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Seattle: Underground Donut Tour

1. Seattle: Underground Donut Tour

Take a donut tour of the Emerald City, and discover the best Seattle has to offer. At each location, you will taste a curated sample of the best donuts. Some of the stops on this downtown tour include Top Pot Doughnuts, Dahlia Bakery, and Daily Dozen Doughnuts, all of which are authentic donut institutions. This 2-hour walking tour is led by a passionate donut expert, who will guide you to some of Seattle's best donut locales. The tour can cater to all size groups, both large and small. The donut tour is great for bachelor and bachelorette parties, birthdays, family reunions, weekend getaways, or even corporate events.

Seattle: Walking Chocolate Tour with Tastings

2. Seattle: Walking Chocolate Tour with Tastings

Reintroduce yourself to chocolate and the cacao bean with this tour of Seattle's chocolate. Learn the story behind each tasting, the history of cacao, and the importance of chocolate in this city. Travel to 8 local restaurants, bakeries, and chocolatiers which may include Cupcake Royale, Tom Douglas's Dahlia Bakery, Indi Chocolate, Joe Chocolate, The Confectional, and Fran's Chocolates. Taste 12 samples of some of the finest chocolate in the city. Each stop of the tour offers a unique taste and tells one part of the vast story of the cacao bean. Eat a hero's dose of cupcakes, ice cream, cookies, pie, drinking chocolate, and truffles. Try dark, milk, and white chocolate. Eat your fill and have some extra to pack away for later, or impress your guide by finishing it all. Listen as your guide puts each bite into context, both historically and as it relates to the culture of Seattle and the core values of Pike Place Market.

Seattle: Private Highlights Experience with a Local

3. Seattle: Private Highlights Experience with a Local

This experience is essential to anyone who is serious about exploring the best of Seattle. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Lace up your walking shoes, grab an umbrella if it looks like rain and get ready to hit the streets of Seattle with your local host. You could start by grabbing a coffee to go in one of the historic coffee houses and visit two of the city's top attractions - Pike Place Market and the Olympic Sculpture Park.  Your local host will point out the market's best arts and crafts vendors, where you can shop for distinctive gifts and souvenirs or pick-up a handmade pastry. Wander through the dark depths of the market to search out unusual specialty shops which tourists normally miss. Notice the contrast with the tacky tourist shops, fish and chips counters and mediocre, overpriced restaurants on the waterfront, where the redeeming features are the views across Elliott Bay to the Olympic Mountains. A wide sidewalk along the waterfront is perfect for strolling and admiring the Seattle Aquarium.  Next, you could wander towards the historic Pioneer Square area and stop to check out the big windows and local artwork at Zeitgeist Coffee, which is popular with Seattle's local art crowd. Your local host will recommend a few options for places where locals go to have a quick bite so you can get your energy back. For the afternoon, you may want to visit the Seattle Center, primarily known as the home of the iconic Space Needle, but also home to the Seattle Opera, the Pacific Northwest Ballet, numerous theater companies, a children's museum and a science museum. If you are interested in finding out more about the shows and exhibitions, your local host will be able to advise and help with your bookings.  Finish your day back where you started at Pike Place Market. By nightfall, the fishmongers and flower vendors will be long gone and the shops will be closed but some of the city's best restaurants and most enjoyable bars will light up. Whatever your mood or preferences, share these with your local host to get recommendations on the best places to catch an eclectic musical act, listen to Irish music or enjoy a romantic late dinner. This experience is great for all ages.

Seattle: Pike Place Market Plant-Based Food Tour

4. Seattle: Pike Place Market Plant-Based Food Tour

Enjoy a plant-based food walking tour through the unique atmosphere of Pike Place. Let your expert local guide put each bite into the historical context of Seattle and the market as you devour delicious food. Embark on a foodie fast pass tour to Pike Place Market. Feast on delicious plant-based foods as you hear stories from Seattle and the market's history. Experience an authentic and working atmosphere where local producers sell their goods, and where everyone who wishes can be a part of the community. Learn about how the market can be a blueprint for a better way of doing business and organizing people around shared values. Explore the market and its varied tastes with your expert, local guide. They will be happy to give you recommendations for other sights, activities, and food.

