- 10 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
See Seattle’s essential sights in one fun, busy day on this 9-hour adventure that includes a city tour, time at Pike Place Market and a trip to the Boeing factory. Start with a city sightseeing tour of top attractions like the Space Needle, Pioneer Square, Lake Union and the Ballard Locks. Then enjoy 90 minutes of free time at Pike Place Market to explore and buy lunch, and end the day with a tour of Boeing’s assembly plant and Future of Flight Aviation Center. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included for most downtown Seattle hotels.
- Local, professional guide
- 1.5 hour guided tour of the Boeing factory
- Future of Flight Aviation Center
- Boeing Gift Shop
- Round trip transportation from Downtown Seattle to the Boeing Everett Factory
- Hotel pickup and return is included for most downtown Seattle hotels
- Due to traffic, we may ask that you walk a few blocks back to your hotel
- Food and drinks (you can buy lunch at Pike Place Market)
Most Downtown Seattle hotels
Departure Point without Hotel Pickup:
Hyatt Regency Seattle (8th Avenue Entrance) - 808 Howell St, Seattle, WA 98101
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Returns to original departure point
City Tour (3 hours):
After hotel pickup, your Seattle combo experience starts with a sightseeing tour of the city’s top neighborhoods and attractions. You’ll see famous landmarks like the Space Needle and drive through popular neighborhoods like Chinatown and the International District. Sit back and relax on board your spacious mini-coach while your knowledgeable guide provides all kinds of fun facts and stories about Seattle’s rich history. You’ll cover an impressive 50 miles (80 km) of territory!
At some locations, you’ll stop and get off the mini-coach so you can take pictures and walk around a bit; these stops include historic Pioneer Square, the fascinating Ballard Locks (aka Hiram M Chittenden Locks) and a spot where you’ll have an amazing view of the Seattle skyline, waterfront and, if it’s a clear day, Mt Rainier.
See the Itinerary section below for a list of sights seen on the tour.
Pike Place Market (1.5 hours):
Your city tour ends at Pike Place Market, where you’ll be dropped off for free time to explore the market and have lunch at your leisure (own expense). One of the country’s oldest farmers markets, the multi-level Pike Place Market takes up 9 acres (3.5 hectares) of prime waterfront space in downtown Seattle. Watch the famous fish throwers just inside the main entrance; get lost in the winding maze of food stalls and shops; and have a bite to eat at one of the 30+ restaurants.
Boeing Factory Tour (4.5 hours):
After lunch, meet back up with your guide and board the mini-coach to head to the Boeing factory — about 25 miles (40 km) north of the city in the town of Everett — for your tour of the assembly plant and the Future of Flight Aviation Center. On the way, your guide will tell you a bit about the factory and can answer any questions you have.
When you arrive, a Boeing guide will take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of the plant, where you’ll see where Boeing airplanes — including the 747, 767 and 787 Dreamliner — are all manufactured in the largest building in the world. As you look down on the factory floor, you can witness the assembly of the jets, and then head down to the flight line to see the planes being painted with logos from all of the airlines around the globe that purchase Boeing aircraft. You may also see a Dreamlifter — a 747 cargo plane designed to carry the Dreamliner’s large parts to Everett for assembly.
You’ll also visit the Boeing theater to watch a time-lapse film of the complete production of a 777 plane, and then follow your guide to the Future of Flight Aviation Center to round out your total Boeing experience. Interactive exhibits allow you to design and test your own aircraft and fly your own plane in the exciting flight simulator.
Your tour ends with return to Seattle and hotel drop-off.
Sights seen on the city tour include:
• Seattle waterfront
• Pioneer Square
• Waterfall Garden Park
• Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
• Safeco and Qwest stadiums
• Chinatown and International District
• Lake Washington
• I-90 Floating Bridge
• Mercer Island
• Fremont neighborhood and Fremont Troll
• Lake Union and Ship Canal
• Fishermen's Terminal
• Ballard Locks and salmon ladder
• Discovery Park
• Magnolia Bluff and its beautiful homes
• Space Needle
• Seattle Center
• Pike Place Market
• Views of Olympic Mountains, Cascade Mountains, Puget Sound and downtown Seattle
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Please contact local service provider to arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location after you have received your confirmation
- Tour cannot pickup from private residences
- Children must be at least 48 inches (122 cm) to participate on tour. Visitors may not carry babies on the tour. There is no child care facility at the Tour Center, and there are no exceptions to these safety regulations.
- This tour requires a short walk with 21 stairs, but is wheelchair accessible if given 7 days advance notice.
- No personal items are allowed on the tour including: purses, backpacks, cameras, binoculars, cell phones, etc. Lockers are available on-site, for a small fee, at the Future of Flight.
- Boeing does not permit still photos or video cameras on the tour.
- This tour package includes round trip transportation from downtown Seattle to the Boeing Factory.
- If you have your own transportation, Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour tickets may be purchased separately for $25 at futureofflight.org.
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Traffic and road conditions may alter tour route
- Please allow up to 10 hours for hotel pickup and drop-off service
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
We had Ken as a tour guide and he was super. He knew so much about Seattle and had little tidbits of information and history that made the tour interesting. If you don't have time to do the combo tour, at least take a Boeing Factory tour because that is awesome.
