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TABLE OF CONTENTS VALUABLE INFORMATION 10 Reasons why WTBT is for you Our Valued Customers Thank you Company Rules and Regulations

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TOURS (17 DAYS) New York, Washington, D.C. & Canada (17 days)

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TOURS (8 TO 9 DAYS) China (9 days) Orlando, Florida (8 days)

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TOURS (4 TO 8 DAYS) 4 Jewels of Texas (4 Days) Eureka Springs & Branson, Missouri (5 days) Big Bend (6 days) New Mexico (7 days)

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TOURS (2 TO 3 DAYS) Corpus Christi (2 days) Cowboy Country Christmas (3 days) San Antonio/Fredricksberg (3 days) Livestock Show & Rodeo (San Antonio) (3 days) Galveston Island Mardi Gras (3 days) San Antonio New Braunfels (3 days) San Antonio City Lights (3 days)

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1 DAY TOURS Brownsville Past and Present Christmas Lights McAllen, Mission and Hidalgo Shopping Junky U.S. Side & Nuevo Progreso Farm Tour King Ranch South Padre Island A Taste of Corpus Christi RGV Texas Towns

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A Short & Sweet note from the Publishers desk December 1, 2011 As we are saying goodbye to this year we are offering a great welcome to the new year hoping to have a healthy, happy and prosperous 2012. Last tourist season was the best ever! Thanks a million to our loyal customers, the cornerstone of our business. We are here to give you all the best service for less and to remind you that we are your #1 Winter Texans Friendly Merchant Valleywide. 2012 will be the year of fun for everyone. We are expecting to serve more new people and invite them to tell their friends about our 25 year old company. All trips will have as many breakfast included as the number of nights on the trip. Welcome aboard our new and energetic sales staff who are eager to go the extra mile for our customers needs. Thanks to our travel & design staff, and to all our advertisers who helped us to bring you this wonderful catalogue. So, we invite you to do business with them and tell them that you have seen their ad in our catalogue. Special thanks to my wife and five precious kids for their continued support. Let’s have a healthy, happy and prosperous 2012 Free chocolate candies and bottled water on all tours in 2012. Congratulations to my nephew Anas Khuffash for getting his MBA at UT Pan American University, and to my nephew Ehab Khuffash for getting his degree for Medical Assistant from STC.

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Congratulations to my nephew Anas Khuffash for getting his MBA at UT Pan American University, and to my nephew Ehab Khuffash for getting his degree for Medical Assistant from STC.


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BIG BEND $599

6 DAYS 5 NIGHTS Day 1 Leaving the Valley, we will follow the Rio Grande River north on a comfortable, restroom equipped, climate controlled motor coach. We will pass thru Rio Grande City, home of Fort Ringgold.  A bit further down the road we will encounter Roma, where Zapata was filmed.  We will continue past Laredo and Carrizo Springs on the way to Del Rio.  Lunch along the way. Tonight will be spent in a comfortable hotel. Day 2 After breakfast today, we will head off to Seminole Canyon, then Langtry, where Judge Roy Bean was known as “the law west of the Pecos” in the 1880s. You will want to have your camera ready today. Arriving at Big Bend, the first thing we will see is Hallie’s Hall of Fame Museum.  The museum is a tribute to Hallie Stillwell, who was a pioneer woman in the old West.  Admire antique ranch and farm equipment and learn the story of a pioneer ranch family in the Big Bend region. Entering the Chisos Basin will allow you to admire the beauty of Big Bend’s majestic rock formations.  Here you are far from the city and if you are quiet, you may well observe wild life around you.  Have a good meal tonight and sleep well, because tomorrow will bring much more of the beauty of Big Bend National Park. Day 3 Today, we explore beautiful Big Bend in more detail.  We will go to Panther Junction, where a short looping level trail will help you to identify many plants that are common in the park. We will take the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive to let you see more of the beauty of the park interior.  We will head down to the Rio Grande River and the famous Santa Elena Canyon, possibly the park’s best known natural wonder. You may take a short walk into the Winter Texan Budget Tours - Page 12

canyon to view the spectacular canyon walls closing in on the Rio Grande River. We will enjoy a picnic lunch at the Cottonwood Campground, and we will visit Castolon Historic Compound, a cavalry encampment during Poncho Villa’s time Day 4 We will visit Boquillas Canyon today, driving along a very scenic route.  Next we will see the ghost town of Terlinqua.  Terlinqua  ceases to be a ghost town once each year during their annual chili cookoff , an event that brings thousands of people to the area.  Then we will go to Lajitas, a privately owned town.  We will pass thru Alpine, home of Sul Ross University.  When we arrive in Fort Stockton, you will be able to visit the Annie  Riggs Museum and the old fort.  We will also visit the St. Genevieve Winery and sample their wines. Day 5 We will visit the highly acclaimed  Caverns of Sonora today.  It has been called the most beautiful cavern in the world.  Next sit back and enjoy the scenery of the fantastic Texas Hill Country as we travel through a number of small towns to Uvalde, once home to former Vice President John Nance Garner.  Tonight’s entertainment will be a wonderful performance by the Sahawe Indian Dancers. Day 6 Today, we plan to visit The Mesquite Factory, an unusual one man operation that makes impressive mesquite rocking chairs and tables.  Then we plan to visit the home of the aforementioned John Vance Gardner before pointing our motor coach back to the Rio Grande Valley.  As you relax for the comfortable ride home, you will have great memories (and hopefully some wonderful pictures) of all the exciting and beautiful places you have been.

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Livestock show & Rodeo $295 pLus san antonio city touR

(3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS)

Great Rodeo Action

­All­this­is­included: FREE­pickup­and­return­to­your­park For­groups­of­6­or­more­people.­­­ First­class­A/C­motor­coach­with­restroom. Two­nights­at­a­first­class­hotel Two­free­continental­breakfast Boat­ride­at­the­riverwalk­ CONTEST On this tour we will choose the best dressed couple (per bus) for the rodeo and they will receive a unique gift from us. The judge will be your tour conductor, so dress up in your best western outfit so you can win the contest. Good luck!

