Looking for something a bit more structured? Whether your passion is for history, architecture or food, Downtown Seattle has a tour for you. Check out the list below for the city’s top tours – and have fun!
Seattle’s Underground Tour – A leisurely, guided walking tour beneath Seattle’s sidewalks and streets and is by far one of the most popular tours in Seattle. As you roam the subterranean passages of Pioneer Square, once the main roadways and first-floor storefronts of old Downtown Seattle, guides entertain you with the stories our pioneers didn’t want you to hear.
Market Ghost Tour – A walking tour about the ghosts of Pike Place Market and the history of Seattle. This tour has been named one of the top 10 U.S. ghost tours for the past two years by tripadvisor.com. An adult-only version of the tour, called the Lust Tour, is also available on Friday and Saturday nights.
Private Eye on Seattle – Fascinating tour focusing on the great crime history of Seattle. Visits crime scenes involving Ted Bundy and learn about the mysterious deaths of Bruce Lee and Jimi Hendrix.
Seattle Food Tours– The original foodie walking tour through historic Pike Place Market and Belltown, offering friendly and informative tours through many places tourists tend not to adventure. Taste delicious food samples from market legends as you learn about the many colorful characters that have and continue to make it the “heart and soul of Seattle.”
Seattle Bites Food Tours – A 2.5 hour walking tour of Pike Place Market led by local culinary and history enthusiasts. Get an insider’s view of the Market, its history and its colorful merchants all with a “permission to have fun” philosophy.
Savor Seattle Food Tours – Eat your way through town with Savor Seattle Food Tours, ranked #1 for best things to do in Seattle! Each tour offers a large variety of tastings, while visiting 6-10 different specialty food shops, artisans, and neighborhood restaurants. Although the tours differ in geography, duration, and food themes, they all highlight the vibrant stories of the people and places that make Seattle one of the greatest culinary and cultural centers of the world.
Chinatown Discover Tours – Discover the traditions, spirit and soul of the Chinatown-International District. This Asian cultural tour includes a sit-down presentation and a leisurely guided walking tour through the history, and traditions of Seattle’s past and present Chinatown-International District neighborhood.
Let’s Tour Seattle – Select from a wide variety of Seattle bus tours including pre- or post-cruise options and the popular four-hour Seattle Sights and Bites tour, the highlight of many sightseeing excursions.
Public Market Tours - Get an insider’s look at the “soul of Seattle.” Hear its fascinating stories – past and present. See fish fly, seasonal produce stands, and hardworking flower growers that make the Pike Place Market famous.
Ride the Ducks of Seattle – Tour Seattle by land and water on a World War II amphibious landing craft. Experience sightseeing fun from a duck’s eye view while you travel through Downtown Seattle’s neighborhoods including the Waterfront, Retail Core, Pike Place Market and historic Pioneer Square. Then, splash into Lake Union to continue the tour!
Seattle By Foot – Choose from a City Tour, Coffee Crawl or Pub Crawl of Downtown Seattle. These are walking tours, so make sure you wear comfortable shoes and don’t forget your umbrella!
Seattle Architecture Tours – Through entertaining and informative guided walking tours, Seattle Architecture Foundation (SAF) awakens people to the profound influence of the built environment surrounding them and gives visitors an in-depth look into Seattle’s unique architectural history.