Lonely Planet Experiences: Private Excursion to LeavenworthPrivate Tour
Enjoy a private excursion from Seattle to Washington's Bavarian town in the Cascades.
Adults: 4 Children: 0
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Wine tasting for adults at a local tasting room
Meeting points: At the entrance to Smith Tower, 506 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, United States
What makes this tour special
Tucked neatly in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range is a Bavarian oasis. Central Washington is a geological wonder where old-growth forests meet high-desert landscapes carved from the ice ages. And in the centre of it all is the small town of Leavenworth. Here, German influence reigns supreme, with classic Bavarian architecture, wonderful gift shops, and authentic German pubs and eateries to sample.
On your private, day-long excursion and walking tour of Leavenworth, you will:
Meet your guide at your Seattle hotel to start your tour in a private vehicle.
Drive east, with a 2-hour excursion through the gorgeous CascadeMountains and NationalForest.
Arrive at the Bavarian town of Leavenworth, and learn the history of how it came to be.
Enjoy lunch at a German restaurant (price not included), with such menu items as knackwurst, sauerkraut, and leberkäse, with several German beers on tap.
Shop at a year-round Christmas store for the perfect gift, visit a nutcracker museum (entrance not included), and visit local markets for tastings of local fare and produce.
Go wine tasting at Obelisco or other comparable wine tasting room, and learn about the fertile wine-producing areas of Walla Walla and the Columbia River Valley.
Chat with the local winemakers, olive oil producers and cheesemongers who produce the delectable local flavours. Immerse yourself in Old World Bavaria with the jagged peaks of the Cascade Mountains as a backdrop. There will be plenty of time for meals throughout the day, with excellent recommendations.
Wine tasting is included, but lunch and other meals are not included. The tour runs approximately 7-9 hours, depending on traffic. Please note: this tour is subject to cancellation due to inclement winter weather in the Cascade Mountains, which may close the pass.
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