5 day Texas and Louisiana tour

Description

Overview

Tour code: SN5

Days: 5

Description: Houston, Austin, New Orleans

Tour operator: Majestic Vacation

Quality: ★★

 

Itinerary

Day 1 Austin-San Antonio (Night Tour)

We will depart in the morning and start the tour!

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.

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, 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. ($35/person, including $10 admission of Riverwalk Cruise). 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.

Hotel: Best Western Plus San Anotnio or equivalent

Day 2 San Antonio-Houston

Enjoy your breakfast before we start the 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 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.

Moreover, we will visit San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. It is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site preserving four of the five Spanish frontier missions in San Antonio, Texas, USA. These outposts were established by Catholic religious orders to spread Christianity among the local natives.

After we pass by AT&T Center of “Spurs”, we will head back to Houston.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Near Sugar Land or equivalent

Day 3 Houston-New Orleans

Enjoy your breakfast before we start the tour!

When we reach Oak Alley Plantation, 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.

We will also have a 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.

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. 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 crawfish 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.

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

Day 4 New Orleans-Houston

Enjoy your breakfast before we start the tour!

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

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Near Sugar Land or equivalent

Day 5 Houston NASA Tour

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 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.

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

Pricing

Price List: Standard price per person is based on double-bed room.

1st   & 2nd   Person 3rd   & 4th   Person Single
$588/person $370/person $823/person

Itinerary 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!

Departure/Return Location:

Location Address Departure Time
Crowne Plaza 9090 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77074 8:00AM
Chinatown Houston 9999 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77036 8:15AM

Scenic Spots 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.

Refund Remark:

  1. If the weather condition, war, general strikes and other unforeseen circumstances interrupt the journey, our company reserve the right to rearrange the journey without refunding the tour fee.
  2. If visitors cannot join the tour because of personal reason, the fee for hotels and transportation is not refundable.  Tour fee exclude: the meals, attractions tickets, service fee ($8 per person per day), and any private costs (such as hotel telephone charges, laundry etc.)
Attraction Admission List Adult Senior (65yr+) Children
NASA Space Center $29.95 $27.95 $24.95(4-11yr)
Oak Alley Plantation $22 $22 $8(13-18yr)

$5(6-12yr)

Swamp Tour $27 $27 $16(4-12yr)
National World War II Museum $26 $22.50 $16.50(under 12yr)
Jazz SteamboatMississippi including lunch $44 $44 $22(6-12yr)

$9(2-5yr)

Riverwalk theme Lunch
Tower of the Americas $12 $10 $9(4-12yr)
Night Tour (Including Riverwalk Cruise) $35 $35 25(2-11yr)
Service Fee Per Day Per Person $8.00 $8.00 $8.00

*Price and schedule are subject to seasonal change without notice.

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