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【7-Day】Houston (In-depth), Dallas, Austen, San Antonio, & New Orleans Tour from Houston - Tour Code: 11521

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Start City: Houston End City: Houston

Duration: 7 Day(s) Language: Chinese&English Airport Pickup: No

Highlights

☆ In-Depth sightseeing within most of attractions. Get to know why Everything is bigger in Texas or Texas size.

☆ Hotel breakfast included on Day 2-7, enjoy the breakfast before we start

☆ Stay in French Quarter District hotel, most value!

☆ Gulf of Mexico Dolphins Cruise, NASA Space Center, Texas State house, military museum, and University of Texas at Austin

Itinerary

Day 1: Houston – Fort Worth

Summary of The Day

We will start our tour to Sundance Square located in Fort Worth, a dazzling, 35-block development filled with boutiques, restaurants, night spots, and art galleries. The Fort Worth Water Gardens, built in 1974, is located on the south end of downtown Fort Worth between Houston and Commerce Streets next to the Fort Worth Convention Center.

Then we will head to Fort Worth, visit The Historic Stockyard. Once home to cowboys, cattlemen and outlaws, today the Stockyards National Historic District is one of the most popular attractions in Texas. Day and night, visitors come to the Stockyards to get a taste of the true American West. Our guide will arrange a free time for guests to walk around. Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, a western, historical museum in Fort Worth, Texas, honors those men and women who have shown excellence in the business and support of rodeo and the western lifestyle in Texas.

After diner, we will enjoy the Stockyards Championship Rodeo. The Stockyards Championship Rodeo maintains a strong commitment to visitors looking for an authentic Western Cowboy Experience. The show features bull riding, tie down roping, team roping, barrel racing, bronc riding and break away roping

Sightseeing
Fort Worth Water Gardens

Fort Worth Water Gardens

Rodeo Night Tour

Rodeo Night Tour

Meals
Hotel (included)
Radisson Hotel Fort Worth , OR Similar

Day 2: Dallas City Tour

Summary of The Day

Firstly, we will head for the most famous plazas in Dallas - Dealey Plaza.

And the Sixth Floor Museum nearby is the place where President Kennedy's assassination happened.

Then, we will visit Dallas Holocaust Museum and John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.

Take photos with the world biggest Bronze statue of cattles, then we will continue our trip to have a outside visit of Dallas City Hall.

Visit the Dallas Museum of Art.

At last, we will come to the George W Bush Library.

Attractions Reference

Dealey Plaza&John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza (50 mins) → Sixth Floor Museum, Dallas Holocaust Museum (outside) → Pioneer Plaza (30 mins) → Dallas City Hall (outside, 15 mins) → The Dallas Museum of Art (150 mins) → George W Bush Library (Optional, 90 mins)

Sightseeing
Dallas

Dealey Plaza

Dealey Plaza is a city park in the West End district of downtown Dallas, Texas. It is sometimes called the "birthplace of Dallas". It also was the location of the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, on November 22, 1963. The Dealey Plaza Historic District was named a National Historic Landmark in 1993 to preserve Dealey Plaza, street rights-of-way, and buildings and structures by the plaza visible from the assassination site, that have been identified as witness locations or as possible locations for assassins.

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John F Kennedy Memorial Plaza

John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza

The memorial consists of an empty platform with "John Fitzgerald Kennedy" engraved along its side, surrounded by a square cement enclosure with two openings. The monument's designer, Philip Johnson, successfully conveyed his respect for the president: “a place of quiet refuge, an enclosed place of thought and contemplation separated from the city around, but near the sky and earth.”

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Dallas

Pioneer Plaza

Pioneer Plaza is a large public park located in the Convention Center District of downtown Dallas, Texas (USA). It contains a large sculpture and is a heavily visited tourist site. Adjacent to the plaza is the Pioneer Park Cemetery which features the Confederate War Memorial. Behind the Pioneer Square is a graveyard that is said to have buried the pioneers of the Midwestern United States in the early years. Later, this cemetery became part of the city center.

