3-Hour Seattle City Tour

Seattle, United States
Seattle City Tour

From US$80.29

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience the best of Seattle on this small-group minibus tour in and around the Emerald City. Visit great attractions in downtown Seattle and at the Seattle waterfront. Travel to Pioneer Square, Chinatown and International District, plus Seattle Center (with the iconic Space Needle), hopping out for photo ops throughout the tour.
  • Downtown Seattle bus tour
  • Travel by the many distinct neighborhoods and attractions
  • Great way to uncover Seattle highlights
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included from downtown Seattle hotels

What's Included

  • Transport by air conditioned coach - 14 passenger limit
  • Guided narration by a professional local guide
  • Hop off at 3 points during the tour for photos and more
  • Local taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • 1620 4th Ave
    1620 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    Located in front of the Wells Fargo Bank on the West side entrance of Westlake Mall Between Pine St & Olive Way

Pickup points

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Guests purchasing hotel pickup please contact us to confirm your hotel and pickup time. Pickup time may be up to 45 minutes before tour start time. Guests meeting at the designated meeting point please arrive 20 minutes before tour start time.

What To Expect

This Seattle city tour visits the Seattle Waterfront, Pioneer Square, the Ballard Locks, and more.

In downtown Seattle, see the iconic Space Needle at Seattle Center. Drive by Pike Place Market and the first Starbucks Coffee shop. Next, visit Pioneer Square with great restaurants, nightlife, book stores, and art galleries. Then head to the Chinatown-International District, one of Seattle’s oldest neighborhoods.

See the famous public sculpture called the Fremont Troll, and stop to check out the stellar view of the city skyline from Kerry Park. It all makes for an enjoyable introductory trip through the Emerald City.

Hotel pickup and drop-off is provided for guests staying at downtown Seattle hotels.

Pioneer Square (Pass By)

Pike Place Market (Pass By)

Seattle Waterfront (Pass By)

Amazon Spheres (Pass By)

Chinatown International District (Pass By)

