8-Day Houston to Austin, Oak Alley Plantation, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, New Orleans and Fort Worth Tour

Tour Code: GOL-HOU-104
Duration: 8 Day(s) / 7 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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8-Day Houston to Austin, Oak Alley Plantation, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, New Orleans and Fort Worth Tour
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

Extra (Excluded): Wifi, Meal etc...

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Wed,Thu,Fri (2018-01-17 To 2023-12-31)

Highlights :

Explore Austin State Capitol, University of Texas, UT Tower, Sundance Square, Water Gardens, Fort Worth Stockyards, Friendship Tower, Alamo Mission, Buckhorn Museum, Historic Market Square, Tower of the Americas, Sixth Floor Museum, Reunion Tower, Giant Eyeball, San Jacinto Monument, NASA Space Center, Oak Alley Plantation, French Quarter, Texas Military Forces Museum, Mississippi Steamed Jazz Cruise, and Battleship Texas on our exciting bus tour starting from Houston with special discounts and hotel accommodation.

Itinerary

Passengers reaching the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) or William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) can take our free airport shuttle service to the hotels. Arrivals will meet our travel hosts at the Luggage Claiming Area, and the International flight arrivals will encounter our travel hosts at Passenger Waiting Area. After 3 PM, we will transfer our guests to the hotels whereas the early arrivals can enjoy their free time at the local stores or at the Outlet Malls.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Near Sugar Land or similar.

Discover the Sundance Square named after the Sundance Kid in western folklore; this 35-block complex is filled with nightspots, art galleries, boutiques, eateries, and numerous other attractions. Afterward, we will take our guests to the Fort Worth Water Gardens, a 4.3-acre water garden located at the heart of downtown Fort Worth. Explore the Fort Worth Stockyards, a historic district which was once home to cowboys and outlaws, now it’s one of the famous tourist’s attractions in Texas state highlighting the authentic cowboy culture. Here, the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame attracts millions of visitors from all around the world. After dinner, we can enjoy the renowned Stockyards Championship Rodeo featuring barrel racing, bronc riding, and much more for the visitors.

Hotel: Radisson Hotel Fort Worth or similar.


Attractions

Fort Worth Stockyards, TX

Fort Worth Stockyards is located in Fort Worth, Texas. This is a historic district and was listed in 1976 in the National Register recommending historic places. In fact, here right from the wooden corrals to the brick walkways, every bit of the Stockyard reveals the Texas true history and its livestock industry.

Fort Worth Water Gardens, TX

Built in 1974 and located in the south and downtown worth. The Fort Worth water gardens is an interesting and refreshing place. Visitors can experience a variety of waters there. This place is an attraction for many, people go there to relax. This place is architectural and engineering marvel to be enjoyed any time of the year. it features dining, nightlife, free in port worth, family fun, Fort Worth herd, sports and many fun activities.

Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth, TX, is in North Central Texas. This city became important for Cowboys in the late 19th century. Today, this is a modern city, and there are lots of attractions such as the Kimbell Art Museum. There are excellent restaurants offering BBQ to Tex-Mex and world-class cuisine, besides experience Texas Motor Speedway.

Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, TX

It is a western historic museum located in the heart of Fort Worth Stockyard District. Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame endorses the individuals who played a significant role in promoting the authentic rodeo and the western culture in US State of Texas. Visitors can step back in a century while exploring the museum, depicting the authentic horse and mule barns, as well as the authentic culture of historical Texas.

After breakfast, we will take our guests to George W Bush Presidential Library honoring the legacy of a former American president. Then, we are headed for the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza which was built in the year 1989 to honor the president John F. Kennedy. The museum surveys the life, times, death, and legacy of American 35th president, as well as our guests can stand exactly from where the president was shot and killed. Explore the Pioneer Plaza, one the world’s largest sculpture garden on the American soil. Later, our guests will relish browsing the striking bird-eye views of Dallas from the top floor of Reunion Tower. Our group will also pass by the famous landmarks ranging from Giant Eyeball to Pioneer Plaza, AA Center, and more.

