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Galveston Historic Tour

2328 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4642
+1 409-789-9911
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Learn the history of Galveston without having to drive yourself.

Chris, our driver, was prompt with the van for pickup and has a easy way of story-telling about the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
tudycutey
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Arkansas
Probably the best thing we did in Galveston

My mother, sister, and I all agreed that the Galveston Historic Tour was probably the best thing we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
countryeditor
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Galveston Historic Tour provides daily driving tours of historic Galveston on a 14 passenger climate controlled van. This sight seeing tour gives visitors an overview of Galveston's history, sights, and attractions. The live narrated tour also includes local shops and restaurants, so guests will know where the locals go. During this hour long tour, guests will also drive by sights including the Broadway Mansions, Historic Downtown, the Harbor, Victorian Homes, and Tree Carvings.
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2328 Broadway St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4642
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chris, our driver, was prompt with the van for pickup and has a easy way of story-telling about the various points of interest around Galveston. Better than trying to do it yourself and a good value for the hour plus tour.

Thank tudycutey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My mother, sister, and I all agreed that the Galveston Historic Tour was probably the best thing we did during our four days in Galveston. Although I have read several of the books about Galveston, I learned some new things. I had never really paid...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2017

The advertised “electric shuttle” turned out to be a van, from which you can only see outside the window next to you. If the “historic sight” is on the other side of the van, forget it. Although there is “live narration,” the driver goes so...More

1  Thank KKFW
Joltingjoe1, Owner at Galveston Historic Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Thank you for your review. Unfortunately, the city shut down the electric shuttle. Every thing is updated i.e. website, social media, etc. New rack cards have been ordered but not yet arrived. Never be afraid to ask the driver to slow down. I tell people...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We went to the tour start location at Ashton Villa Visitor Centre, and were informed that the tour wasn't running because of staffing issues. We then called the tour number, and were informed that there would only be one tour per day. We booked our...More

2  Thank Sylvia M
Joltingjoe1, Owner at Galveston Historic Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Sorry for our misunderstanding. I didn't have to give up the electric cart "years ago" but just a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, the city shut it down saying that it was not street legal and unsafe for tours. Trust me. I wasn't happy with their...More

Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We very much enjoyed this tour. Our guide was so knowledgeable and we learned a great deal about Galveston that we hadn't previously known. We wish we would have taken this tour on our first day in town. Our guide pointed out many restaurants, shops...More

Thank Misty H
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I guess the city is cracking down on private tour companies...probably because the trolleys are about to come back on line and they want to push business that directions but hey the trolleys don't run everywhere do they...anyway the tour was very good the guide...More

1  Thank HavocDog
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Lots of information on the history of Galveston as we drove around the town in a new extended passenger van. Guide was knowledgable and was interesting to listen to. Pointed out some iconic eateries, told us some nostalgic tales, as well as highlighted the beautiful...More

Thank Patti D
Reviewed 21 January 2017

The driver was knowledgeable. We got a good lay of the land. Driver answered all our questions and provided good recommendations for diner and other things to do in Galveston.

1  Thank p w
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The tour was informational. We have been on many such tours across the US. The guide was adequate. He never said one thing social or joking or made eye contact with a single passenger. On the other hand $12 is super cheap for a one...More

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed 6 December 2016

My wife and I took the Historic Tour the week of Thanksgiving. We had taken an open-air tram tour in Santa Fe a few years back, and knew they could be fun and informative, if done properly. Joseph, our tour operator, gave us a very...More

2  Thank Rick M
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JanciCovington
3 August 2017|
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Response from HavocDog | Reviewed this property |
Your first stop should be to the Visitor's Center, they are very helpful and often have deals that will save you a lot of money while visiting various attractions in Galveston. We rode in the van the entire time. Loaded up... More
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Sheena704
7 May 2017|
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Response from Joltingjoe1 | Property representative |
Normal hours of 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Reservations required.
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JanciCovington
5 April 2017|
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I can take up to 14 people at one time. The tour is an hour. It's $12 per person for adults. Reservations are required.
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