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Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Houston and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Houston activities? We have 48 tour ideas.


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3-Day Tours

Triple Days of Fun in Houston Tour

Houston, USA
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 335.00


Tour with a Certified Tourism Ambassador appointed in Houston and Galveston. You get 3 times the fun with more in-depth touring. In 3 days you'll get the best of Houston with a 4.5 hour version of our Private Houston Sightseeing Tour, a 7.5 hour NASA Space Center and Kemah Boardwalk dinner tour, and a 8 hour Galveston Island and Sightseeing tour with admission to choice of 1 selected... Read More

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Attraction Tickets

Knights Exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

Houston, USA
Duration: 1 to 3 hrs
Priced From: USD 20.00


In the Middle Ages, knighthood was closely linked with horsemanship (and especially the joust) from its origins in the 12th century until its finest hour as a fashion among the high nobility in the 15th century. The provocative beauty and exquisite craftsmanship of the objects reveal the figure of... Read More

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Bar, Club & Pub Tours

Haunted Evening Houston Pub Tour

Houston, USA
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 25.00


Our Houston haunted pub tour is a combination ghost tour and pub crawl that is perfect for a great night out. Whether you are a true lover of ghosts or are just up for a fun night out, there is something for everyone! A costumed guide will lead tour goers on a 2.5 hour walking tour through the historic district of downtown Houston. We will stop at four bars along the way, each housed in historic buildings with their... Read More

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Bar, Club & Pub Tours

Old Town Houston Historic Pub Tour

Houston, USA
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 35.00


Houston, we have a problem: there are just too many good pubs in our city. Join this Houston tour to visit a bar that doubles as a tailor shop by day, a watering hole in a 1920s watch and jewelry company, and a bar that features the very first electric elevator in Texas. Fun guaranteed, hangovers optional.

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Beer & Brewery Tours

Midtown Houston Whiskey Distillery and Beer Bus Tour

Houston, USA
Duration: 5 hours 15 minutes
Priced From: USD 99.00


Take a bibulous tour through Houston's hot brewery and distillery scene. Visit one whiskey distillery and two craft breweries on this 5-hour tour. Learn the craft of beer and booze making on your VIP, guided tour. Enjoy tasting sessions (own expense).

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Beer & Brewery Tours

Clear Lake Pearland Rum Distillery and Brewery Tour

Houston, USA
Duration: 6 hours 15 minutes
Priced From: USD 99.00


Let someone else do the driving on this guided 6-hour distillery and brewery tour in Clear Lake and Pearland near Galveston Bay. Hop in the comfortable vehicle and get whisked away to Greater Houston to tour a distillery and two breweries, learning about the booze-producing process and, of course,... Read More

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Beer & Brewery Tours

Cypress Area Houston Distillery and Brewery Tour

Houston, USA
Duration: 5 hours 15 minutes
Priced From: USD 99.00


Get acquainted with Houston's craft alcohol scene with a 5-hour tour of local distilleries and breweries in the Cypress area. Meet local artisans and learn how they make vodka and whiskey from scratch and indulge in a taste of each product (own expense). Visit two distilleries and two breweries on a bibulous itinerary that changes with the season, and get an insider's look at what's happening in the local alcohol world,... Read More

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Beer & Brewery Tours

Houston Woodlands Brewery Tour

Houston, USA
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 99.00


When a trip to your boring local bar doesn`t cut it anymore, what better place to venture than to three craft breweries’

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Beer & Brewery Tours

Houston Heights Triple Brewery Sunday Tour

Houston, USA
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 99.00


When a trip to your boring local bar just doesn't cut it anymore, what better place to venture than to a craft brewery’

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City Tours

Double Days of Houston Fun Tour

Houston, USA
Duration: 2 days
Priced From: USD 190.00


This tour has option to be private and is guided by a Certified Tourism Ambassador in a climate controlled vehicle with complimentary hotel loft or business pickup from central Houston locations. Get 2 times the fun with 2 days of touring. Day 1 takes you on the Houston sightseeing tour where you'll see attractions such as NRG stadium, Minute Maid Park, Discovery Green, Toyota center, Texas Medical center, a train... Read More

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City Tours

NASA Space Center and Houston Sightseeing Tour

Houston, USA
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 97.99


This 7 hour tour with a Certified Tourism Ambassador includes 1.5 hour Houston historical and sightseeing at a variety of landmarks and attractions from a climate controlled vehicle before being transported to NASA Space Center where your guide will escort you into Nasa and on the trams to Mission Control and the Astronaut Training Facility as well as navigate you to other areas of interest. Your guide will also... Read More

