Open only 1 day a year to the public, you’re invited to visit the PACCAR Technical Center. Fun awaits, and you’ll have a few hours to explore on your own inside this secured-access truck testing facility. Climb inside Kenworth trucks, see how they test windshield resistance, and see automated door slamming equipment as they run tests. Fun and lots to see and do! Hot dogs and other quick foods available for lunch, or bring your own.
You’ll also be right in the middle of the Tulip Fesival in Skagit Valley. Here you’ll visit both major tulip flower bulb producers, Tulip Town and Roozengaarde. The largest bulb growing area in the Unites States, it is beautiful when the flowers bloom. With early, mid, and late blooming bulbs (all within a few weeks) you are sure to see flowers in bloom (but Mother Nature decides).
Date: April 8, 2017
Price: $89 per person plus tax
You receive a comfortable ride via coach, you’ll have an on-board tour guide. Snacks and bottled water included. Box lunch from Ingallina’s available for advance purchase for $20, or purchase food at either of the tulip farms or at the PACCAR Technical Center.
Another super bonus is that you get dropped AT THE FRONT DOOR of both tulip farms, and GET RIGHT IN. No waiting in lines, no parking and walking issues. Fast, easy, convenient!
This PACCAR Technical Center and Tulips Tour begins in the Seattle area with 3 convenient pick up locations: Star Lake Park and Ride, downtown Seattle Grand Hyatt, and Northgate Park and Ride.
Visit http://cherylsnorthwesttours.com/seasonal-tours.php and scroll down to the Tulips and Trucks Tour to book your tour today!
New! Ocean Beaches Tour to Long Beach Peninsula. This tour is loaded with activities, with the main background theme the Pacific Ocean.
This Northwest Adventure is one of the finest, and you’ll have 3 days and 2 nights, October 13-15, 2017 to relax and enjoy all the Washington Coast has to offer on the Long Beach Peninsula. You really should book this tour!
Friday, beginning with the drive from Seattle to the ocean, you will stop for lunch midway in a great ale house, then continue to Long Beach, with time to relax before dinner. Dinner is at a wonderful restaurant, then s’mores on the ocean beach. The hotel we’re staying is the Adrift Hotel and Spa.
Saturday, you’ll start the morning with razor clams and eggs at the famous 42nd Street Diner, and yes, you can choose something else. Following breakfast, you’ll visit historic Oysterville for a tour of oyster farming followed by a visit to an art gallery. Then to get a little more physical, you’ll go horseback riding on the beach, whether permitting. If unfavorable weather, you’ll instead visit the Cranberry Museum/Bogs area near Long Beach. There’s time for rest before dinner and your day is not rushed at all. The plan is to have fun and do some exploration.
Dinner is at the Shelburne Inn, on the National Historic Register, known for their creative 3-course meals, combining Northwest flavors with Old-World traditions and organic foods.
Sunday begins with breakfast at Cottage Bakery, then you’re off to Ilwaco, a fishing community, to visit the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum and tour Ilwaco’s waterfront area.
This area is well known for being the end of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. They found the ocean! You’ll visit the very well done Interpretive Center, the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, the National Park, and the Northhead Lighthouse today, then we have to head back.
This tour is all inclusive (except for 2 lunches). Included in the price: Hotel accommodation, breakfasts, dinners, and entry to the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, Northhead lighthouse, Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, the National Park, and the State Park. Price also includes costs for guest speaker at Oysterville, horse back riding, and Carriage Museum.
There’s so much packed into this ocean beach tour, and we hope you’ll join us! You can find booking access at http://cherylsnorthwesttours.com/seasonal-tours.php scroll down to Long Beach Peninsula. For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re offering this tour again, Wild Eagles and Salmon, a trip to the Eagle Festival in Skagit County, WA. Known as one of the best places to see Bald Eagles in America, we invite you to join us on this Wild Eagles and Salmon excursion. Held during the annual migration of these amazing raptors and their prey, you’ll have many opportunities to see wild eagles. Located in the region of the North Cascade Mountains of Washington state, you will also get a great view of the landscapes in the Northwest,without the deciduous trees hiding the landscapes.
