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Houston Sightseeing Tour and Galveston Day Trip
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Houston Sightseeing Tour and Galveston Day Trip

By Houston City Tours
About
Experience both the Lone Star State’s bustling modern and quaint historic sides with this tour of contemporary Houston and storied Galveston on the Gulf of Mexico. Explore downtown Houston by double-decker bus before setting off to admire the Victorian mansions and Strand district in Galveston.
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Ages 0-99, max of 20 per group
Duration: 6h
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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Audio guide: English
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Highlights
  • See modern Houston and historic Galveston in one day
  • Sightseeing by double-decker open-top bus in downtown Houston
  • Free time to take in the architectural heritage districts in Galveston
  • A small group means more attention from your tour guide

  • Professional guide or pre recorded audios are offered, according to availability.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities


Start:
  • 1302 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77002, USA
    Located at Convention center district behind the Four Seasons Hotel
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5920GALV

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
    • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5920GALV

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    • 1302 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77002, USA
      Located at Convention center district behind the Four Seasons Hotel
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      Pass by
      Minute Maid Park
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      JPMorgan Chase Tower
      Downtown Aquarium
    • 2
      Pass by
      1892 Bishop's Palace
    About the operator
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    • Houston City Tours
      717
      Houston, Texas
      Joined in July 2012
    • heatherjB7385MU
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful tour!
      This tour was very informative and we learned a lot. We were also most impressed with the staff. It started raining very hard during the tour. When the rain let up, the driver stopped and dried off the seats for us. He also said that because of the rain, we could redo the tour within the next couple of days. We did that and the service was just as good as the first time. Everyone was super friendly and knowledgable. The tour itself took us around great sights in Houston. It was fantastic!
      Written June 10, 2024
    • Excursion91730
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun tour. Great views of downtown.
      Fun trip. Well worth the very reasonable price. Informative and friendly. Would recommend to friends and family. Nice tour.
      Written June 9, 2024
    • dougf74
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Long lines and crowded experience
      Crowd as many people in there as possible and have people pay for their parking through an app. No one was checking what people were bringing in and we saw bucees cups while I paid 4 bucks for bottled water. Alot of add on experiences that will cost you. Cafeteria was mostly scan your own items, long lines or vending machines.
      Written June 7, 2024
    • monicaV48
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Down town Houston
      Excellent city tour, in spite of the rain, we enjoy a lot with my daughter. Beautiful City . I recommend the red bus tour always when you arrived to a new City, that gives you good information from where you are .
      Written June 6, 2024
    • Z7263CCangelad
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Very informative about our city took family visiting from Ohio
      The views and information was great .will utilize this again for summer visits. Expecting more soon. Have nothing else to add would like to be able to submit what was short and sweet.
      Written June 4, 2024
    • Carraking
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Houston & NASA Tour
      Great hosts, great fun, learnt so much about Houston and saw every sight imaginable along the way. If you go to Houston and don’t do this tour - you are a fool. Amazing day 😍 thank you soo much … worth every cent we spent 👊🏻
      Written June 2, 2024
    • 333tylere
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Easy way for a quick visit
      The staff were all friendly and helpful. The tour was engaging and sense of humor. I'd recommend for folks that want a quick trip at H-Town and NASA.
      Written May 27, 2024
    • D9329IFangelal
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A great idea
      Love a bus tour of a city and this didn’t disappoint! The host was informative and funny and the route was so interesting. A great way to get an idea of things to do and locations before planning other activities !
      Written May 21, 2024
    • ElizabethF1644
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Not what was promised...
      Tour guides were pleasant and knowledgeable. My criticism is that they should switch the city tour to after the space center. We paid for 2 tram rides and when we got to Space Center the 2nd tram ride and mission control was sold out. So once you visit the rocket park and main museum you had nothing to do until they picked you up at 4:30pm. Also ny ticket said 9:45-3pm. The day is more like 9:45-5:30pm so plan your day accordingly. I agree with everyone else that they shouldn't advertise the 2 tram rides etc if by the time you arrive everything is sold out. I would recommend that they go straight to the space center in the AM then do the double decker after.
      Written May 21, 2024
    • slpua2021
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tiue
      What a great 90 minute tour. Family owned business with lots of pride in their business. Clean and organized. Great tour of the local downtown area with great commentary and teaching about the history and current Houston information.
      Written May 20, 2024
    • anuragl2023
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Tour
      Great and easy to go. It contains the ticket and it was timed well. Highly recommended for anyone as it is far from the downtown
      Written May 17, 2024
    • rexlupis
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great value for money tour
      Great experience with bubbley tour operator very good way to experience Houston for out of towners I fully recommend this tour
      Written May 14, 2024
    • 842sarndras
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Average experience
      City tour was good. Drive to Nasa felt tense. Driver not confident with the motor ways. Would have been good to have more time at Nasa. Not enough time to do anything
      Written May 12, 2024
    • Ninandphilly
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      A must do when you get to Houston
      A really informative introduction to Houston. Such a great way to get a feel of this beautiful city - highly recommend this tour!
      Written May 11, 2024
    • 902skayd
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Do it! 😊
      Such a fun way to see houston, grafitti and places to go. NASA was an unexpectedly cool to explore too! The hosts/tour guides were super nice and friendly top! 10/10 would recommend.
      Written May 11, 2024
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    Francis M
    26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Friends
    This tour was amazing. It started rough because it began to rain hard as soon as the tour started, but our operators made sure that we remained dry. The tour of the city itself was very informative and I enjoyed learning about every skyscraper, park, and other attractions.

