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Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour
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Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour

By Tours Northwest
Recommended by 93% of travellers
93% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Get an overview of Seattle on a half-day bus tour that includes stops at top destinations. Get a closer look at attractions such as the Space Needle, Pioneer Square, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, and Ballard Locks, and pass by landmarks including Pike Place Market, and Seattle’s pro baseball and football stadiums. Hear live commentary from your guide and get great photo ops throughout the tour.
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Ages 3-99, max of 20 per group
Duration: 3h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Ideal for first-time visitors of all ages
  • Enjoy views of the Olympic mountains and Seattle skyline
  • Travel in comfort by air-conditioned mini-bus

  • Local, professional guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned mini coach bus
  • 3 convenient meeting locations throughout downtown Seattle
What's not included
  • Gratuities (optional and not included in the price of this tour)
  • Food & drinks
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Entry/Admission - Space Needle


Start:Multiple meeting point options.
  • Option 1
    Seattle Public Library - Central Library, 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Please wait on the 4th Avenue side of the Library, between Spring and Madison Street, 25 minutes ahead of the tour. We will arrive in a white mini coach that says Tours Northwest.
  • Option 2
    Urban Coffee House, 1900 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Please wait on 4th Avenue (4th & Stewart) in front of Urban Coffee House 15 minutes ahead of the tour. We will arrive in a white mini coach that says Tours Northwest.
  • Option 3
    Museum of Pop Culture, 325 5th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    Please wait at the circle driveway at the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPop). We will pull into the circle driveway 5 minutes ahead of your tour in a white mini coach that says Tours Northwest.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5396P10

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please contact local service provider to confirm meeting location after you have received your confirmation
    • Tour cannot pickup from private residences
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Traffic and road conditions may alter tour route
    • Please allow up to 4 hours for pickup and drop-off service
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Meeting location pickups commence 30 mins prior to tour start time
    • We may ask you to walk a couple blocks during pickup or drop off due to traffic or road conditions
    • This tour cannot accommodate for luggage
    • Tour does not include hotel pickup
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Which attractions will I visit with Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour?
    How much is Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour?
    Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour price starts from £66.23. Discover and book Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour on Tripadvisor
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    • Tours Northwest
      2,424
      Seattle, United States
      Joined in October 2009
    • Tina H
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great scenic tour!
      The tour was very informative! We had a chance to hike and explore and took plenty of pictures. Our guide was Ken and he did a great job- very knowledgeable. I highly recommend this tour!
      Written 21 May 2024
    • I3079DS_
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Overall, it was a disappointing tour.
      Overall, it was a disappointing tour. Firstly, it's unclear whether this tour is for adults or an elementary school science camp. The guide continuously talked about science at a kindergarten level both on the bus and on the trail, making it difficult to focus on the scenery. Secondly, I was informed that we would return to Seattle around 6 PM, but the guide skipped important point that the passengers wanted to see. We walked to a place that was less than 30 minutes round-trip until the scenery, but the guide decided not to go, saying there wasn't enough time and nothing to see there. I thought there would be more attractions afterward, but we only visited one more place and then arrived in Seattle an hour earlier than expected. Didn't the guide say we were short on time? Thirdly, there were no seat belts on the bus. I’m not sure about Washington state law, but it was terrifying to be on a small 20-passenger bus without seat belts, traveling at 70 mph on the highway. If I ever take a tour in Seattle again, I think I'll avoid this company.
      Written 20 May 2024
    • christopheraU2441PH
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The best of Mt Rainier.
      Our tour guide Ken made the experience most enjoyable with his local knowledge of the Seattle and Mt Rainier area. This tour is recommended. Unfortunately Ken does not work on weekends.