AT THE RODEO You­will­enjoy­a­performance­by­one­of the­ nation’s­ top­ country­ entertainers, as­well­as­the­rodeo­performances­that will­ be­ held­ in­ a­ new­ arena.­ ­ This­ is great­ rodeo­ action­ by­ skilled,­ brave young­Texans,­as­well­as­some­of­the best­rodeo­riders­from­across­the­country.­­You­will­love­this­trip,­and­remember­ this­ event­ forever.­ ­ WE’LL­ SEE YOU­THERE,­YA’LL! FIRST DAY: We­will­pick­you­up­from­your­park­between­6:30­and­7:30­A.M.,­and­then­we will­drive­to­San­Antonio.­­On­the­way, we­will­have­breakfast.­­Once­we­get­to San­Antonio,­we’ll­have­lunch­at­a­nice restaurant,­where­you­will­enjoy­some great,­hearty­food.­­After­lunch,­we­will check­ into­ our­ first­ class­ hotel,­ and after­that,­we­will­take­you­on­a­nice, relaxing­tour­of­San­Antonio.­­On­this tour­we­will­visit­the­King­William­Historical­District,­the­Mission­of­San­Jose, the­Alamo,­ and­ of­ course,­ the­ Riverwalk­ area.­ ­ Have­ a­ nice­ dinner­ at­ a restaurant­of­your­choice­(Dutch­treat). You­will­enjoy­the­romantic­boat­ride­on the­river­at­night­(included).­­It­will­be twice­as­nice.­­After­this­day­of­adventure,­we­will­take­you­to­your­hotel­for­a good­night’s­sleep. Winter Texan Budget Tours - Page 14

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SECOND DAY: Enjoy­a­free­breakfast­at­your­hotel.­­By F RE E 9­A.M.­we­will­start­our­tour­of­the­day. C H O C O L A C A N D Y TE Your­guide­will­be­delighted­to­take­you to­ the­ San­ Fernando­ Cathedral,­ Fort Sam­Houston,­and­the­US­Army­Medical­Museum.­­After­this­magnificent­experience,­ we­ will­ visit­ La­ Villita,­ the original­ little­ village­ of­ San­ Antonio. You­will­find­art,­jewelry­and­clothing, almost­anything,­from­A­to­Z.­­Next,­we will­ have­ lunch­ at­ a­ marvelous­ place chosen­by­your­guide.­You­will­have­a great­time! After­lunch,­we­will­take­you­to­review the­Livestock­Show­and­get­a­crystal clear­picture­about­the­livestock­business­in­Texas.­­You­will­be­able­to­enjoy all­ the­ exhibits,­ food­ booths­ and­ the carnival.­­After­the­sun­goes­down,­get ready­to­witness­some­great­rodeo­action.­­Bring­your­camera­along­to­catch some­great­action­pictures. The­musical­entertainment­at­the­rodeo is­ always­ a­ great­ treat,­ so­ relax­ and enjoy­the­sounds­of­live­country­music from­one­of­the­nation’s­biggest­stars. Afterwards,­our­motor­coach­will­take us­to­our­hotel­so­we­can­get­a­good night’s­sleep.

THIRD DAY: Enjoy­a­free­breakfast­at­the­hotel,­and then­we­will­check­out­of­the­hotel­and go­to­El­Mercado,­styled­after­a­typical Mexican­market.­­They­sell­a­rich­profusion­of­goods,­from­silver­jewelry­and Mexican­dresses­to­piñatas­and­onyx sets.­­As­if­this­was­not­enough­for­your shopping­ pleasure,­ we­ will­ also­ take you­to­the­new­and­improved­SAS­Factory­shoe­outlet.­­After­that­we­will­stop for­ lunch,­ and­ then­ we­ will­ start­ our drive­back­to­our­lovely­Valley,­waving good­bye­to­the­charming­city­of­San Antonio.­­Our­arrival­back­in­the­Valley will­be­around­6­P.M.

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Galveston Island Mardi Gras 3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS AWESOME! FUN! MEMORABLE! Galveston: When explored by Europeans the Island was an Akokisa site. It was used by the Karankawa tribe for hunting and fishing. During the Texas revolution, the harbour served as the port for the Texas Navy. Early years gave the city many firsts in Texas: First Roman Catholic Convent, first electrical light, and the first Medical College. In 1900 the entire Island was inundated during a hurricane which claimed more than 6000 lives. A seawall ten miles long was built two years later. Galveston Island offers 32 miles of beach and is a treasure trove of things historically Texan. It is the home of the University of Texas Medical Branch, Texas A&M University of Galveston and Galveston College. Day 1 Our first class motor coach will pick you up from your park (minimum of 6 people required) and we will be driving to Galveston the beautiful coastal Island. Stop for breakfast and lunch on our way to Galveston will be a Dutch treat on your own. We are planning to arrive in Galveston by 5 pm. We will do a hotel check-in. Ready to leave the hotel by 6 pm to go for the Mardi Gras celebration. Our motor coach will take us to the action and a great view of the parade. We will stop for dinner at a nice restaurant before returning to our hotel for a good nights sleep. Winter Texan Budget Tours - Page 16

Day 2 Breakfast at your hotel is included and then we are ready to explore Galveston Island’s important sites and scenes and sounds of parades. Two churches to visit Grace Episcopal Church founded in 1874, and 1st Lutheran Church founded in 1850. We will take you to enjoy the Bolivar Ferry ride between Galveston and Port Bolivar TX- 87. Ferries are a part of the Texas Highway System. Our second stop will be to visit the Galveston County Historical Museum. Lunch will be on your own and recommended by your local guide. Your guide will give you time to walk on the beach for a nice romantic moment. We will return to the hotel by 4 pm. Relax for two hours and be ready to see more parade in the Mardi Gras Performances. Dinner will be after the show (on your own). After dinner we will return to the hotel. Day 3 Breakfast at your hotel is included. Checkout will be after breakfast. We will view the Great Storm: Award- winning multiimage presentation using historical photographs and special effects to recreate the aftermath of the 1900 hurricane that devastated Galveston (27 minutes). After the presentation we will go shopping for one hour before leaving Galveston to return home. Stop for lunch on our way. Return home by 8 p.m. with memories of a fun time.

