See Seattle Walking Tours - An Adventure You Don't Want To Miss!


In a Nutshell for Private Groups Guided tours for private groups; $20 pp, $200 min + tax; any day. The standard private group tour starts at Westlake Plaza @ 10:00am, includes a lunch break (not included in tour price) and ends near Pike Place Market @3:00pm.

However, the start/end times/places can be tailored for your group.

Private groups are often, corporate, travel and family groups of at least 10 or more walkers.
Options for
Walkers not in a
Private Group

See Seattle Walking Tours are no longer conducted for individual walkers. The main See Seattle activity now is team-building events for corporate and school groups.  

Here are some walking tour ideas for you to consider:

(1) Take a
Seattle Architecture Foundation Tour.

(2) SAF offers On-The-Go-Tours of downtown Seattle and close neighborhoods via the SAF App via free download:
Apple App Store / Google Play. Search on Seattle Architecture.
Seattle Free Walking Tours offers a variety of walking tours that are offered year round. Donations appreciated.

(4) You can self-tour with my  
PlanB Map.

Have a wonderful time on your visit in the Emerald City!

More about Seattle both now and then!


Hammering Man


Hammering Man

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?

City Map Hatchcover
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 artworks, 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.
Good Ideas!

Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring your camera.

Article Read what a reporter from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer said after going on this tour in her article "Its Out and About Seattle."
Travel Groups Individual Walkers
Travel group from "all over."
Photo: Sally & Tom Ishii of Honolulu, Hawaii
Family Groups Private Group
Family & friends in town for a wedding.
Photo: Chi-yin Pang of San Jose, CA
Where does the tour start?
The standard tour meets on Westlake Plaza in the seating area by the Starbucks in front of Westlake Center at 4th Avenue & Pine Street @ 10:00am.

Need parking? Try SpotHero, Parkopedia or Downtown Seattle Parking.
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 buildings. 
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.

Historic Pike Place 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 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, International Fountain and Pacific Science Center among many other attractions.

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 much? $20pp, $200 min + 10.1% tax. 30 day invoice or check at the end of the tour. Sorry, no credit/debit cards.  

How to Make a Private Group Reservation or Request Additional Information

Call (425) 226-7641 or email and leave the seven items of information listed below. Typically you will receive a same day or early next day reply. 

  1. Your Name and Organization Name:

  2. Your Email Address and/or Phone Contact:

  3. Tour Date:

  4. Start/Ending Time if different than 10:00am/3:00pm:

  5. Start/Ending Place if different than Westlake Plaza/near Pike Place Market:

  6. Approximate Group Size:

  7. Comments and Questions: 

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~ Private BSE Friends group from Mt. Vernon, WA ~
Photo: Teruyo Koshimiya of Seattle, WA
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~ Giant Mirrors at Garden Walk ~
Corporate Group
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Looking down at Westlske Plaza seating area by Starbucks Coffee shop where walkers meet for See Seattle Walking Tours!