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Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on June 10, 2015

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Paralegals Fly to Tuscany, Italy – April 15 – April 23, 2016
…Join the Paralegal Division on its trip to Tuscany (Florence)

Deadline to Register is October 31, 2015
(travelers must be at least 18 years of age)Florence Italy
$100 Discount if register by July 31, 2015

Travelers have all been educated on these trips as well as forged friendships and enjoyed culture from around the world.  Hope you can join us in 2016.  For complete details of the trip and how to sign up, see below or click here.

at www.acis.com/register, choose Participant from the drop down menu and sign in using: Group Leader ID: 91260 – Group Leader’s Last Name: Hackler – Click on the appropriate circle for your departure city for the “At Home in Tuscany” trip and fill in your information.

[FLORENCE, ITALY: The Plazzo Vecchio, one of the important areas of the city.] *** []

The Plazzo Vecchio

FRI, April 15, 2016 — Depart from the USA.

SAT, April 16, 2016 (Florence) – Arrive in Florence, meet your ACIS Tour Manager at the airport and check into your hotel. After a free afternoon, wind down at a relaxing welcome reception and dinner. (B,D)

SUN, April 17, 2016 (Florence) – Today’s sightseeing tour with a local guide and headsets shows you the splendid Duomo, Ghiberti’s famous Baptistry Doors, Santa Croce and the Piazza della Signoria, the political center of the Renaissance city. Also, enjoy a timed entrance to the Accademia to see Michelangelo’s David. During the afternoon perhaps learn about Florence’s merchant history with a stroll across the Ponte Vecchio. (B)

MON, April 18, 2016 (Florence) – Today there is an excursion to Siena. Drive to Siena, where you visit the Duomo and the Piazza del Campo and enjoy a tasting and lunch. Today’s flavors are huge and hearty, as you might expect. Tastings and discussions delve into breads, oils, cured meats, wild mushrooms, cheeses and Siena’s own Panforte. Lunch at a local Trattoria complements the morning’s talk and samplings. After lunch, stroll through Siena on your own before returning to Florence for the overnight. (B,L)

TUE, April 19, 2016 (Florence) -Today enjoy a full-day excursion exploring regional specialties in a trio of towns. Wine and Montepulciano have been linked since 789; the varietal was then sought after by English royalty in 1669. Today’s tasting features Vino Nobile, a “noble” red wine blend. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pienza isn’t just a Renaissance mecca; it’s also renowned for its Pecorino di Pienza. The sheep’s milk cheese is often aged for up to a year and is considered the primo Pecorino. In Montalcino, climb the ramparts for a view down from the medieval fortress before perusing the bottles of one of Italy’s prized and most expensive red wines: Brunello di Montalcino. Continue just outside Montalcino to the Abbey of Sant’ Antimo and surrender your ears to the magnificent Gregorian Chants. Please note: lunch at a local trattoria is included today. (B,L)

WED, April 20, 2016 (Florence) -This morning depart for Assisi to see the stone cell where St. Francis of Assisi lived and founded the Franciscan order of Friars. In the Basilica of St. Francis, located above his tomb, you will see beautiful frescoes by Giotto and Cimabue. Enjoy free exploration time and lunch before returning to Florence. (B,L)

THU, April 21, 2016 (Florence) -This morning visit Lucca, a former Roman colony famous for its full intact city walls and enjoy lunch on your own. Then continue to Pisa with entrance to the ornate Cathedral of Pisa, part of a complex of buildings located on the Piazza dei Miracoli accompanying the iconic Leaning Tower, the cathedral’s bell tower. (B)

FRI, April 22, 2016 (Florence) – Today is a day of free exploration time for you to spend in Florence. Perhaps visit the Uffizi, the Bargello, or the Medici Chapel to see the famous Florentine tombs. Allow some time to shop Florence’s artistic tradition is today expressed in gold and leather. Tonight, enjoy a special farewell dinner. (B,D)

SAT, April 23, 2016 – Depart for the USA. (B)

FEE WITH AIR INCLUDED: Fee is based on registration by October 31, 2015 ($100 discount & guarantee of no increase in fuel surcharges if registered by July 31, 2015)

Fees: Departing DFW– $5,219; Houston/Austin/San Antonio – $5,239; Amarillo/Midland – $5,319; Abilene – $5,339 (includes program fee). Note: Registrations after July 31 may include additional fuel surcharges that are finalized 45 days prior to departure; an invoice will be sent at that time if there are any increases. Other departure cities available upon request. Fees based on 20 persons and includes airfare, hotel, transportation, tours, and meals as indicated above.

Additional/Optional fees: Single room supplement:  $400; Ultimate Protection Plan:  $270; Comprehensive Protection Plan:  $225

LAND ONLY FEE: (if you wish to make your own air travel arrangements): $3,999.00

PAYMENT SCHEDULE: Deadline for registration is October 31, 2015; Initial non-refundable deposit is $300; second payment of $500 is due November 15, 2015; third payment of $500 is dues on December 15, 2015, with balance due on Sunday, January 31, 2016. Please note: there is a one-time $40 convenience fee for any credit card payments after the initial deposit. Non-payment of required on-time monthly payments will result in trip cancellation.

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Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on June 23, 2013


April 18 – April 26, 2014

(Eight Days and Seven Nights visiting Vienna, Austria & Prague, Czech Republic



The Paralegal Division has finalized its plans for the 2014 Trip to Europe to Vienna & Prague from April 18 – 26, 2014.   The deadline to register is October 31, 2013 (travelers must be 18 years of age or over).  This is a really great trip; 28 persons have already registered to travel with the Paralegal Division.

