Gain a comprehensive understanding of Seattle as you explore the Boeing plant, cruise its glistening waters, savor local cuisine and learn about the city’s passion for sustainability.
Rating (4.89)
Program No. 2832RJ
6 days
Starts at

At a Glance

Seattle glows with the richness of its history, the energy of its future — and offers exceptional urban adventures at every turn. Learn about the area's human and natural history at the new Museum of History and Industry at South Lake Union Park. Cruise Lake Union past houseboats and buzzing seaplanes. See giant jets on the assembly line at the Everett Boeing plant. Hear about the Chittenden Locks and see boats passing between fresh and salt water, salmon swimming up the fish ladder and flowers blooming in the botanical garden.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • At the Boeing Everett plant, see giant jets travel down the assembly line.
  • Ride an Argosy Line ship through Lake Union and into Elliott Bay for a panoramic look at the Seattle skyline.
  • Zip to the top of the landmark Space Needle, then marvel at the sparkling glass art of the Chihuly Garden and Glass.

General Notes

If you would like to experience more of the Pacific Northwest, may we suggest also joining “Signature City Portland (#18533)”. You will find that many of the program dates for Signature City Portland begin or end just before Signature City Seattle. This gives you the opportunity to join both adventures and explore two beautiful and fascinating cities!
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on, a website that supports local bookstores.
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
by Jamie Ford
A Cold Wind From Idaho
by Lawrence Matsuda
The Boys in the Boat
by Daniel James Brown
The Good Rain: Across Time & Terrain in the Pacific Northwest
by Timothy Egan
In this mesmerizing book, Egan retraces a journey made in 1853 by Theodore Winthrop, the author of the first national book about the Pacific Northwest. As he travels Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia by unconventional means, Egan reflects on Winthrop's predictions for the northwest, mourns the loss of so much natural beauty, and casts visions of the landscapes that have escaped the march of modern development. Winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award
New Land, North of the Columbia
by Lorraine McConaghy
Snow Falling on Cedars
by David Guterson

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