Hotel: Radisson Hotel Fort Worth or similar.


Attractions

Dallas, TX

Dallas, a modern metropolis in north Texas, is a commercial and cultural hub of the region. There are a number of significant spots in the area, including, Downtown’s Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza commemorates the site of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963. In the Arts District, major attractions include the Dallas Museum of Art and the Crow Collection of Asian Art- which covers thousands of years of art.

George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, TX

George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, TX is well known for its state-of-the-art interactive exhibits. It gives an in-depth look for the visitors about the American presidency and history. The exhibits in the museum include Life in the White House, a full-size White House Oval Office replica and LED screen showing multimedia clips of entertainment, history, and arts.

Pioneer Plaza, TX

Pioneer Plaza, TX is in Dallas. This Segway tour offers the overview of downtown Dallas. It is a segway tour that is a two-hour tour offered once or twice daily. This tour is entertaining, fun and informative. In this tour, Dallas historic landmarks, interesting buildings, and modern skyscrapers can be seen.

Reunion Tower, TX

Reunion Tower, TX just takes 17 USD for an adult to reach up. It offers amazing views of downtown Dallas and its Skyline. This is indeed a fun visit as you can see for miles. In fact, reaching by noon, you can see the entire city and also watch a beautiful sunset.

Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, TX

The sixth-floor museum is located within the Texas school book depository building. John F Kennedy and Memory of a Nation are the main exhibits on the sixth floor. The public programs and special exhibits are on the seventh floor. The sixth floor Dealey Plaza overlooks the Elm and Houston streets. It has an excellent historical legacy, government investigation reports, and various other documents.

In the morning, we are headed to Austin, the capital of Texas and one of the most vibrant cities in the state. Here, we will take an inside tour of State Capitol building (if the State Building is closed for visitors, we will tour it from the outside). Here, guests will take an exclusive tour to browse the Senate and House Chamber, and more. Take a guided tour of the University of Texas at Austin, one of the leading public research university in the country. Later, our group will explore the Texas Military Forces Museum exhibiting countless military displays (On Mondays, the Texas Military Forces Museum remains closed). Then, we are headed to the San Antonio, while browsing the famous Hope Outdoor Gallery. Here, we invite all the guests to join our exclusive San Antonio Night Tour which best explores the Tower of Friendship, Tower of Americas, the River Walk Cruise in vibrant nightlife scene of San Antonio.

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


Attractions

Austin, TX

Austin is the capital of Texas. It is a central city bordering the region. It houses the University of Texas flagship campus and is popular for its eclectic live-music scene around blues, rock, and country. There are many lakes and parks that it is renowned for activities such as biking, boating, hiking and swimming.

Chambers House Museum, TX

Chambers House was constructed in 1906. Homer and Edith Fuller bought this house in 1914 with their two daughters. Both girls lived even after their parents passed away and they never married. As the house was a treasure trove featuring personal items, furniture, and artifacts, it became a museum.

HOPE Outdoor Gallery, TX

HOPE Outdoor Gallery is a paint park located at 11th & Baylor St. in the Austin Downtown, TX. The non-profit HOPE Events manage this. It was officially founded in March 2011 with the assistance of Shepard Fairey, a contemporary artist.

San Antonio Night Tour (Including Riverwalk Cruise), TX

San Antonio Night tour offers an opportunity to see the new side of Dallas. You can enjoy at night the skyline even as you take the river walk cruise. It is impressive, and it looks great as the skyline keeps changing drastically.

San Antonio Riverwalk Cruise, TX

San Antonio Riverwalk Cruise offers a real break after walking along the river walk. This cruise allows its guests to sit and relax while the guided tour offers insight. You can see things that you missed as you kept walking.

