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Galveston Island Historic Tours

2328 Broadway Street, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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Ranked #9 of 35 activities in Galveston
Type: Tours
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend at the time took me on a date to do the tour. . we had the best time relaxing listening to the tour guides and just site seeing all of the gorgeous homes. You could say it was a very memorable day since that was the day my boyfriend proposed to me.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

we had a similar experience with guide Joseph on 10/22 in the morning touring historial sites. He was lack luster, with one word responses . Build as a "history teacher " he was dull ! dull dull. Very disappointing.

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We took this tour last weekend with family. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and it was clear that he loves what he does. The tour lasted a little over an hour. I recommend this tour if you want to learn more about the history of Galveston Island.

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Carbondale, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

My husband and I went on this tour while on our honeymoon. We were actually the only people on the tour at the time but we had a great time. The driver, Joseph, was very knowledgeable about the island and its history. He spoke very clearly and told interesting stories about the people who founded Galveston and the history of... More

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DeSoto, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

This is kind of a layed back tour, guided by a long time local who know the story of Galveston Island. First of all the tour begins at the Tourist Information Office behind the Moody Mansion. The person in the Office will can the driver and tell him how many riders he has. He arrives with a 8-10 seater golf... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Thank you Jacab for being a wonderful tour guide. I grew up in Houston and have taken numerous trips to Galveston. I didn't know about the golf cart tour until my brother and wife, who are from Duncanville, Texas, came to Galveston to celebrate their wedding anniversary in February 2013. The tour was fantastic and will defintely tell others!

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Vaughan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

This tour was great! My mother, myself, and my two children learned so much about Galveston on this tour. It would have been such a shame if we had not gone on the tour. It made us want to stay and explore Galveston longer. Thank you to our tour guide, and if you are thinking about booking this tour don't... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

First off- we did not even get on the tour. So this review is only about our experience with the people who ran it. We called the night before to make reservations. Got there and signed in 30 minutes early. Went to load...and there were too many people for the tour. The tour guide asked who made reservations...us and one... More

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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

My husband and I took this tour with the tree sculptures in mind. The additional views were an added bonus. We were able to find a cool diner due to the tour as well. It is the Star Drugstore. It has a traditional soda fountan feel. We at there after the trip and loved the food. It is worth the... More

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San Antonio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

This is a 1.5 hour tour on a golf cart around the east end of Galveston (the historical section, including the Strand, mansions, and tree carvings. The tour is chock full of current tidbits on where locals gather and eat as well as historic information. This is a great, low cost tour.

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