4 day Dallas, San Antonio & Austin from Houston

Description

Overview

Tour code: H4

Days: 4

Description: Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin

Departure date: Friday & Saturday

Itinerary

Day 1 Houston-Fort Worth

Fort Worth is a city in North Central Texas. In the late 19th century, it became an important trading post for cowboys at the end of the Chisholm Trail. Today, it’s a modern city, with international art institutions like the Kimbell Art Museum. The Fort Worth Stockyards are home to rodeos.

Fort Worth →Fort Worth Water Gardens (40 mins)→ the place where President Kennedy gave the last speech (20 mins) → Rodeo Night Tour(Optional, 300 mins. Stockyard Championship Rodeo Included )

Fort Worth Water Gardens

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. Designed by Philip Johnson, the Fort Worth Water Gardens is an architectural and engineering marvel to be enjoyed any time of the year. Visitors can experience a variety of water features as they wander through this relaxing urban park.

Hilton Fort Worth (the place President Kennedy gave the last speech)

There is a Statue of Kennedy placed not far away from the Hilton Fort Worth and have the pictures and documents record the life of President Kennedy. In the cold winter of 1963, President Kennedy gave his last speech in front of the hotel.

Rodeo Night Tour

Enjoy the authentic cuisine of Texas, and then we start to explore more about the town, it’s a great place to walk around. And then we will enjoy the Stockyards Championship Rodeo; theStockyards 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.

Hotel: Radisson Hotel Fort Worth or equivalent

Day 2 Dallas city tour

Dallas, a modern metropolis in north Texas, is a commercial and cultural hub of the region. Downtown’s Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza commemorates the site of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963. In the Arts District, the Dallas Museum of Art covers thousands of years of art.

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

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.

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.”

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.

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.

The 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.

George W Bush 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.

Hotel: Radisson Hotel Fort Worth or equivalent

Day 3 Austin-San Antonio(Night Tour)

We will arrive at the Capital city of Texas: Austin. Guests will have a chance to go inside for the State Capitol, contains the offices and chambers of the Texas Legislature and the Office of the Governor. Next, we will visit Texas Military Forces, a museum about the history of Texas’ militia, volunteer forces and Texas Military Forces from 1823 to the present. At night, you may choose to join our Night Tour in San Antonio.

Austin→ Texas State Capitol (Inside visit,60 mins)→ University of Texas at Austin(tour on bus, 20 mins) → Texas Military Forces Museum(60 mins, will not be visited for Saturday departure tours)→ Natural Bridge Caverns → St. Antonio Night Tour(Optional, 160 mins)

St. 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

Special Notes:

  1. If Texas State Capitol is closed, we only visit outside.
  2. Texas Military Forces Museum is closed on every Monday, will not visit if closed.

Texas State Capitol

Situated in downtown Austin, Texas’ capitol building was completed in 1888 in an Italian Renaissance Revival style. Covering over 51 acres, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.

University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin, informally UT Austin, UT, University of Texas, or Texas in sports contexts, is a public research university and the flagship institution of the University of Texas System.

Texas Military Forces Museum

The museum is located in historic building 6, which was originally built in 1918 as a mess hall. The indoor area of the museum has 45,000 square foot and exhibits memorabilia, photographs, dioramas, uniforms, weapons, vehicles and other military accessories used from 1825 to the present.

Natural Bridge Caverns

The Natural Bridge Caverns are the largest known commercial caverns in the U.S. state of Texas. The caverns feature several unique speleothems and other geological formations. The temperature inside the cave is 21 degrees Celsius (70°F) year-round and the humidity rate is a constant 99 percent. The caverns are still very active and considered living. Due to the porosity of the limestone, rainwater travels downwards through the layers of rock, where it dissolves out calcite, a weak mineral that makes up all the speleothems at Natural Bridge Caverns. After exiting the limestone, water enters the caverns where it flows and drips constantly throughout, causing the formations to retain a waxy luster that can be seen in few caverns.

Hotel: Fairfield Inn& Suites By Marriott San Antonio Sea World or equivalent

Day 4 San Antonio-Houston

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.

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)

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.

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.

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.

Tower of 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.

After tour ends, you can choose to drop off in Houston Chinatown or Crowne Plaza Near Sugar Land, or flight departs from IAH, HOU airport after 20:00.

Attractions settings and features

  1. In-Depth sightseeing within most of attractions. Get to know why everything is bigger in Texas or Texas size.
  2. Hotel breakfast included every day, enjoy the breakfast before we start the tour.
  3. Learn the spirit of “Cowboy culture”, enjoy the world famous “Rodeo”, have a taste of “Texas Steak”.
  4. Guests will have a chance to see the NBA games.
  5. Visit University of Texas at Austin, Texas State house and military museum
Price List: Standard price per person is based on double-bed room.
Double room Triple room Quadruple room
$468/person $410/person $382/person

Costs include

  1. Transportation (The type of vehicle used will base on the number of guests on the day. 7-seat SUV; Minivan; motor-coach);
  2. Hotel (Nights is less a day of tour days);
  3. Bilingual driver and/or guide;
  4. Breakfast.