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Dallas City Hall

Dallas City Hall

Dallas City Hall is the seat of Dallas municipal government, located at 1500 Marilla in the Government District of downtown Dallas, Texas (USA). The current building, the city's fifth city hall, was completed in 1978 and replaced the Dallas Municipal Building. The inverted V-shaped body can form a large shadow, making the square in front of the City Hall a good outdoor space for people to stay. Viewed from the side, the City Hall is like the shape of a map of Texas

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Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum Of Art

Then we will come to the Museum of Art (150 minutes). It collects more than 24,000 pieces of art of works, from the 3,000 years ago to the present, and open to public for free. The museum is also well known for its flexible exhibition policies and excellent educational programs.

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Dallas

George W Bush Presidential Library

Located on the campus of Southern Methodist University, this presidential center opened in 2013. It features the second largest presidential library in the country and contains the offices of the George W. Bush foundation.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Radisson Hotel Fort Worth , OR Similar

Day 3: Austen – San Antonio (Night Tour)

Summary of The Day

We will arrive at the Capital city of Texas: Austin. Guests will have a chance to go inside for the State Capitol which was completed in 1888 in Downtown Austin, 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 will see the outside view of capitol).

Next, we will visit University of Texas at Austin, one of the best public research universities in US. Our tour in campus will lead you to see the fountain, statues and UT Tower. Texas Military Forces Museum (Museum will be closed for tours depart on Saturday), a museum about the history of Texas' militia, volunteer forces and Texas Military Forces from 1823 to the present.

After we pass by Hope Outdoor Gallery, we will head to San Antonio.

At night, you may choose to join our Night Tour in San Antonio after you take a rest.

Itinerary in 2019

Texas Military Forces Museum (60 mins, not available on Monday and departure dates on Saturdays) and Natural Bridge Caverns (Optional, 90 mins) available;

Sightseeing

State Capitol

The University of Texas at Austin

University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin (UT, UT Austin, or Texas) is a public research university and the flagship institution of the University of Texas System. Founded in 1881, its campus is located in Austin, Texas, United States, approximately one mile from the Texas State Capitol. UT Austin was inducted into the Association of American Universities in 1929, becoming only the third university in the American South to be elected. The institution has the nation's eighth-largest single-campus enrollment, with over 50,000 undergraduate and graduate students and over 24,000 faculty and staff.

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San Antonio

San Antonio Night Tour

We will take you to see the tower of Friendship, tower of Americas, the river walk cruise for night view. Ernie Pyle once described the River Walk as "The American Venice" and it's easy to see why. If you tried to imagine a place where the sights, sounds and flavors of Native America, Old Mexico and the Wild West blend effortlessly with the hustle and bustle of a modern city, it would probably look a lot like the San Antonio River Walk.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott San Antonio Sea World Best Western Plus Fiesta Inn , OR Similar

Day 4: San Antonio – Houston

Summary of The Day

In the morning, we will go to the Alamo Mission.

Next, the Buckhorn Museum features wildlife from all over the world; Including fish from the seven seas, animals from every continent and strange animal oddity which have been collected for over 100 years!

Later on, we will visit Historic market Square and Tower of the Americas

Attractions Reference

The Alamo (60 mins) → The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum (Optional, 60 mins) → Historic Market Square (60 mins) →Tower of the Americas (Optional, 60 mins)

Sightseeing
The Alamo

The Alamo

The Alamo, originally a Roman Catholic mission, was the site of a famous historic battle in 1836 in which the Mexican army laid siege to the building that was defended by a small group of Texans.

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San Antonio

Buckhorn Saloon& Texas Ranger Museum

Located right in the heart of downtown San Antonio, we are two blocks from the Alamo and one block from the Riverwalk. For over 131 years, The Buckhorn Saloon has been known as a gathering place for good conversation, great food and spectacular wildlife exhibits. Today, the saloon houses a Café, Gift Shop, Shooting Gallery and our two museums, the Buckhorn Museum and the Texas Ranger Museum.

