Mt. Rainier Tour from Downtown Seattle in Seattle, WA

808 Howell StreetSeattle, WA 98101
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Ascending to more than 14,000 feet above sea level, Mt. Rainier is a majestic sight to see in the Pacific Northwest. Take a tour to visit this active volcano, and witness waterfalls and wildlife along the way. The tour is a must while visiting Seattle. Get outdoors and explore the astonishing views Mother Nature has to offer.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Seattle Travel Experts
  • Mt. Rainier tours are June-September.
  • Tour begins in 14-passenger mini coach.
  • Duration: Approximately 10 hours.
  • Suitable for children, but there are no infant car seats available.
  • Departs the Hyatt Regency Seattle at 7 AM.
  • Opportunities to see wildlife.


from Mt. Rainier Tour
Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Seattle at 808 Howell Street, our tour begins in our brand new 14 passenger mini coach as we get an early morning start to start the day. Custom ordered with the best AC/Heating system for your comfort. Your knowledgable guide will share information throughout the trip to prepare you for your Mt. Rainier visit.

After a timely restroom stop, your first nature stop will be at Longmire where you'll have the opportunity to step out into the fresh mountain air and start a day that will be truly memorable. Should you choose, you can hike the Trail of the Shadows, a leisurely 0.7-mile loop through old growth forest and meadows.

Paradise is famous for its glorious views and wildflower meadows. When James Longmire's daughter-in-law, Martha, first saw this site, she exclaimed, "Oh, what a paradise!" And what a paradise it is. Here you will have adequate time to enjoy lunch and spend time hiking at a leisurely pace throughout the lodge area. Bring your binoculars, and you might even see climbers as they hike towards the Muir base camp on their way to the 14,410' summit. You will have ample time to enjoy Mother Nature whether it is a simple stroll on nice pathways or a more vigorous hike around Paradise Lodge.

Mt. Rainier is known for its splendor for not only the mountain but for its majestic waterfalls. During your Mt. Rainier visit us, you'll also have the opportunity to see and stop at waterfalls including Christine Falls. With the magnificent stone bridge framing the cascading water, you'll come to enjoy the beauty of the alpine wilderness and the brilliance of Mt. Rainier National Park. Your guide will even show you a unique photo tip to get your best waterfall photo.

One of the most beautiful lakes to photograph in the United States is Reflection Lake. Mt. Rainier sits directly behind the lake, and weather permitting, you'll have an opportunity to create a memorable photo on your trip with us. We'll give you ample time to get your "Bucket Shot" photo, and your guide will help to get the best group photo to remember your day with us.

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"Terry thank you. Our tour would not have been the same without you"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 30, 2020 NEW
You know I never used to be a tour guide type of guy. I would just rent a car and drive around and get to know a place. But in this case we decided to purchase a Seattle tour with Shutter. Thanks to Terry, it was an enjoyable experience. He has such a calming voice. But also knowledgeable. Seattle is lucky to have Terry. But he's so cool, he sees it the other way around. The reason why he does such a great job is simply because he loves Seattle so much. Thanks Terry
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Lodi, California
"Highly recommended tour in Seattle"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 15, 2020
This tour was the highlight of our Seattle trip! Despite COVID & the smoke due to the Oregon fires, we are so glad to have taken this tour. Terry was our guide, he was very professional & knowledgeable of Seattle’s history & background information on the places we went to. My husband & I had a great time. Terry also gave us quite a few tips in taking great pictures. Thanks Terry! Definitely recommend this tour for anyone looking to visit Seattle.
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Caroline H
"Terry's Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 16, 2020
My friend and I booked a tour with Terry to visit the Snoqualmie Falls. The tour also included a few other Seattle highlights. Everything from the pick up, to drop off and everything in between was professional. Terry's communication was top notch. I especially enjoyed the information about the locations we visited and the tips for better photos at each stop.
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Chicago, Illinois
"Half day tour - falls and other sites"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 01, 2020
We had a great trip with Preston. He was amazing - very knowledgeable and funny. He is also a great photographer! Saw some great sites and learned some cool facts about Seattle. Highly recommend 😊
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Corpus Christi, Texas
"20th Anniversary Trip"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 16, 2020
This trip was amazing! Preston our guide was super informative. He kept us entertained the whole trip. Even went above and beyond to give us photo tips and be our personal photographer for the group. This trip knocked it out of the park.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mt. Rainier Tour

What are the dates for the tour?
The Mt. Rainier Tours are June-September and run every day except for Wednesdays.

What should I wear?
It's best to look at the Mt. Rainier weather forecast the day before, but multiple layers of clothing is suggested as it can be chilly in the morning. Shorts in the afternoon are a good idea during mid-summer. Also, wear walking shoes or boots.

Is the tour appropriate for children?
Yes, however, infant car seats are not available and higher elevations may cause pressure in their ears. Oftentimes there are small patches of snow to play in, and the opportunity to see wildlife can be a real treat.

Is transportation included? If so, where is the pick-up spot or how do I arrange it?
Yes. Meet your tour guide at the Hyatt Regency Seattle at 808 Howell Street no later than 7 AM. The bus pick-up point is on the west side (8th Avenue) of the hotel at the charter bus loading zone.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
The tour vehicle can accommodate foldable wheelchairs and walkers for those that are ambulatory and are able to board the bus with minimal assistance. The tour is unable to accommodate motorized wheelchairs because the bus is not equipped with a ramp.

Can I bring my camera?
Yes. Your guide will even show you a unique photo tip to get your best waterfall photo.

Can I bring my own food/beverages?
Lunch is not provided, and it is suggested to bring along a snack or eat a late breakfast. Coffee and lunches are available to purchase at Paradise Lodge. Bottled water, granola bars and fruit snacks are provided during the tour.

How long is the tour?
The tour is approximately 10 hours. The bus departs the Hyatt Regency Seattle at 7 AM and arrives back between 5-5:30 PM.