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Mt. Rainier Day Tour from Seattle

Mt. Rainier Day Tour from Seattle
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Tour snapshot
Includes pickup and drop-off from 4 convenient meeting locations in downtown Seattle
Duration:
10h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
22
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Visit one of the premier parks in Washington on a full-day tour to Mt. Rainier National Park from Seattle. Skip making the long drive alone and have time to relax aboard the minibus before stopping at the park's visitor center for an orientation slideshow. Continue to landmarks such as Narada Falls, Christine Falls, and Mt. Rainier traveling with ease in the company of a guide who knows the best destinations in the park.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Ride aboard a climate-controlled minibus
  • Cooler with ice provided onboard to store perishable items
  • Have time to purchase lunch at the park cafe or grocery store
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Ride aboard a climate-controlled minibus
  • Cooler with ice provided onboard to store perishable items
  • Have time to purchase lunch at the park cafe or grocery store
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5396MTR
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local, professional guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned mini coach bus
  • Cooler with ice will be be provided inside the bus to keep any perishable items chilled
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Rainier
  • Entry/Admission - Henry M. Jackson Visitor Center
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (optional and not included in the price of this tour)
  • Food & drinks (you can purchase lunch at grocery store stop or at the cafe in Visitor Center)
  • Restroom on board
  • WiFi on board
  • Hotel pick up
  • Children under 5 not allowed
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • 300 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104, USA Please meet at 6:30am on the corner of South Main St and Occidental Ave S for this tour. You know you're in the right place if you're in front of a cafe called "The London Plane".
  • Seattle Public Library-Central Library, 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA Please meet at 6:40am on 4th Avenue in front of the Seattle Public Library located at 1000 4th Ave.
  • 1900 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA Please meet at 6:50am on 4th Avenue at the cross street of Stewart. You know you're in the right place if you're in front of the Urban Yoga or Urban Coffee signs. Please be on the 4th Avenue side.
  • 300 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA Please meet at 6:55am in the Harrison Street turnaround. You know you're in the right place if you're at the circle driveway right next to the MoPop museum and can see the art installation of reeds titled, "Grass Blades" by John Flemming.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please contact local service provider to arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location after you have received your confirmation
  • Tour cannot pickup from private residences
  • Enjoy lunch at a Mt. Rainier cafe or buy a picnic lunch at our grocery store stop (own expense)
  • Layered clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended (temperatures can vary from rainy and cold to sunny and hot in a single day)
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Traffic and road conditions may alter tour route
  • Please allow up to 11 hours for pickup and drop-off service
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • We may ask that you walk a couple blocks for pickup or drop off due to traffic or road conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for children 5 and under
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers
Inclusions
  • Local, professional guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned mini coach bus
  • Cooler with ice will be be provided inside the bus to keep any perishable items chilled
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Rainier
  • Entry/Admission - Henry M. Jackson Visitor Center
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (optional and not included in the price of this tour)
  • Food & drinks (you can purchase lunch at grocery store stop or at the cafe in Visitor Center)
  • Restroom on board
  • WiFi on board
  • Hotel pick up
  • Children under 5 not allowed
Departure details
  • 300 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104, USA Please meet at 6:30am on the corner of South Main St and Occidental Ave S for this tour. You know you're in the right place if you're in front of a cafe called "The London Plane".
  • Seattle Public Library-Central Library, 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA Please meet at 6:40am on 4th Avenue in front of the Seattle Public Library located at 1000 4th Ave.
  • 1900 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA Please meet at 6:50am on 4th Avenue at the cross street of Stewart. You know you're in the right place if you're in front of the Urban Yoga or Urban Coffee signs. Please be on the 4th Avenue side.
  • 300 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA Please meet at 6:55am in the Harrison Street turnaround. You know you're in the right place if you're at the circle driveway right next to the MoPop museum and can see the art installation of reeds titled, "Grass Blades" by John Flemming.
