“Taste of Pike Place Market” or “Walking Food Tour of Pike Place Market” (called different things on the brochure versus the website) was the particular tour we went on. Our tour guide was Jerry, and he was great -a little bit of history, a bit of local trivia, and delicious treats at many different stops. Started the tour with a nice easy paced tea tasting at Vital Tea Leaf LLC that was very informative and delicious. From there it was nearly 3 hours of samosas, truffles, smoked salmon, fresh donuts, chowder…we were pleasantly full and fully satisfied. I would recommend this for tourists and locals alike.
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Carlton was the best tour guide we ever had. He was happy to share his knowledge of Seattle. Highlight was stopping at locks long enough to watch a boat go through. Would definitely recommend this tour and Carlton!
I used Show Me Seattle to book the Boeing tour and I was very pleased with the experience. Our driver Dave (also known as The Elvis Cab Driver) was an awesome tour guide through the city and had a lot of great information and trivia to share with our group. He made the experience fun and educational and I definitely learned a thing or two about this amazing city.
The pick up location was located right in front of Westlake Center in downtown. I was staying in the downtown area so it was only a 10 min walk. But I’ll mention that when booking the tour, you can arrange for hotel pickup if you pay an extra amount on top of your ticket.
The brief tour of the city, the visit to Boeing facility as well as The Future of Flight is all included in your ticket. Well worth it;)
We took the 3 Hour City Tour of Seattle and had Carlton as our guide. He really made the tour great! He knew a TON about the city sites we saw and communicated it very well. All the things he took us to were very interesting and we covered a lot of ground. This was one of our favorite things in our week in Seattle!
Our tour was scheduled for the morning of 9/10/15. While waiting for the van to arrive, we received a call that they were running late due to a theft of their vans during the night. James arrived and was very apologetic and sorry for being late, and told us we were having to go in an old van that was in the back, not being used, and was to be sold. Certainly not his fault. After picking up the others, one of the stops was at the Ballard Locks; Fish Ladder, where people left items in the van and James locked it. When we got back, the key would not open the van. James “borrowed” a sign from a yard and got the door open (replaced the sign), and off we went. A short time later, the van ran out of gas. By this time, most of us were laughing, but poor James was stressed. He called the owner to bring gas. In the meantime, a good samaritan stopped and offered some gas he had in a gas container. It was enough to get us going and James stopped at the next gas station to get more gas, and call the owner. The owner offered to meet us in the fish market and buy lunch, which we did. After lunch, we were off again. James did an excellent job of showing and telling us about places throughout the day, even with all of the things that came up. We would definitely recommend Show Me Seattle Tours to see the city. Thanks again James!!!!!
Show Me Seattle arrived a few minutes ahead of our scheduled pickup and made our getting on board the coach as easy as possible for two ladies with walking and step climbing issues. Our tour guide, Carlton, was both knowledgeable and entertaining! We saw a number of the usual spots and few not expected. Always courteous and friendly, assisting the group as needed. Highly recommend this tour for seeing as much of Seattle as possible in a short period of time!
This tour is exactly what you need to see all of Seattle. We had a great tour guide in Dave who took us everywhere, nothing was too much trouble. The tour lasted about 3 to 4 hours Dave was so enthusiastic and informative about the City. This is a must do tour.
Did the Boeing facility tour on Sept.04.2015 with James. Overall a well organized and fun event, a must if you are fascinated with flight and happen to be in Seattle. James is enthusiastic about aviation and leaves enough flexibility during the tour, so that we had time to watch some aircraft landing and took a drive around to see the test facilities which was amazing! Thumbs up!
Show Me Seattle is a great way to see and learn about the city. Our tour guide, Tavier, was excellent from start to finish. He is passionate about the tour and it showed. His knowledge of the city and places he took us was comprehensive and organized in the time allotted. His platform was comfortable and there was space for questions and answers along the way. There were spots where he parked the bus and we walked a short distance to locations while listening to his fun stories and information. This made for a more interesting experience. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed the tour and highly recommend it.
We would thoroughly recommend a trip with Dave/ Elvis who went ‘above and beyond’ in terms of time and effort. As a way of getting a taste of Seattle, this couldn’t be beaten. We learned more in a few hours about what makes the place tick than we could have learned in days on our own with a guidebook. He is as interesting in himself as some of the things that he shows, which makes it all the better. (Suggest you Google ‘elvis Seattle cab driver’). Pick up and drop off from hotel (or anywhere) is a bonus.