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4 Jewels Texas $379 Of

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Shopping! Tours! Fun Activities The Four Jewels of Texas

• San Antonio • San Marcos • New Braunfels • Gruene Tour Package Includes: 1. Round trip transportation by first class a/c motorcoach with public address system and clean restroom. 2. Free pick up and return to your park for groups of six people or more. 3. Three nights at 1st class hotels, First 2 nights at New Braunfels, and the third night in San Antonio. 4. Full time pleasant tour conductors. 5. Local Guide in New Braunfels and Gruene Tours as described below: • San Marcos: Complete city tour plus great shopping at San Marcos. Shoppinging outlets where bargains are available for everyone. You can buy at great factory prices, so don’t forget your

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shopping money; travelers checks, cash and credit cards accepted. • Discover New Braunfels & enjoy Gruene City Tour The German heritage of this area really proves itself here. You will feel like you are in an old German Town (Little Old Germany). Dutch treat dinner at a nice German restaurant. The City of New Braunfels is famous for Sausages, Breads & popular river resorts. • San Antonio: Short city tour in the Alamo area. Walking tour of the River Walk area. You will then have your lunch (Dutch Treat) at your own expense, in the River Walk area at your restaurant of choice. River cruise is a must here! (included).

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Brownsville Past and Present

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Gladys Porter Zoo, The Children’s Museum, Brownsville Old City Cemetery Center, SAS Factory Outlet, Fort Brown established in 1846, University of Texas in Brownsville Texas, and Southmost College. Brownsville: The southernmost city in the state of Texas, it offers history, cultural traditions, language and people of two countries all in one destination. It was founded in 1846, after Zachary Taylor established Fort Brown; he claimed the Rio Grande as the official US/Mexico Border.

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Gladys Porter Zoo: Unique zoological park features animals living in open exhibits surrounded by natural flowing water ways, more than 1390 specimens representing about 360 species, 43 of which are listed as endangered. Sections of the zoo include Tropical America, Indo-Australia, Asia, Africa, a children’s zoo and nursery, the Herpetarium and Aquatic Wing. All facilities are ascendible by wheel chair. Complete the story when you visit the zoo.

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San Antonio New Braunfels 3 Days 2 Nights Day 1 Enjoy a comfortable, relaxing ride to San Antonio aboard your climate controlled, air conditioned motor coach. You can enjoy the rolling countryside as you make some new friends.  After lunch, we will visit the Buckhorn (Hall of Horns) Saloon & Museum. The Buckhorn Museum features wildlife from all over the world; including fish, birds, and animal oddities, with over 520 species of wildlife.  Of course, you can enjoy some Texas “suds” while you are there. Tonight you will enjoy a fantastic boat ride on the San Antonio River, where you will enjoy the lights and colors, along with the great night life.  Enjoy a dinner of delicious Texas BBQ at a popular local restaurant. Day 2 After a good night’s sleep, you will enjoy a wonderful tour of historic San Antonio, including La Villita, the Governor’s Palace and the world famous Alamo. After lunch, we will visit the Institute of Texas Cultures, to learn how the great Winter Texan Budget Tours - Page 18

2 Breakfast Included State of Texas was formed. Tonight you can enjoy San Antonio’s famous River Walk. Day 3 Today we will take a very short motor coach ride to New Braunfels.  New Braunfels’ wonderful German hospitality and traditions are well known  all across Texas.  Enjoy some excellent food at the Grist Mill Restaurant (located next door to the oldest dance hall in Texas), on a high cliff overlooking the Guadalupe River in historic Gruene. Gruene is a historically correct and well preserved small village that has some excellent shopping for antiques, along with a wonderful old time “General Store” that specializes in unusual Texas items and some really great candy and ice cream. There are also a number of  unique Texas boutiques, all within a few steps of each other. Finish up with a little wine sampling at the Texas Wine’s Outlet before you begin your return to the Valley.  You will have much to chat about as you relax and enjoy the ride back home.

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TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES: • Fiesta de las Luminarias • Holiday Boat Caroling • Complete City Tour • Shopping at SAS Shoe Factory Outlet • Boat Ride on the River WELCOME TO SAN ANTONIO Rekindle your holiday spirit and experience pure San Antonio holiday magic. The beauty of San Antonio at Christmas will take your breath away. The River Walk will have colored lights hanging everywhere you look, especially for the holidays. It is a truly beautiful sight to behold. So spend some very special time in San Antonio while the city is all decked out for the holiday. The whole city will be aglow and glittering as we lift candles, hearts and voices in celebration. Stroll through a story book winter wonderland, as thousands of glimmering lights bring the joy of the holidays to the enchanting River Walk.

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Mary and Joseph’s way to Bethlehem. San Antonio looks its best during the holidays because of the festivities and the pageants. This Christmas tour is designed to capture the spirit of the season. Of course, a boat ride along the lush San Antonio River is simply not to be missed. River Center Annual Holiday Program: Tonight there is a Star in the Sky, presented by five boats on the river, featuring vignettes of the Christmas Story with holiday songs and carols. ALSO INCLUDED:

• Complete city tour of San Antonio, the Alamo, La Villita, Mission San Jose, the King William Historical District, plus more, based on Plus one great Lu time. nch I n cl u d ed Shopping time at the Mexican market and River Walk area also. 2012 tour dates Shopping stop at the new and improved SAS Factory Shoe Outlet. deCeMBer 21, 30 • One Great lunch on us on day 3, before departing to come back home. inter exan FIESTA DE LAS • Round trip transportation udget ours LUMINARIAS by first class A/C motor coach. 413 Nolana Ste. 11 • McAllen, TX 78504 Following the tradition which • Full time professional 956-682-1156 Fax 956-687-2527 started in the 1550’s, candles are conductor Toll Free 1(877) TOURS99 placed along the River Walk every • Two nights at a first class hotel. WWW.MYBUDGETTOURS.COM night to represent the lighting of email:budgetours@yahoo.com Winter Texan Budget Tours - Page 20

