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Houston Hop on-City Tour: 2-Day Pass

1. 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.

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Hop-on Houston City Tour

2. Hop-on Houston City Tour

Explore Houston according to your own interests with a 24-hour or 48-hour pass to the original London-style hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. With 6 strategically placed stops on the comprehensive route, it 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 tell you where to get off if you want to relax in Discovery Green Park. • Hilton Americas Hotels at the Convention Center • Market Square - Historic District • City Hall and Visitors Center • Downtown Aquarium - Theater District • Sam Houston Monument at Hermann Park • Fine Arts Museum - Museum District

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Culinary Food Tour of Downtown Houston with Tunnel Access

3. Culinary Food Tour of Downtown Houston with Tunnel Access

Discover America's most diverse city through its booming food scene and experience flavorful food and unique culinary combinations on this tour designed especially for foodies. Visit some of Downtown's most cherished restaurants and enjoy a first-hand look at the largest tunnel system in the United States. Head to 3 or 4 different restaurants (dependent on the group size) and sample authentic Mexico City cuisine, Filipino novelties, Houston's original "The Works" pizza, and gourmet Italian-American dessert. As well as getting to see some of Downtown's best sights, you will get to learn a lot about Houston's diverse culture, industries, and history on this tour.

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Houston Tour and Aquarium Ticket

4. Houston Tour and Aquarium Ticket

Hop on board these unique open top buses to discover the best of this amazing city, with breathtaking views of the modern energy capitol 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 hop-on hop-off tour. Tours start every morning at 10:00am from the Texan Cowboy themed Visitors Center. In addition, at the Downtown Aquarium, you can discover an amazing collection of marine life, exhibits, rides, and attractions.

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Xplori 4G SIM Card for US

5. Xplori 4G SIM Card for US

Stay connected while traveling around the US with a 4G sim card from the leading mobile operator in the US, AT&T. Use your sim immediately — no need to register. Make calls to over 100 destinations worldwide for just $0.20/ minute.  Activation procedure: Please ensure that data and data roaming are turned on for your mobile device (for iOS: Settings > Mobile Data and Mobile Data Options; for Android: Settings > Mobile Networks). Wait for a few minutes for your mobile device and sim card to sync, restart your mobile device if this takes too long. If the sim cannot find the network by itself, please select ‘AT&T’ manually.

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Houston Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

6. 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.

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What people are saying about Houston

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 65 reviews

I gave a 5 star because they are a small family owned business. I'm from Chicago and to be honest it was kind of boring. So use to fast pace hustle and bustle of my city it was kinda quiet and underwhelming BUT im glad we went.

Very organized, everyone in the registration process was very aware of the visitors and making an effort to attend and inform about the dynamics; Punctual clean with Biosafety measures. I recommend the tour Greetings

Very nice evening with adorable guides. and passionate. We had a great time while learning a lot about the city and its history. To do absolutely.

We learnt a lot about Houston with our two very enthusiastic hosts. Lovely city and very friendly. Very enjoyable tour.

Our driver was friendly and the tour was exactly what I was anticipating, informative and helpful.