The Best of Albuquerque & Santa Fe

Up, up and away! Witness a spectacular display of hot air balloons ascending into the clear blue autumn skies of New Mexico during the annual Balloon Fiesta. This southwestern getaway features the historic cities of Albuquerque and Santa Fe and the beautiful scenery of mountains and valleys which surround them. From green mountain forests to deep, rugged canyons to colossal mesas, the topography of New Mexico is as varied as any place in the USA.


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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Santa Fe

  • Loretta Chapel

  • Bandelier National Monument

  • Los Alamos

  • Albuquerque

  • Georgia O’Keefe Museum

  • Sandia Peak Aerial tram

  • Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

  • Acoma Pueblo

  • New Mexico Balloon Fiesta


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Day 1

Regularly scheduled flight from Chicago to Albuquerque. Visit the Pueblo Indian Museum & see Indian dancers. Check into the Hyatt Regency Tamaya for a 4-night stay. Dinner at resort.

Day 2

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning visit Bandelier National Monument on a guided tour. The ancestors of modern Pueblo people built thriving communities in the area called Bandelier about 600 years ago. Several thousand cliff dwellings are found here. Take in the scenery as you enjoy a picnic boxed lunch. Visit Loretto Chapel, home of the miraculous staircase with two 360 degree turns & no visible means of support. It is said to be built by St. Joseph himself. Kick back & relax on a tour of charming Santa Fe including the historic Santa Fe Plaza, the Palace of the Governors, and other notable locations in the heart of the oldest capital city in the United States. s Enjoy free time in Santa Fe. Dinner in Santa Fe.

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Day 3

Rise and shine and enjoy the Chasers Club at the Balloon Fiesta Grounds. Breakfast and open air seating here. Then, take in a spectacular display of sound and color as you watch the Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascension led by a balloon flying the American flag to the strains of “The Star Spangled Banner.” Guided tour of Albuquerque. Enjoy free time in Old Town for lunch and shopping. Tram ride to the summit of Sandia Peak. Dinner in Albuquerque is a taste of New Mexico at the world-famous El Pinto Restaurant for dinner.

Day 4

Breakfast at hotel. Tour Acoma Pueblo - one of New Mexico’s most dramatic landmarks sitting atop a 376-foot mesa overlooking the desert. Box lunch included. Return to the Balloon Fiesta grounds and be a VIP at the Gondola Club for dinner & cocktails included. Balloons aren’t just for daytime anymore. Tonight watch the special shaped “glowdeo” balloons light up the sky along followed by the After Glow Fireworks Display.

Day 5

Breakfast at hotel. Return flight to Chicago.

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THE AMERICAN CLASSIC DIFFERENCE:

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WHAT'S INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR?

  • Free Home Pickup & Return 

  • Private Group Airline Check-In

  • Round Trip Airfare & 1 Checked Bag

  • Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation

  • 4 Nights Deluxe Hotel Accommodations

  • 10 Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, and 4 Dinners

  • All Attractions, Tours, Admissions

  • Luggage Handling Throughout Tour

  • All Tips & Taxes Included

  • American Classic Tour Director


READY TO JOIN American Classic On This Tour?

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: $2983.00 

SINGLE OCCUPANCY: $3506.00

*Add optional Travel Guard Travel Insurance to your package:

Travel Guard’s Travel Insurance includes trip cancellation and interruption, emergency medical and transportation, and luggage insurance.

Insurance Rate Double Occupancy: $215.00

Insurance Rate Single Occupancy: $252.00

$1000.00 deposit per person with reservation. Final payment due 7/1/19. Refund Policy: Cancellations prior to or on 7/1/19 receive a full refund less a $50 cancel fee. Cancellations after 7/1/19 with insurance purchased, refunds will be processed through Travel Guard Insurance. Cancellations after 7/1/19 without insurance purchased, there is no refund.

TO MAKE A RESERVATION, PLEASE CALL:

1-800-666-0358


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