Recent Searches
Clear

Are you interested in?

Mt. Rainier National Park Tours
17 Tours & Activities
4WD Tours
26 Tours & Activities
Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises
179 Tours & Activities

Learn more about our Covid-19 response.

Read More

Mt. Rainier Day Trip from Seattle

star-4.5
|
Seattle, United States
84

Learn more about our Covid-19 response.

Read More

Select Date and Travelers

Number of travelers
0 Infants1 Infant2 Infants3 Infants4 Infants5 Infants6 Infants7 Infants8 Infants9 Infants10 Infants11 Infants12 Infants13 Infants14 Infants15 Infants0 Children1 Child2 Children3 Children4 Children5 Children6 Children7 Children8 Children9 Children10 Children11 Children12 Children13 Children14 Children15 Children1 Adult2 Adults3 Adults4 Adults5 Adults6 Adults7 Adults8 Adults9 Adults10 Adults11 Adults12 Adults13 Adults14 Adults15 Adults
Free Cancellation
up to 24 hours in advance
Loading available options...


icon10 to 12 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
More questions?
(888) 651-9785

Overview

Experience the natural beauty of majestic Mt Rainier on this guided, small-group tour from Seattle. Enjoy a scenic, narrated journey past lakes, waterfalls and historic towns to Mt Rainier, the highest mountain in the state of Washington and one of the tallest in the lower 48 states. Take in spectacular views from Narada Falls, considered the most popular waterfall in Mt Rainier State Park and the aptly named Paradise, at 5,400 feet above sea level on the south slope, among others. This tour includes pickup and drop-off from select downtown Seattle and airport hotels.
  • Witness the natural beauty of Mt Rainier, one of the tallest mountains in the lower 48 states
  • Enjoy the scenic drive from the Seattle area to Mt. Rainier and learn about local lakes and historic towns from your guide
  • Photograph stunning sites such as Christine Falls, the Nisqually River and Narada Falls
  • Pickup and drop-off from select downtown Seattle and airport hotels
Saved to wishlist!
Professional guide
Pickup and drop-off from select downtown Seattle and airport hotels
Transport by air-conditioned coach or 14-passenger sprinter van
Gratuities
Food and drinks

Departure Point

1: Seattle, WA, USA
2: SeaTac, WA, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
Please contact Customized Tours to confirm your selected hotel location is within our pickup zone to receive a accurate pickup time.

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
This Mt Rainier day trip begins with a convenient hotel pickup in Seattle or near the SeaTac Airport. Then prepare for a narrated, scenic drive featuring Alder Lake Park and the town of Eatonville at the foothills of Mt Rainier.

Stop at Longmire, the visitor center at the southwest corner of the park, to explore their museum and National Park Inn. Visit Christine Falls, with one of the signature views in Mt Rainier National Park (look for the bridge). Then walk along the Nisqually River up to Narada Falls, considered the most popular waterfall in Mt Rainier State Park. It’s taller than Niagara Falls at 188 feet.

Then it’s off to the pinnacle event of the day: the view at Paradise, which is 5,400 feet above sea level. Purchase lunch here and take in the incredible view of Mt Rainier and the valley below. Be on the lookout for wildlife wandering around the mountain at any time. 

During the wintertime, choose from an optional snowshoe or sled adventure, if conditions allow. During the summertime, simply enjoy the scene at Reflection Lake, which provides one of the most iconic views of Mt Rainier. It’s absolutely stunning. Be sure to bring a camera.

Finally, visit the Henry M. Jackson Memorial Visitor Center at Paradise to learn more about the history of Mt Rainier, including a brief film about it. 

Then it’s back down the mountain to hit the road back to Seattle.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Alder Lake Park
scenic lake on the way to the Mountain
Stop At:  
Mount Rainier
rainforest, waterfalls, lakes and rivers, glaciers, wildlife, old growth trees, volcano, natural beautiful scenery.
Duration: 6 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Trail of the Shadows
2nd growth forest, hot springs, hike, history
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Christine Falls Viewpoint
pretty waterfall framed by stone bridge popular spot right of road.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Paradise Valley
alpine meadow, in winter snowshoeing, hiking, visitor's center, gift shops, food
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Reflection Lakes
small alpine lakes available only to see in non winter season. small lakes that when there is no breeze reflect the mountain like a mirror.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Longmire Museum
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Narada Falls
one of the most scenic things to see in the park.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Longmire
Where we do hikes, take in viewpoints, gift shop
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • It is recommended to dress in layers and wear comfortable walking shoes (hiking shoes preferred, in winter boots are best). In Nov – Jun, please dress for snowy conditions
  • Please note: The tour route may vary depending on weather conditions and road closures.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • The seasons, weather, and elevation partially determine what you’ll see on your tour. During the weekdays, mid October-April, there are limited food services available in the National Park. Customers will have an opportunity to purchase food en route. Also, the Henry M Jackson Visitor Center located at Paradise, has limited hours during these months. On weekdays when the Visitor Center is closed, our tour will still visit Paradise if road conditions allow.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Customized Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Mt. Rainier Day Trip from Seattle?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Mt. Rainier Day Trip from Seattle.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Mt. Rainier Day Trip from Seattle?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Mt. Rainier Day Trip from Seattle.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Mt. Rainier Day Trip from Seattle?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Mt. Rainier Day Trip from Seattle.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Mt. Rainier Day Trip from Seattle?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Mt. Rainier Day Trip from Seattle.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Mt. Rainier Day Trip from Seattle?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Mt. Rainier Day Trip from Seattle.

