Mt. Rainier Tour from Downtown Seattle in Seattle, WA

Shutter Tours808 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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Houma, Louisiana
"Best thing we did in Seattle!!! "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 19, 2020 NEW
Wow!! What a perfect tour!! A great tour, for us, at the beginning of the trip as it gave a wonderful overview of the city and “feel” of different areas. Our tour guide/photographer, Preston, was A-MAZING! He was very knowledgeable, funny and entertaining while driving, but a HUGE perk was that he took everyone’s photos with the tenacity of a professional photographer! I love taking photos and consider myself fairly decent, but his versus mine were day and night!! One he took at Kerry Park, he knew exactly where to stand to get the space needle in it where you were thinking we were 10 feet from it, when it was miles away! Four perfect attractions: Snoqualmie Falls, Freement Troll, Ballard Locks, the UP house (bonus) and Kerry Park (perfect views)! Highly recommend. It was the best day we spent over a 5 day trip to Seattle! Oh and the bus is small unlike most tours. We only had 3 couples and the bus may have sat 12 people at most! Book this tour for memorable photos!!!
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"Seattle city tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 30, 2019 NEW
It was one of the best. Our tour guide was extremely nice and knowledgeable of the city. She even provided water and snacks. I would highly recommend you taking this your.
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"Snoqualmie Falls tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 09, 2019
Amanda was great and very helpful! She gave a lot of great information about the sites we visited and also a lot of tips about the best restaurants and cafes in Seattle! She offered to click pictures and was overall very friendly and helpful! This tour was definitely a highlight of our trip.
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Erwin L
"Great way to see Seattle"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 05, 2019
This tour takes you to some of the most interesting points that would be hard to get to on your own, so I definitily recommend this one. Amanda was very friendly and knowledgable.
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
"Great Day Out and Introduction to the City"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 18, 2019
If you haven’t been to Seattle before, - like us – do this tour. - we did this 18 October 2019. It takes in most of the main sites. After meeting up with Amanda at Pike Place Market first the tour took us out of the city to see the Snoqualmie Falls. It sounds miles away, but only a 40-minute drive and well worth it. Then back into the centre stopping in Fremont under the bridge for pictures with the Fremont Troll. Then on the various sites, but the highlight was Kerry Park and the fantastic view from there. We also headed to Ballard Locks. A really great tour for those with no knowledge of Seattle. Our guide Amanda was great, supplying us with Granola bars and water. - thanks a lot for a great day Amanda and apologies for the late review.
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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.