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8-Day New Orleans to Oak Alley Plantation, NASA Space Center, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas and Houston City Tour (Free Airport Pickup)

Tour Code: GOL-NOLA-005
Duration: 8 Day(s) / 7 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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8-Day New Orleans to Oak Alley Plantation, NASA Space Center, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas and Houston City Tour (Free Airport Pickup)
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

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

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

2021-10-16 | 2021-11-13 | 2021-12-11 | 2022-01-08 | 2021-10-02 | 2021-11-27 | 2021-10-22

Highlights :

Premium Service】 Travel in comfort with our experienced professional Chinese speaking tour escort.

【Safety First】Travel with thoroughly disinfected sightseeing coach and our professional well-trained tour escort.

【Unforgettable Journey】 Visit five citys -- Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, New Orleans, while taking in numerous spectacular scenery along the way.

【Home of Music】 Discover the origin of  Jazz.

【Feeling of Exoticism】 Walk around one of the most unique spots in US -- French Quarter, experiencing exotic atmosphere in New Orleans.

  • We recommend all travelers to follow the latest CDC Guidelines.

Itinerary

Today we will take the flight to the most populous city in Louisiana located along the Mississippi River -- New Orleans.Your tour escort will be waiting at the airport with detailed transfer arrangements to the hotel. Welcome dinner will be prepared for guests who arrive and meet with your tour escort before 17:00.

Special remarks for airport pick-up:

1.Complimentary airport pick-up is available at 17:00 and 21:00. Please make sure to meet with our staff at the listed time slots with your claimed baggage. Please make sure to be at the meeting point on time. All three scheduled shuttles will depart on time, and no transfer service available after 21:00.

2.Exclusive hotel transfer for guests who book ticket through us with flight escort service.

3.Guests who arrive after 17:00 will not be able to enjoy our welcome dinner.

Hotel:Brand hotels of three of the largest hotel groups (Hilton, InterContinental, Marriott).

Itinerary:

Mardi Gras World (Outside,30mins) → National World War II Museum (Outside,40mins) → Jazz Steamboat Mississippi&Lunch (include ticket of Steamboat, 150mins) → Free time at Jackson Square (170mins) → Hotel → French Quarte night tour (optional, 120mins)

Hotel:Brand hotels of three of the largest hotel groups (Hilton, InterContinental, Marriott).


Attractions

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.

Experience the Steamboat Cruise like never before; the Jazz Steamboat Mississippi Cruise highlights the top-notch landmarks of the region, as well as the live jazz performances and lunch buffet while cruising makes this cruise memorable and enjoyable for all the ages. Starting from the French Quarter, visitors are able to witness the famous spots of this historical region.

Mardi Gras World, LA

Located in the heart of New Orleans, Mardi Gras World is a world-renowned 300,000 square foot tourists site and a warehouse where the alluring floats are prepared for the Mardi Gras Events and Parades.

Mississippi Steamed Jazz Cruise, LA

The Jazz Cruise of the Mississippi is a public interest point which includes a steamboat cruising over the Mississippi River. The trip includes the scenic view of the river and the city. On the way, one is accompanied by a crew of Jazz which is talented and enlightens the journey on the Mississippi River.

Itinerary: 

New Orleans →Swamp Tour (optional, 130mins) → Oak Alley Plantation (include ticket, 60mins) → Houston

Hotel:Brand hotels of three of the largest hotel groups (Hilton, InterContinental, Marriott).


Attractions

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.

Itinerary:

NASA Space Center&Lunch (optional, 240mins) → Houston Museum of Natural Science (include ticket, 90mins) → Hermann Park (20mins) → Rice University (50mins) → Toyota Center (outside visit, 30mins)

Hotel:Brand hotels of three of the largest hotel groups (Hilton, InterContinental, Marriott).


Attractions

Hermann Park, TX

Hermann Park, TX, this year in 2017 celebrates its 25th anniversary. The Conservancy raises funds actively for renovations, and it includes planned improvements. Hermann Park fosters a sense of community and brings people together. This park is a wonderful place to spend a day, pedal in a pedal boat, jog along the trails, ride a train or enjoy the Japanese Garden peace.

Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX

Houston Museum of Natural Science offers a memorable experience. There is guided tour available, and you can visit the dinosaur exhibit. It is interactive and informative. There is an excellent collection of the fossils, and there is a perfect layout of the fossils with replications.

Rice University, TX

Rice University is one of the comprehensive and prominent research universities. This university offers an interdisciplinary and creative approach to higher education. Here the student gets matchless opportunities to learn through classroom interaction and distinguished faculty assist throughout the program or course.

