Enjoy beautiful Texas and beyond!
Texas Travelers is a travel club for customers of Texas First Bank and their guests. We plan and escort trips throughout the year to a variety of performances and locations in the US and abroad. Our travel club is open to people of all ages, but it is primarily directed to those who have the desire and physical ability to travel.
We welcome you to this wonderful opportunity for group travel. Advantages of group travel:
- We will take care of all details for you; you do not have to worry about arrangements, transportation, or trip-planning.
- We will be available to you 24/7 during a trip for any situation that may arise;
- You will enjoy the camaraderie of a group;
- It is safer to travel with a group;
- You will be exposed to the best local guides and famous sites.
We offer a selection of travel opportunities, including Broadway shows in Houston, multi-day trips within the US, and trips to Europe, Asia, South America and beyond.
If you are interested in receiving information from me regarding these group opportunities, please contact us by email or phone. We will place you in our database for future notices. By providing us with this information, you agree to receive notices from us. We will be sending a notice of group trip opportunities soon.
In addition, you will receive brochures from Collette Tours, with whom our bank has partnered. As a Texas First Bank customer, you may select any of these trips (or any other Collette Tours offerings) for yourself and your family or friends. These are NOT group trips. You can contact the Travel Agent listed on the brochure, who will take care of all arrangements for you.
Please let me know how we may serve you. We hope to hear from you soon!
Upcoming Trips and Events
Italy - Spotlight on Tuscany: November 7 (9 days/8 nights)
Experience all the character and charms of Italy's heartland with a journey through its most celebrated region: Tuscany. This value tour provides all the key destination attractions, but it offers one 4-star (or above) hotel in Montecatini Terme that is centrally located. This lovely trip takes you each day to a new location, such as Florence, Lucca and Borgo a Mozzano Gothic Line, Siena (wine tasting), Pisa, free day in Montecatini Terme OR optional trip to Cinque Terre (requires lots of walking on steep steps), San Gimignano (cheese factory), Tuscan Feast.
Includes: roundtrip airfare from Houston w/ air taxes & fees; 7 nights' hotel accommodations; all items in itinerary; hotel transfers; 10 meals (7 breakfasts, 3 dinners).
Does not include: cancellation insurance, gratuities, personal expenses, optional excursions.
Price: $2999.00 per person double occupancy; $3,149 single; $2969 triple. Deposit: $300 per person. Cancellation Waiver & Insurance: (to be determined) per person due upon signing.
New York City - Annual Trip - Nov. 27-Dec.1 (shopping week)
Place your reservation NOW! Join us for our annual trip to the Big Apple! Our trip will allow you 2 1/2 full days to spend as you like: sightseeing, shopping, seeing plays, or visiting museums. The city is coming alive with Christmas lights, trees, and holiday decorations. We leave early on the first day and return late on the last day. This is a great time to visit this wonderful city. Bring your girlfriends, your daughters & granddaughters, your spouse, your friends!
Includes: round trip airfare from Houston; 4 nights' hotel accommodations in heart of Times Square; 1/2 day guided tour; transfers; baggage handling (1 large bag), gratuities for drivers & guide, cancellation insurance. Tickets to Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular are included. Tickets for Broadway shows will be offered (optional).
Does not include: meals, gratuities for housekeeping & other service personnel, optional activities, show tickets, personal expenses.
Price: $1,400.00 per person, double occupancy. Tickets are additional. DEPOSIT: $300 per person, due upon signing. RESERVATIONS DUE BY AUGUST 20.
Spain's Classics – March 10-20, 2018 (11 days)
Join me as we immerse ourselves in a colorful pageant of art, history and culture.
