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Pacific Northwest Art Tour
March 26-29, 2019


Pacific Northwest Art Tour, March 2019

This customized journey to Seattle/Tacoma and Portland has been created exclusively for a private art group. Enjoy 2-3 nights exploring the glass and art scene of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Along with a few special visits and incredible art museums, this expedition will be a memorable artistic experience.



*Please click on each day to view daily itinerary.

DAY 1 - Tuesday, March 26 - Fly to Seattle

Your journey will begin today with an early morning flight to Seattle. Upon arrival you will meet your Customized Journeys Tour Leader in the baggage claim area of the airport. After a transfer to Seattle, you will enjoy a group lunch followed by a group tour of the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum. Lunch included. Overnight in Seattle (The Paramount Hotel)..

DAY 2 - Wednesday, March 27 - Seattle

This morning you will enjoy an exclusive tour of the Chihuly boathouse. You will see an operational hot shop that is not open to the public for visits. Afterwards, we will visit a private art collection. In the afternoon, we will head to the Pike’s Place market area. You will be provided a box lunch and will have time on your own to visit art galleries near to Pike’s Place market. A list of area galleries you may like to visit is included. We will then meet again as a group for a private visit to the Lino Tagliapietra studio. Breakfast and lunch included. Overnight in Seattle (The Paramount Hotel).

DAY 3 - Thursday, March 28 - Tacoma

Today after check-out, we will transfer to Tacoma to explore the Museum of Glass and the Tacoma Museum of Art with its recently opened Benaroya wing. While at the Museum of Glass, you will get a hands-on experience with a tile fusing project in the museum hot shop. Both museum visits will include private group tours. Connecting the two museums is the amazing Chihuly Glass Bridge which you will have time to explore. After our museum visits, you will continue on to Portland. Breakfast and lunch included. .

DAY 4 - Friday, March 29 - Portland

Your day in Portland will start with a visit to the Froelick Gallery, followed by a visit to the private art collection. In the afternoon, we visit the KIK design studio and Alberta Street Gallery in the Alberta Arts district and time permitting, enjoy a walking tour of the street murals. Afterwards you will be transferred to Portland International Airport (PDX) for an evening flight . Breakfast and lunch included..


What is included in the price

  • Accommodations in centrally located hotels
  • Private airport transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Transportation to Tacoma and Portland in private coach bus
  • Local transfers as needed per the itinerary
  • 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches in Seattle/Tacoma
  • 1 breakfast and 1 lunch in Portland
  • Entrance fees to exhibits and museums
  • A Customized Journeys tour leader
  • A list of restaurant recommendations for lunch and dinners on your own

What is not included

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals not indicated on itinerary
  • Tips for drivers and guides


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We continue to closely monitor the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic and relying on recommendations from the US State Department, CDC, World Health Organization, and other relevant authorities at home and abroad.

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If your preference is to wait to travel, we will put your reservation on hold and apply your funds toward a future Customized Journeys travel program of your choosing. This FTC is valid for 2 years from your original departure date.

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