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San Antonio

Historic Market Place

Enjoy the sights and flavors of old Mexico at Historic Market Square, a favorite of locals and tourists for generations. Explore over 100 locally owned shops and stalls, all at a festive indoor mall famously described as the largest Mexican market outside Mexico. Find authentic Talavera pottery, exotic curios and handcrafted works of art. Stay for the gourmet Mexican cuisine at Mi Tierra and La Margarita, or kick back at the Farmers Market Food Court and enjoy the show on the stage.

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Tower Of The Americas

Tower of the Americas

The Tower of the Americas is a 750-foot (230-meter) observation tower-restaurant located in the Hemisfair Park on the southeastern portion of Downtown San Antonio, Texas, United States. The tower was designed by San Antonio architect O'Neil Ford and was built as the theme structure of the 1968 World's Fair, HemisFair '68.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Crowne Plaza Near Sugar Land , OR Similar

Day 5: Houston – New Orleans

Summary of The Day

First, we will reach Oak Alley Plantation.

We will also have a Swamp Tour, and take a fun adventurous boat ride.

Next, we will head to our hotel for the night, located at French Quarter district in New Orleans. Guests can enjoy the rest of your day exploring the area. 

Attractions Reference

Oak Alley Plantation (Optional, 90 mins) → Swamp Tour (Optional, 90 mins) → New Orleans → New Orleans French Quarter → Carriage tour (Optional, 30 mins) → Check in French Quarter Hotel.

Sightseeing
Oak Alley Plantation

Oak Alley Plantation

Oak Alley Plantation is 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 master’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.

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Swamp Tours

Swamp Tour

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.

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French Quarter

French Quarter district in New Orleans

The historic heart of the city is the French Quarter, known for its French and Spanish Creole architecture and vibrant nightlife along Bourbon Street. It is also the oldest. Dating back to the city's founding in 1718, this National Historic Landmark district is known for its nightlife, restaurants, and celebrations. Its most famous locale is Bourbon Street.

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Bourbon Street

Bourbon Street

Extending 13 blocks in the French Quarter, Bourbon Street is the most famous thoroughfare in New Orleans, a top destination for generations of partygoers. It is home to some of the best bars and restaurants in the city.

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Jackson Square

Jackson Square

This historic park in the French Quarter is home to the St. Louis Cathedral. It's history dates all the way back to 1721, when it was built by French colonists in the area.

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Cafe Du Monde

Cafe Du Monde

Café De Monde was established in 1862 and is open 24 hours a day. It is famous for its French coffee milk and tasting French donuts. If you are a coffee lover, don't miss a cup of French milk coffee!

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Courtyard by Marriott French Quarter , OR Similar

Day 6: New Orleans – Houston

Summary of The Day

Enjoy your breakfast before we start the tour!

First thing in the morning we are going to visit the National World War II Museum.

Around noon we will take you to the Mississippi Steamed Jazz Cruise.

Attractions Reference

The National WWII Museum (Optional, 90 mins) → Jazz Steamboat Mississippi (Optional, 120 mins) → Houston

Sightseeing
The National WWII Museum

National WWII Museum

The National WWII Museum, formerly known as the D-Day Museum, is a military history museum located in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana, on Andrew Higgins Drive between Camp Street and Magazine Street. The museum focuses on the contribution made by the United States to Allied victory in World War II.

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Jazz Steamboat Mississippi(Including Lunch)

Jazz Steamboat Mississippi

The 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 well-known as the birthplace of jazz. The live Jazz performance on the steamboat will bring you an unforgettable trip.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Crowne Plaza Near Sugar Land , OR Similar

Day 7: Houston In-depth Tour

Summary of The Day

Enjoy your breakfast before we start the tour! We will make our first stop to Battleship Texas, 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 will go for 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 NASA Space Center. We will go to the Space Center for Tram tour to Rocket Park, see the control center, astronaut training center, 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. Uncover the mysteries of outer space on an exhilarating visit to the Space Center Houston, the official visitor center for NASA’s Johnson Space Center. During your self-guided tour of one of Houston's top attractions, ride a tram on an orientation tour of the Space Center; see enthralling exhibitions of full-size rockets and rock samples; and marvel at the real Apollo 17 space shuttle, which returned from the moon in 1972. Dolphin Cruise in Golf of Mexico, we bring you up close to view the dolphins in their natural habitat, see birds and marine life. We are usually able to get a close up view of playful dolphins jumping.