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City Tours

Battleship USS Texas and San Jacinto Monument Tour

Houston, USA
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 99.00


A 1.5 hour history/ sightseeing tour guided by a Certified Tourism Ambassador in climate controlled vehicle proceeds trip to The 'USS Texas,' once considered the most dangerous weapon on Earth. It was armed with over 70 high caliber weapons and some of it's artillery capable of hitting targets up to 12 miles away leaving a hole 10 feet deep - the size of a basketball court. You'll see how these brave men lived life... Read More

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City Tours

Private Houston Sightseeing Tour

Houston, USA
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 78.95


Discover Houston with a Certified Tourism Ambassador who's guided hundreds of Houston tours in comfort of climate controlled vehicles on this 4.5-hour sightseeing tour of landmarks and attractions.  Enjoy complimentary bottled water and snacks while you see Houston's basics and customize your itinerary based on your interest and preferences. See Minute Maid Park, Market Square, Toyota... Read More

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City Tours

Houston City Lights Tour

Houston, USA
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 39.95


See the historical highlights and cultural delights of Houston on a 60 minute guided evening tour. You will have the best views of Houston as you travel through the city on the top deck of a double decker bus. Take in the city lights and listen to fascinating live commentary as you cruise past important landmarks. See popular attractions like Market Square, the Downtown Aquarium, the Theatre district, Texas avenue and the... Read More

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City Tours

Houston City Tour and Admission to Downtown Aquarium

Houston, USA
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 49.95


Take a 90-minute panoramic guided tour on-board a double decker bus. The city tour includes the downtown historic district, Toyota Center, Minute Maid ball park, Market Square, Buffalo Bayou, City Hall, and the Theatre District.<br /><br />After your guided city tour, enjoy admission to... Read More

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Custom Private Tours

Porsche Supercar Experience at Grandsport Speedway

Houston, USA
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 399.00


Live the Dream and drive a Porsche on a Racetrack with a professional racing instructor by your side! This programs includes full instruction and all equipment needed to have a great time and check this experience off your bucket list!

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Cobra Exotic Supercar Experience at Grandsport Speedway

Houston, USA
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 399.00


Live the Dream and drive a Cobra on a Racetrack with a professional racing instructor by your side! This programs includes full instruction and all equipment needed to have a great time and check this experience off your bucket list!

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Ferrari Supercar Experience at Grandsport Speedway

Houston, USA
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 399.00


Live the Dream and drive a Ferrari on a Racetrack with a professional racing instructor by your side! This programs includes full instruction and all equipment needed to have a great time and check this experience off your bucket list!

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Day Trips

Galveston Island and Houston Sightseeing Tour

Houston, USA
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 155.00


This 8 hour tour begins with 1.5 hr Houston basic attractions tour  from a climate controlled vehicle with a Certified Tourism Ambassador sharing history before departing for historical Island of Galveston for sightseeing, beach walking, stroll or dine. Hear how it all began from being controlled by pirates to Great Storm of 1900. Find why Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Dean Martin and other... Read More

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Day Trips

Houston Sightseeing Tour and Galveston Day Trip

Houston, USA
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 98.95


See the most iconic sites of central Houston and historic Galveston on a 6-hour coach tour. In Galveston, enjoy free time to explore the famously scenic town, which is located on the Gulf of Mexico. See ornate Victorian mansions, the Galveston Seawall, the Strand historic district and perhaps even hit the beach or amusement park during your visit. You can even get out on the water during a optional dolphin-watching tour with... Read More

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Day Trips

Houston City Sightseeing Tour with Round-Trip Transport to Kemah Boardwalk

Houston, USA
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 98.95


Make the most of your time in Houston with a 1.5-hour city sightseeing tour followed by a trip to Kemah Boardwalk, an amusement park located on Galveston Bay. After your narrated sightseeing tour of Houston aboard an open-top double-decker bus, transfer to a comfortable coach for an easy drive to... Read More

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Dining Experiences

Hard Rock Cafe Houston

Houston, USA
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 32.49


Rock your senses with a prix-fixe menu at the Houston Hard Rock Cafe. Classic American cooking comes to the heart of Space City, where you'll enjoy a 2- or 3-course meal with your choice of theme. Each option comes with a drink (coffee, tea or soda) and dessert. Expect entrees like the classic cheeseburger, a half-rack of hickory-smoked ribs, salmon, steak and even some vegetarian options. Love All - Serve All!

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Food Tours

Downtown Houston Food Tour

Houston, USA
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 65.00


Downtown Houston brings together picturesque reminders of Houston's rich heritage while simultaneously embracing the future.  This 3.5 hour food tour will explore Houston's diverse food scene in such places as neighboring warehouse district, north downtown Houston has a history as long as the city itself.  Houston's food scene has arrived and is worth visiting.

