Tours

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‘THE BOYS OF 1936’ BOATHOUSE TOUR— The bestselling book “The Boys in the Boat” spawned a doc­u­men­tary on PBS and now, a guided tour of where the magic started. Head to the Uni­ver­sity of

Wash­ing­ton and see the Conibear Shell­house and ar­ti­facts in­clud­ing the fa­mous Husky Clip­per shell. www.wash­ing­ton­row­ing.com. Conibear Shell­house, 3896 Walla Walla Road, Map 2 D7

AR­GOSY CRUISES— Ar­gosy’s boat cruises have been vis­i­tors’ fa­vorites since 1949. There are five fully nar­rated, fam­ily-friendly tours to ex­plore Seat­tle by boat, in­clud­ing their Har­bor Cruise, Locks Cruise, Lake Union Cruise, Lake Wash­ing­ton Cruise and the Til­licum Vil­lage Ex­cur­sion, a four-hour ex­pe­ri­ence to Blake Is­land that in­cludes a buf­fet with alder-fire-roasted fish. www.ar­gosy­cruises.com. 1101 Alaskan Way, Pier 55, 206.623.1445. CityPass par­tic­i­pant. Map 1 E10

BE­NEATH THE STREETS— Head un­der­ground at this tour of old Seat­tle. Tour guides re­lay sto­ries of Seat­tle’s past while tak­ing you through three sec­tions of his­toric pas­sage­ways in Pi­o­neer Square that haven’t pre­vi­ously been open to the pub­lic on this 60-minute tour. www.be­neath-the-streets.com. 102 Cherry St., 206.624.1237. Map 1 G11

FU­TURE OF FLIGHT AVI­A­TION CEN­TER AND BOE

ING TOUR— Ex­plore in­ter­ac­tive ex­hibits and dis­plays and then go be­hind-the-scenes of the only com­mer­cial jet assem­bly plant open for tours in North Amer­ica. The 90-minute tour lets you watch the assem­bly of 747s, 777s or 787 Dream­lin­ers. Par­tic­i­pants must be at least 4 feet tall. www. fu­ture­of­flight.org. 8415 Paine Field Blvd., Muk­il­teo, 800.464.1476. Map 3 I8

CLIP­PER VA­CA­TIONS— En­joy a scenic, three-hour (or less) ferry ride di­rect to Vic­to­ria, B.C. on the stun­ning high-speed Vic­to­ria Clip­per or take a one-of-a-kind re­gional tour on the water. Clip­per Va­ca­tions also pro­vides tour and travel pack­ages to desina­tions in­clud­ing Van­cou­ver and Whistler, B.C., Port­land, the San Juan Is­lands, the Cana­dian Rock­ies and more. www.clip­per­va­ca­tions.com. 2701 Alaskan Way, 800.888.2535. Map 1 B6

EAT SEAT­TLE— This new food tour takes guests through Pike Place Mar­ket for a va­ri­ety of de­li­cious tastes from fan­tas­tic ven­dors. Dur­ing the 2-hour Tast­ing Tour, learn where Seat­tle’s chefs shop. Or, sign up for a 3.5-hour Farm-To-Ta­ble Cooking Class and Tast­ing Tour. www.eat­seat­tle­tours.com. 206.631.9413.

EVER­GREEN ES­CAPES— Renowned for craft­ing ex­tra­or­di­nary ex­pe­ri­ences that blend the best of the re­gion’s stun­ning nat­u­ral won­ders with epi­curean in­dul­gences and ur­ban en­chant­ments, Ever­Green Es­capes of­fers small-group ed­u­ca­tional tours daily, as well as pri­vate, cus­tom es­capes, pre- and post-cruise tours, multi-day jour­neys and cor­po­rate ad­ven­tures. Ex­plore from Mount Rainier to Wood­inville Wine Coun­try and be­yond. www. ev­er­gree­nescapes.com. 2960 Fourth Ave. S, Ste. 115, 206.650.5795. Map 2 I5

KEN­MORE AIR— With daily flights to re­gional des­ti­na­tions in­clud­ing the San Juan Is­lands and Vic­to­ria, Bri­tish Columbia, these his­toric sea­planes have been giv­ing guests ex­cit­ing travel op­tions and re­gional “flight see­ing tours” of the North­west for more than 70 years. www.ken­more­air.com. 950 West­lake Ave. N, 425.486.1257. Map 1 F2

