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From Houston: Galveston Island Tour

3.3 / 5

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Activity provider: Houston City Tours LLC

From Houston: Galveston Island Tour

Activity provider: Houston City Tours LLC

From US$ 139.95 per person

Discover the great history and charm of Galveston Island on this tour from Houston. Located on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, you can enjoy a panoramic tour of the city of historic Galveston.

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Duration 7 hours
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  • Visit the Island of Galveston, located on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico
  • Explore the beaches and admire the Victorian architecture on the island
  • Enjoy a panoramic tour of the city of Galveston
  • Witness exciting views at the historic sea wall built to protect the island
  • Pass by mansions and other historical sites and monuments
Full description

Explore Galveston Island, located on the coastline of Texas, just 50 miles from Downtown Houston. The island offers 32 miles of beaches, abundant leisure, vibrant historic areas, and one of the largest well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the United States.

Start from downtown Houston and take a short tour of the downtown district of the city. Then, travel to Galveston, enjoying the views of Galveston Island as you approach the city.

Be dropped off in Galveston and explore the city at your leisure. Enjoy plenty of free time to choose what you want to see and do. Discover the relaxed atmosphere of the island as you explore the relaxing beaches, antique stores, art galleries, and excellent restaurants. Afterward, hop back on the bus back to Houston.

  • Guided Houston city tour
  • Round trip transportation in between cities
  • Panoramic tour in Galveston
  • Map and orientation
  • Tips
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

Meeting point is located at Visitors Center located at 1302 Dallas Street Houston Texas 77002

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Overall rating

3.3 /5

based on 10 reviews

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Although there was a lot of driving the tour was just as advertised. The Pretour of downtown Houston made the most of the area and showed the main areas. The Galveston driver was polite and entertaining. They drop the NASA people off first then give you a chance to see the coast then the bishops house before some time to yourself before dolphin watching. Surprisingly we actually saw dolphins and plenty of them with the captain being funny and circling back so we could see more dolphins. The staff at all points of contact were unbelievably helpful and friendly and went out of their way to help. Galveston was a lot bigger than expected but was great to see. The mix of shops on the strand made for great exploring.

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September 17, 2019

A great day, although not quite what was advertised.

In the end we had *one hour* in Galveston to sightsee at our own pace *and* to have lunch. However, we did get to see lots of Houston I would have otherwise missed, and we did stop for 15 minutes or so on the beach front of Galveston which was wild and windy, and we did go on a boat trip and got to see pods of dolphins. It's just a matter of marrying up the programme description to the actuality of the outcome.

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May 14, 2016

Overall could’ve been better experience

June 18, 2021

Product ID: 29692