• Location: Houston, Texas
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 35.00 View price calendar

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Walking through the streets of Houston is pretty special but did you know that there is a whole underground system of tunnels below the city? This Houston tour will take you through the city, over and underground, until you get to know the city from every angle.

Highlights

  • Discover Houston's underground Tunnel System with a local guide
  • Explore the newest and oldest tunnel sections that are open to the public

  • Learn about the history of Houston through its architecture and art

  • See beautiful art deco treasures and sculptures by world-famous artists and learn how Houston’s 7 miles of pedestrian tunnels came to be

What You Can Expect

Houston from Below: Underground Tunnel Tour

Underground Shopping District

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.

Customer Reviews

Anna G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great tour!

Barbara H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Great trip. Guide was very knowledgeable.

Barbara H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Great trip. Guide was very knowledgeable.

Houston C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

We are 73 years old and have lived in Houston most of our lives, so I questioned how much this tour would be of interest to me. I was amazed at Mike, our tour guide's knowledge. Mike opened my eyes to Many interesting historical facts that are not well-known and are difficult to uncover. I now have a new appreciation for my city. I WILL use Urban Adventures again. In fact my wife is arranging for our kids and their group of 12 friends two go with Mike on his Pub Crawl and we are working on a shortened version of the underground tunnel tour for our travel group of 25 seniors.
Good job, Mike!

Suzette C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Such a great experience!! I honestly thought this was going to be really different but it really was even better than I expected! Our tourist was really funny and nice as well and provided us with lots of information also he was nice enough to take me and my boyfriend a panoramic picture infront of one of the buildings

Larry M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Tour leader very knowledgeable and interesting!

Haakon S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very interesting guided tour. Guide was a bit late, but that was no problem in the end as we got some basic history and overview of Houston. Fascinating city.

Juan A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

The history of the buildings and tunnels was very interesting. The view from Chase Tower was awesome.

martha W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

I learned so much about certain houston buildings and discovered all the wonderful tunnels too. Great experience!

GG H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

Excellent! Really enjoyed it and would highly recommend.

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