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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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8-Day Houston to Austin, Oak Alley Plantation, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, New Orleans and Fort Worth Tour
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Departure City Houston TX US
Return City Houston TX US
Language Chinese and English
Available Days Wed,Thu,Fri (2018-01-17 To 2023-12-31)
Duration 8 Day(s) / 7 Night(s)
Tour code GOL-HOU-104

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.

Day 1
Hometown – Houston

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.

Day 2
Houston – Fort Worth

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.

Day 3
Dallas city tour

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.

Day 4
Austin – Antonio (Night Tour)

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.

Day 5
San Antonio – Houston

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.

Day 6
Houston – New Orleans

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.

Day 7
New Orleans – Houston

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.

Day 8
Houston in-depth tour

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.

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.

  Though the meals are excluded, but the guides will arrange them for you.

  Room fees of personal nature, such as, laundry fees, telephone, service fees of valets, expenses on alcoholic drinks and what you buy from the mini bar. However, specified fees may be included.

Important Notice: Passengers are discouraged from purchasing admission packages from sources outside and trying to use them for this tour provided at a discounted price. In case they want to do so, they must arrange transport the same day.



Attractions Adult Child (3-11 yrs) Senior (65+ yrs)
Buckhorn Saloon & Museum, TX$22.00$17.00$22.00
Dolphin Cruise in Golf of Mexico, TX$13.80$9.20$13.80
Fort Worth Stockyards, TX$20.00$13.50$15.00
French Quarter, LA$20.00$20.00$20.00
George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, TX$16.00$10.00$13.00
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$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
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$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

Meet the tour guide at the baggage claim area for Domestic arrivals and For international arrivals meet the guide outside at customs exit.

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

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.

Paid pickup service is available for 24 hours. $100 for 1 or 2 persons and $20 per additional person will be charged.

Returns Locations

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

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.

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.

Anala
41 0

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
40 12

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
24 10

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
17 3

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!

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