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Cowboy Country2 Bre akfast Included Christmas Day 1 We will leave the Valley on our climate controlled, restroom equipped motor coach and head deep into the scenic Texas hill country. We are heading for Mountain Home, to see the world famous Y.O. Ranch. We are going to get a ranch hand guided tour of the land.  Expect to see Texas long horn cattle, as well as some more exotic animals like giraffes, ostriches, zebras and ibex roaming the land freely. Afterward, we will have dinner at the Chuckwagon.  We will be joined by the ranch owners & ranch hands for some great “cowboy” fixings.  Later we will head to our hotel for a good night’s sleep. Day 2 Today we will travel to the studios of James Avery,  a well know artist who works in silver and gold.  He started out in his garage way back in the mid fifties. Now almost every adult person knows

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his name. There will be a reception at the Cowboy Artists of America Museum in your honor as Pete Davis, who is a noted cowboy poet will make the American cowboy come to life. You will have a guided tour of the art galleries that will further explore the life of the American cowboy in the West, using the mediums of oil, watercolor, alabaster, and even bronze. Dinner tonight will be in the pretty German town of Fredericksburg. After dinner, we will drive over to Johnson City, where we will enjoy their Lights Spectacular display.  Your will be dazzled by over ½ million twinkling Christmas lights. Day 3 Today, we will go to the Hyatt Hill Country Resort outside of San Antonio.  Here we will enjoy a bountiful Christmas brunch  surrounded by Christmas and cowboy style decorations, then relax and enjoy a comfortable ride back to the Valley.

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SAN ANTONIO/ FREDRICKSBERG 3 Days 2 Nights ese Garden of Peace, the Plaza of Presidents, the George Bush Gallery of the Pacific War, the Memorial Walk and the Pacific Combat Zone. We will also visit the Pioneer Complex  that shows how the early settlers lived as they tamed Texas.  There is an 1849 pioneer home, a general store, a smokehouse, blacksmith shop,  along with a volunteer Fire Department Museum and old schoolhouse.  Of course, shopping is excellent in historic Fredericksburg with many unique and exclusive items.  We will return to your hotel in San Antonio for the night. Day 3 Sunday church services will be held at the beautiful San Jose, the “Queen of the Missions.”  We will also visit the Nuestra de la Purisima Conception, build in 1731.  You will learn how the early mission Fathers and their flock lived in the past, as they helped shape the history of Texas. We will return back to the Valley in the evening.

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Happy Holidays from our staff to all Winter Texans and Valley residents. Valley Wide tour package includes: 1. Free pick up and return to will be sold out and loved by your park for groups of 6 peo- our clients who will exclaim ple minimum. The exact pick about it to friends and family. up times will be confirmed Your motor coach will be the day before the trip. driven by safe and professional driv2. After ers with 2. McAL N IO S L IS E M N 3. pick up sincere, we will take cautious and you to a spefriendly servcial place for ice. Return our early dinhome by 4 K . H R IDALGO ner, 9:30 PA 1. YOUR nice p.m. restaurant, great with a smile on food, and service your face and joy you’ll enjoy. in your hearts.

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3. After the sun goes down and night falls we’ll start our Light Chasers Tour. Be ready! We will see the lights in McAllen, Mission and of course the best lights in Hidalgo. You’ll be amazed at the different artistic decorations. You’ll be hearing “WOWS” “LOOK HERE”, “LOOK THERE”. Many great scenes to remember; Like being in the “City of Lights” in Fantasy Land (Out of this world!). *Your full time tour conductor will be guiding you to the best places of light display which were spotted and approved by our staff. This trip

Festival of Lights, Hidalgo Texas lights are FREE and the BIGGEST display of Christmas lights in Texas just got BIGGER! Join us with friends in Hidalgo and celebrate a tropical Christmas. • Trails of Nine Sights • Illuminated Parade • Entertainment • Concert and Trolley Tour

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Factory Outlets. Our 3rd stop will be lunch on U.S. side or in Nuevo Progreso depending on timeing of the trip. Mercedes Factory Outlet Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlet

• Shop Brilliantly Tour Package Includes: • 140 Stores Free pick up and return to your • Savings of 25% to 65% park for groups of 6 people or everyday more. • Legendary Brands FULL TIME BILINGUAL • Abundant Selection TOUR GUIDE • Real Savings

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Great shopping opportunities and bargains in the main market of Nuevo Progreso. Candy Shops, Dentists & Pharmacies are everywhere! SHOP! SHOP! SHOP! Great lunch included on this tour

2012 tour dates We will cross to Nuevo ProJanuary greso over the International 19, 21, 26, 28, 31 Bridge after lunch. FeBruary We will do our shopping on the 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 March Main Street. Bargains are great 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19 here, you can buy gifts for your noveMBer loved ones to take home with 5, 9, 12, 16, 21, 23 deceMBer you. We will give you plenty of Our first class A/C motor coach 3, 5, 7. 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21 with public address system and time, no rush! clean restrooms will follow the Exp 83 E to Brownsville, stop There will be a MYSTERY stop inter exan for breakfast. Our 1st stop will at the end of the tour. You will udget ours be the SAS Factory outlet Buy return with laughs and memories of a great time. 413 Nolana Ste. 11 • McAllen, TX 78504 shoes for Men or Women at 956-682-1156 Fax 956-687-2527 great Factory Prices. Toll Free 1(877) TOURS99 Our 2nd stop will be Mercedes Return Home by 6pm, FUN! WWW.MYBUDGETTOURS.COM FUN! FUN!

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Farm Tour S pec i a l d e l u x e

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Question: What did the cow say to the dairy farmer on a cold Sunday morning? Answer: Your tour conductor will tell you the answer on the trip, so sign up today and join us! Last year this tour sold out fast. A Short Farming Story: A young boy was walking to school in the holy land when he saw an old man planting an olive tree. The boy stopped and asked the old man why he was planting an olive tree that would take years to give fruit when he may not be alive at that time to eat the fruit. The old man smiled and responded, “Yes, that may be true, but our grandparents planted so we could eat and now we plant so our grandchildren can eat also.” Farmers worldwide are doing just that, planting so that others can eat the fruit of their fields. Farms, farmers, the farming industry, fun and an educational adventure; you will see and experience all of these things on this tour. A one day adventure, your tour package includes: Round trip transportation by first class A/C motor coach with a clean restroom and clean windows for a great view

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Professional tour conductor ≤Free ice cold soft drinks on board your motor coach ≤One FRee drawing for a mystery gift during tour ≤FRee mystery stop at end of tour ≤An included great lunch ≤FRee pickup at your park for groups of 6 people or more, otherwise you will need to meet the bus at our office or at a nearby trailer park that we will assign to you.

