Explore Seattle's top attractions on foot
Visit Pike Place Market, Space Needle and Seattle Center area
Visit Queen Anne Hill, Gas Works Park and Lake Union House Boats
Admire the amazing panoramic view of the city and Elliot Bay below
Best of Downtown Seattle:
After your guide picks your group up from either the cruise terminals, any of Seattle's hotels or Sea-Tac Airport, we'll start with Seattle's most historic landmark Pike Place Market. Your guide shares the Market's history and steers you to shops and eateries that would interest you. You'll have 45 minutes to browse the many stalls for edible delicacies, watch the fishmongers toss their slippery merchandise, visit the "original Starbucks" you'll also learn why this isn't actually the original.
Maybe our next stop is actually Seattle's most famous landmark, the Space Needle. If time permits, take your group to the Observation Deck for outstanding views of the city or visit one of the other interesting attractions located in the Seattle Center, such as the Museum of Pop Culture, the Seattle Children's Museum, the Chihuly Glass Museum or the Pacific Science Center. You'll have about 45 minutes to explore the venue of your choice.
Seattle Views to Remember:
We'll visit Queen Anne Hill, known for its 19th-century homes along with an amazing panoramic view of the city and Elliot Bay below. In case you didn't make it up to the Observation Deck at the Space Needle, the view from up here is the next best thing. On a clear day, you'll also get a great view of snow-capped Mt. Rainier, a sight cherished by Seattle residents.
Next, we'll move on to a very unique place, Gas Works Park, located on the North Shore of Lake Union. This is the perfect spot to see a microcosm of Seattle's industrial past and its gleaming glass and steel present. As we contemplate Seattle in the early 20th century, we'll watch seaplanes taking off and landing and check out Lake Union's famous houseboat communities. Fans of Sleepless In Seattle will recognize this as the place where Tom Hanks' character and his son lived in the movie.
Drop-Off or Transfer:
After this exciting half-day tour, your guide will drop you off at any of the following: back to your Seattle hotel, Sea-Tac airport or the cruise terminal. If you need to head somewhere else outside of Seattle, just let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate you.