Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Mount Rainier
Flights, cruises, city breaks and fly drives
British Airways and Virgin Atlantic offer year round daily non stop direct flights from London to Seattle. These flights are daytime outbound and the return journey is overnight in under ten hours. Norwegian offers four flights a week direct non stop from London Gatwick to Seattle and Thomas Cook Airlines will introduce two flights a week between Manchester and Seattle in May 2018. Aer Lingus is introducing direct non stop flights from Dublin to Seattle in May 2018. Icelandair offers flights from London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Aberdeen to Seattle, changing at Reykjavik. Virgin Atlantic operates one of the shortest London to Hawaii routes via Seattle, with opportunities for stopovers.
Sea-Tac Airport lies fifteen miles south of downtown Seattle. Ground transportation links are excellent with the Link light rail taking 30 minutes into downtown Seattle from its convenient airport station. There is also an array of taxis, limos, and a full range of car hire companies available.
In 2016, Cruise Critic, the world’s largest review site for cruise planning, named the Port of Seattle the #1 Homeport in North America. 2017 was a record breaking year with 9% more passengers than 2016 and over 1 million visitors travelling through Seattle to cruise to Alaska.
Seattle is an ideal stopover before and after an Alaskan cruise. Two thirds of passengers cruising from Seattle do so. With so much of Seattle’s best scenery within three hours’ drive of
Sea-Tac Airport and Seattle’s cruise terminals, this is the ideal destination for fly-drive holidays of any duration, with time spent in Seattle at the beginning or end.
Washington has 25 scenic byways: from epic high mountain passes to memorable sea views, to rolling hills amongst the vineyards, this State has it all. Along the way are towns and cities with stories for you to discover, such as Wenatchee, the Apple Capital of the World, Spokane with its wines, breweries and roaring river, or Friday Harbor, gateway to the San Juan Islands.
Space Lift observation deck raises the bar on spectacular Seattle scenery The $100 million investment in renovations at the Space Needle are part completed so the Space Needle now has a new all glass observation deck with expansive and unhindered views across the city from 360 degrees. In 2019, the renovated restaurant will open. … Continue reading NEWS SHORTS→read more >
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Wine country just went urban https://www.seattleurbanwineries.com/ and this is no ordinary wine at that! The 20 wineries with tasting rooms and cellars in Seattle are artisan-handcrafted wines from specialist Washington State producers. The majority of wines from Washington State are produced by small family businesses run by passionate wine connoisseurs to the highest standards. The … Continue reading Seattle’s Urban Wineries→read more >
Jul 24, 2018
Olympia has a wealth of attractions to enjoy from exploring the town on foot with its boutique artisan arts and crafts shops, its breweries and great range of restaurants, to enjoying a little wine tasting or heading to one of the three waterfront parks. Percival Landing’s boardwalk has stunning views of the water, capitol building … Continue reading Olympia – Washington’s capital city→read more >