    Then we made the trip to Galveston. What a beautiful place 😍
    Our operator took us around Galveston and recommended some places to have lunch. We went to Katie's and the food was amazing and surprisingly decently priced.
    The tour concluded back in Houston. I want to thank our operators for the fantastic experience. These guys know their city.
    Written July 7, 2023
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    Rhodie O
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2022 • Friends
    I love the fact that i was able to combine two things i wanted to do. I got the city tour of houston, but i got the smaller more intimate trip of Galveston that hit the major highlights as well. Only downtown is no hopping off to take pictures or the i love houston sign
    Written May 23, 2022
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    Kath R
    1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2023
    It was good to get a sense of the geography of the inner city but because it was raining we were under the awning and it was difficult to see the buildings. The seats were very uncomfortable and slippery. We had to brace ourselves so that we didn't fall down.
    We really enjoyed Galveston. The transport was comfortable and the guide was helpful and pleasant. We had a great look around
    Written March 8, 2023
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    Elaine
    13 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2022
    This tour did NOT match the online description!!!! It was extremely disappointing!!! We spent 10 minutes at the seawall overlooking the beach. We did NOT get to walk the beach as mentioned in the description. Our driver was very nice but did not listen to us. 3 or us wanted to go to the Pier and 2 wanted to go on the dolphin boat. She dropped us off near the restaurants and the Pier was too far to walk to in the 2 hours we had on our own (not 3 as listed in the ad) I don't understand how this tour got such great reviews - I'm guessing they are fake reviews. We were led to believe that we would have 3 hours on the beach and we weren't even able to walk on the beach at all. Extremely disappointing!!!!!
    Written June 21, 2022
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    Dear guest, Thank you for your comments, our Galveston tour includes only what is described in the site. This are scheduled panoramic city tours that includes travel time in between cities and with a time frame to follow by tour guide and all the participants. Local attractions may take more time and are not included in this itinerary. Only Private tours may offer options where you can explore and spend the day at your favorite attractions, that gives you time to spend a day in the beach. We look forward to serving you again. Thank you.
    Written June 23, 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Kathleen D
    1 contribution
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2022
    Tour if Houston on double decker bus was great!
    We then transferred to a 10 passanger van (without air bags or seat belts) to Galveston. The ride was bumpy and horrible. We all thought we were going to be in a small bus or upscale mini-van.

    Please contact me about my above concerns. I also would appreciate an adjustment on our bill because Services provided were not as listed in ad.
    Written December 11, 2022
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    Dear guest thank you for your message, Was great that you enjoyed our city tour service in houston and Galveston including your complimentary ground transportation on board an air conditioned shuttle van from Houston to Galveston . Thanks again was great serving you!
    Written December 18, 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    stacy c
    46 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2022 • Solo
    They canceled on me last minute . And no one replied to my messages not answer my calls. I called the number they say to call and no answer. I messaged them and a person didn’t reply, like a personal message, like other companies. Instead, it was a copy and paste mass message.
    Written June 22, 2022
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    Dear Guest, All tour services services requires a minimum of participants and is very clear before you requested your booking .We tried to accommodate on our next tour you and called you in advance and offered other tour options for that day and more dates available for the Galveston tour. Unfortunately you chose a date that was not available. All services are subject to availability. Thank you!
    Written June 23, 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Scott K
    1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2022 • Couples
    Driver was great, but had no mask. Also no mask discipline enforced in van. The dolphin watch part was also canceled with no prior notice and no reimbursement for that part of the tour we missed. It was the right call, it was way too cold.
    Written January 26, 2022
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    hank you for your message, masks are optional in Texas and all our drivers and tour guides are fully vaccinated ;The complimentary Dolphin watch tour is a optional activity subject to availability and weather conditions. Safety is our priority.
    Written January 28, 2022
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    Tameka C
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2022
    The tour was great. My advice would be to allow some time at the beach in Galveston instead of the entire 2.5 hours at the shops. Perhaps shorten lunch and the shops to 1 hour and then drive the passengers back to the beach for 1.5 hours. It's Galveston so I wanted time on the beach.
    Written September 26, 2022
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    joclaira
    surrey7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2023 • Couples
    Excellent touch guide. Informative & happy. Shame the bus microphone did not work on our return journey therefore missing out on interesting information.
    Well organised.
    Miserable member of staff at the tour office. Very unfriendly… not very welcoming. Looked like he didn’t want to be there.
    Written September 19, 2023
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    Genu B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2024 • Friends
    What a wonderful experience! Ben, our tour guide was one of the best tour guides I've seen in my many domestic and foreign travels. The amazing history lesson on Texas in general, Houston and Galveston in particular and his pleasant personality made the tour a lot of fun. Thank you, Ben!
    Written May 26, 2024
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