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Pike Place Market Tours

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Every day from dawn to dusk, Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market buzzes with locals and tourists alike, who come to browse the 150 stalls of fresh seafood, produce, flowers, artisanal products, and local art, plus see the numerous street performers wandering throughout.

The Basics
The best way to experience Seattle’s top gastronomic attraction is by sampling your way through it. Guided tasting tours, cooking classes, and cultural walking tours of the market are all excellent ways to take in the sights and sounds while trying a little bit of everything that’s on offer. It’s even possible to book an early-access tour to avoid the crowds or take a chef-guided food tour for professional guidance. On a Pike Place Market tour, you can taste original foods crafted by local artisans, see the famous fish throwers toss around ultra-fresh fish, and even find some hidden gems you might not discover on your own.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The main and north arcades are the most popular areas at Pike Place Market.
  • Save some pocket change for Rachel, the bronze charity piggy bank that serves as Pike Place Market’s unofficial mascot. Look for her under the Public Market Center sign.
  • For a little respite or a picnic lunch, head over to Victor Steinbrueck Park, at the north end of the market at the intersection of Pike Place, Virginia Street, and Western Avenue. (Look for the two towering totem poles.) Other nearby nearby attractions include the Seattle Art Museum, Waterfront Park, and the Seattle Aquarium.

How to Get There
Pike Place Market is located in downtown Seattle on the waterfront, at First Avenue between Pike and Pine streets. The market is accessible via bus and streetcar. An information booth is located below the Pike Place Market sign, where you can pick up a free guide and market map.

When to Get There
Because the majority of the action at Pike Place Market takes place indoors, it’s a great place to visit all year-round. The market is open from dawn to dusk and is always bustling, but you can often avoid the crowds by visiting on weekday mornings.

Classic Fish Throwing at Pike Place 
One of the most entertaining spectacles are the seafood stalls, where fishmongers throw salmon and other fish to each other rather than passing them by hand. When a customer places an order, an employee at the ice-covered fish table picks up the fish and theatrically hurls it over the countertop so it goes flying through the air to another employee who catches it and preps it for sale. Vendors can pack fish for travel and can ship throughout the US.
Address: Between Western Avenue, 1st Avenue, and Pike Street, Downtown, Seattle 98101, USA
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Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour

Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour

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Seattle is famous for its bustling waterfront, numerous green spaces, and historic neighborhoods. Ideal for first-time visitors, this sightseeing tour provides an overview of top attractions such as Pioneer Square, the Space Needle, and Pike Place market. Sit back and relax while your guide provides historical and cultural background for each destination, and enjoy stops to walk and take photos.
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  • 3 hours
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$79.00
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Half-Day Guided Tour of Seattle City and Snoqualmie Falls

Half-Day Guided Tour of Seattle City and Snoqualmie Falls

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Find out what makes Seattle one of the most popular areas in the US on this half-day Snoqualmie Falls and Seattle city tour. Visit Snoqualmie Falls, and then journey into the vibrant interior of Seattle itself. Sit back and enjoy the sights of the Emerald City from your window seat as you pass Pioneer Square, Fremont Troll, and a top city vantage point. Ample time at each stop is included.
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  • 4 hours
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$76.00
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4-Hour Seattle City Tour

4-Hour Seattle City Tour

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It might seem a little bit intimidating exploring one of the largest cities in Washington and the Pacific Northwest region all on your own, but there’s no need to stress. This 4-hour guided tour helps you conquer all the hot spots of Seattle, including the Space Needle, China Town, and T-Mobile Park. Your guide knows all the quickest ways around, so you can see more in less time.  
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  • 4 hours
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3-Hour Seattle City Tour

3-Hour Seattle City Tour

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Experience the best of Seattle on this small-group minibus tour in and around the Emerald City. Visit great attractions in downtown Seattle and at the Seattle waterfront. Travel to Pioneer Square, Chinatown and International District, plus Seattle Center (with the iconic Space Needle), hopping out for photo ops throughout the tour.
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  • 3 hours
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$80.29
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Pre-Cruise Tour: Transportation & Seattle City Tour

Pre-Cruise Tour: Transportation & Seattle City Tour

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Waiting to take off on a cruise? Get to know the beautiful city of Seattle on a small-group guided sightseeing tour around town. Hop in a mini-coach and enjoy a relaxing ride to the city’s most popular attractions, like the iconic Space Needle, Pike Place Market, and many more, including a great view of Mt. Rainier. Hotel pickup and port drop-off are included. Luggage will be safely stowed during the tour, and a timely return to the cruise port is guaranteed.
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  • 3 hours
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Seattle Highlights Sightseeing Tour