      Written 16 May 2024
    • baatina
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing Daytrip
      Our tour guide, Ranger Ron, was simply great! He looked after us perfectly throughout the day, was very courteous & funny, showed us great places and told us a lot about them and was very helpful when it came to photos. He took plenty of breaks to go to the toilet and provided water. A really great day with lots of wonderful impressions. Absolutely recommendable a tour with him!
      Written 12 May 2024
    • nadavb790
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience, Thanks Ken!
      I had an amazing time, got to see beautiful nature, had some time to explore on my own and got interesting explanations by our tour guide Ken
      Written 9 May 2024
    • Josh_Potratz
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      We Love Ken!
      Fantastic one day tour! Excellent travel option if you have a day to spare. Don’t worry about walking too much! Our tour guide Ken, had options for folks that didn’t wanna move a ton & true explorers! He answered all our questions since we were traveling to the west coast for the first time. He was very knowledgeable of the old growth ecosystem that was Mt. Rainier. He also added his own touches & flair of history & dry humor! Additionally, he adequately accommodated international travelers that were on the bus with us!
      Written 6 May 2024
    • joonJ9444RV
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Seattle city tour by shuttle bus
      Well narrated interesting place visits in Seattle for 3+ hours. Guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about Seattle.
      Written 5 May 2024
    • 892ailsal
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great trip!
      Ron was an exceptional tour guide! 3 of us booked this trip last minute and we are glad we did. We learned way more than expected about geology and Mount Rainier thanks to Ron. Even though it was a rainy day we still had a great time. Well worth it.
      Written 5 May 2024
    • Helen E
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A must do trip if in seattle
      Fantastic trip, long day but so worth it, the scenery, the views, were awesome, our guide john was very knowledgeable, very friendly and kind. Would definately recommend this trip.
      Written 4 May 2024
    • Jennifer P
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      See everything Seattle is known for!
      We had the best tour guide! He was so nice, knowledgeable and took us off the beaten path through some really cool neighborhoods during our tour. We saw everything Seattle is known for and more.
      Written 3 May 2024
    • Chance M
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good intro to Rainer
      This tour was a great way to see Mt. Rainer and plenty range of activities for a wide range of people. Gary was a great guide and very informative.
      Written 28 April 2024
    • Esbigtoy
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Very well beautiful sites and highlights of Seattle
      I love how convenient and easy to get around to see the beautiful sites of Seattle area. Love how easy for clients to get to see the city
      Written 27 April 2024
    • margaret l
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A lot of seattle seen in 3 hours
      Booking a tour with Northwest was a breeze. A call to them helped with where to store my luggage and closest pick up from the port. Ken was our driver and he was super friendly and knowledgeable about Seattle. It was obvious he loved his job. If you want to see Seattle and not be run off your feet this is how to do it. Price was very reasonable. I was travelling with my senior dad with a walker and Ken helped every step of the way. Thanks Northwest. I highly recommend this company. They do everything they say!
      Written 27 April 2024
    • 567kathleenk
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      3 hour Seattle City bus tour
      Ken had a wealth of knowledge about Seattle . History,current events,etc. He was friendly and personable. He made sure we had a couple of 20 minute breaks,to purchase a snack, restroom availability, and photo opportunities. It was a wonderful introduction to Seattle.
      Written 22 April 2024
    • D3515AZanap
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      See the beauty of Seattle
      Great way to see the city to plan what you want to do while you’re here. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly he was very patient with an extra chatty guest on board.
      Written 18 April 2024
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    Denine B
    California47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brian our tour operator was awesome! He was a wealth of information, personable and fun! We did this tour on the first day of our vacation and it was perfect! This gave us an opportunity to choose what sights we wanted to return to for the remainder of our stay. The tour ended at the Space Needle. We stayed and toured the Space Needle and the Chihuly exhibition while others chose to go back to their hotel or another location. Brian was accommodating and took all his guests to their desired destination (within the City)

