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Houston, We Have A Tunnel Walking Tour with Local Guide

Product ID: 9457
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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.
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Cancel up to 2 hours in advance to receive a full refund
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Duration: 2 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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  • Discover Houston's underground Tunnel System with a local guide
  • 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
  • Explore the newest and oldest tunnel sections that are open to the public
Full description
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!

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. 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.
  • English-speaking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Personal food
  • Beverages
  • Tips and gratuities for your local guide

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Meeting point

Café Express, 650 Main St, Houston, Texas 77002. If you need parking, it is recommended in the lot across the street from Prohibition Supperclub, 1008 Prairie St, Houston TX.

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Important information
Know before you go
• 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
• Cancellations within 48 hours of tour departure are non-refundable

From US$ 35 per person

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Product ID: 9457