The Pacific Northwest is a place of natural wonder, and Bellevue is the ideal basecamp city to launch all your epic adventures. From waterfalls and mountain biking to kayaking and ziplining to wineries and seaplane adventures, here are all the tours you can take from Bellevue, Washington.


Waterfalls & Wine

May - October

Waterfalls are sensational, and the Pacific Northwest is home to more waterfalls than anywhere else in North America. Take a trip on the new Water & Wine Tours launched from Bellevue, Washington to explore some of the most talked about falls in the region with some very knowledgeable local guides. 

Run by Compass Outdoors, the tour picks up and drops off at hotels in Bellevue. The first stop is at a trailhead about 20 minutes from Bellevue, where you'll experience a truly forested, mild hike to visit Twin Falls, which has two waterfalls, hence the name. It's only 2.4 miles round trip for a very wonderous scene. You'll also get to visit Snoqualmie Falls, which is familiar for Twin Peaks fans as the waterfall in the opening sequence. Snoqualmie Falls is recognized as sacred by tribes throughout the region, and has always been a place of meeting and joining of worlds.

Along the way, the tour includes an amazing lunch at the South Fork restaurant and a wine tasting experience at a boutique winery nearby. 


Bellevue Lake Washington Tours

Summer

This summer, Visit Bellevue is thrilled to introduce a new tour to explore Lake Washington on an electric boat. In partnership with Duffy Boats NW, this will take you onto the calming waters of Lake Washington as you explore the landscape, surrounding homes, and majestic views. The boat captain will answer all your burning questions about the region and you'll be able to enjoy food, snacks, and beverages during your ride. 

Keep an eye out for this Tours & Sightseeing page for updates on the Duffy Boat adventures on Lake Washington. You'll get to bring your own food and drinks, or order your meals and Washington Wines during booking. The electric boat launches from Meydenbauer Bay Park's marina, where you'll create unforgettable memories with your loved ones on the lake. 

Coming soon! We'll update this page when it's live. Follow @visitbellevuewa on IG for updates too.


Private North Cascades National Park Tours

June - October

There are three national parks surrounding Bellevue, Washington, so there's plenty to explore. The North Cascades is one of the most remote and rugged parks in the United States, and it's nicknamed the "American Alps." From rivers to peaks and lakes, explore the North Cascades on a private day-long tour to get the most of your time here. 

Book with Evergreen Escapes to design your tour of the majestic North Cascades. The day will begin at 7:00 a.m. for an early departure, and they'll pick you up from your hotel in Bellevue. The North Cascades is a place of abundant wildlife, and you'll experience the scale of grandeur of this protected landscape.

From meandering along the forested shores of Diablo Lake to hiking the Cascade Pass for stunning views of some of the largest glaciers, there's so much to explore.

The tour will include a lunch at a scenic vista of your choosing, snacks, and hydration. 


Custom Woodinville Wine Country Tours

Year-round

With over 130 wineries from across the state, Woodinville is the beating heart of Washington wine. Located just 10 miles north of Bellevue, it's the perfect spot to spend a day tasting Washington's wines with a chauffeured tour. 

Run by Butler Wine Tours, you can explore Woodinville with a custom tour to help you navigate all the wine districts there. The tour operator has a fleet of elevated vehicles, ranging from Mercedes-Benz S Class vehicles to Cadillac Escalades to limos, coach vehicles, and sprinters.

The all-inclusive tours with an experienced tour guide provide four hours of door-to-door transportation and tasting fees for three locations. Or, you can design your own.

With producers using fruit from all corners of the state, there’s truly no better way to taste the whole of Washington’s terroir. 


Bellevue Zip Tours 

April - October

Discover how truly Pacific Northwest Bellevue's "City in a Park" identity is with Bellevue Zip Tours, as you enjoy views of Mt. Baker and Glacier Peak as you fly through the old Maple and Douglas Fir forest in town. Experience the 7 zip lines at 80 feet above the ground and you zip through at 35 mph. 

A partnership between Northwest Teambuilding (a Signature Company) and the City of Bellevue, Bellevue Zip Tours is the perfect way to experience the Pacific Northwest's great outdoors. The tour will begin with a lesson on safety, and the guides will help you get all geared up for adventure. The tour can take anywhere from 45 minutes to 2.5 hours, depending on the size and the group. 

