Washington’s first wine grapes were planted at Fort Vancouver by the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1825. By 1910, wine grapes were growing in many areas of the state, following the path of early settlers. Today Washington has an incredible 13 American Viticulture Areas. Here you will taste award-winning wines right from the source and often poured by the wine-maker. The region contains the first AVA (American Vitacultural Area) - Yakima Valley AVA, which originated in 1983. Now, the over 240 wineries in Washington Wine Country include grapes from the regional AVA’s of Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Yakima Valley, Red Mountain, Rattlesnake Hills, Horse Heaven Hills and Naches Heights. Viviani is proud to offer the best of the best when it comes to event planning in Washington.
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Private Seattle Tour
Seattle sits in the Northwest corner of the United States, nestled between majestic mountains, lush forests, and wondrous waterways, making it one of America’s most beautiful cities.
Seattle began as a logging town over a hundred years ago, but now is more famous as the home of Microsoft, Amazon.com, and Starbucks. It presents a variety of interesting contrasts between the old style town built on sweat and the new town built on silicon and coffee beans. Tour duration is 10AM to 3PM.
Private Wine Excursions
Many don’t realize it but Washington’s wine industry dates all the way back to 1825. Today, with 13 AVA’s, Washington is a force to be reckoned with in the world of wine. Allow us to bring you deeper into this burgeoning wine region.
Our usual day of wine tasting consists of 3 hand selected wineries, often not open to the public. Taking you beyond the ordinary wine tour, deeper into the true experience of what a vineyard experience should be.
Seattle Bike Tour
Our guides are Seattleites who will share the insights and history of a city experiencing transition and change. See and hear about Seattle as it was- and learn about the rapid changes taking place every day.
The tour start is conveniently located within walking distance of most downtown hotels and in minutes will have you rolling through scenic, historic downtown neighborhoods where you will enjoy fantastic urban views, the mountains in the distance, and interact with friendly Seattle residents.
The Caffeinated City Tour
Our most popular combo; Seattle’s Original Coffee Crawl and our Scenic Emerald City Tour! Begin in Seattle’s “soul,” the Pike Place Market, and then venture to some of the city’s most breathtaking viewpoints.
Gape before timeless towers and saunter onto surprising rooftop terraces, all the while snapping enviable photos and sampling different coffee roasts and blends.
Half Day Walkabout Tour
This 4-hour itinerary includes highlights of several downtown districts plus vibrant Capitol Hill. We’ll stop for sandwiches at a popular neighborhood eatery and visit one of the city’s premier independent coffee-houses.
From skyscrapers to Old World mansions, this tour is an insider’s look at what makes Seattle so uniquely appealing. Tour is 4 hours long with lunch, coffee and transportation fees included.
Seattle Bites Tour
Sink your teeth into a generous helping of intriguing tales and delicious food! The acclaimed Seattle Bites Food Tours takes you behind the scenes of the historic, 100 plus year old Pike Place Market, recognized as America’s best farmer’s market and the epicenter of Seattle’s lively food culture.
Out of town visitors and Seattle locals alike will be fascinated to meet the unique and animated merchants that give the market its captivating personality, from charming specialty mom and pop eateries, to one of a kind artisan food shops to the beloved neighborhood cafes.
Luxury Hotels & House Rentals
From rustic bed & breakfasts in wine country to the contemporary luxury that cities like Seattlehave to offer, the range of accommodations in Washington is sure to have the right fit for you.
Booking through Viviani usually allows for special upgrades, hotel credits and welcome packages. Just let us know your tastes and we’ll find the right fit for you.
Pre & Post Cruise Adventures
If you find yourself with extra time to fill before or after your cruise stop in Portland, then allow us to put together a shore excursion that will keep the fun going.
We can pick you up right from the ship, take your group out for a private tour of the surrounding area and then bring you back right on time. Tour rates vary, depending on activity chosen.
Private Luxury Transportation
From luxury sedans to 50 passenger coaches, we have all your transportation needs covered. Here are some examples vehicles we offer:
Lincoln Town Car
Bentley Flying Spur
10 Passenger Limo
15 Passenger Stretch Limo
40 Person Luxury Coach
and many more options...
Meeting professionals rely on Viviani as the premiere local DMC with an insight into unparalleled options to assist them to create the perfect program. Our experienced and qualified planners are confident and recognized as experts in the area.
From team building activities and adventures, to private group wine tastings and specialty dinners at unique venues, we will ensure your company gains a productive and stellar experience while meeting your objectives.