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Address: 2328 Broadway Street, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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"Such a wondeful city"

Out tour guide was so quirky and fun; we truly had a blast. Galveston is such a beautiful city with so much history. I definitely recommend this to everyone. I look forward... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Out tour guide was so quirky and fun; we truly had a blast. Galveston is such a beautiful city with so much history. I definitely recommend this to everyone. I look forward to doing again. They even have a walking tour that we're interested in. The tree carvings are an added gem - so much raw talent from native Galvestonians.

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Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This tour starts at 9:30 by the pleasure pier. It takes you around the island and gives you historic information. This is where you can see the Bishop House and Moody Mansion. Only $10 what a deal!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We learned more about Galveston than we ever would have by just walking around ourselves. That being said, there were a few drawbacks. Our guide took more guests than he had room for. My husband and I had to sit with our 8 year old on our lap and others were expected to sit 3 in a row on a... More 

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Texas City, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

While the tour was somewhat informative, Joseph, the guide is lackluster and condescending. If you ask questions that are not part of his monologue they are shrugged off with a dismissive attitude. It is very obvious that merchants along the tour have "contributed' something to his agenda because he mentions many restaurants by name and leaves out several of the... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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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
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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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48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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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Tennessee
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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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55 attraction reviews
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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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Address: 2328 Broadway Street, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston

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