Private Tour of Galveston

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Galveston Tour
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From $121.74

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Maximize time in Galveston with a private sightseeing tour. Get picked up at your hotel or meet your guide at a meeting point and set out on a city tour. Learn about local history and architecture as you see top landmarks including the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, The Strand, and the Seawall. Get your bearings in Galveston with this private tour or customize the itinerary according to your interests.
  • Explore Galveston with a private tour
  • Learn about local history and landmarks
  • Personalize the itinerary according to your interests
  • Hotel pick-up is included

What's Included

  • Private tour in air-conditioned vehicle

    Meeting And Pickup

    You can head directly to your preferred meeting point, or request pickup.

    Meeting points

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    Pickup points

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    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    Pickup details

    We will work out all of the pickup details when we contact you for our pre-tour consultation.

    What To Expect

    Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier (Pass By)

    The Strand (Pass By)

    The Seawall

    20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    Port of Galveston (Pass By)

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Operated by Joyride Houston

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Traveler Tips

    It was on an individual basis so no crowds and buses which added to the experience.


    19 reviews
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    Had a great time !
    Mary_P, Apr 2023
    How friendly are guide was. She had great knowledge of the history of the city. I wish the tour could have been longer.
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
    Thanks Mary!!
    Fun Informative Tour
    Bryon_N, Apr 2023
    We r eally enjoyed the privacy of the tour, just the 1 of us and the tour host/driver. On time, picked us up at our Airb&b. Knowledgeable of the Galveston area and could relate personal memories. Guide was nice and friendly.
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
    We are so glad you enjoyed your tour! Being a lifelong resident of the Houston Galveston, Marna appreciates being able to share those memories!
    Great Informational Tour
    David_W, Nov 2022
    Wonderful, detailed tour of Galveston. We learned a lot about the history of the Island. We are looking forward to our next trip so we can see some of the great spots in more detail.
    Great History Tour
    Brian_D, Sep 2022
    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.
    Poor customer service
    Ruth_C, Jun 2022
    This tour was canceled and I would not have known until I called them. Extremely unprofessional. Seeking a full refund.
    Response from Host, Jun 2022
    Yes, we take full responsibility for cancelling your tour. There was a mixup with your driver. A full refund was given and we hope to make it up to you the next time you visit the city.
    Tour guide not in the know
    Priscilla_B, Apr 2022
    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.
    Response from Host, Jun 2022
    We are so disappointed that you were not satisfied. All of our facts shared are accurate and research based. I believe your guide was late due to a mixup with your hotel address since there are 2 La Quinta hotels on the Seawall. While we strive to make all guests happy, there are times where we fall short. We are sad that your experience was not what you expected.
    Galveston History
    momlinda7, Feb 2020
    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.

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