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3-Day Houston to Baton Rouge, Oak Alley Plantation and New Orleans Tour

Tour Code: GOL-HOU-117
Duration: 3 Day(s) / 2 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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3-Day Houston to Baton Rouge, Oak Alley Plantation and New Orleans Tour
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

Extra (Excluded): Wifi, Meal etc...

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Fri(all year), Random Dates

Highlights :

Explore Bayou Rum Distillery, Baton Rouge, Louisiana State Capitol, French Quarter, Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, Carriage Tour, Oak Alley Plantation, Swamp Tour, Mardi Gras World, Loyola University, Mississippi Steamboat Cruise, and National World War II Museum on our exciting bus tour starting from Houston with special discounts and hotel accommodations.

  • Only the guides and drivers who have COVID 19 negative can provide services from now onwards. Drivers and Guides will wear the mask. They will disinfect the bus daily. Travelers will have to wear the mask and their temperature will be monitored regularly. Travelers will be provided with hand sanitizer and wipes. We recommend travelers to bring their own hand sanitizer also. Bus sitting will be based on the standards set by the Government.

Itinerary

Begin the tour from Houston in the morning and make the first stop at the Bayou Rum Distillery, mainly known as the world's largest rum distillery with traditional methods of fermentation, distillation, maturation, and bottling. Continue the journey to Baton Rouge, the capital and the largest city in Louisiana state. Here, we will visit the Louisiana State Capitol, and step on the top-floor Observation Deck overlooking the breathtaking views of the city. After that, we will reach the French Quarter district in New Orleans. Discover the charms of the region by exploring Bourbon Street as well as the live Jazz Performers on every corner, taste the authentic cuisines, tour the Café De Monde, and much more. Continue to Jackson Square, an 18th-century site mainly known as the Place d'Armes. Later, all guests are invited to join our Carriage Tour highlighting the vibrant culture of the French Quarter. Return to the hotels overnight.

Hotel: Wingate by Wyndham Slidell, New Orleans East Area or Similar.


Attractions

Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge is the capital city of Louisiana state situated on the Mississippi River, primarily known for its Antebellum sites. The renowned castle-themed capitol, French Creole house, Magnolia Mound Plantation, LSU Rural Life Museum, are the most appealing attractions of Baton Rouge city along with stunning gardens, beaches, and historic architecture.

Bayou Rum Distillery, LA

Bayou Rum is the country's largest privately-owned rum distillery. The Bayou Rum Distillery is primarily recognized for its historical and traditional approaches of rum-producing which include the processes fermentation, distillation, maturation, and then bottling processes.

Bourbon Street, LA

Bourbon Street, LA, this is a renowned French Quarter street and an ideal place to host birthday or bachelor party or even the girls night out. The Bourbon Street has the best bars, DJs, and endless celebration opportunities, besides being steeped in history and 18th-century beauty.

French Quarter, LA

The oldest neighborhood in the city of New Orleans is famous with the name of French Quarter. It is also known as Vieux Carre. It was established in the year 1718.

Jackson Square, LA

Jackson Square is essentially a historic park in New Orleans, in the 1960’s it was officially declared a National Historic Landmark and has remained a really popular tourist attraction.

Louisiana State Capitol, LA

the castle-themed Louisiana State Capitol building is built in a stunning Art Deco style, which is home to the state’s Legislature Office, House of Representatives, Senate, and Governor Office. It is also the tallest and most iconic building in the Baton Rouge city.

Royal Carriages French Quarter, LA

Taking the Royal Carriages tour is the best way to get around the historic charms of French Quarter. The horses pull royal Carriages and carry up to 11 passengers with a professional tour guide presenting the history authentically and excitingly.

In the morning, our group will begin the journey after the breakfast. Travel to the renowned Mardi Gras World located along the Mississippi River. Guests tour the 27-thousand-meter working warehouse where displays are made for Mardi Gras parades. We will pass by Tulane University and Loyola University. Our next stop is the Oak Alley Plantation, a historic landmark. Guests can take the Swamp Tour highlighting the picturesque ecosystem of the New Orleans.