This trip will introduce you to farms, farmers and the farming industry in our great Valley. It will be fun and educational, with lots of fresh air. Sign up as early as possible as last year’s tours all sold out fast. You will discover many hidden places including water pumping plants and different ranches and fields on US side of the river. You will see and meet farmers who will take their time to explain to you about their farming methods and to answer any questions you may have about the farming industry. During the tour, you will enjoy a great lunch with superb service at a nice restaurant. You will love this lunch (Included). Our last or first stop will be a mystery stop. Have fun!

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11, 18, 25 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 1, 8, 15, 22 12, 14

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King Ranch Special Fun 1 Day Tour

Free ice cold drinks included Free healthy fruit onboard One Free drawing for mystery gift One Free prize to the Best Dressed Couple with Texan Cowboy & Cowgirl Theme in Mind. (tour conductor will be the judge)

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ration corporation which produces grain sorghum, sugar cane, rice, cotton, turf grass, sweet corn, and cattle. TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES: • FREE pickup and return to your park for groups of six people or more. • Short stop along the way for coffee and rolls (dutch treat). • Arrive in Kingsville at 10:30 am and meet your tour guide for a great two hour guided tour of King Ranch. • At around 12:30 pm we will experience a great lunch buffet at a nice restaurant in Kingsville. Food is fresh & tasty, nice atmosphere superb service, you’ll love the lunch and enjoy the place. • Tour of John E. Conner Museum • If time allows, we will visit Sellers Market and the running W. Saddle Shop. • Full time tour escort

Kind Ranch was founded in 1853 after Captain Richard King attended the Lone Star Fair in Corpus Christi. At the fair, Captain Kind and his friend Texas Ranger Captain Gideon K. Lewis formed a partnership to establish and operate a livestock operation with headquarters at the site of the Santa Gertrudis Creek. King Ranch has played important roles in South Texas history. During the Civil war, the Nueces strip was the back door of the Confederacy and a way around the union Blockade of Confederate Port. It is the birth place of the American ranching business. At the Civil Return to the Valley by 6:00 pm. war, over 100,000 head of King Ranch cattle headed up the trail to feed a beef-hungry nation. King Ranch sprawls across 825,000 acres of South Texas. Covering more than 1,300 square miles, it is larger than the entire state of Rhode Island, and it is the home of 60,000 Santa Gertrudis and 300 registered Quarter horses. King Ranch is also a multinational agribusiness and energy exploWinter Texan Budget Tours - Page 26

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Discovery & Dolphin Watching Cruise

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FREE ICE COLD SOFT DRINKS INCLUDED FREE HEALTHY FRUIT ON BOARD WHY SOUTH PADRE ISLAND? A barrier reef in the Gulf of Mexico at the Southern most tip of Texas, South Padre Island beckons visitors with the promise of Sun drenched days. This is the place for serious beach combing, wind surfing, sailing, dolphin watching and deep sea and bay fishing. Miles and miles of beach means uncrowded swimming and solitary horseback rides. TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES: Round trip transportation by 1st class a/c motorcoach with public address system and clean restrooms. Free pick up and return to your park for groups of 6 people or more. Pleasant full time conductor. COMPLETE CITY TOUR OF SOUTH PADRE ISLAND. Which will include two major

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stops, birding trails stop, and next to South Padre Island Convention Center. You’ll watch birds from a wooden deck; bring your binoculars & camera. Plus a visit to the University of Texas PanAmerican Coastal Studies Laboratory. You will see octopus, fiddler crabs, and living sea shell up close. Great Lunch at a nice restaurant included. You will love it. Great food, superb service. Dolphin watch on South Padre Island cruise. Share the thrill of meeting dolphins and birds in the wild aboard the 70’ double-deck “Fish 2012 tour dates Tales”, with a fully enclosed J anuary 10, 19, 21, 24, 28 cabin, spacious upper obserFeBruady 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 24 vation/lounging deck, and a March 5, 10, 12, 16, 31 convenient snack and beverLunch & cruise age bar. Enjoy the sunshine and listen carefully to an eduinter exan cational presentation on dolphins, birds, and S. Padre udget ours Island FUN! FUN! FUN! and 413 Nolana Ste. 11 • McAllen, TX 78504 good times are reserved for 956-682-1156 Fax 956-687-2527 you. So please bring your Toll Free 1(877) TOURS99 camera along to capture unWWW.MYBUDGETTOURS.COM forgettable moments and email:budgetours@yahoo.com beautiful scenes.

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A Taste of

Corpus Christi

1 DAY TOUR

Visitors have long been attracted to Corpus Christi to enjoy the warm breezes and beautiful glittering waters. Corpus Christi, the sparkling city by the sea attracts people for windsurfing, kite flying and sail boating. You can enjoy the outdoors here almost year round since Corpus Christi averages 255 days of sunshine a year. We will visit the Art Museum and your choice of the USS Lexington or the Texas State Aquarium. We will stop for breakfast (Dutch treat) on the way to Corpus Christi and we will eat lunch (also Dutch treat) in Corpus Christi.

temporary works  on  paper  and works by regional artists, as well as a large collection of works from the estate of Dorothy Hood.

