There’s no shortage of scenic beauty in this urban metropolis which is why we’re offering three opportunities to check out this one big, beautiful blur called SEATTLE. Join us for three days of different, yet satisfying tours. We will take a trip to Woodinville for award-winning Washington wines on Thursday, savor the “heart and soul” of Seattle at Pike Place Public Market on Friday and explore and discover the city’s vibrant and diverse attractions where art and technology meet on Saturday. Adventure awaits! Are you ready?
Purchase all three days for $295. Save your seat
Take a look below for more information on each tour:
10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 21st. 6 hour tour.
Private Woodinville Wine Tasting & Snoqualmie Falls
Explore Seattle wine tasting at Washington’s award winning estate-wineries. We love introducing visitors to the independent family run Seattle wineries as well as the beloved, world-class Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery. Then combine in one fun day some of the best Northwest scenery along with your Seattle winery tour experience. Our comfortable tour will take you over Lake Washington on Seattle’s famous Evergreen Pt. Bridge, the world’s second longest floating bridge, to Woodinville, home to dozens of Washington State’s 700+ premium wineries. Washington is now America’s #2 wine region and has produced numerous top scoring wines.
11:00 a.m., Friday, September 22nd. 3 hour tour.
Private Taste Pike Place Food Tour
Feed your sense of adventure and explore the Market with us. Discover for yourself why Pike Place Market is truly the “heart and soul” of Seattle. Experience the history, meet the people and enjoy the flavors of America’s favorite public market. Our signature Taste Pike Place Tour features tasty samples from some of our Market favorites, including Ellenos Greek Yogurt, Tom Douglas’s Rub Shack restaurant, specialty food shops and much more. Join our intimate tour as we taste the best of the Market including: * America’s best clam chowder* India street food* Freshly made Honest Biscuits* Alderwood smoked wild king salmon * Italian truffle * Seattle Food Tours! All food tastings are included in the ticket price.
12:00 p.m., Saturday, September 23rd. 3 hour tour.
Private City Highlights Tour
There is a lot to see in downtown Seattle, and the sights, due to the vibrant and growing nature of the city’s core, are always changing. We will point out downtown’s retail stores, including the flagship store of Nordstrom, and we may just air some opinions about where we like to eat! We’ll tour through Seattle’s heart & soul: The Pike Place Public Market, with the very first Starbucks coffee shop. We’ll show the art museum, the symphony hall, and the critically-acclaimed public library.
Pioneer Square is the oldest part of our city. We’ll give you some history, like the Great Fire which leveled the city, and discuss the interesting sights here. Pioneer Square is home to many wonderful art galleries and antique stores. We’ll also see Seattle’s smashing sports arenas – Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners baseball team, and Century Link Arena for pro football and major league soccer.
In the picturesque Chinatown/International District, we’ll introduce the dynamic pan-Asian diversity of our city’s people, with its unique cultural museum, great restaurants, and architecture.
Here, at the center of many of Seattle’s water-based industries, we will see the shipping port and the docks for the Washington State ferry system, which take commuters, tourists, and others to and from Bainbridge Island. We’ll head north along the waterfront past souvenir shops and restaurants, and other Puget Sound attractions including boat cruises, parasailing, the Aquarium, and the Olympic Sculpture Park.
Outstanding Views of the City
Seattle affords visitors and residents numerous spectacular views, due to its many steep hills and rises. From the picture-postcard viewpoint of Kerry Park on Queen Anne Hill, we will look over this thriving metropolis, towards downtown, Elliott Bay, West Seattle, and if we’re lucky, we’ll see Mount Rainier, the majestic peak to the southeast and the highest point in Washington State.
Seattle has been called less a city than a confederation of neighborhoods, each with a strong identity. We’ll take a look at some of them, on the fringes of downtown and outward, including Queen Anne and Fremont. If you are thinking about moving to Seattle, you’ll find this part of the tour especially interesting. In the neighborhood of the “Artists’ Republic of Fremont” (whose unofficial slogan is De Libertas Quirkas – “free to be peculiar”), we’ll enjoy public sculptures including the giant bridge Troll. On Lake Union, Seattle’s floating homes (including the one used in the film Sleepless in Seattle) form a neighborhood in themselves, and we’ll take a look at them during our tour.
Even when the salmon are not spawning, the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks—known as the Ballard Locks after the neighborhood to their north—are a spectacular place to visit. In fact, they are the third most visited sight in Seattle, after the Space Needle & Pike Place Market. We’ll see boats, both pleasure craft and commercial vessels, making the move from the salt-water of Puget Sound to the fresh water of Lake Washington, and vice versa. And from June through November, the height of salmon spawning season, we’ll get to see an exciting migration, and also perhaps a few sea lions, come not to watch the spectacle, but to eat it! Unlike other tours, your visit to the locks is fully escorted by your guide, with detailed explanations of the salmon life cycle and the operation of the locks.