Expense Items

1. Round trip air ticket from your hometown. Private expenses on insurance, laundry or other items.
2. All meals and drinks during the trip, but the tour guide will arrange for it.
3. Tips ( $10/ person) to guides and drivers.
4. Admission tickets: (all prices are subject to change without prior notice).
Following items are all optional. Take a moment to review this list before you travel, so that you may budget accordingly. 
Child: 3~11 years old, senior is more than 65 years old.
Dallas:
Fort Worth Stockyard Night Tour (Rodeo Ticket Included):Adult USD25, Child USD15, SeniorUSD15
G George W Bush Library:Adult USD19, Child USD13(5-12yr)USD17(13-17yr), SeniorUSD16(62+)
San Antonio:
Night Tour(Including Riverwalk Cruise): Adult USD35, Child 25(2-11yr), Senior USD30
Natural Bridge Caverns : Adult USD23.50, Child 15.25, Senior USD23.50
Tower Of Americas: Adult USD13, Child 10(4-12yr), Senior USD11
Buckhorn Saloon& Texas Ranger Museum Adult USD22, Child 17(3-12yr), Senior USD22
Attention: Prices are subject to change without prior notice;If you would like to join the optional activities, please pay the fee in cash to the tour guide. You cannot buy / use the tickets on your own or use City Passes. The tour guide will arrange the tickets for the group.
Notice 

Thanks for choosing us for your trip. Please read carefully and be sure that you fully understand the TERMS & CONDITIONS and RESPONSIBILITY as stated. Your reservation represents your acknowledgment and acceptance of these terms and conditions. 
1. Please be sure to bring your travel document (Passport, Alien registration card or visa). Our company assumes no responsibility for customers without the proper travel documents. Costs of travel documents are on your own expense.

2. Hotel rooms are Standard Twin with air conditioning and bath, 2 full-size beds.

3. Those with Buy 2 get 1 or 2 free promotion(THIS TOUR NO PROMOTION)
Price of this promotion is based on Twin Room price. Please select 1 Triple and 3 Adults for “Buy 2 get 1 free” or 1 Quad and 4 adults for “buy 2 get 2 free”. The free person shares 2 full-size beds in the same Twin Room with former 2 full-price guests.

4. About Sharing Room, a supplement of $65 based on Twin Room price is to be charged as a guarantee of common interests between customer and whole party

5. Transportation via deluxe air conditioned motor coaches; experienced tour guide for each tour.

6. All private expense on insurance, taxes and other items will be covered by travelers themselves.

7. All Meals, Admissions and Gratuities, please pay cash on tour. Tour guide will assistant to arrange meals along the way; all the resorts which need admission fees are optional. Join or not depends on customers themselves. Travelers may budget accordingly before they go.

8. City passes are not accepted during an escorted tour due to the fact that they do not correspond into the tour schedule. The group entrance tickets provided by tour guides have fast lane and tour guides accompany passengers for activities.

9. Policy of Cancellation and Change: it indicates bus seats, hotel as well as itinerary are all set once tour been confirmed. Any change(regarding Date, Traveler amount, Names etc) or cancellation per you request after confirmation, there will be a penalty fee to be collected according to following policy:
Policy of Cancellation:

– no refund within 14 days prior to departure date;
– 50% of reservation cost within 15-29 days prior to departure date;
– 30% of reservation cost within 30 or more days prior to departure date.
– The “Free Ones” cancellation must be submitted at least 15 days before tour departure date. Any No-show on tour departure date without advanced request will be collected a penalty fee USD150 by tour guide for blocking an extra seat on the bus. This penalty is a mandatory fee will be paid in cash by other participating travelers of the reservation in order to participating on the tour.
Policy of Change: Request for reservation change must be submitted at least 30 days before tour departure date, and there will be a service fee USD20 to be charged. Reservation change within 30 days prior to departure date please refer to Cancellation Policy above.
10. Aboutpick-up and drop-off: please wait tour guide on time.
pick-up:
1.8:00AM :Crowne Plaza Near Sugar Land,9090 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77074
2.8:15AM:Chinatown Houston,9999 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77036
drop-off on final day:
After tour ends, you can choose to drop off in Houston Chinatown or Crowne Plaza Near Sugar Land OR
flight departs from IAH, HOU airport after 20:00($100 for the 1st and 2nd guest, $20 extra per guest starts from the 3rd guest.)

11. Order of itinerary might be reversed according to number of groups and weather condition, no further notice will be provided.

12. We reserve the right to refuse any clients who may hinder or delay the progress of a tour. In such situation the used portion if the tour will be refunded on a pro-rata basis after all prepaid expenses such as hotel, transportation etc are deducted.

13. If customer chose to discontinue tour before the tour is finished or miss any part of the tour, no refund would be allowed. In addition, it is the client’s own responsibility for all consequences arises from an early termination of the tour.

14. All tours are carefully planned with our rich experience. Our company dedicate ourselves to provide you a wonderful journey, accommodation, as well as service. And please understand that we are not responsible for any losses or extra expenses caused by strike, acts of government’s civil disturbances, bed weather, or any other force majeure. In such cases, we will do our utmost to make arrangements, but the costs have to be borne and paid for by the participant.

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