SKAGIT VALLEY TULIPS & DAFFODILS TOUR
Activity level: easy
People from around the globe visit Skagit Valley to experience the Tulip and Daffodil Extravaganza during March and April. And so should you! Nineteen fields and two gardens come to life painting our valley in the most colorful displays you’ve ever seen. Come see why our Daffodil and Tulip Festivals were voted the top 2016 Spring Trip by National Geographic.
During the Skagit Valley Tulips & Daffodils Tour, we’ll visit the exquisitely arranged tulip gardens at Tulip Town and RoozenGaarde (beginning March 30), both of which also have extensive and multicolored daffodil and tulip fields. Plan on photographing daffodils and tulips to your heart’s content!
You’ll also be driven around the farm roads to the blooming fields so you can take more pictures of the stunning colors displayed by the millions of tulips and daffodils. Look up, you might catch Mount Baker spying down on you or swans and geese flying overhead (early in the season).
Our knowledgeable and friendly local guide will talk about the daffodil and tulip industry in Skagit Valley (and other parts of the world), as well as the origin, history, impact on human cultures, horticulture, farming, varieties and characteristics of these flowers.
We accommodate all walking abilities and rubber boots are loaned when fields are muddy.
Food is available at the gardens, nearby restaurants and the Skagit Valley coop. Or enjoy a delicious salmon barbeque prepared by Kiwanis at the Hillcrest Park Lodge (11 am – 7 pm, April 6-28).
The Tulip Festival Street Fair (in downtown Mount Vernon) runs April 19-21 and is a lot fun! Many other activities and events are scheduled during the two-month-long La Conner Daffodil and Skagit Valley Tulip Festivals.
Official local tour operator and proud sponsor of the 2020 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.
Included: rubber boot rental when fields are muddy.
Not included: entrance fees to tulip gardens (RoozenGaarde $10 (Fri-Sat-Sun) $7 weekdays, 5 & under free; Tulip Town $10 (Fri-Sat-Sun) $7 weekdays, children 6-11 yrs $5, 5 & under free), food, taxes & fees, and gratuity.
Very small group size: 1-5 Adventurers
What to bring: weather appropriate clothing (layers, gloves, hat, rain gear), confortable walking shoes, lunch/snacks & beverage.
Pick-up & drop-off locations: Mount Vernon Amtrak train & bus Station, Anacortes Ferry, hotels, motels, B&Bs, AirBnBs, marinas, residences & Airporter Shuttle locations in Anacortes, La Conner, Burlington & Mount Vernon.
“Thank you Stephanie! We had a great adventure and learned so much about the area and about tulips.” Shannon, Dedra & Hikeda, Oregon & California
“We had a wonderful tour of the tulips. Our guide was very knowledgeable as well as most accommodating and friendly. She felt like a dear friend by the end of the tour. Couldn’t have asked for a better day! We would certainly recommend Skagit Guided Adventures.” Cheryl & Jim, Washington
“Stephanie does an amazing job navigating her way through the tulip fields. She is full of amazing tidbits of information, willing to go the extra mile to make your trip memorable and she thinks of everything, from boots to gloves! I highly recommend her for your Skagit Valley Adventures!” Linda, Ally & Millie, Massachusetts
“Very personalized tour, loved the colors and the inside know how! An experience I won’t forget! ” Margaret, Arizona