San Antonio, TX

San Antonio in south-central Texas is a major city with a rich colonial heritage. The miles long Riverwalk follows the San Antonio River, and this is a landmark pedestrian promenade that is lined with shops and cafes. Here the HemisFair Park's 750-ft. The tower overlooks the city.

State Capitol Library, TX

State Capitol Library has useful information, public records archival resources and library materials to improve lives of the people of Texas, their family's lives and about their communities. The library programs are held; thus they preserve and offer access to important documents of Texas.

Texas Military Forces Museum, TX

Located in the heart of Austin, the Texas Military Forces Museum honors the role of United States Military from the year 1823 to the present day. The museum is portraying the achievements and legacy of volunteer forces and Texas Military forces among many fascinating exhibits including M1902 field gun, Jagdpanzer 38t Hetzer, and many more. Texas Military Forces Museum was established in 1992, attracting millions of visitors from all around the country.

Tower of America, TX

Tower of America is in the downtown San Antonio. It is a tall tower of 750 foot and gives the guest to view the most spectacular sights of the Alamo City. The panorama and the observation deck offer a thrilling experience.

University of Texas at Austin, TX

The University of Texas at Austin was founded in 1883. It is a public institution having a total undergraduate enrollment of 39,619. It has an urban setting, and the campus size is 434 acres. The calendar is the semester-based academic calendar, and this university ranks the 56th in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges.

Today, our group will head to Alamo Mission to learn about the Battle of Alamo which plays a significant part in the history of Texas. After that, we will travel to the Buckhorn Museum which is home to over five-hundred different wildlife species assembled from all over the globe. Continue the journey to the renowned Historic Market Square housing over one-hundred locally owned specialty stores, eateries, and myriads of attractions. Later, we will take our guests to the top floor of Tower of the Americas from where we can take in the remarkable views of this Alamo City.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Near Sugar Land or similar.


Attractions

Alamo Mission in San Antonio, TX

Alamo Mission insane Antonio was established as a Roman Catholic mission in the 18th century. It was the Battle of the Alamo site and is now a museum in the historic district. The compound was built for the American Indians education after they converted to Christianity.

Buckhorn Saloon & Museum, TX

Buckhorn Saloon & Museum is a famous landmark in San Antonio, Texas. It is primarily recognized for its mounted wildlife species placed inside the museum. It was originally owned by the Albert Friedrich who started collecting the Buckhorns, and later those buckhorns and faunae became a tourist’s attraction. Now, Buckhorn Saloon & Museum is home to over 500 fascinating wildlife collected from all around the globe.

Historic Market Square, TX

The Historic Market Square in San Antonio Texas, is the largest Mexican marketplace outside of Mexico. It is a 3-block outdoor marketplace comprising of farmers market area, outlets, specialty shops, as well as the souvenir stores and eateries can be found on every step. In both daylight and night, the Historic Market Place stayseventful and busy, visitors from far regions also come and explore this historic marketplace, as it offers a wide verity of shopping material.

Today, our group will travel to Oak Alley Plantation, a renowned mansion and plantation site situated on the western bank of Mississippi River. The fun will begin as soon as our guests take an exclusive Swamp Tour which showcases the various ecosystems of New Orleans; guests can also browse the wide variety of wildlife at the site. Later, our group will return to French Quarter to check-in at a hotel. Here, our guests will have a free time to explore the core spirit of this charming old district filled with live jazz performances, cafes, specialty shops, and much more. Guests surely don’t want to miss visiting the Bourbon Street, Café De Monde, Jackson Square, and the exclusive Carriage Tour will let the visitors examine more about the French Quarter.

Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott French Quarter or similar.


Attractions

Bourbon Street, LA

Bourbon Street, LA, this is a renowned French Quarter street and an ideal place to host birthday or bachelor party or even the girls night out. The Bourbon Street has the best bars, DJs, and endless celebration opportunities, besides being steeped in history and 18th-century beauty.

