Tours in Downtown

Explore the Hidden Geology of Downtown Seattle

Geology-Themed Architecture Tour

Seattle

$25 $25

Naturalist David B. Williams takes you through downtown and reveals the billions of years of history infused into the city's architecture

Ghost Tour for Two or Four from Spooked in Seattle Ghost Tours (Up to 63% Off)

Spooked in Seattle Ghost Tours

Multiple Locations

$32 $15

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Tours and events held by ghost hunters take participants through haunted locales and give an inside look into paranormal investigation

Tour of Pike Place Market for Two or Four with Seattle VIP Savings Cards from Public Market Tours (Up to 32% Off)

Public Market Tours

Seattle

$38 $26.50

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Stroll through Pike Place Market’s bustling streets for an hour, exploring its shops and learning about its history

75-Minute Segway Tour of West Seattle or Two-Hour Tour of Downtown from West Coast Entertainment (Up to 61% Off)

West Coast Entertainment

Multiple Locations

$75 $37

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Segways transport groups through Seattle neighborhoods as knowledgeable guides dish facts about passing landmarks and picturesque views

Speakeasy Distillery Tour for One, Two, or 10 from Local Craft Tours (Up to 22% Off)

Local Craft Tours

Seattle

$89 $69

Spirits experts lead private tours that stop at three small-batch distilleries with ample snacks and cocktails along the way

Private Distillery Tour for Two or Hands-On Distilling Day for One at 2bar Spirits (Up to 55% Off)

2bar Spirits

Seattle

$50 $25

Tour the artisinal distillery, or become a worker for a day to help transform local ingredients into handcrafted vodka and whiskey

$249 for a Scenic Boat Tour for Up to Six from Dreamboat Seattle ($600 Value)

Dreamboat Seattle

Eastlake

$600 $249

Completely restored wooden vessel totes groups of six passengers across Seattle waters during scenic tours

Neighborhood Walking Tour for Two or Four from The Fremont Tour (Up to 56% Off)

The Fremont Tour

Solstice Plaza

$40 $19

90-minute tour explores neighborhood as guides intersect facts about sights with mix of public sculpture and improvisational street theatre

$45 for 60–80-Minute Coffee Tour and Tasting for Two at Caffè Appassionato ($89 Value)

Caffe Appassionato Coffee Co

Fisherman's Terminal

$89 $45

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Appassionato's slow roasting process, which turns arabica beans into aromatic, full-bodied coffee blends

$10 Buys You a Coupon for 15% Off a Canal Tour Valued at $275 or More

Cedar Wave Adventures by Sea

Gatewood

$10 $10

For $10, receive a coupon for 15% off a canal tour valued at $275 or more

$141.99 for a Seattle Helicopter Tour for Up to Three from Helicopters Northwest (Up to $270 Value)

Helicopters Northwest

Georgetown

$270 $141.99

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Pilot lifts up to three guests 500–1,000 ft. above Seattle for a 20-minute city-landmark tour

Segway Tour for One, Two, or Four from Segway of Edmonds (Up to 57% Off)

Segway of Edmonds

City Of Edmonds

$75 $37

Learn about Edmonds history or snap pictures of beautiful waterfront sunsets during 90-minute Segway tours along Puget Sound

Walking Tour for Two or Four from I Heart Tacoma Sidewalk Tours (Up to 51% Off)

I Heart Tacoma Sidewalk Tours

Freight House Square by the Light Rail

$60 $30

Tacoma-born tour guide leads guests around his favorite city during historical downtown tours and the foodie-friendly pub and grub crawl

Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride for One or Two, Valid Weekdays or Weekends at Balloon Depot (Up to 14% Off)

Balloon Depot

Snohomish

$189 $175

Licensed pilots guide colorful hot air balloons up into the air at sunrise as passengers drink in views of Snohomish Valley

Distillery Tour for Two or Four with Bottles at Dry County Distillery (Up to 45% Off) 

Dry County Distillery

Downtown

$30 $17

Guests tour facility that crafts small-batch liquors before selecting bottles to take home

Regular Steam-Engine Excursion for Two from Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad and Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad and Museum

Elbe

$62 $31

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Weave through timbered foothills, alongside mountain streams, and across wooden trestles aboard a train led by a historic locomotive

Wine Tour for Two or Four on September 27 and 28 from Chehalis Valley Wine Tour (Up to 51% Off)

Chehalis Valley Wine Tour

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Design your own route through wine country, visiting any of six participating wineries for tastings and tours

Orca Whale-Watching Tour for One, Two, or Four from Mystic Sea Charters (Up to 42% Off)

Mystic Sea Charters

Cap Sante Marina A Dock

$105 $65

Five- to six-hour tour guarantees passengers an up-close view of orca whales as an onboard naturalist shares interesting facts

River Tour and Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six from Triad River Tours (Up to 58% Off)

Triad River Tours

Happy Valley

$158 $79

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Savor local wines and glimpse fall foliage on a tranquil river, where record numbers of salmon are expected to attract numerous bald eagles

$199 for a 45-Minute San Juan Islands Scenic Flight from Westwind Aviation ($267 Value)

Westwind Aviation

Friday Harbor

$267 $199

Scenic tours fly above a group of 172 picturesque islands surrounded by orca whales, located approximately 60 miles northwest of Seattle

Coach Steam-Train Ride to Ruth or Milburn from Chehalis-Centralia Railroad & Museum (Up to 41% Off)

