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Galveston Island Historic Tours

2328 Broadway Street, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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Ranked #7 of 41 Activities in Galveston
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We had 5:30 tickets for this ride. I got a call asking me to change to 4:00 - I agreed. Bad decision-- even during the tour they said the sights were better seen after 5:30.I would not do this again . Very hot and we could not hear the person talking at all. Very disappointing

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Surrey, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Go spend a weekend and see for yourself. Beautiful historical homes with well manicured lawns some properties have little history postings.Many have water leval markings from past hurricanes. Beach is beautiful there is public beach very clean Day parkings at price available at the beach. Lots of places to eat and many hotels right near the seawall.

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McAllen, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Galveston is very beautiful...all the scenic shops and buildings downtown...the trolley tracks running through town...the very beautiful old, old homes around town...the old against the backdrop of the new...the sea wall...the refreshing sea air...just awesome. I did however get a feeling of being unsafe in the respect that this town is in the direct line of hurricanes...Rita pulled a real... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We always enjoy taking a tour that gives us an overview of a city, this was one of the better ones. Small group, very comfortable ride, shady, small open air vehicle that made for a close up view of whatever we saw. The tour guide was excellent, very informative. Loved seeing all the wood sculptures.

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Oregon, United States
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I saw this tour on Groupon. I decided for the price I would pay the regular price rather than getting the Groupon. My husband and two adult age children went on the tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. He spoke clearly and loudly enough that we caught everything he said. Good information on the history of the area. He took us... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was one of the best tours I've been on, and I've been on A LOT of tours. The tram had the advantages of a walking tour - close up views, easy to see in all directions, slow pace in interesting areas, and easy communication with the guide. But, it had the advantages of a ride, too - relaxing in... More

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Bedford, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Four of us girl friends went to Galveston for a fun weekend and to explore the island. We decided to take the tram tour offered by Galveston Island Historic Tours and boarded the tram at the Galveston Visitors Center at Aston Villa. Our tour guide Joseph was very knowledgeable of the history of the island and pointed out many historic... More

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Houston, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

As a native Houstonian I have been going to Galveston forever. This time I decided to go as a tourist. This was an inexpensive tour and the young man who gave the tour was packed with information. Me and my grandkids enjoyed it a lot.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My two children and I took the tour which lasted about an hour. Joseph was friendly but monotonish. It was interesting to hear about the area and see the tree carvings. It was worth the money and we learned a lot on our first day and first ever visit to Galveston.

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Round Rock, Texas, United States
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27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This was a golf-cart pulling us along, and it had a cover to provide shade. Could’ve used cup holders, as I had to use my feet to keep hanging on to my water bottle. The tour zig-zagged all over the downtown area, from the historic “Strand” district, to the eastern end (which was a bit less affluent). Most of the... More

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