NEW 2017 Tours to Seattle and Washington State

Posted December 14th 2016 in Latest News, News and Updates,

As the holiday booking season gets underway the Port of Seattle is preparing for its busiest year ever in 2017 and is also delighted to have won CRUISE CRITICS ‘Best North American Homeport’ award.

Seattle, the Emerald City, has long been known for coffee-slinging and fish-tossing at its lively Pike Place Market, along with its Space Needle skyline. A number of tour operators are offering new, exciting holidays for 2017 to Seattle, some with cruises to Alaska and many with tours featuring the whales and wilderness experiences Washington state has to offer:

Ultimate Bucket List – Alaska Cruise, Seattle and Olympic National Park experience!

Now with the addition of a Central Link light rail system that services the downtown and airport areas, cruise visitors have more accessibility around Seattle and its many Pacific Northwest charms.

This new 13 night bucket list holiday offered by tour operator My America Holiday, features three nights in Seattle, three nights on the incredible 1 million acre Olympic Peninsula National Park whose wilderness, beaches, lakes and mountains form the backcloth to Seattle and a seven night Alaska Cruise that takes in Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay & Victoria. The price includes return economy flights London-Seattle; seven night Alaska Cruise (Inside Cabin basis) car hire, three nights room only hotel in Seattle and three nights room only at Kalaloch Lodge on Olympic Peninsula. Based on a 12 May 2017 departure, prices are £2,027 per person, sharing a twin or double room. Book with Tel 0208 627 5801.

Total Eclipse August 2017

On 21 August 2017 a total eclipse of the sun will be visible across parts of the USA including in the Pacific Northwest. Tour operator Explore has a 12 day, 11 night holiday starting in Seattle in Washington state, including Portland and viewing the eclipse in Salem. The holiday includes hiking coastal trails and visiting Washington’s Mount Rainier National Park, as well as the famous Mount St Helens volcano. Prices from £2,899 per person sharing room (room only) includes tour leader who is an astronomer.  Transport is in small coach for groups of 8-13 people. Tel 01252 883 680.

10% off Cascades National Park Highway fly drive – book by 31 January 2017:

Travel with tour operator America As You Like It to drive the beautiful North Cascades National Park in Washington state on a nine night holiday with return direct flights, car hire, hotels on room only basis, staying in Seattle and enjoying stays in the character towns of Leavenworth, Chelan, Mazama and Mount Vernon. Prices are £1,382 per person (original price £1,535) based on two people sharing a twin or double room. Available for travel all year around (excluding school holidays) when booked by 31 January 2017. For more information visit or call 020 8742 8299 or email

Wonderful Wines of Washington

Washington has over 900 wineries around the state maybe delete this?, many with authentic romantic wine tasting rooms and experiences.  Tour operator Discover North America offers a new self-drive holiday combining the chic of Seattle with the winelands from £1,244 per person (price based on November 2017 departures) including flights and accommodation. The holiday includes three nights room only in Seattle, four nights in Walla Walla in the heart of the wine area on bed and breakfast, a Seattle CityPASS to the major city attractions, hire car and a wine tour of Walla Walla wineries.  Tel 020 7993 6584.



The Port of Seattle operates two downtown cruise terminals, serving ships from seven major cruise lines for adventures to Alaska and throughout the Pacific Northwest during a sailing season that stretches from April through October. Homeport cruise lines include Carnival, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises and Oceania Cruises.

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Nov 23, 2017

​SEATTLE — The Port of Seattle welcomed a record 1,071,594 revenue passenger through its cruise terminals this year, with an estimated 1,092,345 expected in 2018. Larger vessels continue to drive passenger increases. Each cruise vessel is estimated to bring in $2.7 million for the local economy, bringing total revenue for the region to over $500 … Continue reading Port of Seattle has biggest ever cruise season
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Oct 31, 2017

Selection of Cultural Events February 2018 and beyond Beginning in February 2018: Seattle Museum Month, February 1st – 28th, Kent Stowell’s Swan Lake, Pacific Northwest Ballet, February 2nd – 11th, Mamma Mia!, The 5th Avenue Theatre, February 2nd – 25th, Hamilton, The Paramount Theatre, February 6th – March 18th, Northwest Flower … Continue reading NEWS SHORTS
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Oct 31, 2017

Here are some wine highlights. March is wine month in Washington State. In Seattle, restaurants, wine shops and tasting rooms celebrate the state’s wines throughout the month. This culminates in the four-day Taste Washington extravaganza, 22nd– 25th March in 2018, featuring top chefs and the region’s best winemakers. Menus revolve around the state’s signature ingredients. … Continue reading Make friends with Washington Wine
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