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Historical Houston from Below: Morning Underground Tunnel Tour (Small Group)

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You'll start at
Cafe Express
650 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, USACafe Express
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  • Pass by JPMorgan Chase Tower
    Pass by Downtown Tunnels
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    Houston Urban Adventures
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    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.
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You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
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    Departure Point
    Cafe Express, 650 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, USA
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Local English-speaking guide
    • Entry/Admission - Houston Urban Adventures
    Exclusions
    • Gratuity
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Mike was the tour guide for the tour I was on - I found him to be very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable at all times. He managed to find everyone at the meeting point, while we were wandering around feeling a bit lost. As an international tourist off the beaten track, I
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    The underground walkways connecting several of Houston’s office buildings speak to a history of adaptation to the often unpleasant climate of the city (especially before air conditioning). Our guide was interesting, had plenty of facts and stories to share, and took us through
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    The tour is good, it is a very cooling thing to do during hot Summer Days. The echo and lights shown during the tour makes it.
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    I mean no offense to the guide, who was very knowledgeable. But the tunnels are basically just hallways and food courts. There was some nice architecture in the first bank building, but after that there wasn't much to see. We spent what felt like forever standing in front of a
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    Michael, our guide, is very informative and knowledgable regarding the history of Texas. We were fortunate that the group consisted of just myself and Hubble, so we received the ultimate service from Michael. The Chase building is fantastic to see
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    By: Houston Urban Adventures
    122 reviews
    N6983NNemmat
    Melbourne, Australia
    20
    Cool tunnels and 'cookie' a lovely bonus!
    Mike was the tour guide for the tour I was on - I found him to be very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable at all
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    dpaulhesk
    Fair Lawn, NJ
    136
    Fascinating Piece of History and Architecture
    The underground walkways connecting several of Houston’s office buildings speak to a history of adaptation to the
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    552susannet
    New Jersey
    11
    Pub tour in Houston
    This was a great evening. With great bars, a great guide and great people. If you are in Houston you need to do
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    Beartimes
    Pearland, Texas
    113
    Being A Tourist At Home
    The tour is good, it is a very cooling thing to do during hot Summer Days. The echo and lights shown during the
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    Olivia S
    19
    Not worth the cost
    I mean no offense to the guide, who was very knowledgeable. But the tunnels are basically just hallways and food
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    Ecca2015
    Greater Melbourne, Australia
    2227
    Very informative
    Michael, our guide, is very informative and knowledgable regarding the history of Texas. We were fortunate that
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    Dick D
    Houston, Texas
    31
    Worth taking a day off for this tour
    Ever since our tour last Friday we have been encouraging our friends to also take this educational and
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    cindie w
    16
    Looking for a place to eat?
    It was a good tour. The guide was excellent and was equipped with a lot of interesting facts. There were many
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    Kirk M
    8916
    Knowledgeable Staff
    First off this is not a tour that takes you to the secret underbelly that the public can't access. Everyplace on
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    carol p
    10
    Urban tunnel tour
    Excellent, guide was knowledgeable, courteous, patient. My husband has a bed knee, and the guide was fully
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    675kathys
    Swan Point, Maryland
    3344
    Great tour!
    We thoroughly enjoyed our tour! Michael was very knowledgeable and the tour was very interesting. I definitely
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    Susan H
    20
    The tunnel tour
    Awesome introduction to one of the oldest, most historical districts in Houston. Our tour guide, Mike had an
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    Coffeetraveler7
    13
    Interesting but not my favorite
    I booked the tour based on the photo used to describe the experience which was a photo of a spotlight coming from
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    Katrynke C
    12
    What a great tour!
    We stumbled on the tour by accident. First time to Houston and had no idea about the tunnel system and the history
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    vanderson88
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    1320
    Great info
    Didn’t even know about the tunnel system til I saw this! Nice small group, good mix of touring and history, I’ve
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