Early-Bird Tasting Tour of Pike Place Market

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From $76.30

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience the food and culture at one of Seattle’s most famous landmarks, Pike Place Market, on this guided tasting tour. Enjoy diverse tastings, from fresh produce and smoked salmon to local pastries and much more. Interact with the merchants before it gets busy, then savor the flavors, as well as the sights and sounds, of this historic attraction.
  • Behind-the-scenes food tour of Pike Place Market
  • Viator Exclusive provides early access to Seattle’s most popular attraction
  • Sample local wares like smoked salmon and locally-made chocolate
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people provides a more personalized experience

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Avoid waiting in long lines and enjoy a rare chance to chat with market vendors before the crowds arrive.

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Food and beverage tastings
  • VIP discount at select partners on return visit
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • indi chocolate
    1901 Western Ave D, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

This is Seattle’s original food and cultural tour of Pike Place Market — with a bonus: exclusive, early access to the market before the big crowds arrive. Stop at several vendors to enjoy tastings. Learn how the market got its start more than 100 years ago. Nibble on delectable locally made and sourced delights, and explore market specialties as you eat your way through Pike Place Market.

Feel like an insider on this behind-the-scenes adventure to experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of this historic place. Meet lively characters and hear some of their memorable stories.

Pike Place Market

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Food restrictions and allergies can often be accommodated with advance notice
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather; tours operate rain or shine
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please bring a filled reusable water bottle for the tour, as you will be walking and eating for 2 hours. If you are unable to do so, water is available for purchase from partner vendors during the tour
  • Not wheelchair or stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Tastings add up to a light meal
  • Near public transportation
  • Stops are subject to change without notice due to partner availability
  • Tours may be cancelled due to low booking numbers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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926 reviews
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Early Bird Tour
Theresa_A, May 2024
Chip was a great guide and so knowledgeable, the weather was great! We enjoyed the tour but wished we had more time to try more!!
Pikes Place Market just ok
Debra_W, May 2024
Enjoyed the fish market and fish tossing the most. Our guide made an effort to show us some highlights of the market but the tour seemed a bit rushed and the food choices were not very good. It was very crowded even though the tour was advertised as early access.
Fun, informative, and delicious.
Ann_D, May 2024
Excellent guide, Jerry. Loved learning the history. And the food was great! The extent of what was shared exceeded our expectations.
Great Tasting Tour with Lucky
DeborahJ_G, May 2024
Tour guide Lucky was very nice and knowledgeable. He told us a great amount of the history of Pike Place Market and showed us to some great restaurants and food choices that we would not have found otherwise.
Fun, Informative & Tasty
Tara_R, May 2024
Our tour guide, Lucky, was very knowledgable and informative. We very much enjoyed the tour, the food samples, and the information we learned.
Highly recommend!!
joanstlouis, May 2024
Our guide Lucky was wonderful and a wealth of information. The food was delicious and we had a really fun time.
Educational and fun tour
rjkarch, May 2024
Loved the food tasting and hearing the history of the market. Woody was a great guide. Very entertaining and efficient.
Jerry was a great guide....
Mark_H, May 2024
Jerry was a great guide. He was very knowledgeable and helpful. The tour allowed us to sample a variety of different types of food.
Great food tour!
Bethany_S, May 2024
Jerry was an amazing tour guide! He was full of personality and so knowledgeable! You can tell the restaurants we visited are very fond of him as well. We tried lots of yummy foods and I’d highly recommend doing this tour!
Tour guide 5, food 3.
Patti_M, May 2024
Jerry was a great guide, entertaining us with the history of the market. My only complaint was the choice of vendors. There were only 3 selections and all of them were not to my liking. I specifically stated I can not eat spicy food and the pork taco and vegetable samosa were spicy. The cheese biscuit was nothing special. The 4 dessert tastings were good but I do not have a sweet tooth so I took a nibble and brought what I could back to my husband who was unable to go on the tour. I definitely had to eat lunch after.
Worth it !!
Mary_W, May 2024
Great overview and tastings of the market. Woody was a great guide. Heard of the history and special tips
Market Place Tour
Joe_M, May 2024
Lucky was a great guide! Showed us so much about the market. We had a terrific time learning about the history as well as the quality that goes into so many of the products found in the market. Would highly recommend!
Best way to experience the market
Jeffrey_H, Apr 2024
Jerry was a fantastic guide through the amazing market. We could not have navigated this place without a great guide. We highly recommend this tour/ experience. The history and the food samples make for a fun day.
Luck to have Lucky
Stephen_W, Apr 2024
Fun and informative tour of Pikes Place Market. Beat the crowds for a nice sampling of a wide range of food’s available with fun history and stories from our guide Lucky
Yum and Fun
Rebecca_E, Apr 2024
Lucky was our tour guide. He was funny, knowledgeable, and clearly enjoyed sharing his love of Seattle and the Market. We learned so much, ate great food, and had lots of fun. I highly recommend this tour, especially with Lucky.
Bob was an excellent tour guide!
Judy_J, Apr 2024
Bob was an excellent and fun tour guide! Pike Place Market is so huge, that we really needed a guide, and he was great!
Memorable Tour
Monica_I, Apr 2024
Chip was an amazing tour guide and the tour made the market a much more memorable, enjoyable experience. The amount of food was more than enough and it was great varieties in sweet and savory. Highly recommend!
Such a great experience!
Liana_H, Mar 2024
We had such a great time exploring Pike Place market on this tour! Chip was an amazing guide. He is so personable and knowledgeable. We had so much fun tasting all of the different types of foods, and learning the history of the market. We ended up finishing the tour and spending a few extra hours exploring on our own afterwards. It is definitely a tour you should take if you like history and food!
Worth the price- great way to see Market
Jennifer_S, Mar 2024
Upbeat host. 10 different stops to taste in 2 hours. Great insight into Market history and tips on other things to do in Seattle!
A Can't Miss Tour in Seattle
Rachel_R, Mar 2024
Jerry was a phenomenal guide. He was a wealth of knowledge and experience and kept things flowing while being detailed in his explanations. Jerry interjected humor to keep even our 13-year-old engaged and off her phone which is a huge feat :) The food was yummy and it was so nice to get to know this gem of a place more intimately during our trip to Seattle.

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