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From The Big Easy to Lone Star State


New Orleans | Galveston | San Antonio | Houston

Experience New Orleans with flares of European, African, and Indigenous American cultures; bare witness to how these cultures have infused this city with unique flavours throughout its history. See it first hand how big and diverse Texas can be, and it’s no wonder Texas locals say, “Texas, it’s like a whole other country.”

Start location: New Orleans, LA
End Location: Houston, TX

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  • Vacation Style Family Friendly, Year Round
    • Activity Level Easy
    • Duration 8 Days 7 Night
    All about the From The Big Easy to Lone Star State.

    From The Big Easy to Lone Star State

    This itinerary will take you from The Big Easy – New Orleans, Louisiana, to the city of many firsts – Houston, Texas.

    Experience Caribbean, Spanish, French and African cultures colliding in a brilliant explosion of flavours, emotions and sounds, all in the city of New Orleans. Music is everywhere, people live to eat and every day is a party here in the birthplace of jazz, so be prepared for a good time down in the Big Easy.

    The latter part of your journey you will head to the Lone Star State of Texas, where you will experience Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States with a wonderful mix of world-class arts, booming businesses, professional sports and award-winning cuisine. Discover why Houston is quickly becoming a favourite travel destination for man leisure travellers from around the world.

    approximate distance:

    for references only
    • New Orleans (A) – Houston (B) ( 560km / 348mi )
    • Houston (B) – Galveston (C) ( 82km / 51mi )
    • Houston (B) – San Antonio (D) ( 317km / 197mi )

    – Trip Highlights –

    discover New Orlean’s rich histories; experience the lively atmosphere of The Big Easy; and discover the wow factors of Houston including trip to NASA's Space Center.

    Live Music, Local Tours, Museums

    – Trip Dates –

    * This itinerary is a self-drive package, it can be created to suit your travel interests, time frame, and budget. Please contact our travel specialists for your customized package.

    Note: If you require a car rental, please let us know and we will be glad to assist you!

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    You can see what you want, when you want, how you want. A trip that’s perfectly timed and well organized.

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    Experiences that help you take in the region in a different way, and advice to help you get the most out of your trip.

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    Time to enjoy and take in each place. Add days in places you want to explore. Do only the activities you want to do.

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    1. Day 1 Arrival - New Orleans, LA

      Upon arrival at New Orleans Airport, you will be picked up by private transfer and taken to your hotel for check-in.
      Once you have had time to freshen up, you will meet with your guide at the hotel lobby, where you will embark on an afternoon of adventure onboard the Natchez Steamboat Tour and Swamp Tour, and be taken back to your hotel after the tours to end your day.

        Accommodation suggestion
      Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans (4 ) or more selective

    2. Day 2 New Orleans, LA

      After Breakfast, your guide will greet you at the lobby, where you will embark on a history lesson by first visiting the The National World War II Museum that tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world; in the afternoon, enjoy the New Orleans French Quarter walking tour to further learn about the unique history and culture that infused this city.

      Enjoy the rest of your day at your leisure, and feel free to explore the French Market further at then end of your walking tour.

        Accommodation suggestion
      Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans (4 ) or more selective

    3. Day 3 New Orleans, LA

      Today is your leisure day in the Big Easy! Feel free to explore more of this funky city,  and enjoy its live music and entertainment.

      We recommend you make plans for a chance to sample signature foods, including gumbo, jambalaya, po’boy sandwiches, boiled crawfish and charbroiled oysters. The city’s restaurants, and chefs, consistently earn spots on lists ranking the best places to eat in the USA.

      Or head to the Outlet Collection at Riverwalk if you feel like spending some time shopping.

        Accommodation suggestion
      Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans (4 ) or more selective

    4. Day 4 New Orleans, LA - Galveston, TX

      After breakfast, you will check-out of your hotel, and hop on the transfer that will take you to Houston, Texas. En-route, you will visit the famous Oak Alley Plantation that is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the two-hundred plus years of histories;  as well as a stop at the Tobasco Pepper Sauce Factory for a brand tour.

        Accommodation suggestion
      Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake (4 ) or more selective

    5. Day 5 Houston, TX

      Today, you will head to the Houston NASA Space Visitor Center. Here, you can discover the exciting future and remarkable past of America’s human spaceflight program set among the largest collection of space artifacts in the southwestern United States. In the afternoon, feel free to explore downtown Houston at your leisure.

        Accommodation suggestion
      Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake (4 ) or more selective

    6. Day 6 Houston, TX - San Antonio, TX

      Today’s journey will take you from Houston to another iconic Texas city of San Antonio. But before you leave, you will first visit the Rainforest Pyrimid at the Moody Garden for a rare, up-close and interactive experience with endangered plants and animals ranging from Giant Amazon River Otters to Saki Monkeys, sloths and an array of birds.

        Accommodation suggestion
      Doubletree by Hilton San Antonio Downtown (4 ) or more selective

    7. Day 7 San Antonio, TX

      Once a frontier settlement in the Wild West, San Antonio has become a city full of modern amenities. It is also home to many unique experiences. This morning, after breakfast, you will embark on a unique journey to the Nature Bridge Caverns tour that is well beneath the Earth’s surface.

      Afterward, be mesmerised when you hop onboard the San Antonio Riverwalk cruise that will connects you to the city’s culture, history, architecture, and timeless charm.

        Accommodation suggestion
      Doubletree by Hilton San Antonio Downtown (4 ) or more selective

    8. Day 8 End of Trip

      Your trip is complete upon checking out of the hotel.