Cafe De monde, LA

Café De Monde, LA is an Iconic New Orleans cafe popular for its café au laits, chicory coffee & beignets right from 1862. This is a favorite place for many to take a stop each time. This place is always noisy and crowded.

French Quarter, LA

The oldest neighborhood in the city of New Orleans is famous with the name of French Quarter. It is also known as Vieux Carre. It was established in the year 1718.

Jackson Square, LA

Jackson Square is essentially a historic park in New Orleans, in the 1960’s it was officially declared a National Historic Landmark and has remained a really popular tourist attraction.

New Orleans Swamp Tour, LA

New Orleans swamp tours give you an opportunity to explore the swamps surrounding New Orleans. There are interesting things, and you can see alligators in the swamps teeming with many other wildlife, right from herons, bald eagles, mink, egrets, turtles and lots of flora and fauna.

Oak Alley Plantation, LA

The western side of Mississippi River has a historic plantation with exceptional visual attributes, known as Oak Alley Plantation. The scenery, agriculture and architecture are the most remarkable attractions of the plantation.

In the morning, we will continue towards the National World War II Museum, a country’s most renowned military museum that depicts the American experience in the World War. Then, we will experience the Mississippi Steamed Jazz Cruise to discover the awe-inspiring views of the region, as well as the live jazz performances on the boat, will bring a delightful ending of the day. Overnight return to the hotels.

Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott French Quarter or similar.


Attractions

New Orleans Steamboat Tour

There are several New Orleans steamboat tour options to pick from like the Natchez Steamboat Cruise, the New Orleans Kayak Swamp Tour, etc. Amazing buffet is served on the cruises and some good music accompanying.

New Orleans, LA

New Orleans is a fascinating cities that are truly a unique melting pot of food, culture, and music. This is the most historically and culturally rich destination of America. It has plenty of place to stay, eat and things to do.

The National WWII Museum, LA

The National WWII Museum is a must visit place. It offers an amazing way of learning more about the women and men who fought, lived and died during WWII. Exhibition shows the allied forces the way they worked towards the war end.

Today, our group will discover the core spirit of Houston, one of the most vibrant cities in Texas. Take a tour of the historic Battleship Texas, a military battleship docked at the Houston Ship Channel. Learn about the significant role Battleship Texas in World War 1, as well as in the World War 2. Tour the renowned San Jacinto Monument, mainly recognized as the world’s tallest column. Enter the NASA Space Center, and experience taking a tram ride to the Rocket Park. Immerse Yourself browsing the stunning exhibits relating to the science of space travel. Appreciate taking the Dolphin Cruise among the playful dolphins in their natural habitat. After that, our tour will be concluded and guests will be transferred to the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) or William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) for the flights scheduled after 8:00 PM.


Attractions

Battleship Texas, TX

Battleship Texas had a major role in the 20th-century naval battles during world wars. Now, it is a memorial that marks the turbulent times and is along the Houston Ship Channel. There are a lot of different programs and tours for students, and the park stores sell gift items and souvenirs.

Dolphin Cruise in Golf of Mexico, TX

A gulf shore cruise is one of the best ways to enjoy the Mother Nature in all her glory. Tourists watch dolphin dance among the waves. Come aboard for a trip it's truly magical if you are looking for relaxation. This beautiful site is attracting millions of visitors for its breathtaking natural views. You should definitely go and visit dolphin cruise in the Gulf of Mexico at least for once in your life if you are an admirer of nature and seas.

Houston, TX

Houston in Texas is a large metropolis, extending to Galveston Bay. It is linked closely with the Space Center Houston, flight control complex and the coastal visitor center at NASA’s astronaut training. The city’s downtown includes the Theater District and the Historic District featuring upscale restaurants and 19th-century architecture.

San Jacinto Monument, TX

San Jacinto Monument offers a live view when watched from the top. It overlooks the Battleship Texas and Houston ship channel. The monument is a 567.31-foot-high column that is located in unincorporated Harris County on the Houston Ship Channel, near the Houston city.

