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5-Day Texas & Louisiana Tour From Houston: NASA, San Antonio, Oak Alley Plantation
Product Code: 82-411025
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • In-Depth sightseeing of Houston, San Antonio, New Orleans
  • • Hotel breakfast included every day, enjoy the breakfast before we start
  • • Stay in French Quarter District hotel, most value
Tour Code
82-411025
Duration
5 days
Departure City
Houston
End City
Houston
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
Chinese, English
Itinerary
Day 01
San Antonio

Houston - Austin - San Antonio

Hotel: Best Western Plus Fiesta San Antonio or similar

Today we will head to the Capital city of Texas: Austin.

First we'll visit the State Capitol, which contains the offices and chambers of the Texas Legislature and the Office of the Governor. Our tour guides will take you for an exclusive tour to see the Senate and House chamber, Governor’s public reception room, State Capitol library etc. (If the capitol is closed on the day we visit, we visit the outside of the capitol).

Next we will visit University of Texas at Austin, one of the best public research universities in US. Our campus tour will lead you to see the fountain, statues and UT Tower.

After we pass by Hope Outdoor Gallery, we will head to San Antonio. On the way to our hotel, we will make one stop to fulfill travel needs at a the supermarket. After stopping at the supermarket, we will head directly to our hotel.

At night, you may choose to join our Night Tour in San Antonio after you take a rest (admission not included). We will take you to see the tower of Friendship, tower of Americas, the river walk cruise for night view, and the amazing lighting show you don’t want to miss out.

Main Attraction Visiting Duration
Night Tour in San Antonio depart at 7:15pm, return around 10:00pm
State Capitol 100mins including lunch, guaranteed 1hr guided in-depth visiting
University of Texas at Austin 30mins

The times mentioned above are approximate and for reference only.

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Night Tour (Including Riverwalk Cruise) $35.00/Adult; $25.00/Child(2-11); $35.00/Senior(65+)
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 02
Houston

San Antonio - Houston

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Near Sugar Land or similar

Enjoy your breakfast before we start today's San Antonio tour!

In the morning, we will go to the Alamo Mission. The Battle of the Alamo was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution. Following a 13-day siege, Mexican troops under President General Antonio López de Santa Anna launched an assault on the Alamo Mission, killing all of the Texan defender. For Texans, the Battle of the Alamo became an enduring symbol of their heroic resistance to oppression and their struggle for independence, which they won later that year.

And then we will take you to the Riverwalk, lined by bars, shops, restaurants, nature, and public art, an important part of the city's urban fabric and a tourist attraction in its own right. We may also enjoy a Riverwalk theme lunch, relaxing and having a good time.

Next we will go to the Tower of Americas (admission not included) located in downtown San Antonio; the 750-foot-tall Tower of the Americas provides guests the most spectacular view of the Alamo City.It was the tallest observation tower in the United States from 1968 until 1996.

After we pass by AT&T Center of “Spurs”, we will head to George Ranch Historic Park in Houston. The George Ranch Historical Park's history follows family lines beginning in 1824 and spans more than 100 years. Visiting the 1830s farm, Cattle Demonstrations which Cowboys herd, sort and rope cattle every day to administer medicines and to prepare them for market.

Main Attraction Visiting Duration
Alamo 50mins
River Walk 1hr
Tower of Americas 1hr
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park 30mins

The times mentioned above are approximate and for reference only.

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Tower of the Americas $12.00/Adult; $9.00/Child(4-12); $10.00/Senior(65+)
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 03
New Orleans

Houston - New Orleans

Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott French Quarter / Hotel 504 French Quarter or similar

We will depart in the morning and start our New Orleans tour from Houston!

First we'll visit Oak Alley Plantation (admission not included), a U.S. National Historic Landmark located at the west suburban of New Orleans. Our attention, right away, would be attracted to the astonishing beauty that the plantation presents. Visitors may even feel that they were taken into the scene of “Gone with Wind”.

The slaveowner's big house is contrasting with the slave quarter nearby. Two rows of 300-years-old oak trees are not only concealing the amazing quarter-mile-long garden road, but also the bitterness of the south had borne after Civil War. The natural environment of New Orleans is as distinctive as its local culture.

Afterwards we'll join a New Orleans swamp tour (admission not included), a fun adventurous yet safe boat ride that showcases the unique eco system of New Orleans region. You’ll have opportunities to see alligators, snakes, turtles, egrets, herons, ibis and many other species as well as many strange looking plants living in the swamp. It is like entering a land of unknown. The natural disaster remains of Hurricane Katrina of ten years ago can still be seen. It is so fascinating of the untouched swamp wildness of the pristine beauty.

Next we will head to our hotel for the night located at French Quarter district in New Orleans. Then you can enjoy the rest of your day exploring the area. You can find a live jazz performance bar around Bourbon Street; enjoy a cup of coffee and beignets at the famous Café De Monde; or have some Cajun craw fish and fresh oyster for dinner. Visiting Jackson Square seems like a good idea too. It was built to commemorate General Andrew Jackson. Many festivals are going on there simultaneously. The night is long, and the nightlife is on.

Main Attraction Visiting Duration
Oak Alley Plantation 75mins
Swamp Tour 100mins

The times mentioned above are approximate and for reference only.

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
New Orleans Swamp Tour $27.00/Adult; $16.00/Child(3-12); $27.00/Senior(65+)
Oak Alley Plantation $22.00/Adult; $5.00/Child(6-12); $8.00/Child(13-18); $22.00/Senior(65+)
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 04
New Orleans

New Orleans - Houston

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Near Sugar Land or similar

Enjoy your breakfast before we start our New Orleans tour of the day!

First thing in the morning we'll visit the National World War II Museum (admission not included), formerly known as the D-Day Museum, a military history museum emphasizes the American experience in World War II.

