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Houston from Above and Below: Chase Tower and Underground Tunnel Tour

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  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5713TUNNEL
Discover Houston’s amazing web of underground tunnels on this guided walking tour. Learn about Houston’s history, culture and architecture as you follow your knowledgeable guide through the tunnel system to visit the Chase Bank Building, Pennzoil Place and One Shell Plaza. Enjoy sweeping views from Chase Tower’s sky lobby -- the highest in Texas -- and stop by Hermann Square Park and City Hall.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour
Kick off your Houston tour at Georgia’s Market, where you’ll learn about the epic Downtown Houston Tunnel System, which gives downtown workers an escape from the heat.

Take a walk down Main Street to the Chase Bank Building, where you’ll admire frescoes and a stained-glass window depicting Texas’ history amid the elegant Art-Deco interior.

Then, descend 20 feet (6 meters) below the streets into the underground tunnel system. Walk through the air-conditioned tunnel to the Chase Tower, Texas’ tallest building. Head inside the massive tower and ride the elevator up to the 60th-floor sky lobby, where you’ll take in sweeping views of the city skyline. Return to the lobby and pause for a photo in front of Spanish painter Joan Miro’s brightly colored ‘Personage and Birds’ sculpture.

Following your guide, walk to Philip Johnson’s architectural masterpiece, the award-winning skyscrapers of Pennzoil Place. From there, it is back into the tunnels where you'll visit One Shell Plaza and meet the owners of an underground gift shop before taking an escalator up to the street.

Enjoy a stroll through Hermann Square Park to visit City Hall and to Wells Fargo Plaza, the tallest all-glass building in the Western Hemisphere.

Descend back into the tunnel and walk through the food court, where you can enjoy lunch (own expense) as you watch the hum of Houston’s work force walk by. Ascend back above ground and end your tour with a new appreciation of Houston's unique style and way of life.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Georgia's Market
Departure Time:
9:30am
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Pricing information

Houston from Above and Below: Chase Tower and Underground Tunnel Tour

View from the Chase Building Sky Lobby

Inclusions:
  • Guided walking tour
  • Entrance fees
Exclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability.
  • Comfortable walking shoes and clothing is recommended
  • Please dress appropriately; weather varies and may include rain and/or high winds
  • Children under the age 6 years are not permitted
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: martha W, June 2014

I learned so much about certain houston buildings and discovered all the wonderful tunnels too. Great experience!

Reviewed by: GG H, February 2014

Excellent! Really enjoyed it and would highly recommend.

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Tour code: 5713TUNNEL