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Sample food and drinks at Seattle’s Pike Place Market on a fact-filled walking tour while your cruise ship is in port. Enjoy a 2-hour shore excursion to this beloved Northwest culinary landmark, led by an in-the-know guide. Meet local food purveyors as you’re treated to nine to 10 different tastings of quintessential Seattle fare — enough for a light lunch. Choose from multiple departure times throughout the day.


  • Pike Place Market shore excursion
  • Discover Seattle's famous market on a 2-hour walking tour
  • Savor food from the market's top spots (tastings included)
  • Learn about Pike Place Market's unique history and hear stories from your guide
  • Personal headset allows you to hear your tour guide clearly

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Fantastic guides that give you way more than just a food tour. Also, you don't have to wait in lines when tasting food.

What You Can Expect

Seattle Shore Excursion: Food and Cultural Tour of Pike Place Market

Food and Cultural Tour of Pike Place Market

Head to Pike Place Market when your ship pulls into the Seattle cruise port. Enjoy a 2-hour shore excursion at the bustling public market, which overlooks the Elliott Bay waterfront. Your local guide introduces you to a variety of food vendors who offer up delectable samples of the Northwest’s best cuisine. (See sample tasting menu below.)
Discover the history of Pike Place Market, in operation since 1907, as you listen to your guide’s crystal-clear commentary through a provided personal headset. Your journey through this lively hot spot includes buying tips, cooking ideas, seasonal recipes as well as a Seattle dining guide and Repeat Visitor discount card.
This excursion is located within a 20-minute taxi ride to the cruise port, so you determine the time you return to your ship in Seattle. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.
Sample Tasting Menu (subject to change)
  • Alderwood smoked salmon
  • Fresh seasonal produce
  • Locally roasted coffee
  • Cherry-inspired treats
  • Tom Douglas' crab cakes
  • Russian piroshky pastries
  • Artisan handmade cheeses
  • Nation's best clam chowder
  • Hot old-fashioned doughnuts
  • And other tasty surprises!


Customer Reviews

Lori K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A fun way to see the Pike Place Market and try some tasty treats along the way. Taylor was a great guide supplying us with history, cheesy jokes, recommendations as well as food. There are nooks and crannies to the market area I would have never found on my own. IF we were in the city longer, I would take the morning tour also.

Vandy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

I can't remember what our tour guide's name was! Alex? He was very funny (and punny) and originated from San Francisco. You're lucky if you get him! I wish I remembered his name. He was a great guide, keeping us entertained while spouting facts and interesting side stories about Pike Place. The entire experience was really made by him. We loved the food tastings and special deals, and one of our tour group members even got to catch one of the thrown fish! It was fantastic. This tour is highly recommended, because we got to taste so many things without waiting in long lines and we learned so much more than we expected to learn. The radios were easy to use and adjust the volumes and they worked really well. Overall an awesome tour.

Murray K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Our tour guide was CJ. We found him to be knowledgeable, amusing and held our interest in the tour. We got to taste a number of excellent samples from the various vendors. We thought the tour was well worth the money. Should we be in Seattle again we would definitely take another tour with this company.

Gail W

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

My husband and I really enjoyed this tour. It was a great way to get the lay of the land and know what we would want to circle back and visit on our own time. Carla was a very enthusiastic and informative guide.

Subgum USA

1 star rating: I do not recommend this August 2012

Terrible! First the radios did not work. Our guide switched out a couple of units and ear phones but to no avail. There is no excuse for having bad equipment! It should be testedprior to the tour and enough working units should be available for all guests.
I was in the worst situation because my husband is handicapped and was using a scooter. The market was mobed and he had a hard time getting through the crowd. Not being able to hear the guide and keeping track of my husband made the tour impossible. Weleft the group about 10 minutes after it started. Not a good thing. I will think twice before going on a tour again!

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