Private Tour: Seattle Highlights

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Overview

Get up close and personal to the Emerald City on this private sightseeing tour of Seattles highlights. On this personalized tour, decide between must-see attractions including Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square and the Ballard Locks, as well as Chinatown and other diverse neighborhoods that give Seattle its character. Choose from popping into local art galleries, grabbing coffee from the original Starbucks, browsing the vendors at Pike Place, or soaking up sweeping views of Puget Sound, Mt Rainier and the Olympic Mountains from the iconic Space Needle (admission not included). Your private guide will provide commentary on the sights while showing you the best places for food, shopping and entertainment. By the end of the tour, youll know Seattle like a local!

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Know More about this tour

Youll be picked up from your downtown Seattle hotel at your pre-arranged time to start your private sightseeing tour of Seattle. Your friendly, knowledgeable private guide will take you on a comfortable drive by van through the city to the sites of your choosing, offering commentary along the way. Youll have plenty of time to hop out, walk around and soak up the atmosphere of each place on the tour, which can be tailored to suit your tastes.

If you'd like, cruise through Chinatown-International District and hop off to visit Pioneer Square, a historic neighborhood that was once the heart of the citySeattle's founders settled there in 1852. Take a leisurely stroll past charming boutiques, quirky shops and great cafes as your guide points out the Renaissance Revival architecture.

Or choose to head to Belltown, the citys most populated neighborhood, and hop out to explore world-famous Pike Place Market, Seattle's original farmers market home to a ton of vendors offering everything from locally sourced produced and artisan foods to specialty souvenirs and used books. Soak up the buzzing atmosphere as you browse the market and see the famous flying fish. If you like coffee (Seattles most famous drink), cross the street to grab a coffee at the original Starbucks! You can also visit some local art galleries.

Just north of Belltown lies that iconic Space Needle, another possible stopping point on your customizable excursion. You'll have time to hop out here, purchase a ticket, and whiz up to the top floor for incredible 360-degree views of the sparkling waters of Puget Sound, towering Mt Rainier, the Cascade and Olympic Mountains and the Seattle skyline.

After soaking up the views, continue your drive to your next desired location, which could be Queen Anne Hill, a neighborhood that sits on the highest hill in the city. Camera in hand, admire beautiful city views from the lookout point. If you'd like, continue to the Ballard Locks (known formally as the Hiram M Chittenden Locks) at the west end of Salmon Bay. Your guide will explain the engineering feats behind this complex of locks, which links Puget Sound with Lake Union and Lake Washington. Here, youll also see the famous fish ladder, built to allow salmon to pass between fresh and salt water.

Other possible stops include Fisherman's Terminal, the Elliot Bay Waterfront, Safeco Stadium, Qwest Field and Olympic Sculpture Park before heading back to your hotel. By the end of the day, youll know Seattle like a nativeits history, its legends, its many fascinating sights and all the best places for food, shopping and entertainment!

Inclusions for Private Tour: Seattle Highlights

  • Private tour
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions for Private Tour: Seattle Highlights

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Admission to Space Needle

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Comfortable walking shoes and a jacket are recommended

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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7 reviews by the users

  • This tour was outstanding. We were able to get an excellent overview of Seattle and our guide was very accommodating to meet our individual requirements. He adjusted the timing of our stops to allow extra time in places we found especially interesting and even changed the end location so that we could have lunch at a special restaurant near the Aquarium. On another day, we re-visited the city with local friends and found that we were indeed well versed in Seattle lore and were very comfortable in our Seattle Highlights knowledge. Highly recommended.

  • I'm sorry but our tour operator was very rude, He didn't introduce himself and came and spoke to us as though we were kids. We were waiting in our hotel lobby for him for 45 minutes and he came in and said so rudely, I have been waiting for you for so long parked on the main road. We didn't know this as usually they come to the hotel lobby. We only did half the tour and asked to go back to the hotel.

  • Don was our tour guide for Seattle, and he was amazing. It was only Don and the 4 of us, and he made every effort to show us everything, stop when we wanted to take a picture, etc. It was a great and fun experience. Kudos to Don.

  • We were given an overview of Seattle. Our driver was very knowledgeable and friendly. He went out of his way to make us comfortable and to try to show us everything he could in the time allotted. Our problem was that it was a Friday afternoon in Seattle traffic!

  • Don picked us up at our hotel with a comfortable Ford Van. He had spent his whole life in Seattle so he was able to share his knowledge and history of the many neighborhoods we visited. We loved our break at the chocolate factory, especially the sampling, which was encouraged. We were even able to stop at the ballet school where our friends grandson had come for advanced training. At the end of a great morning Don dropped us off for lunch at one of his favorite spots within easy walking distance of our hotel. We were so comfortable with the city after our tour that we ventured out in the afternoon to the Chihouly Garden and Exhibit fabulous under the Space Needle and took the monorail to near Pike Place for dinner at Etta's before ending our beautiful day in Seattle. Thank you Don for a great tour experience, Eileen, Bob, Marcia and Jack

  • Good tour of the city. The vehicle was pretty rough riding though and uncomfortable.

  • It was wonderful. Our tour guide was the best and took us to see the best in Seattle.

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