TRAVEL AGENT LOGIN
Washington State Tour
Home  >  United States  >  Western USA  >  8 Day Washington's Scenic Western Shores and the Tulips of Skagit Valley in Springtime

8 DAY WASHINGTON'S SCENIC WESTERN SHORES AND THE TULIPS OF SKAGIT VALLEY IN SPRINGTIME

CODE
8DWSS
STARTING FROM
$2,062 USD
PLACES VISITED
Seattle, Olympia, Port Angeles, Anacortes
WASHINGTON STATE TOUR
Enjoy Seattle's famous Pike Place Market and the Space Needle before starting your circle trip through Washington's scenic western shores. Enjoy the Colonial Port Townsend, Olympic National Park and the tulips of Skagit Valley in spring or the Gulf Islands in summer.
Start Location: Seattle End Location: Seattle
TOP HIGHLIGHTS
  • Seattle's famous Pike Place Market and the Space Needle
  • Whidbey Scenic Island Way
  • Tacoma and Olympia- heartland of artists and artisans
  • Seattle Hop On Hop Off sightseeing tour
  • Colonial Port Townsend
  • Famous Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park
  • The tulips of Skagit Valley in spring or the scenic Gulf Islands in summer
DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
ITINERARY
Day 1: Arrive in Seattle

Washington's biggest city offers countless attractions, but it's easy to hit some of the most notable on a whirlwind tour. As a start, we suggest you join one of Seattle 101 tours. There is no fixed charge and you pay the walking guide what YOU feel is a fair sum. This is a unique take on Seattle and your insider's guide to the Emerald City. Stroll through the past in Seattle's historic Pioneer Square. Walk Seattle's beautiful waterfront and photograph the skyline, key landmarks and surrounding mountains. Learn about the best happy hours and most engaging activities in town. Don't just come to Seattle, experience Seattle! These walking tours start from Victor Steinbrueck Park (2001 Western Ave), between the two totem poles - located at the North entrance to Pike Place Market.
Overnight: Seattle
Day 2: Seattle sightseeing

With over a dozen convenient stops, the Seattle Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour drops you off at all of Seattle's most popular attractions. See the Space Needle, Seattle Center, Occidental Park, and the King Street Station, Chinatown, Pike Place Market, and other attractions. The included audio narration will ensure that you learn some of Seattle's history and culture along the way.Make sure that you visit famous glass sculptor, Dale Chihuly's, impressive exhibition near the Space Needle. As part of the Seattle Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour, you will also gain access to the Pioneer Square Historic District walking tour on your smartphone. Take a leisurely stroll through the oldest neighbourhood in Seattle. The Richardsonian Romanesque architecture prevalent in Pioneer Square lends itself to a quaint little jaunt through the cosy streets and wide-open spaces of Seattle's original settlement
Overnight: Seattle
Day 3: Tacoma and Olympia

Pick up your rental car this morning and head south around the Puget Sound. Highlights include the largest retrospective collection of Tacoma local Dale Chihuly's work on continuous view, the most expansive assemblage of studio art jewellery by Northwest artists, and a captivating display of Japanese woodblock prints.Next, visit the state capital Olympia and halt for a walk on the picturesque boardwalk, at what's considered the last unspoiled major estuary of Puget Sound. In addition to the 200-plus species of birds that visit the refuge over the course of the year, harbour seals, otters, salmon, and many other animals also call these expansive tidal flats home.
Overnight: Olympia
Day 4: Port Angeles

Begin your journey heading north from Olympia toward Shelton. Taylor Shellfish Farms in Shelton is a prime place to pull over for a snack of oysters, clams, mussels or geoduck (pronounced "gooey duck"), a regional speciality. Skirt Hood Canal for about 30 miles of scenic shoreline, passing through tiny villages. The route continues north where you come to lavender-laden Sequim (pronounced "skwim") and a respite from wet weather: The town sits in a rain shadow and typically boasts a sunny, dry climate. Adventure seekers can take a one-hour drive through the Olympic Game Farm to see and feed (wheat bread only) llamas, yaks, bears and more. Chances are a bison will slobber on your car window, hungry for another slice. Next up, nestled between the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains, is Port Angeles, the stopping point for the day. Unwind with a glass of vino at Olympic Cellars Winery, a woman-run operation set in a whimsically restored 1890s barn, before sitting down for dinner at any of the wide number of dining options.
Overnight: Port Angeles
Day 5: Port Angeles and the Olympic Peninsula

