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Pike Place Market Tours

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Every day from dawn to dusk, Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market buzzes with locals and tourists alike, who come to browse the 150 stalls of fresh seafood, produce, flowers, artisanal products, and local art, plus see the numerous street performers wandering throughout.

The Basics
The best way to experience Seattle’s top gastronomic attraction is by sampling your way through it. Guided tasting tours, cooking classes, and cultural walking tours of the market are all excellent ways to take in the sights and sounds while trying a little bit of everything that’s on offer. It’s even possible to book an early-access tour to avoid the crowds or take a chef-guided food tour for professional guidance. On a Pike Place Market tour, you can taste original foods crafted by local artisans, see the famous fish throwers toss around ultra-fresh fish, and even find some hidden gems you might not discover on your own.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The main and north arcades are the most popular areas at Pike Place Market.
  • Save some pocket change for Rachel, the bronze charity piggy bank that serves as Pike Place Market’s unofficial mascot. Look for her under the Public Market Center sign.
  • For a little respite or a picnic lunch, head over to Victor Steinbrueck Park, at the north end of the market at the intersection of Pike Place, Virginia Street, and Western Avenue. (Look for the two towering totem poles.) Other nearby nearby attractions include the Seattle Art Museum, Waterfront Park, and the Seattle Aquarium.

How to Get There
Pike Place Market is located in downtown Seattle on the waterfront, at First Avenue between Pike and Pine streets. The market is accessible via bus and streetcar. An information booth is located below the Pike Place Market sign, where you can pick up a free guide and market map.

When to Get There
Because the majority of the action at Pike Place Market takes place indoors, it’s a great place to visit all year-round. The market is open from dawn to dusk and is always bustling, but you can often avoid the crowds by visiting on weekday mornings.

Classic Fish Throwing at Pike Place 
One of the most entertaining spectacles are the seafood stalls, where fishmongers throw salmon and other fish to each other rather than passing them by hand. When a customer places an order, an employee at the ice-covered fish table picks up the fish and theatrically hurls it over the countertop so it goes flying through the air to another employee who catches it and preps it for sale. Vendors can pack fish for travel and can ship throughout the US.
Address: Between Western Avenue, 1st Avenue, and Pike Street, Downtown, Seattle 98101, USA
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Food and Cultural Walking Tour of Pike Place Market

Food and Cultural Walking Tour of Pike Place Market

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Experience the food and culture at one of Seattle’s most famous landmarks, Pike Place Market, on this walking tour. This is the original food and cultural tour of Pike Place Market. Enjoy a ton of diverse tastings, from fresh produce and crab cakes to local coffee, doughnuts, pastries and much more. Feel like a market insider on this behind-the-scenes adventure to savor the flavors of this historic attraction.
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  • 2 hours
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$59.21
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$59.21

Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour

Premier 3-Hour Seattle City Tour

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Seattle is famous for its bustling waterfront, numerous green spaces, and historic neighborhoods. Ideal for first-time visitors, this sightseeing tour provides an overview of top attractions such as Pioneer Square, the Space Needle, and Pike Place market. Sit back and relax while your guide provides historical and cultural background for each destination, and enjoy stops to walk and take photos.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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$79.00
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3-Hour Seattle City Tour

3-Hour Seattle City Tour

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Experience the best of Seattle on this small-group minibus tour in and around the Emerald City. Visit great attractions in downtown Seattle and at the Seattle waterfront. Travel to Pioneer Square, Chinatown and International District, plus Seattle Center (with the iconic Space Needle), hopping out for photo ops throughout the tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.29
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$80.29

City Sightseeing Seattle Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Seattle Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Visit top sights and neighborhoods with 1- or 2-day tickets for a hop-on hop-off Seattle bus tour. Without the hassle and expense of parking in some of the city’s busiest areas, you can simply enjoy the view from the double-decker, open-top bus, hopping off to visit the Space Needle, Chinatown, Pike Place Market, waterfront piers, and more, while listening to interesting facts and background on each place you pass.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
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$43.00
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$43.00
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4-Hour Seattle City Tour

4-Hour Seattle City Tour

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It might seem a little bit intimidating exploring one of the largest cities in Washington and the Pacific Northwest region all on your own, but there’s no need to stress. This 4-hour guided tour helps you conquer all the hot spots of Seattle, including the Space Needle, China Town, and T-Mobile Park. Your guide knows all the quickest ways around, so you can see more in less time.  
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Seattle's Only Underground Donut Tour