Seattle Highlights Sightseeing Tour

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Check out Seattle’s latest attractions and hip culture on this 1.5-hour, guided sightseeing tour around the city. Drive by must-see sites like popular Pike Place Market, historic Pioneer Square and the iconic Space Needle. See Kurt Cobain’s former home as well as a certain floating house from the movie 'Sleepless in Seattle.' With lively narration and some of Seattle’s best music playing, this is sure to be a tour that is both educational and entertaining. Transportation by minibus. Hotel pickup is included for customers staying at downtown Seattle hotels, South Lake Union area hotels, or university area hotels.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private Tour: Seattle Highlights

Private Tour: Seattle Highlights

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See the best of Seattle on this private, 3-hour, sightseeing tour. Pick and choose the sites and attractions with the most appeal and let an expert guide lead the way. Consider the many options: the iconic Space Needle, the famous Pike Place Market and the Elliott Bay waterfront. How about Pioneer Square, the birthplace of Seattle, or the Ballard Locks? Get sweeping views of Puget Sound and Mt Rainier. This customizable tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 3 hours
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Seattle in One Day: Sightseeing Tour including Space Needle and Pike Place Market

Seattle in One Day: Sightseeing Tour including Space Needle and Pike Place Market

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See the best of Seattle on this sightseeing tour. Sit back and relax in a spacious coach as a knowledgeable guide presents Seattle’s neighborhoods and attractions. See the iconic Space Needle (admission included) with stellar views of the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, including majestic Mt Rainier. There’s Pike Place Market and the Elliott Bay waterfront, plus Pioneer Square. The list goes on. This tour includes convenient hotel pickup.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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Chinatown To Pike Place Market Tour In Seattle

Chinatown To Pike Place Market Tour In Seattle

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Discover three of Seattle’s bustling neighborhoods: Chinatown-International District, Pioneer Square, and Pike Place Market. With a local guide, start your walking tour in Chinatown where you will visit important cultural landmarks as well as the Seattle Pinball Museum. Learn about the city’s history and check out the enormous waterfall at Pioneer Square, and enjoy lunch and artisan shopping at Pike Place Market.
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  • 4 hours
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City Sightseeing Seattle Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Seattle Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Visit top sights and neighborhoods with 1- or 2-day tickets for a hop-on hop-off Seattle bus tour. Without the hassle and expense of parking in some of the city’s busiest areas, you can simply enjoy the view from the double-decker, open-top bus, hopping off to visit the Space Needle, Chinatown, Pike Place Market, waterfront piers, and more, while listening to interesting facts and background on each place you pass.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
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Seattle Shore Excursion: Private City Tour

Seattle Shore Excursion: Private City Tour

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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).
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  • 3 hours
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Private 3-Hour Seattle City Tour

Private 3-Hour Seattle City Tour

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Get to know the landscape of Seattle on a private sightseeing tour that provides an introduction to the city--great for the start of your stay. Traveling in a Suburban (avoid the bus tours), you'll pass by Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, and other major attractions across seven neighborhoods. Along the way, stop for photo ops and learn about local history.
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  • 3 hours
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Seattle Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Seattle Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Seattle is a town ripe for discovery and this invigorating smartphone-guided scavenger hunt is a novel and invigorating way to explore the Emerald City. The 3-hour event force you to solve clues and navigate the city streets, all while taking in the overlooked cultural gems of the city and learning some local history. Note: Pricing is per individual but teams must book together to be in same adventure.
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Seattle Scavenger Hunt: Seattle By The Sound

Seattle Scavenger Hunt: Seattle By The Sound

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Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
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  • 2 hours
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Private Auto-guided Tour of Seattle

Private Auto-guided Tour of Seattle

Go on a walking tour of Seattle where you will play a city game following clues and solving puzzles to find out historic information about Seattle and the events around the Klondike Gold Rush. You’ll also learn about Seattle Underground and the Great Seattle Fire, while touring many of the historic locations in downtown Seattle. Each clue will lead you from one place to another by providing you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. As you answer the questions, solve the challenge, or guess the answer, the secret story of each place is unlocked. The city game will take you about 1.5 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit which will allow you to go at your own pace.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Seattle's Only Underground Donut Tour

Seattle's Only Underground Donut Tour

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We've always had a passion for donuts, but only recently did we realize just how many others do too. And when looking around, we didn't see anything that truly celebrated donuts in all their glory, hence the Underground Donut Tour was born. This tour is for anyone who truly enjoys donuts. At each location, you'll be able to try a curated sample of one of that location's best donuts. Our tours include such favorites as Top Pot Doughnuts, Tempesta Coffee & Donuts, Dahlia Bakery and Daily Dozen Doughnuts in Pike Place Market. We hope you can join us!
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  • 2 hours
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$30.77
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Haunted Seattle Ghost and Pub Walking Tour