After tour ends, you can choose to drop off in Houston Chinatown or Crowne Plaza Near Sugar Land, or IAH/HOU airports.

Complimentary airport drop-off info

1. For the tour departing on Friday or Saturday, please schedule your flights departing from IAH/HOU airports after 8:00 pm.

2. For the tour departing on Thursday we will have Houston in-depth tour arranged on the second day. Please schedule your flights departing from IAH/HOU airports after 10:00 pm or MSY airport after 4:00 pm.

Sightseeing
Battleship Texas State Historic Site

Battleship Texas

Battleship Texas 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. Come walk her decks, and imagine life as a sailor!

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Houston NASA Space Center

NASA Space Center

Space Center Houston is a leading science and space learning center, the official visitor center of NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston and a Smithsonian Affiliate museum. The organization is owned and operated by the nonprofit Manned Spaceflight Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization. The Johnson Space Center is the home of Mission Control and astronaut training.

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Meals
Pricing
Inclusions

    1. Hotel accommodation for 6 nights

    2. English-speaking tour guide

    3. Transportation via tour coach

    4. Complimentary breakfasts on Day 2-7

Exclusions

    1. Meals (except the breakfasts included; vegan food options available)

    2. All personal expenses, such as laundry, phone, and travel insurance

    3. Mandatory Tips/Service Fee (Min. $10/person/day for tour guide and driver) Please pay in cash to the tour guide while on the bus. Any child/Infant reserving a seat will have to pay the service fees as well.

    4. Optional Tours (Prices are only for reference and subject to change without prior notice. Please select and pay at the time of booking or pay in cash to the guide upon arrival.)

      * NASA - Adult $29.95, Child (4-11) $24.95, Senior (65+) $27.95

      * Dolphin Sightseeing Tour - Adult $13.8, Child (2-11) $9.2

      * George W Bush Library - Adult $19, Child (5-12) $13&Child (13-17)$17, Senior (62+) $16

      * Sixth Floor Museum - Adult $16, Child (6-18) $13, Senior (65+) $14

      * Reunion Tower - Adult $17, Child (4-12) $8, Senior (65+) $14

      * Cowboy Hall of Fame - Adult $6, Child (5-12) $3, Senior (60+) $5

      * Stockyard Championship Rodeo - Adult $23.5, Child (3-12) $13.5, Senior (65+) $17.5

      * San Antonio Night Tour (Including Riverwalk Cruise) - Adult $35, Child (2-11) $25

      * Tower Of Americas - Adult $12, Child (4-12) $9, Senior (65+) $10

      * Buckhorn Saloon& Texas Ranger Museum - Adult $22, Child (3-12) $17

      * Oak Alley Plantation - Adult $25, Child (6-12) $7 / (13-18) $10, Senior (65+) $22.5

      * Swamp Tour - Adult $27, Child (4-12) $16

      * National World War II Museum - Adult $27, Child (under 12) $17.5, Senior (65+) $23.5

      * Jazz Steamboat Mississippi (including lunch) - Adult $46, Child (2-5) $9.5 / (6-12) $23

      * Royal Carriages French Quarter - $20 per person (2&2+)

Departure Points
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Region Departure Point Departure
Houston

Crowne Plaza Near Sugar Land

9090 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77074

08:00
Houston

Houston Chinatown

9999 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77036

08:15

**Please reach to the departure points at least 10-15 minutes early.

Booking Info
Reminder

    1. Globerouter cooperates with top local tour operators and so that the best quality of services to all travelers.

    2. The sequence of itineraries is subject to change without prior notice according to departure date, weather, traffic, etc.

