soda, and water. 

Seattle: Sunset Sailing Cruise

Seattle: Sunset Sailing Cruise

Seattle's Original Sunset Sail - Est 1984! Join us on our 70ft ocean sailing yachts as we view the Seattle city skyline, the Olympic Mountains, and Mount Rainier. We are the only harbor cruise in Seattle that allows you to bring your own beer, wine, soft drinks, and food onboard for a fun and relaxing Pacific Northwest evening.

Seattle: Tall Ship Harbor Cruise

Seattle: Tall Ship Harbor Cruise

Experience the romance of traditional sailing on a schooner sailboat. Relax on the boat's comfortable seats or take in the views from the high perimeter railing. Have the chance to purchase some delicious snacks and drinks while you sail. Hop aboard the schooner 'Bay Lady' and depart from Pier 66 on Seattle's waterfront. Feel the thrill of letting the wind decide the direction of the ship. Admire sights like the Space Needle, Smith Tower, and on clear days, see Mount Rainier's snowy peak. Search for local wildlife like swooping seagulls, frolicking porpoises, and playful harbor seals. Unwind with a drink from the onboard bar or sea if the sailor's life is for you by trying your hand at hoisting the sails. If the conditions are right, go full pirate ship and watch the canons fire.

Seattle: Mount Rainier Park All-Inclusive Small Group Tour

Seattle: Mount Rainier Park All-Inclusive Small Group Tour

Discover Mt. Rainer National Park’s highlights on an all-inclusive, small-group full-day tour from Seattle. Explore wildflower meadows, alpine vistas, and waterfalls on foot as you enjoy magnificent views on a guided hike, or snowshoe trek, of Washington State’s highest mountain. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation or a centrally-located meeting point in Downtown Seattle. Sit back and admire views of the Rainier volcano which is encased in 35 square miles of snow and ice. Take in the atmosphere of this area that is surrounded by old growth forest and seasonally covered in a stunning carpet of wildflowers. Look for birds, marmots, coyotes, elk, and black bears. Breathe in crisp air as you take in the sounds and scents of the forests and lakes. You'll have plenty of seasonal snacks and refreshments and pause for a delicious lunch from a local woman owned caterer to fuel a day strolling through a landscape of waterfalls, river valleys, and glaciers. Keep your eyes peeled for deer in the meadow as they make their late afternoon trek to the river’s edge. Return by van to your accommodation in Seattle at the end of your tour.

Seattle: Mt. Rainier Hiking w/ Waterfalls, Glaciers & Trees

Seattle: Mt. Rainier Hiking w/ Waterfalls, Glaciers & Trees

Start your day trip with a pickup in downtown Seattle in the morning and then drive for two hours to Mt. Rainier National Park. See all the highlights of the park throughout the day. Follow your guide to view glaciers, waterfalls, rivers, lakes, and tall trees in the forests. Take in the stunning views of the glacier-covered volcano, which towers over the surrounding mountains in the Cascade Mountain Range with its 14,410-foot height. Hike for a few hours and enjoy a picnic while taking in the panoramic views of Mt. Rainier and other mountains in the park. After a day of exploration, leave the park in the afternoon and drive back to downtown Seattle.

Seattle: Cruise Port City Sightseeing Tour

Seattle: Cruise Port City Sightseeing Tour

Meet your guide at your cruise terminal as you debark from your ship. Bring your luggage along, or use the Port of Seattle’s complimentary port valet service. Port valet will take your checked baggage to the airport and check it in for you, so you can enjoy the tour luggage free. Ask your cruise director for details on how to sign up. Your tour begins in downtown Seattle, home to the Pike Place Market, the world’s oldest Starbucks coffee shop, and more. Then, continue to Pioneer Square and Stadium District, the city's historic core now filled with art galleries and restaurants abutting sports stadiums for the Seahawks, Sounders, and Mariners. Other sights on this tour include the International District and Waterfront and the Seattle Center, where you'll pass but the famous Space Needle. Drive through the quirky Fremont neighborhood, and take a photo with the famous Fremont Troll. Enjoy views from Queen Anne Hill, an area known for its views of Bainbridge Island and Mt. Rainier beyond. Complete your tour at the airport or your hotel. Drop-off at SEATAC by 1:45 PM for guests with flights departing at 3:45 PM or later. For guests adding on Space Needle tickets and the market, drop-off at SEATAC will be by 3:30 PM.

