Houston Sightseeing Tour and Galveston Day Trip

Day Trips & Excursions in Galveston

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from$98.95
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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.
Go to Visitors center in downtown to meet your double-decker bus for a fully-narrated sightseeing tour of Houston’s most iconic sites. Your 75-minute tour by open-top bus passes by Convention Center,Minute Maid Park—home of the Houston Astros baseball team, Houston’s Historic district, Buffalo bayou,Downtown Aquarium, Financial district ,The heritage society Park,Mid-town and more.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.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.

What’s included

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

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Instant Confirmation
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