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Texas State Aquarium A Texas sized under sea adventure will  be  your  treat  at  this  place  of learning,  exploration,  fun,  excitement, wonder and discovery  Get up close to the dolphins in Dolphin Bay, touch a shark or stingray, and  experience  the  newly  opened Amazon  Exhibit.    It  features  boa constrictors,  an  anaconda,  exotic birds, piranhas and Goliath bird eating  tarantulas.  Visitors  take  an USS Lexington Museum on the Bay  aquatic journey from the shore to the The  USS  Lexington  is  one  of  the depths of the Gulf of Mexico while most  decorated  aircraft  carriers  in watching  dive  shows  and  feeding the US Naval history. demonstrations.  Guests can also inThe USS Lexington was named the teract with the animal keepers durBlue Ghost because in WWII it was ing  the  many  presentations reported sunk four times, but always scheduled throughout the day. returned to fight again. After  touring  the  museum  you  can ALL THIS IS INCLUDED: watch a great film in the four story Free pickup and return to your park 2012 TOUR DATES mega theater JAnUARy 18, 25 for groups of 6 people or more. You can visit the gift shop and the Roundtrip  transportation  by  first FEbRUARy 1, 8, 15, 22 MARch 1, 8, 15, 22 food court. class A/C motor coach with a restDEcEMbER 14 room. Professional tour conductor The Art Museum of South Texas Designed  by  Phillip  Johnson,  the Admission to see the USS Lexington building itself constitutes one of the or Texas State Aquarium. works of art here, with dramatic win- A stop for lunch (Dutch treat) Admisdows on the bay side that reveal a sion to see the Art Museum of South 413 Nolana Ste. 11 • McAllen, TX 78504 panoramic view.  The substantially Texas 956-682-1156 Fax 956-687-2527 permanent  collection  of  1,864  obToll Free 1(877) TOURS99 jects  is  supplemented  by  traveling WWW.MYBUDGETTOURS.COM shows.    The  emphasis  is  on  conemail:budgetours@yahoo.com

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Corpus Christi $159 Discovery Tour (2 DAYS, 1 NIGHT)

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Explore the city of palms, beaches and sunshine on a nice tour to the Museum, Heritage Park, residential areas with restored charming homes, plus lots more mystery places you’ll discover on your trip.

Day one Our friendly staff will pick you up at your park (for groups of 6 people minimum). You will board your comfortable A/C motor coach for a nice drive to Corpus Christi. Have your breakfast at home so we can save time. Our first stop for today will be at the Texas State Aquarium. Explore and enjoy. You will have fun at the aquarium. Lunch will be served at a nice restaurant, Dutch treat (on your own). After lunch we will take you to explore the USS Lexington, located in the bay next to the Aquarium. During WWII this great ship was reported sunk 4 times, but always returned to the fight, leading propagandist Tokyo Rose to name her The Blue

Ghost. Our hotel check in time is around 5:30 pm. Relax and get ready for the next day of fun and adventure.

Day Two After breakfast, we will check out of the Hotel, don’t forget your keys, cell phones, wallet. (breakfast included) Today we will explore the city of palms, beaches and sunshine, then tour the Art Museum of South Texas, where the permanent exhibit of 1864 objects is supplemented by traveling shows. Our motor coach will then take us to Heritage Park to see residential areas of restored homes that are simply charming. We will also take you to some mystery places that you probably are completely unaware of. We will have lunch at a nice place, and then we will drive back to our lovely Valley with great memories of a very enjoyable trip to the sparkling city by the sea, Corpus Christi.

One Breakfast Included

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One Day Mystery Trip

RGV TEXAS TOWNS

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ONE DAY SPECIAL ADVENTURE! ONE FREE MYSTERY GIFT DRAWING ON BOARD, FREE MYSTERY FRUITS ON BOARD. Destination: Somewhere in RGV Texas on the border. Every Mystery trip that we offer this season will be completely different and unique from the other dates. This way you can go on all the trips we offer and be assured to have a new experience. TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES: Free pick up/return for groups of six people or more, otherwise you will meet the bus at our office or at a nearby trailer park that will be assigned to you. Round trip transportation Winter Texan Budget Tours - Page 30

on a first class a/c motorcoach with public address system and clean restroom. Sightseeing tours plus shopping time in 2 or 3 towns. Sorry we can not mention their names, because that will defeat the purpose of a mystery trip. This is an 8 hour trip that starts at 9 am approximately, and will end by 5 pm. Every trip will have a unique question that we will ask you to answer on a piece of paper. Anyone who answers the question correctly will have his name entered in a drawing for a free one-day trip of $45 value, good for one year. We want you to win! Sign up today while seats are still available.

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Orlando 8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS

Day 1 We will climb aboard our climate controlled, restroom equipped motor coach and head for sunny, warm Orlando, Florida, stopping the first night at a nice hotel along the way. Day 2 We will arrive in Orlando and check into your hotel. Tonight you can relax and use any remaining time for personal activities. Day 3 We will head to Disney’s Hollywood Studios after you have breakfast. Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park is dedicated to entertainment. Here you will enjoy behind-thescenes glimpses of Hollywood-style action with live shows, thrilling attractions, backstage tours and special events. The glitz and glamour of the 1930s and 1940’s Hollywood heydays are captured by the neon, chrome, art deco and modern architecture throughout Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park. Step into the action with new attractions. Feel like a star, or come face-to-face with one! Collect autographs and pose for photos at special events or at Character greeting locations. Day 4 Today we are off to Disney’s Magic Kingdom theme park, where you can capture the enchantment of fairy tales and enjoy exciting entertainment, classic attractions, backstage tours and beloved Disney Characters. The 107 acres of Magic Kingdom theme park includes 6 whimsical lands: Main Street, U.S.A. area, Adventureland area, Frontierland area, Liberty Square, Fantasyland area, Tomorrowland area. Get swept up in the spectacle of splendid parades, fireworks shows, musical stage shows, spectacular nighttime fireworks performances and the chance to meet princes, princesses, heroes and popular Disney Characters—it's here that dreams come true for children of all ages. Day 5 Today we will go to the Epcot theme park. It sprawls across 300 acres—twice the size of the Magic Kingdom—and is divided into Future World and World Showcase. The Epcot theme park icon, Spaceship Earth, looks like a giant golf ball rising high above the horizon. It will welcome you as you walk through the Park's main entrance. Future World is full of sensational attractions as well as inspiring entertainment and shows, all of which focus on technological advancements, innovation and wonder. In Future

