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Private 2.5-Hour Houston City Tour

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Houston, United States
Private 2.5-Hour Houston City Tour

From $349.00 per group (up to 10)

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icon2 hours 50 minutes  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore Houston on a private 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, the George Bush Monument, Toyota Center, the Texas Medical Center, and more.
  • Enjoy light refreshments aboard a climate-controlled private vehicle
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and includes hotel pickup
  • Driver-guide provides informative commentary on city sights
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Light refreshments
Air Conditioned, fully covered vehicles designed for smaller groups which operate rain or shine.
Professional guide/driver
Gratuities (recommended as this is customary in USA)
Pickup & Drop off outside central Houston
Safety seats are required by law. Parent must provide safety seat can be ordered from us at $20.

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*TRAVELER MUST PROVIDE full address of Hotel, Home, Air BnB or business DURING BOOKING PROCESS. *PICKUP MUST BE FROM HOTEL, HOME, AIR BnB WITHIN CENTRAL HOUSTON AREA OR UPTOWN GALLERIA *IF NOT YOU MUST COME TO 1407 JEFFERSON STREET Hou, Tx 77002 which is a parking lot where you will have safe all day parking for $6 USD weekdays and $10 weekends. Park on LaBranch street outside parking lot for FREE ON SUNDAYS.
Start your tour with pickup from centrally located Houston hotels by your own private guide and air-conditioned vehicle.

Relax as your driver heads to Discovery Green Park, which is located near the Toyota Center (home of the Houston Rockets), George R. Brown Convention Center, BBVA Compass Stadium, Minute Maid Park, and Harris County Justice Center.

Pass Market Square and the Theater District, then continue into Eleanor Tinsley Park, which is situated within Buffalo Bayou Park. Hear about the history of Houston, which was founded by two brothers in 1836 on the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing).

Visit the oldest standing structure in Harris County (when open). See some of the city's oldest homes and neighborhoods, and cruise past the Museum District.

Your tour ends when your guide returns you to your hotel.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Minute Maid Park
Home of major league baseball, Houston Astros
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Toyota Center
Home of NBA basketball, Houston Rockets
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Discovery Green
A popular downtown urban park partially funded by Houston's recycling program and home to many events and daily activities.
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Downtown Historic District Market Square
See market square park and other interesting historical buildings in the area.
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George R. Brown Convention Center
Hear the history of this very unique building
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Downtown Aquarium
Small amusement park with aquarium inside containing over 200 species of fish. THIS IS AN OPTION FOR DROP OFF AFTER TOUR ENDS
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Bayou Place
Nightlife activity complex and home to AMC movie theatre, Italian, Japanese and American dining and entertainment.
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Alley Theatre
Hear the history of one of many performing arts locations here
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Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
Home of many musical entertainment venues
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Buffalo Bayou Park
One of many bayous/water ways that go through the city. Hear its interesting history.
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Annunciation Catholic Church
A historical 1800s era church owned by Galveston Diocese
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Houston Museum District
Over 19 museums in a walkable zone bordering Hermann park, Texas Medical Center. THIS CAN BE A DROP OFF OPTION AT END OF YOUR TOUR.
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Waugh Drive Bat Colony
Home of 250,000 bats. Hear their purpose and origin.
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JPMorgan Chase Tower
See the tallest building in Texas.
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McGovern Centennial Gardens
Amazing area views of gardens, landscapes and skyscapes.
Stop At:  
EaDo's
Houston neighborhood east of downtown which is home to pre and post game activites such as breweries, bars, pubs, art murals.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Wortham Center
Theater District
Stop At:  
Eleanor Tinsley Park
This Beautiful park on Buffalo Bayou has amazing skyline views.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Complimentary pickup is only available from central Houston. Other areas require additional fee at time of pickup.
  • TRAVELER MUST PROVIDE HOTEL ADDRESS DURING BOOKING PROCESS. THIS INFORMATION IS REQUIRED FOR TOUR OPERATOR TO CONFIRM YOUR PICKUP.
  • Safety seats are required by law. Parent must provide safety seat. Safety seats can be ordered from us at $20.
  • A ticket is required for every member of your party
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Wheelchairs must be collapsible and user must be able to board without assistance from driver.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Allstar Transportation Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private 2.5-Hour Houston City Tour ?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Private 2.5-Hour Houston City Tour ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private 2.5-Hour Houston City Tour .
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private 2.5-Hour Houston City Tour ?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Private 2.5-Hour Houston City Tour .

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star-5
The Best Tour!
Cornelia_T
, May 2022
I would highly recommend this tour! Our driver was amazing and very knowledgeable. My family came from out of town and was very pleased! When I have more family come in, I want to take them on the tour! Thank you again for the awesome service!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for sharing your valued feedback with us and we're glad that all services here were performed to your satisfaction as this is our highest priority. We'll see you next time on the best city tour and thank you to all those visiting family members for visiting us!
star-5
Great Tour Experience
Jana_D
, Feb 2022
Gregg was an amazing tour guide! His prompt, pleasant and expansive knowledge of Houston made all the difference in the experience we had in Houston on our 1st visit! He gave us just enough that had us wanting to come back and explore another time! Until next time Houston!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thank you for your feedback and we're glad you enjoyed your Houston experience with us. We're so glad we could be a part of making your visit to Houston a memorable one and we look forward to seeing you here again. Thanks for visiting the wonderful city of Houston!
star-5
Tour of Houston
Jill_D
, Aug 2021
The driver was wonderful. We learned a lot about Houston’s history. The bats were a nice touch. All of us would take the tour again if Greg was our guide.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
What a wonderful review and how flattering for Greg! We're so happy you enjoyed your Private 4hr touring experience and all was to your satisfaction. We are delighted that we made your visit to Houston a happy and hope you'll come again soon. Thanks for visiting Houston!
star-5
Great Tour
Jamela_J
, Mar 2021
The Driver was excellent. The tour was beautiful and interesting. The weather was great. The atmosphere
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
Thank you for the kind words and we're glad all was to your satisfaction and meeting your expectations. The Ambassadors of Allstar get great pleasure from showing guest our beautiful city and we're delighted that you found enjoyment in this experience. We are always honored to serve you and appreciate you making Houston your vacation travel destination. Thank you for visiting Houston!
star-5
In four hours we were able to see...
Sarah H
, Feb 2018
In four hours we were able to see all the major places/buildings in Houston. Much easier to have our hands free and be able to look than to have to deal with traffic and try to follow directions!
star-5
This was a private city tour of...
Stephen W
, Aug 2017
This was a private city tour of Houston for my wife and I and my sister-in-law. Our tour guide was Greg. He was outstanding and you could tell he loved his city. We thoroughly enjoyed this experience.
star-5
Great overview of Houston with a...
geri.irwin
, Dec 2016
Great overview of Houston with a knowledgable and experienced guide. He was happy to adjust and customize the tour to our interests. Highly recommended
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
The driver/guide was nice. Our...
Masako H
, Aug 2016
The driver/guide was nice. Our luggage was missing when we arrived in Houston. Since this was a private tour, the driver/guide took us to Ross and a gift shop to buy necessary clothes. Sightseeing tour part was fun, too. Again, this was a private tour, so we were able to ride a pedal boat. We could request what we wanted to do. That was the best part.

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