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Treasure Isle Tour Train

2500 Seawall Boulevard, 25th and Seawall, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551
(409) 221-0282
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Ranked #6 of 35 activities in Galveston
Type: Tours
Most recent review
- Mar 18, 2014
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ABQ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Texas
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178 reviews 178 reviews
102 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

The little tram is parked next to Pleasure Pier and leaves each day at 9:30, noon and 2:30 p.m. at 25th and Seawall. The worst part is dealing with this new call on the phone pay system that the city has enacted. I called, it took my credit card and everytime I tried to enter my license plate it hung... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

I was a bit skeptical when we arrived. The (train) was a jeep, but upon listening to the tour guide it was flooded with hurricane Ike and this was plan b!! He was very nice, and well informed and gave my daughter and niece and nephews some beads upon arriving! Overall very good experience.

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Galveston Island, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We have been dong the train tour for years, Bery informative and we learn something new each visit. The "train" engine is now a jeep....it used to be a jeep that was made to look like a small locomotive. Kids really used to like that.

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

The tour is fun, informative, and we all came away with a new appreciation of Galveston, We are not new to Galveston. But, the tour took us to places in Galveston we had never previously visited. And, we learned more about what we had known about the island. It was a great way to spend an hour and a half.

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Campbell Hall, New York
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Narrator was very informative of the historical aspects during our morning tour. Threw in a little humor which kept the tour light and fun. When showing us the remaining piling from the Balinese Room that was destroyed during hurricane Ike, he said there was also a Hooter's pier. He is still waiting for them to commemorate that loss! Great time.... More

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