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Mount Rainier Tour from Seattle

Mount Rainier Tour from Seattle

Enjoy a fun-filled day at Mount Rainier National Park.

Heading south from Seattle, you’ll enter through the Nisqually park entrance and continue up the scenic, winding road to the new Paradise Jackson Visitor Center at an elevation of 5,400 feet.

Mt. Rainier will delight you with its vast expanses of pristine old-growth evergreen forests, gorgeous subalpine flower meadows and spectacular alpine vistas. Our nation’s fifth-oldest national park features magnificent rivers, mountain lakes, waterfalls and wildlife, and boasts the greatest single-peak glacial system in the United States. Glaciers radiate from the summit of the 14,411-foot dormant volcano, many of which are visible from your tour.

The seasons, weather, and elevation partially determine what you’ll see on your tour. Paradise is usually snow-free by July, with alpine flowers appearing shortly thereafter. Mount Rainier itself may be shrouded in clouds at any time of year.

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  • Cancellation Policy
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Tour/Activity Details

Length

10 to 12 hours

Time

8:00 am on Saturday & Sunday (November through February)
8:00 am on Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday (March and April)
8:00 am on daily (May through October)
Hotel pickups occur between 7:15 am and 8:00 am, depending on location. Please see Special Schedule Details

24 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Hotel pickup/drop-off service is included for most hotels in downtown Seattle and near the Sea-Tac Airport. Minimum 6 total persons required to operate. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Description

Special Schedule Details

This tour is not available on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, or New Year's Day.

Highlights

Besides snow-capped Mt Rainier, your tour includes glacial moraines, the Longmire Visitor Center and Museum, Narada Falls, Reflection Lake and Lake Louise. The Paradise Jackson Visitor Center offers various ranger-led interpretive talks about the mountain and its glaciers and wildlife. There’s also a picnic area and dining room food service, gift shop and rest facilities. Also, be sure to bring a sack lunch or money to purchase food at the Visitor Center concession.

Food may be purchased either at Paradise Visitor Center or at a grocery store stop the guide will make en route. Bring a lunch or cash to purchase your lunch and mementos of your visit. Bring a jacket, since even in summer Paradise can be cool and often breezy. We allow ample stops for you to photograph the awe-inspiring scenery around you, so don’t forget your camera! Snow and animals are seasonal and their abundance may vary, driving routes may vary based on weather and road conditions, your guide will make necessary changes to enhance your tour experience.

Mount Rainier Park, established on March 2, 1899, contains vast expanses of pristine old-growth forests, sub alpine flower meadows, and spectacular alpine scenery.

Seen On The Tour

  • Christine Falls
  • Narada Falls
  • Meadows
  • Rivers and Streams
  • Paradise
  • Deer
  • Birds
  • Snow
  • Mountains

Snow and animals are seasonal and their abundance may vary.

Driving routes may vary based on weather and road conditions, your guide will make necessary changes to enhance your experience of Mt. Rainier.

What to Bring/Wear

  • Layered clothing
  • Walking/hiking shoes
  • Extra cash for food
  • A camera is a must!

Accessibility Information

  • The minibuses are NOT equipped with wheelchair lifts, and cannot accommodate motorized or non-folding wheelchairs.
  • Folding wheelchairs, walkers and child strollers may be stored onboard with 24 hours advance notice.
  • Guests storing wheelchairs or walkers must be able to walk up a few stairs onto the bus.

24 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Hotel pickup/drop-off service is included for most hotels in downtown Seattle and near the Sea-Tac Airport. Minimum 6 total persons required to operate. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Pickup Locations

