Cost varies depending on group size. Additional charge to provide transportation. Generally, tours begin and end at the group’s hotel. For individuals who are not staying in a hotel, mutually convenient meeting places will be determined.
City Landmarks — 3 hours
NRG Stadium, River Oaks’ mansions, Downtown’s skyscrapers, the Medical Center, and the Museum District are some of the landmarks we will pass on this driving tour. You will hear stories of the people who developed Houston from frontier town with muddy roads to the fourth-largest city in the U.S.
Death & Diamonds — 2 hours
River Oaks is reputed to be the richest neighborhood in Houston, and it has seen its share of murder and mayhem. This tour takes you past the homes of the rich and infamous, with stories of who-dunnit and who got away with it.
Texas Independence Tour — 2 hours
The 18-minute battle changed history and created the Republic of Texas. We will visit San Jacinto Monument and Battlefield, Battleship Texas, and the small cemetery which is the final resting place of veterans of the battle.
Houston Heights, home of quaint Victorian homes, Craftsman bungalows, and new construction designed to fit in with their 100-year-old neighbors.
Tanglewood and River Oaks, mansions and beautiful landscapes abound in these affluent neighborhoods.
Glenwood, where Houston’s elite meet their maker. This cemetery was founded in the 19th Century when cemeteries were designed as romantic, rural parks. Just one mile from downtown Houston, it is a quiet oasis where Howard Hughes, Gene Tierney, the Hobby family and other notables are buried.
The Historic Cemetery Tour will take you to three small cemeteries within a short distance of downtown. It includes Founders Cemetery where one of the Allen brothers is buried.
~ Customized Tours ~
If your group has a theme or special interest, perhaps a customized tour is what you are seeking. Customized tours focus on a group’s interests: Australian quilters wanted to shop for quilting materials; a group of conventioneers wanted to experience different ethnic food; genealogists wanted to visit local historical cemeteries. Rates vary depending on complexity and group size. Contact me for details.