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Houston: Self-Driving Audio Tour

2.8 / 5

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Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

Houston: Self-Driving Audio Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

From US$ 10 per person

Explore Houston’s rich history on this self-guided driving tour. Visit the NASA Johnson Space Center, Hermann Park, and more.

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Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a tour via an app that functions as a guide, narrator, and map
  • See all of Houston’s iconic landmarks
  • Visit where NASA trains astronauts and conducts space missions
  • Learn the truth behind urban legends that haunt the city
  • Hear about the historic battles that shaped Houston and Texas
Full description

Experience the sights and history of Houston, Texas, on this self-guided driving tour via an app for maximum flexibility, comfort, and value. Simply hop in your own car, get the tour guide app set up on your phone, and get started. All audio plays automatically based on location.

Start your tour by the bayou and learn about the deadly battles that took place along the river. Most stops along the tour have animated videos that let you visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms. Then, visit Sam Houston Park, where past and present collide in the architecture, offering a unique glimpse into the diverse life of the area. Next, head to the Historic District and get to know some of Houston’s complex past. At Christ Church Cathedral, hear a quintessential story of the southern community back in the 1800s. Continue to Emancipation Park and get familiar with the significance of Juneteenth within Houston. As you drive through the Museum District, uncover the secrets behind some of Houston’s more notorious urban legends. Then, visit the grandest green space in the city: Hermann Park. The park even features a zoo. After that, swing through the famous Rice University and hear the tale of a wild senior prank pulled back in the ’80s, engineered by a student still known as “the mastermind.” Continue on to MacGregor Park and learn how the intense Hurricane Harvey impacted Houston. Then, hear about the importance of oil and gas to this city. Finally, get some stellar space facts and visit the world-famous NASA Johnson Space Center.

Includes
  • Self-guided tour taken via Action Tour Guide app
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Offline functionality
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Route from stop to stop
  • List of stops along the route
  • Entry to paid attractions
  • Vehicle rentals
  • Food or drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

This is a self-guided experience and not an entrance ticket. It begins at Lamar St @ La Branch St, Houston, TX 77010, USA. Be sure to check your email before you begin to download the Action Tour Guide app, enter your unique password, and access your tour. These steps require good data/wifi. From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route. Have questions? Visit Action Tour Guide’s Help page: https://actiontourguide.com/faq/

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Important information

What to bring

  • Charged Smartphone
  • Your own vehicle
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • This is a self-guided tour; no guide will accompany you. The tour app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map all in one.
  • Please arrange for a vehicle before you take the tour. You only need to book one tour per vehicle, not per person.
  • After the booking, you will receive an email with a link to the app needed to take the tour and a unique password to access the tour within the app.
  • This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists.
  • Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms.
  • This tour is valid forever, from the moment of booking. You will not need to change the booking if your travel plans change.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

2.8 /5

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It is comfortable to drive through the hot city in an air-conditioned car and to visit places that one would probably not see otherwise. The comments are interesting and appropriate. It would be nice if the explanations about the previous sight didn't just stop if you got to the next one earlier than calculated by the algorithm. And the instructions for turning are sometimes so brief that you literally can't get the curve and have to turn a loop.

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June 11, 2022

The audio was short. Many times you drove in silence. It would have been good time for an option or expanded information. Route had very few places you could park or just pull over that made it difficult to listen and drive.

April 27, 2022

March 19, 2022

Product ID: 400975