Space Center Houston, TX

Space Center Houston offers a feel of traveling to NASA. The entire family can enjoy it, and there are lots to learn and know here. There are space ships and large rockets, besides plenty of history to learn and see.


  • The order of itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.
  • The order of activities held during the tour is planned by the tour guide. So, it may be different from what is mentioned on the tour page. On fewer occasions, Tour Guide has to skip an attraction or few during the tour depending on weather, traffic, group interest or some other reason.
  • Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.
  • You can skip some optional activities during the tour and plan something on your own. Make sure that you coordinate with Tour guide and stay with the group with next activity. Please note you cannot stay on the bus if you skip some optional activity.
  • Probable hotel names are mentioned in the itinerary. It can be similar or a different hotel of the similar rating. Exact Hotel details can only be provided one day before the departure.
  • Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.
  • These tours are conducted in a group. A group can have people of several cultures. We expect each person to coordinate with Tour guide to make sure things are on track.
  • Though attractions are optional but you have to at least take 2 attractions.

Pricing


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What's Included

  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.


What's Excluded

  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.

  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.


Attraction Prices

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 $25.00 $15.00 $15.00
French Quarter, LA $20.00 $20.00 $20.00
George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, TX $19.00 $13.00 $16.00
New Orleans Steamboat Tour $44.00 $44.00 $22.00
New Orleans Swamp Tour, LA $27.00 $27.00 $16.00
Oak Alley Plantation, LA $27.00 $12.00 $25.00
Reunion Tower, TX $17.00 $8.00 $14.00
San Antonio Night Tour (Including Riverwalk Cruise), TX $35.00 $25.00 $30.00
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
The National WWII Museum, LA $28.00 $18.00 $24.00
Tower of America, TX $14.00 $11.00 $12.00

  • All the prices are listed in USD.
  • Tour display price is based on double occupancy. It is the price each person will pay if a group of two is traveling.
  • Prices may change without any notice.
  • Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.
  • Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.
  • Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.
  • Only the tour guide can purchase entrance tickets for you. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT acceptable.
  • A free (i.e. Buy 2 Get 1 Free) person, not showing up on a departure date will result in a penalty. The penalty is usually the fourth person price, but it varies. Free person has to pay for some admission tickets that is included in the tour package price of Paid Person.
  • There must be at least one passenger of 18 years for every booking made with GoldenBusTours. For Children between the age group of 2 to 14 years, a different price will be charged. Please refer to Child price on our pricing calendar. Child Age may vary between different bus operators. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel. If the 5th person is infant you will be charged normally then with the second room as an expense.
  • Activities are optional though, but each customer has to participate in 2 activities at least. No city pass allowed. Some attractions are mandatory. Each customer has to take part in them and have to pay for them in cash.

Departure Location

Departure Location

  • 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.
  • 1201 Brazos St, (Texas State Library and Archives Commission) Austin, TX 78701 at 1:00 PM

Return Location

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

  • Arrive at departure location 10 to 15 minutes before the mentioned time to make sure you catch the bus on time. If in case you are late, the bus will not wait for you at the location and ultimately you will miss the entire tour (no refund in this case).
  • Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations
  • There is a possibility that tour operator may use a shuttle to drop you off at the return location. It usually happens in the case of multiple return locations.
  • You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early.
  • Please note that price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.
  • If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location.
  • If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.
  • On West Coast tours some bus operators have a lot of departure locations. A slow start is expected on these tours.

Policies

Cancellation and Refund Policy

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.

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.

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.

Reviews

Reviews

Anala
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I won’t say the charges were worth the tour. However, the bus agent was an impressive host because of the professionalism in proving the information and quite friendly. I have never thought of planning a tour to the western region by with the help of 8-day bus riding tour I had a wonderful time. Both the Rice University and Texas University were lovely as well as the Swamp Boat Cruise. Please add more options for the hotels especially the 4-5- star ones.