Around noon we will take you to the Mississippi Steamed Jazz Cruise (admission not included). Your two-hour cruise from the heart of the French Quarter shows you why the city was founded on the beautiful crescent of the lower Mississippi River.New Orleans is an important historical city in South US and one of the major ports, also well-known as the birthplace of jazz. The live Jazz performance on the steamboat will make you an unforgettable trip.

Then we'll return to Houston.

Main Attraction Visiting Duration
National World War II Museum 2hr
Mississippi Steamed Jazz Cruise 2hr including lunch

The times mentioned above are approximate and for reference only.

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
The National WWII Museum $26.00/Adult; $16.50/Child(12-); $22.50/Senior(65+)
Jazz Steamboat Mississippi including lunch $44.00/Adult; $22.00/Child(6-12), $9.00/Child(2-5); $44.00/Senior(65+)
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Day 05
Houston

Houston

Our Houston tour will depart in the morning and make our first stop to Battleship Texas, which took part in some of the most significant naval battles of the 20th century during both world wars. Now docked along the Houston Ship Channel, she serves as a memorial to those turbulent times.

Then we'll visit the San Jacinto Monument, the world's tallest masonry column. It commemorates the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. Led by General Sam Houston, the Texan Army engaged and defeated General Antonio López de Santa Anna's Mexican army in a fight that lasted just 18 minutes. The monument is 567 feet tall and 17 feet higher than Washington Monument in DC, topped with a Lone Star – the symbol of Texas.

The most important part of the day is our visit to the NASA Space Center (admission not included). Our tour of the Space Center includes a tram ride to Rocket Park, where we'll see the control center, astronaut training center, and space shuttle. The center features more than 400 space artifacts, permanent and traveling exhibits, attractions and theaters related to the exciting future and remarkable past of America’s human space-flight program.

We will head back to Houston for drop off, please choose flight leave from IAH after 8:00pm.

Main Attraction Visiting Duration
Battleship Texas+St Jacinto Monument 40mins
NASA Space Center 6hrs including lunch

The times mentioned above are approximate and for reference only.

Admission Fees

Activity Price Additional Information
Houston Space center $29.95/Adult; $24.95/Child(4-11); $27.95/Senior(65+)
  • All mandatory fees must be paid in cash to the tour guide and tickets cannot be pre-purchased separatedly.
  • Any optional activities you wish to join must be paid to your tour guide in cash.
Please note that order of day-to-day itinerary is adjustable depending on tour start day.

Meeting Point
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8:00AM Houston Crowne Plaza Near Sugar Land 9090 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77074
8:15AM Houston Chinatown Houston 9999 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77036
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Round trip ground transportation in air-conditioned motor-coach, van or minibus, depending on the number of passengers
  • 4-night hotel accommodations
  • 4 hotel breakfasts
  • Professional bilingual tour guide

Package Excludes

  • Airfare and the cost of other transportation between your home and meet points
  • All personal expenses and meals, unless otherwise stated
  • Service Fee for tour guide (minimum $8.00/day per person)
  • Optional tours and activities (prices and availability subject to change) (All optional tours that include a service fee must be paid for in cash before joining the tour.):
Special Notes
  • Itinerary will be subject to traffic and weather. The sequence of the attractions might be changed according to actual and practical situation for better service.
  • In case of attraction closures (due to holidays or construction, etc.), tour guide may make some necessary changes to the itinerary accordingly.
  • This tour does not accept any City Pass or your own tickets for the attraction. Guests need to purchase admission tickets from tour guides.
  • Tour guides and drivers rely upon the service fees charged on the tour to supplement their income. The wages of tour guides and drivers are determined factoring in that they will receive service fees to augment their earnings. Please pay at least the recommended service fee because the tour guides and drivers work hard to accommodate many people on the tour.
  • Please Note:
    1. Guests are not allowed to use a CITY PASS and admission ticket purchased by themselves to join the sightseeing attractions included in this tour.
    2. Guests who do use a CITY PASS or admission ticket purchased by themselves, will not be offered the transportation service for that day, and will possible need to pay a penalty fee. Please consult your tour guide for details.
  • Language: This tour is escorted by a professional bilingual tour guide and/or driver guide (English/Chinese). Tours and/or languages may be combined to operate this tour depending on the number of passengers who have booked a particular departure.
  • Bus Arrangement: Passengers on the same reservation will be arranged on the same bus unless stated otherwise. If you wish to be on the same bus as another party /an existing reservation, please note your request with the reservation number in the comment section on the checkout page or notify us at least 24 hours prior to tour departure.
  • Tours4Fun cooperates with top local area tour operators and ensures the best quality of services to all travelers. We provide tour coaches that all are insured with a liability insurance coverage from $5,000,000 to $10,000,000 to make sure that your trips are safer and more enjoyable.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

*Price for single occupancy applies when one person stays in a standard hotel room.
*Price for double, triple, and quad occupancy applies when two, three, and four people stay in one standard hotel room, respectively. Each room may be equipped with two full size beds or one large bed with a double sofa-bed.
*Triple and quad price does not guarantee a third and fourth bed in the room, but may be requested at check-in.
*Maximum room capacity: 4 people including adults and children/infants.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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are there any meal included 08/29/2017 13:48:24
Tours4Fun 08/29/2017 18:51:42

Dear Byron,

Thank you for your inquiry at Tours4Fun.

The tour only includes 4 hotel breakfasts. For the other meals, your tour guide will arrange meal breaks in restaurants or food courts.

We do have limited seats available on certain dates. We suggest you make your reservation now to secure your space on your desired departure date.

To place your order for a reservation online, simply select your desired tour start date and the number of rooms you need/ travelers you are booking for on the upper right portion of the tour information page, then click on "BOOK NOW".

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