Houston from Above and Below: Chase Tower and Underground Tunnel Tour
- Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
- Fully narrated tour
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Small-group tour
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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View from the Chase Building Sky Lobby
- Guided walking tour
- Entrance fees
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
- 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
Reviewed by: Haakon S, November 2015
Very interesting guided tour. Guide was a bit late, but that was no problem in the end as we got some basic history and overview of Houston. Fascinating city.
Reviewed by: Juan A, January 2015
The history of the buildings and tunnels was very interesting. The view from Chase Tower was awesome.