Top 6 Day Tours In Seattle, Washington

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The day tours in Seattle, Washington, feature major attractions that non-locals may have heard or read about online but never got around. Sometimes dropping by the so-called Emerald City for just one attraction is not worth it. Hence the demand for day tours like the packages given below. The economic approach to travel helps tourism bureaus plan a way to promote their home cities without breaking the bank or wasting time allotted on just a single tourism spot. That way, you as a traveler end up making the most out of it. More destinations, less hassle, more opportunity to explore the city without having to worry about putting up your own itinerary. Read further to see the top day tours in Seattle that suits your budget.

1. Take a bus ride across Seattle (from USD 59.0)

day tours in seattle | take a bus ride across seattle

Touring Seattle by bus with the rest of like-minded individuals help in exploring the city. The ticket you gain is your best pass for a walking tour. Highly recommended if you’re in need of a guided tour around the Washington capital. Previous tourists would book a bus tour when they want to visit Puget Sound, the Space Needle, the Ferris Wheel by the Central Waterfront and other attractions on the same day. You don’t need to limit yourself to only one spot. For that dramatic selfie by the sunset, the Elliot Bay Shore is your best bet with its scenic backdrop.

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Must-See Seattle: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Duration: 1.0 to 2.0 day

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2. Tour Seattle in five hours

Pike Place Market, Seattle, Washington
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How to fit a travel itinerary in one day? Having an estimated time frame per destination is how this trip is presented to tourists visiting Seattle for the first time. Lunchtime alone is set at around two hours to ensure that you get your fill of the best that the Pike Place Market has to offer. Prior to lunch, the early part of the trip will be spent on checking out the views from the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, strolling the Waterfront Garden Park, exploring the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park and walking along the Historic Pioneer Square. Maybe not in that order. But for sure, the trip would be capped off by dropping by the Space Needle.

Seattle one-day tour

Website: Seattle one-day tour

Opening hours: Jun - Oct: 10am - 3pm (daily)

Price: 138 USD onwards

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3. Enjoy a quick three-hour trip around the city (from USD 62.0)

This is one trip to reserve if you want to visit a few popular attractions in the city. With the tour spanning around three hours, you have the rest of the day to explore Seattle if you have a night or week booked at the hotel. Also, this day tour is highly recommended for the artistically inclined crowd since it includes visiting Chihuly Garden and Glass. After touring downtown Seattle, Space Needle, Mt. Rainier, and the Puget Sound, feasting your eyes on the creations by Dale Chihuly gives you insight into the level of innovation.

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Space Needle and Chihuly Garden and Glass Combination Ticket

Duration: 3 hours

756 reviews

4. Explore the city like a localite (from USD 142.67)

day tours in seattle | explore the city like a localite

Booking a local host is a surefire way to go around Seattle. Despite having apps that will help you locate the ideal places to eat and selfie hotspots, having someone from the city itself is a guarantee to learn what this side of Washington state has to offer. Prior to confirming the date, your assigned local host will be sending over a series of questions to match your interests to what Seattle has to offer for you as a tourist. This will help you discover sights within the city not often mentioned or featured in travel websites online.

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Seattle: Book a Local Host

Duration: 2 hour

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5. Enjoying sightseeing across Seattle (from USD 148.0)

If you would like an almost concentrated sightseeing tour by the downtown area, then this is the day tour package for you to snap up. It already includes hotel pickup. So that’s one less problem for you to worry about. Strolling by the Pioneer Square after gawking at some sights on the road (like Ballard Locks and Mt. Rainier) helps in gaining a foothold-level of awareness of the Emerald City. You are given time to watch some flying fish and later you halt at the Pike Place Market. The latter is an ideal area to have a hearty lunch. As it is a small-group tour, inviting your family or friends should be a great idea.

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Seattle Full-Day Tour with Space Needle and Pike Place Market

Duration: 5 to 7 hours

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6. Check out the Boeing Factory on a combo tour (from USD 177.0)

Boeing Factory is the main attraction of this tour as it is Seattle’s most valid proof of industrial progress. Gaining access to the process of assembling 747’s, Dreamliners, and other commercial aircraft helps in understanding the science behind the aviation industry. The entire trip is estimated to be at around 9 hours including stopovers at the Puget Sound, Space Needle, Seattle waterfront, Pioneer Square, and lunchtime by the Pike Place Market. Not necessarily in that order. But expect the trip to cap off at the Boeing Plant.

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Seattle Full-Day Tour with Pike Place Market and Boeing Tour

Duration: 9 hours

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Explore the fusion of nature and technological advancement

Seattle has advanced technologically without compromising mother nature. The packages that include the Pike Place Market, Mt. Rainier, and the Puget Sound serves as a great opportunity to see how much of nature is preserved. Trips to the Space Needle and the Boeing Factory provide a pleasant contrast to the mother nature showcase. So book a day tour that features both elements of the city. Have fun exploring Seattle.

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