Make the most of your vacation with a shore and land excursion that appeals to your interests. Knowledgeable, professional guides lead all excursions and offer special insights into the culture, history, wildlife, and geology of each destination. Discover first-hand how islanders went about the business of growing, harvesting and refining sugar in 18th century Barbados. Take an invigorating mush across a snow-covered glacier aboard an Alaskan dogsled. Or stroll through the maze of tiny streets in Mykonos, the birthplace of Apollo.
After debarking your ship and claiming your luggage, you will travel to where elevation meets inspiration! Not only will you get a bird's eye view of Seattle from the Observation Deck of the Space Needle, you will have the opportunity to visit Chihuly Gardens and Glass permanent a permanent collection of Dale Chiluly's glass art. This tour ends at the SeaTac International Airport & is available to guests with flights departing 2:00pm or later (domestic) & 3:00pm or later (international).
Seattle is at your feet when you tour the "Emerald City" aboard a hop-on and hop-off trolley tour. Leave right from the pier and embark on an unforgettable adventure masterfully designed to showcase Seattle's top attractions while providing the ultimate in ease and comfort. Sit back, relax and let it all unfold. Explore at your leisure and, with trolleys running until 5pm.
Enjoy some of the best evening views of Seattle! At the Space Needle soar 520 feet to the "O" Deck for an amazing 360-degree view of the city, Puget Sound, Mt. Rainier, & the Cascade Mountains. Re-board your motor coach for a drive to West Seattle with its boardwalk and beach. The view of the Seattle skyline from here is spectacular! Afterwards you will pass by the Downtown Shopping District & drive through historic Pioneer Square before returning to your ship.
Glimpse the future of aviation technology at the Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour. See the latest breakthroughs in in-flight entertainment, design your very own aircraft using high-tech aviation software. You may choose to upgrade at the Gallery to take an exhilarating ride on an XJ5 Flight Simulator! Then, hop a bus and travel a few short minutes to the Boeing factory where you'll go behind the massive hanger doors to witness the inner workings of the world's largest airplanes. View the flight line and airplanes in various stages of assembly.
Past and present exist side by side in Seattle. On this comprehensive tour you will see it all, from the modern Fifth Avenue to historic Pioneer Square and the International District. Independently explore the Pike Place Market and Space needle. After departing the Space Needle, board a sightseeing vessel for a water-side view of the area. Pass multi-million dollar yachts, unique floating homes, Seattle's own Fisherman's Terminal, and the Ballard Locks, where you'll ride in style in this "water elevator." During your narrated cruise, the Seattle skyline, Olympic Mountains and the islands of Puget Sound are revealed. Lunch is not included on this tour.
Join an introduction to the Emerald City with visits to two of its most famous attractions: the Space Needle & Pike Place Market. At the Space Needle soar 520 feet to the "O" Deck for an amazing 360-degree view of the city, Puget Sound, Mt. Rainier, & the Cascade Mountains. Re-board your motor coach for a quick ride to Pike Place Market, the West Coast's oldest & largest Farmer's Market. You'll have time to explore the wares of local farmers & artisans including the first Starbucks café. Check out the Market's most recognizable vendor, the "Flying Fish" stall. Afterwards you will pass by the Downtown Shopping District & drive through historic Pioneer Square. This tour ends at the ship.
After debarking your ship & claiming your luggage, view Seattle's new sports stadiums, & discover the historic flavor of Pioneer Square. Tour through the downtown core & shopping district & circle the Seattle Center campus on your way to the Space Needle, where you'll soar to the top by elevator for an unforgettable vista of the Emerald City. Visit Pike Place Market where you'll have the opportunity to browse the curio shops & local artisan stalls. Check out the "Flying Fish," one of the more famous vendors at the Market. This tour ends at the SeaTac International Airport & is available to guests with flights departing 3:00pm or later (domestic) & 4:00pm or later (international).
Woodinville is home to the famous Columbia Winery & Château Ste Michelle. Your first stop will be at the Columbia Winery, where you'll experience a private behind the scenes tour of the winery. Following this tour you'll have the opportunity to sample the current selection of wines, both white & red, that Columbia has to offer. After the tasting at Columbia Winery a quick drive over to the Château Ste Michelle, regarded as one of the best wineries in the country. You will tour the wine making areas, & experience a tasting of the Chateau's finest. Venues visited may change without notice.
Important: Please remember you have up to 4 days prior to your sail date to purchase your regular shore excursions online. If you are within the 4 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursions onboard; land excursions would need to be purchased directly through your Tour Director on the land portion of the Alaska Cruisetour. For example, if you are sailing on October 18, you can make Shore & Land Excursion purchases online until October 13.