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Public Market Tours

1916 Pike Place, Suite 12-479, Suite 12-479, Seattle, WA 98101
206-209-5488
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Ranked #9 of 157 Activities in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Public Market Tour is a one-hour walking tour of the “soul of Seattle.” At 104 years old, Pike Place Market is the oldest continuously operating... more » Owner description: Public Market Tour is a one-hour walking tour of the “soul of Seattle.” At 104 years old, Pike Place Market is the oldest continuously operating market in the United States. Hear fascinating stories filled with intriguing tales of immigration, internment, and urban renewal. See fish fly, seasonal produce stands, and hardworking flower growers that make Pike Place Market famous.Tours operate daily, year-round . Visit our website or call for up to date availability. « less
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We went on a weekday in September and had Emily as our guide. She was so friendly and educational. She showed us to much and gave a historical tour that was very informative. I am so glad we paid as the market is so large that I would have gotten lost. Highly recommended it!

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Coppell, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We loved the Pike Place Market Tour! So much to see, eat and buy! One of the best markets I have ever been to. The tour group size was about 8 and with the personal earbuds it was easy to hear everything our tour guide said. When I might have lingered behind to take a quick pic I never missed... More

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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I chose to do this paid walking tour not knowing there was a free tour on offer but even knowing that I'd still choose to pay for it every day of the week. Our guide Emily was fantastic and had a great sense of humour. The tour was long enough to see everything and learn the history behind it and... More

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Maple Valley, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Friendly, knowledgeable tour guide! One fear was that within the group we may not hear her - but this was no problem since the headsets we wore worked perfectly. Appreciated that the number of participants was limited; a more personal experience and we were encouraged to ask questions. We took family members from Indiana and they were impressed - however... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Our tour guide was a sweet and positive young woman named Carla and we loved the fact that she loved Seattle and especially the market. She knew many of the vendors by name and shared with us many interesting facts about the market. It was a nice small group & we had headphones with audio so we could hear Carla... More

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This was my third trip to Seattle and I finally did the Public Market Tour and it was the BEST tour I have taken in Seattle!! Warren, our guide was FANTASTIC! He brought the history of the market to life and his enthusiasm for the city was contagious. He knew so many interesting facts that made us love the city... More

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Warren was our excellent guide through the Market. We learned how the Market came to be - after fires - in good times and bad. Delightful and great fun, a thorough overview, after which you can zero in on your favorite sellers.

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Warren is a terrific tour guide. If you just go to the market you are missing the history and the color of early Seattle. We highly recommend the walking tour.

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Papillion, Nebraska, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We did this tour the morning of our first day in Seattle, and I'm glad we did. It's a great way to get introduced to the market and a bit of its history. The tour is only an hour, so they can't possibly cover everything, but that was just fine by us. We spent the rest of the day exploring... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It was a random weekday in Seattle when I decided to get educated about the Public Market. At first I thought- hey why not, it can't be too boring (and if it is I'll sneak away). Then I showed up and it turns out I was the only person on the tour! I met my tour guide Warren, who was... More

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