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Houston: City Tour and NASA Space Center Admission Ticket

1. Houston: City Tour and NASA Space Center Admission Ticket

Explore the wonders of space travel on an unforgettable tour that includes a mini-city tour around Houston and roundtrip transportation to the NASA/Johnson Space Center.  Enjoy interactive exhibits and activities, touch a moon rock, take a tram ride to the NASA control center and see the shuttle replica at the Independence Plaza. Begin your day of space exploration on land as you are taken a short city sightseeing tour around Houston where you can see some of its most important landmarks.  Afterward, drive 25 miles from the center of Houston to the Space Center Houston and experience America’s adventures in space first-hand. Space Center Houston is the visitor center for NASA's Johnson Space Center. It is a separate facility that features activities and exhibits designed jointly by NASA and Disney Imagineering. Get a chance to ride the half-hour tram tour that goes to the gigantic International Space Station Assembly Building and to the NASA control center. Both kids and adults will enjoy the interactive displays. Don’t miss the Starship Gallery Artifact Museum, where you can touch a moon rock or try out the simulator that lets you land the lunar orbiter.

Houston Hop on-City Tour: 2-Day Pass

2. Houston Hop on-City Tour: 2-Day Pass

Experience the major sights of Houston on a fun and comprehensive bus city tour. On this relaxing and informative excursion you’ll see Buffalo Bayou, the historical downtown area, the theater district, historic Texas Avenue, the sports stadiums, the museum district, and much more. Your guided tour begins at the Visitors Center located at 1302 Dallas street. From here, you’ll board the comfortable bus that’s parked right outside. Explore Buffalo Bayou, Houston’s birthplace. See the downtown historical district and the city’s tunnel system, admire the breathtaking skyscrapers, and marvel at the spectacular views from atop the unique double-decker bus. You’ll travel down Texas Avenue and see the Rice Hotel where President Kennedy delivered his last public speech in Houston before his assassination in 1963. You can also listen to his speech on the tour bus. Continue on to Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros baseball team. Admire the majestic Harris County Court House and the George R. Brown Convention Center. See the home of the Houston Rockets basketball team, more amazing sites and landmarks.

Houston: City Sightseeing Tour by Electric Cart

3. Houston: City Sightseeing Tour by Electric Cart

On this tour, let your local guide zip you through the city's top historical landmarks, visiting pristine parks and vibrant murals along the way. Learn more about Houston's vast collection of culinary choices that makes it one of the culinary centers of the world. Visit sports venues, museums, and the third largest theatre district in the country.  One of the highlights of this city sightseeing tour is viewing the so-called 8th Wonder of the World: The Astrodome. Built in 1965, the Astrodome was the world's first indoor air-conditioned stadium. Though the stadium is closed, visitors from all over the world still come to marvel at the iconic structure. After you hit all the top sights, pick up some recommendations from your local guide for nightlife and restaurants in Houston so you can make the most of your time in the vibrant city. Make sure to bring your camera — you’ll have many opportunities to stop for priceless photo-ops. The fleet of carts can accommodate groups ranging from 1-50 people per tour, though groups of 2 may be paired with up to 3 other people.

Hop-on Houston City Tour

4. Hop-on Houston City Tour

Explore Houston in a open air, double decker bus around Downtown and the Historic District. This tour offers the best of the city’s symbolic sites and attractions in one easy sitting. Along the way, a live guide will provide a lively commentary about attractions such as the giant Chase Tower, tell you stories about the colorful Theater District and many more unforgettable landmarks. • Hilton Americas Hotels at the Convention Center • Market Square - Historic District • City Hall and Visitors Center • Downtown Aquarium - Theater District • Sam Houston Park and Heritage Society historic homes • Discover the oldest commercial building still in use since 1840's • Houston's tunnel system • Graffiti park at Old China town.

Air-Conditioned Underground Tunnel Tour of Downtown Houston

5. Air-Conditioned Underground Tunnel Tour of Downtown Houston

Discover why Houston, the most populated city in Texas and the 4th most-populated city in the United States 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. Start the tour at the famous Hyatt Regency Hotel in Downtown Houston and set off on a unique tour to some of the city's most well-renowned skyscrapers. Enjoy great photo opportunities alongside Texas' two tallest buildings, the oldest bank in Houston, and the newest portion of the downtown tunnel system. During the tour, learn all about the history of the 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.

Houston Tour and Aquarium Ticket

6. Houston Tour and Aquarium Ticket

Board a unique open-air bus to discover the best of this amazing city, with breathtaking views of the modern energy capital of the world. Houston is the largest city in the south and it offers its visitors a great variety of attractions, magnificent architecture, historic places, and landmarks. See many of these on this remarkable tour. Tours start every morning from the Texan Cowboy-themed Visitors Center. In addition, receive your tickets to the Downtown Aquarium so that you can discover an amazing collection of marine life, exhibits, rides, and attractions.

Astroville Food Tour of Downtown Houston with Tunnel Access

7. Astroville Food Tour of Downtown Houston with Tunnel Access

Foodies wanted! Come enjoy diverse plates in the heart of Downtown Houston at some of Houston's most famous restaurants. This tour will begin at the Historic Market Square Park (outside Niko Niko's) where you will learn about Houston's rich history, beautiful architecture, and diversity of cultures. Guests will enjoy first-hand views of the tallest building in Texas and the largest Downtown Tunnel System in the USA. The tour consists of three (3) restaurants where you will try 6-7 delicious food samplings including authentic Mexico City cuisine, traditional Asian novelties, Italian-American, and gourmet dessert. These meals are pre-ordered and will be coming out nice & fresh for your whole group. We hope to be eating with you soon! ****If you have any food allergies or any concerns please contact us before scheduling the tour. Dietary restrictions may have a fee. Beverages and any additional food besides the samplings are optional and not included as part of the tour. There is a minimum number of guests required for this tour.**

Tanger Outlets: 6-Hour City Tour & Shopping Tour

8. Tanger Outlets: 6-Hour City Tour & Shopping Tour

If you’re visiting Houston and want to shop where you can find some great bargains but don’t know where to go, head to the Tanger Outlets on this full-day city and shopping tour. This tour includes round-trip transportation between select Houston hotels and the top-brand Tanger Outlets that feature the best deals! At Tanger Outlets you’ll find great deals on clothing, jewelry, shoes, and more. The savings are impressive at Armani Exchange, Burberry, Coach, Cole Haan, Elie Tahari, J. Crew, Kate Spade New York, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste, Michael Kors, Nautica, Nike, TAG Heuer, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Tory Burch, True Religion, and many others. You’ll have around 6 hours to explore the city and visit the Tanger Outlet shops and choose some great deals.

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What people are saying about Houston

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 66 reviews

We were first very pleased that the tour was in a golf cart, open air and clear vision. Our guide was exceptional: very knowledgeable with a good sense of humor. We learned some wonderful insights about Houston. Totally enjoyed it!

Sarah was very friendly and super knowledgeable about the city. We had a great time!

It was a wonderful experience , staff was very helpful and polite , enjoyed a lot .

Took my work team and everyone really enjoyed it. Great activity for everyone!

Well planned and well guided tour, helpfull for new traveller