Pickup Locations

Please Note: We do not pick up from any hotels that are not on this list and pick-up times are subject to change without notice, so ALWAYS call the tour operator at least one day prior to the tour to confirm the pickup time and location.
Hotel Name Address Pickup Time(s) Pickup Notes
Ace Hotel 2423 1st Ave., Seattle, WA 7:30-7:45am
Alexis 1007 1st Ave., Seattle, WA 7:50-8:05am
America's Best Value-SEATAC 20620 International Boulevard, Seattle, WA 8:15-8:30am
American Hostel 520 S. King Street, Seattle, WA 7:50-8:05am
Andra Hotel 2000 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA 7:40-7:55am
Arctic Doubletree Hotel 700 Third Avenue at Cherry, Seattle, WA 7:50-8:05am
Barroness 1005 Spring St., Seattle, WA 7:50-8:05am
Belltown Inn 2301 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA 7:30-7:45am
Best Western Executel-SEATAC 20717 International Blvd., Sea-Tac Airport, WA 8:15-8:30am
Best Western Executive 200 Taylor, Seattle, WA 7:30-7:45am
Best Western Loyal 2301 8th Ave., Seattle, WA 7:30-7:45am
Best Western Pioneer Square 77 Yesler, Seattle, WA 7:50-8:05am
Camlin Worldmark 1619 9th Avenue, Seattle, WA 7:40-7:55am
City Hostel 2327 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 7:30-7:45am
Clarion-SEATAC 3000 South 176th, Sea-Tac Airport, WA 8:15-8:30am
Coast Gateway-SEATAC 18415 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 8:15-8:30am
Comfort Inn-SEATAC 19333 International Blvd., Sea-Tac Airport, WA 8:15-8:30am
Comfort Suites Airport 7200 Fun Center Way, Tukwila, WA 8:15-8:30am
Courtyard Lake Union 925 Westlake Ave. N, Seattle, WA 7:30-7:45am
Courtyard Pioneer Square 612 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA 7:50-8:05am
Courtyard Southcenter 400 Andover Park W, Tukwila, WA 8:15-8:30am
Courtyard West Valley 16038 West Valley Highway, Tukwila, WA 8:15-8:30am
Crowne Plaza 6th and Seneca, Seattle, WA 7:50-8:05am
Crowne Plaza-SEATAC 17338 International Blvd., Sea-Tac Airport, WA 8:15-8:30am
Days Inn-SEATAC 19015 International Blvd., Sea-Tac Airport, WA 8:15-8:30am
Doubletree Guest Suites Tukwila 16500 Southcenter Parkway, Tukwila, WA 8:15-8:30am
Doubletree-SEATAC 18740 International Blvd., Sea-Tac Airport, WA 8:15-8:30am
Econolodge Tuk-SEATAC 13910 International Blvd., Tukwila, WA 8:15-8:30am
Edgewater 2411 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 7:20-7:35am
Embassy Suites Tukwila 15920 W. Valley Highway, Tukwila, WA 8:15-8:30am
EMP 5th Avenue/Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 7:30-7:45am
Executive Hotel Pacific 400 Spring Street, Seattle, WA 7:50-8:05am
Fairfield Inn-SEATAC 19631 International Boulevard, Seattle, WA 8:15-8:30am
Fairmont Olympic 411 University St., Seattle, WA 7:50-8:05am
Four Points by Sheraton 601 Roy St., Seattle, WA 7:30-7:45am
Four Seasons 1st and Union, Seattle, WA 7:50-8:05am
Grand Hyatt 7th and Pine, Seattle, WA 7:40-7:55am
Green Tortoise Hostel 105 Pike Street, Seattle, WA 7:40-7:55am
Hampton Inn 700 5th Avenue N., Seattle, WA 7:30-7:45am
Hampton Inn Tukwila 7200 S. 156th Street, Tukwila, WA 8:15-8:30am
Hampton Inn-SEATAC 19445 International Blvd., Sea-Tac Airport, WA 8:15-8:30am
Hawthorne Suites-Kent 6329 S. 212th Street, Kent, WA 8:20-8:35am
