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

    See the most iconic sites of central Houston and historic Galveston on a 6-hour amazing tour. In Galveston, enjoy free time to explore the famously scenic town, which is located on the Gulf of Mexico. See ornate Victorian mansions, the Galveston Seawall, the Strand historic district and perhaps even hit the beach or amusement park during your visit. You can even get out on the water during a optional dolphin-watching tour with complimentary tickets. Before heading to Galveston, get to know Houston on a 75-minute city tour by double-decker bus.

    Alternate vehicles may be used according to number of participants ,weather or traffic conditions.

    Note: 6 hour tour includes travel time to and from attractions.

    Itinerary
    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Houston City Tours, 1302 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77002-6909

    Head to the Visitors Center in downtown Houston to meet your double-decker bus for a fully-narrated sightseeing tour of Houston’s most iconic sites.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Minute Maid Park, 501 Crawford St, Houston, TX 77002-2113

    Your 75-minute tour by open-top bus passes by Convention Center and Minute Maid Park—home of the Houston Astros baseball team.

    Pass By: Houston Museum District, Houston, TX

    Pass by Houston's historic district, home to shopping and dining.

    Pass By: Buffalo Bayou Park, 18-3600 Allen Parkway and Memorial Drive, Houston, TX

    See this winding, 124-acre green space featuring views of the Houston skyline plus a fountain & a skate park.

    Pass By: JPMorgan Chase Tower, 600 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002-3009

    Pass by this landmark in Houston's Financial District

    Pass By: Bishop's Palace, 1402 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4938

    After touring central Houston with your knowledgeable guide, transfer to a comfortable bus that takes you on a 55-minute drive to reach Galveston, a historic town located on the Gulf of Mexico.

    Nicknamed Oleander City, Galveston features miles of white-sand beaches, seaside restaurants, specialty shops and a fascinating history. More than 60 structures of architectural significance are spread among its six historic districts. Your coach passes one of the most famous buildings, a stunning Victorian mansion called the Bishop's Palace, aka Gresham's Castle.

    Pass By: Downtown Aquarium, 410 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002-1510

    Houston's Aquarium features sea life from around the world.

    Stop At: The Seawall, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX

    During your time in Galveston, enjoy close to three hours on your own to explore. You can purchase lunch in the historic Galveston Strand district then stroll the shops and soak in the small town’s ambiance. Visit the Galveston Seawall, a 10-mile levee with breathtaking views of Galveston Bay. If you would like to take a dolphin-watching tour on Galveston Bay, your guide can provide you with complimentary tickets for the boat.

    At the designated time, simply meet your guide to re-board your bus for the return trip to Houston.

    Throughout the day, learn from the informative commentary provided by your guide while a professional driver handles the navigation. You get to relax as you see iconic sites and learn about the history of Houston, Galveston and Texas during a fascinating 6-hour tour. Note: 6 hour tour includes travel time to and from attractions. When you arrive back in Houston, your bus returns you to the Visitors Center where your tour ends

    Duration: 30 minutes



    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
    "Not wheelchair accessible"
    "Infants must sit on laps"
    "No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
    "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"
    "Most travelers can participate"
    "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"



    • Hora de Inicio10:00 AM
    • Lugar de comienzo: 1302 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77002, USA
    • Duración: 6 hours
    • Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Incluye

    • Professional guide
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Optional Dolphin Watching Tour (must specify in special requirements at checkout)

    No Incluye

    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
  • 8/10

    Recomendación de los pasajeros 80%
    Rating basado en 26 Críticas verificadas

    Nuestros clientes

    • hlhewitt
      Publicado el Miércoles, 20 de diciembre del 2017

      Ryan our guide for Houston was great! Knowledgeable of the area, building, and fun facts. He went out of his way to provide blankets for seats. 1hr ride to Galveston, couple 10 min stops at wall, Bishop house. Needed more time to site see. Bring snacks! Saw dolphins, but next time I’d rather sitesee

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Maria C
      Publicado el Domingo, 03 de septiembre del 2017

      Enjoyed the tour - the commentary was excellent

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Mable Clarann K
      Publicado el Domingo, 20 de agosto del 2017

      We enjoyed this tour...both drivers were knowledgeable and it was obvious that they both enjoyed sharing that knowledge. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy exploring these cities without having to drive in extreme traffic.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Brendan W
      Publicado el Viernes, 04 de agosto del 2017

