Tour Overview

This 4 Day, 3 night adventure of the Olympic & Rainier National Parks highlights alpine vistas, temperate rain forest’s, the Pacific Ocean beaches, Lake Crescent, and the amazing Mt Rainier.

Itinerary
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Includes

Dinners: 3

Lunches: 3

Breakfasts: 3

3 Nights Luxury Lodging

Cedarbrook Lodge

Cedarbrook Lodge

Lake Quinault Lodge

Lake Quinault Lodge

  • In-transit beverages including beer, wine, soft drinks, juice, coffee, tea.

  • In-transit appetizers and desserts.

  • Fresh fruit and sweet and salty snacks.

  • Driver Guide, and Hospitality Guide.

  • Walking sticks and binoculars are available for guests.

  • Transportation on the luxury Expedition Cruiser.

  • Trip Insurance

  • Transfers to and from the airport.

Some meals will be prepared in the field. These are custom made to order meals. You value spending time in the landscapes viewing the wildlife and wonders. No need to rush off for reservations or worry about waiting in long lines.

All attractions included in the itinerary.

The Seattle Ferry

The Olympic National Park

  • Hurricane Ridge
  • Lake Crescent
  • Lake Quinault
  • Ruby Beach
  • Hoh Rainforest
  • The Washington Coast and the Pacific Ocean
Ruby Beach, Washington
Mt Rainier

Mt. Rainier National Park

  • Paradise Inn
  • Grove of the Patriarchs
  • Inspiration Point

Seattle, Washington

  • Seattle Museum of Flight

Itinerary

Day 1: Seattle Ferry, Hurricane Ridge, Lake Crescent,

Premium Lodging:  Lake Quinault Lodge, Lake Quinault WA

We will take the iconic Seattle Ferry across the bay to the Olympic National Park while giving guests an intimate view of Mt. Rainier as it looms over Seattle. Our first stop will be among the glaciers and alpine walking trails at Hurricane Ridge.  Leisure strolls and more active hiking adventures are available to those that want to stretch their legs, but the beauty can be captured right from the Visitors Center for those that wish to stay close. Our scenic drive along the 101 will give up-close views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and Lake Crescent, which is an amazing alpine lake surrounded by Washington’s treasured trees.  The days scenic tour will end when we arrive at the Quinault Lodge which is listed on the National Historic Registry and was built in 1926. The lodge was made famous by a 1937 fact finding visit by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt who, nine months later, created Olympic National. Uniquely situated on Lake Quinault, the lodge is surrounded by hiking trails and beautiful scenery for you to explore during the early afternoon and morning.

Hurricane Ridge

Hurricane Ridge

Day 2:  Hoh Rain Forest, and Wine Pairing Dinner at Ruby Beach

Premium Lodging: 

Lake Quinault Lodge, Lake Quinault

Our exploration of this amazing region continues with a visit to the Hoh Rain Forest and the lush landscape that makes it so unique.  The leisure trails, good for all activity levels, introduces visitors to one of the most serene and peaceful destinations on earth.  The star attraction is the amazing trees. The dominant species are Sitka spruce and western hemlock, but other conifers and several deciduous species grow as well. Many are 100’s of years old and can reach 250 feet in height and 30 to 60 feet in circumference.  The stroll to the Hall of Mosses is especially unique and makes this temperate Rain Forest a must-see when visiting the Pacific Northwest. Just a short drive down the road is one of the most remote and peaceful beaches you will ever find. Completely void of any buildings, telephone wires or human intervention, Ruby Beach is one of the most relaxing places on earth to explore the tides, sea birds, driftwood, monolith rocks and lush foliage.  Our Hospitality Guide will prepare wine pairing dinner while guests explore the beach and then we will dine on the banks of the Pacific Ocean to the sounds of waves crashing on the sand.

Ruby Beach

Day 3: Mt. Rainier National Park

Premium Lodging: Cedarbrook Lodge, SeaTac Washington

We will rise early and get our start on the three hours’ scenic drive to Mt. Rainier National Park for a day of exploration of this majestic volcano.    We will arrive at the Paradise Inn where lunch will be served by our chef and multiple scenic options are available. For those who want to hike at Paradise Inn on Mt. Rainier, there is something for all activity levels.

Easy Trails

Nisqually Vista Trail. 1.2 miles round-trip. 200′ elevation gain. Average hiking time: 45 minutes. The trail head is located at the northwest end of the lower parking lot. Suitable for families with strollers.

