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Private Seattle History Tour with Skyline Views

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  • Discover the history of Seattle before and after the Alaska gold rush boom
  • Enjoy admission to a historic observation tower with incredible skyline views
  • See the sites where vice once flourished in the Pacific Northwest’s pioneer days
  • Explore the fascinating stories and architecture of historic buildings
  • Experience the beauty of the waterfront and its bustling ferry terminal


  • Local English-Speaking Guide
  • Admission to Smith Tower Observation Deck

Not Included

  • Food and Drink
  • Tips/Guide Gratuity



One of the best things to do in Seattle is simply taking in its skyline, surrounding mountains, and our beautiful Puget Sound. On this Seattle tour, you’ll get to enjoy not only stunning views but experience the history and culture of the city with a local tour guide!

Your Seattle walking tour begins with a stroll through Pioneer Square, Seattle’s historic neighborhood filled with beautiful architecture and some of the top attractions in Seattle. 

Your tour guide will tell you tales of Seattle during its pioneer days and the gold rush that put our city on the map. As we make our way past historical sites and to the serene Seattle waterfront, you’ll get to know the pre-history of this place, once – and still – significant to local indigenous peoples. 

For those interested in the more salacious side of Seattle’s past, we’ll be passing by several historical sites that gave this neighborhood some unsavory nicknames (don’t worry, we’ll keep it family friendly!). As we make our way back from the waterfront, you’ll learn a little about how Seattle has transformed into the world-class destination it is today. 

The latter portion of our Seattle history tour will take us off the streets and 35 floors up to Smith Tower’s 360-degree observation deck. Your tour guide will point out the city’s significant landmarks and provide a history of this gorgeous building, once the tallest building west of the Mississippi River! 

You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the views, stick around for a drink at the bar, or continue exploring Pioneer Square and other nearby neighborhoods following your tour.

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Experience Seattle’s rich history and breathtaking views on our walking tour! From Pioneer Square’s historic charm to the serene waterfront, learn about the city’s pioneer days, indigenous heritage, and transformation into a world-class destination, topped off with a visit to Smith Tower’s iconic observation deck for panoramic vistas and a taste of history!