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Two-Steppin’ down the Independence Trail To the
 Spindletop & Gladys City Boomtown Museum in Beaumont &
The Stark Cultural Venues including Shangrila Botanical Gardens, Stark Museum of Art, & Stark Home in Orange, TX
February 6-7, 2015
Visit Shangri La Botanical Gardens & Nature Center, a world-class facility that connects individuals of all ages with nature; rekindle your sense of wonder. A tranquil sanctuary with over 300 types of plants and a wide variety of wildlife, it offers a retreat from the routines of daily life. Visit the Stark Museum of Art and the Stark Home. Attend Guys and Dolls at the Lutcher Theater. For more information go to: www.starkculturalvenues.org.
Explore Spindletop – Gladys City Boomtown Museum - a salt dome about three miles south of Beaumont, Dubbed "The Lucas Gusher," the oil discovery on Spindletop Hill changed the economy of Texas and helped to usher in the petroleum age. For more information go to: www.spindletop.org. 

  Depart 7:00 a.m. from the Belton Park and Ride (Exit 294A off IH 35).
Return to Belton Park and Ride at approximately 10:00 p.m.
$ 399.00 per person double occupancy (Single, triple, and quad occupancy rates upon request)
  Payment deadline: January 6, 2015  
Includes: Transportation, 1 nights lodging, admission and tour fees, Guys and Dolls Musical ticket, 1 breakfast and 1 lunch
Cancellation policy: Full refund prior to January 12, 2015
  Tour may be cancelled with full refund if the minimum number of passengers is  
  not met.








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 Two-Steppin’Down the 
Independence Trail To 
Bayou Bend and the Azalea Trails
Fri, April 17, 2015

Visit the opulent mansion of Miss Ima Hogg, daughter of the first Texas-born Governor, James S. Hogg. Miss Ima Hogg and her brothers, Will and Mike, selected 14 acres of natural woodlands and winding ravines for their home in the newly developed Houston neighborhood of River Oaks. The gardens at Bayou Bend reflect her love of beauty, flowers, and natural woodlands. Miss Hogg created formal gardens that reflect the Country Place era (1880–1920).

While touring the mansion, you will see and learn about Bayou Bend’s rarest and historically most important treasures, as well as unique Texas-made objects. Hear about the Hogg family, and how Ima Hogg transformed her home into a museum to display one of the nation’s best collections of American antiques.
Experience historic Houston neighborhoods featuring Azaleas the name given to the various spectacular flowering shrubs that are in full bloom each spring. These showy flowers flourish in varying shades of pink, purple, white, red, and yellow and are a magnificent sight to behold. 
  Depart 7:00 am from the Belton Park and Ride (Exit 294A off IH 35).
  Return to Belton Park and Ride at 9:00 pm. (Short stop for dinner on your own)

$ 139.00 per person. Payment deadline: April 6, 2015.
Includes: Transportation by chartered coach and guided tours, admission to Bayou Bend, lunch at Sweet Tomatoes 
Cancellation policy: Full refund prior to deadline. Tour may be cancelled with full refund if the minimum number of passengers is not met.
                         
