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Houston's Official City Tour

Houston, United States

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  • 1 hour 20 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


See the historical highlights and cultural delights of Houston on this sightseeing tour.  Enjoy unobstructed views and listen to fascinating audio commentary as you cruise past important landmarks like the historic City Hall, Market Square, Downtown Aquarium, and Graffiti Park.
  • Sightseeing tour of Houston
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Houston from the open-air bus
  • See the historic downtown, Market Square Park, Hermann Park, Chase Tower and more
  • Learn about Houston’s history and sights from audio commentary

What's Included

  • In-person tour guide is available in the weekends and pre recorded audios are offered every weekdays
  • Map and orientation
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (all passengers have to meet us at the Visitors Center)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 1302 Dallas St
    1302 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77002, USA

    Departure Point: Houston City Tours Visitor Center, located behind the Four Seasons Hotel at the Convention Center district.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Ticket redemption point

1302 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77002, USA

What To Expect

Climb aboard a distinctive open-air bus at the cowboy-themed Houston City Tours Visitor Center.  Cruise through the vibrant Texan city, passing iconic landmarks like the Chase Tower and the Convention Center. 

See Market Square Park and the vertiginous observation deck of the JP Morgan Chase Tower, Texas’ highest building. 

Pass by City Hall to admire Tranquility Park and the historical structures that surround it. Absorb the electric atmosphere of the Theater District as you pass by the thriving 17-block area.

Your tour returns to its original departure point.

Discovery Green (Pass By)

Annunciation Catholic Church (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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226 reviews
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Our tour guides was...
Brianda_L, Mar 2023
Our tour guides was knowledgeable and very pleasant, tour was full of amazing facts and impressive views
Q_H, Mar 2023
OMG!! The greatest experience I ever experienced. Great weather, great host. Toured downtown Area, Midtown, galleria area! All over.. enjoyed and learnt alot information about Houston. Get your tickets!!!!
Relaxt and interesting
Hans_K, Mar 2023
Drive was relaxt. Guide told us everything we could want to know about Houston and Texas. Interesting details.
Good Times on the Houston Tour
Paula_S, Mar 2023
My daughter and I had a great time on this bus tour yesterday!!! The weather was perfect !!! Our tour guide was funny and informative!!!!
Not as advertised
Spencer_G, Mar 2023
The tour was advertised as a 80 minute tour of the city. The bus was 10 minutes late and the tour was only an hour, so the tour was 20 minutes short of what was advertised. Could not hear the tour guide as there was no speakers in the back of the bus and that part of the vehicle was exposed to the open air.
Be careful when going houston
Marcia_C, Mar 2023
The tour was great but I know people had concerned about parking. It's crazy that you pay for parking and went on your tour and came back with your car booted. What a experience for someone first time visiting houston.
Great Tour!
Monai_T, Mar 2023
Our tour guide, Ben, was very knowledgeable about houston! He made the tour very fun and a one of a kind experience. We got to explore the entire downtown houston area which was super nice!
Nothing good to say . Not...
Philippe_H, Feb 2023
Nothing good to say . Not a good trip for the Price we pay. Low quality so 2 stars maximum not more .
A Must-do Tour When Arriving in Houston
Carol_L, Feb 2023
The tour was informative. The guide did well, to project his voice when the microphone didn’t work. I enjoyed seeing the different districts in Houston. He had historic details matching the sites/buildings.
Not worth tour
Karina_R, Jan 2023
Not worth your money or time. My tour at 11:30 got canceled and didn’t realize it was canceled until I got they. The lady was rude and told me she called me 1 time to tell me they moved it to a later tour. We did not ride on a double decker bus and the tour was extremely boring and short.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Dear guest, unfortunately, you were late at the tour departure point. We tried to accommodate you after the tour was already started even though your reservation was already canceled as "no show"., you are welcome to do the complete tour at no extra cost, we look forward to serving you again!
We enjoy Hop on Bus rides!
Connie_N, Jan 2023
Guide was pleasant, interesting and informative. She spoke clearly and knew what she was talking about. We started abit late but she gave us the time extra.
Wonderful ride!
Tricia_A, Jan 2023
The tour guide, bus, sights all great Took the 11:30-1:00 tour so much to see and learned a lot about Houston
Seeing the old buildings...
ann_s, Jan 2023
Seeing the old buildings vs new buildings. Used to live here/been gone 20 yrs. Beautiful day to see the city
The guide was great. ...
MaryLou_B, Jan 2023
The guide was great. Gave interesting facts about the history of Houston. Pick up and drop off were convenient.
Take it ..it's good!!
BONNIE_S, Dec 2022
Good Information. Good customer service and are pleasant liked open air bus The city tour was great recommended
Don't waste your time!
Stephanie_S, Nov 2022
Me and my family of 4 took this tour as we were so excited to show my visiting family our beautiful city. We found this site as it clearly stated we were to “…Expect Climb aboard a distinctive open-air…“Enjoy unobstructed…..”. Perfect for our visiting family. We were very excited to show and see the great City of Houston on a very expensive $39.95 open air double decker city bus tour where we planned the whole day around it. We are and were very displeased with the tour. My family was in from PA and we took them to see historical and cultural delights of Houston on a fun guided panoramic sightseeing tour from a double decker bus! The bus broke down, which happens, but we should have been offered a refund. We were taken in a bus where we couldn't even see out of the windows, please see pics. I tried to rectify this by personally reaching out to the company multiple times, but all they offered in return was another complimentary tour due to the following… Houston City Tours 05:00 PM We understand you concern. However, the tour took place in the scheduled times, all the stops and landmarks were explored and all passengers had the accompaniment with the tour guide. The tour was completed and we offered all passengers what was included in the experience. We can offer you another complimentary city tour for you and your group so that you can take this experience fully in the double decker bus. We will be looking forward to your response. Kind regards, HOUSTON CITY TOURS LLC
Time wasted
LaTronda_W, Nov 2022
The trip wasn’t long and the bus had experience difficulties and we had to switch buses which made our trip shortened. At first the bus driver didn’t allow time for restroom breaks until we had to wait for another bus to show up. I just felt like I wasted my money and time.
There was much to see. ...
Grace_J, Nov 2022
There was much to see. Entire experience was memorable. Particularly the murals, the parks, the history.
Informative and fun!
Pamela_R, Oct 2022
Stopping for pictures and learning the history of Houston. Also there are other your packages available to suit your interest. Thank you!
Paula_M, Oct 2022
Being able to get on and off. It gave me time to stretch and take photos. The paintings the city had on the walls were amazing.


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