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Galveston: Ghost-Themed Walking Tour

1. Galveston: Ghost-Themed Walking Tour

Explore the spooky side of Galveston, Texas, on a ghost-themed tour that visits the city’s most popular haunted spots with the aid of a fun and knowledgeable guide. See firsthand why Galveston is known by some as the most haunted city in America. See for yourself where Galveston’s haunted past took place. Walk to scary locations like the Moody Mansion and 1892 Bishop’s Palace and be on the lookout for the unexplainable. As you explore, learn about the city’s dark history from an experienced guide happy to answer your curiosities. Will you be the next guest to have an experience with one of Galveston's ghosts at the haunted locations on this after-dark tour?

Galveston: Haunted Cemetery Tour

2. Galveston: Haunted Cemetery Tour

Experience entering Galveston's haunted cemetery in this spooky guided night tour. Learn all about the ghosts that are said to stalk this cemetery on this 90-minute ghoul fest. Feel a chill on your spine as you keep an eye out for one of the famed spirits that people claim to have seen. Listen as you hear the strange tales about how these apparitions are said to have come to haunt this site.

Galveston: Shadows of Revelry Adults Only Walking Tour

3. Galveston: Shadows of Revelry Adults Only Walking Tour

Explore the spooky side of Galveston, Texas, on a ghost-themed adults-only tour that visits the city’s most popular haunted spots with the aid of a fun and knowledgeable guide. See firsthand why Galveston is known by some as the most haunted city in America. See for yourself where Galveston’s haunted past took place. Walk to scary locations like the Moody Mansion and 1892 Bishop’s Palace and be on the lookout for the unexplainable. As you explore, learn about the city’s dark history from a guide happy to answer your curiosities. Here are a few potential stops that you will take on this tour: Saengerfest Park, Strand Seaport, Tremont House Hotel, Mother Harvey's, Oleander Hotel, Maceo Spice and Import, Red Light Coffee/End of the Line Bordello, Havana Alley Cigar Shop and Lounge, 26th and Sante Fe. Will you be the next guest to have an experience with one of Galveston's ghosts at the haunted locations on this after-dark tour?

Galveston: Haunted Pub Crawl Walking Tour

4. Galveston: Haunted Pub Crawl Walking Tour

Experience a pub crawl through Galveston's eerie pubs and restaurants. Hear the ghost stories of these haunted locations while standing on the spot where the events happened on this guided tour. Learn about the ghosts of hurricane victims still lost in the wreckage and civil war soldiers who still stand for Texas. Relive all these sordid tales from the past as you visit bars with real ghostly activity, you might even have a paranormal experience yourself.

Galveston: Historic Ports, Pirates & Architecture Tour

5. Galveston: Historic Ports, Pirates & Architecture Tour

Explore the historic side og Galveston as you step aboard the coach for a comfortable ride around the island city. Learn all about Galveston's interesting history as you hear pirate stories and about the families that shaped the city. See the incredible mansions and main historic sights as well as the port of Galveston. Meet at the Galveston Experience Company and get your free souvenir photo to start your tour. Get on the 20-passenger, handicap accessible bus with flat screen audio/video presentation, dual A/C, leather seats with seatbelts. Drive past historic homes, the Port of Galveston, the Wharves, Pirate Jean Lafitte's Maison Rouge ruins, UTMB, the Strand, Post Office, and much more. For newcomers to the island of Galveston, this tour offers a great introduction to the Island and its rich history. Learn about Moody Mansion, the history of the Port of Galveston, check out Bishop's Palace, and tour through Galveston island.

Galveston: Ghost Tour by Bus

6. Galveston: Ghost Tour by Bus

Be sure to arrive early for your tour to get your souvenir photo with a resident ghost. Next, board a comfortable 20-passenger bus for a tour of the most haunted locations in Galveston. The bus is equipped with a flat-screen TV and digital audio system to provide an interactive multi-media experience. Learn why Galveston is one of the most haunted cities in America. The stories are told by the people who encountered the ghosts firsthand in their own voices and their own words. Learn about the spooky history of the island's many haunted mansions. You may even spot a floating orb.

