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Pike Place Market: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Seattle: Pike Place Market Chef-Guided Food Tour

    1. Seattle: Pike Place Market Chef-Guided Food Tour

    Meet your chef guide and begin your adventure by watching cheese being made as you learn about the local dairy industry. Then, head to Beecher's Mac N Cheese and Elleno's yogurt for a tasting. Check out a secret garden that grows food then skip the line to Pike Place Chowder. Get inspired with small business stories like that of Chukar Cherries and taste several different types of chocolate-covered cherries including Seattle's famous Rainier cherry. Learn about bean-to-bar chocolate, and where chefs buy their produce, meat, and seafood. Discover local Seattle businesses with a story that stems from a passion to source soundly and make decadent food. This is a unique way to explore Pike Place Market, its small businesses and savor the local delicacies. The tour will visit 9 different stops with about 15 small bites. In addition to tasting and learning about Pike Place Market, you will r...

    Chef John was a fabulous guide. Everyone knew him and he knew the market and food very well

  • Seattle: 3-Hour City Highlights Tour

    2. Seattle: 3-Hour City Highlights Tour

    See the sights of Seattle with a courteous and knowledgeable guide, and explore the city like a local. Hear interesting anecdotes and discover little known gems within the unique neighborhoods that make Seattle such a special place to live. Climb aboard a minivan and drive through the bustling downtown retail district into Pike Place Market. See where the world's first Starbucks coffeehouse opened, and keep a look out for flying fish! Admire the diverse architectural styles as you cruise from the award-winning, ultra-modern public library to the greatest concentration of early 20th-century Romanesque architecture in the USA. Get an up-close view of side-by-side mega-sports arenas practically across the street from the Port of Seattle. See the International District with its diverse pan-Asian community and artistic presence. Journey past King Street Station and Union Station, and contin...

    Initially, I thought 3 hrs. would be too long, but as it turned out, it wasn't. DC was our tour guide, and he is very knowledgeable about the city, especially seaport and fishing industry. We enjoyed the interactive nature of the tour and thought it was a good overview if the city. We felt is was well worth the price.

  • Seattle: 3-Hour City Tour by Bus

    3. Seattle: 3-Hour City Tour by Bus

    Discover the best of Seattle on a 3-hour guided, small-group tour covering almost 50 miles including three main stops: Pioneer Square, Ballard Locks, and a city skyline viewpoint for unforgettable photo opportunities. Sit back and relax as a knowledgeable guide presents Seattle's history, neighborhoods, and attractions. The tour visits the following highlights: • Pike Place Market • Olympic and Cascade Mountain views • Seattle waterfront • Historic Pioneer Square • Waterfall Garden Park • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park • T-mobile Park and CenturyLink field • Chinatown and International District • Lake Washington • I-90 Floating Bridge • Mercer Island • Puget Sound views • Panoramic Seattle city views • Fremont neighborhood and Troll • Lake Union and Ship Canal • Fishermen’s Terminal • Ballard Locks/salmon ladder • Discovery Park • Scenic Magnolia Bluff with its stunning ho...

    Loved the City Tour and highly recommend! Our guide Brian was awesome…entertaining and extremely knowledgeable!

  • Pike Place Market: Walking Food Tour

    4. Pike Place Market: Walking Food Tour

    Pike Place Market is a joyous assault on the senses. With fish mongers throwing large fish past your head, restaurant after restaurant lining the sides and masses of people milling about, it is a place best explored with a local. During your Taste of Pike Place, you will be guided deep into the heart of this lovely place, for a taste of some of the best parts of the market. Your guide will share with you the legends and history of the colorful characters who have walked the hallways and hawked their wares. During your tour, taste the best locally made artisan foods the market has to offer, including authentic Indian samosas, Italian gelato, Greek Yogurt, Pacific Northwest Native American style smoked salmon, America's #1 rated clam chowder, Italian truffles, the best wild salmon burger in Seattle, and more. Substitutions available for most dietary restrictions available with advance not...

    All the foods great. Woody was an awesome guide. Be prepared to walk. Get the peach nectar/champagne when tasting Truffles.

  • Seattle: Underground Donut Tour

    5. 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: The Ultimate Food Experience with Local Guide

    6. Seattle: The Ultimate Food Experience with Local Guide

    Join a local, who will share the secrets of the local Seattle food scene as you make your way through Downtown 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. Begin your experience in Pike Place Market, where you will taste fresh oysters, the best clam chowder in the country, Chef Tom Douglas's signature salmon burger or crab cakes and Dungeness crab. You will also have the opportunity to taste locally made cheese and scrumptious mac n’ cheese, salted caramel, traditional hot donuts and real Italian gelato, all made with regional and sustainably sourced ingredients! Try the original Starbucks Cafe or indulge in Seattle’s other specialty brew - craft beer! Head to the Seattle Brew Co. or the Old Stove Brewing Co., where you can sample some craft beers,...

  • Seattle Self-Guided Audio Tour

    7. 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: Historical Downtown Exploration Game

    8. Seattle: Historical Downtown Exploration Game

    Be led on an exciting self-guided tour around Seattle's city center while playing a mobile-based quest with your friends and family. Solve clues and discover the fascinating history behind the monuments and attractions. Download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. Follow clues that will take you back in time to learn about the origins of some of downtown's most iconic buildings and tourist sites like Pike Place Market. Here's a sneak peek at the storyline: “You are standing at Union Station, unsure of why you're there. You realize you're a ticket for the S.S. Portland. You'll need to gather your supplies before boarding the next ship to the Yukon region to try your luck finding gold before other miners..." Unlock the secret stories of the places you visit as you solve the problem and guess the answers. Learn about the events around the Klondike Gold Rush, the S...

  • Seattle: Private Highlights Experience with a Local

    9. 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,...

  • Seattle Urban Adventure Quest Team Scavenger Hunt

    10. Seattle Urban Adventure Quest Team Scavenger Hunt

    Turn Seattle into a giant game board on the Urban Adventure Quest that’s priced for a group of up to 5 players. This interactive scavenger hunt combines the fun of the Amazing Race with a 3-hour sightseeing tour of the city. This is the perfect activity for groups, large or small, interested in seeing the most well-known sites as well as the often-overlooked hidden gems the city keeps secret. Race to be the first to finish the game, or take as much time as you need, learning about local history along the way. Guided from any smartphone, groups make their way through the city, solving clues and completing challenges. The adventure begins at the Seattle Center and takes you on a well-designed course that includes sights around the Space Needle and others downtown and within the Pikes Place Market area. The Quest requires about 2 miles of walking and uses the Seattle monorail system at ...

    Fun way to see highlights of downtown Seattle, and where you might want to go back and spend more time. But definitely plan on more than 2 hours for this adventure.

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What people are saying about Pike Place Market

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 227 reviews

This was an excellent choice of how to see Pike's Market. Our guide Sean was great and we enjoyed all of the bites that he took us to see. We sent back and visited several of the places that Sean had taken us to. Totally would recommend this tour to someone that has a tendency to aimlessly wander around. If you do this tour first then you take have more information to revisit Pike's Market on your own.

Initially, I thought 3 hrs. would be too long, but as it turned out, it wasn't. DC was our tour guide, and he is very knowledgeable about the city, especially seaport and fishing industry. We enjoyed the interactive nature of the tour and thought it was a good overview if the city. We felt is was well worth the price.

All the foods great. Woody was an awesome guide. Be prepared to walk. Get the peach nectar/champagne when tasting Truffles.

Chef John was a fabulous guide. Everyone knew him and he knew the market and food very well

Very knowledgeable guide and lot’s of delicious tastings.