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7-Day Houston to George Ranch Historic Park, Oak Alley Plantation, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, New Orleans and San Antonio Tour (Free Airport Pickup)

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7-Day Houston to George Ranch Historic Park, Oak Alley Plantation, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, New Orleans and San Antonio Tour (Free Airport Pickup)
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Departure City Houston TX US
Return City Houston TX US; New Orleans LA US
Language Chinese and English
Available Days Thu,Sat(2017-01-01 To 2018-12-31)
Duration 7 Day(s) / 6 Night(s)
Tour code GOL-HOU-108A

In-depth sightseeing is assured, besides enjoying breakfast, visit University of Texas, Rice University, stay in French Quarter District hotel, Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Cockrell Butterfly Center, natural science halls and exhibits, the Burke Baker Planetarium, Wortham Giant Screen Theatre, The Morian Hall of Paleontology that is skeleton-free, Rice University, Willy’s statue, Twilight Epiphany Skyspace, Toyota center, Houston zoo, George W Bush Presidential Library, the personal papers, official records and artifacts of the president, The Historic Stockyard at Fort Worth, Austin, Governor’s office, live jazz performance bar, Café De Monde for lunch or dinner, visit Jackson Square, National World War II Museum, Mississippi Steamed Jazz Cruise and enjoy live jazz performance in New Orleans.

Day 1
Hometown – Houston

On Day 1 after guests reach the George Bush Intercontinental Airport baggage claim area, the tour guide will meet the guests waiting and take you to hotel check-in. Hotel check-in time is after 3:00 pm. Guests can go shopping in the nearby stores or mall or take good rest in the lobby. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza near Sugar Land or Similar.

Day 2
Houston – Dallas

Start in the morning, have your breakfast and visit the Houston Museum of Natural Science that has four floors of natural science halls and exhibits, the Burke Baker Planetarium, the Cockrell Butterfly Center, and the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre. Also visit the Morian Hall of Paleontology that has several prehistoric beasts and no display of ancient.  Visit the Rice University and see Willy’s statue, the founder of the memorial and Twilight Epiphany Skyspace of James Turrells. Further, we will stop by Toyota Center, a Houston Rockets indoor arena.  Pass by the Houston Zoo, police officers memorial and head to Dallas. Take good rest in the hotel

Hotel: Holiday Inn Garland or Similar.

Day 3
Dallas – Fort Worth

Start on Day 3, after breakfast visit the George W Bush Presidential Library. We will follow the path of history to George W Bush Presidential Library. The mission of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is to preserve and make available for research the official records, personal papers, and artifacts of President George H.W. Bush, to support democracy, promote civic education, and increase historical understanding of U.S. national experience through the life and times of George Bush.  Proceed to visit The Historic Stockyard at Fort Worth, understand the life pattern of Cowboys. After lunch, we will be at Dealey Plaza in the Sixth-floor museum examining the President John F. Kennedy legacy, death, life and times. Proceed to Dallas World Aquarium; see Orinoco Rainforest, different birds flying freely namely toucans, scarlet ibis, and three - toed sloth, animals such as caecilians, electric eels, Orinoco crocodiles, poison dart frogs and vampire bats. We will also visit the Arts District in the Downtown Dallas and visit the Reunion Tower and view the city from the Observation deck, on the way see Pioneer Plaza, while passing the Giant Eyeball. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Garland or Similar.

Day 4
Austin – San Antonio

On Day 4, after breakfast in the morning arrive at Austin, the Texas Capital city and see the chambers and offices of the Texas Legislature and the Governor’s Office. Go on a tour to see the House and Senate chamber, State Capitol library, and Governor’s public reception room. Proceed to the University of Texas; you will be charmed to see the fountains, UT Tower and statues in the campus and head to San Antonio passing by Hope Outdoor Gallery. On the way back, stop at the supermarket and buy requisites. There is night tour optional to go to San Antonio to see the Tower of Americas, tower of Friendship, the river walk cruise for night view, and the amazing lighting show. Get back and take rest in the hotel.

Hotel: Best Western Plus San Antonio or Similar.

Day 5
San Antonio – Houston

Start in the morning, enjoy your breakfast and head to the Alamo Mission and know about the Texas Revolution.  From there, we will go to the River Walk that features shops, bars, restaurants, nature and public art. We will pass AT&T Center of “Spurs” and reach George Ranch History Park that spans over 100 years. Visit the Cowboys herd and understand Cattle Demonstrations. In the evening reach the hotel and stay overnight.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza near Sugar Land or Similar.

Day 6
Houston – New Orleans

On Day, after breakfast start in the morning to reach a U.S. National Historic Landmark, Oak Alley Plantation.  Seize the view of 300 years old oak trees and distinctive environment of New Orleans. Proceed to a Swamp tour, a boat ride showcasing unique ecosystem and guests can see turtles, snakes, alligators, egrets, ibis, herons and many more species.  Guests can enjoy the remaining part of the day by exploring the areas, enjoy live jazz performance bar, visit Café De Monde and have Beignets and coffee or fresh oyster and Cajun crawfish for dinner. Another addition is visiting Jackson Square and enjoying the nightlife. Reach the hotel at night and take good rest.

Hotel: Hotel 504 French Quarter or Similar.

Day 7
New Orleans – Houston

Enjoy your breakfast ON Day 7 and start in the morning to visit National World War II Museum and know about World War II. In the noon, we will go on a two-hour Mississippi Steamed Jazz Cruise. Enjoy live jazz performance even on the steamboat in New Orleans and return to get your flight as guests will bead to Houston for drop off.

Note: Guests, choose flight after 10.00 pm leaving from IAH

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.
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 $8 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)
Dallas World Aquarium, TX$20.95$14.95$16.95
George Ranch Historical Park, TX$10.00$5.00$9.00
George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, TX$19.00$17.00$16.00
Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX$25.00$15.00$15.00
Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour, LA$27.00$16.00$27.00
Oak Alley Plantation, LA$22.00$8.00$22.00
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
Steamboat Natchez, LA$44.00$22.00$44.00
The National WWII Museum, LA$26.00$16.50$22.50
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) 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 $10 per additional person will be charged.

Returns Locations

Kindly book your flights after 4:00 PM from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) or George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) after 10:00 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.

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 60% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 3-10 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.

 

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.

An add-on fee of 6% for handling fees is charged in addition to the above penalties.

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.

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.

Wang Ju
50 4

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.

Lushang
21 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!

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