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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 2018-12-31)
Duration 8 Day(s) / 7 Night(s)
Tour code GOL-HOU-113

Explore Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, Bishop's Palace, Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, Oak Alley Plantation, Swamp Tour, National World War II Museum, Battleship Texas, San Jacinto Monument, NASA Space Center, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Rice University, Toyota Center, Houston Zoo, Houston Police Officer's Memorial. George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum, Sixth-Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Dallas World Aquarium, Arts District, Giant Eyeball, State Capitol, University of Texas at Austin, Hope Outdoor Gallery, Alamo Mission, River Walk, and George Ranch Historical Park on an exciting 8-day bus tour starting from Houston with special discounts and hotel accommodations.

Day 1
Houston – Galveston

Begin the tour in the morning from Houston and arrive at the island city of Texas, the Galveston. Here, we will explore the renowned Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum which was built in the year 1969; dedicated to the offshore gas and oil industries. Next, the group will visit the oldest site in the city, the Bishop's Palace, also recognized as the Gresham's Castle built in the late 1800s with a fascinating Victorian style architecture. The fun will begin as the group arrives at the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier featuring numerous fun rides, attractions, and eateries for all ages with a lovely waterfront view.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Near Sugar Land or Similar.

Day 2
Houston – New Orleans

Guests will set off to reach the Oak Alley Plantation after the breakfast. The three-hundred years old oak trees at the front of historic mansion will fascinate the visitors along with the antiques of the mansion with a slave quarter nearby. Then, we will board on a Swamp Tour; an adventurous but safe journey to browse the unique ecosystems of New Orleans. Guests can spot abundant wildlife creatures including alligators, herons, snakes, egrets, and countless others. Later, we will return to the hotels located in the French Quarter in New Orleans. French Quarter is one of the oldest neighborhoods of New Orleans; thus, our guests will have a chance to browse this vibrant town with beautiful street Jazz performances, head down to the famous Bourbon Street, Café De Monde, or just enjoy the festivals taking place throughout the seasons.

Hotel: ​Courtyard by Marriott French Quarter, Hotel 504 French Quarter, or Similar.

Day 3
New Orleans – Houston

The group will begin in the morning and arrive at the National World War II Museum dedicated to the American involvement in the second world war. Next, relish taking the two-hour Mississippi Steamed Jazz Cruise beginning from the French Quarter. The charming live Jazz performances on the steamboat will entice the visitors along with breathtaking views of lower Mississippi river.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Near Sugar Land or Similar.

Day 4

After breakfast, the group will continue to Battleship Texas served a significant role in both world wars; currently serving as a monument to those war periods. Then, we will see the world largest masonry column, San Jacinto Monument. Afterward, enjoy the time exploring the NASA Space Center. We will take the Tram tour highlighting the control center, spaceman training center, space shuttle, and much more. Enjoy learning about space traveling along the four-hundred space artifacts and latest NASA’s space programs.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Near Sugar Land or Similar.

Day 5
Houston – Dallas

After breakfast in a morning, the tour will be heading towards the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The museum features four science halls with countless exhibits named as Burke Baker Planetarium, Morian Hall of Paleontology, Cockrell Butterfly Center, and Wortham Giant Screen Theatre. At Morian Hall of Paleontology, the variety of ancient skeletons preserved will be captivating to browse. Take a tour of the Rice University; browse the well-known Willy's Statue and Twilight Epiphany Skyspace. Later, we will go to the Toyota Center which is an indoor arena and home to the professional basketball team, the Houston Rockets. Before returning to Dallas to spend the night, we will pass by the renowned landmarks of the city such as the Hermann Park, Houston Zoo, as well as pay a visit to Houston Police Officer's Memorial.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Garland or Similar.

Day 6
Dallas – Fort Worth

In the morning after the breakfast, the group will reach the George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum housing the archives of former president George W. Bush with a replica of Oval Office. Continue to the Fort Worth Stockyards known for being the former home to outlaws and cowboys; it is now the must-visit destination of Texas. Here, the tour guide will arrange some free time for the guests to wander around this captivating district. Make a stop at the Sixth-Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and learn about legacy, life, and death of former president John F. Kennedy who was being shot from the Dealey Plaza. Afterward, we will reach the Dallas World Aquarium which is a zoo and aquarium housing multiple unique wildlife species including the only three-toed sloths and Antillean manatees of the country. Immerse yourself in the Arts District which is known to be the state’s most renowned visual and performing arts district. Guests won’t miss the breathtaking 360-degree bird-eye views of the city from the Reunion Tower Observatory. Along the way, witness the other well-known sites of the city including Giant Eyeball, AA Center, and Pioneer Plaza.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Garland or Similar.

Day 7
Austin – San Antonio (Night Tour)

After the breakfast, guests will be taking an inside tour of State Capitol building in Austin, Texas. The highlights of the inside-State-Capitol tour include Texas Legislature, Governor Office, Senate, House of Chamber, State Capitol Library, and much more *in a case of State Capitol being closed; we will be touring it from the outside. Take an exclusive tour of the University of Texas at Austin and witness the fountains, statues as well as the famous UT Tower. The group will then continue to San Antonio to spend the night while passing by the famous Hope Outdoor Gallery; we will also make a stop at a supermarket to fulfill the needs. Upon arrival in the city, guests can participate in our extensive tour to explore the vibrant nightlife of San Antonio; highlighting the Friendship Tower, Tower of Americas, Riverwalk cruise, Lighting Show for a delightful ending of the day (Tour Fee: 35$ per head).

Hotel: Best Western Plus Fiesta San Antonio or Similar.

Day 8
San Antonio – Houston

In the morning after breakfast, guests will explore the most significant museum of Texas, the Alamo Mission, and learn about the Texas's turbulent period for Independence. Next, relish the River Walk which is lined up with shops, restaurants, bars, public art, and nature. The group will then pass by the AT&T Center and visit the George Ranch Historical Park which depicts the life from frontier Texas to the world war. Then, our guests will be dropped off in Houston and guests are subjected to schedule their flight from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) after 8:00 PM.

  • 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.

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
Dallas World Aquarium, TX$20.95$14.95$16.95
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
Oak Alley Plantation, LA$22.00$8.00$22.00
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
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
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

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.


​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 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.


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.

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.

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.

20 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!

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