      We really enjoyed both parts of the tour. Firstly the tour of Houston was excellent with a great guide who was interesting and courteous to all guests. Secondly we went to Galveston and had a wonderful afternoon with a super tour guide who went out of her way to look after us all. We particularly enjoyed the castle museum. Thanks.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Florence K
      Publicado el Viernes, 19 de mayo del 2017

      This trip was amazing!!!
      My parents and I are so happy we booked your trip. It was the best way to get a look at the city and the tourguide was doing a great job!!
      The guide showed us the beautiful sights of galveston. We loved it!
      And we got lucky at the dolphin tour!!
      Thank you!!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • DAVID B
      Publicado el Domingo, 25 de septiembre del 2016

      Wonderful day,excellent tour guide,nothing was too much trouble.Thought Galveston and the dolphin boat trip a highlight of our U S A holiday

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Barbara H
      Publicado el Jueves, 02 de julio del 2015

      We were very pleased the staff and tour guides were so friendly the trip was great I give it a 5

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Judy O
      Publicado el Martes, 17 de febrero del 2015

      This day trip was perfect for my short trip and wanting to get a taste of Houston Galveston. The tour buses were clean and comfortable. They were to accommodate and assist with someone who is handicapped. On the day of the trip, Antonio, the owner and tour guide was challenged by a downtown parade in Houston and the beginning of a parade in Galveston. He handled it well and gave us the best tour he could under the circumstances. When we arrived at Galveston, we took the dolphin watching boat ride which was a lot of fun, seeing quite a few pods of dolphins, swimming right up to the boat for great photos opps. Overall, it was an enjoyable day, great tour and kudos to Antonio and his wife putting their all into their business. They were very sociable and accommodating.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • S M C
      Publicado el Sábado, 13 de enero del 2018

      Good tour around Houston and company acknowledged the fact that it was cold, so provided different vehicle so we weren't outside. We stopped at places for photos and then continued our tour.
      Enjoyable trip to Galverston with driver Antonio providing interesting information about the city.

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • Syed Hassan A
      Publicado el Lunes, 04 de diciembre del 2017

      To a certain extent, this is a ride to Galveston and then you have free time there. The additions to that are: 1 a fantastic city tour with great explanations of the history and buildings. 2 stops at Bishops Palace and the beach. Spend about ten min at each. You have free time to see Galveston then, about 2 hours. I actually went back to Bishops house to do the tour during my free time as well as the tour of the Moody Mansion. The city tour of Houston was quite good

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • Geoff P
      Publicado el Jueves, 02 de noviembre del 2017

      Would never have found anything without the driver. Taylored our tour because only 2 of us. Dolphin tour great. Advertisement needs to explain starting time and place before you pay.

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • Craig M
      Publicado el Sábado, 28 de octubre del 2017

      We really enjoyed the Houston sightseeing tour and the commentary was excellent and informative. Even though the driver stopped for photo opportunities we thought it would have been great to stop for longer at some points of interest like a local farmers market, beautiful park and interesting sculptures and art work - like a hop on hop off bus. Of course this couldn't happen in 1 1/2 hours so we were pleased with the tour offered but maybe in the future there could be an alternative longer tour offered.
      The trip to Galveston was really interesting and the driver was very engaging. The dolphins frolicked around us in the harbour, there was time to have some lunch and a wander around too.

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • Jennifer B
      Publicado el Jueves, 26 de octubre del 2017

      ReLly electic mix of architecture in the buildings at Galveston.

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • EngNawal06
      Publicado el Viernes, 04 de agosto del 2017

      enjoyable :

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • Judith B
      Publicado el Martes, 29 de marzo del 2016

      Had a good day. The guide was great drove us around and gave us a good tour showing the older parts of galveston, the sea wall etc a d giving us the history of various areas.. I did think we would have had more time to walk around and explore so was a little disappointed by that.

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • dollyshouse
      Publicado el Jueves, 30 de abril del 2015

      fabulous tour guide. But Galveston wasn't what I hoped for.

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • Carole J
      Publicado el Martes, 27 de junio del 2017

      The shuttle was later than the time frame given, and I almost missed the window to have my luggage checked, and had to run to the gate.

