Heart of the Tunnel Guided Walk in Houston

Heart of the Tunnel Guided Walk in Houston

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3 hours
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What You'll Do
  • Discover Houston's underground Tunnel System with a local guide
  • Learn about the history of Houston through its architecture and art
  • Take pictures from the 60th floor of Chase Tower, the tallest building in Texas
  • Take a stroll through Houston’s oldest city park to check out some historic homes from Houston’s past
  • Explore the newest and oldest tunnel sections that are open to the public
Tunnel into the heart of Houston on this adventure from the 1920's to now. Trade in Art Deco architecture for contemporary infrastructure and head underground into the city's tunnel system to discover what lies beneath. A chance to escape the Texas heat.
What to Expect
We would be the first to say that 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 Heart of the Tunnel Walk will take you through the city, over and underground, and into the sky to the best lookout point in Houston. You’ll get to know the city from every angle on this Houston walking tour!

Meet your local guide and begin this Houston tour by walking down Main Street to 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. From here we’ll enter the Downtown Houston Tunnel System and walk over to Chase Tower, the tallest building in Texas. Ride an elevator up to the 60th floor and take some epic photos of Houston from the sky lobby!

Time to head back to ground level and go 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 elevator down to the Tunnel and walk underground to Skidmore, Owings and Merrill’s 1972 One Shell Plaza, where you’ll get to shop at a unique boutique featuring gifts from around the world.

Next, you’ll head outside to walk through Hermann Square Park to Houston’s City Hall. Get a photo in front of this 1937 Art Deco treasure, before heading across the street into Sam Houston Park, the city’s first park and home to many historic homes from Houston’s past.

Finish your Houston tour by walking through downtown’s newest tunnel and returning to Café Express with your guide. If you prefer to stay downtown, your guide will show you how to explore more of downtown’s best sites above and below, like Discovery Green, the Theatre District, and more via the Greenlink Connector and MetroRail.
What's Included
  • English-speaking guide
What's Not Included
  • Personal food
  • Beverages
  • Tips and gratuities for your local guide
Meeting Point

Café Express, 650 Main St, Houston, Texas 77002

What to Remember
• Cancellations must be made more than 2 days prior to the tour to receive a full refund. Cancellations made 2 days or less prior to the tour incur a 100% cancellation fee.
• Children must be over the age of 6 years and no older than 11 years to qualify for a child rate. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
• Do not park at a parking meter for this tour. The meters are good for only two hours and violation tickets are quite expensive. Please park at an indoor garage or on an outside lot. For more information about parking downtown, go to www.DowntownHouston.org.

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