Houston, Texas
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clock-o75 minutes (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

See the historical highlights and cultural delights of Houston on this 75-minute loop, hop-on sightseeing tour.  Enjoy unobstructed views and listen to fascinating audio commentary as you cruise past important landmarks like the historic City Hall and Houston Zoo. See popular attractions like Market Square, Downtown Aquarium and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, hopping off to explore further whenever an attraction captures your attention. Rejoin the tour at a time to suit your schedule at any conveniently located stops along the route.
  • Hop-on sightseeing tour of Houston
  • Enjoy great views of Houston from the open-top, double-decker bus
  • See the historic downtown, Market Square Park, Hermann Park, Chase Tower and more
  • Hop off the bus to visit the lively Museum District, Theater District or Houston Heritage Society
  • Take the family to see a variety of critters at the Houston Zoo or Downtown Aquarium
  • Learn about Houston’s history and sights from live commentary by an onboard guide
Climb aboard a distinctive double-decker bus at the cowboy-themed Houston City Tours Visitor Center.  Pop in your headphones and listen to informative onboard commentary as you cruise through the vibrant Texan city, passing iconic landmarks like the Chase Tower and the Convention Center. 

Disembark the bus whenever you wish to explore an attraction further. Hop off near Market Square Park to sample a cosmopolitan variety of food in the historical 19th-century square; or, ascend to the vertiginous observation deck of the JP Morgan Chase Tower to enjoy sweeping vistas from Texas’ highest building. 

Stop at City Hall to admire the tranquil park and historical structures that surround it, or absorb the electric atmosphere of the theater district as you explore the thriving 17-block area. Cross Hermann Park to visit Houston Zoo and the erudite Houston Museum of Natural Science and the Museum of Fine Arts. 

Buses depart from each of the six stops every 75 minutes and run between 10am and 4pm. Please see the Itinerary section below for a full list of stops serviced.

Itinerary

Buses stop at each of the below tour stops at 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, and 2:30pm:
  1. Convention Center
  2. Market Square Park
  3. Visitors Center
  4. Downtown Aquarium
  5. Hermann Park
  6. Museum District

Reviews

Viator Traveler's Reviews

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C
, Jul 2018

Great tour of the Houston downtown area. Viator never disappoints.

m
, Feb 2018

great tour, with a great guide. The downfall was that it was a rainy day and the vehicle restricted our viewsomewhat. The guide worked hard to get us out to see the sites and enjoy the tour. Five stars to our GUIDE. The 4 stars was for weather, which the tour had zero control over. Great city. If you are in Houston, you need to do this tour, just to embrace the city. No traffic, no people on the street. Take the tour to find out why one of the largest cities has no traffic.

g
, Aug 2017

Once the tour started, it was great. Unfortunately they missed our stop and we had to wait almost 2 hours from the scheduled time
the bus was to come by. I was able to contact Viator and talk and actually talk someone who advised/confirmed bus was still coming by. No reason was ever provided for the late arrival. The driver however was very good and knowledgeable and provided a lot of interesting trivia and information. Overall, we would still recommend this tour.

N
, Aug 2017

1. The tour started an hour and a half late. We were waiting in the Houston sweltering heat.
2. We sat in the back because there was a little shade. But every time the bus stopped at a red light, it smelled of fumes.
3. It was not a double decker bus. Okay.. No big deal!
4. But this is the main issue other than the tardiness:
There was NO HOP ON HOP OFF!
If you are a tourist, you want to know where we could get off and what to see.
We went in circles seeing the same buildings twice and he brought us back to where we started in less than an hour.
Where they making up time because they were running late?
We have used the same tours in Chicago, New York and San Francisco. There was absolutely no comparison.
5. Suggestions: Houston may not compare to major cities, but don't make this tour so bleak and boring.
Adding a trip to the Wall and the Galleria would be good.
Don't just advertise that it is a HOP ON HOP OFF if it is not really that.
Train your drivers about the stops.
Perhaps a little flyer could say exactly where the stops are and when the buses would come to these stops.If that is not cost effective,
post it on the website.
But if there are no changes to this tour, tourists are better off taking Uber.
Sorry about the rating -- but this was pretty pathetic!

M
, Aug 2017

This tour was awful. We got on at the farmers market, road to let the people off that were going to the space center, sat there in the sun for about 30 minutes. Then we road to a hotel to pick up other people and then back to the market. The bus was in ragged condition. We also did the Hop-ON Hop-Off in San Antonio and found it great

d
, Jul 2017

The tour guide was very informative, he gave full details of the different places we went. The city of downtown Houston has nice shopping areas, hotels and it is kept very clean. Nearby places to visit are the zoo, museum and restaurants. We enjoyed it.

N
, May 2017

Host was extremely knowledgeable about the city. Experience was top notch.

C
, Oct 2016

Great insight into Houston's history.

J
, Apr 2016

The guide was very well informed and very interesting. He was also interested in us. I would suggest that it be much clearer as to where you get the tour. We had no idea and were at the Convention Center. We called and were told to go outside of the Hilton. That is not where the tour picked us up. We just saw the bus on the street and waved it down.

C
, Mar 2016

The tour isn't really a hop on hop off, just a 90 minute bus ride that takes you to some of the key districts in Houstons, however you don't get the opportunity to get off the bus. The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly.


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