Hilton Garden Inn - Renton 1801 E. Valley Road, Renton, WA 8:15-8:30am
Hilton Seattle 6th and University, Seattle, WA 7:40-7:55am
Hilton-SEATAC 17620 International Blvd., Sea-Tac Airport, WA 8:15-8:30am
Holiday Inn Express - Seattle City Center 226 Aurora Ave. N, Seattle, WA 7:30-7:45am
Holiday Inn Express-SEATAC 19621 International Blvd., Sea-Tac Airport, WA 8:15-8:30am
Holiday Inn Seattle 211 Dexter Avenue N, Seattle, WA 7:30-7:45am
Homestead Studio Tukwila 15635 W. Valley Highway, Tukwila, WA 8:15-8:30am
Homewood Suites 1011 Pike Street, Seattle, WA 7:40-7:55am
Homewood Suites Seattle 206 Western Ave. W, Seattle, WA 7:30-7:45am
Homewood Suites Tukwila 6955 Fort Dent Way, Tukwila, WA 8:15-8:30am
Hotel 1000 1000 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 7:50-8:05am
Hotel 5 2200 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 7:30-7:45am
Hotel Seattle 15 Seneca St., Seattle, WA 7:50-8:00am
Hyatt Olive 8 8th and Howell, Seattle, WA 7:40-7:55am
Hyatt Place 110 6th Ave N, Seattle, WA 7:30-7:40am
Inn at Queen Ann 505 1st Ave. N, Seattle, WA 7:30-7:45am
Inn at The Harbor Steps 1221 First Ave., Seattle, WA 7:50-8:05am
Inn at The Market 86 Pine St., Seattle, WA 7:40-7:55am
Inn at Virginia Mason 1006 Spring St., Seattle, WA 7:50-8:05am
Jet Motel-SEATAC 17300 International Boulevard, Seattle, WA 8:15-8:30am
Kings Inn 2105 5th Ave., Seattle, WA 7:40-7:55am
KOA Campground - Kent, WA 5801 S 212th St. - Kent, Kent, WA 8:20-8:35am
La Quinta 2224 8th Ave., Seattle, WA 7:30-7:45am
La Quinta-SEATAC 2824 S 188th St, Sea-Tac Airport, WA 8:15-8:30am
Larkspur Landing 1701 E. Valley Road, Renton, WA 8:15-8:30am
Marqueen 600 Queen Anne Ave., Seattle, WA 7:30-7:45am
Marriott-SEATAC 3201 S 176th St., Sea-Tac Airport, WA 8:15-8:30am
Max 620 Stewart Street, Seattle, WA 7:40-7:55am
Maxwell Hotel 300 Roy Street, Seattle, WA 7:30-7:45am
Mayflower Park 405 Olive Way, Seattle, WA 7:40-7:55am
Mediteranean Inn 425 Queen Anne Ave. N, Seattle, WA 7:30-7:45am
Monaco 1101 4th Ave., Seattle, WA 7:50-8:05am
Moore 1926 2nd Ave., Seattle, WA 7:40-7:55am
MOTEL 6-SEATAC 18900 47th Ave S, Seattle , WA 8:15-8:30am
Motel 6-SEATAC 16500 International Boulevard, Seattle, WA 8:15-8:30am
Motel-6 (SEATAC) 20651 Military Road S, Seattle, WA 8:15-8:30am
Museum of Flight 9404 E Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA 7:55-8:10am
NO HOTEL - GENERAL PICKUP LOCATION 5th & Harrison-front of EMP-near Space Needle, Seattle, WA 7:30-7:45am ***This is the location for pickup if you do not designate a specific hotel on the hotel list.
Pan Pacific 2125 Terry Avenue, Seattle, WA 7:30-7:45am
Paramount 724 Pine St., Seattle, WA 7:40-7:55am
Park and Ride Tukwilla 24050 Pacific Highway S., Tukwila, WA 8:20-8:35am
Quality Inn Downtown Seattle 618 John Street, Seattle, WA 7:30-7:45am
Quality Inn-SEATAC 2900 S. 192nd Street, Seattle, WA 8:15-8:30am
Radisson-SEATAC 18118 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 8:15-8:30am
Ramada Limited-SEATAC 13916 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 8:15-8:30am
Ramada SEATAC 16720 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 8:15-8:30am
Ramada Tukwila 15901 W. Valley Highway, Tukwila, WA 8:15-8:30am
Red Lion - Renton 1 S. Grady Way, Renton, WA 8:15-8:30am
