Seattle Shore Excursion: Private City Tour

Seattle, United States
Seattle Shore Excursion Private City Tour

From US$434.00

Price varies by group size

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 3 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See Seattle like a local on a private shore excursion that takes in all the highlights of this famous Northwest city. While your ship is in port, take private transport to must-see locales such as the Chinatown-International District, Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, the Ballard Locks and Queen Anne Hill. The 3-hour tour includes stops to explore Seattle’s food, shopping and entertainment. You can even get out to view Puget Sound, Mt Rainier and the Olympic Mountains from the top of the Space Needle (own expense).
  • Private Seattle sightseeing shore excursion
  • Tour Seattle with an expert private guide and hop out to explore by foot
  • Visit top Seattle attractions including Pioneer Square, Pike Place Market and the Ballard Locks
  • Enjoy jaw-dropping views of Mt Rainier and Puget Sound from the top of the Space Needle
  • Explore diverse neighborhoods such as Belltown, Chinatown and Queen Anne Hill
  • Your expert local guide provides commentary on Seattle's history, culture and architecture
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What's Included

  • Private tour
  • Transport by 14 passenger vehicle
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
  • Gratuities
  • Admission to Space Needle
  • luggage fees

Meeting And Pickup

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

Meeting point

  • Seattle
    Seattle, Seattle, Washington

    Vehicles are marked with our Company name "Customized Tours"

Pickup points

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Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

Opening hours

  • 1/2/2023 - 12/30/2023

    Monday - Sunday : 09:00 AM - 02:30 PM

  • 1/1/2024 - 12/31/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 10:00 AM - 02:30 PM

End point

  • Seattle
    Seattle, WA, USA

    We can offer drop off at a different location with in the greater Seattle or SeaTac area

Pickup details

Private Tours we pick up and drop off with in the greater Seattle and SeaTac area. Contact us to arrange if you do not see your location listed.

What To Expect

When your cruise ship docks in Seattle, meet your guide upon pickup by private transport. Start your sightseeing shore excursion with a scenic drive into the city and hear interesting commentary about Seattle’s history, architecture and cultural landscape along the way.

You’ll visit multiple neighborhoods and view must-see landmarks throughout the 3-hour private tour, which lets you explore a few areas more in-depth on foot. Ride through the Chinatown-International District and meander past the charming boutiques and cafes of historic Pioneer Square.

Continue to Belltown to soak up the bustling atmosphere of Pike Place Market, Seattle's original public market, where you’ll find vendors specializing in locally sourced produce, artisanal foods and unique crafts. Nearby, grab a coffee at the original Starbucks (own expense) and pop into some local art galleries if you wish.

Next up is the Space Needle, where you can hop out of your vehicle and purchase an admission ticket to the top-floor observatory for an unforgettable vista of the Seattle skyline, Puget Sound, Mt Rainier, the Cascade Mountains, and the Olympic Mountains.

Your guide treats you to additional city views at Queen Anne Hill before continuing on to the Ballard Locks (formally known as the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks). Learn about the engineering feats behind this complex of locks linking Puget Sound with Lake Union and Lake Washington.

Don’t miss Safeco Stadium, Century Link Field, Olympic Sculpture Park, Fisherman's Terminal and the Elliot Bay waterfront before returning to the cruise terminal to end your tour.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Seattle port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of- call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Pioneer Square

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Elliott Bay Waterfront (Pass By)

Pike Place Market (Pass By)

Space Needle (Pass By)

Queen Anne Hill (Pass By)

Kerry Park

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Mount Rainier (Pass By)

Chinatown International District (Pass By)

Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

T-Mobile Park (Pass By)

Fishermen's Terminal (Pass By)

CenturyLink Field (Pass By)

Olympic Sculpture Park (Pass By)

Customized Tours (Pass By)

Olympic National Forest (Pass By)

Fremont Troll (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Comfortable walking shoes and a jacket are recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.


      5 reviews
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      Awesome tour of Seattle !
      Nasim_K, Mar 2021
      The tour was one of the best parts of the trip! He was an excellent host and so much interesting history. It was a wonderful experience!
      Response from Host, Mar 2021
      Thank you for the review! Please let us know who your Host was so we can inform him of your kind words.
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      Pam_O, Jul 2018
      Marty was excellent and the private tour was the best, just us 2 and the driver, what a treat! They let us bring our luggage so we could get off the cruise ship and enjoy a day with Seattle before retiring to our room. Thanks so much!
      An excellent introduction to the...
      Kirk P, Jul 2017
      An excellent introduction to the city of Seattle and what is has to offer. Our tour guide Captain Steve, did an excellent job of getting us around and showing us the city.
      We did a private tour with...
      Donna R, Jun 2017
      We did a private tour with Customized Tours Joel. It was great. Went to all the spots we wanted to see was very customized for the 4 of us. Viator was great directing us to the right people.

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