NEW HOLIDAYS 2017 – FROM ALASKA CRUISE TO TWIN PEAKS
Posted February 8th 2017 in Latest News, News and Updates,
Seattle’s seafront setting and mountain backdrop are the perfect starting point for a bucket list Alaskan cruise, but the wider state also offers glaciers, mountains, volcanoes, and thousands of acres of vineyards – some of which will soon feature on our TV screens as the new series of Twin Peaks airs on Sky Atlantic this spring. So to whet the appetite here are some new itineraries from tour operators for 2017…
New cruise Alaska and stay in Seattle’s rock and roll hotel of the stars
Virgin Holidays has added a new pre-Alaska cruise experience staying three nights in Seattle – the city depicted in many films and TV series for its stunning mountain and sea setting. Flights with Virgin Atlantic on its new direct service between Heathrow and Seattle are included, plus a three-night pre-cruise stay at Seattle’s Edgewater Hotel (room only) – the hotel chosen by rock and rollers including the Beattles, the Beach Boys, Roy Orbison, the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin! Then board a seven-night Alaska cruise on the Ruby Princess (full board) for a bucket list adventure of a lifetime. Various departures, priced from £1599 per person on 3 May for 10 nights Tel 0344 739 7992; virginholidayscruises.co.uk
Twin Peaks itinerary launched….
With the new series of Twin Peaks airing this spring on Sky Atlantic (#TwinPeaks2017), America As You Like It launches a Twin Peaks itinerary to explore Seattle and then drive out to tour Twin Peaks film sites and stay in Salish Lodge, aka The Great Northern Hotel.
This five night trip to Seattle/ Washington State is from £1169.00 per person, including return flights on Virgin Atlantic/ Delta Airlines from London Heathrow to Seattle, car hire, three nights at the Hotel Seattle on room only and two nights at the Salish Lodge and Spa on room only. For more information contact Tel 020 8742 8299, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.americaasyoulikeit.com
New 9 nights ‘Washington State Cascade Highway’
Prices from £1464.00 per person, including flights, car hire, accommodation and features two nights in Seattle and seven nights self-drive itinerary with highlights including the Bavarian style town of Leavenworth, Glacier Peak Wilderness, Wenatchee National Forest, Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Lake Chelan’s aquamarine waters and soaring mountain backdrop, hiking in the North Cascades National Park and climbing the Liberty Bell Mountain. For more information contact Tel 020 8742 8299, email@example.com or visitwww.americaasyoulikeit.com
Wine Tasting tour
Not only does Washington State have massive mountains, lakes, forests, beaches and sea, it also has thousands of acres of vineyards. Frontier Travel is launching a new five-night self-drive wine tour featuring Yakima, Snoqualmie Falls, Prosser, areas that are home to many superb wineries where visitors can drop in for tasting. Prices from £560 per person (based on May departure) including car hire from Seattle, five nights hotel accommodation on room only basis (two sharing a room). Tel 020 8776 8709 www.frontier-america.co.uk Flights from £538 with Virgin Atlantic on the new direct Heathrow-Seattle route from March 26. http://www.virginatlantic.com/
New website with itineraries
The UK tourism office for Seattle and Washington state has launched a UK website www.Seattle-WashingtonState.co.uk where anyone interested in visiting Seattle or Washington State can find a wealth of information and ideas at their finger tips. There are four downloadable itineraries for two, three, four and five day visits, which can be joined up seamlessly into one 14 day visit:
New Washington Guide
The Port of Seattle and its partners have just published a new Washington State International Guide with information and travel ideas on bucket list experiences in Seattle and Washington State in the Pacific Northwest of the USA.
The new guide is available from the UK Seattle and Washington State tourism office Tel + 44 1923 839 375; email Seattle@corecommunications.co.uk or via the new UK Seattle website and download it at http://www.seattle-washingtonstate.co.uk/plan-your-holiday/
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The Port of Seattle operates Seattle-Tacoma International Airport which is ranked as the 9th busiest airport in the USA, serving 45.7 million passengers annually. Light-rail connects the airport to downtown Seattle in 30 minutes.
In 2016, Cruise Critic, the world’s largest review site for cruise planning, named the Port of Seattle the number one Homeport in North America. Seven major cruise lines (Carnival, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Oceania Cruises and Royal Caribbean) provide 7 to 14 day cruises to Alaska to explore wildlife, wilderness and the area’s awe-inspiring wonders.