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Private Full-Day Galveston Island and Houston Sightseeing Tour

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Tour in a safe air-conditioned vehicle on your private tour. Your tour includes admission to a selected museum, a one-hour city tour of Houston landmarks and attractions, where you'll hear about the lifestyles of the rich and famous on a visit to elaborate River Oaks, and transport to Galveston for more history and sightseeing. Galveston Island is 50 miles/80 KM from Houston and a 1-hour drive. Hear stories of the island ranging from pirates to the Great Storm of 1900. Discover why Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Dean Martin, and other celebrities were regulars on the island. See landmarks, statues, and monuments such as Ft. Crockett, Moody Mansion and more. Museum choice includes Texas Railroad Museum, Moody Mansion, Bishop's Palace, Ocean Star Museum, USS Stewart/USS Cavalla or Grand Opera House 1894. You can also opt to take a ferry ride across the bay to dolphin watch. You'll have time to shop for gifts and dine before returning to your Houston hotel.

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Pass By: The Strand, 2100 Strand St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1633

Historical Strand is the original central business district now home to shops, pubs, boutiques, restaurants. Take a quick stroll down the block to gift shop if desired

Stop At: Moody Mansion, 2618 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4427

Former home of W. Moody. Find out who he was and what he did on the tour. Enter as a museum choice for self guided tour

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: 1892 Bishop's Palace, 1402 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4938

Hear the history of this 1900s storm survivor. Enter as museum choice for extraordinary scenery

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Galveston Naval Museum, 100 Seawolf Parkway Blvd Seawolf Park, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550

Viewing only

Pass By: Minute Maid Park, 501 Crawford St, Houston, TX 77002-2113

Major league baseball

Pass By: Downtown Historic District Market Square, 301 Milam St, Houston, TX 77002-1618

Historical district

Stop At: Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Post Office St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-2022

Enter as museum choice if desired, or drive by.

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: City Hall, 901 Bagby St Downtown, Houston, TX 77002-2526

Viewing only.

Stop At: Galveston Railroad Museum, 2602 Santa Fe Pl, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1479

Learn the history of the railroad. View antique trains inside and out. Spend time here as a museum choice

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Toyota Center, 1510 Polk St, Houston, TX 77002-7130

Viewing only.

Stop At: Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, Harborside Drive & 20th St 20th Street at Harborside Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550

Learn the history and current procedure of oil drilling. Enter as a museum choice if desired. Self-guided.

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010-4011

Hear its origin and purpose.

Pass By: Toyota Center, 1510 Polk St, Houston, TX 77002-7130

Home of NBA Basketball and Houston Rockets.

Stop At: Galveston Island State Park, 14901 Fm 3005, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554

USS Cavala submarine and USS Stewart Destroyer Escort. View only or enter as museum choice.

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, 2501 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-7955

An amusement park over the ocean in Galveston. Choose to spend whole day here if desired with paid admission as option for museum entry and enjoy restaurants, rides and fun on the water with gift shops next door or just drive by for viewing

Pass By: 1859 Ashton Villa, 2328 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4642

One of the oldest homes on the Island as well as most haunted. Hear it's story on the tour.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers who cannot go 2 hours without use of restroom
  • Travelers with wheelchairs must be able to get in and out of chair without assistance from guide as well as get into vehicle
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Professional guide/certified Tourism Ambassador for Galveston, Texas
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (INSIDE CENTRAL HOUSTON ONLY)
  • Bottled water/ salted snacks
  • 1 free souvenir for every 2 people in your group
  • Entry to 1 selected museum
  • Entry/Admission - Moody Mansion
  • Entry/Admission - 1892 Bishop's Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Grand 1894 Opera House
  • Entry/Admission - Galveston Railroad Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Galveston Island State Park

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pickup all travelers from all central Houston homes, hotels, Air BnB or business. Pickup from other areas outside central Houston such as IAH are available for additional fee which is payable at time of the pickup. Email us at for fee from outside locations.

Departure Time
9:30 AM

8 hours

Voucher Info
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