Skagit Valley Tulip Festival & Seattle
April 15, 2020 thru April 20, 2020
Wake up your senses with our journey to the Skagit Tulip Festival and Seattle! We explore the beautiful tulip farms of the Skagit Valley and enjoy the events of their annual Tulip Festival. We experience the dazzling fields of flowers at RoozenGaarde and Tulip Town and walk the homemade quilt show in Anacortes. On our way back to Seattle, we see the Future of Flight Museum and take the amazing Boeing Factory Tour in Everett. Our adventures in Seattle include a ferry ride to spend the day on Bainbridge Island and tours of the world-famous Pike Place Market and the Chihuly Garden and Glass.
Attend an Informational Tour Briefing on February 3 about this trip.
Roundtrip air*** included in package price.
6 days, 5 nights
Activity Level 3
9 meals (5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners) included
Livery service from/to home included
- Skagit Tulip Festival…tulips, tulips, tulips!!!
- RoozenGaarde & Tulip Town
- Anacortes Quilt Walk
- La Conner Galleries & Public Sculpture
- Ferry Trips
- Bainbridge Island – Naval Undersea Museum, Bloedel Reserve
- Chihuly Garden & Space Needle
- Pike Place Market
- Roundtrip airfare***
- All transfers and motorcoach transportation
- Pick-up/livery service
- 5 nights lodging
- 9 meals (5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners)
- Admissions and tours as described
- Baggage handling
- Services of a professional tour director
- Driver tips
Day 1 - Departure to Seattle
We fly into Seattle, enjoy a welcome dinner at 13 Coins Restaurant and continue to the Hampton Inn & Suites in Burlington for a two-night stay. (D)
Day 2 – Skagit Tulip Festival
Today we begin with a visit to the Washington State University Discovery Garden in Mount Vernon, Washington. We meet our Master Gardener guide for the day and explore some of the 30 demonstration gardens there. We continue to Tulip Town, where we will tour their blooming tulip fields, see the original historical equipment from the earliest days of the tulip industry, and get a close-up view of their famous planted tulip rainbow! Tulip Town has the only indoor flower and garden show (in case of rain.) After lunch at the Farmhouse Restaurant, we visit RoozenGaarde, the largest flower bulb grower in North America, to see their flower fields, art, display garden, 25 acres of tulips, 22 acres of daffodils, authentic windmill and, of course, gift shop! We finish our day at the Kiwanis Salmon BBQ in Mt Vernon. (B,L,D)
Day 3 – Anacortes, La Conner & Boeing Factory Tour
We head west to Anacortes, across the narrow Guemes Channel from the San Juan Islands! Explore the Anacortes Quilt Walk, with more than 70 quilts in the shops and storefronts along the town’s main street. After a chance to visit shops, galleries and public sculpture in La Conner, we travel to Everett to tour the Future of Flight Museum and the Boeing Airplane Factory, the world’s largest building by volume. We then check into the Staybridge Suites, in South Lake Union Seattle, for a three-night stay while we explore the city. (B)
Day 4 – Seattle!!!
We travel the short distance to Seattle Center, home to Chihuly Garden and Glass, 1.5 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, a 40-ft high conservatory and galleries filled with Dale Chihuly’s brilliant and brightly colored glass sculptures. We ride to the top of the Space Needle, Seattle’s skyline icon from the 1960 World’s Fair; the view of Seattle and the surrounding water, urban landscape and snowcapped mountains is spectacular! After exploring the vibrant Pike Place Market (where they throw the fish!), we will visit the Klondike National Historical Park Visitor Center and Museum, which chronicles the impact of the Yukon Gold Rush on Seattle. This evening we gather for a delicious group dinner at Blueacre Seafood, whose local owners’ passion is “responsible, approachable and amazing seafood.” (B, D)
Day 5 – Ferries and Bainbridge Island
This morning we board classic ferry boats and sail across Elliott Bay to Bainbridge Island, with its incredible landscapes, where we disembark and drive to Bloedel Reserve, a 150-acre public garden and forest preserve. We’ll walk forested paths to the largest public moss garden in the U.S., the Reflection Pool, the Japanese Garden and the Bird Marsh and Meadows. Following free time for lunch in Poulsbo on the island, we visit the Naval Undersea Museum, which explores the US Navy’s undersea history, covering everything from ships to submarines, weaponry to search and rescue and technology to the ocean environment! We ferry back to Seattle and our hotel, where we will have a quiet evening to prepare for our trip home tomorrow. (B)
Day 6 - Travel Home
This morning we depart SeaTac Airport for our direct flight back to home, bringing memories of green vistas, visions of tulips and dancing waters in our heads. (B)
***If you would like to join this tour and are not traveling to/from Tucson, please contact us for special pricing.
The Skagit watershed boasts 394 glaciers, 387 lakes, 35 major tributaries, 5 dams and 32 towns.
The watershed is home to more than 250 wildlife species, including 174 birds, 73 mammals, 25 fish, 17 amphibians and 10 reptiles.
