• Location: Houston, Texas
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
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See the key sights of central Houston and historic Galveston on a comprehensive 6-hour coach tour. Begin your day of sightseeing with a 90-minute overview tour of Houston by double-decker bus. In Galveston, you'll have some free time to explore this scenic Gulf of Mexico town at your own pace. Admire the historic Victorian mansions, the Galveston Seawall and the Strand historic district. Other optional activities include hitting the beach or going on a dolphin-watching tour by boat.

Highlights

  • 6-hour Galveston and Houston sightseeing tour
  • Take in the Gulf of Mexico and perhaps even spot some dolphins during your trip to Galveston
  • Learn about the architectural heritage districts in Galveston
  • Marvel at the ornate Victorian architecture of the Gresham’s Castle, aka the Bishop’s Palace
  • take a dolphin-watching boat tour, go shopping, purchase lunch or hit the beach while visiting Galveston
  • Tour downtown Houston’s most famous landmarks by double-decker open-top bus
  • Combine your trip to Houston with a Galveston visit to experience a major Texan city and a small coastal town

What You Can Expect

Houston Sightseeing Tour and Galveston Day Trip

There are over 25 miles of beaches in Galveston.

Kick off your day of sightseeing in Houston and Galveston by meeting your open-air, double-decker bus in downtown Houston. Your fully narrated, 90-minute sightseeing tour will cover Houston's City Hall, Chase Tower, Minute Maid Park (home of the Houston Astros baseball team), Houston’s Museum District, Hermann Park and more.

Then transfer to a comfortable coach for a 50-minute drive to Galveston on the Gulf of Mexico with miles of white-sand beaches. During your time in Galveston enjoy nearly three hours on your own to explore the seaside restaurants, specialty shops and historic sights at your own pace. Your knowledgeable guide will have several ideas for you to plan your personalized day.

If you'd like, purchase lunch in the historic Galveston Strand district then stroll the shops and soak in the small town’s ambiance. Find fabulous views of the city on the 10-mile levee, Galveston Seawall. Another option is taking a dolphin-watching tour by boat on Galveston Bay, for which your guide can give you complimentary tickets.

At the designated time, simply meet your guide to reboard your coach for the return trip to Houston and the Convention Center where the tour ends.

Customer Reviews

hlhewitt

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Ryan our guide for Houston was great! Knowledgeable of the area, building, and fun facts. He went out of his way to provide blankets for seats. 1hr ride to Galveston, couple 10 min stops at wall, Bishop house. Needed more time to site see. Bring snacks! Saw dolphins, but next time I’d rather sitesee

Maria C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Enjoyed the tour - the commentary was excellent

Mable Clarann K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

We enjoyed this tour...both drivers were knowledgeable and it was obvious that they both enjoyed sharing that knowledge. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy exploring these cities without having to drive in extreme traffic.

Brendan W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

We really enjoyed both parts of the tour. Firstly the tour of Houston was excellent with a great guide who was interesting and courteous to all guests. Secondly we went to Galveston and had a wonderful afternoon with a super tour guide who went out of her way to look after us all. We particularly enjoyed the castle museum. Thanks.

Florence K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

This trip was amazing!!!
My parents and I are so happy we booked your trip. It was the best way to get a look at the city and the tourguide was doing a great job!!
The guide showed us the beautiful sights of galveston. We loved it!
And we got lucky at the dolphin tour!!
Thank you!!

DAVID B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Wonderful day,excellent tour guide,nothing was too much trouble.Thought Galveston and the dolphin boat trip a highlight of our U S A holiday

Barbara H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We were very pleased the staff and tour guides were so friendly the trip was great I give it a 5

Judy O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

This day trip was perfect for my short trip and wanting to get a taste of Houston Galveston. The tour buses were clean and comfortable. They were to accommodate and assist with someone who is handicapped. On the day of the trip, Antonio, the owner and tour guide was challenged by a downtown parade in Houston and the beginning of a parade in Galveston. He handled it well and gave us the best tour he could under the circumstances. When we arrived at Galveston, we took the dolphin watching boat ride which was a lot of fun, seeing quite a few pods of dolphins, swimming right up to the boat for great photos opps. Overall, it was an enjoyable day, great tour and kudos to Antonio and his wife putting their all into their business. They were very sociable and accommodating.

S M C

4 star rating: Recommended January 2018

Good tour around Houston and company acknowledged the fact that it was cold, so provided different vehicle so we weren't outside. We stopped at places for photos and then continued our tour.
Enjoyable trip to Galverston with driver Antonio providing interesting information about the city.

Syed Hassan A

4 star rating: Recommended December 2017

To a certain extent, this is a ride to Galveston and then you have free time there. The additions to that are: 1 a fantastic city tour with great explanations of the history and buildings. 2 stops at Bishops Palace and the beach. Spend about ten min at each. You have free time to see Galveston then, about 2 hours. I actually went back to Bishops house to do the tour during my free time as well as the tour of the Moody Mansion. The city tour of Houston was quite good

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