Seattle: Mt. Rainier Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride

Seattle: Mt. Rainier Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride

Indulge in a luxurious and exhilarating adventure like no other with Seattle Ballooning's hot air balloon ride. Your heart will race with excitement as you prepare to embark on a journey that will take you soaring over the stunning Pacific Northwest landscape.  You'll watch in awe as Seattle Ballooning's expert ballooning crew prepares the hot air balloon for takeoff. Once in the sky, you'll be mesmerized by the breathtaking views of Mt. Rainier and Mt. Saint Helens in the distance. As you soar at 3,000ft-5000ft above Seattle, you'll fly over hard-to-reach rivers, beautiful lakes, stunning farmland, and an incredible view of the tranquil waters of The Puget Sound. The highlight of your tour will be the stunning view of Mt. Rainier and Mt. Saint Helens as you reach the peak of your ascent. After a slow and soft descent back to earth, you'll be greeted with a bottle of ice-cold champagne to toast to you checking hot air ballooning off your bucket list.

Seattle: Mt. Rainier Sunset Hot Air Balloon Ride

Seattle: Mt. Rainier Sunset Hot Air Balloon Ride

Indulge in a luxurious and exhilarating adventure like no other with Seattle Ballooning's hot air balloon ride. Your heart will race with excitement as you prepare to embark on a journey that will take you soaring over the stunning Pacific Northwest landscape.  You'll watch in awe as Seattle Ballooning's expert ballooning crew prepares the hot air balloon for takeoff. Once in the sky, you'll be mesmerized by the breathtaking views of Mt. Rainier and Mt. Saint Helens in the distance. As you soar at 3,000ft-5000ft above Seattle, you'll fly over hard-to-reach rivers, beautiful lakes, stunning farmland, and an incredible view of the tranquil waters of The Puget Sound. The highlight of your tour will be the stunning view of Mt. Rainier and Mt. Saint Helens as you reach the peak of your ascent. After a slow and soft descent back to earth, you'll be greeted with a bottle of ice-cold champagne to toast to you checking hot air ballooning off your bucket list. 

Customized Mount Rainier Tour from Seattle

Customized Mount Rainier Tour from Seattle

Join a small group of fellow travelers and a friendly guide for a scenic drive through the Cascade Mountains, where you’ll marvel at the evergreen forests, sparkling lakes, and historic towns along the way. Stop at scenic viewpoints and waterfalls as you capture breathtaking photos at picturesque viewpoints. You’ll also have free time to explore the park’s trails, wildlife, and visitor center at your leisure. Whether you’re a nature lover, a history buff, or a thrill-seeker, you’ll find something to love about Mount Rainier at your own pace. Mount Rainier is more than just a mountain. It’s a national treasure that offers something for everyone. Whether you want to admire the snow-covered summit, wander through the wildflower meadows, or learn about the park’s fascinating history, you’ll find it here. This tour includes convenient pickup and drop-off from selected locations in downtown Seattle and airport hotels. Don’t miss this chance to see one of America’s most spectacular natural wonders. Book your Mount Rainier Tour from Seattle today and prepare for a memorable adventure!

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What people are saying about Mount Rainier National Park

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4.8
(181 reviews)

Lucinda was very wonderful and knowledgeable on our excursion. We were fortunate enough to get some great shots and was allotted plenty of time at each stop. The small number of us was great so time wasn’t a huge pressure. 5/5 would love to see the sights again!

Day was great - the sights from Longmire, to Paradise, Naruda Falls were all spectacular. John was a great guide - knowledgeable, personable and funny, he made it a Great day

Very nice excursion with our guide Ron. Ron is a true enthusiast, it is a pleasure to listen to him and follow him in this magnificent Mount Rainier park.

Our tour guide, Andreas, was exceptional. We experienced several different areas of the park.

Our guide Brents did an amazing job. Very personable. Great amenities