Trip details can be found on the Paralegal Division’s website Home Page under NEWS PD 2014 Trip to Europe at www.txpd.org.  Click HERE for direct link to the itinerary.

REGISTER at http://www.travelandcompany.com/register/, by selecting the REGISTER tab above the logo on the top left on the home page, choose Participants, and sign in using:    Group Leader ID:  91260     Group Leader Last Name:  Hackler – Click on the appropriate circle for your departure city for the “Heart of Old Europe” trip and fill in your information.


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Germany 2011 Trip – Early Bird Special

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on July 7, 2010

Great News!!  The early bird discount of $100 for the Germany trip has been extended until July 30, 2010!  Click here for complete details.

REGISTER at http://www.travelandcompany.com/register/, by selecting the REGISTER tab above the logo on the top left on the home page, choose participants, and sign in using:    Group Leader ID:  91260     Group Leader Last Name:  Hackler

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Ole! The PD is going to Spain

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on September 8, 2009



The Paralegal Division will travel to Spain in 2010 for Eight Days and Seven Nights.  The group will depart on Friday, April 23 and return on Saturday, May 1.


Friday, Apr 23, 2010: Overnight Flight Depart for Europe.Saturday, Apr 24, 2010: Seville Upon arrival in Seville, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to the hotel. An orientation walking tour will help determine which aspects of Spain’s famed city interest you most. Relax at this evening’s welcome reception and dinner. 

Sunday, Apr 25, 2010: Seville This morning, you will visit the bullring with your Tour Manager. In the afternoon, delve into Seville and its mélange of cultural influences on this morning’s guided sightseeing tour. Stops include the Gothic Cathedral – one of the world’s largest – and the Alcázar, a Moorish fortress that was converted into a Christian palace. Also included is a walk through Santa Cruz. The rest of the day is free to do as you wish. Dinner is not included on this evening. 

Monday, Apr 26, 2010: Seville Enjoy a full day excursion to Granada and the Alhambra Palace one of the most beautiful architectural marvels in the world. Granada is home to two of Spain’s most famous Unesco World Heritage Sites: the gardens of the Generalife and the exquisite Moorish architecture of the Alhambra Palace. In Granada, a guided walking tour of Spain’s most stunning monument of Moorish culture, the breathtakingly beautiful Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens, framed by the stunning backdrop of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. You will have some free time to explore Granada at your leisure and have lunch on your own before return trip to Seville.  

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2010: Seville Today, you enjoy Seville at your own pace. You’re free to wander the town for a second look at its many sights, explore a museum, or just relax at a café, finishing up those last few postcards. Dinner is not included on this evening. 

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2010: Seville For further immersion into the region’s history and culture, travel to Córdoba on a full-day excursion. The guided tour includes entrance to the Mezquita, a one-time mosque and now cathedral that the Romans, the Moors and the Christians all had a hand in building, or rebuilding. Other Córdoba highlights include: Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos (the hub of the Inquisition), the Roman Bridge, and the Judería, Córdoba’s picturesque, medieval district, once home to its Jewish community. Lunch is provided in Córdoba prior to your return to Seville.  Thursday, Apr 29, 2010: Seville History buffs with a penchant for explorers should embark on today’s full-day excursion to Cádiz and Jerez. Coastal Cádiz lays claim to Ferdinand Magellan and Amerigo Vespucci, for whom our part of the world is named. How did British merchants pronounce Jerez? Sherry. The town produces much of the world’s finest aperitif, while also boasting a Moorish heritage, and many, many bodegas. A guided tour will explore this style of wine cellar, followed by a vino tasting and an included tapas tasting. Return to Seville for a leisurely evening. 

Friday, Apr 30, 2010: Seville Celebrate modern España and its marvels on this morning’s tour of the Universal Exhibition, or World’s Fair, site where the global populace descended in 1992 to admire Spain’s culture and ingenuity. Return to the city center for lunch. Tapas are now served worldwide, but what better way to try these tasty bites than in the nation of their birth? As the world’s third largest wine producer, Spain boasts many fine varietals. Sample some and learn more about Spanish styles and bouquets at this afternoon’s tasting and talk. Join your traveling companions for a farewell dinner this evening. 

Pricing information can be found  here.


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PD Group Returns from Greece

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on May 13, 2009

Greece group photos 002 

PD travel group just returned from Greece on May 2; fantastic time had by everyone; visited Nauplion (Rhonda, Patti, Linda and Bobby climbed the 999 steps to the Fortress of Palamidi), Mycenae, Epidaurus, Corinth, Athens, and Delphi; viewed the Parthenon, the Temple dedicated to Greek Goddess Athena, the Temple of Zeus, the Ancient Angora, Plaka area in Athens, amphitheatre at Epidaurus; sacred temples and stadium field at Delphi, took a day cruise to three islands, and oh so much more.  For full article on our travels, see Fall 2009 TPJ.  Stay tuned for 2010 PD trip to be announced in June.

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PD Travels to Greece

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on April 26, 2009

788suitcase1Bon voyage!  This week, several members of the PD, their friends and family are traveling on the PD’s Annual Trip. This year the group travels to Greece. Highlights of the trip will include visits  Nauplia, Mycenae, Corinth, Athens and Delphi.

Safe travels and we look forward to you stories and pictures when you return.

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