Texas Travelers Club

Texas Travelers is an activity club for Texas First Bank customers that has been running successfully since 1990. To participate, you only need a Texas First account. No activity fee is charged. We schedule activities varying from one day to 12 days, including performance outings, day-trips, cruises, European trips, and bus tours, among others.

Upcoming Trips and Events

Please see the following information about recent and upcoming trips with our Texas Travelers Program. Please fill out the attached form to become a member of the Texas Travelers.

2014 Trips

Islands of New England

June 27-July 4

Providence, Rhode Island (America's Renaissance City): tour; drive along Bellevue Avenue (11 historic mansions) and tour Marble House (Vanderbilt); Boston: tour; free time to explore; Cape Cod: cranberry bog; Plymouth: visit Plymoth Plantation (re-creation), Plymouth Rock, reproduction of the Mayflower; Martha's Vineyard: ferry ride & tour; Nantucket: ferry & tour; Hyannis: Hyannisport, visit Kennedy memorial, optional whale watch cruise ; lobster feast. ONLY 2 hotels!

TRIP INCLUDES: Round trip airfare from Houston; taxes, fees & surcharges; trip transfers; all items on itinerary, 6 night's hotel accommodations; 11 meals.

TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE: Cancellation insurance, gratuities, personal items.

PRICE: All rates are per person, double occupancy: double $2449; Single: $2849; Triple: $2519.

Alaska CruiseTour

July 20-30

Anchorage; Mt. McKinley & Denali National Park; Whittier; Hubbard

Glacier; Skagway; Juneau; Ketchikan.

TRIP INCLUDES: Round trip airfare fromHouston, lodging, 7 night cruise on the Island Princess; port charges, fees & taxes; ship transfers.

TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE: Local transfers, gratuities, some meals, trip insurance, personal items.

PRICE: All rates are per person, double occupancy: Inside cabin Category IB $4184; Outside cabin Category OC $4904; Balcony cabin Category $5054.

Scandinavia & Russia cruise on the Royal Princess

August 29-September 10

Copenhagen, Denmark; Oslo, Norway; Gothenburg, Sweden; Berlin

(Warnemunde) Germany; Tallinn, Estonia; St. Petersburg, Russia (2 days);

Helsinki, Finland; Stockholm (Nynashamn), Sweden.

TRIP INCLUDES: Round trip airfare from Houston, cruise, port charges, government fees, taxes, and transfers to/from ship.

TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE: Local transfers, trip insurance, gratuities, shore excursions, personal items.

PRICE: All prices are based on double occupancy per person. Inside cabin Category ID $4675; Balcony cabin Category BD $5675; Balcony cabin Category BC $5775.

California Coastal on the Crown Princess

September 20-27

Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Ensenada (Mexico).

TRIP INCLUDES: Cruise, fees, & port charges.

TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE: Airfare is extra. (I will negotiate this fee, once I know there is enough interest for this trip.)

PRICE: Rates are per person double occupancy. Inside cabin Category ID $969; Balcony cabin Category BD $1321; Balcony cabin Category BC $1351.

Discover the French Riviera

October 9-17

with optional 3-night Paris Post-Tour Extension – single hotel stay. Nice: city tour; St. Jean-Cap-Ferrat (the crown jewel of the French Riviera) with visit to Rothschild Villa and Gardens; Antibes: tour including Provencal market; St. Paul de Vence: tour walled medieval town, which inspired Matisse, Braque, Chagall & others; Monaco: tour of the town, casino, Prince's Palace, Avenue des Beaux Arts, & Cathedral of Monaco (where Prince Ranier & Princess Grace are buried, Oceanographic Museum; full day of leisure in Nice OR optional excursion to St. Tropez & Cannes with a cruise on the yacht-filled bay; Frejus: tour this naval port (established by Julius Caesar in 49 BC, with remains of Roman Theater, Amphitheatre & Aqueduct); Grasse: tour of Fragonard Parfumerie, Museum of Provencal Costume; Gourdon: follow the road high above the Loup River Gorge for an amazing view.

TRIP INCLUDES: Round trip airfare from Houston with air taxes & fees/surcharges, 8 nights' hotel accommodations, 10 meals, all items on itinerary, tour transfers.

TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE: Local transfers, meals on your own, cancellation insurance $230 pp, gratuities, and personal expenditures.

PRICE: Book now for $250 discount; regular rates: $3749 pp double; $4499 single; $3719 triple. Optional Tour Extension: $999 for 4 days/3 nights w/transfer to Paris by high-speed TGV train.

New York City Annual Trip

November 10-14

Hotel Edison in heart of Times Square.

TRIP INCLUDES: Round trip airfare, ½ day guided tour, transfers.

TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE: Radio City Christmas Spectacular and Broadway plays optional.

PRICE: $1300 pp double occ. We have the option of a 4-day or 5-day trip, so the price will increase by $200 for a 5-day trip. Insurance is additional.

Paris and the Heart of Normandy – Viking River Cruise on the Viking Spirit

December 6-14

Paris: tour; free afternoon; Vernon & Giverny, where Claude Monet lived & worked; Auvers-sur-Oise: favored by Van Gogh; tour of Vernon; Rouen: cruise along the Seine to the capital of Normandy: walking tour (Notre Dame Cathedral, Gros Horloge (16th century astronomical clock), 14th century courthouse where Joan of Arc was sentenced to death & Market Square where she was martyred, free time in Rouen; Normandy: full day tour to the historic beaches: Gold Beach, Courseulles sur Mer, Juno Beach, Omaha Beach, American Military Cemetery, Arromanches Debarkment Museum; Les Andelys: castle Chateau Gaillard (built in 1196 by Richard the Lionheart); Conflans: walking tour OR optional tour to Palace of Versailles (home of Louis XIV); free time in Paris.

TRIP INCLUDES: Round trip airfare from Houston, cruise, complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with meals onboard, shore excursions, port charges, fees, taxes, and ship transfers.

TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE: Local transfers, trip insurance, gratuities, and personal items.

PRICE: Per person double occupancy: Outside cabin Category E $2633; Outside cabin Category D $3133; Outside cabin Category C $3233; Outside cabin Category B $3433; Outside cabin Category A $3633.

Pending Trips

Branson, Eureka Springs, Louisville, KY "Thunder Over Louisville".

There may be other trips scheduled or substituted.

For more information call Linda at 409.945.2515.