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Houston, United States
Private 4hr Sightseeing Tour
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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
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Explore Houston on a private, half-day sightseeing tour that provides a comprehensive introduction to this huge Texas city. Learn about Houston's history as you see Minute Maid Park, Market Square, Midtown, City Hall, Houston Astrodome, the George Bush Monument, Toyota Center, NRG Stadium, the Texas Medical Center, and more. Includes a narrated train ride through Hermann Park that provides a close look at the landscape and cultural institutions like the Houston Zoo and Houston Museum of Natural Science.  If you prefer, skip the train ride for a stop at a pastry shop the glamorous Uptown neighborhood.
  • Enjoy light refreshments aboard a climate-controlled private vehicle
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and includes hotel pickup
  • Driver-guide provides informative commentary on city sights
  • Take a train ride or opt for coffee at an uptown pastry shop
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Light refreshments
Climate controlled vehicles designed for smaller groups
Professional guide/driver
Air-conditioned vehicle
Train ride (when touring during train operation hours) OR substitute for coffee at the French pastry shop in uptown Galleria's Post Oak Hotel
Gratuities (recommended as this is customary in USA)
Pickup & Drop off outside central Houston
Safety seats are required by law. Parent must provide safety seat can be ordered from us at $20.

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9:50 AM

Please arrive 10 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

*TRAVELER MUST PROVIDE full address of Hotel, Home, Air BnB or business DURING BOOKING PROCESS. THIS INFORMATION IS REQUIRED for tour operator to confirm your booking and pickup. * FREE PICKUP FROM FOLLOWING POSTAL-ZIP CODES. Check your hotels address to match. 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007, 77008, 77009, 77010, 77011, 77019, , 77021, 77023, 77025, , 77027, , 77030, , 77054, 77098
Start your tour with pickup from centrally located Houston hotels by your own private guide and air-conditioned vehicle.

Relax as your driver heads to Discovery Green Park, which is located near the Toyota Center (home of the Houston Rockets), George R. Brown Convention Center, BBVA Compass Stadium, Minute Maid Park, and Harris County Justice Center.

Pass Market Square and the Theater District, then continue into Eleanor Tinsley Park, which is situated within Buffalo Bayou Park. Hear about the history of Houston, which was founded by two brothers in 1836 on the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing).

Stop to stroll through Sam Houston Park, then visit the oldest standing structure in Harris County (when open). See some of the city's oldest homes and neighborhoods. Cruise past NRG Stadium, the Astrodome, and the Museum District, before entering Hermann Park.

Take in the historic 445-acre (180-hectare) Hermann Park from during a narrated train ride. On your own, you can take in landmarks like the McGovern Centennial Garden, the Japanese Garden, and Miller Outdoor Theater.  Substitute the train portion of your tour for complimentary coffee at a French pastry shop inside one of the most prestigious 5-diamond hotels in the world, featuring a Rolls Royce dealership located in the lobby.

