7-Day Houston to Rice University, Fort Worth, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston In-depth Tour (Free Airport Pickup)
Tour Code: GOL-HOU-127A
Duration: 7 Day(s) / 6 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
- 7 Days left
Experience: UNESCO, Family
Extra (Excluded): Wifi, Meal etc...
Tour Guide:Chinese, English
Join our guided bus tour to visit Major attractions like Rice University and Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in Houston, Fort Worth Water Gardens, Dallas City Tour, Texas State Capitol and Natural Bridge Caverns are also included. The San Antonio city tour includes Buckhorn Saloon, Texas Ranger Museum and famous The Alamo mission. Visitors can surely enjoy our exciting 7-day tour.
- 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.
Passengers reaching the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) or William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) can take our free airport shuttle service from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Meet the tour guide at the Baggage Claim Area of the airport for Domestic flights and at the Passenger Waiting area for International flights. Guests will be transferred to the hotels after 3 PM (arrivals before 3 PM, can spend their time exploring the local shopping malls, specialty stores, or can wait at the Lobby of the airport.
Guests reaching the airport at other times can take our airport paid pick-up service at $120 for the first two passengers and $20 for each additional passenger.Paid pick-up service is available within 24 hours.
Hotel: Crowne Plaza Near Sugar Land or similar.
In the morning we will start the day by visiting the Toyota Center from outside for 20 minutes. Then guests will head toward Rice University where they will spend almost 40 minutes. Later we move toward Hermann Park and spend a maximum of 20 minutes there. Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will be the last attraction of our day where we will spend almost 180 minutes.
Hotel: Crowne Plaza Suites Houston, Near Sugar Land Or similar. (Breakfast Included)
Hermann Park, TX, this year in 2017 celebrates its 25th anniversary. The Conservancy raises funds actively for renovations, and it includes planned improvements. Hermann Park fosters a sense of community and brings people together. This park is a wonderful place to spend a day, pedal in a pedal boat, jog along the trails, ride a train or enjoy the Japanese Garden peace.
Rice University is one of the comprehensive and prominent research universities. This university offers an interdisciplinary and creative approach to higher education. Here the student gets matchless opportunities to learn through classroom interaction and distinguished faculty assist throughout the program or course.
Toyota Center is situated in downtown Houston and is an indoor arena. It acquires its name Toyota, after the Japanese automobile manufacturer. The arena houses the National Basketball Associations Houston Rockets, who are the primary users of the building.
We will start our first day by traveling to Fort Worth and make our first move toward the Fort Worth Water Gardens where we will spend around 40 minutes. We will also visit the JFK Tribute where President Kennedy gave the last speech and stayed there for at least 20 minutes. At the end of the day, guests will enjoy the Rodeo night tour for 300 minutes almost in which Stockyard Championship Rodeo is Included.
Hotel：Radisson Hotel Fort Worth North-Fossil Creek or similar.
Built in 1974 and located in the south and downtown worth. The Fort Worth water gardens is an interesting and refreshing place. Visitors can experience a variety of waters there. This place is an attraction for many, people go there to relax. This place is architectural and engineering marvel to be enjoyed any time of the year. it features dining, nightlife, free in port worth, family fun, Fort Worth herd, sports and many fun activities.
Fort Worth, TX, is in North Central Texas. This city became important for Cowboys in the late 19th century. Today, this is a modern city, and there are lots of attractions such as the Kimbell Art Museum. There are excellent restaurants offering BBQ to Tex-Mex and world-class cuisine, besides experience Texas Motor Speedway.
Everyone knows President John F. Kennedy, if you visit Dallas Texas then John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial is a place that is very popular, it was erected in 1970 and was designed by Philip Johnson.
Early in the morning, we will start our tour from Dallas and will enjoy the outside views of Dealey Plaza, Sixth Floor Museum, Dallas Holocaust Museum and John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza within an hour maximum. The Pioneer Plaza would be our next destination where we will spend 30 almost minutes and also enjoy the outside views of Dallas City Hall in around 15 minutes. Afterward, we will see an art collection from Dallas Museum of Art and will spend approximately 150 minutes. We will finish the day by spending 90 minutes visiting George W Bush Library.
