Northwest Explorer

5 Days from Vancouver or Seattle

From $1,379 plus $199 tax per person

Before or after your cruise, spend some time in the great cities of the Northwest. This package includes the AMTRAK Cascades Rail Service, which takes the most scenic route between these impressive cities. This vacation is shown beginning in Vancouver and ending in Seattle but easily operates from Seattle to Vancouver and can work round trip from either city.

Tour Features

  • Daily Departures
  • Perfect Pre or Post Cruise Vacation
  • Scenic AMTRAK Rail Service
  • Vancouver City Tour
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
  • Seattle – Locks Tour
  • Vancouver, Seattle

Day 1 – Arrive in Vancouver

Transfer to your hotel on your own.

Day 2 – Vancouver Sightseeing Capilano Gardens Tour

This five hour tour showcases the sights of Vancouver’s vibrant downtown before crossing the Lion’s Gate Bridge and heading to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Here you can cross the 400′ high suspension bridge, or take the Cliffwalk or the Treetops Adventure. This is one of Vancouver’s most unique attractions. On your return to the city you will visit Stanley Park, Granville Island and historic Chinatown and Gastown.

Day 3 – Vancouver to Seattle

Today you will transfer to the Vancouver rail depot for your relaxing train ride to Seattle. Sit back and watch as you roll along by Boundary Bay, through the scenic Skagit Valley and then cruise along the Puget Sound into Seattle. Upon arrival you transfer to your hotel in downtown Seattle.

Day 4 – Seattle Sightseeing – Locks Tour

Today you will explore Seattle on a tour like no other. Enjoy the spectacular views and experience the transition from salt to fresh water on a Locks Cruise! This fully narrated tour provides you with knowledge, fun facts, and the chance to become the attraction to those on shore as your vessel raises up or lowers, due to the ever-changing tides of Puget Sound. You will marvel at all the activity on Lake Union. You return knowing more about Seattle from a unique point of view.

Day 5 – Depart today

Transfer is included to the cruise pier or the airport.

Departure Dates (2024) Double 3rd and 4th Single
May 1 – Sep 30 $1,379 $499 $2,399
Taxes $199 $79 $379

* Prices are per person based on the occupancy shown.
* 3rd and 4th person rates are based on sharing with two full fare guests.
* All prices are in U.S. dollars.

* Unless otherwise indicated, all rates shown are per person in U.S. Dollars, sharing double occupancy. All rates are subject to change.

Unless otherwise indicated all tours are available for daily departure during the effective date range.

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Northwest Explorer

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Vancouver, BC, Canada: 49.260900, -123.114000
Seattle, WA: 47.603800, -122.330000
Posted in Alaska Ferry Cruises, Inside Passage, One Way Cruises, Seattle, Vancouver, Western Canada / Pacific Northwest.