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Address: 2328 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4642
Phone Number: +1 409-789-9911
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Galveston Historic Tour provides daily driving tours of historic Galveston...

Galveston Historic Tour provides daily driving tours of historic Galveston on a 12 passenger electric shuttle. This sight seeing tour gives visitors an overview of Galveston's history, sights, and attractions. The live narrated tour also includes local shops and restaurants, so guests will know where the locals go. During this hour long tour, guests will also drive by sights including the Broadway Mansions, Historic Downtown, the Harbor, Victorian Homes, and Tree Carvings. For more information on our daily, group, private, step on, and special monthly tours, please click the Tours link above, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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Would take the tour again!

We purchased a Groupon for this tour and were so glad we did! We were there in August (so it was HOT & HUMID!), but once you got going, the breeze on the open air "golf card" felt... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
TEP77
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Saint Louis, Missouri

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We purchased a Groupon for this tour and were so glad we did! We were there in August (so it was HOT & HUMID!), but once you got going, the breeze on the open air "golf card" felt nice. Our guide (I think his name was Joseph?) was excellent. He zoomed us all over the historic part of the city... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent tour for the money, the knowledge and experience. My husband and I really enjoyed it. We road on a tour guide cart with plenty of room. The tour guide was very upbeat and knowledgable.

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We kinda found this by accident ,it was very informative and very cheap. 12 seat golf cart tour thru the city of Galveston. I would highly recommended this tour if your wanting to see the town and learn about the 2 hurricanes that came thru.

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Oklahoma City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our 8, 10, & 12 year old grandchildren loved sitting in the back while dad, and grandparents were up front. We had pretty much seen most of the area but the historic information given was super and our guide showed us more tree sculptures that we hadn't found on our own. The tour operator called to let us know the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went on a one hour tour in Galveston, TX. The tour gave a summary of Galveston's history. I was fascinated by the tree carvings that a sculpture artists carved the dead tree stumps of the trees that was destroyed by Hurricane IKE. The sculpture artists did an incredible job. I recommend this amazing tour.

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Thank mcalip1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful, colorful, picturesque homes preserved for years to come. Made for a lovely drive. A step back in time.

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Thank Diana W
Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The large "gold cart" style tour was a fun way to explore the city of Galveston. The guide really shared a lot of information about the island and its inhabitants. I just wish I had started the trip with this tour instead of doing it the last day we were there. Most certainly a recommendation.

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College Station
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The golf cart tour is pretty amazing and very informative- well worth the $12 per person, takes about an hour and we learned a lot about Galveston!

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Thank Brandi G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

The tour was great! We were on a golf cart going through Galveston and the guide really knew his stuff! A little history, tree sculptures, and the restaurants that are local to the island. We have been to Galveston numerous times and we learned so much on the tour. I would definitely recommend! It's about 45 minutes to an hour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This tour is very informative and even captured the attention of some of the youngest in our group. We enjoyed learning of the devastation and recovery of the island. Had no idea of the rich culture of the area prior to taking this tour.

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