Lifestyle Tours presents…

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

October 11 – 16, 2018

For more information contact

Tracy Wilson or Ken Meyer

Lifestyle Tours

(812) 682-4477

6 Days 8 Meals: 5 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners

Per Person Rates*:
Double $2,819 Single $3,519; Triple $2,789

Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Evansville Regional Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers

Not included in price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $250 per person

* All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change

Alternate gateways available upon request

IMPORTANT CONDITIONS: Your price is subject to increase prior to the time you make full payment. Your price is not subject to increase after you make full payment, except for charges resulting from increases in government-imposed taxes or fees. Once deposited, you have 7 days to send us written consumer consent or withdraw consent and receive a full refund. (See registration form for consent.)

Culinary Inclusions

  • Your favorite cooking show comes to life at the Santa Fe School of Cooking.

Collette Experiences

  • Embark on a bucket-list ride along the eclectic Route 66.
  • Enjoy a docent-led tour of the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History.
  • See the ever-changing art galleries at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

Must-See Inclusions

  • Behold the dramatic Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
  • Delight in the scenery and history of Albuquerque and Santa Fe.
  • Marvel at the twists and turns of the famed Turquoise Trail.

Highlights: Balloon Fiesta, Old Town Albuquerque, National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Turquoise Trail, Santa Fe, Santa Fe School of Cooking

Day 1: Thursday, October 11, 2018 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. (D)

Day 2: Friday, October 12, 2018 Albuquerque Today is sure to be one of the highlights of your trip…Albuquerque’s International Balloon Fiesta. Join in the excitement of this annual hot air ballooning extravaganza. This is your chance to experience one of the world’s most photographed events. Watch as the balloons launch in two remarkable waves. It’s one of the most spectacular displays of sound and color in all of aviation. After an early morning, enjoy some time to relax. Later this afternoon, set out on a tour of Old Town Albuquerque and the surrounding area. Savor the unique fusion of Mexican, Native American and Spanish heritages. Embark on a bucket-list ride along the eclectic Route 66. Take some time in Old Town to explore the wonderful shops and restaurants. (B)

Day 3: Saturday, October 13, 2018 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 & History where a docent takes you on an intriguing journey that includes details of the Manhattan Project. Next, visit the gateway to the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. See the ever-changing galleries that highlight local and national Native American artists. With a focus on Pueblo artists, the center strives to preserve their culture. Later, experience the grandeur of the Balloon Fiesta by moonlight. There will be plenty of time to stroll the grounds, shop for a memorable Balloon Fiesta souvenir or grab a bite to eat. (B)

Day 4: Sunday, October 14, 2018 Albuquerque - Santa Fe Today we set out for Santa Fe. Traveling via the historic Turquoise Trail, you are sure to enjoy the stunning views. Prehistoric peoples made their homes here, Spanish missionaries explored the area, and many battles were fought over this land. Next, we’ll stop in the quaint old coal mining town of Madrid. Once in Santa Fe, a local guide joins us as we tour the renowned Santa Fe Plaza and the surrounding city. Enjoy time to discover the many shops and numerous art museums that Santa Fe is known for. (B, D)

Day 5: Monday, October 15, 2018 Santa Fe Today is yours to explore Santa Fe independently. There’s so much to see and do in this southwestern city. Perhaps you will choose to visit an art studio or join an optional excursion. 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. Everything is made with a southwest theme and is simply delightful. (B, D)

Day 6: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Santa Fe - Tour Ends Your tour comes to an end with wonderful memories of the spectacular Balloon Fiesta. (B)

Itinerary at a glance

Days 1 – 3 Albuquerque Marriott, Albuquerque,New Mexico

Days 4, 5 Drury Hotel, Santa Fe,New Mexico

On some dates alternate hotels may be used.

Experience It! The Balloon Fiesta

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a world-renowned attraction and destination. For more than four decades, the first week in October brings the smell of roasting chiles and the beautiful, magical moving picture show of hot air balloons sailing silently through the crisp fall air. From its modest beginnings in 1972 with 13 balloons launching from a shopping mall parking lot, the Balloon Fiesta has grown to multiple events launching year-round at the custom-designed, 365-acre Balloon Fiesta Park. This signature event, with over 600 balloons, is the largest ballooning event on earth, the most photographed event on earth, and the largest annual international event held in the United States.

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