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Astroville Best of Houston City Driving Tour with Live Guide

1. Astroville Best of Houston City Driving Tour with Live Guide

Enjoy a cool & comfortable ride all over Houston with the most-trusted Houston sightseeing tour company in a Mercedes Sprinter 2500 van on our exclusive Best of Houston City Driving Tour. Take in the top sights of Houston's Downtown District, stunning River Oaks mansions, colorful Graffiti Park, quaint Rice University campus, notable parks, leafy Museum District, and largest Medical District in the world! This is the ideal tour for any newcomer of Houston offering firsthand views of Houston's most noteworthy architecture, extensive city districts, beautiful street art, historical parks, green spaces, and professional sporting stadiums. During this cool & cozy 2.5 hour ride, you will enjoy views and learn about Houston's unique skyline, street art, humongous Museum District, as well the wealthy River Oaks and West University neighborhoods where many Houston celebrities reside. In addition, tour guests will get an up-close perspective of the world's largest Medical District, original Astrodome, Houston’s graffiti art district, and iconic city monuments. Along the ride, we will have planned stops including the tallest building in the state, unbelievable Texas-sized art sculptures, and elevated sky garden offering panoramic skyline views. Make sure to bring your smile, camera, and closest family & friends! 

Houston: Sightseeing Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

2. Houston: Sightseeing Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour

Explore Houston on a self-driving experience via an app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Simply hop in your car, get the app set up on your phone, and get started. Enjoy flexibility and comfort as you drive down the Historic District, Museum District, and more. Start your tour by the bayou and learn about the deadly battles that took place along the river. Visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms, with animated videos at most stops along the tour. Then, visit Sam Houston Park, where past and present collide in the architecture, offering a unique glimpse into the diverse life of the area. Sit back and listen to the audio play automatically based on your location. Next, head to the Historic District and learn of Houston’s complex past. At Christ Church Cathedral, hear a quintessential story of the southern community back in the 1800s. Continue to Emancipation Park and get familiar with the significance of Juneteenth within Houston. As you drive through the Museum District, uncover the secrets behind some of Houston’s more notorious urban legends. Then, visit the grandest green space in the city, Hermann Park, which even features a zoo. Afterward, swing through the famous Rice University and hear the tale of a wild senior prank pulled back in the ’80s, engineered by a student still known as “the mastermind.” Continue to MacGregor Park and learn how the intense Hurricane Harvey impacted Houston. Next, hear about the importance of oil and gas to this city. Finally, get some stellar space facts and visit the world-famous NASA Johnson Space Center.

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