We’ve put together a fun-filled day of viewpoints to see the Wild Eagles and Salmon; well, we hope to see salmon! Sometimes the salmon run is not very big. Well be right by the river, and see what we can. As for eagles, the festival puts out telescopes zoomed in for a ‘birds eye’ view of these magnificent birds, pun intended, and we will be stopping to take a look! After a few stops, you’ll visit a salmon hatchery where many of the salmon are making their way to their final contribution to nature. Thank you, salmon, for continuing the cycle of life in the salmon world.
This tour is scheduled for Saturday, January 14, 2017. Priced at $69 per person plus tax, you’ll enjoy a full day of fun and relaxation, beginning from downtown Seattle at 8:40am. Parking is $12 a day or less at nearby parking lots. We also can pick up at/near a couple park and rides.
Hop over to our website and book your seats today, before they are all gone. www.cherylsnorthwesttours.com/eagles.
YES! Free oysters on our Oysterfest Tour. The venue is held every year, and this year Cheryl’s Northwest Tours LLC is taking a trip there. So join in, no driving needed!
We hired a coach to take you to Shelton for this fun annual event. From Seattle we have three pickup locations: a spot in Seattle, one on I-5 at Kent, and another in Lakewood.
The shucking contest is how you get the free oysters. You can roam around the grounds and visit the event booths, the barn and the history museum, all on the premises, while the contests are on break. Then, when they compete, you win with free oysters! It’s quite an event to visit the WEST COAST OYSTER SHUCKING CHAMPIONSHIP.
Thank you Taylor shellfish for donating thousands of fresh oysters for this event.
To sign up, go to http://www.cherylsnorthwesttours.com and select the box (or tab) for Seasonal Tours. Scroll down to the Oysterfest, then BOOK NOW. A confirmation will follow. Be sure to tell us which location you want picked up at.
A beautiful and fragrant day, our Lavender Festival Tour takes you to Sequim’s annual Lavender Festival. Many farms participate and you’ll visit at least 3 farms. They’ve changed the festival up a bit, and now each farm puts on a mini festival of their own. We’ll see how this is, it should be fun!
Our Lavender Festival Tour will explore the fields, farms, and the street fair on this full day excursion across Puget Sound to the Olympic Peninsula. Beginning at 7:45 from Seattle, we stop at Northgate if we have guests parking there, then off to the ferry. Cross Puget Sound in about 30 minutes with fantastic views of 2 volcanos and 2 mountain ranges, then continue to the festival. You’ll return at approximately 6:30.
Cheryl’s Northwest Tours LLC visits many festivals and destinations each year as public tours, where individuals are urged to come on the tour. We pick up in downtown Seattle and Northgate. Call us for details, or visit our website. On the home page scroll down and select the Seasonal Tours box for information and reserving your seat.
You can book on-line on our website cherylsnwtours.com. We hope you’ll join us!
Our Tulip Fields Tour is an annual visit to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. Spend the day with us, we provide transportation, tour guide, snack basket, bottled water, entry into 2 farms, field stops for photos, allow time for lunch and shopping in the historic town of La Conner, and you may even see some migratory eagles, snow geese, or trumpeter swans. Held in April, flowers galore brighten the landscape in beautiful patches across Skagit Valley.
You’ll visit Tulip Town, also known as the Skagit Valley Bulb Company Inc. and Roozengaarde, also known as the Washington Bulb Company. These 2 farms grow more tulips than anywhere in the nation. Between the two, they have created over 92 different colors and shapes of tulips and even ship their bulbs to Holland, the world’s best-known tulip region.
We have planned tours scheduled for April 9, April 16, and April 30, each for $89 per person, which includes taxes. If you need a different date, we can accommodate with a private tour for $109 per person plus tax, minimum 2 guests for a private tour.
Let us take care of all the details, and you just sit back and enjoy the day. No parking frustrations, no driving stress, no waiting in lines for tickets! The Tulip Fields Tour is waiting for you. Sign up today to assure your seat. http://www.cherylsnorthwesttours.com.
Come on, get an inside look at the Pacific Northwest.
We did a new Red Wine and Chocolate Tour last weekend, a celebration coinciding with Valentine’s Day. Instead of going to Eastern Washington’s vineyards, we went to Washington’s 3rd AVA in Puget Sound. Specifically Whidbey Island. We visited Holmes Harbor Cellars, Blooms Winery, Spoiled dog Winery and Comforts of Whidbey. All four provided Red Wine and Chocolate, some of the chocolates were amazing. The truffle at Holmes Harbor was large and scrumptous with a raspberry chocolate cream center, the salted caramel and chocolate mousse at Spoiled Dog were melt-in-your-mouth delights. Comfort had nice dark chocolate and a delicious apricot treat to pair with a white wine, and Blooms
had a dark chocolate.
