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Astroville Underground Tunnel Tour (in Air-Condition) of Downtown Houston

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Astroville Underground Tunnel Tour (in Air-Condition) of Downtown Houston

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icon1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Snaking along more than six miles of area, the downtown tunnels in Houston are home to history, art, corporate culture, and more; however, if you’re not familiar with them, you could easily get lost. Go beneath 95 city blocks with a guide to navigate the way during this Downtown Houston Underground Tunnel Tour. You’ll hear stories even locals don’t know about the surroundings as you walk though.
  • Explore Houston’s Downtown underground tunnels during the afternoon
  • A guide knows the best ways around to see popular parts of the tunnels
  • Hear historical facts and special, little-known stories about the area
  • Get plenty of opportunities for social media–worthy pics
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Guided City Tour
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914 Dallas St , 914 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77002, USA

Our tour guide will meet guests inside the Starbucks location (914 Dallas Street, Houston, TX 77002) approximately 5 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. There is meter parking along Louisiana St and Milam St. and a Private Parking Garage located on 1110 Travis Street.*

909 Texas Ave , 909 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002, USA

We will ending our tour at the historic Rice Lofts! This is 5 blocks from where our initial meeting spot is located, and it is close by to all major parking garages.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Astroville Tours
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 good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Astroville Underground Tunnel Tour (in Air-Condition) of Downtown Houston?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Astroville Underground Tunnel Tour (in Air-Condition) of Downtown Houston?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Astroville Underground Tunnel Tour (in Air-Condition) of Downtown Houston.
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What is the social distancing policy during Astroville Underground Tunnel Tour (in Air-Condition) of Downtown Houston?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Astroville Underground Tunnel Tour (in Air-Condition) of Downtown Houston.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Astroville Underground Tunnel Tour (in Air-Condition) of Downtown Houston?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Unexpectedly Awesome
Brigitte_W
, Nov 2021
As someone who has lived in Houston for over 40 years I was amazed at how much I didn't know. And I also really enjoyed seeing all the old architecture left inside the buildings there. And our guide, Vanessa, was phenomenal! I will definitely be recommending this to others!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Hello Brigitte, we absolutely love having Houstonians on tour! So much to see and learn about our own city. We are so glad to hear that you and your out of town guest enjoyed the tunnel tour. Thank you for taking the time in leaving us this wonderful review. Please do not hesitate to reach out for more recommendations/suggestions. Look forward to having you back on tour soon.
star-5
Interesting tour with a great guide
Ruxana_J
, Sep 2021
Vanessa was a great tour guide. She messaged before the tour, kept showing us interesting additional information on her phone, volunteered to take pics, and sent us recommendations of other sites after the tour. She followed COVID precautions and I noticed her sanitizing her hands often. The tour itself was interesting. It was great getting more history about the tunnels and famous buildings in the city.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Hello Ruxana, thank you for joining us on tour while on your trip to Houston. We appreciate all your feedback! Hope you enjoy the rest of your visit to the states and have a safe trip back to Africa. If you are ever back in Houston please do not hesitate to reach out for other recommendations.
star-3
Ok tour. Many sites are about what was pre covid
NICOLE_D
, Sep 2021
Esperson building history was interesting. However the tour ended nearly 1.5 miles from the beginning point, tour guide was disparaging of people who live in city high rises, local politicians and local sports teams. Most places on the tour are what was there pre covid
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hello Nicole, We want to make it clear to our future customers what our company is about, and what you are about.... Not only is our company number 1 ranked in Houston, but we are partnered with the Mayor Turner's Tourism Board, numerous non-profits including St. Lukes and the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, and with the sports community including the Astros, hence Astroville Tours.... As a proud Houston locally owned small-business, I can confidently say that our staff would NEVER "disparage" any of the local sports teams, players, or coaches, and that your first-hand account here is a false narrative, or in other words, a 100% lie. In addition, our tunnel tour ends four (4) blocks away from the starting spot, not 1.5 miles away. Downtown Houston is only about 1.5 miles wide so if your "claim" was true you would have ended up in another portion of the city. Our guide offered to walk you back to the starting spot or to direct you to a place