Seattle Shore Excursion: Private City Tour
When you pull into port, you will want to make sure that you take advantage of this shore excursion opportunity and take a tour of the city of Seattle. There is so much rich history that makes Seattle one of those places that you know part of the story, but you do not know the full story until you decide to take a tour of the city and realize that the city is more than just coffee beans and the Space Needle. There is a number of ways that you can personalize these trips to fit your own needs and desires in regards to the parts of Seattle that you are wanting to visit
You will travel and learn about the lesser known parts of Seattle that make this city a tourist destination year after year. your tour guide will take you to some of the areas of the city where the founders of Seattle first called home. The tour guide will also give you a full rundown of the history of many of the buildings that now hold shops and boutiques in them. This is a tour that will show you the sides of the city that you never knew existed. this your will also tell you the things that you should know when it relates to Seattle.
When you are done, you can simply get back on your boat or take a cab or Uber to your hotel room and enjoy the rest of your time in the wonderful city of Seattle. Making the arrangements with your travel agent will be a move that will get you well on your way to seeing the sie of Seattle few people rarely see.
Make the most of your time in port in Seattle with this private tour of the city's must-see highlights including the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, the Ballard Locks and Queen Anne Hill. Visit local art galleries, sip coffee at the original Starbucks, and whiz up to the top of the Space Needle if you wish for incredible 360-degree views of Puget Sound, Mt Rainier and the Olympic Mountains. You'll learn all about the history of Seattle from your guide as you travel by van, making stops along the way to explore by foot and discover the best in food, shopping and entertainment. By the end of this private shore excursion, you'll know Seattle like a local!
When you dock at the Seattle cruise port, you'll be picked up by your friendly, knowledgeable guide for a private Seattle sightseeing tour. Learn about the the city's history, culture, landscape and architecture as you ride through the city by van, making stops at must-see attractions to walk around and soak up the atmosphere.
After driving through Chinatown-International District, stop in the historic neighborhood of Pioneer Square, which was once the heart of the city when Seattle's founders settled here in 1852. Wander past charming boutiques, quirky shops and lovely cafes as your guide explains the significance of the Renaissance Revival architecture.
Continue to Belltown, the city's most populated neighborhood, where you'll spend time exploring world-famous Pike Place Market, Seattle's original farmers market. Soak up the buzzing atmosphere as you peruse the many vendors offering everything from locally sourced produce and artisanal foods to unique souvenirs, used books and cultural relics. Don't miss the famous 'flying fish'! Across the street, you can grab a coffee at the original Starbucks and pop into some local art galleries.
Hop back in the car and drive north to the iconic Space Needle, where you'll have time to hop out, purchase an admission ticket, and whiz up to the top-floor observatory to enjoy jaw-dropping panoramic views of the Seattle skyline, Puget Sound, Mt Rainier, the Cascade Mountains and the Olympic Mountains.
After taking in this unforgettable vista, your guide will take you to the hilltop neighborhood of Queen Anne Hill, where you can enjoy more city views from the lookout point. Continue to the west end of Salmon Bay to visit the Ballard Locks (known formally as the Hiram M Chittenden Locks), which links Puget Sound with Lake Union and Lake Washington. Your guide will explain the engineering feats behind this complex of locks and point out the famous fish ladder, where salmon pass between fresh water and salt water.
Other sights include Safeco Stadium, Qwest Field, Olympic Sculpture Park, Fisherman's Terminal and the Elliot Bay Waterfront. By the end of the day, you'll feel like a Seattle native! You'll be driven back to the cruise port at the end of 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.