Colorado & the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Colorado & the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
Mon, Oct 3rd, 2022
to
Thu, Oct 13th, 2022
  • • "Triple" : $2530
  • • "Quad" : $2510
  • • "Single" : $3500
"Double":

$2550

Featuring the Gondola Club Tickets to the International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, Colorado Springs, Durango, Denver & more!

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Gondola Club Tickets: We have included Gondola Club tickets so you can enjoy the Balloon Fiesta from one of the most picturesque locations in Park in more a private area away from the large crowds that includes delicious food and drinks, local entertainment, premium parking for our bus, outdoor seating, dedicated restrooms and it's own gift shop. This is the highest upgrade you can purchase and we promise, it's worth it!

Optional Trip Insurance is Available for Purchase



Trip Highlights:

Garden of the Gods
U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum Pikes Peak Cog Railroad
Albuquerque City Tour
Colorado National Monument
Royal Gorge Bridge & Park Durango & Silverton Railroad
Million Dollar Highway
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta - Gondola Club Tickets

Day 1 Kearney, NE
We board our deluxe motorcoach this morning to begin our journey to Colorado. We spend the day getting acquainted with our fellow travelers as we make our way to Kearney, NE for our overnight.

Day 2 Colorado Springs, CO
Our travels continue today as we make our way to Colorado Springs for a 3 night stay. Upon arrival, we will tour Garden of the Gods. A guide will board our coach and give us a tour of the Park. View 300’ towering sandstone rock formations against the snow-capped Pikes Peak and brilliant blue skies. (B)

Day 3 Colorado Springs, CO
We will head out of town today and spend the day at Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, home to America's highest suspension bridge! Lunch is included here. (B, L)

Day 4 Colorado Springs, CO
This morning we visit the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum to capture more than 100 years of history of Team USA! Lunch will be on your own in Manitou Springs, nestled between Garden of the Gods & Pikes Peak! Then we'll take an adventure on Pikes Peak Cog Railway to the summit of the iconic Pikes Peak. At the top, get 360-degree views of the region, from the far eastern plains to the Continental Divide along the snow-capped Rocky Mountains. On a clear day, you may even see the historic mining camp of Cripple Creek and the skyscrapers of downtown Denver. Be sure to check the newly built state of the art Summit Visitor Center. (B)

Day 5 Albuquerque, NM
We head south to authentic Albuquerque, home to the world’s premier balloon event, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Upon arrival, we'll check-in to our hotel to freshen up a little bit before our evening event at the Balloon Fiesta, Special Shapes Glowdeo. We have upgraded our tickets to the Gondola Club so you can enjoy the Balloon Fiesta from one of the most picturesque locations in Balloon Fiesta Park in more a private area away from the large crowds that includes delicious food and drinks, local entertainment, premium parking for our bus, outdoor seating, dedicated restrooms and it's own gift shop. This is the highest upgrade you can purchase and we promise, it's worth it! Dinner will be included this evening. (B,D)

Day 6 Albuquerque, NM
Bright and early, 5 AM! We will head back to the Balloon Fiesta Park for Mass Ascension in the Gondola Club. A delicious meal is included here this morning. Hundreds of balloons will be taking flight and you will be awestruck by the spectacular beauty of hot air balloons filling the big blue New Mexico sky. Imagine 54 football fields all put together, that is the size of the Balloon Fiesta Park’s launch field. The whole park is the “playing field.” Balloons launch in two waves and the launch directors, also known as zebras because of their black-and-white-striped outfits, serve as traffic cops, coordinating the launch so balloons leave the field in a safe and coordinated manner. After this awe-inspiring show we’ll visit a local museum in Albuquerque and have lunch on your own. Then we'll head back to our hotel to rest up for this evenings event at the Balloon Fiesta--Night Magic Glow in the Gondola Club again. This event was invented in Albuquerque in 1979, when local pilots inflated balloons on Christmas Eve night as a thank you to local residents. The sight of balloons lit from within at night like giant holiday ornaments is breathtaking. The Balloon Glow is followed by New Mexico's most spectacular fireworks display. (B, D)

Day 7 Durango, CO
We’ll learn about this fascinating city with a local guide on a city tour this morning. He or she will share the sights, sounds, history, humor, legends, magic, and fascinating facts of America’s oldest and most colorful city. After our tour, we depart Albuquerque and head into Colorado to Durango. (B)

Day 8 Grand Junction, CO
Relive the sights and sounds of yesteryear as we enjoy a spectacular journey on board the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. This historic train has been in continuous operation for 127 years, carrying passengers behind vintage steam locomotives. We travel one way to Silverton. After lunch on your own, we drive the Million Dollar Highway to Ouray, CO. Here we will enjoy some time in the town surrounded by 14,000-foot mountain peaks before traveling to our final destination for the day in Grand Junction, CO. (B)

Day 9 Denver, CO
Today we drive through Colorado National Monument. This is always one of the favorites of many of our travelers! Be amazed by sheer-walled, red rock canyons along the twists and turns of Rim Rock Drive, where you may see bighorn sheep and soaring eagles. We'll make our way to Denver, CO this evening for our overnight stay. (B)

Day 10 Grand Island, NE
Continuing towards home today, we'll drive northeast into Nebraska to our overnight destination in Grand Island. (B)

Day 11 Home
We’ll travel back home today treasuring the memories of our fun adventure to the awe inspiring Balloon Fiesta and Colorado. Adios Amigos! (B)
2 dinners 
1 lunches and 
10 continental breakfasts

Colorado & the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Gallery


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