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Seattle: 3-Hour City Highlights Tour

Product ID: 86264
Discover the sights of Seattle with a local guide on a tour by roomy minibus of no more than 14 guests. Enjoy an intimate small group tour of the many attractions, such as the site of the world's first Starbucks and the artsy neighborhood of Fremont.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the sights of Seattle with a local guide in just one day
  • Enjoy an intimate tour of no more than 14 people
  • Benefit from great photo opportunities, including from the Kerry Park viewpoint
  • Learn more about the city from your knowledgeable guide
  • Visit iconic locations including Pioneer Square, Pike Place Market, and the International District
Full description
See the sights of Seattle with a courteous and knowledgeable guide, and explore the city like a local. Hear interesting anecdotes and discover little known gems within the unique neighborhoods that make Seattle such a special place to live.

Climb aboard a minivan and drive through the bustling downtown retail district into Pike Place Market. See where the world's first Starbucks coffeehouse opened, and keep a look out for flying fish! Admire the diverse architectural styles as you cruise from the award-winning, ultra-modern public library to the greatest concentration of early 20th-century Romanesque architecture in the USA.

Get an up-close view of side-by-side mega-sports arenas practically across the street from the Port of Seattle. See the International District with its diverse pan-Asian community and artistic presence. Journey past King Street Station and Union Station, and continue to the waterfront before making your way past the Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, and the Experience Music Project Museum (also known as the "Museum of Pop Culture" or "MoPOP").

Go to the Kerry Park viewpoint atop Queen Anne Hill for a picture-postcard photo opportunity. On a clear day, you can see as far as Mount Rainier and experience a vista that will take your breath away. Take an interactive tour of the Ballard Locks and Fish Ladder, and learn about the miraculous lifecycle of Northwest Salmon. Watch as commercial boats navigate through the government locks, where the saltwater of Elliot Bay meets the freshwater of the Cascade Mountains, Lake Union and Washington.

Drive through the artsy neighborhood of Fremont and see the famous Fremont Troll and the statue of Vladimir Lenin from the Cold War-era Soviet Union. Then, make your way back downtown for convenient drop-offs at all downtown attractions or your hotel if you prefer.
Includes
  • Drop-off at downtown Seattle attractions or hotels
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup, if option selected

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 42 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Great overall city tour. Loved the fish ladder. We saw 7 chinook swim

We saw so many places on tour. A great overview. Today I walked to Pike Public Market and patronized Pike Chowder and Joe’s Chocolates on recommendation of tour driver. He did great job on history of New New York. Learned about indigenous people here first and their folklore. Thank you to our great guide, James Girdle.

October 9, 2019

Had a great time, learned lots about the city.

Tour was nice, DC the driver/guide was nice and very informative of the sights and history that you see, and answered question on stuff not tour related. Tour started for us at 9am at pick up location by Wells Fargo, then had to go pick up two couples at 2 hotels, then had to go back by the pick up location at Wells Fargo to pick up the last couple. So tour didnt really get going till 10 am or so, and the two couples that we picked up from hotels were on cruises and had to be back by noon. I think the tour is worth the cost as the guide gives a very good tour when it actually starts and its a good way to see lots of the city if you've never been there before so you can plan on seeing things that you pass by on the tour. Freemont troll is a stop on the tour if there are kids on the tour.

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September 9, 2019

Good tour

Our guide Dave was very good. He knows Seattle, the history of the area and the sea and the area. If you want to "rummage through" the individual sights, it is better to look for a different tour but to get a classification of Seattle, you are in good hands here.

May 19, 2019

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