Cascadia

3 Days

Start:
Vancouver
Ends:
Vancouver
Runs:
June–September
Price:
From $189 CAD

Overview

Venture south of the border and into the USA’s Pacific Northwest, with a trip to Seattle on our 3 day Cascadia Pass. Discover the city beneath the city on an underground tour, check out the quirky neighbourhoods and popular tourist spots, sample craft beer, and have plenty of free time to explore the Emerald City in your own way.

2019 DEPARTURE DAYS – from Vancouver

June 11 to September 10:      Select Tuesdays

What’s included

  • Moose Bus transportation
  • Services of a professional & fun tour guide/driver
  • Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour in Seattle
  • 1 dinner
  • 2 breakfasts

Have you checked if you need a visa to travel to the USA?
Some travellers may require a visa to enter the USA. Please note that if you qualify for the US Visa Waiver Program (VWP), you do not currently need an ESTA to enter via a land border, which we do on this tour. However, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol strongly recommends obtaining an ESTA even if crossing via land border, as this will significantly reduce the time required to process your entry into the USA. This information is correct as of June 22, 2018.
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Get more information on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

*Please note that accommodation is not included in the tour price. Accommodation in hostels is pre-booked for those that want it, or you can purchase our accommodation package.

Moose bus pass holders receive discounts on activities, attractions and accommodation.

Itinerary

Highlights

  • Discover the subterranean storefronts and sidewalks on Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour
  • Tick off the tourist sites on a guided walking tour of Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square
  • See the Fremont Troll, Bruce and Brandon Lee’s gravesite, and more as we take you off the beaten path
  • Savour a craft beer (must be 21+) and dinner at a local craft brewery
  • Catch a MLB baseball game at Safeco Field (optional extra)
  • We depart Vancouver and make a run for the border, crossing into Washington State, USA at the Pacific Border Crossing. We’ll make a beeline south to Seattle where we’ll roll into the Capitol Hill neighbourhood in time for you to grab lunch. Then it’s up to Volunteer Park for views over the city from the Water Tower, and a visit to Bruce and Brandon Lee’s gravesite in the nearby Lake View Cemetery. After checking into our hostel in Belltown, we’ll take a walking tour of the Pike Place Market area, where you’ll see the famous “flying fish”, the gum wall, and more, followed by a visit to the historic Pioneer Square. This evening, enjoy dinner and a drink (must be 21+ for alcohol) at a local craft brewery. Then check out the live music scene in the city that gave you Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Sir Mix-A-Lot, and more! Dinner included tonight

  • Reservations for tonight’s accommodation are made at the City Hostel Seattle
  • Our morning begins with a visit to Fremont to check out the iconic Fremont Troll art installation and more in this bohemian neighbourhood north of downtown. Then the rest of the day is free for you to explore Seattle at your own pace. Need ideas? Get a bird’s eye view of the city from the Space Needle, or check out the Frank Gehry designed Museum of Pop Culture. Find the original Starbucks and explore more in Pike Place Market. Or check out Seattle from the water by taking a scenic ferry ride across Puget Sound. If you’re a sports fan, we recommend a stadium tour of the NFL Seattle Seahawks’ Century Link Field. And don’t forget to check the baseball schedule to see if the Seattle Mariners are playing at home tonight. Breakfast included at the City Hostel Seattle

  • Reservations for tonight’s accommodation are made at the City Hostel Seattle
  • We’re going subterranean this morning to check out the storefronts and sidewalks entombed when the city rebuilt on top of itself after the Great Fire of 1889. Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour is a hilarious and informative walking tour below today’s street level. Then it’s a bit more free time for lunch and last minute shopping or sightseeing before we hit the road back to Vancouver, and the end of this Cascadia tour. Breakfast included at the City Hostel Seattle

  • Reservations for tonight’s accommodation are made at the HI Northwest
  • Dates & Prices

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    Details

     

     

    We know that a good night’s sleep is important, especially after a busy day of travelling with lots of fun activities. We choose hostels and backpacker properties that offer budget value, as well as great facilities, and a welcoming atmosphere.

    As part of our included service, we pre-book your accommodation so all you need to worry about is having fun! We reserve single beds in mixed gender hostel dorm rooms for every passenger, on every night of the tour. By staying in shared rooms you get a chance to meet more people, hang out with other Moose travellers, and pay less than you would booking a private room or hotel.

    How To Pay For Your Accommodation

    You simply pay for your pre-reserved Moose bed when you arrive at the hostel. Dorm bed prices range from CAD$29 to $75 plus tax. Alternatively, you can purchase our optional Pre-Paid Accommodation Package.

    Pre-Paid Accommodation Package

    To make life on your Moose tour as simple as possible, we recommend purchasing our Pre-Paid Accommodation Package. The package covers your accommodation costs for the standard nights of the trip, so you’re already paid up when you check in. This means you’ll be in your room faster, and therefore have more time to enjoy your epic adventure!

    Do I Ever Need To Book My Own Accommodation?

    If you’ve booked our Pre-Paid Accommodation Package, you ONLY need to make your own reservation:

    • for your pre & post tour nights in Vancouver

    If you haven’t booked our Pre-Paid Accommodation Package, you ONLY need to make your own reservation:

    • for your pre & post tour nights in Vancouver,
    • if you would like to upgrade to a private room, and/or
    • if you choose to stay in a different hostel/hotel,
    BOOKING YOUR OWN ACCOMMODATION ANYWHERE?
    Please advise us if you book your own accommodation on any standard night of the tour, so that we can cancel the pre-reserved bed we are holding for you.
    Send us an email (include your Moose Confirmation Number): info@moosebus.travel

     

    Here are the hostel locations where we reserve beds on this tour:

    TOUR

    DESTINATION

    HOSTEL

    WEBSITE

    DAYS 1 & 2 Vancouver > Seattle City Hostel Seattle

    www.hostelseattle.com

    DAY 3

    Seattle > Vancouver

    N/A

    *Bed not reserved

    Pick Up Time Pick Up Location Address
    VANCOUVER > SEATTLE    
    Hi Jericho 7:30am 1515 Discovery St, Vancouver
    HI Downtown 7:50am 1114 Burnaby St, Vancouver
    Cambie - Seymour 8:00am 515 Seymour St, Vancouver
    HI Central 8:10am 1025 Granville St, Vancouver
    SameSun Vancouver 8:10am 1018 Granville St, Vancouver
    SEATTLE > VANCOUVER    
    CIty Hostel Seattle 1:00pm 2327 2nd Ave, Seattle

    1. Bring proper clothing for the tour. The weather in the Pacific Northwest is unpredictable, and changes in temperature can occur throughout the day depending on location (this is especially true in the mountains or during the spring and fall months elsewhere). Find out what else to bring on our FAQ page.
    2. If possible bring a credit card with you while traveling. Credit cards can be used as identification and for making deposits on rentals if needed.
    3. Don't forget your camera - we will guarantee that you will want to take photos of new friends, beautiful scenery and wild animals!
    4. Book your pre-departure accommodation in advance. Moose tours pick up at major hostels in Vancouver. Not sure where to stay? Contact our office for recommendations.
    5. If you have any other questions please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact our office.

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