Hotel: Wingate by Wyndham Slidell, New Orleans East Area or Similar.


Attractions

Mardi Gras World, LA

Located in the heart of New Orleans, Mardi Gras World is a world-renowned 300,000 square foot tourists site and a warehouse where the alluring floats are prepared for the Mardi Gras Events and Parades.

New Orleans Swamp Tour, LA

New Orleans swamp tours give you an opportunity to explore the swamps surrounding New Orleans. There are interesting things, and you can see alligators in the swamps teeming with many other wildlife, right from herons, bald eagles, mink, egrets, turtles and lots of flora and fauna.

Oak Alley Plantation, LA

The western side of Mississippi River has a historic plantation with exceptional visual attributes, known as Oak Alley Plantation. The scenery, agriculture and architecture are the most remarkable attractions of the plantation.

St. Charles Avenue, LA

It’s a charming tourist’s destination and one of the primary thoroughfare in New Orleans City. It is also residing the historic St. Charles Streetcar line, oak-shaded avenue, as well as the grand iconic mansions, attracts the visitors and more.

Steamboat Natchez, LA

A uniquely wonderful place for boat riding! The delicious food, especially creamed spinach and fried fish delights the visitors a lot. Besides, the live jazz music creates an atmosphere of intoxication and cheers.

After breakfast in the morning, we are headed off to the National World War II Museum, a famous American Military History Museum. The fun will begin as soon as our guests board a Mississippi Steamed Jazz Cruise, for some sightseeing in a stunning setting with live Jazz Music performances on the cruise and much more. After that, guests will be taken back to Houston to conclude the tour.


Attractions

New Orleans Steamboat, LA

Enjoy the hospitality of New Orleans by coming aboard the Steamboat which features in awesome dinner arrangements and jazz performances run daily all year round in the authentic Steamboat styles. You can also visit the Steam Engine Room and get local food and beverages.

New Orleans, LA

New Orleans is a fascinating cities that are truly a unique melting pot of food, culture, and music. This is the most historically and culturally rich destination of America. It has plenty of place to stay, eat and things to do.

The National WWII Museum, LA

The National WWII Museum is a must visit place. It offers an amazing way of learning more about the women and men who fought, lived and died during WWII. Exhibition shows the allied forces the way they worked towards the war end.


  The order of itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.

  The order of activities held during the tour is planned by the tour guide. So, it may be different from what is mentioned on the tour page. On fewer occasions, Tour Guide has to skip an attraction or few during the tour depending on weather, traffic, group interest or some other reason.

  Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.

  You can skip some optional activities during the tour and plan something on your own. Make sure that you coordinate with Tour guide and stay with the group with next activity. Please note you cannot stay on the bus if you skip some optional activity.

  Probable hotel names are mentioned in the itinerary. It can be similar or a different hotel of the similar rating. Exact Hotel details can only be provided one day before the departure.

  Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.

  These tours are conducted in a group. A group can have people of several cultures. We expect each person to coordinate with Tour guide to make sure things are on track.

  Though attractions are optional but you have to at least take 2 attractions.

Pricing


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What's Included

  Most of the tours are carried out in air conditioned bus. A minivan can also be used depending on the number of people booking the tour.

  Tour is inclusive of hotel accommodation.

  Inclusive of all taxes.

  Tour is accompanied by the tour guide.

 Customer can get Free Breakfast Coupon.


What's Excluded

  Fares for air travel and transport from home to and from the location chosen for pick-up.

  Expenditure for personal purposes.

  Fee for Optional Activities and entrance. Pay in cash to the tour guide. He will arrange tickets.Some attractions might be closed on public holidays. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.

  A minimum tip of $10 per passenger per day for Tour Guide and Driver is not included in the price of the tour package. Pay it in cash to Tour guide and bus driver. This service fees collected from passengers complement the incomes of the driver and the tour guide. 

  Travel insurance.

  Though the meals are excluded, but the guides will arrange them for you.

