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If you want to get a tour of this beautiful and sunny city, then the Shutter Tours are the perfect tour guides for you. Well informed, educated, and well spoken, these guides will walk you through the finest of Seattle as per your time, convenience and availability. The company also organizes special and private tours. The award winning agency is also known for its unique photo tours to places like Leavenworth Oktoberfest, Tulip Festival, etc.
Spend a day exploring the city and its surroundings and learning new facets of its culture and natural beauty with EverGreen Escapes. The company, which has been operating in the city of close to a decade now, offers guided tours of the city and its neighboring regions. Some of the tours offered include trips around Mt. Rainier National Park and Olympic National Park. You can go with a group of other tourists or opt for a private experience with a special someone.
Angela Shen, an avid foodie, founded Savor Seattle to spread her love for food amongst visitors to the city. Angela, who has always worked in the food industry, has formed a team of like minded gourmands, who will guide you through Seattle's culinary sphere. They offer different tour packages that focus on varied areas and themes. The tour around the Pike Place Market is a must-try; visitors get the opportunity to explore this historical place while experiencing the food and culture. You could also sign up for the Chocolate Indulgence, Booze-n-Bites and Gourmet Seattle.
Since 2012, Seattle Free Walking Tours have been conducting tours and educating visitors about the city, at no charge at all. Guests can choose from two packages: Experience Seattle and Market Market. Experience Seattle is the best way to learn about the city's monuments, best eateries, shopping spots and attractions. Explore the historical Pike Place Market, its hidden nooks and the changes it has undergone through the years with their Market Market Tour. They also organize private tours, where packages will be designed according to your convenience. Though tours are entirely free, a contribution is greatly appreciated since this is what the guides do for a living. The tours last for around three hours, so put on your best walking shoes, don a hat and take your strides!
Small in size, but big on flavor, Mac & Jack's Brewery has legions of fans that keep coming back for more. This Redmond brewery offers free tours (and free samples!) on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00p and 3:00p. Bring your own growler and take home all your favorites. For those with an environmental bent, take pride in knowing the beer you are drinking is made from environmentally-friendly practices, as Mac & Jack make environmentalism a top priority. First and foremost, though, come here for the great-tasting beer.
When the city sleeps, the ghosts come out to play. Interact with these other worldly spirits by signing up for a tour with Spooked In Seattle. Since 2004, Ross Allison, the founder of this tour service, has been enlightening visitors with the knowledge of how paranormal investigators and ghost hunters function. The tours are led by official paranormal investigators who will take you to real haunted sites while narrating true incidents. Visitors even get a glimpse of sites shown on SyFy Ghost Hunters & Ghost Adventures. Guests can visit the haunted USS Turner Joy, crime scenes that writer Neil Low's has mentioned in his novels, haunted pubs and more.
Sign up for a tour with Tours Northwest, and let the knowledgeable guides offer you deep insights about the city. The Seattle City Tour will give you a glimpse into the neighborhoods and important attractions in just three hours. You will visit the Space Needle, Fisherman's Terminal, Fremont Troll, historical Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square. For a more comprehensive visit, choose the six hour Seattle City Grand Tour. Those visiting Seattle as a group, irrespective of the size, can choose from their group tour packages, or get a trip customized especially for you and your friends. Locals living in the city can also sign up for a tour that will get you acquainted with the neighborhood you have been living in. Check the website for packages, prices and tour schedules.
Pioneer Square is Seattle's oldest neighborhood, and it wasn't always a pleasant place to visit. The Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour takes visitors around Pioneer Square above ground and also to a hidden Seattle that now lies underground. About 25 square blocks of Pioneer Square have hollow spaces under the sidewalks, thanks to peculiarities of the reconstruction after the great Seattle fire of 1889.
If you are fascinated by airplanes, then take this tour of the Boeing Everett factory. Housing the Boeing flight line, the building measures 472,000,000 cubic feet. See airplanes in various stages of manufacture. Follow the mighty 747 from start to completion. Tours are conducted in English and last one hour. Photos and video cameras are not permitted. Children under four feet, two inches tall (127 centimeter) are not allowed on the tour.
These vessels cruise Lake Union, Elliott Bay, Lake Washington and Greater Puget Sound. The Royal Argosy Fine Dining Cruises take individual and corporate passengers around Elliott Bay while serving gourmet meals. The Locks Cruise goes from salt water to freshwater through the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Many tours offer mountain views. Call or check the website for current tour schedules, fares and departure points.
One of the largest cruise and event companies in the Northwest, this company has hosted over 2500 events and entertained over a quarter million guests aboard Seattle's newest luxury yachts. Enjoy outstanding cuisine and gracious service while cruising through spectacular natural settings. Services offered include lunch, brunch and dinner cruises. For larger parties, the company also has a modern waterfront event center that accommodates up to 200 guests. The company welcomes all types of events, from weddings to corporate functions. Call or check the website for prices and schedules. Book early for public cruises.
In an area surrounded by water, travel by boat makes sense. Washington State Ferry is the largest ferry system in the United States, serving nearly 18 million commuters and visitors a year. Eight routes service 20 terminals, including the downtown Seattle ferry docks at Piers 50 and 52, Fauntleroy Dock in West Seattle, Bainbridge Island, Vashon Island, Bremerton and others. Operating 365 days a year, the ferries allow passengers to experience the magnificent Puget Sound scenery. The schedule changes seasonally and varies by day of the week, with adjusted schedules on holidays.