Haunted Seattle Ghost and Pub Walking Tour

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This combination ghost tour and pub crawl that will take you on a walking tour to explore the fascinating history of Seattle and hear some of its most famous and creepy haunted stories. 21+ only. A costumed guide will lead tour goers on a 2-2.5 hour journey, offering glimpses into the past and revealing the stories of long-dead phantoms and specters who still call Seattle home. You'll visit three different bars, and have time to enjoy a delicious libation (at own expense) as the guide tells you about all the spooky happenings and great history of this amazing town!
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Lonely Planet Experience: Seattle Private Walking Tour Best of Pacific Northwest

Lonely Planet Experience: Seattle Private Walking Tour Best of Pacific Northwest

With stunning Puget Sound and Mt. Rainier as a backdrop, this private walking tour of Seattle offers so much more than the Pike Place Market and the Space Needle. Begin at Seattle’s Elliott Bay, where ferries run all day, with a stroll along its picturesque waterfront. Immerse yourself in the bustling Pike Place Market, where your guide will offer an orientation into its incredible food scene. Mix with the locals and enjoy a bite of whatever suits your fancy. Delight in the lower Queen Anne neighbourhood, with its impressive collection of historic homes. See glassblowers practicing their craft at Chihuly Gardens at the Seattle Centre. Learn about the impact the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has on the community in Seattle, with a stroll around its public campus. Finish the tour at the iconic Space Needle, with admission to the famous World’s Fair landmark, with sweeping views of the entire city and the surrounding area at the top.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$230.00
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Seattle Private Tours with a Local: Highlights & Hidden Gems 100% Personalized

Seattle Private Tours with a Local: Highlights & Hidden Gems 100% Personalized

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Join a local Seattle guide for a fully personalized, private tour that’s designed just for you. With half a day to explore alongside a guide who shares your interests, you can search for the perfect cup of coffee, discover funky neighborhoods, or browse unique shops, skipping group tours' more generic itineraries for a curated experience and local perspective.
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  • 4 hours
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$129.50
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Seattle: Book A Local Host For Six Hours

Seattle: Book A Local Host For Six Hours

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Seattle’s dramatic setting, thriving bar and restaurant scene, and proximity to nature captivate visitors. This tour, led by a local, helps you go off the beaten track and see the city through the eyes of a native. Before you arrive, you’ll tell your guide your preferences and interests. From there, your guide will develop an itinerary visiting the hidden gems most visitors miss.
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  • 6 hours
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Must See Seattle Full Day Walking Tour

Must See Seattle Full Day Walking Tour

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With just one day to experience Seattle, this private tour lets you explore at your own pace and benefit from the undivided attention of a local guide. See top attractions such as the Space Needle, Pacific Science Centre, and Pioneer Square; browse the stalls at the famous Pike Place Market; and explore local neighborhoods like Chinatown and Capitol Hill.
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  • 8 hours
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$184.17
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Family Adventure Walking Tour In Seattle

Family Adventure Walking Tour In Seattle

We know that city breaks as a family can be unpredictable to say the least, but in a city like Seattle, that won’t be a problem! Whatever their age, however fussy your little ones can be with food and in spite of the rain that might fall, there’s always something to top that will keep the whole family happy! Seattle is packed with interactive museums like the Pacific Science Centre, opportunities to get active outdoors by canoeing on Lake Union or exploring Discovery Park with its forest trails and Native American Cultural Centre, and rainy day options like the Aquarium. So let a local show you the family side of this dynamic, modern city so you can make new memories and create the perfect family break in Seattle!
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  • 3 hours
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Seattle Coffee Tours with a Local: Best Coffee & Cake 100% Personalized

Seattle Coffee Tours with a Local: Best Coffee & Cake 100% Personalized

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Coffee is part of the local culture of Seattle, and knowing which roasteries and cafes to try can be overwhelming. Let a local coffee expert be your personal guide through the city. Enjoy a day of sipping three unique brews at independent coffee shops. Learn about the process of roasting beans and creating a balanced blend, and even try your hand at pulling an espresso shot at the La Marzocco Espresso Lab.
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  • 3 hours
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$165.47
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Seattle Food Tours with a Local: A Feast for Foodies 100% Personalized

Seattle Food Tours with a Local: A Feast for Foodies 100% Personalized

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With the trend towards craft food and drink in the Pacific Northwest, it can be overwhelming to know where to go to get the best bites. Join a passionate foodie on a customized private tour of Downtown Seattle's food scene. You’ll taste your way through Pike Place Market, taste locally-brewed beer, and wrap up your experience with specialty chocolates and desserts.
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  • 4 hours
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