Sky View Observatory + Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Seattle



Before you Go

Due to construction work, stops 17, 18, 19 & 20 are closed until further notice. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Before you explore Seattle, it makes sense to see Seattle. And there’s no better place to do that than from the Sky View Observatory, 275 metres above street level. The views from the viewing platform in the Columbia Center are truly spectacular – on a clear day, you can see up to 100 miles in every direction! Our combination ticket also includes a Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour so you can fully explore Seattle. Book online today with City Sightseeing.

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1 Routes
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from 10:00 to 16:00
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20 Stops
Mobile or Paper
Voucher accepted
Free Cancellation


  • Enjoy 360° views of Seattle and its surroundings
  • Self-guided walking tour; explore the colourful history of early Seattle
  • Audio guide in English onboard the bus to learn all about the city's history and culture
  • Explore the city on a one or two-day City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
  • Visit the Sky View Observatory and look down on Seattle from a height of 275 metres
  • Use the views from the observation deck to decide which parts of the city you’d like to visit

Main Stops


  • 1-day or 2-day hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Self-guide walking tour
  • Entrance to Sky View Observatory
  • Scenic Seattle Panoramic Bus Tour
  • Harbour Cruise


The Sky View Observatory stands head and shoulders above the rest of Seattle. It’s viewing platform is higher than any other building in the city, so the views are stupendous. From the 360° viewing platform, you can see such sights as Mt. Rainier, the Cascade Mountains, Mt. Baker, Elliott Bay, the Olympic Mountains, the Space Needle and the city of Bellevue.

The Sky View Observatory is atop the Columbia Center in the heart of Downtown Seattle. Completed in 1985, it is still the city’s tallest construction, and the observation deck is the highest viewing platform west of the Mississippi. Once you’ve taken the view in, you can start planning your trip around Seattle with the included City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.

Your ticket will allow you to explore the city and visit some of its most interesting places. From Pike Place Market, where you can see fish being thrown(!), to the still-futuristic Space Needle, which was built for the 1962 World’s Fair.

Or if you need a pick-me-up, hop off at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery for a delicious cup of coffee. Maybe, it’s all the coffee they drink, that has helped then Seattleites to start companies like Starbucks, Amazon and Microsoft! And make sure you hop at one of the piers and visit the lively Waterfront area.

So, if you’re visiting Seattle, this is the perfect way to get know this fantastic and influential city.

Before you Go

Sky View Observatory

  • Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday only

  • Sky View Observatory reserves the right to close for private events

  • Last entry: 1 hour before closing

  • Visit duration: 45-90 minutes

  • Luggage and large bags cannot be accommodated in the observatory; there are no lockers or storage facilities

  • Prams/strollers can be taken inside the observatory

  • Service animals are welcome

Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

  • Season: April 30th - October 10th

  • Ticket valid on the red route, Must-See Seattle, for 1 or 2 days


Cancellation Policy

All sales are final: tickets cannot be exchanged or money refunded by City Sightseeing.

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City Sightseeing Seattle
Urban Outings Seattle LLC dba City Sightseeing Seattle 516 Broad St Seattle, WA
WA 98109, Seattle, United States of America