Our tour was great and "Captain" Ron was wonderful, engaging, informative, lots of personal insight, and very professional in his narration and his driving. The morning was a lot of driving ( and I think it could use a little more "outside" activity), but it gave a good perspective/acclimation to the Seattle area and some of the neighborhoods, especially for a 1/2 tour. The Boeing part of the combo was very professional and well run. Our host (Peter) was very enthusiastic, informative and accommodating. It was a great experience and Capt. Ron prepared us well for the tour and negotiated the horrific traffic jam on the way home. the tour did take a little longer than expected so give yourself plenty of room on the "back" end. It was a lot of fun.
This was a great tour-everything about it was fun. It was a long tour-but so worth it-five stars all the way
I first want to say that our tour guide Ken was FANTASTIC! He truly made the whole experience. My boyfriend and I were visiting Seattle for a week and based off of other trips we’ve done we started booking city tours the first few days in to help get a lay of the land. We did the same thing with Seattle and we are so happy we did. We booked the full day tour (city in the morning, Boeing in the afternoon). Not only was Ken extremely funny, courteous and knowledgeable but he was very patient. He handled everyone’s questions and needs very well. Ken also gave you a good idea of when and where you were going. We found this extremely helpful especially if you wanted to get your camera ready for an epic photo. The only part of the tour we were a little disappointed with was Boeing and that was none of Ken or our tour companies fault. The Boeing tour is led by a Boeing individual. Ours was a bit hurried, rude and kind of talked over our heads. I mean we are not all airplane builders here! It was still a neat experience though, so if you have the time and want to see an insanely large building and airplanes from afar, do it. All in all the day was fantastic and helped us plan the rest of our week in the city and surrounding neighborhoods. We highly recommend this tour and if you are lucky enough to get Ken then get ready for one of the best days you’ll have in Seattle!
We got to see most of Seattle attractions and Boeing Factory in a day by bus, which picked up and dropped off at the hotel. Garry was very nice and excellent tour commentator/driver. We had a great time. Keep up the service. Only thing we missed is the view from Space niddle. It is not in the tour.
Was really great tour. The Boeing Factory tour was fast paced and interesting.
This tour was fantastic. Tour guide Ken was great. He did a lot of research to give all the details he told us about for so many different areas we visited. The only negative was a road closure so we couldn't see the Ballard locks. No fault of Ken. The city tour was a full 3 hrs with many short rest stops to stretch and see areas. Pike Market everything we expected -- throwing the fish and a great take-out type lunch at Lowells overlooking the water. The Boeing tour was great. As they explained there are steps up and down to get to the elevators - 2 different places. A little rushed. Got onto and off bus twice that takes you to assembly hanger. The combo tour is long but well worth it with Ken giving so many stories. A
Great tour. Everything was on time picked up at hotel. Tour guide was amazing. I would highly recommend this tour!!
Great tour. Everything was on time picked up at hotel. Tour guide was amazing. I would highly recommend this tour!!
It's a wonderful way to see both the city and the Boeing factory. We really enjoyed it.
Adam is a great tour guide and recommend this combo tour for everyone.
This was an excellent tour. Pick up and transfer right on time, tour guide/driver simply superb with humour and knowledge as well as friendliness. It was comprehensive and wide ranging and included the vast Boeing factory. Be prepared for a tour that takes up most of the day.
This was an amazing tour and worth every penny. We are Australian tourists and came to do the Alaskan 7 day cruise. We did not know much about Seattle and had 3 days post cruise here so we booked the tour to mainly see the Boeing factory and threw in the city tour as well. We were glad we did.
The tour went for 9 hours and the fantastic driver took us all over Seattle, explained absolutely everything about it and we went to places we would never have experienced on our own.
Seattle is a fantastic city and we are definitely coming back.
The Combo tour is a 10/10
Bob and Gail Partridge
We enjoyed the tour very much, the guides were both helpful and friendly. Something to do if you have few time and want to have a quick overview of Seattle.
This tour covered all the highlights of Seattle and a good stop at the Pike Street Market, long enough to enjoy lunch and brouse. The afternoon out to the Boeing Factory was an unbelievable experience! I highly recommend this tour if you want to see the best of Seattle in a day.
Great Tour! So Much Information! Our guide was very informative and pleasant. It felt like we had a fairly strong understanding of Seattle when we were done. The Boeing Factory was also a site to see! Be prepared for a LONG day. It was 11 hours from pick up to drop off.
This was a great tour, even the weather was sunny , which I understand is unusual for this city. The tour showed us all the fantastic sites which included a stop for lunch at Pike Place Market.
Well worth the effort.
great tour!! - Tour guide, was exceptional, full of knowledge, very informative!!
This was a great tour! Jeff was our guide, and was filled with lots of info and passion about telling all of us about his city. Several opportunities to get out for pictures, introduced us to the Pike Farmers Market for lunch, and the ultimate closing with the Boeing Tour. The only improvement would have been better shocks on the bus. Many Seattle streets and roads are awful, and at times I felt like my teeth were going to be shook out. Obviously not something in Jeff's control. He was awesome!
My husband and I took this great city tour of Seattle on Sunday, June 4. Gary was our guide and so knowledgable about the city and the little nooks and crannies. He was really nice and a terrific asset. I would absolutely recommend the city tour and then on to the Boeing factory too, which was so amazing. Gary was so helpful throughout the day! It was a great overview of the city and perfect for us since we were not in Seattle long.