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Historical Houston from Below: Morning Underground Tunnel Tour (Small Group)

Historical Houston from Below: Morning Underground Tunnel Tour (Small Group)

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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 Houston tour will take you through the city, over and underground, until you get to know the city from every angle.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.00
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$35.00
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A Walk Through History

Two hours of non-stop information shared. Kha-ai presented material in a format that was easy to comprehend. She answered all questions willingly. Information shared covered a variety of events in Houston's history.

Melanie, Feb 2020

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 Astroville Underground Tunnel Tour of Downtown Houston

Astroville Underground Tunnel Tour of Downtown Houston

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Houston may be the most-populated city in Texas & 4th most-populated city in the United States, but Downtown Houston can look like a ghost town during warm summer days. This is because just 20-25 feet below street level, there are more than 7.5 miles of underground tunnels that encompass Texas' tallest skyscrapers and serve as a corporate playground for a multitude of Fortune 500 companies. The daily Astroville Downtown Tunnel Tours explores some of downtown Houston’s most well renowned skyscrapers and provides guests with great opportunities for photos alongside Texas' two (2) tallest buildings, oldest bank in Houston, and newest portion of the downtown tunnel system. Learn all about the history of our city's extensive Tunnel System and its modern corporate appeal including a diverse range of great dining options and business amenities that resemble Houston's diversity.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$27.00
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$27.00
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Houston: Old Town Historic Pub Tour (Small Group)

Houston: Old Town Historic Pub Tour (Small Group)

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Houston, we have a problem: there are just too many good pubs in our city. Join this Houston tour to visit a bar that doubles as a tailor shop by day, a watering hole in a 1920s watch and jewelry company, and a bar that features the very first electric elevator in Texas. Fun guaranteed, hangovers optional.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.00
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$35.00
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Houston Sightseeing Tour and Galveston Day Trip

Houston Sightseeing Tour and Galveston Day Trip

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See the key sights of central Houston and historic Galveston on a comprehensive coach tour. Begin your day of sightseeing with an overview tour of Houston by double-decker bus. In Galveston, enjoy free time to explore this scenic Gulf of Mexico town at your own pace. Admire the historic Victorian mansions, the Galveston Seawall, and the Strand historic district. Other optional activities include hitting the beach or going on a dolphin-watching tour by boat.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$102.81
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$102.81
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Houston's Official Hop on-Hop off Tour

Houston's Official Hop on-Hop off Tour

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See the historical highlights and cultural delights of Houston on this 75-minute loop, hop-on sightseeing tour.  Enjoy unobstructed views and listen to fascinating audio commentary as you cruise past important landmarks like the historic City Hall and Houston Zoo. See popular attractions like Market Square, Downtown Aquarium and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, hopping off to explore further whenever an attraction captures your attention. Rejoin the tour at a time to suit your schedule at any conveniently located stops along the route.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.85
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$35.85
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Best City Tour 2 hours

Best City Tour 2 hours

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A good choice for first-time visitors to Houston, this tour offers a comprehensive overview of the city. Visit several well-known landmarks, parks, and stadiums including historic Market Square, Discovery Green, Toyota Center, Minute Maid Park, Buffalo Bayou, and more. You’ll also have an opportunity to admire the lavish homes and boutiques in River Oaks. A local guide shares insider information about what to see, where to eat, and what to do while you’re in town.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.00
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$45.00
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Private Houston City Tour

Private Houston City Tour

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Explore Houston on a private, half-day sightseeing tour that provides a comprehensive introduction to this huge Texas city. Learn about Houston's history as you see Minute Maid Park, Market Square, Midtown, City Hall, Houston Astrodome, the George Bush Monument, Toyota Center, NRG Stadium, the Texas Medical Center, and more. Includes a narrated train ride through Hermann Park that provides a close look at the landscape and cultural institutions like the Houston Zoo and Houston Museum of Natural Science.  If you prefer, skip the train ride for a stop at a pastry shop the glamorous Uptown neighborhood.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.95
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$88.95
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NASA Tour, Space Center Houston

NASA Tour, Space Center Houston

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Perfect for history buffs, space lovers, and would-be astronauts, this personalized tour of the Space Center Houston brings the magic of the cosmos to life. In the morning, meet your guide at your hotel and travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle. Tickets are included in the cost, so you head right in. See real-life spacecraft, touch moon rocks, visit the astronaut training facility and living quarters plus much more.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.00
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$88.00
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Houston Historic District Craft Cocktail Tour

Houston Historic District Craft Cocktail Tour

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The Historic Houston Craft Cocktail Tour will feature a variety of cocktails from some of the city’s most talented mixologists in addition to a few delicious bites and a dose of history. Each tour will be different, offering an element of surprise to all participants. We’ve partnered with numerous downtown hotspots including OKRA Charity Saloon, Frank’s Pizza and El Big Bad to name a few. Consider this tour a refined happy hour that transports you back to the beginnings of Houston. Participants can expect a variety of flavor profiles throughout the tour. Some may enjoy a Blueberry, Jalapeño & Cilantro Margarita paired with a hearty Steak Carne Asada Taco or a warm, flakey Plantain Empanada (vegetarian-friendly) from El Big Bad. Others may enjoy a refreshing Peach Moonshine paired with a mouthwatering Smoked Brisket Grilled Cheese from The Moonshiners Southern Table + Bar. Some may even enjoy both! All tours will end with a spiked coffee drink for a little pick-me-up.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.03
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$81.03