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Food Tours

The Heights Food Tour

Houston, USA
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 65.00


Northeast of Downtown sits a section of historic neighborhoods that date back to the late 1800s.

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Food Tours

Montrose Dine Around

Houston, USA
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 89.00


Montrose was initially intended to be one of the city's first grand neighborhoods, but  as it was to be an accessible one for nearly everyone.  Our tour combines a cultural, historical, and architectural tour with a progressive meal, held at 3 critically acclaimed local restaurants. Houston's dining district is more vital than ever!

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Full-day Tours

NASA’s Space Center Houston and City Sightseeing Tour

Houston, USA
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 79.95


Experience the excitement of outer space on a visit to Space Center Houston, the official visitor center for NASA's Johnson Space Center where you can hop aboard a tram for an orientation tour. One of Houston's top attractions, Space Center Houston boasts a number of interactive displays with... Read More

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Hop-on Hop-off Tours

Houston Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Houston, USA
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 34.95


Explore Houston on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour, which travels by double-decker bus to six stops around the city including historic City Hall, Market Square, Houston Heritage Society, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Downtown Aquarium, Houston Zoo and more. Enjoy unobstructed views and live onboard commentary, and simply hop off at any of the six stops to sightsee in depth. Experience Houston's most noteworthy attractions,... Read More

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Museum Tickets & Passes

Houston Museum of Natural Science General Admission

Houston, USA
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 11.00


Explore one of the most attended museums in the country at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Visit North America's largest dinosaur hall, see the beauty of the Lester and Sue Smith Gem Vault and step back in time at the Hall of Ancient Egypt. The museum is regularly voted one of the... Read More

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Museum Tickets & Passes

The Cockrell Butterfly Center Admission in Houston

Houston, USA
Duration: 20 to 60 mins
Priced From: USD 8.00


The Cockrell Butterfly Center and Brown Hall of Entomology at the Houston Museum of Natural Science provides entertainment and education for the whole family. Walk through a living 3-floor butterfly habitat, marvel at live and preserved specimens of some of the world's largest and weirdest arthropods, and enjoy interactive games and quizzes. This activity includes your entrance fees to the Cockrell Butterfly Center.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

NASA Space Center and Kemah Boardwalk Tour

Houston, USA
Duration: 7 to 8.5 hrs
Priced From: USD 115.00


Guided by a Certified Tourism Ambassador in a climate controlled vehicle with complimentary pickup at your central Houston hotel, home or business. Enjoy 1.5 hour mobile views of Houston's basic landmarks &amp; attractions such as Minute Maid Park, The Toyota Center, River Oaks and more before a cruise to NASA Space Center which draws over 1 million visitors a year. The Ambassador will share the unique history... Read More

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Private Transfers

Low Cost Private Transfer From George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport to Houston City - One Way

Houston, USA
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 121.07


Enjoy a private airport transfer from George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport (IAH) to Houston city. Avoid the lines for taxis and confusion caused by language barriers or public transportation.

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Segway Tours

Houston’s Stadium and Entertainment District Segway Tour

Houston, USA
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 53.04


This small-group segway tour is geared towards gliding around downtown as your local guide highlights the incredible architecture of our city's skyline. There are numerous unique displays of public artwork, historic plazas, and scenic parks that host local events. Points of interest include many of... Read More

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Segway Tours

Houston City Lights Segway Tour

Houston, USA
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 63.87


This segway tour takes place in the late evening and is the perfect idea for anyone wanting to explore downtown Houston after most of the downtown business traffic has gone home for the day. Glide with your tour guide past famous landmarks, historic plazas, and unique art displays. What makes the Houston segway tour unique is its focus on the theatre district and Houston's scenic downtown parks. Your tour will glide... Read More

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Segway Tours

Historic Houston Small-Group Segway Tour

Houston, USA
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 42.22


This 90 minute Houston Segway tour with a local guide is both a historical adventure through downtown Houston and a great way to sight-see all that downtown Houston has to offer. Your Segway tour starts near the Houston Justice District and Houston's famous Main Street. After a short break, your Segway tour will travel through the exciting Main Street District, Houston's Theater District, and many of... Read More

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Self-guided Tours & Rentals

Self-Guided Houston Scavenger Hunt

Houston, USA
Duration: 2 to 3 hrs
Priced From: USD 11.00


Fifteen clues, two hours, one city - this is a self-led scavenger race that sends groups capering around town to solve clues. Unlike other city-wide excursions, this one unshackles racers from the tyranny of official start times and concrete dates. Players simply click on a launch code, head to the starting line, and begin the scavenger hunt whenever they've got a spare two hours. During the process, players will hear fun... Read More

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Shopping Tours

Resale Shopping Tours of Houston

Houston, USA
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 49.95


Enjoy guided mobile transportation to Houston's finest resale stores. If you like shopping for bargains we know where to go.The treasure hunt runs Fridays and Saturdays and stops at several selected thrift and consignment stores, an international shopping mall, and a stop for lunch. Tours start promptly at 9:15 am and concludes at 3:00 pm.

