14-Day Classic Washington

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All-Inclusive | Private Multi-Day Itinerary

14 Day | 13 Night

Whether it’s your first trip to Washington or your fifteenth, this classic tour includes some of the state’s best waysides, natural attractions, historic towns, and countryside. From hiking through rainforests and national parks, to whale watching to wine tasting, let us introduce you to this amazing northwest destination!

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Stand in awe of the Northwest’s beauty from Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park
  • Whale-watching excursion in the San Juan Islands
  • Mountain hiking in the North Cascades National Park
  • Wine tasting and waterfall viewing in Central Washington

ITINERARY
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Day 1 | Seattle

Arrive in Seattle, where you are escorted to your luxurious hotel in downtown. This evening join your Escape Artist guide for an exploration of this eclectic city’s unique neighborhoods. See Pike Place Market, check out Lake Union, and learn the history of this city on the water. Tonight, we’ll dine together at a welcome reception and go over our exciting upcoming itinerary!

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Day 2 | Olympic National Park

Elk Olympic Hoh RainforestToday we’ll cross the Puget Sound to play on the Olympic Peninsula. Explore the artist’s colony of Port Townsend, with a possible visit to a local cidery. Discover the ‘banana belt’ of the Sequim area in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains, then head up to Olympic National Park’s iconic Hurricane Ridge, before settling in at Lake Crescent Lodge for the night.

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Day 3 | Hoh Rainforest

Hike near Lake Crescent this morning and make your way into the Hoh Rainforest, the only temperate rainforest in the lower 48 states, featuring old growth trees and plenty of wildlife. You’ll travel along the rugged Olympic Coast today, and learn to make S’mores on the beach after arrival at Alderbrook Lodge.

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Day 4 | Whidbey Island

Take out a kayak this morning and watch the boats go by on scenic Hood Canal. Then make your way to Whidbey Island to continue with a leisurely afternoon of local exploration and activities around the Inn.

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Penny_Barnacle_WhidbeyDay 5 | Whidbey Island

After a hardy breakfast at the Inn, we start today’s adventure exploring the western shore of the island. Enjoy scenic views from the bluffs overlooking the water as well as stops at local farms, Crockett Lake and Fort Casey before lunch in the charming town of Coupeville. After, set out on an optional beach-side hike at Ebey’s Landing or head back to Langley for wine tasting.

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Day 6 | San Juan Islands

Leave the hustle and bustle for the laid-back island life. Wander Friday Harbor’s downtown and enjoy the town’s culinary treats. You may choose to explore a winery, a lavender farm, sculpture park, or take a kayak out for a spin at Roche Harbor.

  • Replenish | Breakfast, Lunch at local eatery
  • Sleep | Island Inn at 123 West

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Day 7 | San Juan Islands

Hop aboard a whale-watching trip to seek out the resident orca whale pods that call the area home. These still-mysterious animals have inspired natives of the regions for thousands of years – join the club.

  • Replenish | Breakfast, Cascadian Safari Lunch
  • Sleep | Island Inn at 123 West

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San Juans_orcasisland_lighthouseDay 8 | San Juan Islands

Island hop today, exploring Lopez or Orcas Island by ferry. These less-inhabited islands offer beautiful vistas and great cycling or walking opportunities. Enjoy your last night on San Juan Island watching the sunset at Lime Kiln State Park, where orca and porpoises often swim right by.

  • Replenish | Breakfast, Cascadian Safari Lunch
  • Sleep | Island Inn at 123 West

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Day 9 | North Cascades National Park

Adventuring from the islands along Highway 20 and into the North Cascades National Park is today’s unique and unforgettable experience. Nicknamed the “American Alps,” the North Cascades are one of the least visited and most rugged Parks in the U.S. Get a sneak peek of the seemingly endless sea of jagged peaks and glaciers as we make our way to Sun Mountain Lodge.

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Day 10 | North Cascades and Methow Valley

Thrive in the rain shadow of the North Cascades! Today we’ll spend the day in the great outdoors; hiking the eastern portion of the park and exploring the beautiful Methow Valley.

