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8-Day French Quarter, Oak Alley Plantation, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas Tour from New Orleans Tour Code: 055-18465

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New Orleans, LA
English; Mandarin Chinese
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Day 1: New Orleans airport pick up

Today we will take the flight to the most populous city in Louisiana located along the Mississippi River -- New Orleans.Your tour escort will be waiting at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) with detailed transfer arrangements to the hotel. Welcome dinner will be prepared for guests who arrive and meet with your tour escort before 17:00.

Special remarks for airport pick-up:
1.Complimentary airport pick-up is available at 17:00 and 21:00. Please make sure to meet with our staff at the listed time slots with your claimed baggage. Please make sure to be at the meeting point on time. All three scheduled shuttles will depart on time, and no transfer service available after 21:00.
2.Guests who arrive after 17:00 will not be able to enjoy our welcome dinner.
  • 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.
Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Harvey-Marrero or similar

Day 2: New Orleans

Today we will visit New Orleans. We will head to Mardi Gras World, National World War II Museum, Jazz Steamboat Mississippi. We also have a free time at Jackson Square. Finally, you can join the Night tour in French Quarte.
  • 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

    (Outside Visit) 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|Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

    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 make you an unforgettable trip.

    Admission (Included): Adult $46; Child (6-12 yrs) $23; Child (2-5 yrs) $9.50; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $46; including lunch

    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.

    Duration: Approx. 2 Hours 30 Minutes

Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Harvey-Marrero or similar

Day 3: New Orleans - Houston(317 miles)

Today, we will have Swamp Tour which is a fun adventurous yet safe boat ride that showcases the unique eco system of New Orleans region. Then, we will go to visit Oak Alley Plantation which is a U.S. National Historic Landmark located at the west suburban of New Orleans. After that, we will go 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.

    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

    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 (Included): Adult $27; Child (6-12 yrs) $9; Child (13-18 yrs) $12; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $25|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

  • 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.
Standard Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Houston/Sugar Land or similar

Day 4: NASA Space Center - Housto City Tour

Today, we will head to NASA Space Center and have lunch here.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. Then we will go to Houston Museum of Natural Science, Hermann Park, Rice University and Toyota Center in Houston.
  • 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|Duration: Approx. 3 Hours

    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 (Included): 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|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

    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).

    Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes

    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.

    Duration: Approx. 50 Minutes

    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.

    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

Standard Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Houston/Sugar Land or similar

Day 5: Houston - San Antonio(189 miles)

Today we will leave from Huston and go to visit San Antonio. We will head to visit San Antonio Missions National Park and The Alamo. At night, you will have a chance to join the Night tour at River Walk.
  • 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.
  • San Antonio, TX

    San Antonio, TX
    San Antonio is the 7th most populated city in the U.S. and the 2nd most in Texas. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the country. It is famous for being the home of the Alamo.

    San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

    A National Historical Park and part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site preserving four of the five Spanish frontier missions in San Antonio, Texas, USA.

    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

    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.

    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

    San Antonio River Walk

    An important part of San Antonio's downtown urban fabric, the River Walk is a pedestrian street stretching 2.5 miles along the San Antonio River. It is lined with bars, restaurants, shops, and more.

    Opening Hours: Sun - Thu 11:00am - 12:00pm, Fri - Sat 11:00am - 2:00am|Duration: Approx. 2 Hours

Standard Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites San Antonio Northwest/Medical Center or similar

Day 6: San Antonio - Austin(79 miles)

Today, we will go to visit Buckhorn Saloon& Texas Ranger Museum in San Antonio. Then we will head to Austin to visit Texas Military Forces Museum, University of Texas at Austin and Texas Capitol.
  • San Antonio, TX

    San Antonio, TX
    San Antonio is the 7th most populated city in the U.S. and the 2nd most in Texas. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the country. It is famous for being the home of the Alamo.

    The Buckhorn Saloon and 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.

    Admission (Included): Adult $22; Child (3-11 yrs) $17; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $22|Opening Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

  • Austin, TX

    Austin, TX
    Nicknamed the "Live Music Capital of the World," Austin is the capital of Texas. Located in the center of the state, it is the fastest growing major city in the U.S. The popular slogan among locals is "Keep Austin Weird."

    Texas Military Forces Museum

    A museum about the history of Texas' militia, volunteer forces and Texas Military Forces from 1823 to the present and is located in Austin, Texas.

    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

    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.

    Duration: Approx. 50 Minutes

    Texas State Capitol

    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.

    Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 7:00am - 10:00pm, Sat - Sun 9:00am - 8:00pm|Duration: Approx. 50 Minutes

Standard Hotel: Fairfield Inn & Suites Dallas Las Colinas or similar

Day 7: Dallas City Tour

Today we will have a city tour in Dallas. We will go to visit Pioneer Plaza&Dallas City Hall, Sixth Floor Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, Water Gardens, John F. Kennedy Tribute, Fort Worth Stockyards & Rodeo Night Tour.
  • Dallas, TX

    Dallas, TX
    Dallas helps make up the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. Some of the city's popular attractions include the Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Pioneer Plaza and the John F. Kennedy Memorial.

    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.

    City Hall

    (Outside Visit) 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.

    Sixth Floor Museum

    (Outside Visit) Named for its location on the sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration Building in downtown Dallas, this museum is dedicated to the life of President John F. Kennedy, whose assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, shot and killed the president.

    Opening Hours: Mon 12:00pm - 6:00pm, Tue - Sun 10:00am - 6:00pm|Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

    Dallas Museum of Art

    Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is among the 10 largest art museums in the country and is distinguished by its commitment to research, innovation and public engagement.

