Native loved the tour. I’ve lived in Seattle since 1996 so I’m not technically a native, but it’s longer than I’ve lived anywhere else. Charles blends some of the expected Seattle highlights with secret tidbits to make the tour feel personal and intimate. I learned things I never knew before. I was scoping out the tour as a possible suggestion for out of town guests, and I will definitely send all our visitors on this tour. Even the family members who have been here countless times need to see the broad variety of neighborhoods Charles’ tour covers. There are places he goes that no tourists ever go because there is no obvious destination, such as the Space Needle, but are lovely and most definitely worth visiting. It would be great if one of the stops included a place with public restrooms. And a coffee stop would be a natural for Seattle! Highly recommended.” ~Lindsey A., Seattle WA
“Great way to spend an hour and a half in Seattle! My girlfriend and I took a 30 day road trip from Indiana. We went from San Diego up to Vancouver and stopped in Seattle for 4 days. We wanted to see as much of the city as we could but had limited time (we were juggling New Jersey Devils and Indiana Pacers games throughout the trip). Anyway, we booked a city tour with Charles and had a blast. Vehicle was clean, plenty of room, and safe. Charles, our guide, was hilarious and was very knowledgeable in regards to the city. We hit all the key spots in a quick fashion and enjoyed ourselves. Charles only asked everyone on the bus their names once and remembered them throughout the tour. Impressive considering he meets new people every day! Thanks Charles! P.S. Great soundtrack at certain intervals of the trip (Doesn’t play music throughout). Charles even had BRUCE.” ~Couple o’ Travelers
“Unbelievably good! I am a Seattle native of 67 years. I thought I knew everthing about this area but then I took Charles’ tour. I was very impressed with his knowledge, friendliness and kindness. I highly recommend this tour to everyone. It is so much fun that everyone clapped at the end of the tour and wished we had more time. I am certain I will be taking the tour again soon.” ~Patty O., Seattle WA
“Unforgettable. This tour was a definite highlight of our trip! My husband and I chose Seattle as our honeymoon site and we did Charles’ tour the second day we were there! By doing the tour early on, we learned of different areas that we wanted to explore more! It was EXCELLENT! Charles’ knowledge of the city and its surroundings were incredible and fun to learn! He truly has a passion for Seattle and he is very witty and makes the tour funny and fun! Thanks Charles for such a great time!” ~ Yvette B, Apopka, FL
“Awesome!!! Charles Mickelson its an excellent person. He made us love Seattle and its people. He took me for the tour around Seattle ( just me!!) even after the other passengers cancelled last minute. He decided that it was worth it for me to get to know the city. He is all about fun, music , well explanatory tour , takes you to see all the best angles of Seattle . He explains to you about music , musicians , history , food , best places to eat , best place to take a photos. At the middle of the tour , Kerri , from Australia, joined us. its was an excellent day , I will say it was my best day on Seattle. Because after the tour I felt I knew the city and I was able to decided what places to revisit. Totally worth it !!! Dont missed it.!! The tour is more personlized , really for you or your group . ( BTW – 1000 % better than the one done by the other companies )” ~Lilirios, Mineola, NY
“Charles was absolutely DELUXE! There was never a dull moment.”
“EXCELLENT TOUR! Charles was hilarious and very knowledgeable about the city.”
“A great way to see Seattle & very fun. My husband and I loved the tour, as well as our guide, Charles.” ~MStone_Cali, Costa Mesa, CA
“Charles is a hoot. Just moved to Seattle about 6 months ago and have done the city pass and a couple of the food tours, but grabbed this tour off a Groupon. In 90 minutes I gained huge knowledge of my new city and had a blast learning random facts from Charles. He was very personal and seemed to incorporate interesting tidbits for all ages. Thanks again for the great tour. I will recommend it to anyone visiting.” ~Karlie H, Seattle, WA
“Charles, just want you to know that Trish and I REALLY enjoyed your tour yesterday! You are a superb tour guide. Enjoyed the sights. Enjoyed your “bantering.” It was a grand time. Wonderful investment of time and money for us! We leave this afternoon for Alaska.” ~Bill, Elizabeth City, NC
“Thanks So Much! We had such a great time on today’s tour. Can’t thank you enough for sharing your love of Seattle with us. It was so much more than a tour—I feel like we really got a feel for this beautiful city and its residents. And who would have thought it was possible to do that in such a short time!” ~Mary Jo Repasky-Skea
“Charlie is the best. What a great experience! We have been on city tours all over the world and nothing has compared to this. Don’t come to Seattle and miss this tour! Thanks Charlie.” ~JillyBeansDesigns, Atlanta GA
“Thank you Charles! My husband and I just wrote our “unforgettable” tour review! I hope that your business goes very well because it truly is a great treat!!! You are an excellent tour guide and we took a lot of your advice after the tour and really enjoyed the city! Thank you for your kindness!” ~Yvette
“Thanks. Awesome tour, amazing sights with a good fun approach. The tour guide Charles was a really engaging fellow who made each of us feel welcome. Fantastic highly recommend.” ~Melb12345678, Melbourne, Australia
