Date: Thursday, 25 April 2019
Time: 09:00 AM
Fee:
Member Price: $999.00
Additional Cost for Walk-Ins: $250.00
Address: 31 E Main St, Walla Walla, WA
Location: Walla Walla, WA
Phone: 206-363-9188
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To promote travel in Eastern Washington while showcasing diversity among rural communities, GSBA is proud to partner with InquisiTours for this inclusive event filled with wine, cuisine, art, music, and good friends!

ITINERARY:
DAY 1: Thursday, April 25, 2018
Seattle to Walla Walla:
Depart Seattle at 9:00 am. Meet your InquisiTours Tour Director at the GSBA office at 9:00 am. During the journey east, we will discover the intricacies of Washington Wines while enjoying the surrounding scenery of the Cascade Mountains and the Yakima Valley. In Yakima, lunch and tastings will be provided at a local winery. Before arriving at the hotel, join us for a welcome reception with partner member Precept at Waterbrook Winery along with community members, area businesses, and elected officials including Washington State Senator Maureen Walsh. Plan on checking in at the hotel around 7:30 pm with the remainder of the evening on your own. Your tour director will provide you with evening and dinner recommendations. Overnight. Meals included: Lunch, reception

DAY 2: Friday, April 26, 2018
Walla Walla: Day of Leisure
 
Today is all yours! Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel, followed by a day to do what you please in Washington's friendliest town! GSBA partner wineries, Rotie, Goose Ridge, Browne, and Mark Ryan, will be offering scheduled tastings for all tour members. Or you may want to explore the over 30 tasting rooms in downtown Walla Walla, find a cozy lunch stop, shop, or visit the unique museums in town either on foot or by bike rental. From 5:00 - 6:30 pm, join us for an early evening of wine and appetizers. Your InquisiTours tour director can assist with your planning and dinner reservations. Overnight. Meals Included: Breakfast, Reception

DAY 3: Saturday, April 27, 2018
Walla Walla Day of Art
After breakfast at the hotel, join us for a morning art walk while we explore the creative side of Walla Walla from the sculptures on the Whitman Campus through various downtown studios, followed by an included lunch and wine tasting. After lunch, the afternoon is all yours. You may consider visiting the Walla Walla Airport district with 28 wineries, two distilleries, and three breweries (transportation provided), or you may decide on an optional activity such as a round of golf, a walking food tour or private driving tours which can also be arranged. In the evening, at 6:00 pm, join us for a special, multi-course dinner. Overnight. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: Sunday, April 28, 2018
Walla Walla to Seattle

Your day will start with breakfast at the hotel before boarding the motor coach for our return trip to Seattle, around 9:30 am. The areas Oregon Trail pioneering spirit reveals itself as we travel through the Columbia River and Yakima Valley; not only known for its wines - it is also known the nations largest producer of hops - where we will have lunch at a local brewery. Our route winds its way back through the scenic Yakima River Canyon, before dropping you in the Seattle area around 5:00 pm. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Escorted group tour details:
-three-night deluxe hotel accommodations
-Round-trip transportation and touring via deluxe motor coach
-Meals included: three breakfasts, three lunches with wine, one multi-course, wine-paired dinner, two receptions
-Exclusive GSBA partner wine tastings
-Private art gallery tours and talks
-Local experts providing historical accounts, museum admissions, and entertaining stories of the birthplace of Western hospitality
-Fully Escorted Peace of mind. No driving required, and plenty of storage for purchases

Book by April 5, 2019 to reserve your spot! * Based on double occupancy / Add $250 for a single supplement

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