Guided tour

Houston: Downtown Underground Tunnel Tour

Activity provider: Astroville Tours

Houston: Downtown Underground Tunnel Tour

Activity provider: Astroville Tours

From US$ 35 per person

Explore the largest downtown tunnel system in USA including some of Texas' most notable Fortune 500 headquarters.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the most extensive underground tunnel system in the USA
  • Enjoy views of the tallest buildings in state and original Texas Skyscraper
  • See the oldest bank in the Downtown area
  • Admire Texas' former state capitol building and most famous hotel
  • Learn about the Houston theater district and top businesses in tunnel system
Full description

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 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.

Includes
  • Full Entrance into the Houston tunnel system
  • English-speaking guide
  • Hand sanitizer/Face masks (by request)
  • List of Houston recommendations/restaurants
  • Photos
  • Beverages/Food
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide inside the Starbucks at 914 Dallas Street. There is meter parking along Louisiana St. and Milam St. and a private parking garage located on 1110 Travis St.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • No re-scheduling requests are permissible within 24 hours of the scheduled tour date
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 42 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Service
    5/5

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Star rating:

Vanessa, excellent guide, friendly and with vast knowledge of Houston. Even though we were only 2 people, she gave us the tour, which we really appreciate given that there are not many options for tourism in Houston. In the end, he suggested some restaurants and guided us to use the METRORail to reach the museum sector.

January 18, 2020

It was a great experience. We weren’t expecting how alive the tunnels are but we loved it. Our guide Vanesa was extremely nice and fun to be around. She knew the history of the places and the people that works there. You could tell she has been doing this for a while. I fully recommend this activity

January 5, 2020

A friend recommended this tour to me and I have to say that it is the MUST DO thing in Houston. The mall and NASA are nice but the underground tunnel is the hidden gem of Houston. Thank you to Luis for such an amazing tour. I learned so much about Houston’s history. There were 6 people on tour and our guide answered all our questions. Great way to spend a day in downtown Houston!

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November 19, 2019

Product ID: 292355