Seattle, WA (USA) | ©Visit Seattle - Rachael Jones

Seattle Winter Sightseeing & Shopping

Explore the city of music, nightlife and coffee culture

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Seattle Great Wheel | ©Visit Seattle - David Newman
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Seattle at night | ©Discover Canada Tours - Elton Hubner
Seattle Gum Wall | ©Discover Canada Tours - Alicia Luna
Seattle Public Market | ©Discover Canada Tours - Alicia Luna
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First Starbucks | ©Alicia Luna


Experience the best of Seattle with plenty of time for both sightseeing and shopping, as well as an opportunity to immerse yourself in the night life of the city that prides itself on its musical identity and history. Our tour starts with with a stop at the Premium Outlets, with a collection of over 130 designer brands at great prices. Upon arriving to Seattle, you will stay in a centrally located hotel for 1 night and have the weekend to join your guide in a walking tour and/or explore on your own. Sightseeing stops include Pike Place Market, The Gum Wall, Miner’s Landing Pier and, of course, a coffee break at the world’s very first Starbucks! If you wish to do so, you will also have time to visit the Space Needle, the Sky View Observatory, the MoPOP or the Chihuly Garden and Glass at your own pace.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This tour travels across the border to the United States of America. Please make sure you have all the necessary documentation to enter the United States prior to booking this tour. Each country’s requirements are different, so we recommend checking with your embassy to see what is required for your country of citizenship. Discover Canada Tours/West Trek cannot help with the processing of travel visas. Additional form requirements will be sent to you in the booking confirmation email. Please contact us for further information.


Please note that this is a sample itinerary and it is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances, such as weather or road closures.


Vancouver to Seattle
Premium Outlets
  • Depart Vancouver from Canada Place at 7:00am (please arrive by 6:45am)
  • Make our way to the Canada – USA border to cross. Please make sure you have all the proper documentation to enter the United States. Each country’s requirements are different so we recommend checking with your embassy to see what is required for your country of citizenship.
  • On the way to Seattle, stop at the Premium Outlets and shop for great bargains. You will receive a VIP e-discount for extra deals!
  • Arrive in Seattle and check in to your downtown hotel. Enjoy free time in the city
  • Have the option to go out in the evening and enjoy Seattle’s nightlife (drinking age is 21+)
VIP e-coupon for the Premium Otlets
Night at leisure (21+ to drink)

Seattle to Vancouver
Pike Place Market
Miner's Landing Pier
  • Enjoy a continental breakfast included at your hotel
  • Explore Seattle with an optional guided city tour that includes Pike Place Market, the Piers, the Gum Wall and the world’s first ever Starbucks
  • Have free time to do more sightseeing, shop around or visit iconic attractions, such as the Space Needle, Underground Tour, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Sky View Observatory or the Museum of Pop Culture
  • Return to Vancouver at approximately 9:00pm
Breakfast at hotel
Optional guided city tour


What documentation do I need to visit the United States?

This tour travels across an international border to the United States of America, so you will likely need additional documentation to join this trip.

You must bring your passport with you. You will be asked to enter your passport information at the time of booking, please bring the same one on tour. Additionally, you will need documentation to prove you are allowed to visit the United States.

The requirements to enter the USA are different for every country. You may travel to the United States for tourism with a Visitor Visa (B-2), unless qualifying for the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Most citizens of participating countries can travel with only an ESTA Approval under the VWP. Check out if you meet the requirements here.

Additionally, you must complete an I-94 Form online within 7 days of your tour departure. The link and all necessary instructions will be provided to you in the confirmation email after booking,

Lastly, if you have one, bring your valid Canadian visa or study permit to be able to re-enter Canada.

Do we visit the Space Needle?

While we don’t include a specific attraction in the itinerary, this tour allows plenty of time for guests to explore the best of Seattle on their own. Since there are many iconic attractions to visit in the Emerald City, we have included an overnight stay in a hotel downtown for you to be able to discover the attraction of your choice at your own pace, wether that’s the Space Needle, the Sky View Observatory, the Museum of Pop Culture, the Chihuly Garden and Glass, or a visit to the many shops and activities that the city offers.

How much free time do we get?

Our sample itinerary gives guests the chance to spend almost the entire weekend at leisure in Seattle. At the first stop in the Premium Outlets on the way to downtown, you can enjoy a few hours of shopping and dining at your own pace. Then, once checked into your hotel, you can have the evening at leisure to explore the night life of the Emerald City. Lastly, on Sunday, you will have a free day to join an optional walking tour or discover the city and its attractions on your own, before meeting with the rest of the group to return back to Vancouver.

What is the weather like in Seattle?

Seattle, like Vancouver, belongs to the Pacific Northwest region, which means the weather is very similar to what Vancouverites are used to. It has a temperate climate without extreme cold in the winter or too high temperatures in the summer, with a high chance of light rain throughout the year. We recommend packing warm, winter clothes during the months of winter (December-February), and a waterproof jacket and layers for the rest of the year.

During the summer months (June-August), when Seattle is likely to be hotter and have clear skies, you can join our Seattle Summer Sightseeing & Baseball tour, which includes admission to an MLB game!



2 Days | 1 Night


GUIDED (Max. pax: 54)


From* CA$329/pp (ID required)


From* CA$379/pp


From* CA$409/pp


From* CA$469/pp


From* CA$604/pp
*Prices are in Canadian Dollars and include taxes. They may vary during peak season. Special rates available. Fuel surcharge and online booking fee excluded.


  • Take in the stunning views of the Cascade and Olympic Mountains, the Pacific Ocean, and the evergreen trees throughout the Emerald City
  • Shop at the Seattle Premium Outlets with an upscale collection of outlet stores from over 130 designer names
  • Experience the highlights of Seattle on a guided tour including the world-famous Pike Place Market, the first Starbucks, and more!
  • Explore Seattle’s coffee scene, coastal food culture, and vibrant nightlife
  • Enjoy free time to do more shopping and visit iconic attractions


  • Bed1 night hotel accommodation in downtown Seattle
  • BusDeluxe roundtrip coach transportation from Vancouver with onboard entertainment
  • GuideExperienced, friendly & fun tour guide
  • MealContinental breakfast included at the hotel
  • CouponsVIP e-coupons for the Seattle Premium Outlets
  • BeerOption to join your guide to explore Seattle’s nightlife (21+)
  • WalkingOptional walking tour of downtown Seattle
  • SightseeingSightseeing through Washington State and the Pacific Northwest

What to Bring:

  • Passport & visa documents
  • I-94 form: You will receive an online form and instructions in your confirmation email after booking
  • Warm clothes and/or layers
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable shoes to walk around the city
  • 2 pieces of ID (drinking age in Seattle is 21+)
  • US dollars in cash (optional)

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