Haunted Houston Ghost and Pub Walking Tour

Haunted Houston Ghost and Pub Walking Tour

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Explore the historic district of downtown Houston on a leisurely walking tour that combines a pub crawl with ghost stories recounted by your costumed guide. Your 2.5-hour evening walking tour visits four bars located in historic buildings that each boast spooky stories. Have time to sip a drink (own expense) as your guide illuminates the history of Houston through tales of rumored hauntings and other spine-tingling tales.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$26.50
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$26.50
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Haunted Houston Ghost Walking Tour (All Ages)

Haunted Houston Ghost Walking Tour (All Ages)

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Learn about Houston’s spooky side on this Houston ghost tour. Follow a costumed guide on a 1.5-mile (2.4 kilometer) walk through downtown, including sites such as the Buffalo Bayou river, Market Square Park, and the Conservatory underground market, all while listening to Houston lore. Your guide is equipped with an EMF reader to pick up on signals from spirits along the way.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$21.20
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$21.20
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Ultimate Houston Self-Driving Audio Tour

Ultimate Houston Self-Driving Audio Tour

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Welcome to Houston’s self-guided driving audio tour! As you drive, you’ll see everything that makes Houston special, from historic districts to stunning parks and, of course, the famous Space Center! This self-guided audio tour allows you to explore Houston with maximum flexibility and value. Here's how it works: Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Download the app, enter password, & download tour. Start at the first stop and follow the instructions! Stick to our route and speed limit for the best experience. Recommended: purchase one tour per car. Everyone can listen at the same time! Password is valid for 30 days from Travel Date. This is not an entrance ticket to attractions along the route. Check pandemic rules and opening hours before your visit.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$8.00
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$8.00
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Private Full-Day Galveston Island and Houston Sightseeing Tour

Private Full-Day Galveston Island and Houston Sightseeing Tour

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See the top attractions of Houston and Galveston on a full-day tour in a climate-controlled vehicle, which combines the best of the city and coast. Check out Houston landmarks like the Museum District, City Hall, and Discovery Green during a city tour, and learn about the region's history. Then, go to Galveston where you ride the ferry, look for dolphins, view US battleships and historical homes, browse the shops in the Strand District, and more. Your tour includes guide, transportation, admission to one of several select museums, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$520.00
per group
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$520.00
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Houston City Tour Plus Holocaust Museum Ticket

Houston City Tour Plus Holocaust Museum Ticket

Take a 75 -minute panoramic guided tour on-board a double-decker bus. The city tour includes the downtown historic district, Toyota Center, Convention Center, Minute Maid ballpark, Market Square, Buffalo Bayou, City Hall, Heritage Society park, Midtown and more. After your guided city tour, pick up your day pass to the Houston Holocaust Museum & exhibits. Note: additional transportation services are not included.
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  • 2 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$61.49
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$61.49
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Guided Tour “Love Stories of Houston”

Guided Tour “Love Stories of Houston”

An exclusive tour for all the romantics of the world! Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most romantic places in the city. Did you know that Houston has one of the best culinary scenes in the country? With more than 10,000 restaurants, which represent more than 70 countries and American regions, to choose from, Houston takes the cake on the best food scene. From food trucks to ramen places to healthy choices, Houston has it all. You will feel spellbound in a charming atmosphere. What is considered as one of the best places to have a date in the city? Where can you make lovely photos? You will be surprised how many historical love stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, parks of the city. From heartbreaking and tragic, to the hilarious or spicy ones. Pop star Beyoncé Knowles and rapper/entrepreneur Jay-Z. This tour is especially recommended in the Saint Valentine period!
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$473.20
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$473.20
per group
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Astroville Downtown Bar Crawl & Tunnel Access (2 Cocktails Beverages Included)

Astroville Downtown Bar Crawl & Tunnel Access (2 Cocktails Beverages Included)

Want to venture through Houston's coolest bars and have a great night out in Houston? We promise you will enjoy some of the best-frozen drinks/cocktails that Downtown Houston has to offer including our primary Downtown bar partner which offers 3 floors of seating and a Mardi Gras-style balcony with amazing views of Downtown Houston's tallest buildings. **Please note, two (2) Cocktails/Food are included as part of the tour price.* * This tour will begin at the Historic Market Square and will guide you through Downtown Houston's breathtaking scenery with a historical perspective as well as provide a sneak-peak of the most expansive downtown tunnel system in the U.S. We will visit four hidden gems that offer a variety of frozen, traditional, and Southern cocktails/beverages. We promise that you will have plenty of photo-op opportunities at Houston's historic Downtown spots including the oldest elevator in Texas!
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.00
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$65.00
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Haunted Houston Food & Ghost Walking Tour

