Historical Houston from Below: Morning Underground Tunnel Tour (Small Group)
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Pass By: JPMorgan Chase Tower, 600 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002-3009
You’ll meet your local guide and begin your Houston tour with a walk down Main Street towards the Chase Bank Building, which features eight frescoes depicting Texas history. With your local guide to explain these pieces, you’ll gain a greater understanding of the history of the city and state alike.
Pass By: Tunnels, Houston, TX 77006
You’ll meet your local guide and begin your Houston tour with a walk down Main Street towards the Chase Bank Building, which features eight frescoes depicting Texas history. With your local guide to explain these pieces, you’ll gain a greater understanding of the history of the city and state alike. From here, we’ll enter the Downtown Houston Tunnel System and walk over to Chase Tower, the tallest building in Texas. Your guide will lead you outside for a photo op in front of Joan Miro’s 1982 Personage and Birds.
Stop At: Houston Urban Adventures, 20540 Kings Rd, Houston, TX 77002
Next on this historical Houston tour, you’ll cross the street and enter Philip Johnson’s award-winning Pennzoil Place. You’ll ride an escalator down to the tunnel where you’ll get a sweet treat at a unique boutique bakery with some of the best cookies in Houston.
Finish your Houston tour by walking through downtown’s oldest and newest tunnels, and see the only remaining portion of a 1913 hotel known as “The Cotton” before returning to Café Express with your guide.
Duration: 2 hours
- Local English-speaking guide
- Entry/Admission - Houston Urban Adventures
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Comfortable walking shoes and clothing is recommended
- Please wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing. While the weather outside from May-November can be hot and humid, the Tunnel System is air-conditioned. While the weather from December-February can be cold, the Tunnel System is heated. Please check the local weather forecast and dress appropriately in case of rain and/or high winds.
- This is a child-friendly tour. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6.
- Downtown parking: Do not park in a parking meter for this tour. The meters are good for only two hours, and violation tickets are quite expensive. Please park in an indoor garage or on an outside lot. For more information about parking downtown, see your ticket for more details.
- Wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
Not what I expected but interesting. Learned a lot of history about Houston. Guide personable and fun.
Wonderful tour! Our tour guide shared history in easy to remember terms! Never a dull moment. Job well done.
We book this tour which should start at 9:30am. We went to the appointment location 20 minutes before 9:30am. After we arrive, another couple also approach us and find that they also join this tour. We wail until 9:30am but no tour guide show up. I try to call the tour operator but no one pick up the phone so I have to leave the voice mail which no one call back. At around 9:45am, another couple has checked with the restaurant about this tour, they said that they often late !!! I am quite surprise that this tour often start late. Anyway, we decide to wait until 10:00am which no one show up so we just left Don't join this tour. They do not even show up.
We are 73 years old and have lived in Houston most of our lives, so I questioned how much this tour would be of interest to me. I was amazed at Mike, our tour guide's knowledge. Mike opened my eyes to Many interesting historical facts that are not well-known and are difficult to uncover. I now have a new appreciation for my city. I WILL use Urban Adventures again. In fact my wife is arranging for our kids and their group of 12 friends two go with Mike on his Pub Crawl and we are working on a shortened version of the underground tunnel tour for our travel group of 25 seniors. Good job, Mike!