Guided tour

Seattle: Underground Walking Tour

Activity provider: Beneath the Streets

Seattle: Underground Walking Tour

Activity provider: Beneath the Streets
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From US$ 29.03 per person

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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 467 reviews

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Great guide, funny, interacted w/crowd, and kind. So much info that in all my life coming to Seattle I had never known. We had a large crowd some elderly and there is a lot of walking and steep stairs. He was patient and kept crowd busy with question as we waited for them to catch up. Best part that no one even noticed, I did because it’s a tactic we use at my work ;-). I would totally do this again.

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September 11, 2022

It was great learning about the city's history. The tour guide is great, but the tour itself feels a little lacking. We looked at lots of cement, but the portions of the tour outside were a literal breath of fresh air. The tour guide is amazing though, he made the experience worthwhile.

August 11, 2022

This tour was recommended by a mutual friend that lives in Seattle. The meeting spot was easy to find and interesting while waiting for the tour to start. The guide was incredibly knowledgeable about the city and very engaging. He also recommended a few lunch spots, one of which we went to right after (I’d also suggest Salumi to anyone in the area!). If you’re a history buff, this is the tour for you. Even my usually non-history-nerd wife enjoyed it!

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July 28, 2022

Product ID: 266752