Private Tour of Galveston

10 Reviews | Houston, USA

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1 hour 30 minutes (Approx.)
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If you want to see all that Galveston Island has to offer, you will want to come with Joyride to capture all the history, fun and excitement that one of the oldest cities in Texas has to offer. Our tour guides share the knowledge of how the Storm of 1900 devastated the city and changed its trajectory for development. They know fun facts that kept the city thriving through the rough times of rebuilding and how Clara Barton played a special role in the city as well. They share tidbits of the intrigue, mystery and “illegal” activities that surrounded the city before and after the big storm! If you love old buildings and homes, you will love The Strand area! Let your guides show you what Galveston offers today and what makes it thrive like no other city in Texas.



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Average 3.90 out of 5 stars based on 10 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Brian_D, Sep 2022 Verified
Great tour very knowledgeable of the History of Galveston. Learned a lot I didn’t know about Galveston. Had a gray time would highly recommend this tour. Nothing better than riding in the A/C and getting a more personal history tour.
James L, Jun 2022 Verified
Marna one of owners of the business was our private tour guide. It was obvious that she had been a teacher, as she was very knowledgeable of the history of the island and the historical buildings and areas of interest. Very pleasant and educational to spend the two hours with her. We would highly recommend this tour.
Jon M, Dec 2021 Verified
Excellent tour. Highly recommend. Very informative and knowledgeable guide. On time and very friendly. Marna did a great job.
arian491, May 2021 Verified
They pick you up from your hotel. Tour leader was very friendly and well informed about the city of Galveston. The thing I liked about this tour was that it has a local feeling, it is not a big bus, it’s a car so you get to know the tour leader as well.
dc4opera, Nov 2020 Verified
We greatly enjoyed our tour of Galveston with Joyride. Pick up was prompt at our hotel and transportation was provided both to and from the island. Interesting and informative narrative was provided as we drove around making photo stops here and there. Recommended!
Linda N, Feb 2020 Verified
I was picked up at the Port and shown highlights of Galveston by locals who know the history. It was on an individual basis so no crowds and buses which added to the experience. Money and time well spent. I highly recommend this tour. Once it was over I was dropped off at my hotel near Hobby Airport. They made a pit stop for me at Buc-ees Convenience Store and wow is all I can say.
965amberlys, Sep 2021 Verified
Our guide was on time and the vehicle was clean. Our guide knew the history and we saw a lot of the historical sights. It was sometimes hard to see if the building was on the other side of the vehicle. I took off one star because the tour lasted about an hour and 1/2 and not the 2 1/2 hour tour advertised.
Priscilla_B, Apr 2022 Verified
Our tour guid was 20 minutes late. Was not as informative as we had hoped. Gave some information that was not accurate. Then returned us 15 minutes early. Not as enjoyable as we had hoped.
robynl48, Mar 2020 Verified
Communication and promptness was great. Kind tour guide. But, for the money ($100+/person) and time (less than 1.5 hours) we were quite disappointed in the quantity of what we were shown/shared in Galveston. Felt our time and especially our money could've been spent in several other better ways. We hope if Galveston is included in your company tours in the future, you will reconsider the details this tour. It could really use some help.
Ruth_C, Jun 2022 Verified
This tour was canceled and I would not have known until I called them. Extremely unprofessional. Seeking a full refund.

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