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8-Day Houston to Austin, New Orleans, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio and NASA Space Center Tour

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8-Day Houston to Austin, New Orleans, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio and NASA Space Center Tour
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Departure City Houston TX US
Return City Houston TX US
Language Chinese and English
Available Days Wed,Thu,Fri,Sat (2018-01-17 To 2023-12-31)
Duration 8 Day(s) / 7 Night(s)
Tour code GOL-HOU-113

Explore Sundance Square, Water Gardens, Fort Worth Stockyards, Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, Sixth Floor Museum, Pioneer Plaza, Reunion Tower, Giant Eyeball, State Capitol, University of Texas, UT Tower, Texas Military Forces Museum, Friendship Tower, Alamo Mission, Buckhorn Museum, Historic Market Square, Tower of the Americas, Oak Alley Plantation, French Quarter, Bourbon Street, Carriage Tour, National WWII Museum, Mississippi Steamed Jazz Cruise, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Rice University, Toyota Center, Battleship Texas, San Jacinto Monument, and NASA Space Center on our exciting bus tour starting from Houston with special discounts and deal-breaking prices.

Day 1
Houston – Fort Worth

Begin from Houston in the morning; travel to the famous Sundance Square – a vibrant commercial, residential, and an entertainment complex in the heart of Fort Worth, named after the Sundance Kid in western folklore. Head over to the Fort Worth Water Gardens, a stunning 4.3-acre water garden, built in the year 1974. Then, we will take our guests to Fort Worth Stockyards, a historic district portraying the authentic western culture. Here, the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame honors the individuals who played a significant role promoting the true western lifestyle in the US State of Texas. After dinner in this cowboy town, experience the live Stockyards Championship Rodeo featuring bull riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing, and much more. Return to the hotels overnight.

Hotel: Radisson Hotel Fort Worth or Similar.

Day 2
Dallas city tour

Today, our group will set off to explore the core spirit of Dallas city, also known as the heart of Texas. Begin the day by exploring George W Bush Presidential Library depicting the lifestyle and legacy of American former president. After lunch, we will take our guests to the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza to learn more about the American 35th president John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Also, browse the city’s iconic Pioneer Plaza housing a massive variety of bronze sculptures. Step on the top-floor of Reunion Tower overlooking the breathtaking views of the Dallas city. Our group will also browse famous landmarks of the city including Giant Eyeball, Pioneer Plaza, and AA Center of Mavericks. Return to the hotels overnight.

Hotel: ​Radisson Hotel Fort Worth or Similar.

Day 3
Austin – San Antonio (Night Tour)

Continue to the Austin, the capital of Texas. Here, we will explore the State Capitol building from the inside, highlight includes the Texas Legislature Office, State Capitol Library, Office of Governor, Senate, House Chamber, and more (In a case of State Capitol building being closed for the public, we will tour it from the outside). Take a guided tour of University of Texas browsing the student culture, statues, UT Tower, as well as the academics of this campus. Immerse yourself exploring the Texas Military Forces Museum portraying the American military exhibits (the military museum remains closed on Mondays). Guests will also browse the renowned Hope Outdoor Gallery.Later, all guests are invited to join our exclusive San Antonio Night Tour, highlighting Friendship Tower, Tower of Americas, River Walk Cruise, as well as the dazzling nightlife scene of this vibrant town.

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

Day 4
San Antonio – Houston

Begin the day by heading towards the famous Alamo Mission in San Antonio representing the historic Battle of the Alamo that took place in the region. Head over to Buckhorn Museum housing a wide variety of wildlife with over 500 different wildlife species is on display at the hall of the museum. Explore the famous Historic Market Square housing over 100 specialty shops and various Mexican attractions. Step on the top-floor Observatory at the Tower of Americas that showcases remarkable bird-eye views of Alamo City. Return to the hotels overnight.

Hotel: ​Crowne Plaza Near Sugar Land or Similar.

Day 5
Houston – New Orlean

Travel to Oak Alley Plantation located along the western bank of Mississippi River. It is a historic plantation site and a massive mansion contrasting with the slave quarter nearby. Appreciate taking the Swamp Tour highlighting the diverse ecosystem of the region; guests can browse the egrets, herons, ibis, and many other native wildlife species at the site. Later, our group will go to the hotels at French Quarter, and then we will have the opportunity to explore the charms of the region. Discover the iconic bars and live jazz performances at Bourbon Street, pay visits to the Café De Monde, Jackson Square, and much more. Guests can also take the Carriage Tour to explore more about the French Quarter. b4g

Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott French Quarter or Similar.

