• Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
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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 minivan 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).


  • Private Seattle sightseeing shore excursion
  • Tour Seattle by van with an expert private guide and hop out to explore by foot
  • Visit top Seattle attractions including Pioneer Square, Pike Place Market and the Ballard Locks
  • Enjoy jaw-dropping views of Mt Rainier and Puget Sound from the top of the Space Needle
  • Explore diverse neighborhoods such as Belltown, Chinatown and Queen Anne Hill
  • Your expert local guide provides commentary on Seattle's history, culture and architecture
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Seattle Shore Excursion: Private City Tour

Private Seattle City Tour

When your cruise ship docks in Seattle, meet your guide upon pickup by private minivan. Start your sightseeing shore excursion with a scenic drive into the city and hear interesting commentary about Seattle’s history, architecture and cultural landscape along the way.

You’ll visit multiple neighborhoods and view must-see landmarks throughout the 3-hour private tour, which lets you explore a few areas more in depth on foot. Ride through the Chinatown-International District and meander past the charming boutiques and cafes of historic Pioneer Square.

Continue to Belltown to soak up the bustling atmosphere of Pike Place Market, Seattle's original public market, where you’ll find vendors specializing in locally sourced produce, artisanal foods and unique crafts. Nearby, grab a coffee at the original Starbucks (own expense) and pop into some local art galleries if you wish.

Next up is the Space Needle, where you can hop out of your vehicle and purchase an admission ticket to the top-floor observatory for an unforgettable vista of the Seattle skyline, Puget Sound, Mt Rainier, the Cascade Mountains and the Olympic Mountains.

Your guide treats you to additional city views at Queen Anne Hill before continuing on to the Ballard Locks (formally known as the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks). Learn about the engineering feats behind this complex of locks linking Puget Sound with Lake Union and Lake Washington.

Don’t miss Safeco Stadium, Qwest Field, Olympic Sculpture Park, Fisherman's Terminal and the Elliot Bay waterfront before returning to the cruise terminal to end your tour.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Seattle port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of- call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

Sharon F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Just perfect!

Kirk P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

An excellent introduction to the city of Seattle and what is has to offer. Our tour guide Captain Steve, did an excellent job of getting us around and showing us the city.

Donna R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

We did a private tour with Customized Tours Joel. It was great. Went to all the spots we wanted to see was very customized for the 4 of us. Viator was great directing us to the right people.

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