and After the 2001 AGM
Tours - Seeing and Enjoying the Pacific Northwest
The Puget Sound JASNA chapter has joined with Convention Services Northwest tour company to plan and conduct visits and tours to area highlights, especially those of interest to fans of Jane Austen. All tours will be offered either before or after the conference. Please note that registration materials for these tours will be included in the registration packet mailed to all JASNA members in spring, 2001.
You’re invited to:
four-hour overview of Seattle, this bus tour visits the Waterfront
with its shops and restaurants, historic
Pioneer Square with its 1900’s architecture and art galleries,
continues through the International District with its Pacific
Rim/Asian cultural emphasis. Then
it’s on to Lake Washington and the dramatic University of Washington
first stop will be watching the salmon ladder at the Hiram Chittenden
Locks, where salmon maneuver from the salty Puget Sound waters to
freshwater Lake Union, returning to their parent streams to spawn. The next views from Magnolia Bluff are breathtaking and
then the final stop at famous Pike Place Farmers Market, an eclectic
mix of farm produce and flowers, crafts and wonderful souvenirs from
the Emerald City. There
may be optional stops for Seattle’s famous coffee. Cost,
An evening full of authenticity and traditional Native American culture, this Tillicum Village tour cruises from Seattle’s Pier 56 to Blake Island Marine State Park and Tillicum Village. After viewing the inner harbor of Elliott Bay, you’ll visit “Puget Sound of the Past” -- Tillicum’s Indian ceremonial longhouse, potlatches, war canoes, and Indian art. The native “Longhouse” remains one of the Northwest’s most natural settings to achieve the true Native American experience.
The traditional Northwest feast begins with
steamed clams and nectar, followed by a buffet featuring alder-smoked
salmon and Indian bread. Following the meal, the narrator tells
of Indian land and customs while Northwest National American
performers portray their ancient folklore through a series of costumed
dances, with the lush wilderness scenery as a backdrop. The
island itself is the birthplace of Chief Sealth, whose name, though
changed, marked the pioneering late-1800s town of Seattle. Cost, $77.
acres of the Bloedel Reserve was created to provide an opportunity to
enjoy nature through quiet walks through what was once the private
home of the Bloedel Family, and includes gardens and 83 acres of
second growth forest. Following
the guided tour through the reserve and bird sanctuary, the group will
visit one of the top garden spots in the U.S -- Kiana Lodge – so
named as the “Garden of the Gods.”
Built in the 1920’s by the Seattle Beach and Country, it is
on a beautiful waterfront with lagoon on one side and Puget Sound on
lunch of Northwest classics, clams, and salmon, stroll to Moose Lodge,
with the largest collection of Native American baskets from throughout
the Northwest and California. Cost, $65.
a rare opportunity to look inside the Seattle Pike Place Market from
the professional chef’s point of view.
Follow a chef from one of Seattle’s acclaimed restaurants
through the famous working market: Take an educational market shopping
tour, learn what to look for in seasonal fruits, vegetables and fish,
then go behind the scenes in a kitchen tour.
course, the group will enjoy the delicacies that have been prepared at
a sample luncheon, as well as take home favorite recipes.
Moderate walking is required; cost $99.
what was once a busy port to Indians, British, Scottish, American and
Chinese traders, is a charming city of flowers, afternoon tea and the
provincial capital of Victoria, British Columbia.
This full day outing zips in 2 ½ hours by Victoria Clipper to
Victoria, arriving at the architecturally distinguished Inner Harbour,
ringed by the magnificent Empress Hotel, Parliament Building, Royal
London Wax Museum, and Crystal Garden conservatory.
is a walker’s delight with flower-filled streets, charming alleys
and grand old buildings. The afternoon is on-your-own strolling, visiting antique
shops, pubs and tea rooms, or experiencing the grand Butchart Gardens,
double-decker buses, or high tea at the Empress (reservations
required.) Return is by the Clipper.
enchanting as its famous French cousins, Chateau St. Michelle Winery
has been named “Best of the Best American Wineries” and has won
coveted awards and honors for their fine wines.
Nestled on 87 acres and surrounded by formal gardens, trout
ponds and lush shrubs and flowers, this cultured Chateau is visually
this private tour of the 140,000 square foot winery and wine-making
process, the “sniff, swirl, and slurp” method of wine tasting will
be demonstrated as visitors sample the famous wines.
The 3-hour tour cost is $28.
Seattle is one of the only U.S. cities to
boast a thriving community of floating homes such as shown in the Tom
Hanks’ film “Sleepless in Seattle.” Although the early
houseboats were simple, today many are elaborate and a novelty of the
wealthy, selling for $650,000+. Houseboat
living includes a special camaraderie where neighbors have a block
party and traditional “stringer” food buffet when it’s time for
volunteer divers to swap out rotting logs, on which the boats anchor.
To view these homes, this cruise on a private
chartered vessel will sail from bustling Lake Union through the
Montlake Canal to picturesque Lake Washington, all with Seattle or the
City of Bellevue in the skyline.
The 3-hour cruise cost is $53.
Harvard/Belmont neighborhood, on Seattle’s North Capitol Hill, is
rich in distinctive residences, special apartment buildings, and
cultural facilities. Constructed
in the early 1900’s, it’s distinguished by curving tree-lined
streets, and significant city landmarks including the Leary residence,
St. Mark’s Cathedral, Cornish College of the Arts, and the Daughters
of the American Revolution Building.
The 3-hour walking tour cost is $49.
Dolled Up: Museum
of Doll Art, High Tea at the Sorento
extraordinary Rosalie Whyel’s Museum of Doll Art is one of the
world’s finest collections of dolls, teddy bears, toys and
miniature human replicas, over 700 in all, are in hundreds of sizes,
shapes and colors – each with a unique purpose.
Others mimic personalities from the Royal Family to Elvis and
the visit to this delightful museum and gardens in nearby Bellevue,
the tour returns to the fine Sorrento Hotel in downtown Seattle for traditional afternoon tea of scones,
sandwiches, and sweet delicacies.
The 4-hour tour cost is $55.