Skyline Trail to Myrtle Falls. 1 mile round-trip. 100′ elevation gain. Average hiking time: 35 minutes. The trail head is located on the north side of the upper parking lot, next to the visitor center. Suitable for wheelchairs with help, and strollers.

Moderate Trails

Deadhorse Creek Trail and Moraine Trail. 2.5 miles round-trip. 400′ elevation gain. Average hiking time: 1 ¾ hours. The trail head is located at the northwest end of the lower parking lot. For excellent views, continue up the Deadhorse Creek Trail to Glacier Vista and return via the Skyline Trail.

Alta Vista via the Alta Vista and Skyline Trails. 1.75 miles round-trip. 600′ elevation gain. Average hiking time: 1 ¼ hours. Begin at the trail head located at the entrance to the lower parking lot, or at the trail head on the north side of the upper parking lot, next to the visitor center.

Bench and Snow Lakes. 2.5 miles round-trip. 700′ elevation gain. Average hiking time: 2 hours. The trail head is located on the south side of the road, 1.5 miles east of Reflection Lakes. The trail is a succession of gradual ups and downs as it crosses a series of low ridges. The path first reaches Bench Lake after 0.75 mile, then continues another 0.5 mile to Snow Lake. The lakes may not melt out until late July.

Strenuous Trails

Pinnacle Peak. 3 miles round-trip. 1150′ elevation gain. Average hiking time: 3 hours. The trail head is located southeast of Paradise, across the road from Reflection Lakes.

Panorama Point via the Skyline and Golden Gate Trails. 4 miles round-trip. 1700′ elevation gain. Average hiking time: 3 hours. The trail head is located on the north side of the upper parking lot, next to the visitor center. Alternatively, you may take the Deadhorse Creek Trail from the north end of the lower parking lot and intersect the Skyline Trail near Glacier Vista. We will then make our way down the mountain and stop for dinner at one of our favorite scenic lookouts which will cap the day on this majestic volcano perfectly.  We will then make our way to SeaTac Washington and the Cedarbrook Lodge for a restful night.

Hiking Rainier National Park

Hiking Rainier National Park

Day 4: Boeing Tour and then Homeward Bound

We will depart early for an optional visit to Seattle’s Museum of Flight. Travel through time and space! The Museum of Flight is full of an incredible collection of aircraft, spacecraft, artifacts, galleries, exhibits, facts and stories that embody the past, present and future of flight. This tour will take between 2 and 4 hours depending on the guest’s interest for exploration.  If a guest chooses not to participate, your Tour Specialist will reduce the cost of admission from your National Park Travel Club trip cost, and a transfer to the airport is free from the Cedarbrook Lodge.

Boeing Museum

Boeing Museum, Seattle

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Available Dates

July 22 – 25, 2020

July 27 – 30 2020

August 24 – 27, 2020

Pricing

Double Occupancy: $1,799
Triple Occupancy: $2,299
Quad Occupancy: $1,650
Single Occupancy: $1,599

Deposit at time of booking: $550 Per Person

Your all-inclusive adventure will include the following:

Why 4 days vs 7 days?

Our 7-day adventure includes Yakima Valley Wine Country, Snoqualmie Pass, Leavenworth, Lake Chelan and the North Cascades National Park, and the 4 day does not, but guests should fully understand what to expect on this 4-day trip.

There is a difference between long days in the park and exhausting days in the park.  The Expedition Cruiser is the prescription for exhaustive days that take all your energy away.  We will leave daily around 8am and not return until around 8 in the evening, but the pace of travel is designed to preserve time, energy and to not feel rushed.  This allows guests who have limited time or budget to travel to feel like they missed something on a shorter vacation.

Restrooms and Parking

  • Our Chef will prepare all three meals a day plus all snacks, desserts and refreshments.  There is no need for long lines at restaurants, limited menus with mediocre offerings, and slow service. The time we spend in the park is efficient and considerate of our guests’ individual needs.  Blood sugar levels are maintained throughout the day with timely, drinks, fresh fruit, tasty fresh snacks and all meals served in scenic locations. Meals will be made to order and meet the needs of those who have food allergies, or other dietary restrictions.  
  • The Expedition Cruiser is equipped with a spacious restroom with two stations for hand washing and freshening up.  
  • The National Park provides nice restrooms but are sometimes spaced out over long distances.  These rest breaks also often have very long lines so after a long stretch of “holding it”, travelers are often expected to “hold it” another 20 to 30 minutes.  Not easy to do when you are staying hydrated at 7,500 feet of elevation.
  • The Expedition Cruiser can take advantage of bus parking which is at the front of every stop.  When there is not parking available, the guide can get off with the guests, and then the Expedition Cruiser will return when they are radioed by the Guide.  This saves a lot of time and enables our guests to seize the moment when an animal sighting is available.