Seattle's Only Underground Donut Tour

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We've always had a passion for donuts, but only recently did we realize just how many others do too. And when looking around, we didn't see anything that truly celebrated donuts in all their glory, hence the Underground Donut Tour was born. This tour is for anyone who truly enjoys donuts. At each location, you'll be able to try a curated sample of one of that location's best donuts. Our tours include such favorites as Top Pot Doughnuts, Tempesta Coffee & Donuts, Dahlia Bakery and Daily Dozen Doughnuts in Pike Place Market. We hope you can join us!
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  • 2 hours
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$30.77
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Seattle Highlights Sightseeing Tour

Seattle Highlights Sightseeing Tour

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Check out Seattle’s latest attractions and hip culture on this 1.5-hour, guided sightseeing tour around the city. Drive by must-see sites like popular Pike Place Market, historic Pioneer Square and the iconic Space Needle. See Kurt Cobain’s former home as well as a certain floating house from the movie 'Sleepless in Seattle.' With lively narration and some of Seattle’s best music playing, this is sure to be a tour that is both educational and entertaining. Transportation by minibus. Hotel pickup is included for customers staying at downtown Seattle hotels, South Lake Union area hotels, or university area hotels.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Pre-Cruise Tour: Transportation & Seattle City Tour

Pre-Cruise Tour: Transportation & Seattle City Tour

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Waiting to take off on a cruise? Get to know the beautiful city of Seattle on a small-group guided sightseeing tour around town. Hop in a mini-coach and enjoy a relaxing ride to the city’s most popular attractions, like the iconic Space Needle, Pike Place Market, and many more, including a great view of Mt. Rainier. Hotel pickup and port drop-off are included. Luggage will be safely stowed during the tour, and a timely return to the cruise port is guaranteed.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.00
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Private 3-Hour Seattle City Tour

Private 3-Hour Seattle City Tour

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Get to know the landscape of Seattle on a private sightseeing tour that provides an introduction to the city--great for the start of your stay. Traveling in a Suburban (avoid the bus tours), you'll pass by Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, and other major attractions across seven neighborhoods. Along the way, stop for photo ops and learn about local history.
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  • 3 hours
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$598.18
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Seattle Shore Excursion: Food and Cultural Tour of Pike Place Market

Seattle Shore Excursion: Food and Cultural Tour of Pike Place Market

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Sample food and drinks at Seattle’s Pike Place Market on a fact-filled walking tour while your cruise ship is in port. Enjoy a short shore excursion to this beloved Northwest culinary landmark, led by an in-the-know guide. Meet local food purveyors as you’re treated to several tastings of quintessential Seattle fare—enough for a light lunch. Choose from multiple departure times throughout the day.
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  • 2 hours
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$57.99
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$57.99

Private Tour: Seattle Highlights

Private Tour: Seattle Highlights

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See the best of Seattle on this private, 3-hour, sightseeing tour. Pick and choose the sites and attractions with the most appeal and let an expert guide lead the way. Consider the many options: the iconic Space Needle, the famous Pike Place Market and the Elliott Bay waterfront. How about Pioneer Square, the birthplace of Seattle, or the Ballard Locks? Get sweeping views of Puget Sound and Mt Rainier. This customizable tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 3 hours
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$251.29
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Seattle Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Seattle Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Seattle is a town ripe for discovery and this invigorating smartphone-guided scavenger hunt is a novel and invigorating way to explore the Emerald City. The 3-hour event force you to solve clues and navigate the city streets, all while taking in the overlooked cultural gems of the city and learning some local history. Note: Pricing is per individual but teams must book together to be in same adventure.
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  • 3 hours
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$20.52
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Seattle Shore Excursion: Private City Tour

Seattle Shore Excursion: Private City Tour

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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 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).
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  • 3 hours
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$251.29
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Exclusive: Early-Access Food Tour of Pike Place Market

