WA Tulip Festival & Vancouver Island

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WA Tulip Festival & Vancouver Island

Featuring a 3-night stay in charming Victoria, BC on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island!

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Apr 19 - Apr 26, 2022
8 days | 7 nights

Featuring the Pacific Northwest’s coastal treasures of vibrant Seattle, Washington state’s spring tulip festival and three nights in Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island. Savor High tea at the Fairmont Empress and embark on a whale watching cruise to Race Rocks; a stunning tour filled with natural beauty, history and charming towns!

  • Visit Seattle’s lively Pike Place Market, the famous fish and vegetable market
  • 2-night stay at Swinomish Lodge and Casino with views of Padilla Bay and Mount Baker
  • Attend the 38th annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival featuring over a million blooming tulips
  • Board Washington State Ferry and wind though the San Juan Lopez and Orca islands
  • Experience an explosion of color at Butchart Gardens, featuring 55 acres of meticulously kept gardens
  • Guided tour of downtown Victoria
  • Whale watching off the coast of Victoria, known as one of the best places to view whales in the world
  • Celebrate America’s “car” love affair at LeMay Automobile Museum
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DAY 1: PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Fly into Seattle for dinner and overnight stay. D

DAY 2: SKAGIT VALLEY
Visit Seattle’s lively Pike Place Market, the famous fish and vegetable market before heading north to lush Skagit Valley, WA. The Cascades and Skagit River create fertile soil for prime vineyards, so enjoy a swirl, swish and sip at a local vineyard before arriving at Farmhouse Restaurant for a home-style cooked dinner and their legendary Mile-High lemon meringue pie. Unpack for a 2-night stay at Swinomish Lodge and Casino with views of the natural beauty of the Padilla Bay and Mount Baker offer a relaxing stay. B, D

DAY 3: SKAGIT VALLEY TULIP FESTIVAL
Attend the 38th annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, a Washington State tradition featuring over a million blooming tulips. At RoozenGarde, a site with ½ million hand planted tulips, a Washington State University Master Gardener details how their research influences sound agricultural practices. Enjoy a BBQ lunch before a visit to Tulip Town’s windmill garden and art gallery along with a trolley ride for a closer encounter in the tulip fields. Return to the hotel for an evening at leisure to relax or try your hand at lady luck in the casino. B, L

DAY 4: VANCOUVER ISLAND
Board Washington State Ferry and wind though the San Juan Lopez and Orca islands amidst jaw dropping scenery. Can you spot an Orca whale or sea lion? Arrive Vancouver Island, featuring waterfront scenery awash in spring color and marine life in North America. Experience an explosion of color at Canada’s National Historic Site, Butchart Gardens, featuring 55 acres of meticulously kept gardens. Enjoy lunch overlooking the beautiful rose garden before unpacking for a 3-night stay in the heart of downtown Victoria, BC, a picturesque island city providing an escape from the hurried world. B, L

DAY 5: VICTORIA, BC
With a local expert, experience Victoria’s combination of old-world history and new world cosmopolitan centers, including Fisherman’s Wharf, James Bay, Craigdarroch Castle and more. Visit the Fairmont Empress Hotel, a social centerpiece since 1908, and indulge in the world-famous Tea at the Empress, a coveted meal served to royalty and celebrities for over a century. Visit the off the beaten path gorgeous Abkhazi Gardens and experience the loving passion project of majestic gardening by Prince Abkhazi and his wife Peggy created. B, High Tea

DAY 6: WHALE WATCHING CRUISE
The morning is free to relax at the hotel or plan to explore the area of the Inner-Harbour, a visit to the Royal BC Museum or shopping on Government Street (own expense). This afternoon board the Orca Spirit Adventures boat with a certified marine naturalist cruising off the coast of Victoria to the southern Vancouver Island tip known as one of the best places to view whales in the world! Arrive Race Rocks, a special protected eco-system on the southernmost tip and anchored by a historic lighthouse before cruising back to Victoria. D

DAY 7: TACOMA
Board MV Coho Ferry for a scenic journey between Victoria and Port Angeles, WA through the Strait of Juan de Fuca, offering spectacular views of the sprawling Olympic Peninsula. Celebrate America’s “car” love affair at LeMay Automobile Museum with guides sharing their passion and knowledge of over 300 cars. A delicious farewell dinner and stories with your fellow travelers before overnighting in Tacoma, WA. B, D

DAY 8: FLIGHT HOME FROM SEATTLE, WA B

Dates:

  • Departure: April 19 2022
  • Return: April 26 2022

Pricing:

  • Double: $2889 + $206
  • Triple/Quad: $2679 + $206
  • Single: $3369 + $233

*Price per person + travel insurance

*Includes roundtrip airfare from STL or MCI

Average Temperatures:

Seattle, WA: 58°/42°

Anacortes, WA: 60°/42°

Skagit Valley, WA: 58°/41°

Victoria, BC: 61°/40°

Tacoma, WA: 62°/43°

Identification:

Since we are traveling by plane and into Canada you must bring a valid passport.

Luggage:

Orange luggage tags are provided and are to be placed on your “checked luggage” (large bag). You do not need a tag for your carry-on bag, for which you will be responsible for taking on and off the coach. There is limited space in the cabin of the coach, so unless you require your carry-on bag while traveling, we will stow it in the luggage compartment.

Important Information:

New reservations will require a $250 per person deposit unless otherwise noted. As always, your deposit is still fully refundable for any reason until final payment. We are happy to accept cash, check (preferred) or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) for your deposit.

Throughout 2021 we limited capacity on all our tours. This policy was so overwhelmingly popular by Sunrise travelers, we have made it permanent. In 2022 and beyond, we will limit the capacity on our motorcoaches to 80%. Most Sunrise Tours travel on 50-seat coaches with extra legroom, which means guests will enjoy extra legroom AND at least 6-8 empty seats. In the rare cases when we charter a 55-seat coach, there will be at least 10 open seats on the bus.

Our popular on-board refreshment service on travel days will feature a variety of soda, beer, wine spritzers, juices and sparkling water choices served in recyclable aluminum cans. This is a safe and eco-conscious way for us to deliver the ever-popular Sunrise Tours “happy hour” on tour. We do not typically serve bottled water and ask that while on tour you be responsible for your own hydration and consider the Sunrise Tours drink service a welcome refreshment.

Terms and Conditions:

Please refer to our policies HERE for more information on our terms and conditions.

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