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Historical Houston from Below: Morning Underground Tunnel Tour (Small Group)

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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A note from Historical Houston from Below: Morning Underground Tunnel Tour (Small Group)
All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
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Updated 07/27/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Even if you've visited Houston before, you may not have encountered the underground tunnel system, stretching for seven miles beneath the city. See this other side of Houston on an underground tour, where you experience the famous pedestrian tunnels. Along the way, see the tallest building the state, enjoy stops to view public art, and visit a local bakery to refuel with a cookie, included in the tour.
  • You'll start at
    Cafe Express
    650 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, USA
    Cafe Express
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  • Pass by
    JPMorgan Chase Tower
    Downtown Tunnels
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    Houston Urban Adventures
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    Next on this historical Houston tour, you’ll cross the street and enter Philip Johnson’s award-winning Pennzoil Place. You’ll ride an escalator down to the tunnel where you’ll get a sweet treat at a unique boutique bakery with some of the best cookies in Houston. Finish your Houston tour by walking through downtown’s oldest and newest tunnels, and see the only remaining portion of a 1913 hotel known as “The Cotton” before returning to Café Express with your guide.
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  • You'll end at
    Cafe Express
    650 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, USA
    Cafe Express
    See address & details
  • Discover the Downtown Houston Tunnel System on this guided walking tour
  • Stroll on Main Street, and see the Chase Bank Building and Pennzoil Place
  • Learn about Houston history, and experience the city's art deco architecture
  • Meet-up at a centrally-located downtown café, on Houston's busy Main Street
Important Information
Departure Point
Cafe Express, 650 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Entry/Admission - Houston Urban Adventures
  • Gratuity
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Comfortable walking shoes and clothing is recommended
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing. While the weather outside from May-November can be hot and humid, the Tunnel System is air-conditioned. While the weather from December-February can be cold, the Tunnel System is heated. Please check the local weather forecast and dress appropriately in case of rain and/or high winds.
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6.
  • Downtown parking: Do not park in a parking meter for this tour. The meters are good for only two hours, and violation tickets are quite expensive. Please park in an indoor garage or on an outside lot. For more information about parking downtown, see your ticket for more details.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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ems_tm wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
Mike was the tour guide for the tour I was on - I found him to be very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable at all times. He managed to find everyone at the meeting point, while we were wandering around feeling a bit lost. As an international tourist off the beaten track, I
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Date of experience: July 2019
dpaulhesk wrote a review Nov 2019
Fair Lawn, NJ23 contributions6 helpful votes
The underground walkways connecting several of Houston’s office buildings speak to a history of adaptation to the often unpleasant climate of the city (especially before air conditioning). Our guide was interesting, had plenty of facts and stories to share, and took us through
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Date of experience: November 2019
Shawn wrote a review Sep 2019
Pearland, Texas11 contributions14 helpful votes
The tour is good, it is a very cooling thing to do during hot Summer Days. The echo and lights shown during the tour makes it.
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Date of experience: September 2019
Olivia wrote a review Aug 2019
1 contribution9 helpful votes
I mean no offense to the guide, who was very knowledgeable. But the tunnels are basically just hallways and food courts. There was some nice architecture in the first bank building, but after that there wasn't much to see. We spent what felt like forever standing in front of a
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Date of experience: June 2019
Ecca2015 wrote a review Jul 2019
Greater Melbourne, Australia19 contributions23 helpful votes
Michael, our guide, is very informative and knowledgable regarding the history of Texas. We were fortunate that the group consisted of just myself and Hubble, so we received the ultimate service from Michael. The Chase building is fantastic to see
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  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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