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Mt. Rainier Day Tour from Seattle

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  • 10 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

While in Washington, take a day tour of Mt. Rainier National Park with complimentary pickup from four convenient spots in downtown Seattle. Watch an introduction slideshow to the park at the visitor center, and then journey into the natural region to see Christine Falls, Narada Falls, and Mt. Rainier. Experience the beauty of this nationally preserved outdoor area with help from a guide who knows the best ways around the park.
  • Mt. Rainier National Park tour from downtown Seattle.
  • Stop at the park’s visitor center in Longmire, and see a presentation
  • Discover old-growth forests and wildflower meadows in the park
  • Visit Christine Falls and Narada Falls

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Travel around the park with a guide for insight into where to go and what to see.

What's Included

  • 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
  • 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 & Return

Possible departure locations

Departure Point

  • 300 Occidental Ave S, 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, 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, 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.

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Your first stop is at Longmire at the national park’s visitor center. Sit back and watch a slideshow presentation, and learn some of the park’s history. You can also snag some lunch here (own expense).

Next, make your way inside the park, and admire its beauty as you first walk to Christine Falls and then further down the Nisqually River to the 188-foot-high (57-meter-high) Narada Falls. Lastly, stop at Paradise, and catch sight of its stunning meadows. Look up to see one of the Cascade Range’s and Washington’s tallest mountains, Mt. Rainier.

Mount Rainier

Usual stops in the park are old growth forests, waterfall stops, several different photo stops, scenic views, and Paradise Visitor Center.

10 hours Admission Ticket Included

Henry M. Jackson Visitor Center

Visitor Center - Have lunch at the restaurant, cafe, or bring your own sack lunch. Hiking opportunities available. Scenic views and wildlife.

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • 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 hotel pickup and drop-off service
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for children 5 and under
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers
Operated by Tours Northwest

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Mt. Rainier Day Tour from Seattle?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Mt. Rainier Day Tour from Seattle?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Mt. Rainier Day Tour from Seattle?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Traveler Tips


bear in mind some of the trails are quite steep so wear sensible shoes.
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Mt. Rainier
Virginia_G, May 2022
Had an enjoyable day. The group was small and the tour guide was very informative..Don't forget to have Huckleberry Ice cream..
Mt Rainier - Nature at its best
Rajesh_M, May 2022
The trip was a memorable one at that. My wife and myself had booked the tour to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Started off great and ended even better. The drive was simply out of the world and we were left in awe and wanting for more.
Zen
William_S, May 2022
Amazing experience. I’m going to do it again soon. I learned so much on the ride going up to the mountains.
Amazing Journey
Lynn_C, May 2022
The entire journey was fantastic, especially the moment Mt. Rainier shows as you turn a corner. We definitely had great weather. Andres was very helpful and a very good guide. I would do this again.
Trip to Paradise
cynthia_c, May 2022
Forest bathing also going to Paradise and all the snow a very pleasant group to travel with on the bus - the guide was great
No pick up
WILLIAM_W, May 2022
No tour! We were at hotel pick up at appointed time as stated as 730. No pick up. The tour company failed to pick us up at contractual time. I phoned contact ## immediately. Was told there were messages and texts. There were none - checking multiple times on new, highly functional phone. We were disappointed up to angry and demand a refund.
Our guide Ron, made the...
shubhnita_s, May 2022
Our guide Ron, made the whole trip fun and interesting. Excellent driver and very polite. I wish to come back again with my husband and I hope Ron is our guide again.
Decent trip!
Tasmin_P, May 2022
Decent trip, John was very knowledgeable, questions answered well. The clouds weren’t on our side but we did get to see a glimpse, only advice would be to check the weather before you book. Good day 🤘🏼
Mountain views. Thank...
Dennis_S, May 2022
Mountain views. Thank you. Weather didn't quite cooperate but still very enjoyable. We would recommend this tour to everyone, maybe we will do it again in the future.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Mount Rainier trip
jack_m, May 2022
We were the only ones on the tour as everyone cancelled due to weather! But we had a brilliant time. Ken was an amazing tour guide as well as being really friendly. Despite not seeing Mt. Rainier, we still saw some amazing views and appreciate NorthWest Tours still going ahead to make the most of our experience! Thank you. :)
Great tour
Johnny_J, Nov 2021
What an amazing tour. Mark is a great tour guide. He gave us some history of the park, very accommodating with stops, taking pics and all. The park itself is amazing, with some great scenery. I'm glad I got out the city to do this.
Highly Recommend!!
Travis_O, Nov 2021
I would definitely recommend this for anyone wanting a stress free way to see the incredible views of Mount Ranier National Park. It was cloudy and rainy for us, and some snow shortened our trip at the Paradise stop but it was still well worth it! Our tour guide was super friendly and knowledgeable (and a great photographer!).
I had a great time!
Sushma_K, Nov 2021
Overall I enjoyed the trip, great views, the hike was fun. This was my first time hiking in snow, great experience.
We had a fantastic day....
Mariangel_S, Oct 2021
We had a fantastic day. Great views. I loved it. Great tour!! Fantastic views!! Amazing staff! 100% recommended
1 traveler found this review helpful
Excellent tour
Florence_G, Oct 2021
Mark, the Tour guide was very knowledgeable. Make sure the weather is right so you can see the real beauty of Rainier
1 traveler found this review helpful
It was like change of...
Francisco_V, Oct 2021
It was like change of station every turn of the road And Ken was fantastic, very knowledgeable and personable
Tour was amazing! Lucinda...
Aylin_G, Oct 2021
Tour was amazing! Lucinda was a great guide and made sure we got to see as much as we could. Had to do some minor steep hiking but well worth the views!
National Park Marvel!
Marsha_N, Oct 2021
We lucked out on the weather and clear skies on Thursday, 10/7/2021. Northwest Tours took us all day from Seattle w great guide Ken, and we all had a GREAT time! Saw a trio of bears even! Snow at summit of Mt Rainier so lovely. And we saw snow at other points as well, several waterfalls, wildflowers. Enchanting!
Outstanding
Malati_P, Oct 2021
Ken as guide to our tour very knowledgeable and customer service oriented. Each steps he provide information and guidance about our tour sight seen was outstanding.
Great Day in Mt. Rainier National Park
Paul_S, Oct 2021
Mark did a wonderful job! I didn’t know much about this area or Seattle and I left with a lot more knowledge. The scenery was absolutely stunning! Thank you Mark for the recommendations and for the way you make the last leg of the trip even more relaxing and meaningful!
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