What You'll Get
Before the legalization of guided tours, sightseers were forced to tether themselves with mile-long extension cords to avoid wandering off track, while providing a power source for emergency dance parties. Experience Seattle surroundings through a convenient guided tour with today's deal. You get the choice of two tours from Seattle Tours:
- For $41, you get a Snoqualmie Falls & Winery Tour (an $82 value)
- For $24, you get an Explore the City of Seattle Tour (a $48 value)
The tour chariot will personally pick you up at either The Museum of Flight, the Park and Ride by the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the Experience Music Project's parking lot on Fifth Avenue and Harrison Street, or any Seattle hotel.
If wine and waterfalls are your forte, the fearless tour bus will whisk you across Lake Washington via the famous Evergreen Point floating bridge, and land you comfortably back on solid ground in neighboring Woodinville, otherwise known as the heart of Washington wine country. The six-hour tour begins with a tasting at Columbia Winery, as well as a second local libation station from among the following three (subject to availability): Novelty Hill/Januik Winery, Silver Lake Winery, or Patterson Cellars— where complimentary wines will be smelled, swilled, and sampled (a third winery tasting can be arranged for an added fee). A stop for lunch will be made (food cost not included with the tour), followed by a journey deep inside the Washington wilderness with scenic views of lush horse ranches, idyllic flower farms, and magical forests where blueberry muffins rain from the canopy. Along the way you'll pass photo-worthy landmarks such as the Twin Peaks filming locations, before you reach the majestic 270-foot Snoqualmie Falls. When the schedule permits, the tour concludes with a visit to Boehms Candies, a Swiss chocolate factory and bitter rival of Wonka, where guests can sample treats before heading back to Seattle's urban epicenter.
City mice who prefer caffeination to intoxication can opt for the Explore the City of Seattle tour, which leads guests on a three and a half hour guided exploration of the city's coffee-shop laden streets and famous sights. Stops include visits to landmarks like Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, and historic Pioneer Square, and well as jaunts through Seattle's distinct neighborhoods and art galleries. The tour schedule includes extended stops along the way where guests are encouraged to stretch their legs and explore the local shops and restaurants while allowing the Emerald City culture and rich, full-bodied atmosphere to percolate into their visiting veins.
Guided tours are a great way to get to know an unfamiliar location or to re-familiarize yourself with a familiar location you keep forgetting you're familiar with since that ugly fall from your penny-farthing. Book your ticket aboard today's deal to experience the majestic natural beauty of Seattle, from the majestic, natural beauty of a guided bus. Book your seat at least 24 hours in advance; tours are subject to availability.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 7, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. 24-hr. advanced registration req'd; 24-hour cancellation notice req'd. Valid only for option purchased. Subject to availability. Tax included. No cash back. Lunch not included for winery. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Customized Tours
Customized Tours leads groups on guided expeditions of Seattle's most breathtaking spots. Outdoor adventurers can try the Mount Rainier National Park tour or the winery and waterfall tour, which travels across Lake Washington on the 7,700-foot Evergreen Point floating bridge to the world-renowned Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery. City tours explore a variety of coffee shops and tourist attractions across the Queen Anne, Fremont, and Chinatown neighborhoods.
One of the more unique tours is the Boeing Factory tour, which gives visitors a behind-the-scenes look at airplane assembly. It also gives them a chance to design their own airplanes using touch-screen computers, or, for traditionalists, old geometry homework.