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Seattle Shore Excursion: Private City Tour

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Seattle, United States
Seattle Shore Excursion: Private City Tour

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icon3 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


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

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1/2/2022 - 12/30/2022
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Seattle , Seattle, WA, USA

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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.
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Pioneer Square
This stop is old Seattle, brick clad buildings house a secret and are full of interesting antique and art galleries. Unique retail shopping, Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park, Waterfall Garden Park and The Firefighters Memorial are all features on this pleasant part of the city.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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Elliott Bay Waterfront
Washington State Ferries, Seafood restaurant and fish and chowder bars, Aquarium, the Great Wheel, and Sculpture Garden park.
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Pike Place Market
USA's oldest continuous running farmers market. Fishmongers, fruit and vegetable vendors, flower vendors, the soul of the city and must see place in Seattle. A stop here can be arranged if desired.
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Space Needle
Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, MOPOP, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
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Queen Anne Hill
Nice neighborhood with Queen Ann style homes and great views.
Stop At:  
Kerry Park
A million dollar view of Seattle with the Space Needle in the Foreground.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Mount Rainier
views only on clear days
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Chinatown International District
optional part of the tour based on time, but has areas of interest including markets, museums, Tong buildings and art.
Stop At:  
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Seattle 3rd most popular attraction. The locks are basically boat elevators moving boats from salt to fresh water and vise versa. Salmon are going through a fish ladder from mid June to October. Other wildlife can be found depending on the Season.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
T-Mobile Park
Home of the Seattle Mariners our major league team.
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Fishermen's Terminal
Home to a large fishing fleet of over 700 vessels, including some of the crab boats from the show (Deadliest Catch)
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CenturyLink Field
Home of the NFL franchise the Seattle Seahawks.
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Olympic Sculpture Park
A great park on Seattle's waterfront full of art and miles of a shorline walk.
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Customized Tours
Hi, we are the bus company that picks you up and regales you with information of Seattle.
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Olympic National Forest
view only on clear days
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Fremont Troll
Inspired by the book (Three Billy Goats Gruff) this art piece lurks under the Aurora Bridge.
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Customized Tours
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.

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    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    What is the policy on sanitisation during Seattle Shore Excursion: Private City Tour?
    A:The policies on sanitisation are:

    • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
    • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
    See all safety measures taken by Seattle Shore Excursion: Private City Tour.
    What is the social distancing policy during Seattle Shore Excursion: Private City Tour?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    See all safety measures taken by Seattle Shore Excursion: Private City Tour.
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Seattle Shore Excursion: Private City Tour?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    See all safety measures taken by Seattle Shore Excursion: Private City Tour.


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    Awesome tour of Seattle !
    , 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!
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    Thank you for the review! Please let us know who your Host was so we can inform him of your kind words.
    Private Tour
    , 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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