Houston Sightseeing Tour and Galveston Day Trip
City Hall, Minute Maid Park, Chase Tower, and Hermann Park is just the beginning of sites that will be seen on the Houston Sightseeing Tour and Galveston Day Trip. The trip is appropriate for the entire family and is fully narrated. Start on an open top bus and transfer to a coach for the remaining part of the trip. This tour is perfect for those new to Huston.
The first 90 minutes of the tour will be spent on an open top bus looking at the historical sites of Houston that include City Hall, Houston's Museum District, Chase Tower, Minute Maid Park, Hermann Park, and many more. After the tour of Houston is over, it is time to board the coach and head out to Galveston. Galveston is rich in history and is known for its sandy beaches, unique shops, and seaside restaurants. The bus will drive by Bishop's Palace, which is known to be one of the most famous buildings located in Galveston. The three hours of free time will be long enough to buy lunch, enjoy some shopping, go on a dolphin watching tour or spend time on the beach. Once the time is up, meet the guide and board the coach for the trip back to Huston.
See the best of Huston and Galveston all in one trip. Huston in rich in history and has many points of interest worth seeing. Galveston is a beautiful little city by the water. There is plenty to see and do while visiting. Make sure to bring a camera to capture the day's events.
In the morning, make your own way downtown to meet your double-decker bus for a fully-narrated sightseeing tour of Houston's most iconic sites. Your 90-minute tour by open-top bus passes by City Hall, Chase Tower, Minute Maid Park—home of the Houston Astros baseball team, Houston's Museum District, Hermann Park and more.
After touring central Houston with your knowledgeable guide, transfer to a comfortable coach that takes you on a 50-minute drive to reach Galveston, a historic town located on the Gulf of Mexico.
Nicknamed Oleander City, Galveston features miles of white-sand beaches, seaside restaurants, specialty shops and a fascinating history. More than 60 structures of architectural significance are spread among its six historic districts. Your coach passes one of the most famous buildings, a stunning Victorian mansion called the Bishop's Palace, aka Gresham's Castle.
During your time in Galveston, enjoy close to three hours on your own to explore. You can purchase lunch in the historic Galveston Strand district then stroll the shops and soak in the small town's ambiance. Visit the Galveston Seawall, a 10-mile levee with breathtaking views of Galveston Bay. If you would like to take a dolphin-watching tour on Galveston Bay, your guide can provide you with complimentary tickets for the boat.
At the designated time, simply meet your guide to reboard your coach for the return trip to Houston.
Throughout the day, learn from the informative commentary provided by your guide while a professional driver handles the navigation. You get to relax as you see iconic sites and learn about the history of Houston, Galveston and Texas during a fascinating 6-hour tour.
When you arrive back in Houston, your coach returns you to the Convention Center where your tour ends.
Pickup & Return:
Marriott Marquis Hotel.
Returns to original departure point.
Departure Times: 9:50am
- Professional guide
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Optional Dolphin Watching Tour (must specify in special requirements at checkout)
Does not include:
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- 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