Newcomers Seattle tour, College-visit (U.of Wash., Seattle.U., S.P.U.) neighborhoods or Relocation info.

Tour Number

Activity Level



Other, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent)

Customized tours for new arrivals/students and parents

The University of Washington main campus, and Seattle University on First Hill, and Seattle Pacific University are each located in distinct neighborhoods in the city. I'll customized a walking tour for students (and parents) to visit the campus, neighborhood, and local parks. We'll also enjoy downtown areas of interest. As a custom tour, it's an afternoon of easy walks, local transportation, and Emerald City beauty.

YOU'VE JUST MOVED to Seattle? I can create a tour that shares the city's history, and culture so you'll feel at home, and enjoy our urban treasures. Seattle's museums, parks, and special city events outlined in a fun overview.


Tours are customized to your interests. Additional time is allowed for museum visits.
University District neighborhood options: shops along on "The Ave, " the Burke Museum, Henry Art Gallery, Montlake Cut, the Arboretum, and Gasworks park.
Seattle University neighborhood: Shops along 12th Ave. (Little Saigon to Pike/ Pine Corridor) Capitol Hill/Broadway area including Elliott Bay Book Store, and Cal Anderson Park.
Tours for new arrivals includes info about your neighborhood as well as favorite city sights, and events.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Seattle downtown hotel, campus area hotel, or on-campus

End location: Seattle Downtown hotel, or campus area hotel

Duration: 3 hours


Walking, light rail, Zipcar

What’s Included

Expert tour services by local guide, Margaret along with light rail, and streetcar fares as needed, and Zipcar fee if going to Seattle Pacific University campus.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

60 usd - Light lunch/snack for four

What’s Extra

Lunch approx. $10-20 per person depending on restaurant choices.
Admission to U.W. museum, art gallery (Approx. $10)

If you prefer to rent a car, I can easily be added as an "additional driver" for the day of the tour.


I'm not a tour-van operator. I prefer walking tours utilizing our clean, and reliable light rail, neighborhood streetcar, monorail, water taxi, and ferry.

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