        Calificación General: 6/10
    • John G
      Publicado el Domingo, 22 de mayo del 2016

      Galveston tour was great - could have done with more time there.
      Did not need the City tour included

        Calificación General: 6/10
    • Ed
      Publicado el Miércoles, 03 de julio del 2019

      Tour staff is friendly enough. Guide’s knowledge could have been better. The worst part was the van. After bus tour of Houston which was good, we were stuck on a van with no a/c to go to Space Center and Galveston. Had great seafood lunch and did a 45 min dolphin watch which was OK, nothing great though.

        Calificación General: 4/10
    • Gail D
      Publicado el Sábado, 06 de agosto del 2016

      It wasn't long enough to stay in Galveston once you drop off other passengers to the space centre. 1 1/2 in Galveston when you want to look around the shops, walk around the beach front. Some big cruise liners were in and it would have been nice to walk along and see those. Didn't have time to have any lunch before the driver came to pick us up.

        Calificación General: 4/10
    • judy G
      Publicado el Domingo, 24 de julio del 2016

      We enjoyed the city tour, the bus that was supposed to be air conditioned that headed to Galveston and the Space area was NOT IT WAS HOT AND MISERABLE, the Galveston trip was not impressive, I was under the impression we would have 3 hours on our own, we drove around looking at houses, and had an hour to eat and then went on the dolphin watch, if you like looking at houses in Galveston then this tour might be for you. So, I guess I was less than impressed with the 200 we spent on the tour.

        Calificación General: 4/10
    • rtinkov
      Publicado el Martes, 12 de mayo del 2015

      Houston part of the tour would be OK if our double-decker bus was not so dirty. The woman guide was thorough and interesting. After that, just the two of us were taken to Galveston and on the way there one guy was dropped off at the Space Center. Few problems:16-passenger bus was very old and uncomfortable, its windows rattled loudly. Our driver did not tell us anything about Galveston, we made 2 stops: at the Seawall and on the Strand. By pure luck, we ourselves found a very good restaurant - Fisherman's Wharf, where we had lunch. The dolphin watching tour was a highlight of our trip, but we did not have to come all the way to Galveston to watch dolphins. After the boat tour I asked our driver if we're going to see the Bishop's Palace and tree sculptures,and she said that because we have to pick the guy from the Space Center and the traffic is bad, we did not have time for this. And the worst part of this tour was that our driver was driving like a maniac, very carelessly, was weaving from one lane to another, making other drivers honk at her. Sometimes It looked like she was falling asleep at the wheel.
      We used Viator tours last year in Spain and Prague and had no problems there.
      We think that Viator had not properly check the Houston travel agency it uses for this tour.

        Calificación General: 4/10
    • palsb57
      Publicado el Martes, 05 de mayo del 2015

      Quite disorganised- the double decker bus that took us on a tour of Houston broke down and the drive to Galveston and back was a nightmare- weaving in and out of the traffic - if you suffer from motion sickness - take something before you get on the mini bus. Galveston was quite nice to see.

        Calificación General: 4/10
    • Amy C
      Publicado el Miércoles, 25 de octubre del 2017

      Very bad experience. Once we started our tour in the morning, the staff didn't check our reservation. She had neither checked our booking information nor the number of participants. When the morning tour to downtown Houston completed, she dropped us down at a Museum to the restroom and took some photos for around 10 minutes. When we got back to the meeting point, the bus had gone!!! She left us behind without counting people. When we called back to the service center, they asked us to get back to the hotel within 30 mins by ourselves. It's absolutely ridiculous. How helpless we are as a tourist in an unfamiliar place to get back to the hotel by ourselves?!!! Eventually, we asked someone for help and took tram to the nearby station and rush back to the hotel. When arrived, we found 3 of other participants. They told us that they were brought by other bus and gone to the NASA Space center with other tour. The bus then broken down and finally, the original bus came back to took them back to the entrance of the hotel and they were told to wait for at least 45 mins for another bus to start the second half day tour. Eventually, we all spent for almost one hour for another bus to start the pm tour to Galveston, with anger and empty stomach. And the worse thing is, no one get back and express apology to us afterwards for such fault arrangement!!! We are very disappointed to this local tour which left us bad experience in Houston!

        Calificación General: 2/10
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