    I would HIGHLY recommend this tour! You really can’t go wrong and even better if you can schedule it early in your trip!
    Written 21 November 2021
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    Donna S
    Granger, IA64 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is definitely a bus tour I would recommend if coming to Seattle. And if possible you should inquire if you can get Bryan for your tour guide. He starts by learning everyone’s names and home locations and makes everyone feel so at home right away. The bus carries 25 passengers so it’s a small group which is nice. Doesn’t really matter which side to sit on - but if I had to choose one side I would maybe lean towards the right side of the bus but there are great photo ops on both sides. The bus stops multiple times for 15-25 min which gives you plenty of time to go to the restroom, stretch your legs and look around and take pictures. And Bryan is so knowledgeable about everything Seattle and even explains how salmon spawn and travel through Puget Sound. He also offers a QR code where he offers a recommendation document. It was just such a fantastic way to see the city - highly recommend it early in your visit so you can plan different places to return to.
    Written 3 June 2023
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    Craig M
    San Francisco, CA15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2021 • Family
    Perfect way to start of Seattle adventure. So happy our family got away from home for a few days and we wanted to get a chance to see both downtown and surrounding areas… and the tour was a hit. Got a look at many of the places we wanted to explore further and the tour not only gave us some great perspective, it really showed us more than we could discover on our own. And, Mark, our guide was truly amazing. He was a master storyteller, full of amazing facts and insights… spun in a way that grabbed the attention of the entire family. Plus he answered a ton of other questions while making sure everyone was having a good time. Highly recommend the tour and try to get Mark if you can.
    Written 3 August 2021
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    Jimmie Hail
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2021 • Couples
    Our tour guide Ken made the experience absolutely delightful. He was so knowledgeable and delivered the information in a manner that was not only informative but was also entertaining. It was obvious that he enjoys what he does. Was a great way for us to see things we wouldn’t have seen otherwise, and husband could relax and enjoy the scenery.
    Written 16 April 2021
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    Donna G
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2021 • Family
    My son and I enjoyed this tour. Marsha was our guide. She was nice, but on our stop to Pioneer Square, she reprimanded us for getting back to the bus 12 minutes late. This was after she had told the entire 20 passengers that she knew sometimes it took a while for bathroom breaks because the restaurants only allow you to use their restrooms if you buy something. We needed a code to use restrooms and this took a while. She had told us not to get out of line if we were in one, but made us feel like we had greatly impacted the tour for taking 12 minutes extra which could not be helped. I was rushing to get back on the bus and my phone was ringing and she said "If your phone is ringing, you need to answer it" in a irritated tone. I was trying to hurry to my seat since she complained of our 12 minute lateness. Other than that, she was pretty knowledgeable. Our Mt. Rainier tour the next day with Gary was amazing!
    Written 30 July 2021
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    Angela G
    Wilmington, DE1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022
    We needed to kill time before taking a red eye flight, and this tour was worth the time and money. It encompassed many aspects of Seattle: it's food culture, its ties to the Klondike Gold Rush, the tech boom, interesting architecture and engineering, famous landmarks, and of course its fishing industry. Our tour guide, Holly, was wonderful! She had a vast knowledge of the city and provided great insight when answering our questions. She even pointed out interesting things to do or see that weren't even on the tour. We also greatly appreciated her waiting for us when we were lost and running late to the tour. The bus carried 10 passengers and was handicap accessible. With a small group of travelers it was easier to open up and have conversations with others. There were plenty of bathroom breaks and time to take pictures. Overall, we really enjoyed the tour and wished he had more time to go back and visit some of the places we learned about. I highly recommend it!
    Written 4 July 2022
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    KenT
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2021 • Couples
    I like to know where we are going, so I will tell you. After hotel pickup, we went to Pike Place Market, then traveled down Alaska Way to Pioneer Square, where we had a rest stop. Then back aboard, thru Chinatown and on I90 across Lake Washington to Mercer Island to breath the”million air”. Back to I5, pass Lake Union and then thru the funky Fremont District. Then after another rest stop, a photo stop at the ship canal locks. Then to the “Postcard” Park in the Queen Anne district for more photos. Finally drop off at the Space Needle to tour on your own (or back to your hotel). Can’t think of a Seattle highlight bypassed.
    Most of all, the driver/ tour guide was engaging, well informed, and humorous. And I especially liked that he used maps; most tour guides never use maps to show you where you are.
    Tour was great; you won’t be disappointed.
    Written 29 August 2021
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    Jason
    Chicago, IL5 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    The 3 hour tour ended up being 4 1/2 hours. We were first to be picked up and last to be dropped off. Our tour guide Mark offered to drop passengers off at hotels which made for a very long tour. He often popped the curbs while make turns practically bouncing us out of our seats each time. There was no apologies from out tour guide he just kept talking like nothing happened. My 75 yo father complained about back pain later in the day from all the bouncing. I understand stand that there are some tight turn and that popping the curb will happen but he could have apologized and check on the passengers which he did not do. The tour was informative but half the tour was showing us rich peoples houses which I found boring and pointless. With there being so many other things to see I think the time could have been spent better. I don’t recommend this tour. They could at least offer water once they passed the 3 1/2 hour point. Very disappointed.
    Written 9 July 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Hi Jason, Thanks for leaving feedback on your experience. While we do ask guests to allow for additional time for pickup and drop off, 4 1/2 hours is not the norm. It sounds like there was more than one issue on this particular tour. If you're able to reach out to our office directly, please ask for Nicole. We'd like the opportunity to make this tour right with you. Thanks!
    Written 11 July 2022
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    DFW_Happy_Travelers
    Dallas, TX51 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2023 • Couples
    Our tour of Seattle was even more interesting thanks to Ron, our Tours Northwest guide. He was very entertaining and knowledgeable about each of the areas we toured. Most of the areas were the typical tourist attractions. But several of the areas were "off the beaten path" and places that we would not have known about. His humor and insight made this trip the highlight of our trip to Seattle. He offered to take photos of us and suggested changes to the itinerary, based on the changing weather conditions, so that we could optimize our views of the city. This is definitely the way to explore and experience Seattle.
    Written 27 November 2023
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    Horelick
    NYC87 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2021
    First time in Seattle, and we like to know local flavors and get a "lay of the land". Rem was fantastic, affable, knowledgeable and totally flexible with what we wanted to experience from the tour. He gave a lot of insider tips and insight to the various neighborhoods, history, characters of Seattle. We had some time to kill between landing and hotel check-in, so he suggested the idea of picking us up from the airport, show us the city and drop us off at our hotel. Great way to start our trip!
    Written 5 June 2021
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