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Price: $95.00 per person
Length of excursion: 10 hrs
Time schedule: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Excursion includes: 5- Person minimum
Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge
After a scenic half hour ferry ride, our first stop will be Port Townsend the “City of Dreams” which is regarded as one of the best-preserved examples of a Victorian seaport in the United States. While in Port Townsend we pick up a local guide who will help you look back in time and take a peek into this once thriving city’s boisterous and brawling past. You will witness its grand vision for the future by surveying the fabulous buildings and Victorian fantasy mansions. After taking in the scenery and gossip, all of our guests will have the opportunity to shop and eat along the quiet seaside downtown district, which The National Trust honored for it’s Historic Preservation with the Great American Main Street Award.
The Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island is a place where visitors may find peace and beauty in the company of trees, wildflowers, ponds and gardens. The primary purpose of the Reserve is to provide people with an opportunity to enjoy nature through quiet walks in the gardens and woodlands. This 150-acre masterpiece is comprised of 84 acres of second growth forest with the remainder acreage featuring various gardens, ponds and meadows. The Visitor Center, designed as a French country house, on a bluff overlooking the Sound, was constructed in 1931. The Reserve was once the home of the Bloedel Family, who are primarily responsible for its growth and development. The vision of the Bloedels is now interpreted and extended by the Arbor Fund. Prentice Bloedel summed up their vision perfectly with this quote describing the Reserve as “A place where one is reminded of the fundamental bond that exists between man and nature.”
We finish the tour with a spectacular ferry crossing into downtown Seattle. The ride from Bainbridge to Seattle is considered one of the most romantic in all of the United States. Guests will enjoy a panoramic view of the Space Needle, downtown skyline and Mt. Rainier. Truly a wonderful way to end a fantastic day!
Group Tours are currently available for private groups only.