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Bill Speidel's Underground Tour

608 First Ave, Seattle’s Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA 98104 (Pioneer Square)
206.682.4646
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Ranked #46 of 160 Activities in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Bill Speidel's Underground Tour is a leisurely, guided walking tour beneath Seattle’s sidewalks and streets. As you roam the subterranean passages... more » Owner description: Bill Speidel's Underground Tour is a leisurely, guided walking tour beneath Seattle’s sidewalks and streets. As you roam the subterranean passages that once were the main roadways and first-floor storefronts of old downtown Seattle, our guides regale you with the stories our pioneers didn’t want you to hear. It’s history with a twist!The tour begins inside Doc Maynard’s Public House, a restored 1890s saloon. Following a short intro, we’ll walk through historic Pioneer Square to three different sections of Underground—about three blocks in all... « less
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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The adult evening tour was recommended to us by a couple of people so my husband and I booked it with our friends last minute. The history of the underground is fascinating but I have to say we were disappointed that we learned what we did from a wine tour we went on, not this tour. The focus seemed to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Here is the deal. These type of tours are not my forte at all. I went with a group anyway and was surpised. The actual sight views in the underground are basically a damp moist dump. But the guide was very knowledgeable and full of information. I learned quite a bit of Seattle History and enjoyed it. Thus a very... More

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Went on the suggestion of a local I met on another tour and she was right this tour was amazing!!! Our tour guide was Ali, if you can request a guide do it! I have grown up all over the world and taken more than my fair share of tours and by far she is the BEST guide I have... More

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We booked the tour on the website but you can also participate the tour as a walk in customer. The lady giving the tour was nice and funny and it was really interesting to see the underground part of Seattle. Wish more of this underground world of Seattle would be accessible to the public.

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Draper, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We had a group of 4 that was able to do the Underground Tour in Seattle in October 2014. Our tour guide was very entertaining and knew the history of the underground city. The tour lasts about an hour and you go into 3-4 different underground locations to learn about the history of Seattle.

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Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

My spouse and I participated in Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour in early August 2014. You can book specific tour times and pay for your tour on their website, although the office also accepts walk-in customers (who are in the majority). You can book and pay for tickets on-line up to one hour before the start of a tour. We did... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The tour guide, Rose, was informational and witty. The tour is both underground and above pointing out some of the city's oldest buildings and its "adult" past. We had such a great time!

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I brought 18 high school students to visit colleges in the Pacific Northwest and I wanted to do something that was fun, yet added to the educational experience of the trip. For some students, it was their first time in Seattle and the underground tour was a great addition to their background information of the city. I think the tour... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We went on the 21+ evening tour and I found I didn't really get a lot of the history of the underground. Instead, we just walked to various underground rooms and the guide told us stories about Seattle's prostitution history but it wasn't connected at all to the locations we were visiting. The tour was fine but I wanted more... More

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This was the 2nd time my husband and I took this tour. Thoroughly enjoyed it just like the first time. The guide was amazing, very knowledgeable and humorous. I would highly recommend.

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