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THRIFTY TEXAN TWO-STEPPIN' TOURS INVITES YOU TO JOIN US ON THE
 9 DAY GOLDEN TRIANGLE OF INDIA TOUR
WITH GATE 1 TRAVEL
December 29, 2019-January 6, 2019
Reserve space by March 8 (with a $300 non-refundable deposit) to save $300 on the Land package. Land Package with the $300 savings is $1499 double occupancy/$1999 single occupancy (Airfare approx $1900)
ITINERARY
DAY 1, Sunday - Depart for India
Depart for India
DAY 2, Monday - Arrive in New Delhi
Welcome to India! Arrive in the energetic capital city of New Delhi; meet your representative and transfer to the hotel. Time to rest and relax after your journey and acclimate to the new time zone 
Overnight: The Park Hotel, New Delhi
DAY 3, Tuesday - Old & New Delhi City Tour
Begin in the walled city of Old Delhi, founded by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Travel along the winding streets to Jama Masjid, the largest and best known mosque in India. On a cycle rickshaw, continue along the lanes of Chandi Chowk, once the imperial avenue of Mughal royalty. After lunch, on to New Delhi, a city of airy boulevards, lush parks and gardens. Visit the Sikh Temple and drive past the imposing India Gate War Memorial to Indian and British soldiers, Parliament House and the Presidential Palace. Enjoy a visit to the Gandhi Smriti, the official residence of Mahatma Gandhi, where he spent the last 144 days of his life, that is now a museum. The tour continues with a visit to Humayun's Tomb set in stunning gardens, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This evening, meet with your fellow travelers and Tour Manager for an orientation meeting on the incredible journey in India that awaits you, followed by a Welcome Dinner at the hotel 
Overnight:The Park Hotel, New Delhi 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4, Wednesday - Travel to Jaipur
Depart New Delhi to Jaipur, gateway to the desert state of Rajasthan. En route, stop for some photos at the graceful sandstone Qutab Minar Victory Tower, the world's tallest brick minaret, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Arrive in glorious Jaipur, with its stucco buildings lining the wide streets and you'll understand why it is nicknamed the "Pink City." The city was painted its unique color in 1876 to celebrate the visit of the Prince of Wales. Drive past stunning hilltop forts and glorious palaces on the way to a bargain filled bazaar. Dinner is at the hotel 
Overnight: 
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 5, Thursday - Amber Fort, Jaipur
Excursion to the spectacular Amber Fort, a stunning fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles with its gorgeous Palace of Mirrors. Ascend the hill to the ramparts by jeep. From here, see the panoramic views of Jaipur's original city walls and the lake below. Stop for refreshments before shopping the vast collection of local handicrafts at Jaipur Handicrafts, offering premium quality handmade carpets, textiles, pashminas, pottery and paintings. Fabrics in all colors and textures are available for loose purchase as well as custom design work. Spend the afternoon at leisure strolling through the city's delightful gardens, or, join the optional tour to view the well-preserved 18th century Jantar Mantar Observatory and drive past Hawa Mahal, the "Palace of Winds" with its lacy ornamental façade. Later, the tour continues to the opulent City Palace, former royal residence, now a grand museum with an extraordinary collection of miniature paintings, costumes and armory. Tonight's optional evening is highlighted by the exotic flavors of Indian cuisine at a local neighborhood restaurant, while you're entertained by performers in traditional attire as they execute various dance moves to the rhythm of the accompanying musical instruments 
Optional: Half Day Jaipur Tour (PM) 
Optional: Dinner at Local Jaipur Restaurant with Cultural Performance 
Overnight: Four Points by Sheraton Jaipur, City Square, Jaipur  
Meals: Breakfast
DAY 6, Friday - Travel to Agra via Abhaneri
Depart Jaipur to the small ancient village of Abhaneri in northern Rajasthan. Begin at Chand Baori, one of the largest step wells in India, fortified on all sides. This unique idea was conceived by the early natives to work as a water reservoir, located adjacent to the temple dedicated to Harshat Mata, goddess of joy and happiness - an architectural jewel. Then after lunch, continue on to Agra, with its celebrated past, rich heritage and architectural delights. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy the delights of this splendid city. Dinner is at the hotel 
Overnight: Trident Agra Hotel, Agra 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7, Saturday - Taj Mahal
A memorable day as you visit the astonishing Taj Mahal, built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his beloved Queen. Perhaps, this is the most perfect architectural monument in the world, built of white marble and precious stones over a 22 year period - considered the finest example of Mughal architecture. Afterwards, stop at Kalakriti Marble. The Taj Mahal inspired the Kalakriti family to become the manufacturer of fine inlaid marble work. Marvel at the museum quality workmanship as you watch a demonstration of the timely process of marble carvings, filigree and stone inlay. Then browse Kalakriti’s home furnishings and decorative items. In the afternoon, participate in the not to be missed optional tour to the red sandstone Agra Fort, with its incredible maze of walled courtyards, mosques and lavish private chambers reflecting the grandeur of the Mughal Empire; this monument has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, to the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah built of the finest Indian marble embellished with mosaics and inlay of semiprecious stones. Enjoy the evening at leisure 
Optional: Half Day Agra Tour (PM) 
Overnight: Trident Agra Hotel, Agra 
Meals: Breakfast
DAY 8, Sunday - New Delhi
Depart Agra this morning and return to New Delhi on your last day in India. Upon arrival, time to freshen up before tonight's festivities. Bid farewell to your newfound friends and Tour Manager at a festive Farewell Dinner at the hotel 
Overnight: Novotel New Delhi Aerocity, New Delhi 
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 9, Monday - Return Home
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

