Summary of The Day: The tour connects you to the Ballard, Fremont, Queen Anne, and South Lake Union neighborhoods. These neighborhoods are some of the oldest in Seattle and provide a truly unique tour experience. Keep your eyes peeled for the houseboat used in the film "Sleepless in Seattle" as we follow the Lake Union waterfront to Gas Works Park. Listen closely as your driver describes our bustling fishing industry as you cross over the most frequently-opened drawbridge in the United States.
From there, you'll head to the self-proclaimed center of the known universe, found in downtown Fremont. With public art, Scandinavian and Norwegian cultural museums, shops and many organic and family-owned restaurants, you will see true Seattle living. Hop off the coach to snap a picture and climb the famous Fremont Troll statue hiding under the Aurora Bridge, then continue on to visit one of our most popular stops, the Ballard Locks. If you’re lucky, you will catch a glimpse of salmon making their way up the fish ladder, built to help them navigate the locks. Glass panels below the water line make it possible to watch the fish as they leap through the ladder.
After 30 minutes at the Locks, we'll head to the East Overlook to see massive cruise ships, sweeping water views and more. The breathtaking views don't stop there though; Kerry Park Overlook has arguably the best view of Seattle's gorgeous skyline!
This two-hour tour is one of our most popular. Step into the mini coach outside the EMP Museum (our hub for all tours) at your designated departure time and get ready to go off the beaten path! This tour is fully narrated by an experienced Seattle Driver, so you are sure to come away with plenty of Seattle trivia.
All stop locations allow you time to explore, ask your driver questions, snap pictures, and learn about the history and significance of the site. There are several restroom breaks during the tour. Guests are encouraged to bring bottled water.
- Seattle Center on the corner 5th & Harrison St. at EMP Museum Turnaround
- Gasworks Park
- Fremont Troll
- Hiram M. Chittenden Locks (Ballard Locks)
- 8th & Highland Overlook
- Kerry Park Overlook
The 5:00pm tour will take you back to any downtown hotel, restaurant, or public transit station once your tour is finished at no additional cost. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride! This departure is only available if all other departures are full.
If we do not meet our minimum for the departure time and date that you've reserved, we will reschedule your reservation for another date/time.
During spring/summer, we recommend passengers wear lightweight clothing and comfortable shoes During fall/winter, we recommend passengers wear layered clothing in the winter to ensure comfort in the cold weather
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