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AAPD 2015: Seattle Tours

January 2015 Volume LI Number 1

Mountains, water, art, music, culture, food and wine this area of the Pacific Northwest has it all and we've developed a tour program to showcase the highlights! Visit https://www.regonline.com/aapdtourprogram2015 to register now! All tours include transportation.

Seattle Revealed Thursday, May 21 noon 4 pm Price per person: $50

This introduction to Seattle features sightseeing of the city's most famous locations including viewings of Pike Place Market, the Seattle Center, the Arboretum, Pioneer Square, Fisherman's Terminal, and the Waterfront. And a brief history of Seattle's neighborhoods from Capitol Hill to Chinatown help to define the boundaries of this unique town. A stop at Kerry Park will provide an amazing view of the Seattle Skyline, Elliott Bay and Mount Rainier.

Bites of Pike Place Market Tour Friday, May 22

9:15 am 12:30 pm Price per person: $114

Become a market insider on this behind-the-scenes adventure to experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of this historic 104-year old landmark.

Here you will meet the Market's lively characters and hear their memorable stories. See fish fly and sample the ultimate in local smoked salmon, taste the best mac n' cheese in the country, sip award winning chowders, and munch on the sweetest local fruit offerings of the season. Home to the "original" Starbucks store and the oldest continuously operating doughnut stand in the U.S., guests will taste the memories of childhood while sampling fresh piping hot cinnamon-sugar doughnuts.

Woodinville Winery Tour Friday, May 22

10 am 5 pm Price per person: $159 *All Participants Must be 21 Years Old and Have a Valid U.S. ID

Woodinville, only 30 minutes north of Seattle, is home to over 100 wineries and tasting rooms representing all of Washington's varietals. You will travel to two of Woodinville's finest wineries and be lead through a private tasting of their best selections.

The first winery that you'll visit is the world renowned Chateau Ste. Michelle. Once at the Chateau the group will be lead on a private tour and learn about the history of Chateau Ste. Michelle and its winemakers. Next, head into the tasting room for a sampling of four Single Vineyard & Reserve Wines.

Head to Januik Cellars for the second tasting of the day. At Januik Cellars, one of their experienced and educated wine experts will lead the group through a tasting of the cellar's wines that are available. Januik Cellars is one of Woodinville's hidden gems. By the end of the day, you'll have tasted great wine and experienced the best of Woodinville.

Lunch will take place at a local restaurant.

Seattle Underground Tour Friday May 22

1 4 pm Price per person: $69

Visit the spooky city beneath Seattle's present street level, where you'll learn how the Underground was created. The subterranean walkways are dry, but the history sure isn't! Learn about Seattle's colorful past; how the squabbling of the city's Founding Fathers led to Seattle's complicated street system, and how the solutions to the unique plumbing problems affected the town's elevation.

The tour begins inside Doc Maynard's Public House, a restored 1890s saloon. Following a short intro, you'll walk through historic Pioneer Square to three different sections of Underground—about three blocks in all.

Locks Cruise Friday May 22

1:45 5:30 pm Price per person: $107

The Locks tour takes you through the salt water of Puget Sound and the fresh water of Lake Union via the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks also known as the Ballard Locks. Enjoy the live narration of the Seattle harbor tour, then experience a trip through the Locks themselves. See how the locks work as the boat is lifted from the salt water of the Sound to the fresh water of the Lakes. As you leave the locks, you'll learn about Seattle's fishing communities, the Deadliest Catch boats, the "Sleepless in Seattle" floating home community, and Gas Works Park. Future of Flight Saturday, May 23

8 am 12:30 pm Price per person: $79 * Children must be four feet tall to be in this tour

Today, guests will partake in the Future of Flight Aviation & Boeing Tour. This tour offers the only opportunity to tour a commercial jet assembly plant in North America. The tour is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to view 747, 767, 777 and 787 jets being assembled on the Everett production line before taking to the sky. Specialist guides provide fascinating facts about Boeing and the planes that bear its name.

The tour begins in the Airplane Design Zone where you will learn all about the technical nuances and design innovations of powered flight. Step up to one of the Design Zone computers to begin digitally designing a commercial jet of your own. Then "taxi" over to the Gallery Zones where you will be able to modify, test, and finalize your design at touch-screen computers before printing off the final schematic of your jet in the Future of Flight Store.

Bites of Pike Place Market Tour Saturday, May 23

9:15 am 12:30 pm Price per person $114

Become a market insider on this behind-the-scenes adventure to experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of this historic 104-year old landmark.

Here you will meet the Market's lively characters and hear their memorable stories. See fish fly and sample the ultimate in local smoked salmon, taste the best mac n' cheese in the country, sip award winning chowders, and munch on the sweetest local fruit offerings of the season. Home to the "original" Starbucks store and the oldest continuously operating doughnut stand in the U.S., guests will taste the memories of childhood while sampling fresh piping hot cinnamon-sugar doughnuts. Tillicum Village Saturday, May 23

10:30 am 3:30 pm Price per person: $173

Experience the Northwest's tribal culture with our Tillicum Village Sightseeing Tour Cruise and Native American Salmon Bake and Performance. Cruise to historic Blake Island — legendary birthplace of Chief Si'ahl. On arrival you'll be greeted with steamed clams in savory nectar. Inside the cedar longhouse, watch salmon being carefully prepared over open fires as it has been for centuries. After your meal, sit back and enjoy a stage performance that combines Coast Salish storytelling and live traditional Native American dance.

Tillicum Village is proud to be the only experience of its kind in the Northwest. It's the only place in the world where you can see these dances and hear these songs, performed by the very dancers whose families have perpetuated them for generations. The day also features local native storyteller Roger Fernandes of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe.

Whether you live in Seattle or are looking for a true Northwest experience, Tillicum Village is a cultural Native American experience you won't forget.

Craft Brewery Tour Saturday, May 23

1 5:30 pm Price per person: $129 *All Participants Must be 21 Years Old and Have a Valid U.S. ID

This Seattle Brewery Tour focuses on handcrafted beer in the city of Seattle and showcases the heart of the Seattle beer culture by visiting three local breweries.

Taste and learn about the brewery's most popular beers and what goes into the production and distribution of these micro-brews. Breweries are located in Ballard, Sodo, Fremont, and Georgetown. The Artistic Side of Seattle Sunday, May 24

8:30 am 1 pm Price per person: $90

Start the morning with a stroll through the Olympic Sculpture Park. Located on the Seattle Waterfront, the 9-acre Olympic Sculpture Park not only has breathtaking views of Elliot Bay but beautiful sculptures to admire as well. Docents will guide the group through the park explaining details of individual pieces and answers questions.

Next, head to the Seattle Art Museum to explore the art of a multitude of artist from many eras. A docent will be able to answer your questions and explain the pieces as you make your way through the museum. After, take time to explore the museum on your own and re-visit and pieces that interested you.

Seattle Underground Tour Sunday, May 24

9:30 am 12:30 pm Price per person: $69

Visit the spooky city beneath Seattle's present street level, where you'll learn how the Underground was created. The subterranean walkways are dry, but the history sure isn't! Learn about Seattle's colorful past; how the squabbling of the city's Founding Fathers led to Seattle's complicated street system, and how the solutions to the unique plumbing problems affected the town's elevation.

The tour begins inside Doc Maynard's Public House, a restored 1890s saloon. Following a short intro, you'll walk through historic Pioneer Square to three different sections of Underground—about three blocks in all.

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