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.
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Address: Between Western Avenue, 1st Avenue, and Pike Street, Downtown, Seattle 98101, USA
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Viator Exclusive: Early-Access Food Tour of Pike Place Market

Experience the food and culture at one of Seattle’s most famous landmarks, Pike Place Market, on this guided, 2-hour tasting tour. This is the original food and cultural tour of Pike Place Market with a bonus: exclusive, early access to the Market before the crowds arrive. Enjoy 16 diverse tastings, from fresh produce, warm cheddar biscuits and smoked salmon to local coffee, doughnuts, pastries and much more. Interact with the merchants before it gets busy, then savor the flavors, as well as the sights and sounds, of this historic attraction.
  • Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
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Food and Cultural Walking Tour of Pike Place Market

Experience the food and culture at one of Seattle’s most famous landmarks, Pike Place Market, on this 2-hour walking tour. This is the original food and cultural tour of Pike Place Market. Enjoy more than 16 diverse tastings, from fresh produce and crab cakes to local coffee, doughnuts, pastries and much more. Feel like a market insider on this behind-the-scenes adventure to savor the flavors of this historic attraction.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Gourmet Seattle Walking Tour

Experience the best of gourmet dining in Seattle on this 2.5-hour walking tour around the city’s finest restaurants and hot spots. Visit seven tasting locations in Belltown, downtown Seattle, and Pike Place Market. From appetizer to dessert, enjoy a relaxed pace on your introduction to some of Seattle’s most popular restaurants.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Taste of Pike Place Market Tour

Experience one of Seattle’s most famous landmarks, Pike Place Market, on this guided, 2.5-hour food tour. Enjoy eight diverse tastings, from authentic Italian gelato, voted Seattle's best dessert, to famous Emerald City super chef Tom Douglas's signature salmon burger. Learn about the market’s history and hear stories of its past- to present-day happenings. Feel like a market insider on a behind-the-scenes adventure to savor the flavors, as well as the sights and sounds, of this historic attraction.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Chef-Guided Food Tour of Pike Place Market

Experience the food and culture at one of Seattle’s most famous landmarks, Pike Place Market, on this 2-hour, chef-guided food tour. See where chef’s shop and locals hang out. Enjoy diverse tastings at nearly a dozen different stops — places like Beecher's ‘World's Best’ Mac and Cheese, Local Color coffee shop, Britt's Pickles, Ellenos Real Greek Yogurt and more. Feel like a market insider on this behind-the-scenes adventure to savor the flavors, as well as the sights and sounds, of this historic attraction.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Cooking Class in Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market is a food lover’s paradise, and this cooking class allows you to experience the market behind the scenes. You’ll enjoy the Atrium Kitchen, an intimate, hands-on environment in which to learn techniques from a professional chef while hearing about Seattle’s history. You’ll then dine on the local Northwest cuisine you helped prepare while relaxing with your new friends. You'll be inspired to replicate these recipes at home.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Pre-Cruise Seattle Sightseeing Tour

Transfer from your airport hotel to the cruise terminal — and tour Seattle in between — on this 3-hour pre-cruise city tour. See Seattle's most popular attractions, including the Space Needle and the original Starbucks, on this fully narrated excursion that includes pickup from your airport hotel and drop-off at the cruise terminal around noon.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Seattle in One Day: Sightseeing Tour including Space Needle and Pike Place Market

See the best of Seattle on this 6-hour 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 and drop-off.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Seattle Combo Tour: City Tour, Pike Place Market and Boeing Factory

See Seattle’s main attractions on this 9-hour, guided sightseeing tour in an around the Emerald City. Visit must-see sites like the iconic Space Needle, the beautiful Seattle waterfront, historic Pioneer Square and Puget Sound, among many others. Enjoy 1.5 hours for lunch and leisure at the world famous Pike Place Market on the waterfront. Then tour the massive Boeing assembly plant, the world’s largest building by volume. See airplanes being built and the Future of Flight Aviation Center. This tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Snoqualmie Falls and Seattle City Tour

Find out what makes Seattle one of the most popular areas in the US on this 4-hour 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.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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3-Hour Seattle City Tour

Want an introduction to Seattle and its unique neighborhoods? Experience the best of Seattle on this 3-hour 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 the International District, plus Seattle Center (with the iconic Space Needle).
  • Duration: 3 hours
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City Sightseeing Seattle Hop On Hop Off Tour

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.
  • Duration: 1 to 2 days
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  • Duration: 1 to 2 days
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Seattle Highlights Sightseeing Tour

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.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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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.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Pre-Cruise Tour: Transportation & Seattle City Tour

Waiting to take off on a cruise? Get to know the beautiful city of Seattle on a guided, 3-hour, small-group 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.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Tour: Seattle Highlights

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.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Seattle Shore Excursion: Private City Tour

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).
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Seattle City Tour Spanish

Tours 100% en Español! El tour de la ciudad es un circuito que ofrece a los visitantes una introducción a la historia, arquitectura, gastronomía entre otros atractivos de la ciudad Esmeralda. Sitios que se exploraran en el recorrido: Mercado Pike Place, Pioneer Square Distrito Histórico, Escultura del Troll, Terminal Pesquera, las Esclusas de Ballard, Magnolia, Queen Ann y Kerry Park para las mejores fotos de la ciudad. La excursión termina en la torre Space Needle, Mercado Pike Place o donde sea conveniente para tu grupo en el centro de Seattle. Generalmente se trata de un tour de 3 horas, pero puede ser extendido si el grupo lo desea. Hola Seattle empezó en 2014 con la misión de ofrecer tours de alta calidad para grupos de habla Hispana en la ciudad de Seattle. Desde entonces nos hemos convertido en pioneros de City Tours y la Fábrica de Boeing en Español. Nuestro éxito se mide por el hecho que cada año tenemos más clientes que regresan a tomar nuestros excursiones.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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