Guided tour

Seattle: 3-Hour City Highlights Tour

4.8 / 5

70 reviews

Seattle: 3-Hour City Highlights Tour

From US$ 65.98 per person

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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Please contact Show Me Seattle to verify your hotel is in the pickup zone and to confirm pickup time. If you don't see your hotel on the list of options, please contact the local partners to verify your hotel is in the pickup zone. Please be ready in the lobby 5 minutes before pickup time and allow a 10 minute window for traffic and prior pickups.

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
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Outside Wells Fargo Bank, 1620 4th Ave Ste 1, Seattle, WA 98101.

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    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 70 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.5/5
    • Transportation
      4.6/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Safety
      4.9/5

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    DC was our tour guide. I can’t say enough good things about him! He was so knowledgeable about present day Seattle, and also its remarkable history. DC is a former Navy man and high school teacher. He has done his “homework” preparing to be a travel guide. He was professional, friendly, and excited to show us his Seattle. You can’t go wrong with DC’s tour.

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    October 16, 2021

    Initially, I thought 3 hrs. would be too long, but as it turned out, it wasn't. DC was our tour guide, and he is very knowledgeable about the city, especially seaport and fishing industry. We enjoyed the interactive nature of the tour and thought it was a good overview if the city. We felt is was well worth the price.

    September 20, 2021

    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

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