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.


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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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Honolulu, Hawaii
"Good Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 19, 2019 NEW
Enjoyed this tour very much. My husband and I had just gotten off the plane earlier in the morning and were looking for an interesting tour to go on and this was the one! Loved a small sized tour group of 11 people. Our guide Terry was really informative and interesting, he gave photo taking tips and even took pictures of us. Interesting information given on the shuttle about various facts of the city. Especially loved seeing Snoqualmie Falls. We could get off the shuttle at every stop. Would not have seen the sights if we had not gone on this tour. Snacks handed out also.
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Austin, Texas
"Great overview of Seattle and falls"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 14, 2019 NEW
Tour was great and Amanda is amazing!!! Would highly recommend for views of the falls and sites in Seattle.
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"Had a great time! Excellent tour guide and great choice of sights to see!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 11, 2019 NEW
We selected the Snoqualmie Falls tour because we wanted something that was not too long (about 4 hrs) but allowed us to see some nature as well as some of the sights in Seattle. We were not disappointed. Tracy was an excellent guide - very friendly and knowledgable about the area. We saw a lot on the tour. There were only about 12 people (mix of adults and kids) on the bus which was small enough to give everyone personalized attention and time to ask questions. I highly recommend this company and specifically this tour.
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Perth, Australia
"Great half day out in Seattle"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 06, 2019 NEW
You should book this tour. You wont be doing the usual attractions but instead will get out of the city for an hour or so and visit a great waterfall, and then do a few things that you wouldn't usually do as a tourist given their location. After all, you can find your own way to the stuff in the city! Preston was a great tour guide and as well as telling us some interesting gossip about the rich and famous of Seattle, he also became the photographer of the day and gave us some interesting tips - all in all it was a most enjoyable 4 hours
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Williamstown, Australia
"Informative and interesting city tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 04, 2019 NEW
This is a great tour to learn about Seattle, the guide was very informative with things to do if you were staying on in the city, we only had a few hours between cruise and flights so it was a good quick look at the city with our bags stored in the van.
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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.