Private Group Tours
See Seattle Walking Tours are for private pre-arranged groups.
The standard tour starts at Westlake Plaza @ 10:00am,
includes a lunch break (not included in price) and ends near Pike Place
Market @3:00pm. However, the start/end times/places can be
tailored for your group.
These tours and are conducted year-round.
$20pp, $200 min +
10.1% tax. 30 day invoice or check
at the end of the tour.
Sorry, no credit/debit cards.
Individual walkers may not join private group tours.
Individual walkers may take this
tour but the $200 min applies (cash or check - no credit/debit
cards) as if they were a private group. If there are other individual walkers that want to join
tour each walker will apply toward the $200 min.
to ask (1) if the date(s) you want is open for for a tour (not taken by a pre-arranged private
group tour or
other See Seattle event) and (2) if there are other individual walkers
for the same date(s).
Otherwise you may want to self-tour with this
Plan B Map which shows the
standard tour trek plus other downtown Seattle attractions.
Standing 48' tall, Hammering Man is Seattle's
most recognized public artwork. Celebrating Seattle's working men and
women he "hammers" daily year-round except Labor Day.
For Visitors and Locals Alike
These guided tours are an entertaining and informative introduction to
the highlights of Seattle's very walkable downtown for visitors and
locals alike. Enjoy history, art, architecture, and special places.
Where do we go?
There are 19 Map Hatchcovers in downtown
Seattle. They are part of the City's % for Art Program. Each map has a
"you are here" dot.
Here are a few of the
highlights on the standard trek: Water Wall (start), Pilchuck Glass,
Garden Walk, Union Square waterfall, historical photo gallery promenade, Seattle Central Library
Smith Tower history, Northern Lights Dome
Room, Transit Tunnel station artworks, Waterfall Garden Park (lunch
stop), Klondike Gold Rush National Park,
King Street Station, China Gate, ride on Link Light Rail, Beneroya Hall
chandeliers and Hammering Man (end). The tour will include a "Mystery
Stop" at one of Seattle's finest
little known hidden gems. No hints, you need to take the tour to find out
what it is.
Where don't we go?
This tour does not go to some of Seattle's best known places where the
crowds go such as Seattle Center/Space Needle, Pike Place Market and the
Waterfront. Those are excellent places to visit but we think without a
guide is best.
walking shoes and bring a camera.
Read what a reporter from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer said
after going on this tour in her article "Its
Out and About Seattle."
Travel group from "all over."
Photo: Sally & Tom Ishii of Honolulu, Hawaii
Family & friends in town for a wedding.
Photo: Chi-yin Pang
of San Jose, CA
Where does the tour start?
The standard tour meets
Westlake Plaza at 4th Ave. & Pine St.
in the seating area outside
shop @ 10:00am. Please arrive at least
5 minutes before.
Your guide will be wearing a See-Seattle.com cap.
Maps & More .... for additional advice on parking near and
public transportation to Westlake Plaza.
@ 4th Ave. & Pine St.
What's for Lunch?
Weather permitting, we grab a yummy sack lunch along the way and eat
outdoors picnic style by the waterfall in
Waterfall Garden Park. In case
of liquid sunshine, we dine inside one of Pioneer Square's historic
Where does the tour end?
The standard tour ends at Hammering Man (in front of the Seattle Art Museum aka
SAM) @ 1st Ave. & University St. @ about 3:00 PM.
Market @ 1st Ave. & Pike St. is just two blocks from SAM. Here you can explore on your own. You may sample as-you-go
from the many farmer stalls filled with fresh seasonal fruits and
vegetables nestled among the vendors of fragrant and colorful fresh cut
flowers. Just try to sneak by the aroma of the bakeries. Visit the
original Starbucks, sample the tea-of-the-day at the Perennial Tearoom
or watch the fishmongers at Pike Fish do their flying fish magic! The
Market is open until 6:00 PM daily.
The walk from the Market to
the tour starting point, Westlake Plaza, is just 4 blocks. From there
you can board the Monorail to Seattle Center and visit the Space Needle,
MoPOP - Museum of Pop Culture
(formerly EMP) and Pacific Science Center among many
Also two blocks away
from SAM is the waterfront. The many waterfront attractions you can easily walk to
there include the Great Wheel, Miners Landing, the Seattle Aquarium,
Argosy Cruises, Ye Olde Curiosity Shop,
Washington State Ferries (to Bainbridge Island and Bremerton) and the Bell Street Pier.
How to Make a Private Group Reservation or Request
You may make a
private group reservation or request additional information by email -
Terry@see-seattle.com or telephone
- (425) 226-7641.
Your Name and
Your Email Address
and Phone Contact
Time if different than 10:00am/3:00pm
Start/Ending Place if
different than Westlake Plaza/near Pike Place Market
Typically you will receive a reply within 24 hours.
Private BSE Friends group from Mt. Vernon, WA ~
Photo: Teruyo Koshimiya
of Seattle, WA
~ Giant Mirrors at Garden Walk ~