City Tour of Houston and Shopping At The Galleria Starting in Houston

Tour Number

Activity Level

261242


Categories

Shopping, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. If a party wants to get out and take their children to go to the Houston Zoo, walk in a garden, run up hills, and see fountains to get wet, children will have lots of fun.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Spanish (basic)

Most Popular Tour With Women


This tour spends about half of the time seeing Houston and half of the time shopping with several lunch options at food courts and restaurants in The Galleria. We can adjust the amount of time according to what you would like. If you only want to shop, we can satisfy you. The Galleria, with 375 stores, is the fourth largest shopping mall in the US and fifth largest mall in North America. Of the five largest shopping malls, it is the only one in a warm weather climate. It is over 1/3 of a mile long. It has a full-size ice skating rink in the original section. It opened in 1970 and has been repeatedly expanded. It is first of all similar Galleria malls in the United States.

Itinerary

This tour combines site-seeing in Houston with shopping. It has several lunch options at food courts and restaurants in The Galleria. The Galleria is the fourth largest shopping mall in the US with 375 stores. The stores include:
1. Macy's.
2. Fendi's.
3. Gucci.
4. Tiffany.
5. Saks 5th Avenue.
6. Nordstrom's.
7. Talbot's.
8. Nieman-Marcus, and more.
It has a full-size ice skating rink. In Houston, see:
1. NRG Stadium - home of the Houston Texans football team.
2. The Astrodome - the first domed stadium in the world.
3. The Texas Medical Center (TMC) - largest medical facility in the world.
4. Hermann Park - The most popular park in Houston has gardens, a museum, zoo, outdoor theater, children's train, walking paths, 18-hole golf course, fountains, statues, and more.
5. Museum District - drive by about 10 museums.
6. Rice University - most prestigious university in the Lower South.
7. Rice Village.
8. Lakewood Church - the biggest church in the US.
9. The Waterwall - most photographed area.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Downtown, the Galleria area, Hobby Airport (HOU), or Bush Intercontinental Airport of Houston (IAH).

End location: Downtown, the Galleria area, Hobby Airport (HOU), or Bush Intercontinental Airport of Houston (IAH).

Duration: 6 hours

Transportation

Van or bus, depending on the number of people.

What’s Included

This tour includes transportation, guiding services throughout Houston, transport and orientation at The Galleria, and transport to either Bush (IAH) Airport, Hobby (HOU) Airport, the Amtrak station, Greyhound station or a hotel in downtown or the Galleria area.

Your only expenses are for lunches, snacks, and personal expenses. You can choose in which fast food court restaurant or upscale restaurant you will want to eat.

The distance from downtown Houston to The Galleria is about 7 miles/11 kilometers and will take about 15 minutes. The distance from The Galleria to Bush IAH is about 27 miles/44 kilometers and will take about 40 minutes. The distance from The Galleria to Hobby (HOU) is about 18 miles/29 kilometers and will take about 25 minutes. Thus, you will have about 5.0 to 5.3 hours to tour and shop.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 US - Lunch money.

What’s Extra

Meals and personal expenses. Allow about $20.00 for lunch depending on what you order and or $10.00 for snacks.

Restrictions

I can take up to nine people with their luggage in our full-size van. I pick-up and drop-off people at cruise terminals. I take tourists to museums, and let them tour exhibits at their own pace, telling them what time we need to meet again at the van.

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