Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Boeing Factory Tour from Seattle. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
The tour of the facility was fabulous. I think my husband would have "camped out" if he could have. Didn't really notice much of a "city tour" on the way there.
My wife rolled her eyes when I said, let’s take the kids to the Boeing Factory. So… I went without her. The boys loved it. This is a great experience if you like airplanes, big machines, the world’s largest factory and just watching these massive machines being assembled right before your eyes. Totally worth it!
Great overview of not only the Boeing factory, but of the Seattle area itself. The transportation experience was as much fun as the destination. Liz, our guide, was terrific!
My husband and I greatly enjoyed our Boeing tour. There was some confusion with the bus pick up when one bus dropped us off and left a bunch of us standing on a corner in an *interesting* part of town for twenty minutes or so until another bus came to get us. The tour itself was wonderful and the guides knowledgeable and professional. The factory is worth the effort to get there and is a great example of the aeronautics industry.
Outstanding probably one of the best tour we have ever been on. Very well done highly recommend if you are in Seattle A must see!
We had really been looking forward to this tour, and we weren't disappointed. Picked up at our hotel without any problem, and welcomed warmly aboard by our tour operator. Immediately made to feel comfortable and part of the group.
Our tour guide/driver was wonderful. She gave us some excellent information on the drive to and from Boeing as well as some history of the company. As my husband said, that made the tour worthwhile on its own.
Although it was raining quite heavily at times, and we did get a bit wet and cold while getting in and out of buildings and buses on the actual factory tour, that was just one of those things. The factory tour itself was excellent, and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. Being Aussies, it was particularly exciting to see the first Qantas/Jetstar Dreamliner just about to head to the paint shop for final paint job.
The only con with this tour would be the shemozzle getting a locker at the start. Be aware that you cannot take anything with you on the tour. You will need a $1 note to get a locker, and the line for the lockers just before a tour begins is a bit crazy. Tempers were getting a little frayed when lockers ran out. If that happens, don't panic. Just go to the help desk and they will bag your belongings, give you a password, and store the bag under their counter. That is Boeing's issue, though.
The only other negative was that this particular tour could probably do with another half hour tacked on. With the wet weather, we were delayed a couple of times on the factory tour, so didn't really have much time to explore the Future of Flight exhibit after. As we were on the 11 a.m. Tour, we were also pretty hungry, so decided to forgo the exhibit and have lunch instead. If it had been a fine day, this would have meant no time to go up to the observation deck either. So another half hour wouldn't have gone astray.
All in all, though, we found this to be a fascinating tour--provided by both the tour operator and Boeing.