World, ideas become reality. World Showcase is a collective of Pavilions that wrap around the World Showcase Lagoon. Inside the Pavilions are shops, attractions and restaurants that represent the culture and cuisine of these 11 countries: Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, United States, Japan, Morocco, France, United Kingdom and Canada. Be amused by live performers as you walk between the Pavilions—some may even invite you to participate in the show! Day 6 Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park is full of attractions, adventures and entertainment that reflect Walt Disney's dedication to nature and conservation, and in doing so, the Park leads the way in animal care, education and research. Home to more than 1,700 animals from 250 species, and sprawling across 500 acres of lush landscape, Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park is the largest animal-themed park in the world! Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park is divided into 7 areas: Oasis, Discovery Island® area, Camp Minnie-Mickey, Africa, Rafiki's Planet Watch® area, Asia, Dinoland, U.S.A.® area Within each area, encounter real and fantastic animals. Get close enough to pet some of them, or ask for their autograph! Exciting attractions await, along with live and wild entertainment—like Broadway-style musical shows and parades that invite you to be part of the excitement. Attractions include exciting expeditions and wild adventures with animals. Get close to creatures, from the whimsical to the mighty, from feathered to fanciful. Entertainment includes elaborate parades, performances that feature nearly 20 species of birds and big-asBroadway musical-stage shows and Disney Character meet and greets. For show schedules, check the Park calendar or Times Guide. Adventures Day 7 Today we board our bus for the trip back home, with wonderful memories of the excitement we have experienced. Stop tonight at a comfortable hotel. Day 8 Today we finish our trek home, where we look forward to telling our friends about the great time we had.

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New Mexico $629

7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS Day 1 Leave McAllen on your comfortable, climate controlled, restroom equipped motor coach with our first destination being Santa Fe, NM. Watch the ever changing scenery as we head west through the mountains and deserts of western Texas.  Tonight we will stay at a nice hotel on the way to Santa Fe.

This Catholic shrine is a National Historic Landmark, receiving almost 300,000 visitors a year who are looking for spiritual and physical healing. It has been called the most important Catholic pilgrimage center in the USA.  We will also visit the Taos area, where we will see the San Francisco de Asis Mission, which is another National Historic Landmark, and Taos Pueblo, which is the only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark. The multi-storied adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for over 1000 years. We will eat and shop.  After returning to Santa Fe, the rest of the day is yours, to do as you please.

Day 2 Today we will finish our trip to Santa Fe, the oldest capital city in the USA, founded in 1610. The entire downtown area of Santa Fe is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. As time permits, we will explore Loretto Chapel and the Town Square, with personal activities and shopping during free time in the evening. Day 5 Today we will head out to CarlsDay 3 bad, stopping at Roswell, NM to Today we will visit Albuquerque, a see the International UFO Mucity rich in culture and heritage. seum and Research Center. Albuquerque is noted for its Native American jewelry. The Sandia Day 6 Peak Tramway on the edge of Al- After a good breakfast, we will buquerque, takes people up to continue to McAllen, enjoying the the top of Sandia Peak, at an ele- northern Texas scenery as we vation 10,378 feet, offering an ex- travel. We will stop for the night cellent view of the city below and at a nice hotel. the area around it.  You will enjoy your time in Albuquerque, sight- Day 7 seeing and shopping before re- After breakfast, we will relax in turning to your hotel in Santa Fe. our motor coach and travel the rest of the way to McAllen, taking in the scenery as we think back Day 4 Today we will do sightseeing in on all the fun we had shopping historic Chimayo City, where the and touring in New Mexico. Santuario de Chimayo is located. Winter Texan Budget Tours - Page 32

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Day 1 Leave McAllen for the shopping Mecca of Eureka Springs and the premier capital of  entertainment, Branson, Missouri. Tonight we will stay at a comfortable hotel.

Eureka Springs and Branson, Missouri 5 Days 4 Nights

the shopping. Day 3 Today we will head to Branson where you can be dazzled by the entertainment of singers, dancers, comedians, and entertainers of all types. You will be Day 2 able to enjoy two spectacular After breakfast, our climate conshows. trolled, restroom equipped motor coach will take us to Eureka Day 4 Springs in comfort.  Enjoy the Enjoy another show after breakwinding, narrow Ozark streets fast, before we head back south that are surrounded by limestone in our comfortable motor coach. walls and Victorian architecture. Overnight at a nice hotel. The Great Passion Play, a story of the life, death, resurrection and Day 5 breakfast, you can ascension of Jesus Christ is pre- After sented by a cast of 250 actors in relax, enjoy the scenery and chat authentic Biblical costuming. Mil- with all your new friends on the lions have seen this elaborate motor coach about all the fun you production since it began in had at the shows and shopping, 1968.  You will enjoy everything while our professional driver about Eureka Springs, including brings us safely back home.

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New York, Washington, $ D.C. & Canada 17 DAYS 16 NIGHTS

Day 1 We will head out of the Valley on your comfortable, climate controlled, restroom equipped motor coach on our way to Washington DC, the capital of America. We will stop to get a good nights sleep along the way at a comfortable hotel. Day 2 As we travel today, you will get to see so much of our interesting country while we pass thru state after state. Again, a comfortable hotel for tonight. Day 3 Today, we will arrive in our nation’s capital, a city steeped in history, and full of excitement. Famous landmarks are everywhere. Day 4 We will start our exploration of Washington today. A local guide will join us on our motor coach to show us around the area. We will see so many places of interest today, including the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the towering Washington Memorial, and the Capital and the White House. Free time to visit some of the museums in the area will be made available. Day 5 Your comfortable motor coach sightseeing tour of Washington will continue today. Later in the day, we suggest you consider visiting more of the many magnificent Smithsonian Museums, such as one of the art museums, the Natural History Museum, the American Indian Museum, the American History Museum or the Air and Space Museum. Day 6 Off to Atlantic City, with free time so you can stroll the beautiful beaches or walk on the famous boardwalk. You can shop if you want before we head on to New York City. You will be mesmerized by New York City, from the skyline to Times Square to Wall Street. There are gourmet restaurants, fantastic shopping, and so much more. It is a city of fantastic energy. Day 7 After a tour of New York City, you will get to go to the Statue of Liberty and to the top of the Empire State building (cost for Statue of Liberty and Empire State building are not included in our price). You will also have some free time to check out the attractions that interest you the most, such as shopping in Times Square, relaxing in Central Park, or maybe visiting Broadway or the United Nations Building, just to name a few places of interest. Day 8 We will finish the tour of New York today, then the rest of the day is yours, free to do as you want. Maybe a museum, some historical sights, China Town, or maybe you want to seen the famous Brooklyn Bridge. Day 9 This morning we will leave New York and head to historic Boston, where we will do a city sightseeing tour before continuing to Montreal, Canada. Winter Texan Budget Tours - Page 36