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.

Toyota Center, TX

Toyota Center is situated in downtown Houston and is an indoor arena. It acquires its name Toyota, after the Japanese automobile manufacturer. The arena houses the National Basketball Associations Houston Rockets, who are the primary users of the building.

Itinerary:

San Antonio Missions National Park (Inside,90mins) → The Alamo (Inside,60mins) → Hotel → River Walk Night Tour (optional, 120mins)

Hotel:Brand hotels of three of the largest hotel groups (Hilton, InterContinental, Marriott).


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.

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, TX

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park offers a chance to enjoy this world-heritage park on a bicycle. The trail comfortable to cycle and offers a perfect opportunity to explore it. There are plenty of places to take short stops, and rental bikes are easily available.

Itinerary:

Buckhorn Saloon& Texas Ranger Museum (include ticket, 60mins) → Texas Military Forces Museum (Inside,70mins) →UT Austin(50mins) → Texas Capitol (50mins)

Hotel:Brand hotels of three of the largest hotel groups (Hilton, InterContinental, Marriott).


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.

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.

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.

Texas State Capitol, TX

Texas State Capitol contains office and Texas Legislature chambers, besides the office of the Governor. It was completed in Downtown Austin in 1888. Later in 1993, a $75 million extension was completed underground. It is 302.64 feet tall, thereby making it the sixth tallest state Capitol.

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.

Pioneer Plaza&Dallas City Hall (60mins) → Sixth Floor Museum (outside visit, 30mins) → Dallas Museum of Art (inside visit, 140mins) → Water Gardens (30mins) → John F. Kennedy Tribute (20mins) → Fort Worth Stockyards & Rodeo Night Tour & Dinner (Rodeo Night Tour is optional, 240mins)

Hotel:Brand hotels of three of the largest hotel groups (Hilton, InterContinental, Marriott).


Attractions

Dallas Museum Of Art, TX

In the heart of Art District in Dallas; Dallas Museum of Art holds the record of having more than 24000 artifacts on display. It is a unique experience to visit the Dallas Museum of Art every time because you will find something that will make you visit it each time.

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.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial, TX

Everyone knows President John F. Kennedy, if you visit Dallas Texas then John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial is a place that is very popular, it was erected in 1970 and was designed by Philip Johnson.

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.

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.

Southern Methodist University (45mins) → The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum (optional, 60mins) → Dallas airport drop-off


Attractions

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.


  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

  Passengers will be picked up and dropped off at their chosen locations. (Please take notice of locations and times of pick up)

  All tours are carried out in air conditioned bus. We may also use a minivan depending on the number of people booking the tour.

  A professional tour escort will be with you throughout the tour.​

  Tour package price includes all the taxes.

  Free Airport pick up is available on this tour. The Tour Package price will not include Mandatory Tour Guide tips for Airport Pickup.

 Hotel accommodation included.


What's Excluded

  Cash payments of admission fee for Optional Activities would be made to the Tour Guide. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.

  Airport pickup service charges $12/person.

  Though meals and drinks are not a part of the package the guide will arrange them upon request.

  Mandatory Tip for the driver and the guide will be $12 per person per day. Paid in Cash on Day 1.

  Telephone services, laundry services, Alcoholic drinks, and beverages are private room charges.

  Travel insurance.

  Additional personal expenditure.

Note: Customers should not buy admission tickets or passes on their own and use them on this discounted tours. In case they do, they will have to arrange their own transport.


Attraction Prices

Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior (65+ yrs)
French Quarter Night tour, LA $35.00 $25.00 $35.00
George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, TX $21.00 $15.00 $18.00
New Orleans Swamp Tour, LA $27.00 $16.00 $27.00
River Walk Night Tour, TX $35.00 $25.00 $35.00
Space Center Houston, TX $29.95 $24.95 $27.95
Stockyards Championship Rodeo, TX $25.00 $20.00 $20.00

  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 Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) at 5:00 and 9:00 PM, No transfer will be available after 9.

Return Location

  • Kindly book your flights to return from Dallas Love Field International Airport (DAL) after 11:30 PM
  • Kindly book your flights to return from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) after 12:00 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

⇒  15 days or more prior to departure - 10% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

⇒  8-15 days prior to departure - 55% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

⇒  7 days prior to departure – 100% tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

An add-on fee of 6% for handling fees is charged in addition to the above penalties. No matter what the reason for cancellation is this processing fee will be deducted from each refund.

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 2 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.

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