Guided tour

Seattle: Underground Walking Tour

Activity provider: Beneath the Streets

Seattle: Underground Walking Tour

Activity provider: Beneath the Streets
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 29.03 per person

Explore Seattle from a different angle and go below Pioneer Square. Take a walk through three underground passageways originally constructed in the 1890's and learn about Seattle's forgotten history.

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Duration 1 hour
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  • Marvel at 1890’s architecture
  • Explore three underground passageways
  • Learn about the Seattle fire that destroyed the city
Full description
Take this 1-hour journey back in time and allow your guide to take you below the streets of Seattle. Explore over four city blocks of historic Pioneer Square and wander through three underground passageways originally constructed in the 1890's. Learn the historical details leading to the birth of Seattle as it is knows today, and the decision to raise the city streets out of the swampy grounds. See where retaining walls were added alongside the streets and filled to make new roads several feet above where they originally stood.
  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants 12 and older must present physical or digital proof that they've been fully vaccinated with a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine administered at least 14 days before the performance date. Children between 5-11 years old must present proof that they've received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine and be accompanied by a vaccinated adult meeting the theater's entry requirements. Guests whose last vaccine dose (excluding boosters) was fewer than 14 days before the performance date must also present either a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the performance starts or a negative antigen test taken no more than 6 hours before the performance starts

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Meeting point

Look for the Beneath the Streets black and purple sign. Take the stairs down to the reception desk.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • There are six flights of stairs along the tour route and no elevator access
  • Strollers may be carried up and down stairs or may be stored in the ticket office for the duration of the tour
  • Food and drinks are not included in the tour price
  • Masks are required for all guests 2 and older for the inside, underground, portions of our tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 328 reviews

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It was a great tour. Dave our guide was the best. He was very informative and made the whole tour. Also what was really nice was the size of the group. You didn’t feel lost in the back because of too many people. It was the right size and the right length of time. Enjoyed it very much!

June 8, 2022

Use Uber as your transportation to avoid parking fees. Arrive on time and allow about an hour and a half if you’re driving on from the SW side of town. Get your tickets before hand online. They will have your name and ticket at the receptionist desk. Staff is extremely friendly and guide is well groomed and knowledgeable about the city and it’s humble beginnings. Wear comfortable shoes and be sure and use the restroom before the tour since there is no public restroom near the end of the tour. Overall a cool history class with fun facts about the city and its inhabitants.

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May 10, 2022

It was fascinating and entertaining to learn how Seattle became to be what it is today. Dave did a wonderful job of welcoming us to his town by letting us live the story. I would recommend this tour to all as it truly forms your opinion of the steep hills of Seattle.

April 9, 2022

Product ID: 266752