Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

October 7-12, 2021 – 6 days * 7 Meals:  5 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners

Tour Rates:

$2799 per person/double occupancy
$3499 single occupancy
$2769 per person/triple occupancy
Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $299 per person is available
Deposit of $600 per person is due with reservation form.  Final payment due date is August 8, 2021.  Deposits are refundable up until April 7th, 2021.  All rates are per person and are subject to change up until full payment.
  • Balloon Fiesta
  • Old Town Albuquerque
  • National Museum of Nuclear Science and History
  • Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
  • Turquoise Trail
  • Santa Fe
  • Open Air Tram Tour
  • Loretta Chapel
  • Santa Fe School of Cooking
Included in Price:  Roundtrip motorcoach from Grand Island with a minimum of 30 passengers, Round Trip Air from Eppley Airfield, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers
Itinerary at a Glance
Days 1-3  Albuquerque Marriott, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Days 4,5  Drury Plaza Hotel Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico
    (on some dates alternative hotels may be used)

Day 1:  Thursday, October 7, 2021 Albuquerque, New Mexico Tour Begins

Welcome to a true “land of enchantment.”  As we explore Albuquerque and Santa Fe, a rich blend of multiculturalism, natural beauty and profound history await.  Tonight, get to know your fellow travelers during a welcome dinner.

Day 2:  Friday, October 8, 2021 Albuquerque

Today is sure to be one of the highlights of your trip…Albuquerque’s International Balloon Fiesta!  This is your chance to experience one of the world’s most photographed events.  Watch as the balloons launch in one of the most spectacular displays in all of aviation.  After your early morning, enjoy some time to relax.  This afternoon, visit Old Town Albuquerque.  Experience a “must-do” as you embark on a bucket-list ride along the eclectic Route 66.  Then enjoy some time in Old Town to explore the wonderful shops and restaurants.  Tonight, return to the fiesta grounds to experience the grandeur of the Balloon Fiesta by moonlight.  The breathtaking event of balloons lit from within at night is known as “Balloon Glow.”  There will be plenty of time to stroll through the grounds, shop for a souvenir or grab a bite to eat.

Day 3:  Saturday, October 9, 2021 Albuquerque

Since before the Cold War, New Mexico has been known as a hub for covert military projects.  Today, this fascinating history unfolds at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History where a docent takes you on an intriguing journey that includes details of the Manhattan Project.  Later this afternoon, visit the gateway to the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico at the Indian Cultural Center.  See the ever-changing galleries that highlight local and national Native American artists.

Day 4:  Sunday, October 10, 2021  Albuquerque-Santa Fe

Today we set out for Santa Fe.  Traveling via the historic Turquoise Trail, you are sure to enjoy the stunning view.  Prehistoric people made their homes here, Spanish missionaries explored the area, and many battles were fought over this land.  Once in Santa Fe, a local guide joins us on an open-air tram as we tour the renowned Santa Fe Plaza and the surrounding city, including the Miraculous Staircase at the Loretto Chapel.  Enjoy time to discover the many shops and numerous art museums that Santa Fe is known for.  Tonight, enjoy a reception at the hotel.

Day 5:  Monday, October 11, 2021 Santa Fe

Today is yours to explore Santa Fe independently.  With so much to see and do in this Southwestern city, perhaps you will visit a museum or one of the many art galleries on Canyon Road.  A special treat awaits at the Santa Fe School of Cooking.  It’s your favorite cooking show come to life as you watch an expert chef create a delicious meal before your eyes.

Day 6:  Tuesday, October 12, 2021 Santa Fe-Tour Ends

Your tour comes to a close with wonderful memories of the spectacular Balloon Fiesta!

April 2021