Discover Houston Tours is a locally owned and operated, Houston tour company specializing in private tours of the city and the surrounding metropolitan area. Owned by native Houstonian and certified professional tour guide, Phil Stewart, tours include Space Center Houston/NASA, the San Jacinto Battleground and Monument, Bayou Bend and River Oaks, plus a Downtown Pub Crawl and Ghost Tour. All Discover Houston tours are available as private escorted tours taken at your convenience. Group and specialty tours are also available.
On this three hour tour you won’t get lost like the castaways on Gilligan’s Island, but you will want to get lost exploring the mysteries of the Bayou City. Houston is the nation’s fourth largest city and is rich in history and folklore. Explore Houston and Texas history as you overlook the city skyline from the banks of Buffalo Bayou near the site of where Houston began. Then, move on to Old Market Square, Minute Maid Park, River Oaks, the Texas Medical Center, Rice University, the Houston Astrodome and Herman Park’s McGovern Centennial Gardens.
Space Center/NASA- Houston’s rich history also includes man’s exploration of space. First visiting NASA almost 50 years ago, the owner of Discover Houston Tours is as fascinated by Space travel today as he was then. Take a tour of the Space Center and NASA with one of the most experienced NASA guides in the city and marvel at the huge rockets that propelled man through Space. Because this tour features a fixed venue with open and closing times, advance reservations are required.
River Oaks and Bayou Bend-One of the true treasures of Houston, Bayou Bend is the former home of the matriarch of Houston, Ima Hogg. Now part of the Museum of Fine Arts, this home museum showcases one of the finest collections of American Antiques in the United States. You’ll also marvel at the 13 acres of gardens associated with Bayou Bend. The Gardens at Bayou Bend, in conjunction with the River Oaks Garden Club, also hosts the annual Azalea Trail.
Downtown Pub Crawl and Ghost Tour- As a spinner of ghost stories for several years, Discover Houston tours invites you to explore Houston’s most haunted locations while also enjoying adult beverages at historic bars nearby. Discuss Houston’s past and sample some of the best craft beer and libations available in Houston. This tour is an adults-only tour and requires advance reservations.
Meet and Greet- Got an important client or associates coming into town? Discover Houston Tours will meet and greet your party and get them off to
Step on Guide-If you have a large group in town from out of town that would like to include a tour of Houston in your activities, Discover Houston tours can be the step on tour guide on your bus.