Your tour ends when your guide returns you to your hotel.
Pass By:  
Hermann Park
445 acres of oak trees, Chinese garden, Japanese garden, Centennial garden, Miller outdoor theatre, Houston zoo, lakes, ponds, statues, geese, squirrels, rabbits, ducks and more. Stop here for 30 minutes to take 20 minute train ride through park or substitute train for 30 minute stop at Uptown hotel. You will still get a drive through of park.
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Minute Maid Park
Home of major league baseball, Houston Astros
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Toyota Center
Home of NBA basketball, Houston Rockets
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Discovery Green
a popular downtown urban park partially funded by Houston's recycle program and home to many events and daily activities.
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Downtown Historic District Market Square
See market square park and other interesting historical buildings in the area.
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George R. Brown Convention Center
Hear the history of this very unique building
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Art Car Museum
Visit this unusual museum and hear it's purpose and goal. View some very interesting cars on this brief 20-30 min stop. This stop not guaranteed on tours booked less than 48hrs before tour date as reservations are sometimes required. CLOSED MONDAYS, TUESDAYS AND EXCLUDED FROM TOUR
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Downtown Aquarium
Small amusement park with aquarium inside containing over 200 species of fish. THIS IS AN OPTION FOR DROP OFF AFTER TOUR ENDS
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Bayou Place
Nightlife activity complex and home to AMC movie theatre, Italian, Japanese and American dining and entertainment.
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Alley Theatre
hear the history of one of many performing arts locations here
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Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
Home of many musical entertainment venues
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Sam Houston Park
Operated by Houston heritage society. See homes of some of Houston's founding fathers. THIS IS ALSO AN OPTION FOR DROP OFF AFTER TOUR.
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Buffalo Bayou Park
One of many bayous, water ways that go through the city. Hear it's interesting history
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Annunciation Catholic Church
A historical 1800s era church owned by Galveston Diocese
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Houston Museum District
over 19 museums in a walkable zone bordering Hermann park, Texas medical Center. THIS CAN BE A DROP OFF OPTION AT END OF YOUR TOUR.
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NRG Stadium
Home of NFL football, Houston Livestock show and more
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Houston Zoo
Over 6000 animals to view inside
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Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park
This amazing waterfall moves over 11,000 gallons per minute
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Waugh Drive Bat Colony
Home of 250,000 bats. hear their purpose and origin
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JPMorgan Chase Tower
see the tallest building in Texas
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The Houston Museum of Natural Science
One of Houston's largest museums with over 15 separate exhibits on display. THIS IS AN OPTION FOR DROP OFF AFTER TOUR
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Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden
Enjoy a optional 15 min stroll through this small park of sculptures by famous artist.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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McGovern Centennial Gardens
Choose an optional walk up the spiral walkway to top of the hill for amazing area views of gardens, landscapes and skyscapes.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Glenwood Cemetery
A cruise through this historical 1800's cemetery offers views that people are just dying to see.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of (4) adults is required for booking this tour
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 4 paying adults
  • Complimentary pickup is only available from central Houston. Other areas require additional fee at time of pickup.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Safety seats are required by law. Parent must provide safety seat. Safety seats can be ordered from us at $20.
  • An Adult or Child ticket is required for every member of your party 3yrs+
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Wheelchairs must be collapsible and user must be able to board without assistance from driver.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Allstar Transportation Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private 4hr Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Private 4hr Sightseeing Tour.
What is the policy on sanitization during Private 4hr Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private 4hr Sightseeing Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during Private 4hr Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private 4hr Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Private 4hr Sightseeing Tour.


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Tour of Houston
, Aug 2021
The driver was wonderful. We learned a lot about Houston’s history. The bats were a nice touch. All of us would take the tour again if Greg was our guide.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
What a wonderful review and how flattering for Greg! We're so happy you enjoyed your Private 4hr touring experience and all was to your satisfaction. We are delighted that we made your visit to Houston a happy and hope you'll come again soon. Thanks for visiting Houston!
Great Tour
, Mar 2021
The Driver was excellent. The tour was beautiful and interesting. The weather was great. The atmosphere
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
Thank you for the kind words and we're glad all was to your satisfaction and meeting your expectations. The Ambassadors of Allstar get great pleasure from showing guest our beautiful city and we're delighted that you found enjoyment in this experience. We are always honored to serve you and appreciate you making Houston your vacation travel destination. Thank you for visiting Houston!
In four hours we were able to see...
Sarah H
, Feb 2018
In four hours we were able to see all the major places/buildings in Houston. Much easier to have our hands free and be able to look than to have to deal with traffic and try to follow directions!
This was a private city tour of...
Stephen W
, Aug 2017
This was a private city tour of Houston for my wife and I and my sister-in-law. Our tour guide was Greg. He was outstanding and you could tell he loved his city. We thoroughly enjoyed this experience.
Great overview of Houston with a...
, Dec 2016
Great overview of Houston with a knowledgable and experienced guide. He was happy to adjust and customize the tour to our interests. Highly recommended
1 traveler found this review helpful
The driver/guide was nice. Our...
Masako H
, Aug 2016
The driver/guide was nice. Our luggage was missing when we arrived in Houston. Since this was a private tour, the driver/guide took us to Ross and a gift shop to buy necessary clothes. Sightseeing tour part was fun, too. Again, this was a private tour, so we were able to ride a pedal boat. We could request what we wanted to do. That was the best part.

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