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 3 - 4 Hour Seattle City Tour

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icon3 to 4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Capture the very best of Seattle on this city tour by bus. Your itinerary for the day includes many must-see spots, including Pike Place Market, the Central Waterfront, the Space Needle, and the locally sculpted Fremont Troll. Plus, this tour operates with a maximum of 15 people, ensuring you’ll enjoy a small-group experience from your expert guide.
  • Discover the best of Seattle on a comprehensive bus tour
  • See the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, and the Seattle Great Wheel
  • Enjoy a personalized experience during this small group tour
  • Pickup and drop-off included from centrally located meeting points
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Pick Up Locations: The Westin, Hyatt Regency, Sheraton, Fairmont.
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Gratuities

Departure Point

1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

Tour bus will arrive on Westlake Avenue in the rear or the Westin just outside of the Valet Area.

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Get picked up by bus from a centrally located meeting point in Seattle. Numbers are limited to 15 people on this tour, ensuring you'll spend an intimate day with a small group of like-minded explorers. Plus, your guide has lived in the Pacific Northwest for over 30 years, so they really know the best spots to show you, as well as the quickest ways to maneuver around the city.

Pass through Chinatown (also known as the International District), Pioneer Square, and Waterfall Garden Park. Sports enthusiast will be happy to know Safeco Fields and CenturyLink Field are both go-tos on this tour. Safeco Fields is where MLB’s Seattle Seahawks play their home games, and CenturyLink Field is the stomping ground for the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks.

Moving on, see Pike Place Market, the Central Waterfront, Chihuly Glass Garden, Queen Ann Hill’s Kerry Park Viewpoint, and Lake Union. Make a pit stop at the Space Needle to take photos, and view the Fremont Troll sculpture up close.

After all the fun, enjoy a relaxing ride back to the original departure point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Pioneer Square
Seattle Original Neighborhood, Historical District, Stop for photos at Waterfall Garden Park, Seattle first Fire Station, and Home of a famous parcel delivery company.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Pike Place Market
The Farmers Market is too busy to stop as it takes at least a couple hours to see it. We can let you off at the location after the tour, just let us know.
Stop At:  
Space Needle
World Famous Space Needle 5-10 minutes for photos, we can let you off here at the end of the tour, just let us know.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Lake Union
Yes, there will be a quick stop for photos to see the most floating homes in the United States. Remember Sleepless in Seattle Tom Hanks lived in a floating home, in the movie that is.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Kerry Park
This is the best view of the Space Needle/Downtown Area, If the weather is clear you will get a beautiful photo of Mount Rainier or as the First Nations call it Mount Tacoma. 10 - 15 minutes.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Museum of Pop Culture
The Museum in next to the Space Needle, so you can get a photo or get dropped off here at the end of the tour. (see Space Needle)
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Fremont Troll
The Fremont Troll, this is not a guaranteed stop as there isn't much room to stop and is patrolled by traffic cops and complaining neighbors.
Stop At:  
Chinatown International District
You will be driven through Chinatown/Japan Town, and if drank too much coffee that morning, perhaps the Panama Hotel will be a stop, so you can use the Facility. This is the 1st designed Japanese building in Seattle and there exist luggage left behind from the Japanese as they were force from their homes during the War. This is the hotel from the book: Hotel On The Corner of Bitter & Sweet.
Duration: 7 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Waterfall Garden Park
Waterfall in the middle of Pioneer Square
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
CenturyLink Field
Home of Seattle Seahawks
Pass By:  
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Glass Art
Pass By:  
Amazon Spheres
The Home of Amazon.com and the first Amazon no pay grocery store.
Stop At:  
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
The Ballard Locks are what the locals call it. If it is the right time of year, you will see salmon returning to the fresh water lakes where they were born to spawn. Possibly seals & a sealion on two, sometimes Eagles are hunting for fish & bird eggs, hence nesting Blue Herons perched high in trees on giant nest. Wild Kingdome meets Seattle.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Lenin Statue
Statue of Vladimir Lenin, Communist Russian Dictator
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • We do NOT pick up at airport hotels, take the light rail to Westlake Station and walk 1.5 blocks to the Westin Valet Loading Zone on Westlake Avenue.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Puget Sound Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 3 - 4 Hour Seattle City Tour?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by 3 - 4 Hour Seattle City Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during 3 - 4 Hour Seattle City Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 3 - 4 Hour Seattle City Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by 3 - 4 Hour Seattle City Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during 3 - 4 Hour Seattle City Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers.