Haunted Houston Food & Ghost Walking Tour

What could be better than a food tour combined with a ghost tour? Nothing! You will meet your guide in downtown Houston for exclusive access to our haunted restaurants. We will visit 4-5 haunted restaurants and multiple haunted buildings along a walking route of downtown. At the restaurants, we have set up for 1-3 food tastings per location. We will visit other historic and haunted buildings along the route and tell stories and give your bellies a few minute break from the samples. Tours last about 3 hours, cover less than a mile on a walking route, and have plenty of time spent inside haunted restaurants for food and stories.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.55
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$63.55

1-Day Mexico Gulf+NASA Tour (Houston departure) (X1)

1-Day Mexico Gulf+NASA Tour (Houston departure) (X1)

We will make our first stop to Battleship Texas, took part in some of the most significant naval battles of the 20th century during both world wars. Then go for San Jacinto Monument, the world's tallest masonry column. The most important part of the day is NASA Space Center. We will go to the Space Center for Tram tour to Rocket Park, see the control center, astronaut training center, space shuttle.
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  • 1 to 10 hours
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$60.00
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$60.00

 The best of Houston walking tour

The best of Houston walking tour

TTogether with the professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. Did you know that Houston has the 2nd largest theater district in the United States? Houston’s Theater District spans a 17 block area that includes a total of 8 performing arts centers. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is the largest in the world. The rodeo runs for 2 weeks in March. During this time, it attracts over 2 million attendees each year. You will have a chance to explore the city, while hearing fascinating facts and legends. Did you know that “Houston" was the first word spoken by Neil Armstrong on the moon? You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings and corners of Houston. Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. Perfect for those who are visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most of it!
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$473.20
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$473.20
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2-Day Austin+San Antonio Tour (Huston departure)(HS2)

2-Day Austin+San Antonio Tour (Huston departure)(HS2)

1. In-Depth sightseeing within most of attractions. Get to know why everything is bigger in Texas or Texas size. 2. Enjoy hotel breakfast every day before departure. No shopping included in the tour. Experience the well-designed primary tour in Texas! 3. Exclusive offer of visiting Texas State Capitol (inside), Texas Military Forces Museum, and the famous historical site The Alamo! 4. Take a look at the largest stalactite cave in Texas, “American Venice” San Antonio, University of Texas at Austin! 5. Take a bite of the authentic Texas stake, BBQ, Mexico food, and the most well-known Buckhorn beer!
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  • 2 days
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$198.00
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$198.00
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Houston-Galveston Package

Houston-Galveston Package

This is an all inclusive package from airport pickup, to two full tours and airport delivery! Come and enjoy the greater Houston-Galveston area and let Joyride Houston be your private drivers and tour guides.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$250.00
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$250.00
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Houston Adventure Combo: City Tour, Aquarium and Heritage Museum Admission

Houston Adventure Combo: City Tour, Aquarium and Heritage Museum Admission

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Enjoy this amazing Houston Tour Combo option on board our unique open top buses!  Houston's Official City Tour! First experience a Houston City Tour - Hop on our amazing guided tour of Houston. Also included is a one-day pass to Downtown Aquarium. All rides included! You'll also experience The Heritage Society - full of Houston history and Texas heritage. NOTE: ADMISSION TICKETS ARE INCLUDED. Reservation is required. Rules apply.
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  • 1 to 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$101.49
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$101.49
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1-Day Houston City Tour ( Houston departure ) (HU1)

1-Day Houston City Tour ( Houston departure ) (HU1)

1. Have fun seeing around Houston guided by our professional bilingual tour escort. 2. Visit top-selected spots in Houston and take in some unique experience in central America. 3. Packed one-day trip of sports, academy, nature and science!
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  • 1 to 10 minutes
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$60.00
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$60.00

7-Day Texas Tour ( Houston departure ) ( APH7 )

7-Day Texas Tour ( Houston departure ) ( APH7 )

1. In-Depth sightseeing within most of attractions. Get to know why everything is bigger in Texas or Texas size. 2. Hotel breakfast included every day, enjoy the breakfast before we start the tour. 3. Learn the spirit of “Cowboy culture”, enjoy the world famous “Rodeo”, have a taste of “Texas Steak”. 4. Guests will have a chance to see the NBA games. 5. Visit Rice University, University of Texas at Austin. 6. Gulf of Mexico Dolphins Cruise、NASA Space Center. 7. Texas State house and military museum. Departure date Wednesday, Thursday D1 Hometown-Houston (Airport-pickup) D2 Houston In-Depth Tour D3 Houston-Fort Worth D4 Fort Worth-Dallas D5 Austin-San Antonio D6 San Antonio-Houston D7 Houston City Tour Departure date Friday D1 Hometown-Houston (Airport-pickup) D2 Houston-Fort Worth D3 Fort Worth-Dallas D4 Austin-San Antonio D5 San Antonio-Houston D6 Houston In-Depth Tour D7 Houston City Tour
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  • 7 days
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$788.00
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$788.00
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