    3. In case of attraction closures (due to holidays or construction, etc.), the tour guide may make some necessary changes to the itinerary.

    4. In case of extreme weather condition, war, strike and other force majeure events, local operator reserves the right to change the itinerary and all costs are not refundable. 

    5. In case of guests voluntarily giving up the tour because of personal reasons, all costs including hotels, transportation etc. is not refundable.

    6. It is advised to contact the local operator for confirmation one day before departure. 

    7. Please bring valid documentation on travel date (passport, driving license, visa, etc).

    8. National Park Pass / City Pass / Entry Tickets / Annual or Season Passes / Senior Pass (or) any admission tickets to attractions purchased on your own are not allowed on this tour. All mandatory / optional tour services, have to be purchased as instructed in the exclusions section.

    9. Two full-sized beds per room. No additional bed for children, 3rd or 4th travelers.

    10. No-show of third and fourth discounted passengers incurs a penalty fee of child price and the first and the second times should pay the fee to the guide.

    11. Children at 18 or under 18 years old be be accompanied by a partner at 19 or 19+ years old.  

    12. Please the safety of your luggage always, especially in public areas. The tour operator or the tour guide can not be held responsible for any loss of personal belongings.

    13. Tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Cancellation / Modification and Refund Policy

1. Cancel or change an order

The following terms apply to the refund policy when canceling or changing an order

1) Reducing the number of travelers

2) Canceling the entire order

3) Change to a different tour

Possible only 31 days prior to the tour departure date.

Modification service fee will be applicable over & above the cancellation charges.

4) Rescheduling tour departure date

This request will not be accepted if the travel date is within 07 days or lesser.

Subject to availability of seats

Modification service fee will be applicable over & above the cancellation charges.

Cancellation Made Within Refund Policy
25 Days (or) more prior to tour departure date 100% of tour cost paid will be refunded
15-24 Days prior to tour departure date 75% of tour cost paid will be refunded
08-14 Days prior to tour departure date 50% of tour cost paid will be refunded
07 Days (or) lesser prior to tour departure date The entire tour cost will be forfeited & No-Refund

2. Modify an order

Charges to modify an order apply for the following:

1) For requests to add more number of travelers

Subject to availability of seats.

2) For requests to change to a different tour

Possible only 31 days prior to the tour departure date.

Cancellation charges as above will be applicable over & above the modification service fee.

3) For requests to reschedule tour departure date

This request will not be accepted if the travel date is within 07 days or lesser.

Subject to availability of seats.

Cancellation charges as above will be applicable over & above the modification service fee.

4) For requests to change name of passengers

This request will be accepted until 3 days prior to the travel date, however same service fee as below will be applicable.

Modification Notice Period Service Charge
Requests made from the date of booking until 07 day prior to the tour departure date US $ 30 will be charged for each order
Requests made 07 days (or) lesser from the date of tour departure No requests will be accepted & No Refund

3. Notes

1) We recommend all our passengers to avail "Travel Insurance" to protect themselves against personal / natural / manmade exigencies of all kind (including medical & family emergencies, accidents, flight delays, traffic delays, theft or personal- acts of terrorism, natural calamities etc.) that may affect you from participating in our tours (OR) arise while on tour.

2) Globerouter will take no responsibility for matters as stated above under personnel / natural / manmade exigencies.

3) No part / full refund / compensation will be offered to passengers who miss taking our tours (OR) for any un-utilized services, as per the date / time scheduled on the E-Voucher because all services are reconfirmed and prepaid for Charges as mentioned in our "Cancellation / Modification and Refund Policy" would be applicable.

4) All cancellation & tour modification requests should be emailed to info@globerouter.com.

5) We will not accept any cancellation / modification requests made through local tour provider / tour guide (OR) verbal requests made over the phone to our customer support staff / by voice mail

6) Cancellation request emails will not be accepted unless they have a complete, signed and attached "Globerouter Cancellation Request Form".

Cancellation and Refund Policy

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