Private Tour of Galveston

1 hour 30 minutes (Approx.)
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 9
Mobile ticket


If you want to see all that Galveston Island has to offer, you will want to come with Joyride to capture all the history, fun and excitement that one of the oldest cities in Texas has to offer. Our tour guides share the knowledge of how the Storm of 1900 devastated the city and changed its trajectory for development. They know fun facts that kept the city thriving through the rough times of rebuilding and how Clara Barton played a special role in the city as well. They share tidbits of the intrigue, mystery and “illegal” activities that surrounded the city before and after the big storm! If you love old buildings and homes, you will love The Strand area! Let your guides show you what Galveston offers today and what makes it thrive like no other city in Texas.


  • Private tour in air-conditioned vehicle

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, 2501 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-7955

See the history Pleasure Pier where there are huge rides and attraction right out over the ocean on the seawall.

Pass By: The Strand, 2100 Strand St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1633

One of the most historic parts of the Galveston Islands is the stand, where many of the old business, shops and restaurants are.

Stop At: The Seawall, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX

See the Gulf of Mexico at the Seawall in Galveston, where there are miles of beaches, surfing, sand castles and much more.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Port of Galveston, 123 Rosenberg Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550

This is where all of the cruise ships come in to dock every week.

Time of tour

07:00 PM

Meeting point

1: 800 Preston St, Houston, TX 77002, USA
2: Kroger, 5730 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77551, USA
Traveler pickup is offered
We will work out all of the pickup details when we contact you for our pre-tour consultation.


  • George Bush Intercontinental Airport, 2800 N Terminal Rd, Houston, TX 77032
  • Hobby Airport, 7800 Airport Blvd, Houston, TX 77061


  • Port of Galveston

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate


  • Entry/Admission - The Seawall

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
April 2022

Our tour guid was 20 minutes late. Was not as informative as we had hoped. Gave some information that was not accurate. Then returned us 15 minutes early. Not as enjoyable as we had hoped.

Jon M
December 2021

Excellent tour. Highly recommend. Very informative and knowledgeable guide. On time and very friendly. Marna did a great job.

September 2021

Our guide was on time and the vehicle was clean. Our guide knew the history and we saw a lot of the historical sights. It was sometimes hard to see if the building was on the other side of the vehicle. I took off one star because the tour lasted about an hour and 1/2 and not the 2 1/2 hour tour a...

May 2021

They pick you up from your hotel. Tour leader was very friendly and well informed about the city of Galveston. The thing I liked about this tour was that it has a local feeling, it is not a big bus, it’s a car so you get to know the tour leader as well.

November 2020

We greatly enjoyed our tour of Galveston with Joyride. Pick up was prompt at our hotel and transportation was provided both to and from the island. Interesting and informative narrative was provided as we drove around making photo stops here and there. Recommended!

March 2020

Communication and promptness was great. Kind tour guide. But, for the money ($100+/person) and time (less than 1.5 hours) we were quite disappointed in the quantity of what we were shown/shared in Galveston. Felt our time and especially our money could've been spent in several other better ways. ...

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