Frequently Asked Questions

What does the bus tour include? 

Our Asiatown bus tour has a variety of experiences, including visiting the Teo Chew Temple, the Vietnam War Memorial, a family-style dim sum lunch, the Hong Kong City Mall, an Asian grocery market, and a bakery (time permitting).

On our Gandhi District Tour we will visit an amazing Hindu Temple, tour Houston's Mahatma Gandhi District, explore a South Asian Market, and enjoy a delicious Pakistani Buffet lunch. Come inhale at an Indian bakery as we learn all about this enticing and distinctive cuisine. You may even get to try on a beautiful sari at a local dress shop.

What is the cost?

Public tour prices can be found on our Fall Tour Schedule Page.

Our group and private bus tours are customized depending on your group size and itinerary. Contact us here with your group information for a price quote.

We offer special pricing for Harris County Precinct senior bus groups and school groups.

What should I wear? 

Dress for the weather; we go rain or shine! Bus tour stops are both outdoor and indoor. We will modify tours as needed to suit the current weather conditions. Please expect to get on and off the bus 3–4 times.

Where does the bus tour start? 

The Asiatown bus tour begins at Teo Chew Temple at 10599 Turtlewood Ct Houston, TX 77072.

For our Gandhi District Tour, we will meet at Houston Baptist Univerity, 7502 Fondren Road.

 

What time does the bus tour start?

Generally, we meet at our first stop at 10 am, but we have some flexibility.

Can you tell me about lunch?

On our Asiatown Tour you will enjoy a generous family-style dim sum lunch, which offers a range of small Chinese dishes and is served with hot tea.

Our Gandhi District Tours include a delicious Pakistani Buffet lunch.

Tax and gratuity are included. Soft drinks such as Coke or iced tea can be purchased separately.

Please let us know if your group has any special dietary needs.

Are bus tours appropriate for students?  

Yes, we specialize in outings for school groups and work in conjunction with Asia Society Texas Center on tour-related educational curricula. 

Are bus tours appropriate for corporate, private, senior groups, and assisted living facilities?

Yes, we also specialize in custom corporate outings, employee resource groups, company team-building events, and culinary tours. 

We also work with Harris County Precinct Transportation to provide special pricing for bus trips for senior groups.

What other kinds of tours do you offer?

We’re proud to offer evening walking tours, culinary tours, and onsite cultual workshops (i.e., calligraphy, tai chi, origami, etc.). Contact us here with any questions or for more information.

What are some other ways I can help support Houston’s Asian community? 

You can participate in Houston's various restaurant weeks throughout the year, and bring your out-of-town family and friends to visit and explore the city's vibrant Asiatown area.

 

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