  Room fees of personal nature, such as, laundry fees, telephone, service fees of valets, expenses on alcoholic drinks and what you buy from the mini bar. However, specified fees may be included.

Important Notice: Passengers are discouraged from purchasing admission packages from sources outside and trying to use them for this tour provided at a discounted price. In case they want to do so, they must arrange transport the same day.


Attraction Prices

Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior (65+ yrs)
Mardi Gras World, LA $22.00 $14.00 $17.00
New Orleans Swamp Tour, LA $27.00 $27.00 $16.00
Oak Alley Plantation, LA $27.00 $12.00 $25.00
Royal Carriages French Quarter, LA $20.00 $20.00 $20.00
Steamboat Natchez, LA $48.00 $10.00 $24.00
The National WWII Museum, LA $28.00 $18.00 $24.00

  All the prices are listed in USD.

  Tour display price is based on double occupancy. It is the price each person will pay if a group of two is traveling.

  Prices may change without any notice.

  Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.

  Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.

  Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.

  Only the tour guide can purchase entrance tickets for you. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT acceptable.

  A free (i.e. Buy 2 Get 1 Free) person, not showing up on a departure date will result in a penalty. The penalty is usually the fourth person price, but it varies. Free person has to pay for some admission tickets that is included in the tour package price of Paid Person.

  There must be at least one passenger of 18 years for every booking made with GoldenBusTours. For Children between the age group of 2 to 14 years, a different price will be charged. Please refer to Child price on our pricing calendar. Child Age may vary between different bus operators. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel. If the 5th person is infant you will be charged normally then with the second room as an expense.

  Activities are optional though, but each customer has to participate in 2 activities at least. No city pass allowed. Some attractions are mandatory. Each customer has to take part in them and have to pay for them in cash.

Departure Location

Departure Location

  • 9090 Southwest Fwy, (Crowne Plaza Near Sugar Land) Houston, TX 77074 at 8:00 AM
  • 9999 Bellaire Blvd, (Chinatown Houston) Houston, TX 77036 at 8:15 AM

Return Location

  • Paid Drop off service is available after 11:00 PM at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)/William P. Hobby Airport (HOU). $100 for 1st & 2nd persons and $20 extra per guest starts from 3rd guest
  • Kindly book your flight to depart from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) after 3:30 PM
  • 9999 Bellaire Blvd, (Chinatown Houston) Houston, TX 77036
  • 9090 Southwest Fwy, (Crowne Plaza Near Sugar Land) Houston, TX 77074

Important Notes

  Arrive at departure location 10 to 15 minutes before the mentioned time to make sure you catch the bus on time. If in case you are late, the bus will not wait for you at the location and ultimately you will miss the entire tour (no refund in this case).

  Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations

  There is a possibility that tour operator may use a shuttle to drop you off at the return location. It usually happens in the case of multiple return locations.

  You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early.

  Please note that price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.

  If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location.

  If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.

  On West Coast tours some bus operators have a lot of departure locations. A slow start is expected on these tours.

Policies

Cancellation and Refund Policy

No matter the reason for the cancellation, we are forced to carry costly charges from out travel and hotel providers in the form of penalties and fees that re-incurred when there is a cancellation of confirmed or pending bookings. As such, there are cancellation penalties or fees incurred. Determination of the time of cancellation will be done when the notice is received and confirmed by our office. You must make any notice of cancellation directly to GoldenBusTours by email or webmail at the Contact Us section.

We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure with respect to operating requirement or circumstances beyond control. In case a cancellation is made at any given moment in time before departure, our only liability as GoldenBusTours will be to refund you, the passenger with the amount we received for the booking of the tour. We will try our best to re-book the same or similar tour. We are not responsible for any cancellation penalties that may have been incurred on any other travel arrangements inclusive of separate purchase of air tickets.

We are not liable for any other travel arrangements that have been affected as a result of the cancellations.


Cancellation charges 

⇒  A 15% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 13 days or more before the departure date.

⇒  A 40% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 3-12 days or more before the departure date.

⇒  A 100% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 3 days before the departure date.

⇒  A 100% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs on departure day.

