A city is a place of tremendous variety, usually constructed upon rock ‘n’ roll. Plumb the secret depths of Seattle with today's Groupon, which offers you a choice of two tours from Gray Line of Seattle:
- $13 for a Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Tour (a $23 value, including tax). This Groupon will give you access to the Hop-On Hop-Off tour for two days. See the sidebar to the right for all eight pick-up/drop-off locations.
- $19 for a 3.5-hour City Sights Tour with an 8:30 a.m. departure (a $38 value, including tax)
The 2010 tour season ends October 31, and the 2011 season begins May 15. Today's deal expires June 30, 2011.
Gray Line's Hop-On Hop-Off Tour buses depart every 30 minutes from eight centrally located stops, making it easy to take in the sights of Seattle at your own pace. Bound along the waterfront. Watch the bus stop for flying-fish crossings at Pike Place Market. Dangle from the ledge of the Space Needle while your silent-movie villain fiancé cackles maniacally. Take to the stage at the opera house and belt out your favorite aria from Final Fantasy VI. Sports fanatics, meanwhile, can exit at Pioneer Square—the home of the Seahawks and the hospice of this season's Mariners. When you finish, simply hop aboard the next bus and you'll be whisked off to the downtown shopping district or Belltown or whatever your next destination is without the hassle of finding a sitter for your car.
To really get under the city's skin without digging elaborate tunnels and angering the city's moleman population, the City Sights Tour ventures beyond the core of downtown, departing at 8:30 a.m. in a single-decker vehicle. Along with stops in the Asia-infused International District and the public-art-congested Fremont, you'll get to merpeople-watch from the underwater viewing room at the Hiram Chittenden Locks. Gray Line's tour guides will also treat you to a taste, smell, and feel of coffee beans as they are transformed from raw beans into roasted morning potion and beyond (depending on how much you sample). Tour groups will also visit one of Seattle's oldest glassblowing studios, where local artisans huff and puff heirloom-quality collectibles into being. Whether you just arrived to the Emerald City or have lived here long enough for your head to evolve a retractable umbrella, a tour from Gray Line will show you a new side to what is widely considered the Seattle of the Pacific Northwest.
Call (206) 626-5200 to reserve your tour seat for the City Sights Tour at least 48 hours in advance.
Yelpers give Gray Line of Seattle an average of 3.5 stars.
- …sometimes, its just easier having someone drive you around to all the well-known scenic spots so that you can take all the photos you want and then nap on your way back to Seattle. – Angela H., Yelp
Gray Line of Seattle
For more than a century, Gray Line of Seattle has been helping visitors and natives alike peel back the nation's corner—the Pacific Northwest—with luxurious tours and charters. Each environmentally conscious service enables explorers to survey the region by land, by sea, or by a combination of both via double-decker bus routes and scenic cruises. Rub elbows with waterfalls, alpine meadows, and glacier-carved façades on an eight-hour adventure past Mount Rainier, or jet into Boeing’s hangars and investigate the future of aviation without having to endure the itchy wool socks required for time travel. In addition to its landmark-packed tours, Gray Line of Seattle totes travelers aboard its fleet of luxury motor coaches and charters.