“Awesome Fun!! Deciding to take the Seattle Qwik Tour was the best thing that I did in Seattle!!!! Our driver, Charles, was knowledgable, fun, and made each of us feel special while showing us the wonderful sites in town. If your looking for a great time and lots of fun, Don’t miss this Tour. It’s the best!!! My friends and I are still laughing about some of the comments made and cherish the pictures we have while on the tour. We will definitely do this tour again the next time we are in Seattle!! Thanks Charles!!!!:)” ~Mary616101, Apple Valley, MN
“Change of “Attitude.” Went on the tour with a bit of an “attitude”. My travel companions wanted to go. I had seen Seattle before and thought it would be a waste of time. It is hard for someone from Texas to admit, perhaps, there is still something one can learn and even enjoy the process. That is what happened! Charles Mickelson was our driver. He was charming, witty, and informative. He was very attentive to the needs and comfort of tour members. My appreciation of Seattle has been greatly enhanced. Thank you, Charles.” ~Dorothy B, Dripping Springs, TX
“Long time Seattle Native learns a thing or two. Charles Mickelson is amazing. Great 90 minute tour of several neighborhoods. Never boring, covers a lot of cool neighborhoods and sites. Comfortable coach, nice people, there was a couple visiting from Spain who loved it too.I’ve been a Seattle native all my life and he taught me a thing or two. This is an overview type tour to whet your appetite for further investigation. When my out of town guests come to visit I’m calling Charles.” ~Linda E, Pacific, WA
““The “Chuckster” will not disappoint! My husband, our three kids, and myself went on this tour and had a blast! I was born and raised here but found myself learning many new things about my state and finding new places to visit. Charles is absolutely hilarious and makes the tour feel like you’re just seeing the sights with a friend and not like you’re on an actual tour. I recommend everyone take this tour, whether or not you’re new to Washington.” ~ MrsAshley09
“EXCELLENT TOUR!! The tour guide, Charles, was hilarious, and very knowledgeable about the city. I’m actually from Seattle and took a friend on the tour and the tour guide really knew all the best spots to take us. I even learned a lot about my own city myself. The overall tour experience was fantastic and I’m planning on taking my relatives on the tour again next month! : )” ~jainy_13, Seattle, WA
“Learning and laughing in Seattle with Charles. Charles was absolutely DELUXE! The tour was informative and entertaining. There was never a dull moment. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone planning to visit the Seattle area.” ~k j, Chicago, IL
“I recommend using this sightseeing tour bus when visiting Seattle. This 1.5hr city bus tour gives you a perfect view of many of the top highlights of Seattle. Charles, the guide, was fantastic, very knowledgeable, friendly and considerate. This is a great way to see the city without a car and includes complimentary pickup and return from select locations which is a huge convenience. Bring the camera.. there will be plenty of photo opportunities!” ~Anne Brown, Blaine, WA
“Interesting and a great value. I participated in this tour with a group from work and was impressed by the owner’s outstanding knowledge of the city! I live here, and still learned a few things. He’s a good driver, and covers a lot of ground in a short time. The van is comfortable, and will pick you up right at your hotel. Definitely recommended!” ~SeattleMotorCycleGuy, Seattle, WA
“OUTSTANDING way to get to know Seattle. I own a tour company here in Seattle (Seattle Bites Food Tours of Pike Place Market) and have also lived in the Seattle Area for 16 years. I get curious as to what other tour companies are doing so I take their tours occasionally. I was extremely impressed with the tour and Charles as our guide. Qwik Tours is a sensational 2-hour tour of Seattle; Charles is extremely entertaining (outrageous might be a better word) and presents the history and insights of Seattle like none other. It is 2 hours of non-stop entertainment. Whether you live in Seattle or are visiting, this is a must do! Nice work Charles!!!” ~ChiefofControl, Bellevue, WA
“Charles was an awesome tour guide! Charles made the tour fun with his music & lively personality! He was also very informative with facts our Seattle friends didn’t even know. I was impressed he used our names in his discussions & welcomed questions from our group. We would highly recommend this tour!!” ~Janet V, Fairfax, VA
“He was excellent, best tour guide ever!! Wow we really enjoyed our tour it was excellent. We saw things that we wouldn’t of seen normally thanks a lot!” ~sara554, London, UK
“I had an amazing trip and a great day. Liliana and I stay together through dinner, meeting a friend of hers, and going to the Space needle at night, and all due to you and your fantastic energetic tour. Thank you.” ~Kerry W.
“Best tour of Seattle. My boyfriend and I live in Portland, but Seattle is one of our favorite places to visit. The Seattle Qwik Tour was so much fun, even though we’ve both been to Seattle a few times. In less than two hours, we saw so many parts of the city that I would never even know about otherwise. The tour was great, and the tour guide was even greater! He learned all of our names and was extremely funny and entertaining. All in all, this was a great experience! I would high recommend taking this tour. I know what parts of Seattle I need to go and visit on our next trip!” ~Gloria B., Clackamas, OR
“Some in our party took the 90 minute Seattle Qwik Tour. They couldn’t say enough great things about it. Charlie, the tour guide, was not only informative but quite entertaining.” ~Joni, Scranton, PA
“I was on a tour with an energetic, enthusiastic, well-informed and funny gentleman who used to be a tour guide at Boeing. When we stopped at Queen Anne Hill, we were reminiscing about Boeing employees. I enjoyed his tour immensely.” ~Beverly Hawkins, Seattle, WA
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