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Galveston Historic Tour

Galveston, TX, USA
About Galveston Historic Tour
Galveston Historic Tour provides daily driving tours of historic Galveston on a 14 passenger climate controlled van. 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.
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Jaide W wrote a review Jul 2020
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The boat tour was excellent! The captain was so knowledgeable about the Marine life and the sites surrounding it. Very fun and can't wait to do the adult sunset tours without the kiddos too!
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Date of experience: July 2020
Don E Wilt wrote a review Feb 2020
Lee's Summit, Missouri8 contributions
Boat tour was wonderful, tour guide extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. Tour an 1877 ship, The "Elissa", very interesting and amazing. Will definitely return with our Grandchildren.
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Date of experience: February 2020
GrandmaP2 wrote a review Aug 2019
Huntsville, TX566 contributions128 helpful votes
Joseph Pellerin is a wonderful tour guide for an overview of Galveston. His van was very comfortable and he helped both me and my husband who both have mobility issues into and out of the van with the help of a footstool. We have been to Galveston many times, but this time I wanted an excursion that was easily doable with our mobility issues and this one was perfect. Along with the historical information, we were shown Broadway mansions, churches, Victorian homes, the harbor, homes with tree sculptures, and downtown historical buildings, shops, and restaurants. We took a lot of photos from the windows, but they did not turn out that well from a moving van. Joseph was also very good at answering our specific questions. He was always patient and polite. If you are interested in sites and history of Galveston, I highly recommend that you take this tour which leaves from the visitor center behind Aston Villa.
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Date of experience: August 2019
Response from Joltingjoe1, Owner at Galveston Historic Tour
Responded Sep 1, 2019
It was my pleasure. Thank y'all very much!
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David C wrote a review May 2019
Pearl, Mississippi87 contributions11 helpful votes
We went and enjoyed the tour overall. The guide narrated so much throughout the tour that I don't think we missed much. He emphasized a little of the history of leading Galveston families, but I desired more background info. He showed us numerous tree sculptures, and we also were treated to great info about local retail establishments (which was nice since we went to the Pier 21 theatre and our lunch place). There were only 4 of us on the tour, and that, I think, was a huge plus. I would've liked to go slower/stop and see the places as he spoke (but I understand that it would've been difficult, at best, to do this due to traffic, construction, etc). The tour leaves from the visitor's center, and it is well worth the time.
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Date of experience: May 2019
Shauna W wrote a review May 2019
Camrose, Canada27 contributions14 helpful votes
We really enjoyed this tour. The guide was very informative and we learned so much about the fascinating history of Galveston! Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: April 2019
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