Skagit Valley Tulip Festival & Seattle

April 17, 2024 thru April 22, 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!

 


Transportation

Air

Roundtrip air*** included in package price.

Transportation

Motorcoach

Transportation

Ferry

Duration

6 days, 5 nights

Activity Level 3

Moderate

Meals

11 meals (5 breakfasts, 3 lunch, 3 dinners) included

Availability

Available

Pickup/Dropoff

Livery service from/to home included

Tips

Tour Director, Local Guide & Driver Tips


Tour Highlights

  • Skagit Tulip Festival…tulips, tulips, tulips!!!
  • RoozenGaarde & Tulip Town
  • Anacortes Quilt Walk (if open)
  • La Conner Galleries & Public Sculpture
  • Ferry Trips
  • Bainbridge Island – Naval Undersea Museum, Bloedel Reserve
  • Chihuly Garden & Space Needle
  • Pike Place Market

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip air transportation
  • All transfers and motorcoach transportation
  • Pick-up/livery service
  • 5 nights lodging
  • 11 meals (5 breakfasts, 3 lunch, 3 dinners)
  • Admissions and tours as described
  • Baggage handling
  • Services of a professional Tour Director
  • Taxes & gratuities for included items


Day 1 - Departure to Seattle

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 – Tulips!

Tulips! We begin with a visit to the Washington State University Discovery Garden in Mount Vernon, Washington. 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.).

Meals Included: B,L,D

Day 3 – Deception State Park, Anacortes, & Boeing Museum Tour

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, the world’s largest building by volume.

Meals Included: B, D

Day 4 – Ferries and Bainbridge

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.

Meals Included: B, L

Day 5 – Seattle

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.

Meals Included: B, L, D

Day 6 - Travel Home

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.

Meals Included: B

Itinerary Subject to Change.

***If you would like to join this tour and are not traveling to/from Tucson, please contact us for special pricing.


Package Pricing

$2,862 per person

Double occupancy

Deposit: $200

$3,348 per person

Single occupancy

Deposit: $200

Final payment due:

January 9, 2024

Deposit: N/A

Price Includes

• Roundtrip air transportation
• All transfers and motorcoach transportation
• Pick-up/livery service
• 5 nights lodging
• 11 meals (5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners)
• Admissions and tours as described
• Baggage handling
• Services of a professional Tour Director
• Taxes & gratuities for included items


Booking Policy

CANCELLATION FEES: January 9, 2024

  • None – Through January 9, 2024
  • $200 – January 10 – February 13, 2024
  • $1,700 – February 14 – March 12, 2024
  • 100% – after March 12, 2024

We pride ourselves on great service and an enjoyable experience for all and will go over our booking policies after you make your request for booking. If you’d like to learn more about our booking policies before your trip, give us a call at (520) 325-8839, or visit our Booking Policies page. Click here for more information on our booking policies.

Travel Insurance

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ITINERARY

For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency, and airline information.

The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.

ACTIVITY LEVEL

The Activity Level for this tour is Level 2: Moderate.

Expectations: Expect a moderate amount of walking. There will be time to rest on the coach and between attractions. To enjoy this tour, you should be prepared to walk slightly longer distances, climb stairs and tolerate periods of standing, for example on city walks, sightseeing stops or ship excursions. The daily pace and timing can fluctuate significantly between longer and shorter travel days, with additional activities possibly occurring in the early morning or evening. There may be some changes in altitude or temperatures.

Appropriate for: Most travelers beginning with those who are moderately fit, lead semi-active lives, are comfortable participating in long days of activities and expect some physical exertion.

AIRLINE TICKETS

You will be issued your boarding pass the morning of our departure, after your arrival at the Tucson International Airport. If you have an Alaska Airlines frequent flyer number, or a TSA number, please call our office at least 3 days prior to the tour to ensure we can note these in your reservation.

If you are joining the tour from locations other than Tucson, we make other arrangements for you to join the tour. Please call our office for more details.

AIRPORT SECURITY

Do not forget to bring your government issued picture ID to show at the airport. A Driver’s License or Passport is preferred. If you do not have the proper ID, the airline will turn you away.

BAGGAGE

We have arranged for handling for one piece of luggage per person regarding the skycaps (where available) and hotels. If you check through luggage note that the maximum weight for the checked piece of luggage is 50 pounds and maximum size is 62 inches (length + width + height). If your bag weighs over 50 pounds the airlines will levy an extra fee that you will be responsible to pay. If you feel the need to lock your checked through luggage and your bag is searched, your lock could be damaged in the process. You can purchase a TSA (Transportation Security Administration) accepted and recognized lock at any luggage store. Make sure you ask for a TSA approved lock. These locks are the kind that TSA screeners can open by using a special tool without breaking. Passengers can carry-on 1 bag (dimensions are limited to 10x16x24 inches), plus a personal type bag, like a purse. We advise that you pack your carry-on lightly. There are restrictions regarding your carryon baggage and contents due to enhanced security measures. If you have further concerns, please visit the TSA's Web-site at www.tsa.gov. There is room inside the motorcoach for your hand carried bag.

CHECKED BAGGAGE FEES

On our preferred airline for this tour, passengers are assessed a fee per checked in bag, by the Airlines, upon checking in for the flight.

EMERGENCY CONTACT

It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.

GRATUITIES/ITEMS INCLUDED IN PRICE

The traditional end-of-tour gratuity to your tour director is included on this tour. All hotel porterage and airport skycap (when available) fees are included. We also include the gratuities for the coach/livery drivers. Hotel housekeeping tips are not included.

LIVERY

For your convenience, we have a (round-tour) door-to-door pickup service with each multi-day tour. (This service is not available to all clients depending on your location.) Approximately 2 to 3 days prior to the departure date you will receive a call from our office and we will tell you your assigned pickup time. (These times can vary up to 15 minutes depending on traffic.)

LODGING REQUESTS

If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.

Many hotels around the country have instituted a "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.

TRAVEL REQUESTS

We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.

RESPONSIBILITY

Pleasurebent Tours acts solely as an agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling, and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.

WEATHER AND CLOTHING/MISC. SUGGESTIONS

The average daytime high temperatures during our stay in Skagit Valley and Seattle is typically in the middle 70’s and the average night-time temperature is usually lower 60’s. When we are on or close to the Puget Sound those temperatures drop 5-10 degrees or more. Typically, the air is much more humid than in Tucson and we can expect some Spring storms. Please be sure to bring a sweater and/or rain jacket, along with good walking shoes and a hat. There are no dress codes for the areas we take you on this tour.

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