Seattle, Panoramic City Tour
3 HoursEasy-ModerateSightseeing | Cultureessentials Collection
This signature tour brings Seattle to life like no other. Your master guide will greet you at pier 66 and lead you to your coach. Your guide knows and loves Seattle and loves talking about it and showing it to you. See all the main attractions as your guide provides fun, informative and entertaining commentary. The tour will begin in Seattle’s bustling downtown core highlighting the Pike Place Market, Seattle Art Museum, Shopping District, and World’s First Starbucks. On to Pioneer Square and the Stadium District, Seattle’s original downtown, now a 35-square-block historic district filled with turn of the century Romanesque architecture, art galleries and trendy restaurants all of which border the sports stadiums for the Seahawks, Sounders and Mariners. Continue to the International District, home to Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korea, Cambodian, and Hmong communities. This neighborhood continues to play a role in Seattle’s multicultural identity. Enjoy a bonus photo-op stop exclusive to Windstar guests at Jose Rizal Park for a magnificent view of the stadiums, Port of Seattle, downtown and Elliott Bay. Seattle’s waterfront includes the aquarium, Ferris wheel, classic seafood restaurants, funky souvenir shops, historic piers and ferry and water taxi terminals. Find the Seattle Center and Queen Anne View Point. The Seattle Center is a 72-acre urban park and was the site of the 1962 World's Fair. The home of the Space Needle, Paul Allen’s Experience Music Project, Dale Chihuly’s Garden and Glass exhibition and Pacific Science Center. Kerry Park on Queen Anne Hill provides a dramatic panoramic photo opportunity of Seattle’s skyline. You’ll also view the spectacular architecture and aesthetic in one of the city’s more exclusive, old-money neighborhoods. Opened in 1917, Ballard Locks and Salmon Ladder will still be lively with boats locking through from the fresh water of the Lake Washington ship canal to the salt water of Puget Sound and the Coho salmon run should be in full swing so you will see salmon making their way back to fresh water as they begin the last leg of their incredible journey. The Fremont neighborhood is famous for its outdoor art and nude bicyclists in the Summer Solstice parade and is also a microcosm of the challenges Seattle faces as it grapples with growth. This once quirky bohemian artist colony is now transforming into a high tech powerhouse with offices for Google, Tableau and Adobe while remaining true to its artsy roots. The Fremont Troll is another favorite and you will have time to take photos if desired. At tour's end, you will return back to the pier in time for lunch.
Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, a light jacket and bring sunglasses and your camera.