OPTIONAL TOURS
Half Day Jaipur Tour
The afternoon city tour of Jaipur begins at the magnificent 18th century Jantar Mantar Observatory. Drive past Hawa Mahal, the "Palace of Winds" built in 1799, with its lacy ornamental façade, allowing royal ladies to view the city from the windows. Later, the tour continues to the opulent City Palace, former royal residence built in a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal style, now a grand museum with an extraordinary collection of miniature paintings, costumes and armory.
Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.
Day #5$21.00Half Day Jaipur Tour 
Dinner at Local Jaipur Restaurant with Cultural Performance
Enjoy the exotic flavors of Indian cuisine at a popular local restaurant. You’ll be entertained by performers in traditional attire as they re-enact stories of a past era with dance and music. This is a typical folklore show, not to be construed as a professional performance. Included will be an amateur puppet show, dancing with props and audience participation. Transfers to and from the venue are included.
Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.
Day #5$29.00Dinner at Local Jaipur Restaurant with Cultural Performance 
Half Day Agra Tour
Afternoon visit to the red sandstone Agra Fort, built by Moghul Emperor Akbar in 1565. The Fort's incredible maze of courtyards, marble mosques and lavish private chambers reflect the grandeur of the Mughal Empire. Next, to the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah "a jewel box” built of the finest Indian marble embellished with mosaics and inlay of semi-precious stones. In the central chamber, view the yellow marble tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah and his wife, hand-painted with floral decorations and screens of geometric latticework. Based on its layout, designs and latticework, this mausoleum is considered the imminent precursor to the Taj Mahal.
Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.
Day #7$29.00Half Day Agra Tour 
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 9 DAY GOLDEN TRIANGLE OF INDIA Non-Refundable deposit due at time of booking: $300.00
Make check payable to Triple T Tours, Box 1962, Belton, TX 76513. 4% service fee if using credit or debit card.
(BOOK BY MAR 8, 2019 TO SAVE $300 which makes Land package $1449 dbl/$1949single. AFTER MAR 8, IF SPACE IS AVAILABLE, land package will be $1749 dbl/$2249single)
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Gate 1 Travel Protection Plans: PLEASE CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING AND CONTACT CELINDA WITH TRIPLE T TOURS IF YOU WISH TO PURCHASE A TRAVEL PROTECTION PLAN.
Gate 1 Travel highly recommends that you purchase Travel Protection to protect you and your trip investment. The cost of the protection plan for this tour is $159 per person. The following link provides the details about the plan: https://gate1.archinsurancesolutions.com/description-of-coverage/b5f900f1-3bdc-e711-810a-1418776a18cb.pdf
Gate 1 also offers an additional Travel Protection Plan - Cancel for Any Reason which costs an additional $99.00.
The Gate 1 Cancellation Waiver Benefit is administered by Gate 1 Travel.
You may choose to purchase the optional Gate 1 "Cancel For Any Reason Waiver" which allows you to cancel your tour up to 72 hours before your scheduled departure for any reason and receive a credit equal to the full cost of your Gate 1 travel arrangements, less the cost of deposit(s), late/amendment fees, and insurance premium cost. Any benefit payable under the Gate 1 Cancellation Waiver will be reduced by the amount of any cancellation benefits paid or payable by the Gate 1 Travel Protection Plan or any other insurance plan providing Trip Cancellation benefits.
Credit will be issued in the form of travel certificates which are applicable for a period of one year from the original date of travel. In the event that instant purchase airfare was purchased in conjunction with the original tour program, you must travel within one year of original date of airfare booking; please note that if you buy an instant purchase airfare many months in advance of your date of travel, you will have only one year from the date you purchased your ticket (not the date of travel) to reuse the value of your airline ticket. Certificates have no cash value and may be used only for travel to the originally booked destination, using the same carrier, same hotels and same tour package. Price adjustments will be made at the time of the new reservation. Should the price decrease, you will receive a credit for the difference. Should the price increase, you will be invoiced for the balance.
This benefit must be purchased at the same time as the Travel Protection Plan.
* This Cancel For Any Reason Waiver Benefit is not insurance and is provided by Gate 1 Travel.
Travel protection may NOT be purchased after final payment has been made, and the protection plan premium is non-refundable after a 10 day review period.  





















































                                                                                                            Two-Steppin’ Into the Piney Woods to Huntsville, TX
                                                                                                                                   Friday, March 1, 2019



Nestled in the tall pines of East Texas, you will find a serene place rich in history, culture and outdoor fun. Huntsville, TX was home to General Sam Houston, who fought for Texas’s independence and is home to his 67 foot statue, “A Tribute to Courage,” located at the Sam Houston State Visitor Center. Huntsville is centered by a beautiful historic downtown square which is designated a cultural district by the Texas Commission on the Arts. There will be time for browsing the shops and lunch (on your own). We will visit the SamHouston Memorial Museum Complex that has eight historic buildings including homes and Houston’s law office; the Oakwood Cemetery , the burial site of Sam Houston, Confederate and Union soldiers , pioneers and other Texas personalities; the Gibbs-Powell House that is the only Greek Revival-Style home in the city; the Wynne Home Art & Visitor Center ; and the Texas Prison Museum whose rotating exhibits highlight changes in the prison since its1848 inception. Finally we will drive through Huntsville State Park, often referred to as the most beautiful state park in Texas, has a rich history from the Indians to the building by the Civilian Conserveration Corp.


