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

Likely to sell out

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 a journey back in time on a guided tour below the streets of Seattle. Explore over 4 city blocks of historic Pioneer Square and wander through 3 underground passageways originally constructed in the 1890s. Learn the history of Seattle's construction and about the tragedy that befell the city and its habitants along the way. Follow along as your guide regales you with fascinating true stories of how Seattle was born and the tragedies that befell it as it formed, including the Seattle Fire.

Learn about the rebirth of Seattle after the fire, 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 499 reviews

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Seattle Underground Tour is the best hour of entertainment in town. We took a week off to kick around Seattle and Puget Sound. We took in a couple of movies and other activities and none of it stuck with us like this tour. The Guides are beyond professional. They bring a hidden story of the past to life better than any book or website can. The tours go 7 days a week. We took the 10:30 AM tour. A great way to start a vacation day in the city!

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November 7, 2022

Our first time in Seattle and it was between this and the ghost tour. We opted for the underground tour and it did not disappoint. Our guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He’s must’ve done this tour a million times but he was full of excitement while giving us our tour.

October 26, 2022

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

Product ID: 266752