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Historic Port, Pirates and Architecture Bus Tour

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Galveston, United States
Historic Port, Pirates and Architecture Bus Tour

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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Discover Galveston’s rich history on this scenic bus tour. Climb aboard your vehicle with a small group and explore the island, passing by key landmarks like Ashton Villa, the Port of Galveston, Tremont House, and the Strand. Learn about the island’s history from your guide, enhanced with audio and visuals, and enjoy a relaxing ride around town.
  • Learn about Galveston’s rich history on a bus tour
  • Cover more ground than you would on a walking tour
  • Travel around in air-conditioned comfort
  • A small group means more attention from your guide
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Free Souvenir Photo
Free parking on non-Seawall side of the street between 12th and 19th Streets.
Galveston Experience Company , 1522 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550, USA

Side-street parking, paid parking on Seawall from 10am-6pm

10:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • No smoking or Pets allowed on Tour Bus.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Galveston Experience Company
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.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Historic Port, Pirates and Architecture Bus Tour?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Historic Port, Pirates and Architecture Bus Tour.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Historic Port, Pirates and Architecture Bus 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 Historic Port, Pirates and Architecture Bus Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Historic Port, Pirates and Architecture Bus Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Historic Port, Pirates and Architecture Bus Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Historic Port, Pirates and Architecture Bus Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Historic Port, Pirates and Architecture Bus Tour.

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star-5
Informative and fun
Christopher_W
, Sep 2021
Great and informative. Would definitely book again! JR was knowledgeable and pointed out some cool extra things we came across.
star-5
Fun way to see the city
Monica_P
, Aug 2021
Went on the historic tour by the Galveston Experience Company. While there was a video, we received a custom experience. Our tour guide, Willy Dee, was very informative about all the major landmarks in the city. Our tour was all about the turtles and finding more of the beautiful painted ones. I would definitely go on this tour again, just to be able to relax and see the sites.
star-4
Good tour
Monte_W
, Jul 2021
Driver did a great job showing us around. Lots of info I would have never known myself. Good history lesson about Galveston.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Very informational
Jessica_P
, Jul 2021
Very knowledgeable about the area and its history. And on the plus side...you can have a "drink" along the way.
star-5
See above
Janet_Baker
, May 2021
The driver was very informed, courteous and professional. We enjoyed our tour immensely. Thank you so much.
star-5
Great! Worth the money for all the history
Karen_B
, Apr 2021
Dave was wonderful! Vey knowledgeable and courteous Bus driver. Bus was comfortable video very informative loved all the stops and history
star-3
Would not recommend
Don
, Apr 2021
While there was some interesting history provided during the bus ride, it was much less informative than we expected. We would value this tour at $10-$15 per person. Definitely not worth $27 each.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback. We price our tours as affordably as possible. Of the thousands of people who have taken this tour, yours is the first time price has been an issue. Operational costs for a full size multi-media tour bus including a, guide, insurance, City of Galveston fees, fuel, etc. make it impossible to operate in the price range you suggested. Due to overwhelmingly positive reviews, TripAdvisor has upgraded the rating of this tour to "Excellent" - we're sorry that wasn't your feeling as well. If you'd like to discuss your experience with me further, please feel free to contact me at the email or phone number in your reservation. For low cost and free things to do you can also check out the Galveston Digital Island Guide.
star-5
Galveston in an hour.
Douglas_A
, Jan 2021
David, our driver/guide, was very knowledgeable and engaging throughout the tour. Learned a lot of history on this short tour.
star-5
Enjoyable experience
Karen_G
, Oct 2020
Our guide was knowledgeable and entertaining! We enjoyed getting to know more about the history of Galveston and used the overview to decide what we wanted to do on future trips!
star-5
Day tour
Texaschick
, Oct 2020
The bus was clean and well air conditioned . The speaker system was clear and crisp sound. The tour was very educational and interesting. I recomend tours that David provides because he is incredibly knowledgeable of the Galveston history.

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