Use Port Angeles as a jumping-off point for explorations of Olympic National Park, a World Heritage site and drive up to spectacular Hurricane Ridge before heading down to scenic Port Angeles.
Overnight: Port Angeles
Day 6: Port Angeles to Port Townsend and Anacortes

Explore this scenic corner of Washington state tucked away against the border with Canada. At the foot of Discovery Bay (about 18 miles before Sequim), take a right on SR 20 to head to Port Townsend. The city's roots as a Victorian seaport still shine through today, with beautiful old houses and preserved period architecture. Wander the appropriately named main thoroughfare Water Street, with sound views and plenty of small shops, galleries, and eateries to duck into. Don't miss Elevated Ice Cream, an old-school ice cream parlour founded in 1977, where all of the good stuff is made on-site and sold by the ounce. For a dose of yesteryear, Jefferson County Historical Society Museum offers a nice overview of the area (as well as a jail cell where Jack London spent a night), and Fort Worden State Park is filled with bunkers to explore and military history.
Overnight: Anacortes
Day 7: Bellingham, Skagit County, the tulip fields and back to Seattle

The best time to see the daffodil and tulip fields of the Skagit Valley is in April. If visiting at other times, take time to visit one of the Gulf Islands dotting the Salish Sea. The scenic small island towns are a world apart and they are an easy ferry ride away. Back in Anacortes, drive to Tulalip to visit this fascinating centre dedicated to sharing the history and culture of the Tulalip Tribes, including the Snohomish, Snoqualmie, and Skykomish peoples who are native to this region. Check out exhibits of art and artefacts, marvel at traditional carved-wood canoes, and listen as gifted storytellers share tales that have been handed down over generations in the longhouse. South of Bellingham, take a detour off the highway to explore some of Skagit County via the scenic Chuckanut Drive. Stop at this seafood market to treat yourself to oysters at picnic tables overlooking Samish Bay.
Overnight: Seattle
Day 8: Depart from Seattle

Return your rental car and depart from Seattle
DATES & PRICES
Availability:  
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
ACCOMMODATION
START PLACE
END PLACE
PRICE FROM
Moderate
Seattle
Seattle
$2,062 USD
All prices are per person based on double occupancy and subject to local taxes - GST, PST or HST.

* * * * This itinerary is an independent package, it can be adjusted to suit your travel interests, time frame and budget. Please do not hesitate to call one of our travel specialists for a customized package.

Pricing is based on per person based on double occupancy. (does not include applicable taxes)

Single, triple and family pricing is available on request.

The above pricing and itinerary is subject to seasonal surcharges and operational dates for the suppliers.

Please contact our office for updated pricing and itinerary for your specific travel date.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Intermediate size car rental
  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • Seattle Hop On Hop Off sightseeing tour
EXCLUSIONS
  • Items (attractions and sightseeing & entrance fees) not listed as included in the itinerary
  • Meals not specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary
  • Gratuities for Local Guides
  • Taxes as applicable
  • Airfare unless specified as included within the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance and Cancellation Protection (strongly recommended, ask us for a quote!)

Why Take A Custom Tour?

Private & Customizable You can see what you want, when you want, how you want. A trip that's perfectly timed and well organized.
Unique Experience Experiences that help you take in the region in a different way. Can combine your trip with our group tours. Advice to help you get the most out of your trip.
Freedom to Explore Time to enjoy and take in each place. Add days in places you want to explore. Do only the activities you want to do.
Can't find what you're looking for? Our specialists can take away the stress and create a custom trip tailored to your exact interests and budget.
Get A Custom Quote
OR CALL 1.866.814.7378
Custom Trip Plans You can see what you want, when you want, how you want.
Unique Experiences Experiences that help you take in the region in a different way.
Freedom To Explore Time to take in each place with only the tours you want to do.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Ask A Question
Booking & Flight Questions

Do you arrange airport transfers?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking airport transfers for you! Some tours have airport transfers included already. Please inquire for further information and pricing.

Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking additional nights of accommodation for you before and/or after your fully escorted tour! Please inquire for further information and pricing.

Can you assist with booking flights?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking your flights for you! We do not recommend you book any flights until you receive your booking confirmation directly from Anderson Vacations Tours, as some tours are not pre-guaranteed. Please inquire for further information and pricing.

