Skagit Valley Tulip Festival & Seattle
April 17 - 22, 2024 (6 Days)
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
Roundtrip airfare ABQ to Chicago (not including airline baggage & in-flight charges)
Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
5 nights’ lodging at excellent hotels
5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Admission to all listed attractions
Baggage handling at hotels (for one piece)
Your professional Tour Director
All taxes and tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping)
$2,695 Double occupancy, per person
$3,185 Single occupancy
DEPOSIT: $200 per person NOW holds your place
FINAL PAYMENT DUE: January 9, 2024
None - Through January 9, 2024
$200 - January 10 - February 14, 2024
$1,500 - February 15 - March 10, 2024
100% - after March 10, 2024
Wake up your senses with our journey to the Skagit Tulip Festival and Seattle! We explore the beautiful tulip farms of the Skagit Valley and enjoy the events of their annual Tulip Festival. We experience the dazzling fields of flowers at RoozenGaarde and Tulip Town and walk the homemade quilt show in Anacorte. Plus explore some great attractions in Seattle. What a fun Springtime tour!
Included meals are denoted: Breakfast: B, Lunch: L, Dinner: D
We fly into Seattle and board our deluxe motorcoach. We stop at Lighthouse Park in
Mukilteo to explore this waterside park and take in the ocean vista of Puget Sound. Our independent lunch might include fresh seafood or waterfront dining.
DAY 2 B, D
Tulips! We begin with a visit to the Washington State University Discovery Garden in
Mount Vernon, Washington. Two Master Gardeners will help us explore some of the 30 demonstration gardens there and be our guides for the day. We continue to RoozenGaarde, the largest flower bulb grower in North America. They feature over 1000 acres of flowers and bulbs, 16 acres of greenhouses, a show garden, an authentic windmill and, of course, a gift shop! After lunch at the Skagit River Brewery, we experience Tulip Town, where we will tour their blooming tulip fields, see the original historical equipment from the earliest days of the tulip industry, and get a close-up
view of their famous planted tulip rainbow! Tulip Town has the only indoor flower and gardenshow (in case of rain.)
DAY 3 B, L
We head west through Fidalgo Island and make our way to Washington State’s most visited state park: Deception Pass State Park. Be on the look for ocean wildlife and waterfowl. We depart to the northern point on Fidalgo Island and enjoy shops, galleries, and the Anacortes Quilt Walk. We travel south to Everett to tour the Boeing Future of Flight Museum and from the Sky Deck, view the Boeing Airplane Factory, theworld’s largest building by volume.
DAY 4 B,L
Board ferry boats and sail across Elliott Bay to Bainbridge Island, where we tour Bloedel Reserve, a 150-acre public garden and forest preserve. We’ll walk forested paths to the largest public moss garden in the U.S., the Reflection Pool, the Japanese Garden and the Bird Marsh and Meadows. After the seaside town of Poulsbo, we visit the Naval Undersea Museum, which explores the US Navy’s undersea history.
DAY 5 B,D
Visit Chihuly Garden & Glass Museum, 1.5 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, ride to the top of the Space Needle and explore the vibrant Pike Place Market (where they throw the fish!). We will visit the Klondike National Historical Park Visitor Center and Museum, which chronicles the impact of the Yukon Gold Rush on Seattle. This evening we gather for a delicious farewell dinner.
DAY 6 B
This morning we depart SeaTac Airport for our direct flight back to home, bringing memories of green vistas, visions of tulips and dancing waters in our head.
Itinerary subject to change