Exclusive: Early-Access Food Tour of Pike Place Market

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Experience the food and culture at one of Seattle’s most famous landmarks, Pike Place Market, on this guided tasting tour. This is the original food and cultural tour of Pike Place Market with a bonus: exclusive, early access to the Market before the crowds arrive. Enjoy diverse tastings, from fresh produce, warm cheddar biscuits and smoked salmon to local coffee, doughnuts, pastries and much more. Interact with the merchants before it gets busy, then savor the flavors, as well as the sights and sounds, of this historic attraction.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
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Seattle in One Day: Sightseeing Tour including Space Needle and Pike Place Market

Seattle in One Day: Sightseeing Tour including Space Needle and Pike Place Market

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See the best of Seattle on this sightseeing tour. Sit back and relax in a spacious coach as a knowledgeable guide presents Seattle’s neighborhoods and attractions. See the iconic Space Needle (admission included) with stellar views of the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, including majestic Mt Rainier. There’s Pike Place Market and the Elliott Bay waterfront, plus Pioneer Square. The list goes on. This tour includes convenient hotel pickup.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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$148.00
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Haunted Seattle Ghost and Pub Walking Tour

Haunted Seattle Ghost and Pub Walking Tour

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This combination ghost tour and pub crawl that will take you on a walking tour to explore the fascinating history of Seattle and hear some of its most famous and creepy haunted stories. 21+ only. A costumed guide will lead tour goers on a 2-2.5 hour journey, offering glimpses into the past and revealing the stories of long-dead phantoms and specters who still call Seattle home. You'll visit three different bars, and have time to enjoy a delicious libation (at own expense) as the guide tells you about all the spooky happenings and great history of this amazing town!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Book A Local Host In Seattle: Private & Personalised

Book A Local Host In Seattle: Private & Personalised

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Join a local Seattle guide for a fully personalized, private tour that’s designed just for you. With half a day to explore alongside a guide who shares your interests, you can search for the perfect cup of coffee, discover funky neighborhoods, or browse unique shops, skipping group tours' more generic itineraries for a curated experience and local perspective.
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  • 4 hours
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$121.60
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 See Seattle With A Local: Private & Personalized

See Seattle With A Local: Private & Personalized

Experience the diverse and eclectic city of Seattle with a local Seattle host who will create an itinerary based upon your schedule and interests. So don't let time constraints put you off. Whether you have one or two hours or a full day to spare, you’ll discover local gems and well-known anecdotes as you stroll through places like Pike Place Market or a local neighborhood like Fremont. See the city sites and enjoy a meal in the Chinatown-International district. You could even swing by Bad Jimmy’s, one of the lesser-known breweries loved by locals. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like- minded host who will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
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$101.34
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$101.34
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30 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in Seattle

30 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in Seattle

This private photo session gives you 30 minutes with a professional photographer in Seattle. Capture your most memorable moments on camera at a location of your choosing, such as Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, or Seattle Center—ideal for individuals, couples, families, and groups of friends. The high-quality photo package makes for a great souvenir.
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  • 30 minutes
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$272.44
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1-Day Seattle Tour ( Seattle departure ) SE1

1-Day Seattle Tour ( Seattle departure ) SE1

1. Wonderful adventure brings you unprecedented experience 2. Traditional Pike Place Market: Alaska crab & the world’s first Starbucks
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  • 1 to 10 hours
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$50.00
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$50.00

120 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in Seattle

120 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in Seattle

Flytographer 120 Minute Vacation Photoshoot Connect with a local professional photographer in Seattle and capture your most memorable moments during this private photoshoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in Seattle, including where to eat and what to see from your vacation photographer.  Return from your trip with beautiful, high-quality, vacation photos. The best souvenir ever.
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  • 2 hours
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90 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in Seattle

90 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in Seattle

Flytographer 90 Minute Vacation Photoshoot Connect with a local professional photographer in Seattle and capture your most memorable moments during this private photoshoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in Seattle, including where to eat and what to see from your vacation photographer.  Return from your trip with beautiful, high-quality, vacation photos. The best souvenir ever.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$544.88
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60 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in Seattle

60 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in Seattle

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Flytographer 60 Minute Vacation Photoshoot Connect with a local professional photographer in Seattle and capture your most memorable moments during this private photoshoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in Seattle, including where to eat and what to see from your vacation photographer.  Return from your trip with beautiful, high-quality, vacation photos. The best souvenir ever.
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  • 1 hour
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$381.42
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Seattle Scavenger Hunt: Seattle By The Sound

Seattle Scavenger Hunt: Seattle By The Sound

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Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
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  • 2 hours
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