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: for $41, you get a Snoqualmie Falls & Winery Tour from Customized Tours and Charter Service, an $82.13 value including tax. 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.
The fearless tour bus will carry you from Seattle's urban epicenter to deep inside the Washington wilderness. The journey includes views of lush horse ranches, idyllic flower farms, and magical forests where blueberry muffins rain from the canopy. You'll pass the picturesque filming locations where northwestern-themed Hollywood productions (Twin Peaks, Northern Exposure, and The Vanishing) were filmed, before you reach the majestic 270-foot Snoqualmie Falls. The five- to six-hour tour includes stops at two area wineries from among the following six (subject to availability): Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Winery, Silver Lake Winery, Novelty Hill Winery, Januik Winery, and Patterson Cellars—where complimentary wines will be smelled, swilled, and sampled. A stop for lunch will be made (food cost not included with the tour), and, when the schedule permits, the tour concludes with a visit to Boehms Candies, a Swiss chocolate factory and bitter rival of Wonka.
Guided tours are a great way to get to know an unfamiliar location or to refamiliarize 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 the countryside outside 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 Apr 13, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may purchase multiple as gifts. 24-hour scheduling & cancellation policy applies or Groupon is forfeit. Cost of lunch or tasting fees at the 3rd winery not covered. No alcoholic beverages may be consumed on the tour bus. 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.