Houston Heights and Underground Walking Tour

Price: $40.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 2 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Downtown Houston.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress Comfortable clothing and sensible flat-soled walking shoes are recommended.
Restrictions Guests must be able to walk on paved surfaces. There are steps required to enter several of the sites, as well as steep curbs in some areas.

Houston Heights and Underground Walking Tour

We would be the first to say that walking through the streets of Houston is pretty special, but did you know that there is a whole underground system of tunnels below the city? This walking tour will take you through the city, over and underground, until you get to know the city from every angle!

Meet your local guide and begin this Houston tour by walking down Main Street to the Chase Bank Building, which features eight frescoes depicting Texas history. With your local guide to explain these pieces, you'll gain a greater understanding of the history of the city. From here you'll enter the Downtown Houston Tunnel System and walk over to Chase Tower, the tallest building in Texas. Your guide will lead you outside for a photo op in front of Joan Miro's 1982 Personage and Birds.

Next on this historical Houston Tour you'll cross the street and enter Philip Johnson's award-winning Pennzoil Place. You'll ride an elevator down to the Tunnel where you'll stop 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 the departure point with your guide.

Please Note: This tour is intended for guests staying at a hotel in Houston before or after their cruise, and is not recommended for passengers proceeding directly from the port.