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7-Day Houston to San Jacinto Monument, Rice University, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio and Houston In-depth Tour (Free Airport Pickup)

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7-Day Houston to San Jacinto Monument, Rice University, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio and Houston In-depth Tour (Free Airport Pickup)
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Departure City Houston TX US
Return City Houston TX US
Language Chinese and English
Available Days Tue,Wed (2018-01-16 To 2023-12-31)
Duration 7 Day(s) / 6 Night(s)
Tour code GOL-HOU-108A

Explore Houston Museum of Natural Science, Rice University, Toyota Center, Hermann Park, Battleship Texas, San Jacinto Monument, NASA Space Center, Dolphin Cruise, Sundance Square, Fort Worth Water Gardens, Fort Worth Stockyards, Texas Cowboy Hall, Stockyards Championship Rodeo, George W Bush Presidential Library, Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Reunion Tower Observatory, Giant Eyeball, Texas State Capitol, University of Texas at Austin, UT Tower, Texas Military Forces Museum, HOPE Outdoor Gallery, San Antonio Night Tour, Alamo Mission, Buckhorn Museum, Historic Market Square, and Tower of the Americas on our exciting bus tour starting from Houston with special discounts.

Day 1
Hometown – Houston

Passengers taking a flight from their hometown and reaching the Houston city will be escorted by our professional tour guides; reach the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) or William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) to take our complimentary airport pick service between 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Domestic flight arrivals can meet our travel guides at the Luggage Claiming Region, and international flights will meet at the Passenger Waiting Zone of the airport. After 3 PM, guests will be transferred to the hotels (arrivals reaching the airport before 3 PM can spend their time exploring the local malls and specialty shops). Overnight stay in Houston. *other time arrivals at the airport can take our paid pick-up as $100 for two individuals and $20 for each additional individual.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Near Sugar Land or Similar. 

Day 2
Houston City Tour

Today, our group will explore the charms of the Houston City. Begin the day visiting Houston Museum of Natural Science, country’s most renowned science museum with three primary sections of Burke Baker Planetarium, Cockrell Butterfly Center, Wortham Giant Screen Theatre, as well as the giant preserved Dinosaurs skeletons and similar exhibits are the top attractions. Our next stop is Rice University, where guests will enjoy exploring this state’s most leading educations institute as well as its iconic attractions including James Turrell's Skyspace and Willy Statue. Before we head to Outlets Mall for some famous brand shopping, our group will stop by the Toyota Center and Hermann Park. Overnight return to the hotels.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Near Sugar Land or Similar. 

Day 3
Houston In-Depth Tour

Begin the day touring Battleship Texas, a renowned United States Naval Battleship that played a significant role in World Wars, now it’s docked at the Houston Ship Channel. Then, we will arrive at San Jacinto Monument – world’s tallest column and an iconic symbol in heart of Houston city. Enter the renowned NASA Space Center, home to wide a variety of space exhibits including astronaut training center, NASA’s latest rocket models & programs, space shuttle, and similar. Later, guests will appreciate taking a Dolphin Cruise highlighting the friendly dolphins in their natural habitat. Overnight return to the hotels.

Hotel:  Crowne Plaza Near Sugar Land or Similar. 

Day 4
Houston – Fort Worth

In the morning, our group travels to Sundance Square located in the downtown Fort Worth. It is vibrant city-block with filled with dazzling lights and attraction including boutiques, eateries, night spots, art galleries, outlet brand stores, and much more. Explore the city’s iconic Fort Worth Water Gardens. Immerse yourself discovering the core charms of Fort Worth Stockyards which is a historic district with an authentic western culture; it was once home to outlaws, cowboys, and cattlemen. Here, the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame is famous tourist’s attraction honoring the individuals who played a significant role promoting the rodeo and the true western lifestyle in US State of Texas. After dinner, the Stockyards Championship Rodeo brings a delightful ending of the day for its live performances of bull riding, barrel racing, and similar.

Hotel: Radisson Hotel Fort Worth or Similar. 

Day 5
Dallas City Tour

Today, our group makes the first stop at George W Bush Presidential Library honoring the legacy and lifestyle of President George W. Bush. Continue the journey to Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. The museum is built exactly at the spot from where the Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed the American President John F. Kennedy. Sixth Floor Museum portrays the lifestyle, legacy, achievements, and death of the President John F. Kennedy. Appreciate discovering the remarkable bird-eye views of Dallas from the top-floor Reunion Tower Observatory. Guests will witness the famous the landmarks such as the Giant Eyeball Site, Pioneer Plaza. AA Center, and similar. Overnight return to the hotels.

Hotel: Radisson Hotel Fort Worth or Similar. 