For safety, riders much be a minimum of 8 years old and riders 15 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult ride. Make sure you're wearing the right clothing and shoes for this experience for the best time.


REI Tours on Lake Washington

Summer

Lake Washington is the second largest natural lake in Washington, and REI operates two different boathouses in Bellevue for paddleboard, kayak, and canoe rentals. At REI Boathouse on Entai Beach and REI Boathouse at Meydenbauer Bay Park, you can book yourself a guided kayaking tour on Lake Washington during first light or a stand up paddle boarding class, during the summer months.

FIRST LIGHT KAYAK TOUR ON LAKE WASHINGTON

Get an early start on the day and catch the first bit of sunlight as it spreads across the tranquil waters of Lake Washington with REI this summer. After launching your kayaks, you'll paddle along while enjoying views of the Issaquah Alps, the Cascade Mountains, and Mount Rainier. This tour is wonderful for all levels.

STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING ON LAKE WASHINGTON

Spend some time on Lake Washington and learn how to stand up paddleboard (SUP) with the Bellevue and Seattle skylines and surrounding mountains as the backdrop. SUP is one of the best things to do in Bellevue, with the peaceful waters giving way to the perfect conditions for the sport. You'll learn everything from gear and safety to falling and jumping. No experience necessary. 


Seaplane Tours

Year-round

Get the birds-eye view inside a seaplane the next time you're in Bellevue. Located on the shore of Lake Washington, head 15 miles north to Kenmore for lift off. You can take trips to the San Juan Islands, Vancouver, or just enjoy a scenic tour of Lake Washington. Pro tip: This is an excellent way to enjoy the fall foliage in the region.

Run by Kenmore Air, you can enjoy a 25 minute scenic tour of Lake Washington that includes music and narrated highlights with experienced pilot guides. Fly over Seattle's biggest landmarks, the landscape of the Puget Sound, and amazing views of the mountains. 

If you're looking to spend some time on the San Juan islands, this seaplane will dock at the Friday Harbor marina for you to explore the downtown, enjoy a meal, go shopping, or take a whale watching tour on the island.

Because these seaplanes are built for travel, you can totally take one to Vancouver for a day trip too!


Snoqualmie Tunnel Mountain Bike Tour

Spring - Fall

Mountain biking is a big deal around these parts, with Evergreen MTB leading the way to create new trails and manage existing ones. The ride you have to put on your bucket list is the Snoqualmie Tunnel, a famous decommissioned railroad tunnel, with beautiful views of historic trestle bridges, old snowsheds, and nearby peaks.

Ride with Seattle Mountain Bike tours, where they'll take care of all the equipment, snacks, water, and the driving. They'll pick you up from your preferred location in Bellevue for this 6 hour adventure. The tour starts at the trailhead at the Snoqualmie Tunnel, where you'll be outfitted with a helmet, gloves, protective gear, and a top-quality mountain bike.

The pitch-black tunnel is 2.3 miles long and you'll get to end your trip at the spectacular Rattlesnake Lake. Then, enjoy traversing through waterfalls and scenic vistas on a 20-mile downhill ride. At Rattlesnake Lake, you'll enjoy some sensational views of the lake, which is spring-fed by the nearby Cedar River.


Snowshoe and Leavenworth Day Tour

November - February

Tucked among the Cascade Mountains and blanketed in the winter spirit of holiday delight, Leavenworth is a renowned Bavarian town that is a bucket list winter holiday experience. With plenty of snow frosted trees, twinkling lights, and eternal Christmas stores, is a beautiful winter wonderland.

Run by Evergreen Escapes, the Leavenworth tour departs from Bellevue's Embassy Suites by Hilton at a brisk 8:00 a.m. You'll experience a beautiful drive through foothills, mountains, and forested hills as your approach Leavenworth. The tour will start with snowshoeing in the North Cascades in the morning, following coffee and breakfast foods. If you've never done it before, no worries. The guide will provide an intro lesson as you meander through the trail and learn about the mountain eco-system. 

Once you're done, the tour will head to Leavenworth for lunch. Explore the festive streets on your own for a couple of hours and enjoy the iconic holiday light display that attracts visitors from around the world. 

Choose Bellevue as your base camp

Big city amenities. Easy access to mountains, evergreen forests, and beaches. Countless adventures. Stay the weekend.