Welcome to Houston


Diverse residential neighborhoods and enclaves of restaurants and shops spread far and wide. Where residents of other cities talk about the weather, Houstonians talk about parking. Wealth from oil and energy companies supports luxurious shopping areas but you can also enjoy down-home fun, although don't underestimate the sauna-like summers. Don't forget that one of the town's main attractions – NASA's Space Center Houston in Clear Lake – is outside the city limits, a 30-minute drive down I-45.


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$79.95 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Houston City and NASA's Space Center Sightseeing Tour

Make your own way downtown to meet your bus for a narrated sightseeing tour of Houston. During the 90-minute tour by double-decker open-top bus, pass by City Hall, Minute Maid Park (home of the Houston Astros baseball team), Hermann Park, Houston’s Museum District and much more. Afterward, transfer to a comfortable coach that takes you to Space Center Houston and NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Although high-profile space flights launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, most of the planning and training for the US space program takes place in Houston. Your day includes a 90-minute tram tour that takes you onto the grounds of the Johnson Space Center. See both the new and original Mission Control centers and the International Space Station Assembly Building. Watch NASA staff at work, especially fascinating if a shuttle mission is in progress. You might even catch a glimpse of astronauts in training at Building 9. Be amazed at the impressive Saturn V Rocket, which stands 36 stories tall and is the most powerful rocket ever built.After the tram tour, have free time to explore the exhibits at Space Center Houston, NASA's official visitor center. Astronaut Gallery features the world’s most comprehensive collection of spacesuits. Check out Apollo 17, the last manned spacecraft to fly to the moon. Experience what it’s like to be on the Space Shuttle at the interactive Living In Space gallery and take a close look at a full-size replica of the Space Shuttle. You can purchase lunch at the NASA cafeteria — you might even spot a NASA astronaut dining there. Or head to Zero-G Diner to choose from a variety of cuisines. At the designated time, meet your bus for the return trip to downtown Houston where your tour ends.

$59 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Houston Nine-Day CityPASS With Space Center, Downtown Aquarium

Save time and money on your trip to Houston with this convenient CityPASS. Each ticket booklet is packed with useful information, such as hours of operation, transportation information, contact information and insiders' tips so you can get the most out of your vacation in Houston! Your Houston CityPASS includes admission to these premier attractions: Space Center Houston Downtown Aquarium Houston Museum of Natural Science Choice Ticket: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston OR Houston Zoo Choice Ticket: Children's Museum of Houston OR Kemah Boardwalk All-Day Ride Pass

$35 Cultural & Theme Tours

Houston Underground Tunnel Guided History and Walking Tour

You’ll meet your local guide and begin your Houston tour with a walk down Main Street towards the Chase Bank Building, which features eight frescoes depicting Texas history. With your local guide to explain these pieces, you’ll gain a greater understanding of the history of the city and state alike. From here, we’ll enter the Downtown Houston Tunnel System and walk over to Chase Tower, the tallest building in Texas. Your guide will lead you outside for a photo op in front of Joan Miro’s 1982 Personage and Birds. Next on this historical Houston tour, you’ll cross the street and enter Philip Johnson’s award-winning Pennzoil Place. You’ll ride an escalator down to the tunnel where you’ll get a sweet treat at a unique boutique bakery with some of the best cookies in Houston. Finish your Houston tour by walking through downtown’s oldest and newest tunnels, and see the only remaining portion of a 1913 hotel known as “The Cotton” before returning to Café Express with your guide.

$18.99 Transfers & Ground Transport

Houston Arrival Shuttle Transfer: Airport to Hotel

This shared ride door-to-door ground transportation is the easiest and most cost-effective way to transfer from the airport to your hotel. So plan ahead and book your transfer online now! Not only will you save time and money, but organizing your hotel transfer now will give you the peace of mind you need when you are traveling! Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

$98.95 Day Trips & Excursions

Houston Sightseeing Tour and Galveston Day Trip

In the morning, make your own way downtown to meet your double-decker bus for a fully-narrated sightseeing tour of Houston’s most iconic sites. Your 90-minute tour by open-top bus passes by City Hall, Chase Tower, Minute Maid Park—home of the Houston Astros baseball team, Houston’s Museum District, Hermann Park and more.After touring central Houston with your knowledgeable guide, transfer to a comfortable coach that takes you on a 50-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 reboard your coach 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. When you arrive back in Houston, your coach returns you to the Convention Center where your tour ends.

$97.99 Tours & Sightseeing

NASA Space Center and Houston Sightseeing Tour

An Ambassador will show you Houston's basics while sharing the history of magnificent Houston established in 1836 on Buffalo Bayou. You'll visit the location where it all began as well as historical parks and unique buildings with amazing architecture. See Minute Maid Park, Toyota Center, Convention Center, City Hall, Market Square, Discovery Green, elaborate River Oaks, Buffalo Bayou, Sam Houston Park, and more with brief step-off opportunities at selected destinations and photo opportunities at all locations. Next you are transported to NASA Space Center in the same climate controlled vehicle for the tour of historical Mission Control, Astronaut Training Facility, Rocket Park, Independence Plaza and museum exhibits.  Your guide can also arrange necessities such as transport chairs for those requiring mobility assistance.  You may bring a lunch on this tour if desired; however food and drink must be consumed outside at the many tables in a beautiful Park setting. This tour will stop at surprise locations prearranged by the Ambassador creating a mind blowing touring experience you'll be calling friends and family to talk about.