Seattle is a cultural hotspot where technology, nature and the arts intersect. On this tour, you'll receive a curated and quintessential Seattle experience combined into a 3-hour intimate tour that explores the events that have shaped the city from past to present. Your friendly guide will keep you entertained and informed with stories, facts, favorite places and so much more! Take this minibus sightseeing tour early on in your Seattle visit in order to benefit from all the information and recommendations!
- Downtown Area: The tour begins in Seattle’s downtown core, including Pike Place Market, Seattle Art Museum, Shopping District, and the world’s first Starbucks
- Pioneer Square and the Stadium District: Seattle’s original downtown is now a 35-square-block historic district featuring Romanesque architecture, art galleries and trendy restaurants, bordering the sports stadiums for the Seahawks, Sounders and Mariners.
- International District and Waterfront: Home to Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean, Cambodian, and Hmong communities, this neighborhood continues to play a role in Seattle’s multicultural identity. Seattle’s waterfront includes the aquarium, Ferris wheel, classic seafood restaurants, funky souvenir shops, historic piers, and ferry and water taxi terminals.
- Seattle Center and Queen Anne Viewpoint: A 72-acre urban park and the site of the 1962 World’s Fair, the Seattle Center is home to the Space Needle, Paul Allen’s Experience Music Project, Dale Chihuly’s Garden and Glass exhibition and the Pacific Science Center. Kerry Park on Queen Anne Hill provides a panoramic photo opportunity of Seattle’s skyline.
- Ballard Locks and Fremont Neighborhood: Opened in 1917, the lock system and ship canal connect the freshwater of lakes Union and Washington with the saltwater of the Pacific in Puget Sound. It’s a popular destination for watching boats navigating between the two waterways. It also features a fish ladder for observing the seasonal migration of salmon. The Fremont neighborhood, famous for its outdoor art and nude bicyclists in the Summer Solstice parade, is also a microcosm of the challenges Seattle faces as a growing city. This once-quirky bohemian artist colony is now transforming into a high-tech powerhouse with offices for Google, Tableau and Adobe.