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Preserving Pike Place: Market Community Tour

Seattle, US
Seattle, US
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Experience the heart and soul of Seattle on the Preserving Pike Place: Market Community Tour. Discover the rich history and vibrant culture of this iconic market as your local guide leads you through its maze of stalls and stories. Get an up-close look at the famous flying fish, witness the oldest Starbucks, and explore the quirky Gum Wall. But this tour is not just about sightseeing - it's about giving back. With your ticket price already including a donation to the Pike Place Market Foundation, you'll be supporting a community that keeps the market alive and helps those in need. Your guide will also provide insider recommendations for the best places to eat, drink, and explore in Seattle. Don't miss this unique opportunity to truly connect with the heart of Pike Place Market.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 1 hours 30 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-12 Participants
  • Small Group Tour, Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Unique perspective of Pike Place Market
  • Exploring historic buildings and stories of vendors
  • Famous flying fish at Pike Place Fish Market
  • Visit the iconic Gum Wall
  • Supporting the Pike Place Market Foundation
  • Local guide, Pike Place Market Foundation contribution
  • Food and drink, souvenirs, tips and gratuities for the guide.

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Introduction

Immerse yourself in the vibrant and historic Pike Place Market with the Preserving Pike Place: Market Community Tour. Led by a knowledgeable local guide, this 90-minute walking tour takes you on a captivating journey through the heart of Seattle's most iconic market. Discover the rich history behind the market's historic buildings and hear fascinating stories about past and present vendors. As you explore, you'll also have the chance to witness the famous flying fish show, visit the oldest existing Starbucks, and even encounter the intriguing Gum Wall.

What to expect?

During the Preserving Pike Place: Market Community Tour, you can expect to be enchanted by the sights, sounds, and flavors of Pike Place Market. As you navigate the bustling market stalls, you'll gain a deep appreciation for the market's diverse food and crafts. The tour offers a total duration of 90 minutes, giving you ample time to soak in the atmosphere and uncover hidden gems along the way.

Who is this for?

This tour is ideal for curious travelers seeking an authentic experience of Seattle's Pike Place Market. Whether you're a seasoned explorer or a first-time visitor, this tour caters to diverse interests. Food enthusiasts will relish the chance to sample local delicacies and receive insider recommendations from the knowledgeable guide. History buffs will appreciate the stories and insights into the market's evolution. Families, couples, and solo travelers alike will find something to enjoy during this immersive and inclusive experience.

Why book this?

By booking the Preserving Pike Place: Market Community Tour, you not only gain a unique perspective on Pike Place Market but also contribute to the Market's community itself. With your ticket price, a donation to the Pike Place Market Foundation is included. This Foundation plays a vital role in the market's sustainability and supports various services that benefit the local community. By joining this tour, you'll actively participate in preserving the vibrant spirit and community behind Pike Place Market.

Good to know

Throughout the tour, your knowledgeable guide will provide recommendations on great places to eat, drink, and explore based on your interests in Seattle. Discover hidden culinary spots, artisanal crafts, and charming boutiques that make Pike Place Market a must-visit destination. Keep in mind that the tour begins at The Moore Theatre, conveniently located near the market. Wear comfortable shoes, as you'll be walking at a comfortable pace to fully appreciate the market's wonders.

Reviews

Travelers who have experienced the Preserving Pike Place: Market Community Tour rave about the fascinating insights and engaging storytelling provided by their knowledgeable guides. They appreciate the focus on the market's history and unique attractions, such as the Gum Wall and the oldest operating Starbucks. Many reviewers also express their satisfaction with the tour's contribution to the Pike Place Market Foundation, allowing them to give back to the community they explored. Overall, the tour receives high praise for its blend of entertainment, education, and community support.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Pike Place Market

You’ll spend your time with your local guide exploring this historic market known for its incredible diversity of food and crafts, among other iconic sites like the oldest existing Starbucks, Pike Place Fish Market, and the famed Gum Wall.

Pike Place Fish Market

(Pass by)

You may catch a show of what these fishmongers do best: lobbing huge fish back and forth over the counter and providing the freshest, tastiest local fish of the Pacific Northwest!

The Gum Wall

(Pass by)

You’ll have the chance to make your own contribution to this 50-foot-long wall covered in chewing gum, one of Seattle’s most unusual – and to some, disturbing – attractions.

Starbucks

(Pass by)

We’ll pass by the oldest operating Starbucks, still emblazoned with the original logo and with a line out the door!

Beecher's Handmade Cheese

(Pass by)

We may get to glimpse a bit of the cheese-making process as cheesemongers are busy at work monitoring the massive vats that can be viewed from outside.

Three Girls Bakery

(Pass by)

One of the oldest businesses in the market, you might want to come back after the end of the tour to purchase some delicious baked goods like macaroons, rugelach, and more.

Mee Sum Pastry

(Pass by)

We’ll pass by this small vendor that is known for its filling hombow and pastries.

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