Mt. Rainier & Yakima Valley Wine Tour Calendar
Mount Rainier Hiking & Yakima Valley Wine Tasting Tour – Additional Details
Italian, German, and Portugese grape varietals were early to reach the Yakima Valley. The AVA we’ll target, Naches Heights, is known for volcanic soils, cold nights, and food-friendly acidity.
Instagram-able moments await on your classic Cascade walkabout, on a scenic drive, and in the gorgeous wine rooms of the Yakima Valley.
Savor a fresh, local, family-style lunch with local wines (included with tour price). We’ll also bring local coffee to press, tea, a light breakfast, and plenty of water and sparkling water for the day! Don’t worry about a thing…
Watch for Black-tail deer, Roosevelt elk, black bears, Cascade red foxes, Stellers Jays, and more.
Explore diverse & beautiful environments: old sub-alpine trees, high ridges and lakes, epic wine valleys, and flower-strewn mountain meadows. Don’t forget your sturdy shoes!
Learn about the natural history of Mt. Rainier and the other active volcanoes of the Cascade Range.
⭐ Complimentary pick-up and drop-off at your downtown accommodations (hotel, AirBNB, rental, etc.).
⭐ A local, TripAdvisor 'Hall of Fame' naturalist guide. We guarantee you'll love your trip leader!
⭐ No additional charges during your day. We cover everything you'll need during our tours (meals, drinks, entrance fees, permits, ferry charges, wine tasting fees, fuel, etc.).
⭐ Sleep in a little - we'll bring a light breakfast generally including French-pressed local coffee (roasted by Herkimer), tea, bakery, fruit.
⭐ A gorgeous local picnic. We even bring linens, plates, silverware, and wine glasses to set up lunch somewhere lovely. Our offerings change frequently/seasonally - but often includes chicken, green salads, grain or pasta salads, dessert. Let us know if you have dietary restrictions - we can accommodate most needs if we're aware of them prior to 24 hours of your tour start.
⭐ Local wine with lunch.
⭐ Plenty of readily available snacks, water, La Croix sparkling water, and more throughout the day.
⭐ Comfortable transportation in brand new Ford Transit vans or Mercedes Sprinter vans. Most of our vehicles are built for 15 people - we only open ten seats per trip to leave plenty of space.
⭐ We provide any gear needed (like snowshoes for Mt. Rainier or Olympic National Parks in the winter).
⭐ Additional warm clothing is available upon request.
7:00a - Downtown pick-ups begin.
7:30a - Downtown pick-ups end.
9:30a - We'll likely stop to press coffee, make tea, and have a light breakfast outdoors with a view.
10:00a - Enter Mt. Rainier National Park for a hike. Walk as much of a 3.5 mile loop as you like!
12:15p - Enjoy a beautiful lunch outdoors.
1:00p - Set off for Yakima Valley and its wineries.
From here, the course of your day can go several ways. Your guide will combine group preferences, weather considerations, mixed wine experiences, crowd avoidance, and more to create a lovely day. No two trips are the same!
2:00p - Tasting experience at first Yakima winery.
3:30p - Tastings at second Yakima winery.
5:00p - Around 5:00 we'll start to head for Seattle - we'll likely take a break along the way home.
7:30p - We'll drop travelers off where we found them (or another preferred spot nearby).
Downtown Seattle Pick-ups:
Approximate Pick-up Start time: 7:00a
Downtown Pick-up End time: 7:30a
Generally, our last pickup each tour occurs at the Hotel Monaco in Seattle. This isn't always the case - so check with us - but we consider it a default location for anyone staying outside of downtown. Let our team know where you're staying and we'll do everything we can to make your pickup as easy as possible.
Are you looking to make your Mt. Rainier adventure even more intimate and comfortable? We offer beautiful private tours led by the Northwest's best field educators.
Prices below are before WA Sales Tax (10.1%). To inquire about private trip dates, give us a call!
⭐ 1 person: $1250/person
⭐ 2 people: $675/person
⭐ 3 people: $483.33/person
⭐ 4 people: $387.50/person
⭐ 5 people: $330/person
⭐ 6 people: $291.67/person
⭐ 7 people: $264.29/person
⭐ 8 people: $243.75/person
⭐ 9 people: $227.78/person
⭐ 10 people: $215/person
⭐ 11 people: $204.55/person
⭐ 12 people: $195.83/person
Please contact us for groups larger than 12 travelers for a custom quote. Groups larger than 12 generally require a second van, second guide, etc.
Hike Mount Rainier & Yakima Wine Tasting Tour – Traveler Testimonials
Here is what recent travelers have said about our Mt. Rainier & Yakima Valley wine tours from Seattle:
“Put sommeliers to shame.”