Includes: Madrid tour; Toledo (UNESCO World Heritage site, capital of medieval Spain until 1560), Gothic cathedral & 13th century synagogue, Church of Santo Tome – El Greco’s masterpiece The Burial of Count Orgaz; Cordoba tour (UNESCO World Heritage site built by the 8th century Moors); walking tour of Mezquita (UNESCO World Heritage site); Seville “cultural capital” tour (UNESCO site); Santa Cruz quarter, Plaza de Espana & Maria Luisa Park; Flamenco show; Granada (Sierra Nevada, Alhambra palace-UNESCO site, Generalife “garden of the architect”); Valencia, Roman & Arabic architecture, citrus groves; (two options for activities: walking tour of historic Valencia with marketplace and Gothic cathedral OR City of Arts & Sciences followed by informational tour of Lladro, City of Porcelain) + paella experience (at a fisherman's house “barraca”) + free time; Barcelona free time + in-depth tour (Columbus Monument, Parc de Montjuic, La Sagrada Familia [UNESCO World Heritage site], Parc Guell, Batllo House, Casa Mila); farewell dinner, 10 nights' hotel accommodations; 14 meals; all transfers.
Does not include: round trip airfare from Houston; some meals; cancellation insurance; items of a personal nature; optional activities.
Price: $2,399.00 + airfare.
Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park – July 10-16, 2018 (7 days)
Includes: Calgary, Alberta, Canada; visit Head-Smashed-in Buffalo Jump (UNESCO World Heritage site) with Blackfoot guide; Montana (grizzly bears, black bears, mountain goats, cougars, wolves, moose & elk); Columbia Falls (Glacier National Park); ride in a famous Jammer car on the “Going to the Sun Road” across the Continental Divide; journey to Banff, Alberta, Canada-3 nights at the grand Fairmont Banff Springs “Castle in the Rockies”; gondola ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain (breakfast); stop at Bow Falls and fascinating Hoodoos, known as “Land of Sleeping Giants”; visit Ammolite specialist to learn about this gemstone found only in Alberta; Icefields Parkway: choose Glacier Experience (ride on glacial ice over 1,000 feet thick) OR Glacier Skywalk (breathtaking views of Sunwapta Valley from a glass-floored platform; farewell dinner. 6 nights' hotel accommodations; 9 meals; all transfers.
Does not include: airfare, some meals; cancellation insurance; items of a personal nature; optional activities.
Price: $2,799.00 + airfare from Houston.
Considering for 2018:
The Legendary Blue Danube River Cruise OR Splendor of the Seine River Cruise on Amadeus ships.
September 2018: Danube cruise includes: Prague (Czech Republic), Passau (Germany), Linz & Salzburg (Austria), Melk & Durnstein (Austria), Vienna (Austria), Bratislava (Slovakia), Budapest (Hungary).
August 27, 2018: Seine cruise includes: Paris (France), Conflans Sainte Honorine/Palace of Versailles, Auvers sur Oise (Van Gogh), Normandy (Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, Normandy-American Cemetery & Memorial), Le Havre, Honfleur walking tour, Les Andelys/Giverny/Vernon (Claude Monet), leisure day in Paris.
CONTACT LINDA HOLM IF INTERESTED
Coushatta Casino overnight trips: Offered intermittently throughout the year.
Broadway Across America: 2017-18 Houston's Hobby Center
PLEASE CONTACT LINDA IF INTERESTED
Shows for Consideration
The Bodyguard August 17, 2017 $ 80
Escape to Margaritaville Thurs., Nov. 2 , 2017 TBD
On Your Feet Tues.Nov. 21 , 2017 TBD
The Color Purple Thurs., Jan. 11 , 2018 TBD
The School of Rock Thurs., Feb. 1 , 2018 TBD
Riverdance Fri., Mar. 9 , 2018 TBD
Love Never Dies, the Phantom Returns Thurs., July 12 , 2018 TBD
Please add $10 for driver gratuity to each show cost.
Not Included: Cost of meal [Stop for meal along the way].
We generally attend on Thursday evenings, but dates will be determined, along with cost, when there is enough response to qualify for group tickets.
The Secret Garden Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 TBD
Sleeping Beauty Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 TBD
Memphis Thursday, March 1, 2018 TBD
Bright Star Thursday, March 22, 2018 TBD
Guys & Dolls Thursday, June 22, 2018 TBD