to eat or somewhere else to visit. You however, wanted to take your visitors back to their hotel by the convention center. Our guide gave you clear directions how to arrive there. Furthermore, we want to note to our future clientele that our company has been trusted by numerous sky-rises and petroleum/energy corporations in Houston to not only show around their staff/residents in Downtown, but to successfully pitch their newcomers on why Houston is most innovative/culturally infused city in the state, if not all the United States. As such, we would NEVER "disparage" any of Houston's skyscrapers, high rises, or buildings. This is complete nonsense and another example of your false narrative, or in other words, a 100% lie. It seems that you must have had a personal problem with our guide on the day of your tour. We have further investigated this "review" with the other guests on tour and no one else had any complaints. On security cameras from our partners' buildings, you were seen on your phone and texting a majority of the tour (even from the beginning). It also shows you ignoring your group which consisted of your "in laws" and husband. Your condescending tone and complete lack of facts probably isn't even worth responding to, however our company is dependent on reviews and the trust of our visiting clientele. As such, we have decided to respond. We also encourage you to seek professional help with respect to honesty, humility, and respect which is what our company and the city of Houston take great pride in doing.
star-5
Review of underground corridors Houston
Bruce_F
, Aug 2021
Great tour leader. Was very pleasantly surprised that they would do a tour for one person. She was extremely knowledgeable and very open to questions
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hello Bruce, thank you so much for your review and supporting our small business during these trying times. As you can imagine the new strains of COVID have halted tourism all over again. Our tour guides love what they do and love showing Houston's uniqueness. We hope you enjoy your visit to Houston and have a safe trip back to Florida. Please feel free to reach out for any other recommendations of places to see and restaurants.
star-5
Great Houston Excursion !
Lawrence_B
, Aug 2021
Vanessa, our tour guide, was very informative and entertaining - the hidden Houston Tunnels became more known. It was a great tour.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hello Larry, we appreciate your kind words and will pass this awesome review to Vanessa. Please do not hesitate to reach out for more recommendations/suggestions if you are ever back in town.
star-5
Excellent learning experience!
Sue_E
, Aug 2021
Vanessa is a knowledgeable and fun guide and taught us a lot about Houston’s history. Very worthwhile and highly recommended tour!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hello Sue, thank you so much for your review! We know there is LOTS to do in Houston and appreciate you supporting our small business. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your tunnel tour. Please do not hesitate to reach out for more recommendations/suggestions. Look forward to having you back on tour soon.
star-5
Amazing Htown
Karen_W
, Aug 2021
Vanessa was very knowledgeable about the history of the tunnel and the building above them. She provided a lot of insight into the various architectural styles seen in downtown Houston. We were all amazed at what we did not know and our group was all from Houston!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hello Karen, we absolutely love having Houstonians on tour! So much to see and learn about our own city. Thank you for taking the time in leaving us this wonderful review. Please do not hesitate to reach out for more recommendations/suggestions. Look forward to having you back on tour soon.
star-5
Professional, informative, and fun!
Leigh_C
, Aug 2021
The architecture of the buildings we visited was breathtaking. Vanessa did an excellent job navigating our group through the busy tunnels and gave so much interesting information along the way. We will definitely be taking further tours with Viator!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hello Leigh, thank you so much for visiting us in Houston! We really hope your son enjoyed this trip before starting school. I will make sure to pass on your kind words to Vanessa. Please do not hesitate to reach out for more recommendations/suggestions if you are ever back in town.
star-5
Great afternoon
Doreen_F
, Jul 2021
Vanessa was knowledgeable and passionate. We truly enjoyed the afternoon. The pictures she took came out great.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hello Doreen, we appreciate your awesome review! We hope your family enjoyed their visit to our "Space City" and had a safe trip back home. Thank you for also sharing that you liked the photos taken by your tour guide. If you are ever back in town please do not hesitate to reach out for more recommendations/ suggestions.
star-5
Fun tour
Danette_R
, Jul 2021
This was a fun tour and Vanessa did a great job leading the tour and accommodating the various needs and questions of group members. I learned a lot about the tunnel system's history as well as downtown buildings.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Hello Rosie, Thank you for coming on tour and taking the time to write this review! We are so happy to hear that your group enjoyed the tunnel tour and look forward to having you back on tour. If you ever need any more recommendations of things to do or places to eat in Houston please reach out to us.

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