The wines were unique and in my 0pinion tasted different than the Eastern Washington wines; and they should. The soil is different in each of Washinton’s AVAs, plus Puget Sound vineyards grow some different grapes altogether. So we had a nice change of tastings, and a very different landscape.
Starting in Renton and then Seattle, we traveled to Mukilteo, where the ferry ride was perfect. We arrived early; the tasting rooms don’t open until 11:00am, so we did a little driving around and landed at Greenbank Farms. Though they were not participating in the Red Wine and Chocolate program, they offer daily wine tasting from a variety of local Puget Sound AVA wineries. So we began, and it was a nice experience. $1 per tasting for 1 oz, and 1 oz was a large serving. We also visited 2 art stores with unique and very interesting works from locals. Some of the Native American art work was fantastic. I especially liked the wood carved leaf pieces, they look just like leaves but are made from wood pieces and driftwood. Also the glass blown pieces of bright colors for the garden were terrific. Oh, we found a cheese shop at Greenbank, too.
Then off to more wine tasting. All the wineries were well marked on the road and on the map, and not very far apart. We found beautiful and interesting tasting rooms, tasted good wines and chocolates, and snacked on cheese all day between wine tastings. We were spoiled. Thank you Whidbey and Camano Islands. For more fun Northwest Tours, visit http://www.cherylsnorthwesttours.com.
Mussels! Black Shellfish from Puget Sound, are the highlight of the Mussel Festival on Whidbey Island. Our tour includes all transportation to the festival, and a ride on a Washington State Ferry across Puget Sound. Complete with tour guide on board, you’ll learn about the Mussel Festival as well as some interesting Northwest history and geology about the area before arriving in Coupeville. Once there, you’ll receive your chowder cards and boat ride slips, and have the day on your own to explore and taste chowders and whole mussels all over town.
Penn Cove Shellfish grow, sell, and market mussels they grow in Penn Cove, on Whidey Island. These tender, delicious mussels are sold all over the world. One weekend a year, Whidbey Island puts on a fun festival to eat and celebrate these seafood delights.
The Mussel Festival plan: You get a card for a selection of restaurants around town. There are 2, and sometimes 3 different cards with different restaurants listed. Each card has 5 or so restaurants. You receive one card with our tour. If you want more cards for more restaurants, they are $10 each additional. You then go to the restaurants on your card and get free samples of their chowder. On our tour you will also receive a slip to go out on the boat (10 minute ride each way) that takes you to the mussel pens, where the company has a representative to show you how they raise and harvest the shellfish.
Pick up locations include: Sheraton Hotel Seattle, ($8 parking at the Cheesecake Factory), Northgate and Mukilteo Ferry. This tour fee is $110, and includes taxes, transportation, chowder samples and boat ride. Only $89 if you bring 2 guests (and they pay $89 too!)
This is a very fun tour, one of our favorites, and we hope you will join us. Visit www.cherylsnwtours.com for more upcoming tours.
Christmas trip to Leavenworth! This was posted on ‘Next Door’ from a Seattle Times ad in November 2015. We’ve been asked to make is accessible in other places too. Tickets are 70% sold, so don’t wait to book your seat today. www.cherylsnwtours.com. Click on the Leavenworth photo to proceed with your reservation.
Our premium Christmas Leavenworth Lighting Tour is just this: a Premium Tour to Leavenworth!
Not just a ride there and back, you’ll enjoy holiday music on the bus, local information on the route there, Leavenworth history, and get inside information on what to do, where to go, suggestions for restaurants, maps, restroom locations, crowd secrets, and more. We provide snacks on the way there and back, bottled water, and you’ll watch a holiday movie on the way back.
Bring your sleds if so inclined to slide down the snow-covered grass in the park! Enjoy hot cider or hot spiced wine in the cider tent, shop, explore the Wenatchee River walk, and eat, drink, and be merry!
Over 5 hours in Leavenworth, the lights at 4:45-5:00 will amaze you, especially if this is your first experience to the Festival. For those who go every year, our premium Christmas Leavenworth Lighting tour to get you there and back makes all the difference.
Get your tickets early before the tour sells out. Book on-line on our website homepage: www.cherylsnorthwesttours.com.