Dazzling during the day, the spectacle of hundreds of hot air balloons is even better when they light up at dawn and dusk. See these amazing displays, plus explore early Pueblo life and the artists of Santa Fe. Photo by Ron BehrmannView Dates & Book
Trip Duration: 6 Days
Meals Included: 5 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners
Tour Director: Yes
*Round Trip Airfare Included - Government Issued Photo ID required*
The true Southwest awaits you in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Come immerse yourself in rich culture and heritage, rooted in centuries of history. Soak in blue skies and sun that shines 310 days a year-perfect for outdoor activities. Breathe in the high desert air scented with sage and pinon, and you'll understand why Albuquerque, NM is a destination like no other.
Guided sightseeing tour includes historic Old Town, a maze of cobbled courtyards, hidden patios, and numerous galleries and shops.
Founded in 1972, the Fiesta began with 13 balloons and has grown to more than 600 balloons from all over the world. We view the "mass ascension" of these specially shaped balloons as they lift off at sunrise.
The Balloon Glow & Fireworks
Get ready for a real treat at the Balloon Glow event. Just before dusk, the burners of nearly 500 balloons are ignited and the evening sky fills with a kaleidoscope of brilliant, luminous color. We top off the evening with a vivid fireworks display.
Santa Fe Touring
Nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the foothills of the Rockies is Santa Fe.
A local guide joins us for a walking tour of historic Santa Fe. We visit the Loretto Chapel, a marvel of architectural ingenuity and Miraculous Staircase. For the shoppers, Governor's Plaza will provide a variety of shops and artist studios.
Pecos National Park
East of Santa Fe is Pecos National Historic Park, which features the ruins of Pecos Pueblo and Mission. Pecos is the site of westernmost battle of the Civil War, the Battle of Glorieta Pass that was fought March 26-28, 1862.
-Eyre Tours powered by Starr has partnered with Mayflower Tours, a professional tour operator handling escorted tour arrangements. With 40 years experience, Mayflower's goal is to provide travelers with an unforgettable experience featuring sightseeing, history, culture, and fun!
The package includes 3 dinners, 5 breakfasts, roundtrip airfare to/from Baltimore/Washington Area Airports, roundtrip transfers, baggage handling and related gratuities and services of a Starr airport coordinator with 15+ passengers.
The deposit is $300 per person. The final payment is due by 7/28/2023.
Cancellation penalties: If cancellation occurs from booking date to 7/27/23, a $300.00 per person penalty will be assessed. If cancellation occurs between 7/28/23 and 10/6/23, the passenger is in full penalty and no refund will be granted. In addition to the cancellation polices listed above, if additional payments have been made to Eyre Tours Powered by Starr for the purpose of securing your airline reservation, these monies are non-refundable once received. Any name changes after final payment is made will be assessed a per person change fee. The amount of the fee will be determined by the airline.
American Airlines Flight 796 October 6 Reagan National Airport Departs 8:45am arriving in Dallas Ft. Worth 11:18am
American Airlines Flight 942 October 6 Dallas Ft.Worth Departs 12:20pm arriving Albuquerque, NM at 1:08pm
American Airlines Flight 1670 October 11 Albuquerque, NM Departs 12:45pm arriving Dallas Ft. Worth 3:50pm
American Airlines Flt 472 October 11 Dallas Ft. Worth Departs 4:50pm arriving Reagan National 8:55pm
For fly tours, only 1 piece of checked baggage is allowed. NOTE: Airlines charge passengers for checked baggage.
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Subject to Change
Day of events are subject to change based on Fiesta Schedule
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Tentative Pick ups:
Arrive in Albuquerque. Each October, the skies of New Mexico are painted with hundreds of balloons as they lift off from Fiesta Park. This evening, join your Tour Manager for an orientation at 6pm, followed by dinner.
Today, enjoy a city tour and explore the history of Albuquerque. There is free time today to explore Old Town. Get ready for a real treat this evening at the Balloon Glow event. Just before dusk, the burners of nearly 500 balloons are ignited and the evening sky fills with a kaleidoscope of brilliant, luminous color. Top off the evening with a vivid fireworks display.
Depart very early for Fiesta Park. Founded in 1972, the Fiesta began with 13 balloons and has grown to more than 600 balloons from all over the world. View the "mass ascension" of these specially shaped balloons as they lift off at sunrise. Tonight, visit the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and enjoy a dinner featuring regional cuisine and an exclusive live performance from a Native American dance troupe.
A local guide joins us for a walking tour of historic Santa Fe. We visit the Loretto Chapel, a marvel of architectural ingenuity. For the shoppers, Governor's Plaza will provide a variety of shops and artist studios.
Travel east of Santa Fe to visit Pecos National Historic Park, which features the ruins of Pecos Pueblo and Mission. Pecos is the site of westernmost battle of the Civil War, the Battle of Glorieta Pass that was fought March 26-28, 1862. Tonight enjoy dinner hosted by your Tour Manager.
After breakfast, transfer to the Albuquerque's Sunport Airport for your flight home.
Tentative Drop offs:
Accommodations Day 1-3: Albuquerque - Best Western Rio Grande Inn or Hyatt Place Hotel
Accommodations Day 4 & 5: Santa Fe - Hilton Buffalo Thunder or Residence Inn
NOTE: Hotels are subject to change until tour's departure.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Ellicott City|| Long Gate Park and Ride |
Meadowbrook Ln, Ellicott City, MD 21043
|Leisure World|| Leisure World - Club House II (Residents ONLY) |
3300 N Leisure World Blvd, Silver Spring, MD 20906
|Silver Spg/Rockville, MD|| Georgia Ave Park & Ride |
16000 Georgia Ave, Rockville, MD 20853
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