Half Day Seattle Premium Highlights Tour
Experience Essential Seattle Highlights in just a Half Day. Airport, hotel or cruise transfers included!
Available as a Private Tour for Groups up to 14
Length 3.5 Hours, Morning or Afternoon
Custom Times Available
Your travel agenda in Seattle is probably jam packed! If you’re arriving in the morning to catch an afternoon Alaska cruise, or getting off that cruise in the morning to make an afternoon flight, we’ve got the perfect Seattle excursion for you. We pack the best of Seattle’s highlights into a manageable 3.5-hour excursion that starts wherever in Seattle that you need it to. Hotels, Sea-Tac Airport, or the cruise terminals—it’s all fair game!
We’ll not only transfer your group up to 14 passengers, but take care of your luggage too if you’ve got it in tow. We'll spend this exciting half-day tour exploring Seattle's top city highlights including the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, the Chihuly Glass Museum, Kerry Park and Lake Union. At the end of the tour, we’ll drop you at your hotel, cruise terminal or the airport as needed. Going somewhere else, just let us know and we’ll discuss alternative arrangements.
Explore Pike Place Market
Explore the Best of Seattle
On this half day Seattle premium highlights tour, you’ll explore the best that downtown Seattle has to offer. At each point of interest, we won’t just drive by the sites—you’ll have opportunities to explore each of them on foot. Downtown Seattle highlights include the Pike Place Market, Space Needle, Queen Anne Hill for a panoramic view of downtown and Gas Works Park to marvel at the house boat communities lining Lake Union.
Inclusive of Transfers
This tour can start at Seattle’s cruise terminals, Sea-Tac airport, or any hotels in and around downtown Seattle. At the end of the tour, we’ll drop you off at any of those points as well. Our tour vehicle has room for up to 20 pieces of luggage, so if you’ve just left a cruise or the airport, don’t worry! We’ll transfer your bags too at no extra charge.
This tour is offered as a private experience for just you and your group. We specialize in small groups and have flexible tiered pricing for varying group sizes from 2 to 14 people. Since you’re on a private tour, if you’d like to customize the experience at all—maybe spending more time in one spot and less at another, just let us know and we can make adjustments to fit your needs.
You’ll ride in an our very comfortable extended length, high-roof Ford Transit. If you’re traveling with extra luggage, we’ve got plenty of storage space in the rear of the vehicle along with a separate luggage trailer so you don’t have to feel like you’re sitting on top of your bags. We can provide complimentary child booster seats with advance notice and most collapsible wheelchairs will fit into the rear of our vehicle too.
Explore Seattle’s essential scenes on this packed half day tour!
Best of Downtown Seattle
With a great guide, a roomy, comfortable vehicle and many sites to explore around Seattle, you're on your way to a great day! After your guide picks your group up from either the cruise terminals, any of Seattle’s hotels, or Sea-Tac Airport, we’ll start with perhaps Seattle's most famous of all landmarks, The Pike Place Market. Your guide will point out the main attractions and steer you toward your specific interests. You'll have 30 minutes to browse the many stalls for delightful delicacies, watch the fishmongers toss their slippery merchandise, visit the original Starbucks or find the perfect read for the plane ride home at one of the used bookstores. Well, maybe our next stop is Seattle's most famous landmark, the Space Needle. If time permits, head to the Observation Deck for outstanding views of the city or visit one of the other interesting attractions located in the Seattle Center, such as the Museum of Pop Culture, the Seattle Children's Museum, the Chihuly Glass Museum, or the Pacific Science Center. You'll have about 45 minutes to explore the venue of your choice.
Seattle Views to Remember
Next, we’ll visit Queen Anne Hill, known for its 19th-century homes along with an amazing panoramic view of the city and Elliot Bay below. In case you didn’t make it up to the Observation Deck at the Space Needle, the view from up here is the next best thing! While you can't see forever on a clear day, you will get a great view of snow-capped Mt. Rainier, a sight cherished by Seattle's residents.
We move on to a very cool, very unique place, Gas Works Park, located on the North Shore of Lake Union. The city of Seattle turned the remnants of the sole remaining coal gasification plant in the United States, what many would have considered junk, into a one-of-a-kind park. It's rusty pipes, storage tanks, gears and ladders have been re-envisioned into a giant work of art. It's even on the National Register of Historic Places. Take it all in while enjoying boats sailing on the lake and watching seaplanes taking off and landing. From this vantage point, you can glimpse Seattle's houseboat communities. Fans of the rom-com Sleepless In Seattle will recognize this as the place where Tom Hanks' character and his son lived (at least until they headed to NYC to meet Meg Ryan at the top of the Empire State Building).
Drop-Off or Transfer
After this exciting half-day tour, your guide will drop you off at any of the following: back to your Seattle hotel, Sea-Tac airport, or the cruise terminal. If you need to head somewhere else outside of Seattle, just let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.
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Your tour includes door-to-door service from Seattle’s cruise terminals, any hotels located in or around downtown Seattle, or Sea-Tac Airport. This tour is available in the morning or afternoon, with a departure time of 9:00am or 2:00pm typical pick-up time is 9:00am. If your group requires a customized pick-up time due to your travel itinerary, please let us know at the time of check out.
The tour’s duration is approximately 3.5 hours, but may vary slightly due to traffic. If you require additional use of the charter transportation after the conclusion of the tour, please let us know at check out. We can drop you off at any hotel in or around downtown Seattle, at Seattle’s cruise terminals or at Sea-Tac airport. If you require drop-off at another area outside of Seattle, we will do our best to accommodate you. Drop-off service for areas outside of Seattle may incur additional charges. We will discuss any applicable charges with you once we receive your booking.
Pick-up and drop-off at the cruise terminals, Seattle hotels, or Sea-Tac Airport
Private half day transportation in our comfortable high-roof van
Visit Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, Queen Anne Hill, Gas Works Park, and Lake Union
Bottled water throughout the day
Storage and transfer for up to 20 pieces of luggage
Gratuities are not required but always appreciated for good service (typical gratuities are about 15% of your tour package)
Entrance tickets to the Space Needle Observation Deck and Chihuly Glass Museum
Not enough Tour for you? We’ve got a Full Day Tour too!
If you’re in not so much of a rush—maybe you booked a night flight before realizing you’re getting back your cruise in Seattle at 9:00am? We’re sure you don’t want to spend the day in the airport, so we’ve got an extended, full day, 8-hour version of this incredible tour that also includes visits to incredible sites outside of Seattle! Catch glimpses of the rugged Cascade mountains, feel the cool spray blowing off of 268-foot high Snoqualmie Falls, and enjoy a complimentary wine tasting experience in Woodinville, the heart of western Washington’s wine country!