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Beneath the Streets

1,728 reviews
#27 of 190 Tours in Seattle
Seattle, WA, USA
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About Beneath the Streets
Walking tour in Seattle's historic Pioneer Square. The tour lasts one hour and guests are guided through the neighborhood at both street level and below. The focus of the tour is the evolution of the physical and cultural landscape of the birthplace of the city.
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$20.00 per adult
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Get to know Seattle's first established neighborhood, Pioneer Square, by walking its underground pathways as they existed in the 1890s in the company of a guide. Trace the city’s history, from an Indigenous dwelling to its Gold Rush days and up through its current state as a thriving modern neighborhood on this walking tour.
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Reviewed today

the underground tour was good. It gave us a background on the founding of Seattle and along with the time line progression of the city. Our guide was informative and funny. He took time to answer all questions. We chose this tour because the size...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Matthew J
Reviewed today via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed this underground tour with Mike yesterday. Informative and entertaining, it was a great way to spend an hour in the city. Fascinating to hear about the fire and how they raised the city afterwards. I did feel the starting point was a little...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was hesitant to go on this tour but quite a surprise it was and full of early Seattle history. Our guide Gary was fantastic. Highly recommend this tour if you’re in Seattle

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank carlissimo74
Reviewed yesterday

I take quite a lot of walking tours and I have to say this is one of the best. Bill Speidel's Underground Tour may be better known, but I found Beneath the Streets to be as good in every respect, and you get access to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Beneath S, Owner at Beneath the Streets, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks so much for taking our tour and posting such a great review. Carri put a lot of work into crafting her iteration of our Red Lights tour and responses like yours are extremely gratifying. Carri loves what she does...and it shows! Thanks again!

Reviewed yesterday

This tour was recommended to us by others and specifically by our hotel concierge. We enjoyed the hour spent with Dietrich leading us through underground spaces and Pioneer Square while telling us the history of what we were seeing.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our tour of the red light district on May 18. Sometimes it was hard to hear the guide, a mike to amplify his voice would have helped as sometimes there was traffic noise. Good tour- I would recommend. He warned us of what...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Culture766869
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beneath the Streets tour was recommended to me by a local in Seattle. I"m so glad I took her advice to learn so much about the history of this city, in a fun, informative way and 60 minutes seemed the perfect timing. Having the group...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Desley P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a great tour beneath the streets and walking at the existing Street level . The tour guide was very informative , the one hour tour was great . We walked straight in at around 2:30 pm but all the tours where booked out....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank GlennD982
Beneath S, General Manager at Beneath the Streets, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks Glenn; we're glad you enjoyed our tour! Summer season came early this year so booking ahead is a great way to guarantee you have tickets for the tour time of your choice.

Reviewed 3 days ago

He was very funny made lots of jokes while still making it educational. The tour also spits you out right by a glass blowing shop which is cool. Overall very fun and laid-back.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Richard was the ideal tour guide. In an hour, he told us all about Seattle’s History while we toured spots that were the underground in the late 19th century. He also has a great sense of humor that made the tour even more enjoyable. Highly...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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suzyq
February 18, 2018|
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Response from Beneath S | Property representative |
Suzy, While reservations are not necessary, we do cap the size of our groups to 25 people or less. You can guarantee space on a specific tour by purchasing tickets in advance on our website. Otherwise it is first-come... More
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Cherie H
January 6, 2018|
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State law prohibits drinking of alcohol on public streets or in a non-licensed establishments. That covers 100% of our tour route. If you bring a non-alcoholic drink with you, I would highly recommend no open cups as we... More
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rtcclj
November 15, 2017|
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Great answers everybody! We do our best to keep children engaged and most of them find the uniqueness of the surroundings worthy of attention. Having groups of only about 2 dozen guests does allow us to focus on any... More
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