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Address: 2500 Seawall Boulevard, 25th and Seawall, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551
Phone Number: (409) 221-0282
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Quite a nice tour!

The tour only happens if there are at least 6 paying adults on the tour, and my friends & I were fortunate that several people showed up at almost the last minute. I wasn't sure... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Jon C
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The tour only happens if there are at least 6 paying adults on the tour, and my friends & I were fortunate that several people showed up at almost the last minute. I wasn't sure what to expect, but the tour was truly interesting; you are driven around various neighborhoods, and the tour guide a great deal of history about... More 

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Wadsworth, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I can't really rate this tour because we were unable to take it because it never showed up. We understood from the recorded message that the train might not run during "bad" weather, but that's so subjective...it was a gray, rainy day, but it was light rain and the train is covered. It also wasn't warm, but we had seen... More 

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Houston, Texas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This tour is the best! If you want to get good photos take this tour. Very informative driver. Definately the one to take.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

For the $10 price of this tour, you could learn a lot about Galveston and Texas history at the same time as seeing some very historic and important places in the city of Galveston. Our tour guide and driver David was very informative and pointed out neat places to visit along the way. We are glad we didn't pass this... More 

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Houston, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
392 helpful votes 392 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The tour price was $10 per person plus tip and lasted about 75 minutes. The driver describes some fun facts of the island, but the residential portion of the ride seems a little too excessive. About 20 times during the tour, he said something like "this is a house that survived the major hurricane that came through". And there was... More 

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ABQ
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Only $10 per person, open air trolley. John knew so much history and showed you so many interesting homes and sights. We took the tour on our first day of a week in Galveston. Excellent introduction to getting around.

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colorado
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We were in Galveston for 2 days prior to a cruise and wanted to take advantage of our time. We did this tour and it was great. It was $30 for our family of 4 (2 young children) and it was about an hour and fifteen minutes long. They take you around the island and tell you about the history... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

Great little tour only about an hour and a half. A must do on your visit ro hear and see a lot of the amazing history this island has. Beautiful architecture and sites. Take back a great appreciation of the history.

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UK
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96 reviews 96 reviews
79 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This little tour runs three times a day from right outside the gates of the Pleasure Pier: 9.30am, midday and 1.30pm, and it costs $10. Additional tips for the tour guide are welcomed, but not imperative. I went for the 9.30am ride before the heat set in. The "train" itself is more or less what you'd expect - a bright... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We weren't sure about taking this Treasure Isle Tour Train, but it turned out to be a highlight. The guide was excellent and the time passed too quickly. The information was not only interesting, but done in a humorous fashion, which made it fun for all of us!

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