Category: Seattle Private Sample Escapes

Mt. Rainier View from Chinook Pass

Mt. Rainier Day Tour

Washington’s crown-jewel, Mt. Rainier, is encased in more than 35 square miles of snow and ice. Binoculars and cameras are a must on this day-long expedition amid this active volcano’s surrounding old-growth forests, alpine meadows, lakes and waterfalls. Your guide will deepen the small-group experience with naturalist interpretation as you take in the sights and sounds along the drive, and while walking or snowshoeing in the park. Park entry fees, snowshoes in the winter, and seasonal lunch are included.

Guided Olympic National Park Tours

Mt. St. Helens Tour

This haunting and beautiful journey takes you into the heart of Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. Witness how the ecosystem is recovering and the on-going reforestation project during our Mount St. Helens Tour. Just miles from the crater, view the steaming volcano. Then head out with your naturalist guide on a walk to learn about how volcanoes are monitored and the geological events surrounding the 1980 eruption.

San Juan Island Adventure

All-Inclusive | Private Departures Only | 6:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. | Summer May 15 – Sep. 30 | Price on Request |

The San Juan archipelago harbors near-mythical beauty amid its undeveloped islands and seascapes. Its historical relevance is just as intriguing. Spend the day on our San Juan Island Tour discovering this remote wilderness with a naturalist guide. As the morning ferry cruises to Friday Harbor, keep an eye out for sealife and birds. Then embark on a 3-hour whale watching search by kayak, passing wildlife refuges and rugged coastline. Picnic with local fare and a glass of wine, then explore…

North Cascades National Park Private Day Tour

North Cascades National Park is nicknamed the “American Alps” for a reason. It’s one of the most remote and rugged parks in the U.S., and a hike into its solitude and grandeur is unforgettable. Embark with a naturalist on a North Cascades tour through the park’s alpine meadows, across its rocky ridges, and among an endless sea of jagged peaks veneered by blue glaciers. Watch for black bear, mountain goats and bald eagles. Explore an historic hydroelectric dam. Then visit the communities outside the park for organic berries and savory wine.

Hoh Rainforest - Olympic National Park

Sound Tracking the Quietest Square Inch – Hoh Rainforest

The Quietest Square Inch in the United States lies deep in the Hoh Rainforest of Olympic National Park. This tiny ode to silence is the work of Gordon Hempton, who has spent decades researching places free of human noise. His One Square Inch of Silence is one of only three remaining undisturbed spots he has found in Washington, and is the only one he has shared with the public. Join Gordon on a sound tracking experience to immerse yourself in the sonic landscapes of a pristine forest.

8-Day Canadian Rockies Train Journey – Seattle to Calgary

See the highlights of British Columbia and the Canadian Rockies on this Rocky Mountaineer train and motorcoach expedition from Seattle to Calgary. Travel north past the Cascade Mountains and Pacific Coast to Vancouver where you’ll spend a day experiencing the city’s surrounding mountains, coastline, and temperate rainforest with stops at Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain. Then head northeast through river canyons and a desert-like interior to spend a night in Kamloops. The second half of your trip is all about the majestic peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Spend days touring Yoho and Banff National Parks and nights staying in Banff, Lake Louise, and Calgary. Cap off a memorable trip with a 12-minute Summit Helicopter Tour over the Rockies!

6-Day Coastal Passage Train Journey – Seattle to Banff

Embark on an amazing train journey from Seattle to Banff. Take in stunning British Columbia scenery from the window of your comfortable Rocky Mountaineer coach. Spend your nights in hotels in Seattle, Vancouver, Kamloops, and Banff, with time to explore the sights of these Pacific Northwest destinations. From the Cascades to the Rockies, this train voyage through forests and canyons is one of the best ways to appreciate the diverse beauty of this unique region.

9-Day Classic Rail Circle from Seattle

Loop through British Columbia and the Canadian Rockies on this classic Rocky Mountaineer train trip departing from Seattle and ending in Vancouver. Travel north through Vancouver and onto the Sea to Sky corridor with its breathtaking views of the Coast Mountains and Howe Sound. Journey from the resort town of Whistler to Quesnel, the gateway to North Cariboo, passing glacier-fed lakes and the farmlands of the Pemberton Valley along the way. Then head east through the Canadian Rockies to Jasper National Park where you’ll spend a half-day touring the park’s main attractions and marveling in its jagged peaks and active wildlife. Finally, wind back west through river valleys and pristine forests with an overnight in the town of Kamloops on your way back to Vancouver!

OS Winery

Seattle Urban Winery Tour

All-Inclusive | Private Departures Only| Year-Round | Sat, Sun | 1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. | Price on Request

Taste some of the finest handcrafted wines produced in the state, all within blocks of downtown Seattle. The Seattle Urban Winery Tour offers both novices and aficionados the opportunity to learn about and taste wines of many different varietals and styles crafted from Washington’s best vineyards. On this half-day jaunt, meet winemakers, tour wineries and taste fine wine, while our expert guides give a lesson in viticulture. You’ll clean your palate with local meats and cheeses, and shuttle this all-inclusive experience in one of our plush bio-diesel Mercedes vans.

Olympic National Park Tours

Olympic National Park Tour

Olympic National Park is a UNESCO World-Heritage Site distinguished for its ecological diversity and expansive wilderness. This naturalist-guided Olympic National Park Tour takes you across Puget Sound to the northeast part of the Olympic Peninsula, where you’ll explore the moss-draped forests, azure lakes, and striking mountains that define the region.