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“Great tour and great value”

Treasure Isle Tour Train
Ranked #20 of 75 Tours in Galveston
Type: Rail Tours, Tours
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

We did this tour at 9.30 one morning when it wasn't too hot. It lasted about 90 minutes and was full of interest and information. Having been on the tour we felt we knew Galveston a lot better and could appreciate our visit there much more. Worth every penny.

6  Thank pacuthbertson
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

We did this little tour last Saturday and we highly recommend it. It really was very informative and interesting. A bit of advice... This is quite a casual event, you do not book or buy tickets in advance. Just show up. He was parked by the Pleasure Pier, that pink trolley is easy to spot. FYI - the operator does require a certain number of passengers to run the tour. Also, a few small children on the tour were a bit bored. Although the little trolley looks quite fun, the vast majority of sights were not kid oriented.

As others have stated - do this tour first, it really helps you decide on things you want to spend more time exploring.

8  Thank RJGood
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

I'm a displaced Native Galvestonian with memories of the "little pink tour train" passing our neighborhood several times a day. When visiting recently with an out-of-state friend, we decided to start our visit on the train so she could get a feel for the island and pick out some places to revisit at length.

I do miss the pink engine and the fancy lettering on the cars, but it's not 1968 anymore. :)

The tour was about 90 minutes, most of which was with live narration. Our guide was knowledgeable, humorous, and took us to all the highlights east of 29th Street. There was one recorded portion that came early while we were northbound, but the rest of the tour was "live."

We got a nice overview of the area and some of the historical facts were new even to me!

I'd definitely recommend this as a first event, especially if your plans are open-ended. We came back to many of the places we drove past so that we could spend as much time as we wanted.

4  Thank jcello
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Reviewed 30 May 2013

I went for the day with my parents, and my aunt, and they cannot walk a lot. This was perfect. They are located right on the Seawall at 25th st across from a great souvenir shop/and Fishtales restaurant. Call their number first so you can get times of the tour. We left at 12:30 on the dot, 10.00 per person, and VERY interesting tour, of the historic homes, the hurricane trivia (not making light, i live in FL), but they have had their share. You cant miss it...its pink, and will take you about an hour and a half. We parked behind the pizza place on oz street i believe and it was free parking for 2 hours. The guide was informative, and humorous at times. Great way to start the day there.

3  Thank tupgirl88
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

Now, if you really want to see everything and then go back on your on, you must take this tour! It is much better than wondering what and where to go to see interesting things to do or see....I always love to see the expressions on people's faces as they drive down the Seawall! You can tell they are having a BLAST!

2  Thank LPR19
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