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Our most recommended Houston Sightseeing Walking Tours

Houston: Downtown Underground Tunnel Tour

1. Houston: Downtown Underground Tunnel Tour

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: City Sightseeing Tour by Electric Cart

2. 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.

Houston: Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern Guided History Tour

3. Houston: Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern Guided History Tour

Discover the secrets of one of Houston's most iconic and historical landmarks on a guided, walking tour. Hear about the origins of the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern and admire the subterranean architecture as you experience a highly unusual space with vast columns and a 17-second echo. Check in at the Visitor Center of Buffalo Bayou Park, Houston's oasis of green in the middle of the city. Meet your guide at the entrance of the Cistern, and discover how the structure was built in 1926 as the city's original drinking water reservoir. You'll be led into the cavernous Cistern that has been repurposed as a subterranean public space. Marvel at an interior the size of 1.5 football fields and which, at one time, held 15 million gallons of drinking water. Unleash your inner child and play in the space. Trying calling out to hear the 17-second echo as the sound of your voice bounces off the walls and ceilings. Admire the architecture of monolithic concrete columns.

Astroville Food Tour of Downtown Houston with Tunnel Access

4. 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.**

Houston Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

5. Houston Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about his/her city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighbourhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around, and the hidden gems you might have missed. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable in navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. Once we receive your booking, the supplier get in touch with you to confirm all the details for the tour: meeting place and time, language and your contact information, and also ask you some questions to get to know you better. They will hand-pick the right local for you based on your interests. Each tour is completely customized so you can choose the meeting location, start time and length that you prefer (minimum: 2 hours).  During the walking tour you will have the option of taking public transportation or taxi to get around the city (at your expense). The local guides (Lokafyers) are locals who are passionate about their city and love to meet travellers and share what they love about their city.  They are not professional tour guides and do these tours occasionally, which provides an authentic and personal experience that is like having a friend show you around their home city.  Through conversations with your Lokafyer, you’ll learn what it’s like to live in Houston, learn about cultural differences, local events and politics and also get to know each other on a personal level. With this experience, you won’t be just passing through the city, you’ll be part of it.

Houston: Haunted City Exploration Game

6. Houston: Haunted City Exploration Game

Discover Houston and its darker secrets while playing an engaging game of exploration on your phone. Visit the city's highlights at your own pace. The city game starts at Wells Fargo Plaza. It will take you between 1.5 to 2 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at Discovery Green. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? After your booking, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone.

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What people are saying about Houston

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 25 reviews

Informative, interesting, picturesque. I would highly recommend this tour to in and out of towners. Much to learn, much to see and some exercise as a bonus. Vanessa was our tour guide. She could not be more personable, enthusiastic or knowledgeable.

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!

It was very interesting and my husband and I learned a lot!! It was also totally wheelchair assessible! Austin was a great guide!

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

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