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Day 11 | Leavenworth

This mountain town has modeled itself after a slice of Bavaria, and plays host to the region’s most celebrated Oktoberfest. Delight in the themed architecture and décor and enjoy bratwurst and sauerkraut. Leavenworth is the gateway to some of Washington’s most popular wilderness exploration.

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Cave-B-Inn-Spa-X3Day 12 | Central Washington

Here, the dry side of the Cascade Mountain Range is revealed. One of North America’s largest rivers passes through this arid land, both providing contrast and life to the land. The heat nurtures wineries specializing in cabernet, zinfandel, and even malbec grapes, which are on display at Cave B Inn & Winery.

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Day 13 | Snoqualmie Falls

Intense and beautiful, Snoqualmie Falls tumbles over 268-foot granite cliffs into an emerald canyon below. Today, we’ll spend the morning exploring the banks of these falls. Embark on an interpretive hike into the surrounding evergreen corridors with your naturalist guide and learn the local ecology as you spot for wildlife.

  • Replenish | Breakfast, Cascadian Safari Lunch
  • Sleep | Salish Lodge

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Day 14 | Departure

Say goodbye to your guides as they drive you back to Seattle today to catch your flight home from the Seattle International Airport.

  • Replenish | Breakfast

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Seattle

Surrounded by stunning wilderness and waterways, the Emerald City is defined by its natural beauty and eclectic urban charm. Iconic landmarks, historic districts, city woodlands, locks, and Discovery Park, the city’s most spectacular natural preserve are what the locals are most proud of. Spot for wildlife and learn the local and natural history, culture and geology of this diverse region.  Even learn how this city is changing world views on progressive and sustainable initiatives.
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Olympic National Park

Discover this gem of a destination with an expert naturalist at your side. Hike the country’s oldest forests down to prehistoric-looking beaches. At the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, take an interpretative walk out onto the sand spit. Twice a year, waterfowl and shorebirds descend on these parts. Head up to Hurricane Ridge for a panorama of jagged peaks, alpine meadows, and the sea. Embark on a journey to the wild and rugged coast and the jaw dropping rainforest that makes this park one of only 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in North America.
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Whidbey Island

Washington’s largest island, Whidbey, provides an impressive diversity of unique natural, historical, and agricultural experiences.  Once the home of several Coast Salish tribes, Whidbey now claims to be Puget Sound’s largest artist community, and supports many well-known painters, writers, and entertainers, among others.  It’s no surprise they choose to live here, considering Whidbey Island’s stunning scenery (Whidbey boasts Washington’s most popular State Park, Deception Pass), wealth of local agriculture (including aquaculture and the world-famous Penn Cove Mussel), and intriguing history (Ebey’s Landing is the nation’s first National Historic Reserve, as established by the National Park Service).  Simply put, Whidbey Island is a fantastic representation of all the best that Western Washington has to offer!
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San Juan Island

The San Juan archipelago harbors near-mythical beauty amid its undeveloped islands and seascapes. Its historical relevance is just as intriguing.  Beaches, wineries, galleries and farm to table restaurants dot these wondrous islands and will keep you coming back for more.  World class cycling and paddling takes you by wildlife refuges, rugged coastlines and if you are lucky, up close and personal with an Orca!
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North Cascades National Park

Nicknamed the “American Alps” for a reason, this park is one of the most remote and rugged in the U.S.  A hike into its solitude and grandeur is unforgettable. Explore the park’s alpine meadows, cross its rocky ridges, and see the endless sea of jagged peaks veneered by blue glaciers. Spot for black bear, mountain goats and bald eagles, or explore an historic hydroelectric dam.

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ALL INCLUSIVE

  • Pick-up and drop-off each day
  • Travel in adventure-outfitted Mercedes Vans and luxury SUVs
  • Highly qualified Escape Artist naturalist guide
  • Accommodations as described
  • Morning tea, coffee & scones
  • Afternoon refreshments & snacks
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinners as described
  • Local and/or organic fresh fruit
  • Local wine & craft brew
  • All gear related to activities
  • All entry, tasting and/or park fees
  • Comprehensive naturalist commentary and interpretation

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