An add-on fee of 6% for handling fees is charged in addition to the above penalties. No matter what the reason of cancellation is this processing fee will be deducted on each refund.

There is no refund for unused features. You forfeit the entire payment when you are a no show.

In order for there not to be a cancellation, a minimum number of participants are required. We reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip although every effort is made by us to ensure that normal operations are maintained.

Note: More 30 days after the completion of the tour, we cannot grant any refunds.

Buy 2 Get 3rd Free: 

⇒  In the case of free passenger cancellation kindly update us 7 days before the departure. 

⇒  In the case of late cancellation request or free passenger does not show up on tour day then $128 will be charged.

Cancellation and reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection. If you reschedule tour and later decides to cancel it then cancellation charges will be applicable to the original departure date and not to the rescheduled one.

Reservation, Booking & Redemption

Terms & Conditions

Any travel service purchases indicate your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions set out herein.

You are advised to carefully read through and understand these Terms & Conditions before making your booking.


Tour Confirmation

You will get an email immediately once you place an order. Tour Confirmation usually takes 2, 3 days except for urgent order. Urgent orders can be confirmed in a day or even few hours, but we can’t assure success in these cases. On fewer occasions, some of the others may require a longer period of time for confirmation. You are advised not to book airline tickets unless you have received the confirmation.


E-Ticket (Mandatory to be on bus)

Your e-ticket includes complete operator information such as local telephone numbers at your destination. You are required to print the e-tickets and bring them along with you on the trip. They will be needed as proof of purchase.


Changes in Booking

You may incur a fee for any revisions or alterations made to the reservation when the booking has already been confirmed. Cancellation fees may be applied to things such as name changes or corrections. They may also apply to tour date changes or tour itinerary changes. Please note that no departure changes are permitted 72 hours before departure.


Changes in Tour Itinerary

We are continuously striving to improve tour itineraries and features. In the event of unforeseen circumstances that are beyond the control, we do reserve the right to vary the itineraries and to substitute hotels. Duplicate departures may operate during certain peak periods, sometimes in reverse order. As such, hotels may vary from those included on the itinerary pages.

Reschedule

​If you wish to reschedule your tour (change the departure date or choose a different tour) then a reschedule fees may be applied. A reschedule fees of $25 or 6% (which one is higher) will be applied. Please note that all reschedule requests should be made before 18 days of tour departure. Requests made after the mentioned duration shall not be entertained.​

Cancellation and reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection.

Pricing

1. One room can accommodate maximum 4 people. Even if you are 5 people including 1 month old baby you still need 2 rooms.

2. If you can carry your child up to 3 years of age then you do not need to book seats for him. It may vary from one tour to another.

3. Service providers hold the right to change the itinerary and hotel arrangements without any notice.

4. Child (0-9 years) and Single traveler going on the tour have special rates. These prices vary from one tour to another.

5. Meals and Attractions are not included. You can ask your tour guide to try to arrange the meal for you as per your requirements. For attractions, admission fees pay it to the tour guide on the tour.

6. Prices may change without any notice because of prices fluctuation in the market.

7. All prices mentioned on the website are in US dollars.

8. In Case of Bank Wire Transfer customer have to bear Wire transfer fee.

9. Tour package price is inclusive of taxes.

10. Tour Prices are every individual and in view of room inhabitance.

11. Final hotels booked may not be same as the one mentioned on the website.

Child Rate:

Child rates are applicable for children between (0-12 years) of age. Parents are advised to bring car seats for the safety of their child.

Buy 2 Get 3rd discounted: Get 3rd Ticket on special discounted rates on the purchase of 2 tickets.

Responsibility

1.We highly recommend you to provide your flight details while booking tour with us or at least send us flight details via email 3 days before your tour departure. In case of non-compliance, you will be asked to join your hotel on the first day of tour at your own expense
 
2. Please check our return timings before booking your return flights at the end of the tour. During high season (National and Summer Holidays) book your flights at least 1 hour later than the suggested time.