Seattle Self-Guided Audio Tour

5. Seattle Self-Guided Audio Tour

Enjoy a 3-hour self-guided MP3 audio tour of Seattle that comes with a fully detailed map of the area the tour covers. Explore the city that’s home to the first Starbucks store! Discover the wonders of Seattle, visiting the iconic Space Needle and the bustling Pike Place Market. Learn about the Gold Rush days on a visit to the famous Klondike Gold Rush Park. Stop at some of the many restaurants and cafés, and try some of the best seafood in the country. See Victor Steinbrueck Park, take in the views from Alki Point and ride the Monorail at Westlake Center. See the 5th Avenue Theater, the Seattle Art Museum and Pioneer Square. Enjoy your tour at your own pace.

Seattle: Happy Hour Restaurant Tour

6. Seattle: Happy Hour Restaurant Tour

Eat and sip your way through Seattle like a local on this walking tour. Your ticket includes food and drinks tastings at 5 of Downtown Seattle’s most beloved restaurants. Altogether, the drinks are equivalent to 3 cocktails (non-alcoholic options available), and there is enough food that you should show up hungry! The Pacific Northwest has always been a proponent of fresh, local, and sustainable consumption, and something special happens when you get these quality ingredients in the hands of somebody who speaks the language of flavor. You'll be accompanied on this tour by an experienced local guide who has hand-selected a tasting menu that showcases the best our city has to offer. Food is only half the story however from the early days of U.S. expansion into the Puget Sound region, people have sought the comfort of alcohol to brighten the famously gray skies. From lumberjacks to rum runners to the microbrewery revolution, you'll learn about the foundation of sin and vice on which the Emerald City has been built.

Seattle: Book a Local Host

7. Seattle: Book a Local Host

Book this tour and the supplier team will contact you within 24 hours and ask you questions about your preferences and interests, so they can match you with a like-minded Local Seattleite. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Keeping in mind your personal answers they will put together a itinerary, just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. They will arrange a meeting with your guide in the most convenient place for you. If during the tour you feel like changing direction, or your guide believes that you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, he/she will suggest and discuss changes to the itinerary with you. Enjoy discovering amazing spots in Seattle that you don't know about and are difficult to find in any guidebook or on the Internet, because they are lesser known to the crowd but beloved by Locals! The day revolves around your wishes so enjoy your private meet-up and itinerary and let your Local show you the Seattle you will love.

Seattle: Capitol Hill Art and Music Tour with a Local

8. Seattle: Capitol Hill Art and Music Tour with a Local

Meet your local guide at your hotel then set out onto the colorful streets of Seattle’s Capitol Hill. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Customize the tour to suit your interests and spend the day exploring the very best art and cultural venues that the city has to offer. Throughout the day, listen to your guide's fascinating insight and knowledge of the city, and receive tips and tricks to enhance your stay. Perhaps you’ll visit the Olympic Sculpture Park, or the Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit. Maybe the Seattle Center’s Space Needle is more appealing to you, or a trip to the Museum of Pop Culture. You could also stop by the Frye Art Museum, an intimate gallery which features a cluster of extraordinary exhibits. Or if you’re into cinema, check out the curved screen of the Cinerama which shows classic movies as well as first-run events. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy a lunch break at the vibrant Pike Place Market. Soak up the authentic charm of this bustling market, and try some authentic Pacific Northwest cuisine while wandering between the artisan stalls.

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What people are saying about Seattle

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Holly was great! Very knowledgeable and patient! I would recommend this tour! I would also recommend giving returning tour patrons 10% off at the locations after the tour. We actually went back to 2 of the 3 stops for breakfast in the upcoming days.

Will was very informative and interactive with the group, kept us all entertained and had plenty of activities for us! Definitely would love to have him host another Seattle Tour, made the day very memorable.

One of the best educational tours we took. Wil our guide was amazing and made sure our daughter who was celebrating birthday experienced the best day. I highly recommend Wil and his company.

This was AMAZING . Not only did we get to sample divine food, Will was a wealth of knowledge regarding the market which was really neat to learn about. Book this tour!

Super informative and definitely a lot of chocolate! Highly recommend and we loved Will!