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We hope you take the time to explore Seattle and its vibrant neighborhoods. In addition to our organized excursions, consider one of the following tours compiled by Excursions Chair Crystal Sherman Norton.
75 minute (outdoor) walking tour through the Pike Place Market. Sights include the city’s first mortuary, part of an old graveyard, and a former brothel. Open daily; price is $16.50 and up.
Offers four different true crime and ghost tours. Price: from $28 per person, with most beginning at 12:00 noon. Not all tours are offered daily.
Argosy offers boat tours that will meet nearly everyone’s taste: Murder Mystery, Dinner/Dance, Tillicum Village, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, Lake Union & Lake Washington, Elliott Bay, and many more, with prices to meet every budget.
For the Foodies (you know who you are!), try this intimate guided walking food tour of the world famous Pike Place Market. Wednesday through Saturday, about $40, begins at noon. Also offered is a Belltown Restaurant Tour at about $60 (Tuesday through Saturday, 4:00 p.m., 21+ only).
Another good option for Foodies, these mostly walking tours are 2 to 3 hours, and offer a variety of themes, from Chocolate Indulgence, to Booze-n-Bites. Prices are $40 and up, tours offered daily.
Tour Seattle by land and water on a WWII amphibious landing craft. Explore the waterfront, downtown Seattle shopping district, Pike Place Market and historic Pioneer Square. Then, splash into Lake Union. Tours offered daily. Price: $28+ for adults, $17+ for children.
Offered Tuesday through Saturday, Chinatown Discovery Tours is a subsidiary of the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience. Discover the traditions, spirit, and soul of the Chinatown-International District, a unique Seattle neighborhood located steps away from downtown Seattle. Price: $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, $11 for children.
For those 21 and over, this is a 3 hour, 4 bar late afternoon tour, which includes some samples and snacks. Saturdays only, as of this writing. $29.50 in advance, or take your chances as a walk-up ($35 cash only).
Delve into the history and the mystery of Seattle’s obsession with coffee–from the inside story of Starbucks to the emergence of latte art. Offered Thursday through Sunday at 9:50 a.m. , price is $25 booked online, or $30 for a walk-up.
Visit iconic landmarks (e.g. Fremont Troll), historic districts, city woodlands, locks, and Discovery Park, the city’s most spectacular natural preserve. Spot for wildlife and learn the local and natural history, culture and geology of this diverse region. 3.5 hours, includes snacks and refreshments. Offered daily, $75 for adults, $56 for children.
Just outside Seattle lies Woodinville wine country, boasting nearly 100 wineries and tasting rooms. On this half-day quest, visit four award-winning wineries that deliver on elegance but leave the pretense at the door. Meet winemakers, tour wineries and taste fine wine, while our expert guides give a lesson in viticulture. You’ll clean your palate with local meats and cheeses, and shuttle this all-inclusive experience in one of our plush bio-diesel Mercedes vans. Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, over 21 only, 5.5 hours, $125 per person; includes pick-up and drop-off at your downtown Seattle hotel.
Includes Pike Place Market, Space Needle, Seattle Waterfront, Pioneer Square, Chinatown, Floating Bridges, Floating Homes, Sleepless House, Fremont Troll, Fisherman’s Terminal, Locks and Fish Ladder, Sports Stadiums, Experience Music Project, and more. Daily from 9:30 a.m., 4 hours. Adults: $49, Children $39.
This tour is identical to the Sights and Bites tour but features a 1-hour rest stop at the famous Space Needle. Daily from 9:30 a.m., 4 hours. Adults $66, Children $49.
Travel beyond the obvious tourist destinations to the city’s vibrant neighborhoods. A 5-hour tour for small groups of 8 people max; walk 3 to 4 miles. $45 per person (includes bus fare).
Seattle has long been known as one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the United States. Come experience the greener side of Seattle with a two hour tour of downtown Seattle on a legendary Segway Scooter! These scooters are 100% electric, making it one of the most environmentally friendly tours around. $150 per person + tax.(Tour of West Seattle by Segway also available).