Day 6
New Orleans – Houston

Today, our group will travel to the National WWII Museum, also known as D-Day museum depicting the history of America in World War. In the afternoon, our guests will experience Mississippi Steamed Jazz Cruise starting from theFrench Quarter; the live jazz performances on the boat will delight the visitors along the breathtaking views. Later, we will return to Houston to spend the night.

Hotel: ​Crowne Plaza Near Sugar Land or Similar.

Day 7
Houston

Today, our group will make the first stop at Houston Museum of Natural Science. Explore this country’s famous science museum comprising of three major sections; Burke Baker Planetarium, Cockrell Butterfly Center, and Wortham Giant Screen Theatre. Then, we will explore the Rice University, as well as the iconic Willy's Statue, Twilight Epiphany, and the student culture of the campus. We won’t miss exploring the Toyota Center, an indoor arena for the Houston Rockets team. In an afternoon, our group will experience the famous outlet brand shopping at the Outlets Mall. Overnight return to the hotels.

Hotel: ​Crowne Plaza Near Sugar Land or Similar.

Day 8
Houston in-depth tour

Begin the day by visiting the Battleship Texas, the second naval ship of America which took part in significant battles in both World War 1 and World War 2. Make a stop at the San Jacinto Monument, primarily famed as the tallest masonry column in the world. Continue the journey to NASA Space Center; experience the tram ride to Rocket Park, highlighting the astronaut training center, space shuttle, and much more. Appreciate taking the Dolphin Cruise at the Gulf of Mexico browsing the Dolphins in their natural habitat. After that, our tour will be concluded and guests will be transferred to the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), William P. Hobby Airport (HOU), or guests can choose to take our drop-off services to the Houston Chinatown or Crowne Plaza Near Sugar Land.

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.

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.

  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.

  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)
Bishops Palace, TX$12.00$9.00$12.00
Buckhorn Saloon & Museum, TX$22.00$17.00$22.00
Dallas World Aquarium, TX$20.95$14.95$16.95
Dolphin Cruise in Golf of Mexico, TX$13.80$9.20$13.80
French Quarter, LA$20.00$20.00$20.00
Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, TX$27.00$19.99$27.00
George Ranch Historical Park, TX$10.00$5.00$9.00
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
Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour, LA$27.00$16.00$27.00
New Orleans Steamboat Tour$44.00$44.00$22.00
Oak Alley Plantation, LA$25.00$7.00$22.50
Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, TX$9.00$5.00$6.00
Reunion Tower, TX$17.00$8.00$14.00
San Antonio Night Tour (Including Riverwalk Cruise), TX$35.00$25.00$35.00
San Antonio Riverwalk Cruise, TX$10.00$10.00$10.00
Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, TX$16.00$13.00$14.00
Space Center Houston, TX$29.95$24.95$27.95
Steamboat Natchez, LA$44.00$22.00$44.00
Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, TX$6.00$3.00$5.00
The National WWII Museum, LA$26.00$16.50$22.50
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

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

Returns Locations

Usually the same as departure location but different time. Some locations are only for pickup.

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.

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.

Jou
66 3

I couldn’t have had toured the Houston, San Antonio, French Quarter, Dallas, the way we experienced on this bus journey. The attractions, tour guide, punctuality, buses, all were the finest. Great learning to do, plus the Oak Alley Plantation was wonderful. Thanks a lot!

Omkar
55 8

The tour was absolutely amazing that not only helped us learn about the authentic southern culture but also, we got around so many renowned sites such as the Alamo Mission and Fort Worth Stockyards. I wasn’t even sure that we were going to have a great fun since there was a quite diverse community on board with us, they seemed to enjoy the tour as well. However, the did exceed our budget but it was alright since we stayed in really decent hotels and traveled on fine buses with great bus host. A week well spent!

Zue
38 3

We decided to take a flight in order to return to our hometown, it got much late in the evening, therefore we had to take a flight. However, the buses on which we traveled were great, as compared to the destination which was not much fun but they find in their own sense. It was remarkable to visit the authentic culture of Texas, I always wanted to get around those famous places there, thanks to this great bus tour. Great time at Houston, San Antonio, and of course the at Dallas city. I think it’s one great bus journey in the Texas state, that explores the best out best! Thanks anyway.

Mehol Mehta
27 5

Eight days to spend on a vacation were probably insufficient, as though we went to the amazing sites and Dallas Aquarium was the best of them for me and my family. The sightseeing from Reunion Tower was something that stunning that won’t be enough for it. Anyways, our lodgings were nicely set and the tour as entirely is appreciable.

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