Fremont Troll

2 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Kerry Park

3 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Seattle Waterfront (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Hotel pickup option available for morning tour departures only, and only for downtown Seattle hotels.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Travelers with children in need of booster or car seats must contact the reservation line at least 24 hours in advance to accommodate the request.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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727 reviews
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A long wait at pickup
Andr_U, Sept 2023
The bus picked us up 45 mins late and the company never picked up the phone when trying to find out why. The driver and guide was very enthusiastic and knew lots of very useful facts and figures.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Hi Andre - glad you enjoyed the tour and the guide. We are concerned that no-one answered your call, as our reservations team was on duty at the time, and also we work very hard to get in touch with guests as soon as we know a pick-up may be delayed. On this day, we see that there was a delay with tour guests who were getting off a cruise ship. Thanks for the feedback - we would love to follow up with you further to try and figure out what happened so we can fis the issue. If you are interested please email me directly,
It was pretty good but not great.
Nancy_B, Aug 2023
Park stop to overlook the city. Driver Failed to point out to us a couple of things he said he’d show us “later on in the tour”.
Great tour
Heidi_R, Aug 2023
The salmon ladder and our tour guides knowledge (DC,) was incredible...he made the trip! We also loved the view of Mt Rainer that ypu can't get on a large tour bus.
Highlight of our trip to Seattle
Cindy_S, Aug 2023
Mathew the singing tour guide was excellent!!! So knowledgeable and friendly. Our favorite was going to the locks and viewing the salmon.
Good time!
Racheal_M, Aug 2023
Got to see so much of the city in a fun and comfy environment. Would definitely book again! Fav parts, seeing the troll and the fish ladder!
excellent way to see essential parts of Seattle
Bala_S, Aug 2023
The driver who was also the tour guide was also a talented singer and told interesting stories about the places visited
A Wonderful Educational Tour of Seattle!!!
Elna_F, Aug 2023
We enjoyed every moment of our Seattle tour!! Our driver, Matthew was spectacular in every way. Very knowledgeable and very courteous!!! Thank you Matthew for all your help!! Ellie, Joycelyn, Shirley & Gene!!
Matthew was an awesome...
Kandise76, Aug 2023
Matthew was an awesome tour guide! He was very knowledgeable and even sang show tunes!! I highly recommended this city tour.
Great Day
Michael_B, Aug 2023
The signing driver I think his name was Mathew. Very good information all the time. He had a great singing voice that made for pleasant interludes on the tour.
Jeanette_J, Jul 2023
The driver referred the change of history by saying , the white man. We were introduced to several places but it would be better to slow down , so we could get more pictures. Also, the driver needs to let us know that he was showing us the main attractions.
Jackelyn_B, Jul 2023
Matthew, the driver was most excellent! His entertainment and singing voice is amazing! My husband is on crutches with a huge full leg cast. Matthew was very kind and caring. He helped us out a lot!
Tom Saved the Day!
Angela_F, Jul 2023
We had 12+ hours between disembarking and catching our flight home. We missed the morning tours but lucked up and booked Tom for 2:00 pm. We had lunch and was thinking it’s so dreary here, what a long day ahead. Once we boarded the tour bus, it was warm and friendly Tom that guided us. He was fantastic. I enjoyed his personality and conversation. The most memorable was the view of the City next to the apartment building from the sitcom “Frasier”. The day went by quickly and we learned some history of Seattle as well. I highly recommend touring with Tom!
Amazing tour guide.
Saima_A, Jul 2023
My tour guide was Mark. He was extremely lovely person who is knowledgeable about Seattle’s history and great restaurants. The pick up/drop off was easy.
Excellent Tour
Susan_F, Jul 2023
Great tour, and very informational. Mark was an excellent guide. The bus was clean and comfortable. Would highly recommend it.
Didn’t get to do this tour but I am still giving them 5 stars because they made things right!
Melinda_L, Jul 2023
We didn’t get to do this tour but I am still giving them 5 stars because they made things right! I booked this tour on Feb 18th for the June 29th 10 AM, 3 hour, tour time including hotel pickup. I got a phone call *2 days* before from Dani with Show Me Seattle Tours letting me know the 10 AM tour I signed up for in February was not happening! They offered to put me on a later or earlier tour time but the times they offered did not work for me because this was my planned tour day of Seattle and changing times would cause conflicts with the other 2 tours I had planned. Dani spoke to her manager and they offered to book and pay for a 10 AM, 3 hour tour including hotel pickup with TOURS NORTHWEST! I was skeptical since I chose Show Me Seattle Tours because of the NUMBER of high customer ratings and Tours Northwest didn’t have as many ratings - BUT I am happy to report my family - with hard to please teen boys - were SO HAPPY & VERY APPRECIATIVE of the AWESOME tour we got from TOURS NORTHWEST! If you are on the fence about which Seattle Tour to choose I would recommend you go with TOURS NORTHWEST and not let the fewer number of ratings scare you off! It was very personalized with a small group just like I wanted and our guide was so informative and did an AMAZING job keeping our teen boys engaged and they ABSOLUTELY LOVED the experience! Give TOURS NORTHWEST a chance! You will NOT be disappointed!
Great host and very welcome and friendly
Victor_R, Jun 2023
Remarkably experienced and Amazon city, people friendly, excellent ambiance and very nice atmosphere and nice sunshine day, kudos to Mark very Seattle knowledgeable and a great host
Phenomenal Seattle Tour
Beth_N, Jun 2023
Mark was a Phenomenonal storyteller and gave us an incredible tour of Seattle. We highly recommend! ❤️
So much so see & learn!
Dava_Z, Jun 2023
DC, our tour guide was so interesting weaving the city's history to life. We really enjoyed our time & are grateful we made the connection. Just do it!
Interesting and fun!
Carol_M, Jun 2023
James was our guide and he was great. He meshed historical data with humor to give us a very tailored and personable trip! We loved our thorough and interesting overview of Seattle! It was wonderful fun!! 😊
Like a crash course in Seattle!!
Mary_M, May 2023
James was one of the most knowledgeable tour guides I have ever met and I have traveled a lot. His enthusiasm and love for the city of Seattle really showed. It was amazing to hear him explain about earthquakes and architecture, seismology, and geology, fish ladders and biology, and history. We saw everything from a heron rookery to a fish ladder to a ships lock to the St. Anne District of Seattle, and even a fantastic donut shop called general porpoise. This is literally one of the best tours I have ever taken and well worth your money

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