Houston: GetOutPass

7. Houston: GetOutPass

The GetOutPass is the ultimate fun-pass. It works as an app on your smartphone. Once signed up, you and anyone on your membership can gain free admission to the best entertainment attractions in your area! Roller coasters, arcades, good times--we've got you covered. When you sign on to the GetOutPass, you'll get access to venues in Houston through the member portal found in the app and on any web browser. All venues create an “offer” specifically for members. This offer can include free admission, free products, special deals, or special perks, just to name a few. Attractions Included with the GetOutPass Houston: Kemah Boardwalk - Kemah Pleasure Pier - Galveston Typhoon Texas - Katy Downtown Aquarium - Houston Houston Aquarium & Animal Adventure - Humble Houston Museum of Natural Science - Houston Jumping World Pasadena - Pasadena Houston SaberCats - Houston Bricks and Minifigs - Pearland Pinspiration Kingwood - Kingwood AGR Sports Indoor Paintball - Houston Copperfield Bowl - Houston MaxBowl - Humble DBAT - West Houston Humble SportsPlex - Humble Pinspiration Houston Heights - Houston Humble Family Skate Center - Humble Mr. Pixel's Classic Arcade - Houston Exitus VR - Houston The Glazery art & fun - Missouri City Color Me Mine - Katy My Gym Children's Fitness Center - Atascocita Code Ninjas - Richmond Gulf Coast Archery - Webster Houston Karting Complex - Conroe Houston Axe Throwing- Bellaire Time to Spare Entertainment - Cut and Shoot MaxBowl - Baytown Houston Axe Throwing- Katy Painting with a Twist - Humble Paint Until You Faint - Richmond Tank's Gelly Ball - Richmond My Gym Children's Fitness Center - Spring Primary Paint Party - Prime Art Gallery - Houston Premier Martial Arts - Richmond Code Ninjas: Riverstone - Sugar Land Tanks Paintball - Richmond Fire It Up Pottery & Art Studio - Sugar Land Texas Archery - Spring Paint with a Twist - Pearland Premier Martial Arts - Rosenberg Code Ninjas - Sugarland Pedego: West Houston - Fulshear MaxBowl - Port Arthur ShowBiz Cinemas - Liberty Lakes - Kingwood Houston Badminton Center - Stafford Pedego - Houston Heights ShowBiz Cinemas - Kingwood Premier Martial Arts - Shadow Creek - Pearland Crazy Dash - Houston Operation City Quest - Houston Puzzling Adventures - Houston 3Quest Challenge - Houston Wacky Walks - Houston Zombie Scavengers - Houston Ice at the Galleria - Houston Texas Entertainment Xperience - Texas City

Houston: Guided Tour of Downtown and Galveston Island

8. Houston: Guided Tour of Downtown and Galveston Island

Enjoy an inclusive experience when coming to Houston, with airport transfer and guided tours combined. Get custom pickup from the airport and driven to your hotel to settle in. Go through Downtown Houston and explore Galveston Island, all in one day, or over the course of your stay. Arrive at the airport and experience custom pickup at the time of your arrival. Check-in at your hotel and get comfortable after your flight. Then, opt to take both tours in the same day, or schedule them over your stay. On the Houston Tour, see all districts of the city, including Minute Maid Park, the Toyota Center, BBVA Soccer Stadium, Discovery Green, Herman Park, the world's largest Medical district, Buffalo Bayou, and more. As you explore Galveston Island, walk along the Seawall, The Strand, the Wharf, Ship Channel, and see many historic homes that survived the storm of 1900. Dip your toes in the sand at Galveston's beaches and take in views of the Gulf of Mexico. At the end or your stay, feel at ease with a ride back to the airport.

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What people are saying about Galveston

Overall rating

3.4 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Excellent guide! The history was told in such a way that I could visualize the scenery so well. We went at 9 pm, and it was a fantastic time. Our guide was wonderful. She's a very intelligent person who has a passion that really shows. It made my day! Highly recommend this. If you're thinking about it, do it! You'll love hearing some things you didn't know about Galveston while seeing some haunting buildings and maybe even a spirit or two!

Our tour guide was so wonderful! She was engaging and told the facts like a storyteller. The tour was enlightening and had great paranormal activity and was a great history lesson for Galveston.

A wonderful adventure for our family. Tons of information. Everyone was very pleasant.