Is it possible to book a triple share accommodation?

Yes, it is possible to book triple share accommodations on select trips. Please inquire about this option, as pricing may also vary and it will be subject to availability.

Can we book this tour with our exclusive group?

Anderson Vacations Tours can work with private groups to customize a tour to your needs. Please inquire for further information and pricing.
Tour Questions

What is the average age of passengers for this tour?

Our tours are suitable for all age demographics. The average age of travelers is typically 45+

I am a solo traveler. Is there a single surcharge?

There are options for single travelers to join most tours. Solo Travelers can choose to pay the single supplement and have their own room throughout the tour. For those willing to share, we also have a Twin Share option that is offered for the majority of our tours. This means you will be sharing the hotel rooms with another single, same gender traveller who also books the Twin Share option. If this is the case, there will be no single supplement charged to either of you. If we are unable to match you with another Twin Share traveler, there may be a single surcharge applied to cover the full cost of the rooms on some of our longer tours. Please enquire before finalizing your booking for full details.

How physically demanding is this tour? Are you able to accommodate people with mobility restrictions/limitations?

This tour has a low level of physical demand, although there may be some activities or sightseeing tours that require walking short distances. Please inquire if you have any mobility restrictions before completing your booking to ensure this tour is right for you.

How much luggage should I bring?

Each passenger may bring one large suitcase and one carry-on bag. The weight limit for this suitcase is 32 kilograms/60 pounds. Baggage handling is provided at the hotels in our tour packages. Please advise our reservations staff if you will be bringing additional items such as a cane, walker or wheelchair. You may also bring one small soft-sided carry-on bag, which should easily fit into the overhead shelf of the coach. Each person is responsible for his/her own carryon luggage. Remember to check your airline baggage restrictions if you are flying, as they may differ from Anderson Vacations Tours guidelines.

What is your recommended spending amount for non-included meals?

The suggested allowance for non-included meals is $40.00 — $60.00 CAD per day (includes tipping).

Can you accommodate passengers with dietary restrictions (food allergies, vegan, vegetarian etc.)?

Yes! There are many meals included on our fully escorted tours. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions at the time of booking so we can ensure there are alternative meal choices and arrangements made for you.

Are gratuities included in the tour cost?

For your convenience, gratuities for local guides and meals stated on the itinerary are included in the price of the tour. For meals not included in your tour package please remember that it is customary to tip your server 15-20% in North America. Gratuities for your Motorcoach Driver and Tour Director are left to your discretion. We recommend $4.00 - $5.00 CAD per person, per day for your Motorcoach Driver and $6.00 - $7.00 CAD per person, per day for your Tour Director. if you can't find your
Ready? Have More Questions? Over 25 years offering custom trips and small group tours.
INQUIRE ABOUT THIS TRIP
OR CALL 1.866.814.7378
Seasoned Tour Guides Get a deeper understanding with storytelling tailored to your interests.
Space To Breathe We never max out buses even if we use the same size bus as the competition.
All Inclusive No hidden expenses along the way. Competitors offer activities as an extra - we don't
CLASSIC TOURS

The style our travellers have enjoyed for over 20 years, these tours feature inclusive itineraries to popular destinations including the 'must see' sites and attractions. Led by an expert Tour Leader, you will enjoy comfortable accommodation, and coach transport throughout the journey.

Click Icon to Read More.
TOURS OF DISTINCTION

These tours are defined by their incomparably unique itineraries, featuring 'off the beaten path' destinations and immersive experiences. An intimate group size allows us to stay in smaller, centrally located, unique and boutique style inns, lodges and hotels, utilize traditional local transportation and dive deep into each destination's local culture and traditions.

Click Icon to Read More.
CUSTOM TRIPS

These travel experiences are fully customizable to better fit your needs. Every itinerary is created based on your comfort level, accommodation choices, and personal interests. Whether you are looking for a rail adventure, self drive holiday, unique experiences, or a short city stay our team will work with you on combining accommodation, transportation, and activities based on your preferences to create the perfect itinerary for you.

Click Icon to Read More.
BUBBLE TOURS

Types of Bubble Tours: Independent Travel (FIT), Self-Drive Small Custom Groups limited to 12 persons

Click Icon to Read More.