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Shopping Tours

Tanger Outlets Shopping and Houston City Sightseeing Tour

Houston, USA
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 79.95


Find great deals on designer clothes, accessories, shoes and more on a shopping tour to Tanger Outlets from Houston. Leave the driving to the professionals as you relax with round-trip transport by deluxe minivan from downtown Houston to one of the most popular malls in the region. Your full-day... Read More

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Walking Tours

Houston from Below: Underground Tunnel Tour

Houston, USA
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 35.00


Walking through the streets of Houston is pretty special but did you know that there is a whole underground system of tunnels below the city’ This Houston tour will take you through the city, over and underground, until you get to know the city from every angle.

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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Winery Tour in The Woodlands near Houston

Houston, USA
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 99.00


This 5-hour tour takes you to three local wineries where you'll receive VIP treatment. Learn the craft of wine-making and find out how to distinguish between varietals. Transportation between the wineries of Greater Houston means you can focus on wine while your driver handles the road. Tasting fees are not included.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Houston Arrival Shuttle Transfer: Airport to Hotel

Houston, USA
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 18.99


Get to your hotel efficiently and effectively from Houston airport - no waiting for cabs or spending a fortune on last-minute transfers. Instead, take the easy way with a pre-purchased transfer from the Houston Hobby or Intercontinental Airport to your Houston hotel.

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Houston Departure Shuttle Transfer: Hotel to Airport

Houston, USA
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 18.99


Get to Houston airport efficiently and effectively from you hotel - no waiting for cabs or spending a fortune on last-minute transfers. Instead, take the easy way with a pre-purchased shared transfer from your Houston hotel to the Houston Hobby or Intercontinental Airport.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private Arrival Transfer: Houston William P. Hobby Airport to Hotel

Houston, USA
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 18.75


Skip the stress and confusion of finding a taxi upon arrival at Houston's William P. Hobby Airport (HOU). Instead, book this private airport transfer service and enjoy convenient, reliable, comfortable private transportation from the airport to your hotel in downtown Houston, Medical Center or... Read More

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Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Houston William P. Hobby Airport

Houston, USA
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 18.75


Avoid the stress of waiting for taxis or shuttle transfers and instead ensure peace of mind with this convenient private transfer from your hotel to the William P. Hobby Airport. This airport transportation service operates from downtown Houston, Medical Center or Galleria area accommodations.... Read More

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Private Arrival Transfer: Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport to Hotel

Houston, USA
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 22.92


Skip the stress and confusion of finding a taxi upon arrival at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). Instead, book this private airport transfer service and enjoy convenient, reliable, comfortable private transportation from the airport to your hotel in downtown Houston, Medical Center... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Houston, USA
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 22.92


Avoid the stress of waiting for taxis or shuttle transfers and instead ensure peace of mind with this convenient private transfer from your hotel to the George Bush Intercontinental Airport. This airport transportation service operates from your downtown Houston, Medical Center or Galleria... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Sedan Airport Transfer in Houston

Houston, USA
Duration: 1 to 2 hrs
Priced From: USD 95.00


We provide a private airport pickup &amp; transfer from IAH George Bush Intercontinental Airport or Hobby Airport to the destination of your choice anywhere within the city limits of our beautiful City of Houston. Our city is spread far &amp; wide, so destinations outside of Houston City Limits may be subject to extra charges. However, we will let you know in advance.

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SUV Airport Transfer in Houston

Houston, USA
Duration: 1 to 2 hrs
Priced From: USD 140.00


We provide a private airport pickup &amp; transfer from IAH George Bush Intercontinental Airport or Hobby Airport to the destination of your choice anywhere within the city limits of our beautiful City of Houston. Our city is spread far &amp; wide, so destinations outside of the Houston City Limits may be subject to extra charges. However, we will let you know in advance.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Sprinter Van Airport Transfer in Houston

Houston, USA
Duration: 1 to 3 hrs
Priced From: USD 300.00


We provide a private airport pickup &amp; transfer from IAH George Bush Intercontinental Airport or Hobby Airport to the destination of your choice anywhere within the city limits of our beautiful City of Houston. Our city is spread far &amp; wide, so destinations outside of the Houston City Limits may be subject to extra charges. However, we will let you know in advance.

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