We took a tour to Mt Rainer National Park & Yakima Valley Wine tasting, our third of three tours we’ve booked with Evergreen Escapes for this week. Our guide Alex was fun, friendly and incredibly knowledgeable—especially concerning the most important things…wine! Alex would put some sommeliers to shame. On this tour, we had only two other passengers so it was very special and we were unencumbered with a large group (note: our two previous tours with Evergreen Escapes were small, too, but this was even more personal). Our first stop was Federation Forest Park and then an amazing drive to Mt Rainer. The 4+ mile hike on the Naches Peak Loop was absolutely phenomenal! The wild flowers were so beautiful and seemed to be in peak both in color and quantity, the lakes were beautifully clear and seemingly untarnished by humans despite being such a popular location. We saw black tailed deer, ground squirrels, and chipmunks. There were also so many views, we were able to see everything around us, for miles! After the hike we enjoyed a picnic lunch before heading to Yakima Valley for wine tasting. The terrain there was so different, it was like a mountain desert or the high desert of southern California. We stopped for some amazing sparkling wine at Treveri Cellars and then onto Owen Roe Winery for some great Chardonnay and Cabernet. Absolutely recommend Evergreen Escapes!
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“One of the BEST tours I’ve ever been on.”
I came across this tour online and did not now what to expect. Boy, was I pleasantly surprised!!
First off Preston, our tour guide and driver, picked us up at the hotel right on time. The van was immaculate and extremely comfortable. Once the other members were picked up we traveled to Mt. Rainier. On the way we stopped in a nice park for a really cool homemade breakfast that Preston brought.
We then arrived at Mt Rainier and did our hike. Preston was extremely knowledgeable, kept a great pace for the group, and brought all of the supplies we would need. We finished and began our trip to Yakima Valley for the winery tour.
On the way, Preston brought us to an out of the way spot next to the river for a FANTASTIC home made lunch. (with wine)!!
Once to the Yakima Valley, we hit two wineries that were fantastic. Once again, Preston hit a home run with picking these two locations. The staff were extremely friendly and spot on when it came to their products.
I HIGHLY recommend this tour but ESPECIALLY if you can get Preston. He was fantastic!
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“Wonderful summer day.”
I went on this tour a few weeks ago and was impressed with every aspect of it. It is clear that this group not only knows their information, but that they truly care about providing an excellent experience to everyone.
First – comfy tour van. Clean and spacious, padded seats I maybe napped in, and you only have to touch arms with your neighbor if you really want to.
Second – Nature hike. The hike was not difficult, but beautiful and serene, exactly what I need after a hectic work week. We were treated to lots of information about the landscape, various mountain ranges in the area and their volcanic activity (a particularly riveting conversation for much of us), and identification of some local flowers and moss. It was clear our guide was not only full of knowledge, but he was also engaging and fun to chat with.
Third – lunch and wildflowers – seriously need I say more? Yes – because the lake was beautiful, the tables were set with linens and dishes that made me feel much fancier than I do on any other hike – AND, maybe most importantly, they went out of their way to provide for dietary restrictions.
Lastly – wine. We visited two wineries and basked in the sunlight with good conversation, wine, and snacks. It was so fun to learn the differences between the wineries we visited and the true variety that Washington wines have to offer.
If you are visiting Seattle and want to experience some wildly different nature and wine in one fell swoop or just looking to escape the buzz of the city then this trip is for you.
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“Exceeded our expecations.”
What a great day! Our guide, Alex, was super friendly and knowledgeable. In addition to flawlessly keeping our group safe, comfortable, and on schedule, he has a wealth of knowledge about the area and was more than happy to share it with the group.
The pickup was on-time and the van was comfortable. We had a full van but the accommodations were great. The trip to the hiking point was about an hour and a half with one stop for coffee and a bite at a state park. The hike was about 3 1/2 miles at a leisurely pace, with a mix of gradual and moderate climbs on the trail. We had fantastic views of Mount Rainier and Mount Adams.
After the hike we had lunch at the picnic area by the trailhead. The food and wine were great (we were famished after the hike!) and it was very well-appointed with tablecloths, real plates, silverware and cloth napkins.
After lunch we headed to the Yakima Valley and experienced the landscape going from green forest to desert in Central Washington. Among the desert hills are patches of vineyards and fruit orchards. The winery visits were perfectly timed and relaxing for all.
The drive back to Seattle at the end of the tour was long, about 2 hours and 15 minutes, but it passed quickly as most everyone was dozing off from the hike and the wine.
We would definitely recommend this tour as a great way to spend a vacation day.
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