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4-DAYS TOUR OF HOUSTON

Visit Galveston, Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, Bishop’s Palace, Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, Battleship Texas, NASA Space Center, Rice University, Houston Museum of Natural Science.

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Visit Galveston, Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, Bishop’s Palace, Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, Battleship Texas, NASA Space Center, Rice University, Houston Museum of Natural Science.

Day 1, Arrival Houston

Thanks for choosing your vacation with us! Please choose IAH (George Bush Intercontinental Airport) when you book your flight. Our 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. Hotel check-in time would be after 3pm, guests arrive before 3pm may secure their luggage to the front desk. You may rest in the lobby or shopping around mall or stores nearby. Our tour guides will have the room keys, terms and conditions for the tour, breakfast voucher (if needed) ready for you.

The first day itinerary is for your reference only; the schedule is subject to change upon your arrival.

Hotel : Crowne Plaza Near Sugar Land or equivalent

Day 2, Galveston

Enjoy your breakfast before we start the tour! First of all, we will visit the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum. The Ocean Star was built in 1969 in Beaumont, Texas by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation for the Ocean Drilling and Exploration Company fleet. She worked in the Gulf of Mexico throughout the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast and drilled approximately 200 wells during her active life. The Offshore Drilling takes visitors on a behind the scenes journey of the technical process of extracting oil and gas offshore, and the Drill Floor is directly underneath the derrick and is where the work of drilling a hole is done. Next we will visit the Bishop’s Palace, also known as Gresham’s Castle. The house was built between 1887 and 1893 by Galveston architect Nicholas J. Clayton for lawyer and politician Walter Gresham, his wife Josephine, and their nine children. In 1923 the Roman Catholic Diocese of Galveston purchased the house, and, situated across the street from the Sacred Heart Church, it served as the residence for Bishop. Then we will go to the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Featuring waterfront fun and entertainment like no other Gulf Coast destination. Featured attractions are Iron Shark, Sky Shooter, Texas Star Flyer, Galaxy Wheel, Bubba Gump Shrimp etc.

Hotel : Crowne Plaza Near Sugar Land or equivalent

Day 3, Houston NASA Tour

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.

Hotel : Crowne Plaza Near Sugar Land or equivalent

Day 4, Arrival Houston

We will go for the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The museum complex consists of a central facility with four floors of natural science halls and exhibits, the Burke Baker Planetarium, the Cockrell Butterfly Center, and the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre. We can’t miss The Morian Hall of Paleontology, which is packed with prehistoric beasts, and does not have the same stagnant displays of ancient skeletons standing in a row that many visitors are accustomed to seeing. Also, we will visit the Rice University, a private research university established in 1912. Rice is generally considered the top university and the most selective institute of higher education in the state of Texas. We will have a chance to see the “Willy’s statue,” the memorial to university founder William Marsh Rice, as well as James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace.Furthermore, we will stop by Toyota Center, an indoor arena famous of the Houston Rockets. We will pass by Hermann Park, Houston Zoo, visit Houston Police Officer’s Memorialfor the skyline of Houston. And then we will drop you off in Chinatown or Airport, please choose flight leave from Houston Airport (IAH) after 8:00PM.

Notes:

Depart Houston every Thursday & Sunday

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.

Includes:

  • Hotel accommodation
  • Tour Coach
  • Bilingual (Chinese & English) Speaking Tour Guide.

Excludes:

  • Airfare
  • Meals
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expense
  • Tips to driver & guide (USD 9 per person per day)
  • Admissions fees/Optional Tours

Remarks:  

  • This is a join group (Seat In Coach)
  • We reserve the right to modify the itinerary and hotels for the benefit of the group 
  • Rates are subject to change unless booked and finalized.