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7-Day New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, NASA Tour with Houston Airport Transfer Tour Code: 455-18580

From USD$1399  
2/26/2022
Houston, TX
English; Mandarin Chinese
7 6
Visit New Orleans (Bourbon Street, French Quarter, Mardi Gras World, Oak Alley Plantation, The National WWII Museum), Houston (Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Houston Museum of Natural Science, NASA Johnson Space Center, Rice University, Toyota Center), Baton Rouge (Louisiana State Capitol).
Price (/person)
    Single $1999
    Double $1399
    3rd Person
    Adult $1099
    Child
    (Age 0-12)
    $1099
    4th Person
    Adult $899
    Child
    (Age 0-12)
    $899

Pricing Policy

  • Child rates: Child rates apply to those who are 0-12 years old. Child above 2 years must take the seat. Customers are welcome to use child safety seats on that have lap and/or shoulder belts/harnesses for the infant under 2 years.
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Day 1: Hometown - Houston

Today guests will be picked up at IAH (George Bush Intercontinental Airport) or HOU (William P. Hobby Airport) airport. The professional tour guide will meet guests at the baggage claim area for the domestic flight, or at the Passenger Waiting Area for the international flight. After 3:00pm, we will be able to check into hotel.
Standard Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Houston/Sugar Land or equivalent

Day 2: Houston City Tour

First, we will stop by Toyota Center and then head to Rice University. Later, we will go for the Houston Museum of Natural Science. In the afternoon, you won't want to miss Hermann Park.
  • Houston, TX

    Houston, TX
    Houston is a large metropolis in Texas. It has become a major center of industry and development. It is home to some fascinating museums in it Museum District, including Houston Museum of Natural Science.

    Toyota Center

    (Outside Visit) Toyota Center is an indoor arena located in downtown Houston, Texas. It is named after the Japanese automobile manufacturer Toyota. The arena is home to the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association, the principal users of the building, and the former home of the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League.

    Rice University

    Rice University is a private research university located on a 295-acre (1.19 km2) campus in Houston, Texas, United States. The university is situated near the Houston Museum District and is adjacent to the Texas Medical Center. Rice is generally considered the top university and the most selective institute of higher education in the state of Texas.

    Houston Museum of Natural Science

    Founded in 1909, the HMNS is one of the top 5 most popular museums in the United States. In addition to its halls and exhibits, it is home to a planetarium, a giant scree theater, and a butterfly garden.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (3-11 yrs) $15; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $15|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00am - 5:00pm, Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas

    Hermann Park

    Hermann Park is one of Houston's most-visited public parks. Situated between Fannin Street and Cambridge Street, it is within walking distance from the Texas Medical Center, Rice University, and the Museum District, and within a few miles of the Third Ward, the historic Astrodome and Reliant Stadium (home stadium for the Houston Texans).
Standard Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Houston/Sugar Land or equivalent

Day 3: Houston-Baton Rouge-New Orleans(330 miles)

Heading to Baton Rouge in the morning and start the tour with our first stop at Louisiana State Capitol. Then, we will go to have a fun adventurous boat ride that showcases the unique eco system of New Orleans region. After hotel check-in, you are free to enjoy New Orleans’s annual carnival - Mardi Gras in French Quarter, which is regarded as a national historic landmark.
  • Baton Rouge, LA

    The capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. It forms the county seat of East Baton Rouge Parish and is located on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River.

    Louisiana State Capitol

    Louisiana State Capitol
    This incredible Art Deco-style building that dominates the skyline of the Louisiana capital. In addition to being the center of the state's government, the building is a National Historic Landmark and member of the Register of National Historic Places.

    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

  • New Orleans, LA

    New Orleans, LA
    The city known as the "Big Easy" is most famous for its colorful and exciting Mardi Gras celebration. Visitors will marvel at its distinctive Cajun culture and cuisine that is unlike anything else in the world.

