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Private Preserving Pike Place: Market Community Tour

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Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA, USA 90 MINUTES Price based on needs of custom group


Get a truly unique perspective of Seattle’s iconic Pike Place Market on this walking tour that gives back to the marketplace community!

Enjoy a private, bespoke experience where your group will get the local guide all to yourselves.


  • Explore the maze of the market and its historic buildings 
  • You may catch a show of the famous flying fish 
  • Pass by the oldest existing Starbucks 
  • See the iconic Gum Wall 
  • Receive a deep appreciation of the Pike Place Market Foundation (your ticket price already includes a donation to the Foundation!) 
  • Get recommendations from your guide for great places to eat, drink, and explore based on your interests. 
  • Receive a deep appreciation of the Pike Place Market Foundation (your ticket price already includes a donation to the Foundation!) 

We also offer these tours as Educational Outings and Team Building Experiences. Please contact us for more information.


Much more than a traditional tour operator, Global Family Travels’ mission is to “Learn, Serve and Immerse” through community-based travel programs.  In partnership with non-profit organizations and schools, we offer family-friendly and sustainable travel experiences in support of education, gender equality, access to clean water, preservation of local cultures, conservation and economic growth, all of which foster cross-cultural understanding and global citizens.  

Our trips include a unique mix of cultural and educational activities, homestays and participation in local service projects aimed at improving the lives of people in the communities we visit.    

An expert in immersive sustainable travel, we are now offering corporate team-building experiences to strengthen local communities.  We make it easy for your team to explore cultural and heritage landmarks while engaging with Greater Seattle partners who tackle community challenges.  Build bonds while working and playing together in beautiful and historic Pacific Northwest locations. 

These experiences revitalize teams, broaden perspectives and open new lines of communication. 

Expect to expand your family circle when you embark on a Global Family Travels trip!  Visit our website for more information: Global Family Travels

About the Pike Place Market Foundation

The Pike Place Market Foundation nurtures a thriving Market community so that everyone within it has the opportunity to live their best life possible. 

Established in 1982 to uplift the charter of Pike Place Market, the Market Foundation has granted $31 Million to support low-income housing, culturally-appropriate health care, access to healthy food, high-quality preschool, an active community and to fund capital needs within the historic district. As community builders in the Market we partner with, as well as operate and sustain, a network of programs and services that support low-income residents, workers, families and neighbors of the Market.

For the past 37 years, The Market Foundation has contributed to a neighborhood model that allows a diverse community to live and thrive here at Seattle’s historic Market. We do this by focusing on and measuring our impact against the model for a healthy community.

Meet at Pike Place Market

Photo Courtesy Pike Place Market Foundation

Engage your team in a day of learning and caring for our community! Your day will begin with a private tour of Pike Place Market and Pike Place Market Foundation's Food Bank. During this tour, you will learn about the history of the market and the important role that the Pike Market Food Bank play for members of our community.

While at the Pike Market Foodbank your team will learn about the food bank's service projects that support those engulfed in some of our communities’ biggest challenges like hunger and homelessness. Students will also walk away with an appreciation of how caring for your community can draw our communities closer to recognize their importance.

Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA, USA
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