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Time for Thankgiving

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Still wondering what to do this Thanksgiving?

You still have time to signup for our Rail to Skamania Tour.

We pick you up in The Seattle area with our motorcoach

Board Amtrak’s Cascades train to Vancouver Washington where our coach will meet us an off we go

to the beautiful Skamania Lodge overlooking the Columbia River

Lunch, Thanksgiving dinner and Breakfast are included

The next day we will board Amtrak back to Seattle and return you to your pickup location

What are you waiting for!!

Get it together and spend your Holiday being waited on rather than waiting.

Call us at 206-935-6848 or check our website

Sept 25 2007 Harrison Sand Sculptures

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Just wanted to say thanks for another great trip!
I got to go on the Harrison Sand Sculpture day trip - it was great!
Sheri and Everett handled our group and the day wonderfully!
V. C. Robinson

Tour Update

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Fall is here WEATHER your are ready for it or not! Winter temperatures are even sneaking into our local reports. Now is the time to plan your getaways. If you are thinking about our New England Fall Foliage tours you will have to wait until next years as they are all sold out for 2007. But not to worry because Alki Tours still has space on some great choices for your Fall/Winter escape.

For the warmer side you might want to join one of these tours:

Coast Stalight Rail Sail – November or January departures – One of our most popular winter getaways heading south to California and including a 4 day cruise.

Branson Country Christmas Nov 28 – Dec 3 2007. This is a must see, full a spectacular shows including the Andy Williams Christmas show

A Smoky Mountain Christmas December 8-14 2007 – Yes we have just added an extra day at no additional cost so we can have more time at Dollywood. This has not even been anounced yet…so you heard it first on this Blog.

For some great winter scenic tours these can’t be beat!

The Sleeping Lady and Leavenworth Tree Lighting – Various dates in December

Christmas Markets in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France December 4-12 2007 – this is a SCREEAMING DEAL as it is booked using last years pricing. It is sure to go up by at least 20% next year.

For New Years try one of our popular New York or London packages.

These are just a few of the tour we offer over the winter so call 1-800-895-2554 and request a free brochure or visit our web site at

We hope to see you on tour soon


The Staff at Alki Tours

New York Aug 28 – Sept 4 2007

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I would like to compliment your company on a very well planned and executed trip to New York City. Your guide, Ursula Pfeffer was fun and energetic and very knowledgeable about the city. We enjoyed her company. The only disappointment in the entire program was the “Night Illumination” tour Sat, Sept. 1 for which we paid an additional $47. The local guide “Zoie” was shrill, giggly and brought her fiance along to “watch me at work”. The real problem was those of us who could not see out the front windows of the bus could not see the tall structures she was pointing out, as the roof of the bus blocked our vision. We drove around in the dark a lot, listening to her describe buildings and places we could not see. The view from the Top of the Rock was the saving feature of the evening. Other than this jaunt however, we were extremely pleased with our tour and would not hesitate to recommend it.

Emily Hollingworth

NAEOP Post Conference Alaska Cruise July 22-29 2007

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Dear Tyson -

I have been out of town since returning from the NAEOP cruise to Alaska and just haven’t had a minute to write but now that I have, I wanted to THANK YOU for a wonderful cruise and actually, a wonderful conference tour package.  I have heard so many great comments about you and Alkitours.  I couldn’t be more pleased!  People from all over the nation were pleased with the personal touches that you, Louis and Ursula provided for them.  As a conference chairman for a National Conference, I couldn’t be more pleased.  You were all EXTRA-ordinary!!!  Thank you so much!!!!

Peter and I would really like to be kept informed about your planned excursion to Greece.  That’s a place we have always wanted to visit and hope to go with you.  Please let us know the planned dates, etc. so we can make arrangements to join you.

Thanks again, Tyson, for a wonderful experience with Alki Tours!!  You’ll never know how much it means to know ‘my people’ were so well taken care of by the staff there.


Kathy Lech

2007 NAEOP Conference Chairman

NAEOP Conference July 14-21 2007

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I attended the NAEOP conference in July in Seattle and just wanted to thank your company for the great tours.  I took the Blake Island Tour and the tour to Victoria and both were fantastic, on time, well-planned, and we had great tour guides.  I thoroughly enjoyed the tours and thank you for a wonderful activity during my leisure time.
Mimi Pike

Alaska Cruise July 22-29 2007

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Hi All:

We just returned from a great cruise on the Norwegian Peal to Alaska! We had a lot of fun starting with our arrival in Juneau. We toured the Mendenhall Glacier – the world’s only “drive-up” glacier, and then went to the Gold Creek Salmon Bake. The next day in Skagway brought beautiful weather and a fun visit to this 1898 Gold Rush town. We had a summit tour, a sunny flight over Glacier Bay, and many people on the famous White Pass & Yukon Railroad. The next day we cruised the magnificent tidewater glaciers of Glacier Bay. Any cruise here is great as you have a National Park Service Ranger onboard for the day for commentary and presentations. Our next day was to the buzzing community of Ketchikan – lot’s of activity and Alki Tours arranged a fun city tour including a visit to see some wonderful native totems and clan house carvings. Our last port of call was an evening call to Victoria. It was Saturday night and perfectly timed for a visit to Butchart Gardens and their Saturday night fireworks. The ship was a lot of fun and had lots of specialty restaurants to choose from. I went Italian every night except one night at the Steakhouse. Both were great, but the Italian restaurant was like being back in Italy. All for now, see you on a train, plane, or bus soon! Tyson

Salt Springs Island June 22 2007

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You are so professional and capable, providing excellent guidance and care on the two tours we’ve taken with you.  Just want to thank everyone connected with such a successful operation.  I will recommend you to anyone I can.

Mavis Norton

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