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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 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers

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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Amazing time, best tour guide
Gabriela_M, Aug 2022
This was by far one of the best tours I ever booked! Thanks to Ron, we had an amazing time! He is full of knowledge and he run the extra mile for us to drive us to incredible spots! Thank you, Ron, you are the best tour guide! We were also lucky because we had perfect weather conditions to see Mt. Rainier. The only feedback that I have for the tour organizers, is that they should create 2 options for the tour, one for active people and one for less active. We had 2 ladies in their 70s and they slowed us down a bit and afterwards they decided to wait in the car because it was a bit tiring for them. So my suggestion is that the tour company should mention the activity level or to create 2 versions of the tour. Other than that, it was amazing and I had an incredible time!
I wish I was here at...
Yuwei_L, Aug 2022
I wish I was here at mid-July to see more flower blossom, but it is still a fantastic trip after all.
Our guide Ken, was...
Elaine_G, Aug 2022
Our guide Ken, was extremely knowledgeable and courteous. Favorite parts were visit to the lodge hotel and views from there and short hikes that were expertly narrated by Ken.
Great Experience!
Michelle_A, Aug 2022
Great trip and great weather. Tour guide was informative and funny. Very interesting and interactive with everyone on tour. Well done!
Best tour I have ever been on!
Cedric_J, Aug 2022
Great views! Marc exemplified great acumen of the area, while making it very funny and entertaining!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Awesome! Thanks so much!
A must do when in Seattle!
Marilina_R, Aug 2022
Mark was our driver/ guide today and absolutely made this trip the success it was. His knowledge and enthusiasm for all things Mount Ranier National Park and Seattle was very impressive.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Lucinda was a great tour...
CecileAnne_S, Aug 2022
Lucinda was a great tour leader. She was patient and rolled with the punches (our van needed to be changed). We really appreciated all of the planned bathroom breaks and the time spent at Mt Rainier was a nice amount in order to get a good hike in!
Fantastic experience!
Olga_M, Aug 2022
Our tour guide's name was John. He made our experience absolutely amazing! The ride from Seattle to Mt. Rainer is about 2hrs, so John took us to a supermarket near the mountain to buy our snacks and lunch for the day. He had a cooler in the bus to keep our food cold throughout the day. When we arrived at Mt. Rainer, he took us to multiple incredible spots and trails and gave us ample time to see everything and take pictures. He also times one of the trails perfectly so we could see the rainbow by the waterfall! John gave us plenty of bathroom breaks and gave us a lot of information about the area and the park throughout our trip. He also gave passengers the option to stay on the bus if there was a trail they didn't want to do. At the end of our tour, he took us to an ice cream spot and highly recommended the huckleberry flavor. It was a hit! Overall, wonderful experience. We are glad we participated in this tour. Thanks, John!!!
We saw everything in Mt...
Bianca_J, Aug 2022
We saw everything in Mt Rainier…Enjoyed the trip a lot, very safe and responsible tour guide, we are so on time in every spot and love all the sceneries!
Everything was good, on...
Filiberto_R, Aug 2022
Everything was good, on time and well planned. Even the bathroom stops. Everything around Mount Rainier is amazingly beautiful. Andres, our tour guide, did an amazing job and I can say is one of the best tour guides I have seen in all the tours we have taken around the world!
Amazing tour!!!!
Sing_Y, Aug 2022
Our tour guide Mark is super awesome. It was very memorable for my family. Mark gave us tons of history and facts behind Mt. Rainier. We enjoyed the tour very much and we recommend anyone is visiting, it’s well worth your money.
A tour of a lifetime
Susan_B, Aug 2022
The scenery is breathtaking. From beginning to end my husband and I enjoyed everything. My suggestion is just be open for everything and do what you can. We had a wonderful day.
A great day trip!
Kristen_S, Aug 2022
The experience was fantastic. Our guide was very knowledgeable and shared lots of great information about Seattle and Mt. Rainier National Park. Each stop was beautiful making for a very rich experience.
Heaven!!
Jonathan_F, Aug 2022
This is one of the most amazing places in the world, I ever seen. It’s so majestic ! The views are breathtaking.
When in Seattle definiert take time for this tour
Atila_C, Aug 2022
We were lucky to have a guide like Ron . Told us historically about how this became a national park , brought us to the most beautiful points of the park explaining about its formations geologically… we could never have done this tour like this on our own . Also we were in luck Mt Rainier was out in the sun in her glory !
Unmissable
Alyson_S, Aug 2022
Rob was a fantastic guide - so knowledgeable about the geology and nature of Mount Rainer. He looked after us very well. I would highly recommend this day tour - you will be amazed with what you see and learn. Thank you so much Rob for all that you taught us about Mount Rainer, her history and formation and for your wonderful stories.
Best booked experience
Ina_S, Aug 2022
Our tour guide Mark elicited positive energy throughout. This was a worthwhile experience! 9/10 rating! The only thing I would suggest and wish is a stop by at a restaurant as well but we did stop for some Huckleberry icecream and it was the BEST icecream I ever had.
Beautiful Day Trip
David_S, Aug 2022
Nice tour. Great tour guide (he was great, but I already forgot name). Lots of stops and photo ops. 90 minute stop at Paradise Inn perfect for quick hike up to amazing photo ops. Fair warning, the hikes up are pretty strenuous, but there are easier ones. Choose wisely. Very warm weekend, so the bus trip was kinda hot on way back home, but not so much to take away rating stars. For a full 10 hr trip to such an amazing place, I found it to be a really great value.
The magic of the mountain
Roger_I, Aug 2022
Our Guide ensured that the whole trip was very enjoyable and well paced. Walking in the deep forest with those beautiful huge old growth trees was magical. The mountain itself getting closer and bigger as we ascended further up into the park revealed its majesty.
Great trip. First time to Seattle
Katrina_C, Aug 2022
Great Trip! This was our first trip to Seattle and the scenery was Beautiful! Well worth the money. Ken was a great tour guide and driver.
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