Seattle is home to the world’s first gas station.
Opened on East Marginal Way in 1907.
Hampton Inn & Suites
South Lake Union, Seattle
$1,944 per person
$2,187 per person
All transfers and motorcoach transportation
5 nights lodging
9 meals (5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners)
Admissions and tours as described
Services of a professional tour director
We pride ourselves on great service and an enjoyable experience for all and will go over our booking policies after you make your request for booking. If you’d like to learn more about our booking policies before your trip, give us a call at (520) 325-8839, or visit our Booking Policies page. Click here for more information on our booking policies.
We recommend that all travelers purchase a travel protection plan to help protect themselves and their trip investment. Travel protection plans can provide coverage for trip cancellation, trip interruption, emergency medical expenses and emergency evacuation/repatriation, trip delay, baggage delay, and more. For your convenience, we offer the following plan for this tour:
ADULT GROUP CHOICE
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$137 covers trip costs $1,501-$2,000. $187 covers trip costs $2,000-$3,000. Cost may be more or less depending on your total trip cost. If you do not wish to purchase now, the plan can be purchased any time prior to final payment.
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For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency, and airline information.
The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.
The Activity Level for this tour is Level 3: Moderate.
Expectations: Expect a moderate amount of walking. There will be time to rest on the coach and between attractions. To enjoy this tour, you should be prepared to walk slightly longer distances, climb stairs and tolerate periods of standing, for example on city walks, sightseeing stops or ship excursions. The daily pace and timing can fluctuate significantly between longer and shorter travel days, with additional activities possibly occurring in the early morning or evening. There may be some changes in altitude or temperatures.
Appropriate for: Most travelers beginning with those who are moderately fit, lead semi-active lives, are comfortable participating in long days of activities and expect some physical exertion.
You will be issued your boarding pass the morning of our departure, after your arrival at the Tucson International Airport. If you have an Alaska Airlines frequent flyer number, or a TSA number, please call our office at least 3 days prior to the tour to ensure we can note these in your reservation.
If you are joining the tour from locations other than Tucson, we make other arrangements for you to join the tour. Please call our office for more details.
Do not forget to bring your government issued picture ID to show at the airport. A Driver’s License or Passport is preferred. If you do not have the proper ID, the airline will turn you away.
We have arranged for handling for one piece of luggage per person regarding the skycaps (where available) and hotels. If you check through luggage note that the maximum weight for the checked piece of luggage is 50 pounds and maximum size is 62 inches (length + width + height). If your bag weighs over 50 pounds the airlines will levy an extra fee that you will be responsible to pay. If you feel the need to lock your checked through luggage and your bag is searched, your lock could be damaged in the process. You can purchase a TSA (Transportation Security Administration) accepted and recognized lock at any luggage store. Make sure you ask for a TSA approved lock. These locks are the kind that TSA screeners can open by using a special tool without breaking. Passengers can carry-on 1 bag (dimensions are limited to 10x16x24 inches), plus a personal type bag, like a purse. We advise that you pack your carry-on lightly. There are restrictions regarding your carryon baggage and contents due to enhanced security
measures. Attached find a list regarding commonly asked about items as well as an update. If you have further concerns, please visit the TSA's Web-site at www.tsa.gov. There is room inside the motorcoach for your hand carried bag.
CHECKED BAGGAGE FEES
On Alaska Airlines our airline for this tour, passengers are assessed a $30 fee per checked in bag, by the Airlines, upon checking in for the flight.
It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.
GRATUITIES/ITEMS INCLUDED IN PRICE
The traditional end-of-tour gratuity to your tour director is not included. If you feel your Tour Director helped you enjoy your tour, we suggest you enclose a gratuity in an envelope and present it individually at the end of the tour. Simply as a guideline, one may consider a per person, per day gratuity of $8.00 per tour guide as an average to be modified by one’s own personal experience. All hotel porterage and airport skycap (when available) fees are included. We also include the gratuities for the coach/livery drivers. Maid tips are not included.
For your convenience, we have a (round-tour) door-to-door pickup service with each multi-day tour. (This service is not available to all clients depending on your location.) Approximately 2 to 3 days prior to the departure date you will receive a call from our office and we will tell you your assigned pickup time. (These times can vary up to 15 minutes depending on traffic.)
If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.
Many hotels around the country have instituted a "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.
We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.
Pleasurebent Tours acts solely as an agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling, and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.
WEATHER AND CLOTHING/MISC. SUGGESTIONS
The average daytime high temperatures during our stay in Skagit Valley and Seattle is typically in the middle 70’s and the average night-time temperature is usually lower 60’s. When we are on or close to the Puget Sound those temperatures drop 5-10 degrees or more. Typically, the air is much more humid than in Tucson and we can expect some Spring storms. Please be sure to bring a sweater and/or rain jacket, along with good walking shoes and a hat. There are no dress codes for the areas we take you on this tour.
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