3. Before booking any tour make sure to go through every detail like tour itinerary, tour price, cancellation policy,  reschedule and refund policies.

4. You should either bring a printed copy of your E-Ticket or bring it in your smartphone on the day of tour departure. You should also bring a valid photo ID along with your E-Ticket. In the case of any issues for not carrying E-Ticket or Photo ID GoldenBusTour will not be responsible.

5.Make sure to provide a valid phone number so we can reach you in the case of any emergency.

6. Please read all important notes, inclusion, exclusion section, terms and conditions, policies and below notes.

    6a. Tour Operator holds the right to cancel the tour at any time depending on poor weather condition or some other unforeseen circumstances. However, GoldenBusTour will update its customers about the cancellation and shall not be held accountable for charges other than tour fees.

    6b. Change in tour price will not affect any confirmed booking.

    6c. Tour Operator can change the order of itinerary at any time without any notice.

7.You will be responsible for your travel documents during the tour.

8.Reach Departure location about 20 to 30 minutes before departure time. Unfortunately, no one will wait for you in case you get in late. The bus mostly has Bus Operator name and logo on it. Even if you are five minutes late and miss the bus then GoldenBusTours or Tour Operator will not be responsible. There will be no refund in this case. You will be charged 100% tour fee.

Reviews

Reviews

Kanak
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I decided to take my kids on the bus tour on their vacations from school. The tour seemed quite family-friendly, especially the destinations we have to visit on the bus tour were truly remarkable as in fact, who wouldn’t like to go visit the Oak Alley Plantation, Mardi Gras World, and the Mississippi Steamboat Cruise just took the breathes away. Lovely trip with you guys! See you soon on my next vacations.

Luo
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it was lovely being part of the trip that I have been willing to take for many weeks. Finally, on the Christmas Holidays, I found myself out of all the daily-life fuss. The bus tour wasn’t much expensive as compared to the service and fun it offers. The Observatory at the Louisiana State Capitol was just so magical. Overall, the journey was fun and the hotels in which we were accommodated were not so luxurious and 5-star sot of, they were economically decent and worth spending the night.

Shi Chu
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We really had an amazing time during these 3 days. We saw some pretty amazing things for the first time. Bayou Rum Distillery, Baton Rouge, Louisiana State Capitol, French Quarter, Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, Carriage Tour, Oak Alley Plantation, Swamp Tour, Mardi Gras World, Loyola University, Mississippi Steamboat Cruise, and National World War II Museum. The hotels were great and the organization of the tour was very professional. They really did a great job.

Sadie J. Baca
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In my opinion this was one of the best travel agencies i have dealt with, The tour was really very well organized, there was no delay and we were always on schedule. also the tour guide was really nice guy and funny, and he were also very professional. The bus was okay and hotels were great, in Niagara Falls the hotel was really close to the falls. I really want to thank Golden Bus Tours for such an amazing job.

Hema Mandal
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The best thing in that tour was the organization, it really very well organized in each part, we moved exactly on time and during the tor we were always moving according to our schedule. we spent an amazing time. We saw Bayou Rum Distillery, Baton Rouge, Louisiana State Capitol, French Quarter, Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, Carriage Tour, Oak Alley Plantation, Swamp Tour, Mardi Gras World, Loyola University, Mississippi Steamboat Cruise, and National World War II Museum.

Sid Ramesh
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The best thing we loved about that tour is the tour guide. Our tour guide was really a great guy. He was very helpful and very professional yet so friendly and funny at the same time. Our bus was clean and comfortable though there was no bathroom available so we had to stop for breaks, the hotels were really clean and comfortable. I really would like to thank Golden bus tours for organizing that tour , it was a great 3 day vacation for us.

Sid Ramesh
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The best thing we loved about that tour is the tour guide. Our tour guide was really a great guy. He was very helpful and very professional yet so friendly and funny at the same time. Our bus was clean and comfortable though there was no bathroom available so we had to stop for breaks, the hotels were really clean and comfortable. I really would like to thank Golden bus tours for organizing that tour , it was a great 3 day vacation for us.

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