The ghastly guides of Ghost Tours Texas lead groups of foolhardy interlopers on story-filled journeys past the spectrally inhabited landmarks of Galveston and Houston Heights. On the Galveston tour, a knowledgeable leader takes parties through the Silk Stocking District to visit the 1858 Ashton Villa mansion, whose second floor is occupied by the phantom “Miss Betty” Brown, and whose basement is occupied by a man who years ago forgot how to work a doorknob. The guide also divulges tales told from eyewitness accounts.
The Houston Heights tour winds through the area's historical and opulent homes, exploring such mysteries as the story of the Dean Correl murders and the children who are said to still haunt the alleyways of Houston Heights. Guides weave tales of ghostly possessions and evil voodoo dolls peppered with real-life testimonies from local residents.
In 1910, Louis Bush led his first tour of Washington, DC, loading passengers into the refurbished chassis of a Mack truck that he had painted blue and gray. From this humble beginning, Louis expanded his Gray Line tours throughout the United States and abroad. The company currently hosts tours in more than 700 destinations across six continents and all three moons. However, Gray Line's expansive international scope isn't nearly as important as its commitment to a narrow, regional focus. Each tour aims to introduce visitors to some distinctive facet of the city's identity, from the ghosts of Savannah, Georgia’s, historic district to the towering redwoods of San Francisco’s Muir Woods. During the chauffeured sojourns, guides dole out intriguing tidbits of local knowledge, giving the groups some invaluable insight into the areas’ histories and cultures.
Discover Dallas provides fun, informative bus tours led by local guides who highlight the city's main attractions. City explorers have the option of starting their experience at 2:30 p.m. with a helping of hot apple cider at Patrizio Restaurant in historical Highland Park Village. During the excursion, which runs from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., guests can busy their eyes with the spectacular Christmas lights and seasonal décor of Highland Park, Uptown, the West End, and downtown, where a 30-minute stop lets riders disembark to explore the Arts District. As the trip progresses, the onboard holiday tunes sing good tidings to your ears as cookies enchant your stomach with visions of even more cookies.
Part local guru and part segway soothsayer, SegCity guides ensure safe, fun rides on the newest 2011 segways. During a 90-minute tour, these masters of gyroscopic go-how will conduct a training and safety brief before leading two-wheeled wanderers through the streets of Austin, dropping facts along the way. Eventually, riders will find themselves in open spaces where they can get a feel for their mechanical steeds, riding as they please for the remainder of the session. Only one Groupon can be purchased per person, but eight Groupon holders can join forces for a fully customizable 90-minute tour. On-the-go octets can select destinations to create the tour of their dreams, passing by the state capitol and historical buildings such as The Driskoll and the moon towers built by Matthew McConaughey in 1976.
Originally a TWA aircraft, the Southern Cross Douglas C-47 was adopted by the Army Air Corps to shuttle troops to the front. The twin-propeller plane survived World War II and in the ensuing years underwent a series of makeovers. Its career includes years spent as a reliable set of wings for Delta Air Lines, a troupe of skydiving enthusiasts, and at least one head of state. The C-47 is now meticulously restored to its original WWII-era condition and in the dutiful care of Greatest Generation Aircraft, a nonprofit organization that introduces 21st-century crowds to the C-47 during rides and aerial shows.
Experience the paranormal with RJA GHOST TOURS. Explore the past & unknown. Embark on an authentic journey to some of the most haunted sites in Corpus Christi, Texas. Re-live the past as you listen to ghost stories, history, legend, as well as folklore attached to each site. Talk to locals about their own ghostly encounters