• Location: Houston, Texas
  • Duration: 1 day (approx.)
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See the historical highlights and cultural delights of Houston on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour by double-decker bus. From an excellent vantage point on the top deck of the bus, 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 hop-off 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

What You Can Expect

Houston Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Enjoy views of downtown Houston.

Climb aboard a distinctive double-decker bus at one of six conveniently located stops in Houston. 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 Centre. 

With your hop-on, hop-off ticket, 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 theatre 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 90 minutes and run between 10am and 4pm. Please see the Itinerary section below for a full list of stops serviced.


Customer Reviews

Nancy H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

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

Carey F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great insight into Houston's history.

AnhThy T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was great experience. Everyone loves it.
Car was old and damaged on top due to weather.

Lee W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent tour guide. Friendly, helpful. Very informative. Learned so much about the nation's fourth largest city!

marcia r United States of ... 

4 star rating: Recommended February 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.

gilbert h

4 star rating: Recommended August 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.


4 star rating: Recommended July 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.

Janice V

4 star rating: Recommended April 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.

Mary O

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

Our guide was very interesting. The tour included many landmarks in downtown Houston and around the Medical Center and Rice University. I plan to go on the same tour again.

Gail G

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

Informative and served well our purpose of getting an orientation to the. It's at the beginning of our visit

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