Hotel：Radisson Hotel Fort Worth North-Fossil Creek or similar.（Breakfast Included)
Located in the heart of Dallas; Dallas Holocaust Museum was established by the 125 Holocaust survivors; it is a unique experience for everyone that represents one of the deadliest events in the human history. Visitors can have an educational tour of the museum and learn more about the event.
In the heart of Art District in Dallas; Dallas Museum of Art holds the record of having more than 24000 artifacts on display. It is a unique experience to visit the Dallas Museum of Art every time because you will find something that will make you visit it each time.
George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, TX is well known for its state-of-the-art interactive exhibits. It gives an in-depth look for the visitors about the American presidency and history. The exhibits in the museum include Life in the White House, a full-size White House Oval Office replica and LED screen showing multimedia clips of entertainment, history, and arts.
Pioneer Plaza, TX is in Dallas. This Segway tour offers the overview of downtown Dallas. It is a segway tour that is a two-hour tour offered once or twice daily. This tour is entertaining, fun and informative. In this tour, Dallas historic landmarks, interesting buildings, and modern skyscrapers can be seen.
The sixth-floor museum is located within the Texas school book depository building. John F Kennedy and Memory of a Nation are the main exhibits on the sixth floor. The public programs and special exhibits are on the seventh floor. The sixth floor Dealey Plaza overlooks the Elm and Houston streets. It has an excellent historical legacy, government investigation reports, and various other documents.
The first destination of day 5 will be Texas State Capitol from inside to spend a roundabout an hour. Then we will move ahead and enjoy a tour on the bus for almost 20 minutes at the University of Texas. Then, Next nearly an hour we will spend at the Texas Military Forces Museum (Saturday Departure tours will not visit the Military Forces Museum). At Night, Travelers will be amazed by the optional estimated 160 minutes San Antonio night tour.
- If Texas State Capitol is closed visitors will see it from outside.
- We will not visit The Texas Military Forces Museum as it remains closed on Monday.
Hotel: Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott San Antonio Downtown, Alamo Plaza or Similar.
Austin is the capital of Texas. It is a central city bordering the region. It houses the University of Texas flagship campus and is popular for its eclectic live-music scene around blues, rock, and country. There are many lakes and parks that it is renowned for activities such as biking, boating, hiking and swimming.
San Antonio Night tour offers an opportunity to see the new side of Dallas. You can enjoy at night the skyline even as you take the river walk cruise. It is impressive, and it looks great as the skyline keeps changing drastically.
Located in the heart of Austin, the Texas Military Forces Museum honors the role of United States Military from the year 1823 to the present day. The museum is portraying the achievements and legacy of volunteer forces and Texas Military forces among many fascinating exhibits including M1902 field gun, Jagdpanzer 38t Hetzer, and many more. Texas Military Forces Museum was established in 1992, attracting millions of visitors from all around the country.
Texas State Capitol contains office and Texas Legislature chambers, besides the office of the Governor. It was completed in Downtown Austin in 1888. Later in 1993, a $75 million extension was completed underground. It is 302.64 feet tall, thereby making it the sixth tallest state Capitol.
The University of Texas at Austin was founded in 1883. It is a public institution having a total undergraduate enrollment of 39,619. It has an urban setting, and the campus size is 434 acres. The calendar is the semester-based academic calendar, and this university ranks the 56th in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges.
We will firstly spend around an hour at The Alamo Mission. After this, travelers will have an amazing approximately 60 minutes at The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum. Our next stop will be the Historic Market Square where we will spend around 60 minutes. We will finish the last day of the tour by visiting the Tower of the Americas and will surely have a memorable almost 60 minutes there.
