Building Community Starts Here
Global Family Travels' Seattle-area adventures and Team Building Experiences unite our Learn, Serve & Immerse travel pillars to offer impactful, community-focused outings to learn about our beautiful region’s diverse communities, natural surroundings and history in fun and engaging ways.
These one-day adventures are offered in partnership with non-profits in Greater Seattle that address local social and environmental issues, and support local communities and businesses.
Each of our tours includes a small donation to the local non-profit partners we are supporting.
COVID-19: With the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), the health and safety of Global Family Travels’ travelers, community partners, colleagues and guides are of paramount importance to us and some of these experiences we are not currently operating. Please contact us to express interest or join our Seattle Community Tours mailing list for updates!
Seattle Street Art: Power To The People
Seattle boasts a vibrant culture of street art, from the powerful pieces done in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests, to the world's longest mural display along the light rail corridor in SODO, to ever changing murals on buildings and in alleys brimming with the brilliant work of local artists. Join a small, COVID-safe group to explore the street art in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood.
Preserving Culture & Community:
Indigenous Experience with the Suquamish Museum
The city of Seattle is named after the chief of the Suquamish and Duwamish people, Chief Seattle. In partnership with the Suquamish Museum, this enriching program highlights learning about the natives of our region, including their land, culture, language, environment, human rights, leadership, responsibility, understanding, and cooperation.
This tour is also offered as a team-building experience which will inspire your team with centuries-old wisdom to build and preserve your own culture.
Operation Status: We are not currently operating this tour, but please contact us if you are interested once we can operate it. (updated Oct. 5, 2020)
Culture of Giving:
Engage with the Pike Place Market Foundation & Pike Market Food Bank
Engage in a day of learning and caring for our community, starting with a private tour to learn about the history of the iconic Pike Place Market and the Pike Place Market Foundation, the neighborhood, and the development of the Pike Market Food Bank. For team building outings and corporate groups, participants will engage in a service project that will support those engulfed in some of our communities’ biggest challenges, such as hunger and homelessness.
Operation Status: We are not currently operating this tour, but please contact us if you are interested once we can operate it in early 2021. (updated Oct. 5, 2020)
Seattle Sustainable City Tour (NOT CURRENTLY RUNNING)
Immerse in a day of exploring urban sustainability. This tour connects participants to a day of learning and caring for the community in one of the US’s most sustainable cities, Seattle! With visits to the city’s cultural and heritage landmarks, we engage and support with Greater Seattle partners that work to alleviate our community challenges, including homelessness. Visit to Pike's Place Market Foundation, the Gates Foundation Discovery Center, and Wing Luke Museum in the International District are included.
Operation Status: We are not currently operating this tour, but please contact us if you are interested for dates in early 2021. (updated Oct. 5, 2020)
Photography for Social Impact with Merrill Images
Strengthen group bonds, help a non-profit and gain photo skills in this unique experience led by John and Lisa Merrill of Merrill Images. For over two decades, John and Lisa have helped social impact organizations in the Pacific Northwest and around the world tell stories of their vital work. They will arrange for your group to volunteer at a non-profit which is tackling a challenge of interest to your organization’s team, and provide hands-on coaching the participants, who will take turns photographing the action.
Operation Status: We are not currently operating this experience, but please contact us if you are interested for dates in early 2021. (updated Oct. 5, 2020)
Discover Lake Union's History: A Lime Bike Adventure!
In partner with Colorful Cities and the Center for Wooden Boats, Global Family Travels invites you to discover the history, communities and parks around Seattle's Lake Union. A fun outing for kids and adults alike, we explore Lake Union through the lens of Colorful Seattle Explore and Color Travel Guide and Book and by Lime Bikes(or bring your own bike!). We also offer a fun option for a Scavenger Hunt and to volunteer with Green Seattle Partnership, to help maintain the City's forested parklands Lake Union.
Looking for More?
Not sure how to book a tour, have more questions about the trip itineraries or looking for something a bit more personalized? Contact us or explore custom trips we’ve done in the past. We’d love to hear from you!