Lifestyle Tours presents…
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
October 4 – 9, 2019
6 Days ● 7 Meals: 5 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners
Per Person Rates* :
Single $3,549; Triple $2,819
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 $275 per person
Alternative gateways available upon request
* All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change
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.)
Collette’s Flagship: Collette’s tours open the door to a world of amazing destinations. Marvel at must-see sights, sample regional cuisine, stay in centrally located hotels and connect with new and captivating cultures. These itineraries offer an inspiring and easy way to experience the world, where an expert guide takes care of all the details.
- 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.
- 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.
- Your favorite cooking show comes to life at the Santa Fe School of Cooking.
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: Friday, October 4, 2019, 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: Saturday, October 5, 2019, 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 during the Mass Ascension. It’s one of the most spectacular displays of sound and color in all of aviation. After your 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: Sunday, October 6, 2019, 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 everchanging 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. The breathtaking event of balloons lit from within at night is known as “Balloon Glow.” 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: Monday, October 7, 2019, 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 on a trolley 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. (B)
Day 5: Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 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: Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 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.
Single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.
When reserving a triple room, please note that it will have two double beds. Due to fire safety regulations, a rollaway bed cannot be brought into the room.
Due to weather conditions, the order of the Balloon Fiesta events may change.
To complete your tour, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing our airfare with your tour. If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you with the option of purchasing these transfers.
For important reservation information visit https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/879272.
You can also find this information on your tour documents.