Hotel: Crowne Plaza Suites Houston, Near Sugar Land or similar. (Breakfast Included)
Alamo Mission insane Antonio was established as a Roman Catholic mission in the 18th century. It was the Battle of the Alamo site and is now a museum in the historic district. The compound was built for the American Indians education after they converted to Christianity.
Buckhorn Saloon & Museum is a famous landmark in San Antonio, Texas. It is primarily recognized for its mounted wildlife species placed inside the museum. It was originally owned by the Albert Friedrich who started collecting the Buckhorns, and later those buckhorns and faunae became a tourist’s attraction. Now, Buckhorn Saloon & Museum is home to over 500 fascinating wildlife collected from all around the globe.
The Historic Market Square in San Antonio Texas, is the largest Mexican marketplace outside of Mexico. It is a 3-block outdoor marketplace comprising of farmers market area, outlets, specialty shops, as well as the souvenir stores and eateries can be found on every step. In both daylight and night, the Historic Market Place stayseventful and busy, visitors from far regions also come and explore this historic marketplace, as it offers a wide verity of shopping material.
Tower of America is in the downtown San Antonio. It is a tall tower of 750 foot and gives the guest to view the most spectacular sights of the Alamo City. The panorama and the observation deck offer a thrilling experience.
Our first destination for the last day will be the Battleship Texas. We will visit Battleship Texas from outside only for around 30 minutes. Later on, we will learn about the history of San Jacinto Monument for almost 30 minutes. Finally, we will travel toward the NASA Space Center and explore it in detail where we will spend approximately 4 hours and more.
Battleship Texas had a major role in the 20th-century naval battles during world wars. Now, it is a memorial that marks the turbulent times and is along the Houston Ship Channel. There are a lot of different programs and tours for students, and the park stores sell gift items and souvenirs.
San Jacinto Monument offers a live view when watched from the top. It overlooks the Battleship Texas and Houston ship channel. The monument is a 567.31-foot-high column that is located in unincorporated Harris County on the Houston Ship Channel, near the Houston city.
Space Center Houston offers a feel of traveling to NASA. The entire family can enjoy it, and there are lots to learn and know here. There are space ships and large rockets, besides plenty of history to learn and see.
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.
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.
Free Airport pick up is available on this tour. The Tour Package price will not include Mandatory Tour Guide tips for Airport Pickup.
Customer can get Free Breakfast Coupon.
Fares for air travel and transport from home to and from the location chosen for pick-up.
Airport pickup service charges $10/person.
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.
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.
|Attractions||Adult||Child(3-11 yrs)||Senior(65+ yrs)|
|Buckhorn Saloon & Museum, TX||$22.00||$17.00||$22.00|
|George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, TX||$21.00||$15.00||$18.00|
|Natural Bridge Cavern, TX||$23.50||$15.25||$23.50|
|San Antonio Night Tour (Including Riverwalk Cruise), TX||$35.00||$25.00||$30.00|
|Space Center Houston, TX||$29.95||$24.95||$27.95|
|Stockyards Championship Rodeo, TX||$25.00||$20.00||$20.00|
|Tower of America, TX||$14.00||$11.00||$12.00|
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.
- Complimentary Airport Pickup service is available from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)/William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) between 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
- Meet the tour guide at the baggage claim area for Domestic arrivals and For international arrivals meet the guide outside at customs exit.
- Paid pickup service is available for 24 hours. $100 for 1 or 2 persons and $20 per additional person will be charged.
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.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
No matter what the reason of cancellation is no refund or reschedule for any cancellation request made with in last 7 days of departure date. Even if the cancellation request comes in because of COVID.
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.
⇒ 15 days or more prior to departure - 10% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.
⇒ 8-15 days prior to departure - 55% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.
⇒ 7 days prior to departure – 100% tour fees will be charged as cancellation.
An add-on fee of 6% for handling fees is charged in addition to the above penalties. No matter what the reason for cancellation is this processing fee will be deducted from 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.
⇒ 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.
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.
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.
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 2 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 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.
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.