Chehalis-Centralia Railroad & Museum

Chehalis

$14 $8.50

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Steam-train rides cover a route that passes wooded forests, old farmsteads, country homes, and tranquil scenes of nature

Whale-Watching Cruise from Island Mariner (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Island Mariner

Bellingham

$129 $64

70- to 90-mile whale-watching cruise travels around San Juan Islands, launching from marina about 2 miles from I-5, with free parking

Camel Encounter and Segway Tour for One or Two from Camel Safari (Up to 48% Off)

Camel Safari

Bellingham

C$150 C$79

Meet and learn about one- and two-hump camels, play with baby camels, and venture around the farm's grounds overlooking Mount Baker

Winery Tour for Two or Four, or Four-Course Dinner for Two at Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery (Up to 51% Off)

Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery

Wenatchee

$50 $25

Winemakers demonstrate how different varietals are crafted as groups sip on wines; four-course meal includes wine-blending session

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There's a revolution happening in Woodinville, Washington. There's no violence though, unless you count the stomping of grapes. Home to hundreds of boutique wineries, the region is beginning to rival Napa Valley as the United States' biggest wine producer. Woodinville sits at the same longitude as France's wine country, allowing for optimal adult-grape-juice production and the ability to wear a beret with dignity. Barrel Wine Tours, a co-op of Woodinville winemakers, takes guests throughout the community on tours of the distilleries and wineries of these passionate part-time vintners. On a luxury coach, participants ride to four distilleries or wineries, and three-course lunches and wine pairings occur during each tour.

411 University Street
Seattle,
WA
US

While it?s impossible to know what Seattle?s skyline will look like in the future, the Seattle Architecture Foundation hopes that citizens at least have some input and interest in the developments. To do this, the organization arranges a slew of architecture- and design-related walking tours, lectures, youth workshops, and volunteer opportunities throughout the city. Ideally, the activities help people become more informed and enthusiastic about great design and more willing to become involved when the city finally launches into space.

1333 5th Ave
Seattle,
WA
US

Established: 2013

Handicap Accessible: No

Staff Size: 11?25

Parking: Metered street parking

Reservations/Appointments: Recommended

Most popular offering: Walking tour of subterranean Seattle.

Pro Tip: Wear appropriate shoes?you'll encounter a variety of walking surfaces.

Good for Kids: Yes

Walk-ins Welcome: Yes

Q&A with Chuck Russell-Coons, Guide

What sets your business apart from your competition?

The smaller size of our groups and our focus on history. We limit our groups to 22 persons which allows our guides to tailor information to guest's areas of interest. Other companies may have groups twice as large.

What was the inspiration for starting this business?

We were founded by four tour guides who wanted to share their passion of local history with smaller groups, and in a greater variety of underground spaces. All of our guides have previously worked as tour guides in the Pioneer Square neighborhood.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

Is this the original Underground Tour? No. Beneath the Streets is a new tour that visits the areaways under the sidewalks in Pioneer Square. These spaces are commonly referred to as underground, although as you'll discover on the tour, they are actually Seattle's original ground level. You may be thinking of Bill Speidel's Underground Tour. The Beneath the Streets tour visit similar spaces.

What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a customer?

"This is a great alternative to the traditional underground tour. The group was small so we could hear the guide, see the spaces and hear the questions and answers. I learned Seattle history I did not know about and enjoyed seeing different underground spaces. Everyone on our tour - locals and visitors loved the tour. I highly recommend it." -July 5, 2013 Trip Advisor review.

What?s your favorite part about your job?

Seeing the aha moment on guests' faces as they realize how the underground spaces they are in were created more than 120 years ago. Taking folks below ground and back in time to see, feel, and touch the Seattle of the the 1890's.

102 Cherry Street
Seattle,
WA
US

A sidewalk patio with shaded seating flanks Cafe Bengodi's corner façade, appealing to passersby with promises of authentic Italian cuisine and al fresco dining. Chefs deliver on this promise by doling out antipasti rich with cheeses and salamis, then cooking mounds of homemade pastas and fresh Neapolitan pizzas. Espresso, beer, and wine accent the meal and allow patrons to propose toasts as a subtle way to drop a hint that they need a new toaster.

700 1st Ave
Seattle,
WA
US

Charles Mickelson knows Seattle so well, he can unearth trolls hiding under its bridges—specifically, the Fremont Troll, an 18-foot-high stone troll statue nestled beneath the Fremont Bridge. This is just one of the landmarks that Charles’s company, Seattle Qwik Tour, showcases on its signature 90-minute mini-coach tours. Their tour routes also pass the Space Needle, the Central District, and Viretta Park, one of Kurt Cobain’s old haunts. As the group rolls through the city, passengers learn statistics and historical tidbits from their guides while snapping photos of the scenery during periodic stops.

200 Pike St
Seattle,
WA
US

Chocolate lovers unite at the Northwest Chocolate Festival, an annual event dedicated not just to eating chocolate in its many forms, but to tracking its journey from cocoa bean to confection. Visitors hone their expertise through seminars on trade equity and cocoa farming, chocolate-making workshops led by confectioners, and tastings where palates learn to distinguish between milk chocolate and a chocolate bar clumsily forced inside a milk jug. A portion of the proceeds from the event benefits local nonprofits aligned with the festival?s mission. Recipients are announced yearly.

800 Convention Place
Seattle,
WA
US