Seattle City Private Driving Tour

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  • 4-8 Hours
  • Driving Tour
  • Max Guests: 6
  • Private Tour
  • Daily

Seattle City Private Driving Tour Details

Half-Day Tour

A driving tour will cover the must-see spots of Seattle, with options to briefly explore on foot or otherwise enjoy the sights from inside the vehicle.

 

A top destination in the city we highly recommend for your Highlights tour is the historic Pike Place Market. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to stop and explore or get your guide’s recommendations for the best food the market has to offer, from rich clam chowder to fresh fruits and cheeses. You’ll definitely want to check out two of the market’s most fantastic attractions: the famous flying fish and (in)famous Gum Wall. Coffee fanatics rejoice: this is where we can gawk at the long line outside the original Starbucks!

 

From here, we can take a stroll down to the waterfront or hop back in the vehicle to take a leisurely drive along Alaskan Way, home to the Seattle Ferris Wheel, Aquarium, and plenty of souvenir shops and restaurants where your group can enjoy anything from oysters to halibut.

 

You’ll fall in love with the city and the Puget Sound as we enjoy views of the distant Olympic Mountains from the boardwalk or nearby Olympic Sculpture Park.

Full-Day Tour

A full-day experience might be the way to go if you’re looking to really cover some ground and truly get the full Seattle experience. While we’ll hit all of the major places downtown – including the historic Pioneer Square area and its beautiful turn-of-the-century architecture – we’ll be able to venture farther out to neighborhoods such as Ballard and Fremont, home to truly unusual art like our beloved Fremont Troll.

 

Nearby, we can enjoy spectacular views of the city from the repurposed waterfront space known as Gas Works Park. Nature lovers will enjoy this recreational area as well as the Ballard Locks Fish Ladder & Visitor Museum, where you can watch the tugboats rise through a series of locks and – at certain times of the year – go underneath the locks to watch salmon fight the current to make their long journey back to their breeding grounds.

 

Add some extra interest to your trip with arranged admission to the Museum of History & Industry or National Nordic Museum to learn about the area’s ties to Nordic culture. Arrange for an electric boat outing on Lake Union with your guide as captain and narrator, or jump back in the vehicle to check out West Seattle and enjoy some wildlife watching in the summer months, when we may spot some harbor seals lounging in the sun along the beach!

Price Includes

Price Excludes

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Souvenirs
  • Guide gratuity
  • Additional food & drink

Highlights

Pike Place Market

Your Seattle walking tour includes the maze that is the historic Pike Place Market, where you can enjoy Pacific Northwest eats, immigrant-inspired street food, plenty of shopping, and views of the Puget Sound. Your tour guide will give you an overview of the market’s history and its tight-knit community comprising a variety of cultures and generations-owned shops that continue to lure thousands of visitors and locals each year.

Space Needle

This iconic symbol of the city’s skyline, stands at 605 feet tall and was constructed for the 1962 World’s Fair. With its futuristic design and rotating observation deck, it offers panoramic views of Seattle, including the Puget Sound and the surrounding mountains.

The Gum Wall

You’ll stop at one of Seattle’s most unusual attractions, a 50-foot-long wall entirely covered with chewing gum! No matter how you feel about it, you’ll definitely want a few photos at this iconic spot and hear all about its history and present-day care and maintenance.

Starbucks Reserve Roastery

This coffee lover’s paradise, spanning 30,000 square feet, offers a multi-sensory experience where you can witness the roasting process, savor exclusive coffee blends, and explore various brewing methods.

Ballard Locks and Fish Ladder

Officially known as the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, it is a crucial maritime facility connecting Puget Sound to Lake Union and Lake Washington. It features a fascinating fish ladder, aiding salmon migration past the locks. Observe this natural spectacle, contributing to the ecological awareness and preservation efforts in the region.

Kerry Park

A renowned viewpoint that offers stunning panoramic views of the city skyline, including the Space Needle and Mount Rainier.

Community Impact

Our tours are designed with our communities first in mind, meaning that we will always encourage supporting local, owner-operated, and start-up businesses such as those in Pike Place Market.

We reduce overcrowding in over-touristed areas and lessen negative impacts on our local businesses by visiting lesser-known spots and shops in and around the Queen Anne neighborhood.

The opportunity to add in walking segments to our tours reduces our carbon footprint and impact on the environment.

We strive to represent all voices in our storytelling, for example highlighting the contributions of Asian immigrants to Washington’s economy and African American influence on Seattle’s music and culinary scenes.

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