Seattle is a cultural mecca where technology, nature & the arts intersect to produce a rich tapestry of experiences. We’ve curated the quintessential Seattle experience into a 3 hour intimate tour that’ll explore the many forces that have shaped the city from past to present. Your friendly guide will keep you entertained and informed with stories, facts, favorite places and so much more. Take this tour early on in your Seattle visit in order to benefit from all the information and recommendations!
Start Time9:00AM, 10:00AM & 1:30PM (General Pick-up Only)
Pick-UpAll downtown Seattle hotels except for 1:30pm tour.
Price$65.00 per person with tax
Transport14 passenger touring van
OptionsPrivate tours are available
The tour will begin in Seattle’s bustling downtown core highlighting the Pike Place Market, Seattle Art Museum, Shopping District, & World’s First Starbucks.
Pioneer Square & Stadium District
Seattle’s original downtown is now a 35 square block historic district filled with turn of the century Romanesque architecture, art galleries & trendy restaurants all of which border the sports stadiums for the Seahawks, Sounders and Mariners.
International District & Waterfront
Home to Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korea, Cambodian, and Hmong communities, this neighborhood continues to play a role in Seattle’s multicultural identity. Seattle’s waterfront includes the aquarium, ferris wheel, classic seafood restaurants, funky souvenir shops, historic piers and ferry and water taxi terminals.
Seattle Center & Queen Anne View Point
The Seattle Center is a 72 acre urban park and is the site of the 1962 World's Fair. The home of the Space Needle, Paul Allen’s Experience Music Project, Dale Chihuly’s Garden and Glass exhibition and Pacific Science Center.
Kerry Park on Queen Anne Hill provides a dramatic panoramic photo opportunity of Seattle’s skyline. You’ll also view the spectacular architecture and aesthetic in one of the city’s more exclusive, old-money neighborhoods.
Ballard Locks & Fremont Neighborhood
Opened in 1917 the lock system and ship canal connects the fresh water of lakes Union and Washington with the salt water of the Pacific in Puget Sound. It’s a popular destination for watching boats navigating between the two waterways, it also features a fish ladder for observing the seasonal migration of salmon.
Fremont neighborhood, famous for its outdoor art and nude bicyclists in the Summer Solstice parade is also a microcosm of the challenges Seattle faces as it grapples with growth. This once quirky bohemian artist colony is now transforming into a high tech powerhouse with offices for Google, Tableau and Adobe while remaining true to its artsy roots.
ErinP27: If you are visiting Seattle and have limited time to get to know the city I highly recommend this tour company...
Leigh A.: Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Carlton was the best tour guide we ever had...Would definitely recommend it!
Tracy S.: First of all, Carlton was AMAZING! My teenage boys enjoyed the sites and history everywhere we went. I highly recommend...