Biming
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Well, I would say the time we spent at the Fort Worth City was the best of all. Fort Worth Stockyards district was the best to step in the center of the cowboy culture of Texas. Although, our bus hosting person did a quite the admirable job in providing us the quality services. Oak Alley Plantation wasn’t just worth taking a tour, that place is getting older and nothing is new to do there. However, our tour experience was really great, not sure about other relatives, but they seemed like they had a great time too since we snapped so many photographs. Such a lovely experience!

Laquan
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first thing first, booking the bus seats online was a great facility. We chose our favorite tour and then booked it without any complications. However, we followed a great schedule with a punctuality that ultimately helped us have an amazing time on board. Texas is the best place to be on the vacations, if not, then just exploring the Houston and Dallas city could help learn more about the true southern culture. My husband and I loved this bus journey, never thought it could be this decent and enjoyable. Thanks a lot.

Larry
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Instead of doing something fun and entertaining we decided to pay a visit the Museums and Memorials, though they were worth it. the best time we had was at the Stockyard district, Swamp Boat Ride, and of course the River Walk and Space Center. such a well-managed and perfect tour with all the luxuries. Loved it!

Manchu Tien
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I am really thankful to one friend of mine who recommended Golden Bus Tours to me. It is really an amazing company, their services are wonderful and their customer service team are very helpful and patient. Also the organization of the tour was really great. we moved exactly on time according to the schedule that was given to us by the tour guide, who was a really nice and helpful guy. Great job Golden Bus Tours.

Li Mei
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The best tour i had in many years. Great service and hospitality, tour guide is an amazing person, really helpful and friendly, yet very professional at the same time. both accommodation and transportation are really luxurious. We saw a lot of nice places for the first time like UT Tower, Sundance Square, Water Gardens, Fort Worth Stockyards, Friendship Tower, Alamo Mission, Buckhorn Museum, Historic Market Square, Tower of the Americas, Sixth Floor Museum, Reunion Tower, Giant Eyeball, San Jacinto Monument, NASA Space Center, Oak Alley Plantation, French Quarter, Texas Military Forces Museum, Mississippi Steamed Jazz Cruise

Xue Fang
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The tour itself was really great, i just had a couple of issues, first the bathroom on the bus was for emergencies only,so we had to wait for breaks, also i really wish if admissions were included in the tour price. But other than that, we really had a great time, we loved all places we saw and the tour was very well organized. Hotels were really good and the tour guide was real nice guy. We loved Friendship Tower, Alamo Mission, Buckhorn Museum, Historic Market Square, Tower of the Americas, Sixth Floor Museum, Reunion Tower, Giant Eyeball, San Jacinto Monument, NASA Space Center, Oak Alley Plantation, French Quarter, Texas Military Forces Museum, Mississippi Steamed Jazz Cruise, and Battleship Texas

David B. Moses
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One of the things i really liked about that tour was the Complimentary Airport pick up and drop off service. Next best thing was the accommodation, though our hotels were not 5 stars, but they were very clean and comfortable hotels. The organization of the our was amazing, there was no delay at all and our tour guide was very professional guy. we enjoyed a lot University of Texas, UT Tower, Sundance Square, Water Gardens, Fort Worth Stockyards, Friendship Tower, Alamo Mission, Buckhorn Museum, Historic Market Square, Tower of the Americas, Sixth Floor Museum, Reunion Tower, Giant Eyeball, San Jacinto Monument, NASA Space Center, Oak Alley Plantation

瓜田 正男
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During the tour, we got to see the beautiful places with a tour guide, all while learning about those spots. I would do this tour all over again and wish I could request the same tour guide, she was gem! My tips would be to wear comfy shoes, bring a camera and be early...

Veronica Ozerova
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I was so impressed with how professional the tour guide was and despite the rain and loud helicopters above us, she kept everyone on the tour engaged. The tour started right . I was nervous it\'d be hard to find our tour guide but she spotted us out before we could get lost.

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