Traveler Photos

Traveler Tips


  • "You can buy food up at the snow but it is dearer and the service is slow so get your food at the first stop at the supermarket." See review
  • "Being in a small group (13p) makes it easy to follow up on request." See review
  • "Plus Point - Joe has spare gloves, jackets, socks, snow shoes for tourists who come unprepared!" See review

Reviews

4.5
star-4.5
623 Reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers
Showing 1-10 of 623 reviews
star-5
Excellent experience
Hillabeans26
, Feb 2021
If you want a perfect little day at Mt. Rainier, look no further. Lucas is an excellent guide who makes the group of strangers feel at ease around each other. We were laughing together the entire time. He made sure everyone was accommodated. If you want to snowshoe, sled, hike (short or long), shop for gifts, eat/drink - as long as it’s legal, Lucas has you covered. This trip was just what I was looking for. What to expect: it’s ideal if you’re wearing layers and comfortable shoes, but you’ll make a stop at Fred Meyer in case you’re missing anything. Bring some snacks (I had some Kind/Clif bars) to eat every few hours if you want to keep your energy up. Bottled water is provided. My hotel wasn’t listed as a pickup spot, but they came to get me (on time!) anyway. Suggestions for company: it would “up your game” to hire a driver who is separate from the actual tour guide. Our group of experienced travelers agreed that the most elite/memorable tours we’ve taken have separated the experience from the drive. This company is fortunate to have someone (Lucas) who can perform, but we also understand that high-quality guides are professionals who should be able to sustain reasonable hours.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2021
We are glad you enjoyed your tour as Lucas as your guide. Thank you for your review! We will pass along your suggestion to ownership.
HelpfulHelpful
star-5
Snowy waterfall escape
Juliette_M
, Feb 2021
Seattle covered in snow is apparently rare, however, it was under a foot when we visited for a long weekend. Thanks to Kevin’s expertise, we were still able to get out into nature on a safe and beautiful hike. His knowledge and worldly experience added so much to the experience itself, and we definitely hope to hike with Kevin as our guide again.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2021
Thank you for the review however we do not have a guide by the name of Kevin.
HelpfulHelpful
star-3
Canceled
Amanda_M
, Feb 2021
Our tour was canceled due to inclement weather. They were very quick and courteous about processing the refund.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2021
We apologize for the inconvenience that the inclement weather brought to the PNW this weekend. The safety of everyone and making sure that our guides can provide the best experience possible during a tour management had to make the hard decision of canceling reservations. We are glad our staff was courteous and your refund was processed quickly. We hope that when you are able to physically attend a tour our 3* rating will be upgraded to a 5*. Stay warm and safe.
HelpfulHelpful
star-5
Best Snowshoeing experience
Anuradha_M
, Jan 2021
Lucas was fabulous! Took great care of us and of course his stories and joke made our day so memorable. He has great knowledge about the area and we also became little more knowledgable because of him after this tour😂
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Thank you for your review. We are glad Lucas was able to keep you entertained and make it one to remember!
HelpfulHelpful
star-5
Excellent tour
Audrey_V
, Jan 2021
Wonderful experience with Lucas! He was a very knowledgeable and entertaining guide. We were apprehensive about hiking in the snow for the first time, but the whole day felt safe and enjoyable.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Thank you for your review. Hiking in the snow can be a little intimidating but we are so glad you trusted Lucas's guidance and enjoyed the experience.
HelpfulHelpful
star-5
Enjoyable trip
Khatira_S
, Jan 2021
The waterfalls are very nice. I liked the big trees. Nice gift shop. The guild was very informative.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time on Mt. Rainier with us.
HelpfulHelpful
star-5
Fabulous trip
Shawn_M
, Jan 2021
Lucas was a fabulous tour guide! He took us to all the best spots with incredible views. He was very knowledgeable about the area. The snowshoeing was amazing.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Thank you Shawn for your wonderful review. Lucas wants all of his guests to leave the tour with a fantastic memory of their time on the mountain. We are glad to hear you had an amazing time snowshoeing as well. We hope to see you again on your next visit to the Pacific Northwest!
HelpfulHelpful
star-5
Fabulous
Patricia_A
, Jan 2021
Lucas was our tour guide and he is fabulous. Had a great trip with plenty of stops for food, restrooms, and souvenirs. The bus is very comfortable and plenty of space. The Mountain is beautiful and had plenty of time at all the sites for pictures and snow shoeing. Lucas keep the bus close so if anyone was tired could rest on the warm bus. He gives a great history of the mountain and helped everyone take pictures. I recommend this trip to anyone. Lots of fun. The girls at work recommend the trip and so glad I went. Don't forget to take sun glasses.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to advise others of your experience and to suggest sun glasses! We love hearing about what aspects of the tour people love the most and are so glad you had a great time. Lucas will appreciate your review as well and the girls at work have GREAT taste!
HelpfulHelpful1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Wonderful Experience in Winter Wonderland
Nripojyoti_B
, Dec 2020
The trip was great with a very friendly guide. I would definitely recommend it to the tourist visiting Seattle for a short duration.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Thank you for your review!
HelpfulHelpful
star-5
Beautiful, Peaceful, Relaxing
Azma_A
, Dec 2020
The mountain was amazing. We went on a clear day and that should be the only time you should go. The places the tour guide took us to were so beautiful. We got to see the mountain from different angles. The tour guide was the highlight of the trip for my friend and I. He was very kind and took good care of us. He told us so much about the mountain which made the experience much more enriching. He was also very accommodating too.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Thank you for your review we are truly grateful for our team of guides. PNW mountain weather can be unpredictable; I am glad you were able to experience it on a clear day and have such an amazing time.
HelpfulHelpful

Product code: 3657RAINIER

Explore Similar Things to Do