    Duration: Approx. 2 Hours

    John F. Kennedy Tribute

    The memorial consists of an empty platform with "John Fitzgerald Kennedy" engraved along its side, surrounded by a square cement enclosure with two openings.

    Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes

Standard Hotel: Fairfield Inn & Suites Dallas Las Colinas or similar

Day 8: Dallas airport drop-off

Today, we will head to Southern Methodist University and The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. After that, we will go to Dallas airport.
  • Dallas, TX

    Dallas, TX
    Dallas helps make up the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. Some of the city's popular attractions include the Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Pioneer Plaza and the John F. Kennedy Memorial.

    Southern Methodist University

    Southern Methodist University (SMU) is a private research university in Dallas, University Park, and Highland Park, Texas. Founded in 1911 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, SMU operates satellite campuses in Plano, Texas, and Taos, New Mexico.

    Duration: Approx. 40 Minutes

    George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum

    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.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $21; Child (5-12 yrs) $15; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $18; Junior (13-17 yrs) $19|Opening Hours: Sun 12:00pm - 5:00pm, Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day., Mon - Sat 9:00am - 5:00pm|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

  • Airport pick-up info:
    • Free Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) pick-up serive is available.
    • Complimentary free airport pick-up time is available at 17:00 and 21:00.
    • Please provide your detail flight information before the tour start, otherwise we will not provide airport pick-up service. Please transfer to the first night hotel by yourselves, you can get the first night hotel info from the operater.
  • Airport drop-off info:
    • We can offer Dallas Love Field International Airport (DAL) drop-off service, and please book your flight departure after 11:30pm .
    • We can offer Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) drop-off service, and please book your flight departure after 12:00pm .

Price Includes

  • Admission Fees:
    Destination Adult Child Senior
    Houston, TX
    Houston Museum of Natural Science (Included) $25 $15 (3-11 yrs) $15 (Over 62 yrs)
    New Orleans, LA
    Jazz Steamboat Mississippi (Included) $46
    $23 (6-12 yrs)
    $9.50 (2-5 yrs)
    $46 (Over 65 yrs)
    Oak Alley Plantation (Included) $27
    $9 (6-12 yrs)
    $12 (13-18 yrs)
    $25 (Over 65 yrs)
    San Antonio, TX
    The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum (Included) $22 $17 (3-11 yrs) $22 (Over 65 yrs)
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • Transportation via an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour
  • Service fee of tour guide and driver
  • Tourist attractions include in the tour (excluding all the optional attractions)
  • Three meals every day ( like Chinese food, Asian buffet and American food; Only dinner is included on pick-up day and breakfast is included on drop-off day)

Price Excludes

  • Admission Fees:
    Destination Adult Child Senior Junior
    Dallas, TX
    George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum (Optional) $21 $15 (5-12 yrs) $18 (Over 62 yrs) $19 (13-17 yrs)
    Stockyard Championship Rodeo (Optional) $45 $35 (3-12 yrs) $45 (Over 65 yrs) /
    Houston, TX
    NASA Johnson Space Center (Optional) $29.95 $24.95 (4-11 yrs) $27.95 (Over 65 yrs) /
    New Orleans, LA
    French Quarte Night Tour (Optional) $35 $25 (3-12 yrs) $35 (Over 65 yrs) /
    Swamp Tour (Optional) $27 $16 (4-12 yrs) $27 (Over 65 yrs) /
    San Antonio, TX
    River Walk Night Tour (Optional) $35 $25 (3-12 yrs) $35 (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.
  • Round-trip flights to the destination
  • Any personal expenses are not listed in Fee Included
  • Personal room fees: such as laundry or valet services, telephone calls, or alcoholic beverages/mini bar items, unless they are otherwise specifie

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  • Complete operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, is included on your e-ticket. You must print the e-tickets and take them along on your trip; they are your proof of purchase.

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    A fee may be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. Name changes or corrections may be treated as a cancellation and cancellation fees will apply. A change of tour date or tour itinerary may be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply. Please be noted that we do not allow departure change 48 hours before departure.
  • Cancellations and Cancellation Fees
    Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from our travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed and pending bookings. Therefore, cancellation penalties and or fees will apply. Time of cancellation will be determined when notice is received and confirmed by our office. Notice of cancellation must be made directly to TakeTours by email or through web mail at Contact Us .
  • Cancellation penalties per person (request day and departure day are not counted)
    Up to 46 days prior to departure - 10% of total purchase amount.
    21-45 days prior to departure - 25% of total purchase amount.
    9-20 days prior to departure - 50% of total purchase amount.
    1-8 days prior to departure - 100% of total purchase amount.
    Day of departure or no show - 100% per person.
    Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.
    The refund amount will be credited directly to your account. Or the refund can also be forwarded directly to your credit card with a 10% handling fee.
    NOTE: We cannot grant any refunds 30 days after completion of the tour.
  • Itinerary Variations
    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.
    In case of attraction closures (due to holidays or construction, etc.), tour guide may make some necessary changes to the itinerary accordingly.
    Itineraries are subject to change due to the weather, transportation and other conditions, in order to provide the best experience for you.
  • Tour Cancellation:
    We reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made any time prior to departure* of the tour, TakeTours' only liability will be to refund to the passenger the amount it has received for the tour booking. We will try to re-book the same or similar tour.. Please note that we are not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from customers. We are not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations.
  • The opening hours and capacity limit of attractions and national parks will be subject to change from time to time due to COVID-19. When the operating hours and capacity restriction have an impact on the itinerary, it shall be regarded as force majeure. Thank you for your understanding.

Additional Note

  • 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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