SAVOR SEAT­TLE FOOD TOURS— Taste the city dur­ing a walk­ing tour: sam­ple bites from Pike Place Mar­ket, down­town Seat­tle and other neigh­bor­hood’s de­li­cious spots. There is also a Booze-nBites tour and a Choco­late In­dul­gence tour— or sched­ule a pri­vate or group event. www.sa­vorseat­tle­tours.com. 206.209.5485. Map 1 E8

SEAT­TLE BITES FOOD TOURS— Take a de­li­cious tour of Seat­tle’s his­toric Pike Place Mar­ket. This food tour lets you try sweet and sa­vory food from around the Mar­ket. Tours are lim­ited to 16 peo­ple, and you’ll get a small lis­ten­ing de­vice so you won’t miss any­thing your guide has to say. Call or book your spot on­line. www.seat­tlebites­food­tours.com. 425.888.8837.

SEAT­TLE BY FOOT— Dis­cover Seat­tle on foot with a walk­ing tour of the city. From pub and cof­fee crawls to kid-friendly tours and neigh­bor­hoods, these tours show you the city from in­ter­est­ing an­gles. Meet­ing lo­ca­tions vary, see web­site for de­tails. www.seat­tle­by­foot.com. 206.508.7017.

SEAT­TLE FOOD TOURS— This two-mile, two and a half-hour walk of­fers a gas­tro­nom­i­cal jour­ney through Pike Place Mar­ket, Bell­town or Capi­tol Hill. Ad­vanced tick­ets re­quired. Meet­ing lo­ca­tions vary. www.seat­tle­food­tours.com. 12721 Ren­ton Ave. S, 206.725.4483. Map 3 I11

SEAT­TLE WINE TOURS— Taste wine in style with Seat­tle Wine Tours. Whether you want to find the win­ery that makes your fa­vorite bot­tle or dis­cover a brand-new gem, the knowl­edge­able chauf­feurs can tai­lor the tour to your pref­er­ences. The fleet of com­fort­able ve­hi­cles has room for 2-35 pas­sen­gers. www.seat­tlewine­tours.com. 206.444.9463.

SPOOKED IN SEAT­TLE— Run by real para­nor­mal in­ves­ti­ga­tors (aka ghost hun­ters) this tour will in­tro­duce you to the world of para­nor­mal in­ves­ti­ga­tion through real Seat­tle ghost sto­ries. www.spookedin­seat­tle.com. 102 Cherry St., 425.954.7701. Map 1 G11

SUBSEATTLE TOUR— It’s a rol­lick­ing 90-minute bus ride through out-of-sight city neigh­bor­hoods, pep­pered with ir­rev­er­ent hu­mor, sight­ings and sto­ries about Seat­tle’s vaunted sub­cul­tures. See the “real” Seat­tle most vis­i­tors don’t even hear about! Brought to you by the Un­der­ground Tour. www.sub­seat­tle­tour.com. 614 First Ave., 206.682.4646. Map 1 G11 UN­DER­GROUND PARA­NOR­MAL EX­PE­RI­ENCE— ”Don’t watch Ghost Hun­ters. Be one.” Un­like any other para­nor­mal tour, this new at­trac­tion gives guests the equip­ment to do their own in­ves­ti­ga­tion and ex­pe­ri­ence what trained para­nor­mal in­ves­ti­ga­tors face— while roam­ing the ex­clu­sive pas­sage­ways of Seat­tle’s world-fa­mous un­der­ground, cre­ated when the city re­built on top of it­self af­ter the Great Fire of 1889. This hands-on, lights-off pro­duc­tion is by the same peo­ple as the uber-pop­u­lar Un­der­ground Tour. www.un­der­ground­para­nor­mal­ex­pe­ri­ence.com. 614 First Ave., 206.682.4646. Map 1 G11

UN­DER­GROUND TOUR— Seat­tle’s most un­usual at­trac­tion is a hu­mor­ous stroll through sub­ter­ranean store­fronts and side­walks en­tombed when the city re­built on top of it­self af­ter the Great Fire of 1889. Get a time-cap­sule view of the buried city. It’s his­tory with punch lines! www.un­der­ground­tour.com. 614 First Ave., 206.682.4646. Map 1 G11

UN­DER­WORLD TOUR— This adults-only stroll takes you through the old red-light dis­trict of the aban­doned, un­der­ground city that was Seat­tle’s birth­place. It’s a raunchier, lust-filled, laugh-out-loud ver­sion of the world-fa­mous Un­der­ground Tour. It’s to­tally in­ap­pro­pri­ate! A cock­tail is in­cluded with your ticket. www.un­der­ground­tour.com. 614 First Ave., 206.682.4646. Map 1 G11

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