    Swamp Tour

    Take a trip down the bayous of Louisiana on a swamp boat tour to encounter the local wildlife, like alligators, turtles, birds, snakes, and much more! You'll also get a lesson in Cajun culture.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $27; Child (4-12 yrs) $16; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $27|Opening Hours: Daily 9:00am - 3:00pm|Duration: 2-4 Hours

    Mardi Gras World

    Mardi Gras World (also known as Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, MGW) is a tourist attraction located in New Orleans. Guests tour the 300,000 square foot working warehouse where floats are made for Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans.

    Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:30am - 5:30pm

    French Quarter

    French Quarter
    The most famous area of New Orleans 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.

    Duration: Approx. 3 Hours

Standard Hotel: Blake Hotel New Orleans, Bw Premier Collection Or Same level

Day 4: New Orleans

We will enjoy Mardi Gras the entire day! The grand parades will last until afternoon with various amazing performances. You will also have a great chance to get free gifts or beads from the performer! In the evening, we will be in Bourbon Street, the famous red light district and nightclub area. It is also one of the oldest streets in New Orleans. The street has bars, music restaurants, seafood restaurants. Spanish-style buildings are on both of your sides, such as two-story iron railing balconies, while the open-air bar on the balcony is always a favorite of travelers. Holding a bottle of beer in hand, and watching passers-by on the street. At the same time, it is also a must for the parade of the largest carnival Mardi Gras in the United States. Thousands of pearl chains are thrown down from the balcony on both sides, which is very spectacular.
  • New Orleans, LA

    New Orleans, LA
    The city known as the "Big Easy" is most famous for its colorful and exciting Mardi Gras celebration. Visitors will marvel at its distinctive Cajun culture and cuisine that is unlike anything else in the world.

    Mardi Gras World

    Mardi Gras World (also known as Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, MGW) is a tourist attraction located in New Orleans. Guests tour the 300,000 square foot working warehouse where floats are made for Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans.

    Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:30am - 5:30pm

    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.
Standard Hotel: Hampton Inn New Orleans Convention Center Or Same level

Day 5: New Orleans-Houston(317 miles)

Today we are going to visit the World War II Museum, which tells the story of the American experience in the Second World War. Then go to Oak Alley Plantation, which is listed as a historical monument in the southern part of the United States, walk into the largest plantation in the United States, and learn about the history that has actually happened. Finally drove back to Houston.
  • New Orleans, LA

    New Orleans, LA
    The city known as the "Big Easy" is most famous for its colorful and exciting Mardi Gras celebration. Visitors will marvel at its distinctive Cajun culture and cuisine that is unlike anything else in the world.

    The 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.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $30.81; Child (6-12 yrs) $19.15; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $26.63

    Oak Alley Plantation

    Oak Alley Plantation
    This historic plantation on the Mississippi River in southeastern Louisiana is a National Historic Landmark. In addition to its function as a museum, the Oak Alley Plantation has served as a set for films and TV shows.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $27; Child (6-17 yrs) $9; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $27

Standard Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Houston/Sugar Land Or Same level

Day 6: Houston

Houston Rodeo is one of the largest indoor livestock exhibitions in the world. The Houston Rodeo is known for having one of the best lineups of diversified concert performers every year.
  • Houston, TX

    Houston, TX
    Houston is a large metropolis in Texas. It has become a major center of industry and development. It is home to some fascinating museums in it Museum District, including Houston Museum of Natural Science.

    Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

    The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is the largest indoor livestock exhibitions and rodeo in the world. It includes one of the richest regular-season professional rodeo events. The show features championship rodeo action, livestock competitions, concerts, a carnival, pig racing, barbecue, and the Rodeo Uncorked! One of the largest draws for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is the 20 consecutive evenings of rodeo and concert, held in NRG Stadium.

    Please noted tour fee only includes general admission fee, such as carnival rides or games, Rodeo & concert in NRG Stadium ticket are excluded.

