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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 #7 of 38 activities in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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- Jul 22, 2014
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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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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17 helpful votes 17 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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23 helpful votes 23 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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34 helpful votes 34 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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23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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