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Houston, Texas

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NASA Shuttle

Houston, Texas

The sprawling city of Houston, the fourth-largest in the United States, was once associated with its web of mirrored skyscrapers, massive highway systems, rich oil business, and lack of zoning. These days, the city is experiencing a booming cultural transformation. With renowned art galleries, restored Mid-Century Modern design, fabulous restaurants, fashionable shops, ample green space, and up-and-coming neighborhoods. There’s plenty here for visitors to uncover. Here are many great reasons to visit this thriving, sophisticated, even edgy city.

Established

June 5, 1837

Population

2.326 million

Please see a sample itinerary below. All itineraries are fully customizable.

Trip Inclusions

  • Admission to Houston Zoo

  • Admission to Downtown Aquarium

  • Admission to Mystery Walking Tour

  • Narrated evening city tour

  • Visit to Observation Deck at the JP Chase Building

  • A-Z Travel tour guide

  • Comprehensive travel insurance upon request

  • Private security upon request

  • Free chaperone spaces based upon number of paying passengers

  • All taxes and fees for above listed inclusions

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Day 1

Morning – Group departs for Houston, Texas.

Afternoon – Arrive and meet your tour guide at the Museum of Fine Arts. Group will enjoy lunch on your own before checking in to hotel.

Evening – Your welcome dinner will be served at an authentic Texas style barbecue restaurant. Group enjoys an evening tour of this spectacular city then continues on to hotel for check in.

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Day 2

Morning – After breakfast is served you will depart for the JP Morgan Chase Building, the tallest building in Houston. Make your way to the 60th floor observation deck. Continue on to the amazing Houston Zoo.

Afternoon – Enjoy lunch on your own before departing for a narrated boat tour. “The Port to Port Tour is a cruise east of downtown on Buffalo Bayou from Allen’s Landing to the Port of Houston Turning Basin”

Evening – After dinner you will put your detective hats on as you enjoy admission to Mystery Walking Tour and help solve a mystery!

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Day 3

Morning – Breakfast is served. Group prepares for a day that is out of this world! Enjoy a full day at the Space Center Houston, one of the nation’s leading science-education resources. We begin with the tram tour where you get a behind-the-scenes look at space exploration.

Afternoon – After your lunch with an astronaut, continue on to Mission to Mars. Your final stop will be Independence Plaza. “You can enter the shuttle replica Independence, mounted on top of the historic and original NASA 905 shuttle carrier aircraft.

Evening – Group will depart for Kemah Boardwalk. A farewell waterfront dinner is served, then group enjoys free time on the rides and amusements.

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Day 4

Morning – Breakfast is served and group checks out. You will make your way to the Downtown Aquarium and enjoy a self-guided tour. 

Afternoon – Depart for a safe journey home.

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