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Houston: City Tour and NASA Space Center Admission Ticket

1. Houston: City Tour and NASA Space Center Admission Ticket

Explore the wonders of space travel on an unforgettable tour that includes a mini-city tour around Houston and roundtrip transportation to the NASA/Johnson Space Center.  Enjoy interactive exhibits and activities, touch a moon rock, take a tram ride to the NASA control center and see the shuttle replica at the Independence Plaza. Begin your day of space exploration on land as you are taken a short city sightseeing tour around Houston where you can see some of its most important landmarks.  Afterward, drive 25 miles from the center of Houston to the Space Center Houston and experience America’s adventures in space first-hand. Space Center Houston is the visitor center for NASA's Johnson Space Center. It is a separate facility that features activities and exhibits designed jointly by NASA and Disney Imagineering. Get a chance to ride the half-hour tram tour that goes to the gigantic International Space Station Assembly Building and to the NASA control center. Both kids and adults will enjoy the interactive displays. Don’t miss the Starship Gallery Artifact Museum, where you can touch a moon rock or try out the simulator that lets you land the lunar orbiter.

Houston: City Sightseeing Tour by Electric Cart

2. Houston: City Sightseeing Tour by Electric Cart

On this tour, let your local guide zip you through the city's top historical landmarks, visiting pristine parks and vibrant murals along the way. Learn more about Houston's vast collection of culinary choices that makes it one of the culinary centers of the world. Visit sports venues, museums, and the third largest theatre district in the country.  One of the highlights of this city sightseeing tour is viewing the so-called 8th Wonder of the World: The Astrodome. Built in 1965, the Astrodome was the world's first indoor air-conditioned stadium. Though the stadium is closed, visitors from all over the world still come to marvel at the iconic structure. After you hit all the top sights, pick up some recommendations from your local guide for nightlife and restaurants in Houston so you can make the most of your time in the vibrant city. Make sure to bring your camera — you’ll have many opportunities to stop for priceless photo-ops. The fleet of carts can accommodate groups ranging from 1-50 people per tour, though groups of 2 may be paired with up to 3 other people.

Houston: Mural Tour by Electric Cart

3. Houston: Mural Tour by Electric Cart

Explore different parts of the city while taking in all of the world-renowned street art that Houston has to offer. Ride to each spot in a comfortable Polaris GEM electric vehicle as you pick up priceless local insights into the vibrant culture of the city from your local guide. Learn the history of the art movement that colors the walls all across Houston, and the passionate artists who have made their mark on the city. All that is required on this tour is your camera — you won’t want to miss out on taking pictures of all of the fantastic art that you’ll be seeing. Criss-crossing through the city, you’ll find yourself in an artistic cluster in Houston, with over 20 murals in close proximity to one another. Discover the best spots with your local guide and take home some awesome memories of the city.

Houston: 2-Hour Downtown Brewery Tour by Electric Cart

4. Houston: 2-Hour Downtown Brewery Tour by Electric Cart

Take a unique ride through Downtown Houston in an electric cart. Escape the heat and cruise throughout the city streets in an air-conditioned vehicle. Along the way, learn about Houston's incredible food scene and see some beautiful sites. Your local guide will take you to 3 or 4 different breweries, where you will head in and try whatever beer you like. There are a myriad choices and each brewery has it's own signature brew, as well as many other options to choose from. Your guide will provide lots of fun facts about the city and walk you through why each brewery is unique to the city of Houston. At each brewery, you will also have time to purchase more beer and food as you please. Your group will spend about 20 minutes at each brewery, based on your group's preference. This tour is a small group tour and very flexible, so take this time to enjoy the best that Houston has to offer, and make the most of your time.

Tanger Outlets: 6-Hour City Tour & Shopping Tour

5. Tanger Outlets: 6-Hour City Tour & Shopping Tour

If you’re visiting Houston and want to shop where you can find some great bargains but don’t know where to go, head to the Tanger Outlets on this full-day city and shopping tour. This tour includes round-trip transportation between select Houston hotels and the top-brand Tanger Outlets that feature the best deals! At Tanger Outlets you’ll find great deals on clothing, jewelry, shoes, and more. The savings are impressive at Armani Exchange, Burberry, Coach, Cole Haan, Elie Tahari, J. Crew, Kate Spade New York, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste, Michael Kors, Nautica, Nike, TAG Heuer, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Tory Burch, True Religion, and many others. You’ll have around 6 hours to explore the city and visit the Tanger Outlet shops and choose some great deals.

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What people are saying about Houston

Overall rating

3.6 / 5

based on 5 reviews

We were first very pleased that the tour was in a golf cart, open air and clear vision. Our guide was exceptional: very knowledgeable with a good sense of humor. We learned some wonderful insights about Houston. Totally enjoyed it!

Great tour to get a quick look at different areas of the city. The artwork both along the tour and seen in passing was amazing. The guide was very knowledgeable about Houston history and information of the paintings and artists.

City tour was great, very informative, appreciated the two 5 minutes stops for photos and stretching. The Space Center is a bit flashy and overwhelming but once you settle in, there is some fascinating stuff.

Took my work team and everyone really enjoyed it. Great activity for everyone!

Well planned and well guided tour, helpfull for new traveller