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please contact local service provider to arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location after you have received your confirmation
  • Tour cannot pickup from private residences
  • Enjoy lunch at a Mt. Rainier cafe or buy a picnic lunch at our grocery store stop (own expense)
  • Layered clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended (temperatures can vary from rainy and cold to sunny and hot in a single day)
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Traffic and road conditions may alter tour route
  • Please allow up to 11 hours for pickup and drop-off service
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • We may ask that you walk a couple blocks for pickup or drop off due to traffic or road conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for children 5 and under
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 4 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Mount Rainier
    Stop: 10 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Henry M. Jackson Visitor Center
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Mary H
1 contribution
Couples
Andreas was an excellent guide and knowledgeable about Mt.Rainier, the greater Seattle area and history surrounding both. He controlled the group masterfully allowing sufficient time to see the sites and herd a very diverse group back to the bus so we stayed on schedule. The Fred Meyer stop was perfect to buy lunch, snacks or breakfast. My opinion: This is the best way to enjoy an informative trip to Rainier, see the highlighted features and not worry about driving. We were also fortunate to have a beautiful, sunny day (5/21/22) to see the mountain. The old growth forest, and Shadow trail are must sees and short hikes providing an enchanted and surreal experience.
Written May 22, 2022
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Gila
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We had an excellent experience on the Mt. Ranier tour. Pick up was at the Seattle Library and took us through multiple stops in and around Mt. Ranier park. Our tour guide, Andreas Blum, was fantastic. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of the area, including the ability to identify most every tree, rock and varmint en-route to the mountain. His energy and passion about the area was welcomed.

We thought about doing this trip on our own, but this tour was perfect. It takes care of all the entries and logistics, and you get the benefit of a guide pointing out some really neat things and interesting tidbits about the area. The bus has enough room for about 20 passengers. It is comfortable, fully air conditioned, and a cooler is provided to keep snacks and drinks cold.

The tour does stop at a market, where I highly recommend you purchase lunch and snacks, as the options are limited within the park.
Written July 28, 2022
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Sarah N
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Family
I had James as my tour guide and he was very calm, educated, organized, enthusiastic, and thoughtful. I could tell he cared a lot about the guests as well as the sites. He knew all the history of mt rainier and even the names of the people on our tour. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to take this tour. The actual tour itself was beautiful (we got very lucky with the weather) we went on three different hikes (not difficult, each 20-40 min) and saw very different parts of the mountain all in one day which would’ve been hard to do otherwise. We saw the top of the mountain at “paradise” (I recommend wearing hiking/snow shoes), a waterfall, and mirror lake. On our way back to Seattle james took us to this small, rural restaurant with amazing blackberry pie. He organized it perfectly and it was such a personal touch to the tour that I really appreciated- and the pie was delicious!!
Written July 2, 2022
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Fatima C
1 contribution
Family
The views and all the stops were amazing and loved every minute of the tour, our biggest issue was with the guide Cindy. She mentioned she was new but we had never felt more unsafe in a bus than with this lady, her driving skills are not very good. She did a few dangerous things such as making a U turn in the middle of the road with cars coming from both sides (she did this twice - once in Seattle because she took the wrong exit and another time up in the mountain), she was driving more than 70mph on the freeway and didn’t stop for bumps or uneven terrain. Many times we felt like we were flying and leaving our seat because of the intensity of her driving and speed. She almost missed an exit (again!) so she made a dangerous turn, she got lost in Seattle when she picked us up and again when she dropped us off. Again the tour is totally worth it, amazing views but our experience was unfortunately affected by the guide who made our experience a terrifying one. Overall wouldn’t recommend this tour.