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Traveler Tips


  • "The A/C stop working half way thru our tour which may it uncomfortable." See review
  • "Ask him all the questions you want, he will have the answer." See review
  • "I would highly recommend this tour to everyone who visits Seattle!" See review

Reviews

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star-5
Informative and fun!
kathyfinley2013
, Sep 2021
Earl is so enthusiastic he made the entire trip worthwhile. Loved the view of the city from Queen Anne hill. Great photos of city skyline from here. Earl includes history, personal interest info and tips of other places to see as we drove to different stops.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Kathy thanks for the review, that was a nice day considering the mountain only shows itself 88 days per year. I appreciate the shout out, say hi to Jim. Earl
star-5
Wonderful Introduction to Seattle
Susmita_M
, Sep 2021
Amazing tour! Earl was very entertaining and knowledgeable. He also accommodated us when he could like stoping at locations when asked. We would highly recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Susmita, thanks so much for the review, I appreciate it. Tell your mother thanks as well. Earl
star-5
The Iconic Space Needle
Cindie_A
, Sep 2021
Seeing the Seattle skyline snd Troll Bridge. The view from the needle is amazing day or night. This IS my 2nd tour. I had no idea they were not all the same. Guide was amazing, tour was great.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you Cindie, you gave me one of the best comments ever, "I had no idea they were not all the same". Bless you for that. Earl
star-5
Excellent city tour
Nancy_R
, Sep 2021
The tour was fabulous! Earl is funny, smart, entertaining and extremely accommodating. Recommend this tour for anyone wanting to see and get a good feel for Seattle.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Awesome review! I like your description of me, I might have to take a screen shot. Thanks so much Nancy and tell Ann hello. Earl
star-5
Don’t miss a tour with Earl.
Rebecca_O
, Sep 2021
Never have we had a great tour and guide . A “3 Hour Tour” and it did not end like Gilligan! Informative, definitely FUN. Highly recommend!!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
hahaha, thank God it did not end like Gilligan, Thanks Rebecca, hope the light rail got you and your crew back to hotel just fine. Earl
star-5
Very entertaining and chill driver made for an unforgettable and great experience!
Michael_H
, Sep 2021
Loved spending the morning on this tour. I think it's always a great idea to take a city tour on arrival. The best way to become oriented and learn what to revisit. enjoyed very much!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Mike thanks for the shout out of support for the tour, I like chill description, I don't get called chilled to often. Thanks for taking the tour, most appreciated.
star-5
Great tour
Donna_V
, Sep 2021
Earl was a great guide. Informative and funny. I really got my money’s worth! I would recommend this tour to anyone who doesn’t have time to explore the city in depth
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Donna it was a pleasure having you and Susan on the tour, MONEY'S WORTH, that is my objective when giving the tour. I appreciate the review. Earl
star-5
Awesome!
William_S
, Sep 2021
Earl was informative having lots of knowledge about the area. He made the tour so much fun with sharing great stories and with his large personality, he kept us laughing. Loved every minute of the tour!
star-5
An unexpected great experience
Catherine
, Sep 2021
Earl! He was personable and went above and beyond my expectations. Very knowledgeable of the history of the city and all around a fun guy. 100 stars in my book.
star-5
Excellent Tour
Tiffany_W
, Sep 2021
Excellent tour! Earl was very knowledgeable, fun and friendly. I can say this was probably the best tour guide I have had so far and I've done a lot of tours in many states. Earl loves what he does and this makes this the perfect tour. He takes the time to personally know you which makes the trip even more memorable.

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