Red Lion Seattle 1415 5th Ave., Seattle, WA 7:40-7:55am
Red Lion-SEATAC 18220 International, Sea-Tac Airport, WA 8:15-8:30am
Red Roof Inn-SEATAC 16838 International, Sea-Tac Airport, WA 8:15-8:30am
Renaissance Madison 515 Madison Street, Seattle, WA 7:50-8:05am
Residence Inn Lake Union 800 Fairview Ave. N, Seattle, WA 7:30-7:45am
Residence Inn Tukwila 16201 W. Valley Highway, Tukwila, WA 8:15-8:30am
Rodeway Inn-SEATAC 2930 S. 176th Street, Seattle, WA 8:15-8:30am
Roosevelt 1531 7th Ave., Seattle, WA 7:40-7:55am
Sandstone Inn 19225 International Boulevard, Sea-Tac Airport, WA 8:15-8:30am
Seattle Pacific Hotel 325 Aurora N., Seattle, WA 7:30-7:45am
Sheraton Seattle 1400 6th Ave., Seattle, WA 7:40-7:55am
Silver Cloud Broadway 1100 Broadway, Seattle, WA 7:50-8:05am
Silver Cloud Lake Union 1150 Fairview Ave. N, Seattle, WA 7:30-7:45am
Silver Cloud Stadium 1046 1st Avenue S., Seattle, WA 7:50-8:05am
Skyway Inn-SEATAC 20045 International Boulevard, SeaTac, WA 8:15-8:30am
Sleep Inn-SEATAC 20406 International Blvd, Sea-Tac Airport, WA 8:15-8:30am
Sorrento Hotel 900 Madison St., Seattle, WA 7:50-8:00am
Springhill Suites - Renton 200 SW 19th Street, Renton, WA 8:15-8:30am
Springhill Suites Seattle Downtown 1800 Yale Ave., Seattle, WA 7:30-7:45am
Super 8-SEATAC 3100 S. 192nd Street, Seattle, WA 8:15-8:30am
Sutton Suites-SEATAC 3423 S. 160th Street, Seattle, WA 8:15-8:30am
Townplace Suites - Kent 18123 72nd Avenue S., Kent, WA 8:15-8:30am
Townplace Suites - Renton 300 SW 18th Street, Renton, WA 8:15-8:30am
Travelodge by the Space Needle 200 6th Ave. N, Seattle, WA 7:30-7:45am
Travelodge Tuk-SEATAC 14845 International, Sea-Tac Airport, WA 8:15-8:30am
Vintage Park 1100 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 7:50-8:05am
W Hotel 1112 4th Ave., Seattle, WA 7:50-8:05am
Warwick 401 Lenora St., Seattle, WA 7:40-7:55am
Washington Athletic Club 1325 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA 7:40-7:55am
Waterfront Marriott 2100 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 7:20-7:35am
Westin Hotel 1900 5th Ave., Seattle, WA 7:40-7:55am

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Rating & Reviews

Customer Ratings & Reviews


  • 5 / 5
    what can i say loved every moment!!!

  • 5 / 5
    I would reopened anyone to take this tour. Except those with small children too long trip and dangerous for kids younger than 6

  • 5 / 5
    Wonderful trip. Mt rainier was absolutely beautiful. Gide was wonderful.....very knowledgeable and made plenty of stops for us to get out and see beautiful sights. A great day!\n

  • 5 / 5
    Would recommend to anyone visiting Seattle.

  • 4 / 5
    The only negative for this trip was the time it took to get there. John our tour guide was very knowledgeable and did a great job. The scenery was terrific. Too bad we didn't have more time to spend at the park.

  • 5 / 5
    I would recommend the tour to anyone! A great time!

  • 5 / 5
    This was a great way to see Mount Rainier without actually driving yourself!

  • 4 / 5
    had fun and will recommend this tour to my friends and family

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Event Date:

September 23, 2017

Desired Time:

08:00 AM