Written August 8, 2022
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Written August 10, 2022
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Lucy R
Cocoa, FL110 contributions
My husband & I took the Mt Rainier Tour on October 3, 2021. Prior to tour date Tours Northwest confirmed they'd be picking us up in front of our hotel, and they were right on time. Our guide and driver was "Lucinda", and she was excellent in every resepect. It is about 2 hours from Seattle to Mt Rainier. There were 19 on the bus, which was very comfortable. On the way to the park there was a stop at a grocery store that had a good deli. You could purchase grab and go, or have sandwiches made to order. Ample time was given to get lunches, coffee, and use the restrooms. (and in case you are wondering, there were plenty of stops during the course of the day for bathroom breaks, which we appreciated, since this is a ten hour tour) A cooler with ice was provided, along with a "sharpie pen" so we could write our names on our sandwiches and keep them cold until we were ready to eat. (you are allowed to eat on the bus if you want to, and bottled water was also provided)

Lucinda was very informative, explaining some of the history of the park, geology of what we were seeing, etc. She also provided a useful brochure/map to everyone so we could track our route. Once in the park we made several stops where we could either walk on our own, or along with others in the group. The walks were never too long or too difficult, and plenty of time was allowed. There were also several shorter stops for photos aat scenic spots in the park. My husband and I never felt rushed, and we know we saw a lot more of the park than we would have if we had been there on our own. When we returned to Seattle around 5pm everyone was dropped off at their hotels. This may seem like a more expensive tour option than other companies offer, but it is WELL worth the money. My husband and I ony had 2 days in Seattle, following a cruise, and we are very glad we chose to spend one of them with Tours Northwest. I highly recommend this particular tour, and Tours Northwest. PS) Covide safety protocols were followed at all times, masks were required while on the bus.
Written October 7, 2021
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Val
2 contributions
Couples
Our tour guide Mark was the best! He was a great driver, funny, kind, informative, and patient. It was a perfect day and totally worth the time and money. It is an incredible national park. I have a fear of heights but the drive around the park did not scare me. It was the most tame mountain roads I have ever seen. Incredible experience and memorable. I never hike and this was a perfect intro to making you feel safe and getting out into nature. Beautiful water falls and the tour guide will take photos of your group for you!
Written September 15, 2021
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Patricia58P
Buckeye, AZ135 contributions
The weather was perfect and our guide Ron was very knowledgeable. Provided lots of great info and was engaging. My takeaway was I thought we would get closer to the mountain without hiking but that’s ok and for the price it could have included breakfast or lunch. The park gift shop was a BIG disappointment for food and gifts.
Written July 28, 2022
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Empty H
7 contributions
Outstanding tour and well-priced for all that you do and see. John was a terrific guide. Calm, funny and informative, he gave us details about what we were seeing, allowed for quiet time to enjoy the sights and made the day go smoothly with his terrific sense of humor. He also might be the safest driver I've ever experienced on a tour. The tours are in small vans not large busses so your group doesn't overwhelm. The number of stops was "just right" for me, allowing us to see a variety of wonderful Mt. Ranier sights but not so much that we were overwhelmed. The amount of time spent at each stop was also just about right and I felt I was able to take the photos/enjoy the moments to the fullest. Would definitely book this group again.
Written July 19, 2021
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Stephcate112
Atlanta, GA13 contributions
Friends
Our guide Ken was great and provided a great tour structure for us to experience Mt Rainier. He was very knowledgeable and was able to pivot the tour to a few different sites when some construction prevented us from seeing what was originally planned. Mt Rainier was beautiful and we learned a lot. The only complaint we have is that the AC on the bus was not working at all. And it being the hottest day of the year, and the bus being mostly full, that created a bit of an unpleasant experience especially on the almost 2 hour ride back to Seattle.
Written July 27, 2022
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Ken W
North Brunswick, NJ11 contributions
We had a fantastic day on the Mount Rainier day tour. Our guide, Ken, was terrific!! We were on a small bus, 13 people and he was knowledgeable, funny and interesting to listen to. There was a wide age range among the people on our tour and he was very accommodating. It was a full day tour, starting at 7am and ending at 5pm. If you have a full day during your visit to the Seattle area, this is highly recommended!!
Written June 24, 2022
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