Depart on Friday, March 1 at 6:45am from the Belton Park and Ride Lot, Exit 294A, Belton, TX
Return to Belton Park and Ride Lot on Friday, March 1 at approximately 8pm.  
Tour fee is $ 95 and includes transportation, admissions, and tours. Lunch and fast food dinner on route home is on your own.
To guarantee a space on the tour, registration is due February 8, 2019. Cancellation policy: Refund prior to February 8, 2019. Tour may be cancelled with full refund if the minimum number of passengers is not met. 
Checks payable and mailed to Triple T Tours, Box 1962, Belton, TX 76513.


​         Two-Steppin’ to Lafayette, LA

April 12-14, 2019

As the largest city in Lafayette Parish, Lafayette, Louisiana mixes all the amenities of urban life, including universities and medical centers, with the unmistakable influence of the region's venerable Cajun and Creole cultures. Join us as we learn about the area's roots by touring the Acadian Cultural Center and Vermilionville. Built as 19th century bayou villages, each folk life center operates as an interactive museum. This heritage is still prominent in the city's lifestyle cultural traditions. We will visit the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, home of the 500 year old cathedral oak tree and the Alexander Mouton House/Museum, home of the first Louisiana Democratic Governor, experience a swamp boat tour and a Cajun Zydeco music restaurant.
A highlight will be a visit to Avery Island, home of Tobasco where we will tour the factory and the beautiful Jungle Gardens. 

· Depart on Friday, April 12 at 6am from the Belton Park and Ride Lot, Exit 294A, Belton, TX

· Return to Belton Park and Ride Lot on Sunday, April 14 at approximately 10 pm

· Tour fee is $ 599 (double occupancy) $749 (single occupancy) includes transportation, lodging for 2 nights, one lunch and one dinner,admissions and tours.

· To guarantee a space on the tour, registration is due March 15. .. Cancellation policy: Full refund prior to March 15, 2019.  

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  Two-Steppin’ Up the Texas Lakes Trail to the Log Cabin Village, Botanic Garden, and the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, TX
  Friday, April 26, 2019

  Fort Worth brands itself as “the City of Cowboys and Culture. The cattle industry was king for a generation of people working the Fort Worth leg of the historic Chisholm trail. Join us as we experience a piece of what Fort Worth has to offer. We will begin at the historic Log Cabin Village where we will travel from cabin to cabin visiting with our historical interpreters dressed in period attire. The interpreters discuss 19th century Texas frontier history, demonstrate various crafts from the time period, and engage visitors in a conversation about the past. Reproduction items that can be touched are available at each tour stop. Demonstrations available vary, but may include weaving, candle-dipping, blacksmithing and milling. www.logcabinvillage.org.  
  The Fort Worth Botanic Garden will be our next stop where we will enjoy lunch in the beautiful Garden Café. By April the leaves have turned a rich dark green creating a lush and romantic environment. Roses in the historic Rose Garden have begun blooming. In the Fuller and Perennial Gardens many perennials are in bloom, filling each turn with a new and spectacular surprise of color. A few of the flowers in bloom during these months include Pansies, Dinthus, Snapdragons, Alyssum, Narcissus (daffodils), Summer snowflake , Mexican plum, Redbud trees, Mexican buckeye, Rusty blackhaw viburnum, Lady Banks’ Rose, Ox-eye daisy, Four-nerve daisy, Hardy gladiolus, Coral honeysuckle, and Chinese snowball. Here our guide will give us information on the design and history of Japanese Gardens. www.fwbg.org.
  The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is the only museum in the world dedicated to honoring women of the American West who have displayed extraordinary courage and pioneer spirit in their trailblazing efforts. It includes interactive exhibit galleries that feature artifacts of the permanent collection, a traveling exhibit gallery, two theaters, gift shop, and a research library and archives. Currently, the museum’s archives house more than 4000 artifacts and information about more than 750 remarkable women. We will see the newly renovated museum with its unique architecture. www.cowgirl.net
Depart on Friday, April 26 at 6:45am from the Belton Park and Ride Lot, Exit 294A, Belton, TX
Return to Belton Park and Ride Lot on Friday, February 26 at approximately 7pm.  
Tour fee is $ 105 and includes transportation,lunch at The Garden Café, admissions and tours. Fast food dinner en route home is on your own.
To guarantee a space on the tour, registration is due March 13, 2019.. Cancellation policy: Refund prior to March 13, 2019.Tour may be cancelled with full refund if the minimum number of passengers is not met. 
Triple T Tours reserves the right to adjust the itinerary as needed.