Island sightseeing and history tour
You get 1. 5 hrs of Houston's basic landmarks/attractions on this guided tour with a Tourism Ambassador certified by city of Galveston. Hear the history of Galveston once run by pirates, home to Fort Crockett, the devastation suffered from storm of 1900 that destroyed it and the ghost stories started afterward, see exterior of many early Victorian homes, Bishops Palace, Moody Mansion, Texas Railroad Museum, USS Stewart Destroyer Escort & USS Cavalla Submarine and Ocean Star Drilling Museum with a choice of entry to 1 of the 5 for self guided interior tour. [included in rate] View Dolphin activity on a Ferry trip across the channel before a cruise down the Seawall and a stroll on the Strand at your own pace to visit old fashioned candy & ice cream shops, gift shopping, dine or have a drink while observing lifestyle of the once largest city in Texas. Find out why Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and many others spent so much time here. Bottled water & snacks while touring and free souvenir. Contact me for groups of 5+
*Pickup at central area hotel, home , business for 1. 5 hour Houston landmarks/attractions.
*1 hour transport to Island of Galveston, Texas. 50 miles/80 Kilometers
* 1 hour sightseeing /history during transport to Ferry Boat for approximately 45 min on boat to observe possible Dolphin activity on the bay.
*Mobile views of Bishops palace, Moody mansion, Railroad museum, Grand 1894 Oprea House, Seawolf Park ships and Ocean Star museum with admission to choice of 1 for self guided interior tour.
*Have lunch at chosen location. [guide can assist in choices]
*Take stroll around The Strand or Seawall for gift shopping.
*On this tour you'll also see The Pleasure Pier, Fort Crockett, historical cemeteries, statues, the longest sidewalk in the world and more.
*Return to Houston
* Maps and brochures will be provided to assist in choices of activities as well.
Galveston Texas is is an historical Island with a population of 47, 000 people and is located south of Houston.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Pickup will be at customers Central Houston hotel, residence or business. Locations outside central Houston may require additional fees.
End location: Tour will end at customers original pickup location or desired location in general Houston area.
Duration: 8 hours
Time could slightly exceed depending on traffic from Houston to Galveston.
Transportation will be provided by late model, climate controlled luxury sedan, van or bus depending size of your party.
*Admissions to 1 of selected attractions
Estimated Local Cash Needed
35 usd - food, drink, souvenirs,
*Some areas outside central Houston may require additional fee at start of tour. Contact me to verify if your hotel, home or business qualifies for free pickup.
*Food, drinks while dining
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Great day with a knowledgeable and considerate guide.