Day 10 Today we will tour the beautiful bilingual city of Montreal. The influence of the French is readily apparent. You will find Montreal a most charming city with a beauty and flair all its own. The view from Mount Royal, overlooking the town and harbor, is spectacular. Day 11 Off to Quebec today for a sightseeing tour of the “Gibraltar of the America’s.” We will visit the Chateau Frontenac, a famous and oft photographed hotel. We will see the Parliament Building, and the Citadelle, which was built to help protect Quebec City. We will return to Montreal in the evening. Day 12 We will head to Ottawa, Canada today, where you will find diverse museums, and an interesting landscape of cultural venues. You will have free time to shop, along with a sightseeing tour of the interesting points of Ottawa. Then we will head to Toronto, Canada. Day 13 Toronto is a culturally diverse city and is a fascinating city to see and tour. Points of interest include the Rogers Centre (Sky Dome), parliament buildings, city hall, Chinatown, the harbor, and the downtown shopping district. You can ride a glass front elevator up the CN Tower, which is over 550 meters tall. There is an observation deck at 447 meters (1,467 feet) which is the highest observation deck in the world, allowing you to see almost 100 miles. Later in the day we will head out for nearby Niagara Falls. Day 14 Niagara Falls is one of the most popular spots on earth, and with good reason. It is beautiful, magnificent, awesome and overwhelming. You will see the American, Bridal and Horseshoe Falls from the vantage point of beautiful Queen Victoria Park. We will also see the huge, functioning floral clock. It is one of the largest clocks in the world and is formed by flowers. We will see the breathtaking Botanical Gardens as well. There will be time for lunch, shopping and some free time. If you do not mind getting wet, the Maid of the Mist boat will get you up close and personal with the falls. Or maybe you would like to go up in one of several large towers built in the area for a bird’s eye view of the falls and surrounding countryside. Later, we will head for Cleveland, Ohio. Day 15 When we leave Cleveland we will head for Memphis, TN. Day 16 Today we will head for San Antonio, TX. Day 17 Leaving San Antonio, we will return to the Rio Grande Valley of Texas today.

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Winter Texan Budget Tours We are your golden gateway to fun-n-sun during your stay in our lovely Valley. We are planning that on all our tours you'll experience a unique and a friendly Service, which will make you travel with us year after year.

Our Tours Features "Don't worry be happy!" No need to worry about your car while enjoying your tour with us. We offer FREE pick up and return home, (six people minimum) so you and your car will be safe. For far away parks an additional fee will be added to the regular price of your tour.

Hotels Used By Our Company The hotels used on all tours are chosen based on comfort, location, service and ability to handle group tours at a moderate price. We know in advance that clean rooms with towels, soap, ice and clean water are available. The hotels vary in style from traditional and colonial to modern.

Transportation By Coach On our tours, you'll travel in air conditioned buses which have clean restrooms, and soft comfortable reclining seats with spacious leg room, as well as safe, experienced, professional, bilingual bus drivers, who know Mexico's roads like pros.

No Smoking Aboard No smoking is allowed aboard the bus since most of our clients do not want to smell smoke on the bus. However, we will have stops on the way for smoking, picture taking and stretching. On all stops we will rotate seating based on instructions given by your tour conductor. Please cooperate and rotate, thank you. Travel light, one suitcase and one carry on per person since we are taking a trip to Mexico and not moving down there.

Tour Guide or Conductor A Full time guide or conductor will be traveling with you from the start of your tour to the end. Our guides are licensed and knowledgeable in the history, geography, customs, traditions and lifestyles of the areas you'll visit. Tour Prices Include Pick up and return home, round trip transportation All hotel accommodations and tips to bellman. All admission fees and tolls and sight seeing as explained in itinerary. Tour prices do not include Telephone calls or medical expenses on the tour Laundry, Meals or drinks (unless otherwise stated) Snacks, personal purchases, room services Tips for restaurants or night show Tips for our tour conductors, guides or bus drivers. (So, if they do a wonderful job, tip them generously and write us a good letter describing your feelings about our service). * Mexico tourist visa fee: As of July 1, 1999. Tourists going into the interior of Mexico will be paying a fee of $20.00 p.p. for 180 days tourist visa (this fee could increase or decrease up to Mexico’s authority). Our tour prices will not include this fee and your guide will collect visa money on the bus.

To Reserve Your Tour With Us 1. Call or visit our office or contact our sales representative at your park. 2. You will be required to pay $25 deposit per person to reserve any tour 2 to 4 days long. Full payment is required to reserve all one day tours. A $50 deposit per person is required to reserve any tours over four days long. Deposits are accepted by mail or personal visit at our office or can be paid to our sales representatives at your park. Balance is due 10 days prior to the departure date. (Unless otherwise stated). Cancellations/Refunds However, in the case of a proven emergency, you will receive a ticket of equivalent value good for one year, that may be used by anyone on any of our tours. That ticket must be returned to us when reserving of a new tour. On the morning of the tour, not showing up will mean neither a refund nor a replacement ticket. After the tour begins, any unused portions, or any part(s) canceled by the passenger regretfully are not refundable.

Travel Document For Mexico tours we will fill out a Mexican Tourist Card at your park or our office, but you must take with you a proof of citizenship. For U.S. residents that proof may be in the form of a valid passport, voter’s registration card, birth certificate or notarized Affidavit. Canadians can use only a valid passport or birth certificate card.

RESPONSIBILITY/COMPANY RIGHTS Winter Texan Budget Tours has designed planned tours for your pleasure and enjoyment. We have selected the best hotel accommodations, transportation, facilities and staff to serve you. However, we don’t own or run any of the hotels, restaurants or bus companies, and we assume no responsibilities for delays, losses, and accidents or for damage to person or property caused by any person, firm, corporation or other legal entity providing the services. We have the right to change hotels, the itinerary or the order of places visited. Prices are subject to change, when necessary, and will be announced. We have the right to cancel any tour prior to departure. If any tour must be canceled our liability is limited to a refund of the money received. Winter Texan Budget Tours reserves the right to terminate tour services for any client at any time for good cause. Winter Texan Budget Tours reserves the right to make any changes without notice that might become necessary with the understanding that any additional expenses will be paid by the passenger.

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