Lodging

There are two options while on the Glacier National Park Tour.  

  • Lake Quinault Lodge

Lake Quinault LodgeThere are some places so blissfully disconnected from the modern world that they seem to stand suspended in time. Lake Quinault Lodge is one such place – a grand and rustic lodge built in 1926 that welcomes guests with warmth, hospitality, and a sincere feeling of home-away-from-home comfort. Here you can unwind in front of our majestic fireplace, dine in the historic Roosevelt Dining Room, curl up with a good book by the lake, paddleboard or fish in the afternoon sun, or venture deep into the temperate rainforest and enjoy the cool shade of the giant trees.

  • Cedarbrook Lodge

Cedarbrook LodgeLocated in SeaTac, Cedarbrook Lodge is in the suburbs and convenient to Silver Dollar Casino and Angle Lake Park. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Acme Bowl and iFly Seattle.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 167 air-conditioned rooms featuring espresso makers. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include laptop-compatible safes and desks, as well as phones with free local calls.

Amenities

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and wedding services. Guests can get around on the complimentary shuttle, which operates within 5 mi.

Dining

Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily.

Tour start and end location

  • The tour starts at 12:00 pm on the day of departure.  Guests will be picked up at the SeaTac International Airport or the hotel of the guest’s choice near the airport.  Please get pre-approval for hotel pickup prior to booking your room if you plan to arrive early.
  • The tour ends at 1:00 pm on the final day.  Guests will be taken to the SeaTac International Airport on the final day.  If guests choose to stay an extra day in Seattle, please get pre-approval for hotel drop-off before booking your room.

Small Groups

National Park Travel Club provides seating for 14 travelers aboard the Expedition Cruiser. Small groups give guests the ability to fully relax and not be rushed. The Expedition Cruiser gives travelers ample room to see the region with full views, space to relax, and the full attention from their guides. Fewer people equal more focus and less hassle.

Attractions

A traveler can spend a month exploring the multiple options in Yellowstone’s vast offering of attractions.  This itinerary includes the very best must-see attractions as well as several unique outings that our local guides take us to.  

Multi-Generational Travelers

National Park Travel Club provides travel solution with multi-generational options. Activities are classified in our itineraries as Leisure, Adventure and Scenic.

Tour itineraries are built strategically to have a complete offering for all ages and activity levels. Some activities may not be of interest to some travelers, so they are not always included in the price of the tour. 

Luggage Handling

Included your all-inclusive tour is the porterage of luggage to and from your hotel room when arriving or departing.

The Expedition Cruiser

Remote destinations offer all kinds of challenges to even the most well-planned traveler. The sole purpose of the Expedition Cruiser is to provide a relaxing environment for each guest while offering the comforts that are not available on alternative modes of transportation. While the Expedition Cruiser may have many bells and whistles that are rarely used, it has the essential tools that enhance the wonders of the National Parks. Designed with the purpose of giving guests a complete small group experience while also catering to individual’s needs, the Expedition Cruiser boasts leather couches, two private lounges with seating up to eight, seating at tables, multiple central heating and air zones, full kitchen, hot and cold towel service, multiple charging stations for electronic devices, in-transit satellite television, wireless internet, closets for coats and bags, and a lavatory that has a flushing commode and hot water for washing your hands. 2020 motor coaches will also offer multiple six-way captain chairs that rotate degrees.

Our Staff, Drivers, Guides, Hospitality

Our drivers have pristine driving records and extensive technical knowledge of the motor coach, ensuring your safety and well-being during your trip.

Our Guides and Hospitality Crew are passionate about educating and sharing their experiences with our guests while prioritizing your comfort and individual needs above all else.

Hurricane Ridge Washington

Company Name:  National Park Travel Club

Office Phone: 1-844-566-7745

Address:  PO Box 210 Grant, LA 70644

Office Hours:  Monday-Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time Zone

If you have questions about this tour please send inquiries to complete this form or email us at: travel-experts@nationalparktravelclub.com

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