Day 6
Austin – San Antonio (Night Tour)

Begin the tour in the morning and make the first stop at Texas State Capitol building in Austin. Texas State Capitol is one of the oldest capitol buildings in the country, built in the year 1888 in a spectacular Italian Renaissance Revival architecture. Here, our professional tour guide will lead the visitors to browse the Texas Legislature, Office of the Governor, and Senate (In a case of Texas State Capitol building being closed for public, our group will tour it from outside instead). Take a guided tour of the University of Texas at Austin, and browse the UT Tower, fountain, statues, as well as the student culture of the campus. Explore the renowned military museum, Texas Military Forces Museum (the museum remains closed on Mondays). Witness the charms of HOPE Outdoor Gallery, and arrive at the San Antonio. This vibrant city is known for its dazzling nightlife scene and awe-inspiring attractions; we invite all the guests to take our San Antonio Night Tour highlighting Tower Friendship, Tower of Americas, River Walk Cruise, and much more.

Hotel: Best Western Plus Fiesta San Antonio, Wyndham or Similar. 

Day 7
San Antonio – Houston

Today, our group makes the first stop at Alamo Mission in San Antonio. It is a renowned history museum depicting the history of Battle of Alamo that played a significant role in the revolution of US state of Texas. Visit the famous Buckhorn Museum housing over 500 different animal species collected from all around the world. Immerse yourself discovering the charms of Historic Market Square, also recognized as the largest Mexican marketplace in the United States. Take in the wonderful views of Alamo City from the top-floor Observatory at Tower of the Americas. Later, we will transfer our guests to George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) for the flights booked after 8:00 PM.

IMPORTANT NOTES
  • 1. The order of itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.
  • 7. 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.
  • 8. Though attractions are optional but you have to at least take 2 attractions.
  • 9. Please book your flights after receiving e-ticket for your tour.
cost includes

  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 Pickup is available on this tour.

​ Customer can get Free Breakfast Coupon.

cost Excludes

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

  Airport pickup service charges $8/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. 

  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.



Attractions Adult Child (3-11 yrs) Senior (65+ yrs)
Buckhorn Saloon & Museum, TX$22.00$17.00$22.00
Dolphin Cruise in Golf of Mexico, TX$13.80$9.20$13.80
Fort Worth Stockyards, TX$23.50$13.50$17.50
George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, TX$16.00$10.00$13.00
Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX$25.00$15.00$15.00
Reunion Tower, TX$17.00$8.00$14.00
San Antonio Night Tour (Including Riverwalk Cruise), TX$35.00$25.00$35.00
Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, TX$16.00$13.00$14.00
Space Center Houston, TX$29.95$24.95$27.95
Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, TX$6.00$3.00$5.00
Tower of America, TX$12.00$9.00$10.00
Important Notes
  • 1. All the prices are listed in USD.
  • 2. Tour display price is based on double occupancy. It is the price each person will pay if a group of two is traveling.
  • 3. Prices may change without any notice.
  • 4. Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.
  • 5. Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.
  • 6. Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.
  • 7. Only the tour guide can purchase entrance tickets for you. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT acceptable.
  • 8. 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.
  • 9. 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.
  • 10. 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 Locations

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.    

Returns Locations

Kindly book your flights from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)/William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) after 8:00 PM.

Important Notes
  • 1. 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).
  • 2. Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early.
  • 5. Please note that price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.
  • 6. If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location.
  • 7. If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.
  • 8. On West Coast tours some bus operators have a lot of departure locations. A slow start is expected on these tours.
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.

Cancellation

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.

 

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.

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.

Lixue
78 3

This is the best week we ever had in Texas, moreover, we truly get in that immersive cowboy atmosphere in both Fort Worth and Houston, of course, Dallas is a developed city, great sites and food there. The tour guiding person was a great facility on the course of our bus tour. According to my experience, this is the best tour in Texas with great hotels, buses, and destinations, but it’s a bit pricey. Thanks a lot, though.

Lushang
69 2

Planning for a 7 days trip covering most of Houston was truly interesting. There was nothing to regret and every place we visited seem to be very meaningful and important. We feared initially to spend 7 days, but the accommodations, the tour guide, the eatery places and all were perfect. Our tour operator ensured each guest has their details available and in a group we were like a family. This tour covered high universities to old oak trees. The Jazz live performance was amazing and this was the first time we were watching it as live performance. A great tour!

Bik
56 6

To be honest, I have never enjoyed the bus tour to the fullest since there already many people with us, though they were nice, I just prefer my own family-vibe when out on the vacations. However, the journey was great, especially it had such great site for us to us explore and San Antonio Journey was the best – we would remember this bus journey forever. I think Fort Worth has other better lodgings instead of that Radisson Hotel, which was decent but not what we were looking for!

Wang Ju
50 9

This 7 day tour was perfect, but for small slips and buts. The places of importance were covered. The historical facts of president and old times were really intact and that was surprising. The places we ate were also good and served us exceptionally good coffee. I am a coffee lover and so yes, it was for me. The accommodation could have been better; it was looking a bit old styled rooms with plain walls giving a boring appearance. The bathroom also had basic features available and it would have nice to have more fittings to feel home away from home.

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