Standard Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Houston/Sugar Land Or Same level

Day 7: Houston

Today we will head to visit NASA Space Center. With more than 400 space artifacts including flown spacecraft, the largest collection of moon rocks on public display and at multiple major seasonal exhibits a year, Space Center Houston offers an array of exciting attractions for people of all ages.
  • Houston, TX

    Houston, TX
    Houston is a large metropolis in Texas. It has become a major center of industry and development. It is home to some fascinating museums in it Museum District, including Houston Museum of Natural Science.

    NASA Johnson Space Center

    This facility in Houston is where NASA conducts human spaceflight training, research, and flight control simulations to prepare astronauts who are preparing to go into the vast expanse of space.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $29.95; Child (4-11 yrs) $24.95; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $27.95

  • Airport meet and greet: Complimentary airport pick up at IAH/HOU airport from 9:00AM to 10:00PM (suggested flights landing before 9:00PM to avoid extra charge).
    Return Flight Arrangement:: For airport drop off, please choose flight leave from IAH /HOU after 4:00PM.
  • Paid 24-hour pick-up is also available for $100 per first two persons with $20 extra for each additional person.

Price Includes

  • 6 nights hotel accommodation
  • Transportation (The type of vehicle used will base on the number of guests on the day. 7-seat minivan; Minivan; motorcoach)
  • Tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour
  • Taxes
  • Admission ticket to Mardi Gras Parade and Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Price Excludes

  • Admission Fees:
    Destination Adult Child Senior
    Houston, TX
    Houston Museum of Natural Science (Optional) $25 $15 (3-11 yrs) $15 (Over 62 yrs)
    NASA Johnson Space Center (Optional) $29.95 $24.95 (4-11 yrs) $27.95 (Over 65 yrs)
    New Orleans, LA
    Oak Alley Plantation (Optional) $27 $9 (6-17 yrs) $27 (Over 65 yrs)
    Swamp Tour (Optional) $27 $16 (4-12 yrs) $27 (Over 65 yrs)
    The National WWII Museum (Optional) $30.81 $19.15 (6-12 yrs) $26.63 (Over 65 yrs)
    • 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.
  • Meals and drinks unspecified during the trip.
  • A mandatory service fees: Minimum $12 / day / person should be paid in cash to tour guide and the bus driver as a service fee. Any child / Infant reserving a seat will have to pay the service fees as well. Ex: 2 people taking a 2-day tour would pay: $12 x 2 (seats) x 2 (days) = $48.
  • Personal room fees: such as laundry or valet services, telephone calls, or alcoholic beverages/mini bar items, unless they are otherwise specified.
  • Any private expenses

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    15 days or more prior to departure - Free cancellation with full refund.
    8-14 days prior to departure - 50% of total purchase amount.
    Within 7 days prior to departure or no show - 100% of the total purchase amount.
    Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.
    Trips require a minimum number of participants to avoid cancellation. We reserve the right to cancel a schedule trip to fully refund affected customers although tour companies will make every effort to maintain the normal operation.
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    NOTE: We cannot grant any refunds more than 30 days after completion of the tour.
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    We constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary - we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods duplicate departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order in which case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages.
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  • Some of the destinations may be closed due to Covid pandemic.Please follow your tour leader's instruction. Your kind understanding and cooperation are highly appreciated.

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  • Tour route may be changed and reversed; you may contact the vendor 1-2 days prior departure to confirm final itinerary
  • Customers are held solely responsible for their own travel documents and/or visas if required.
  • Luggage: Each customer may bring on board one checked luggage plus one carry-on bag.
  • Bus Arrangement: Usually only passengers in the same order will be arranged in the same bus. If you book the tour separately with your friends and you want to sit in the same bus, you need to inform us before departure . Or you may be arranged in different buses.
  • Language: All tours are escorted by professional bi- or multi-lingual tour and/or driver guides (English/Chinese). Depending on the number of passengers booked for a particular departure, tours and/or languages may be combined to operate the tours.
  • This tour does not accept any City Pass or your own tickets for the attraction. Passengers who take this tour need to purchase admission tickets from tour escort upon arrival.

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