Houston Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Explore Houston on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour, which travels by double-decker bus to six stops around the city including historic City Hall, Market Square, Houston Heritage Society, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Downtown Aquarium, Houston Zoo and more. Enjoy unobstructed views and live onboard commentary, and simply hop off at any of the six stops to sightsee in depth. Experience Houston's most noteworthy attractions, sights and shopping areas at your own pace with this convenient hop-on hop-off tour.


  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Family friendly
  • Great overview and orientation of the city

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Board the open-top, double-decker bus at any of its six stops around the city. Listen to entertaining and informative live commentary from your onboard guide as you relax during the full ride, which takes about 90 minutes, or hop off the bus to walk around and sightsee in depth at any stop along the route.

Around the Convention Center, your bus passes by Minute Maid Park, home to the Houston Astros baseball team. Nearby you see Market Square Park, a historic square surrounded by 19th century buildings and home to a growing number of restaurants and entertainment venues.

If you explore on foot, you can visit the JPMorgan Chase Tower's observation deck, which is perched on the 60th floor with great views over the city. The tower boasts a number of records, including tallest building in Texas and the worlds tallest 5-sided building. Here you can also pop into the Houston tunnel system, a network of climate-controlled walkways located 20 feet (6 meters) below ground, which connects 95 city blocks.

Walking around Houstons stately City Hall, you can stop at Tranquility Park and the Houston Heritage Society, a complex of ten historic structures at Sam Houston Park. Look at the historic homes in more detail or stroll around the pretty grounds. The theater district spreads across a 17-block area nearby and features nine world-class performing arts venues.

A little further out, your bus crosses midtown en route to Hermann Park, where the Houston Zoo, the Houston Museum of Natural Science and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston are situated within a few minutes walk of one another. Top-notch Rice University and Texas Medical Center sit just outside the park.

Whatever your interests, your hop-on hop-off tour lets you choose your itinerary and Houston offers plenty to discover.

See the Itinerary section below for a list of all stops.

Inclusions for Houston Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

  • Professional guide

Exclusions for Houston Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Buses stop at each of the below tour stops at 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, and 2:30pm:
  1. Convention Center
  2. Market Square Park
  3. Visitors Center
  4. Downtown Aquarium
  5. Hermann Park
  6. Museum District

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • Once the tour started, it was great. Unfortunately they missed our stop and we had to wait almost 2 hours from the scheduled time
    the bus was to come by. I was able to contact Viator and talk and actually talk someone who advised/confirmed bus was still coming by. No reason was ever provided for the late arrival. The driver however was very good and knowledgeable and provided a lot of interesting trivia and information. Overall, we would still recommend this tour.

  • 1. The tour started an hour and a half late. We were waiting in the Houston sweltering heat.
    2. We sat in the back because there was a little shade. But every time the bus stopped at a red light, it smelled of fumes.
    3. It was not a double decker bus. Okay.. No big deal!
    4. But this is the main issue other than the tardiness:
    There was NO HOP ON HOP OFF!
    If you are a tourist, you want to know where we could get off and what to see.
    We went in circles seeing the same buildings twice and he brought us back to where we started in less than an hour.
    Where they making up time because they were running late?
    We have used the same tours in Chicago, New York and San Francisco. There was absolutely no comparison.
    5. Suggestions: Houston may not compare to major cities, but don't make this tour so bleak and boring.
    Adding a trip to the Wall and the Galleria would be good.
    Don't just advertise that it is a HOP ON HOP OFF if it is not really that.
    Train your drivers about the stops.
    Perhaps a little flyer could say exactly where the stops are and when the buses would come to these stops.If that is not cost effective,
    post it on the website.
    But if there are no changes to this tour, tourists are better off taking Uber.
    Sorry about the rating -- but this was pretty pathetic!

  • This tour was awful. We got on at the farmers market, road to let the people off that were going to the space center, sat there in the sun for about 30 minutes. Then we road to a hotel to pick up other people and then back to the market. The bus was in ragged condition. We also did the Hop-ON Hop-Off in San Antonio and found it great

  • The tour guide was very informative, he gave full details of the different places we went. The city of downtown Houston has nice shopping areas, hotels and it is kept very clean. Nearby places to visit are the zoo, museum and restaurants. We enjoyed it.

  • Host was extremely knowledgeable about the city. Experience was top notch.

  • Great insight into Houston's history.

  • The guide was very well informed and very interesting. He was also interested in us. I would suggest that it be much clearer as to where you get the tour. We had no idea and were at the Convention Center. We called and were told to go outside of the Hilton. That is not where the tour picked us up. We just saw the bus on the street and waved it down.

  • The tour isn't really a hop on hop off, just a 90 minute bus ride that takes you to some of the key districts in Houstons, however you don't get the opportunity to get off the bus. The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly.

  • It was great experience. Everyone loves it.
    Car was old and damaged on top due to weather.

  • The tour pick-up points was so confusing as not a single sign is posted and calling the local agent was no help at all. The total tour hours over-all doesn't give you enough time to do the Hop-on/Hop-off.

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