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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Get ready for an unbelievable experience!

OCTOBER 5 - 12, 2019

 

DEPARTURE CITIES Omaha, Lincoln, Council Bluffs, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus & Sioux City

 

ALLIED’S TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

•2 Mass Ascensions at the Balloon Fiesta

•Evening Balloon Glowdeo

•Local Expert Guides in Santa Fe & Albuquerque

•Visit an Actual Pueblo (not on any other tour)

•Cumbres & Toltec Steam Train Excursion

•Overnight in Santa Fe

•14 Meals: 7 Breakfasts (B); 2 Lunches (L); 5 Dinners (D/LD)

 

TOUR DIRECTOR: Judy Brockmeier

 

FEATURED HOTELS

•Denver, CO – Drury Inn

•Alamosa, CO – Hampton Inn

•Santa Fe, NM – The Lodge at Santa Fe

•Albuquerque, NM (3) – Courtyard by Marriott

•Lakewood, CO – Courtyard by Marriott

 

PRICING PER PERSON

$1,999 Double, per person

$2,564 Single

$1,849 Triple, per person

 

PAY-BY-CHECK SAVINGS: $65 per person

Book by May 12 and save $60 per person

Day 1

Travel Day

Board your "Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta" ultra coach and get ready for an unbelievable experience when you witness over 900 balloons ascend into the clear, blue, New Mexico sky.

Overnight Denver, CO

LD

Day 2

Garden of the Gods/Old Colorado Springs

This morning visit the beautiful Garden of the Gods with its imposing rock formations. Take time to shop and enjoy lunch in Old Colorado Springs. Continue to Alamosa to get ready for your all-day train excursion tomorrow.

Overnight Alamosa, CO

B, D

Day 3

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

Today you're in for a real treat when you ride the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad for an unforgettable journey into the San Juan Mountains of New Mexico. Travel over trestles and through deep gorges where, at times, the train seems pressed in by rock on both sides. It's a train trip you'll never forget.

Overnight Santa Fe, NM

B, L

Day 4

Tour Santa Fe/ Loretto Chapel/New Mexico Capitol

This morning, tour Santa Fe with a local guide to learn about the rich culture of this 400-year old city. See the Loretto Chapel where an itinerant carpenter built a stairway that defies description and the New Mexico State Capitol building. Then make your way to Albuquerque for the largest hot air balloon festival in the world!

Overnight (3) Albuquerque, NM.

B, D

Day 5

Mass Ascension/Albuquerque Tour/Old Town/Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

It's the day you've been waiting for - the mass ascension at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Watch as giant beach balls fill the sky. Your local guide will take you on a tour of Albuquerque to point out its rich history to include Rte. 66, Old Town, the Kimo Theater, and more. Take time to stroll Old Town - the original settlement of Albuquerque. This afternoon, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center will provide you with an inside look at New Mexico's 19 American Indian Pueblos.

B, D

Day 6

Special Shapes Rodeo/Acoma Pueblo/International Balloon Museum/Evening Glowdeo

This morning, witness the Special Shape Rodeo where hundreds of specialty balloons fill the sky. Imagine a giant pig, a stagecoach, a space shuttle, and even Uncle Sam. Today, visit an actual Indian PuebloAcoma (Sky City). Set atop a 357 ft. high mesa, Acoma is one of the largest adobe structures in North America. Native American Indians live in more than 250 dwellings without water and electricity. Visit the International Balloon Museum; it embraces the spirit of adventure through interactive exhibits about balloon flight dating back to the early 1700s. This evening, head back over to the balloon field for the evening Glowdeo. The magic of the New Mexico sky lights up when pilots inflate their balloons that look like giant holiday ornaments.

B, L

Day 7

White Fence Farm

Leave Albuquerque with fond memories of your International Balloon Fiesta experience. Make your way back to Denver where, this evening, you'll enjoy one last meal with your fellow travel mates at the White Fence Farm. Their chicken is out of this world.

Overnight Lakewood, CO

B, D

Day 8

Travel Home

It's time to head home after a trip that's taken you from the rugged terrain of the San Juan Mountains to the heights of the hot air balloons in Albuquerque. Make your way home recalling all the memories with your fellow travel mates.

B

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, LD=Light Dinner, D=Dinner

This tour includes moderate physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances.

 

OCTOBER 5 - 12, 2019

 

DEPARTURE CITIES Omaha, Lincoln, Council Bluffs, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus & Sioux City

 

Included in the vacation package:

 

  • All attractions listed under Tour Highlights 

  • RT Transportation aboard our Ultra Coach as stated in the itinerary

  • Luggage handling at hotels

  • Hotel accommodations as listed in itinerary

  • All admissions and meals per itinerary 

  • All taxes for included items 

  • Gratuities to step-on guides and wait staff (for included meals) 

  • Refreshments & entertainment on coach

 

TOUR DIRECTOR:  Judy Brockmeier

 

Not Included are meals not listed in the itinerary, optional tours, optional travel insurance, room incidentals, alcoholic beverages, items of personal nature, gratuities for tour director or driver, possible  fuel surcharges.

 

Deposit: To confirm your reservation, a $100 per person deposit is required within 7 days after you make your reservation. Your final payment date is listed on your deposit statement.

 

Final Payment Due August 22, 2019, or as stated on your deposit statement. You may remit by personal check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.

 

Cancellation Policy:

Days to Departure..............Cancellation Fee

46 Days or More ............... Full Refund

45 to 31 Days ...................30% of the Tour Cost

30 to 16 Days .................. 70% of the Tour Cost

15 Days or Less ................ No Refund

 

Travel Insurance We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to protect your deposits from cancellation fees. Your trip investment is worth protecting and it's the best way to safeguard against unexpected events that can prevent you from traveling and being assessed significant cancellation fees. Contact Allied Tours for travel insurance information.

 

Changes in Tour Price Tour prices in this publication are effective as of September 15, 2018 and subject to fluctuation due to the U.S dollar exchange rates and energy rates. Our best effort has been made to publish this information as accurately as possible. The right is reserved to change tour rates as deemed necessary by current currency and fuel price conditions. Due to the volatility of airfares and flight schedules, tour utilizing air transportation are subject to change both in price and routing.

 

Changes in Itinerary

The order of events and hotels scheduled in your tour are subject to change. Every effort will be made to preserve the original quality of attractions and hotels when circumstances necessitate a substitution.

 

Baggage Allowance

Portage for one suitcase (per person) is included in the tour price. Due to limited motor coach capacity, your single bag should have dimensions not exceeding 30" x 21" x 11" and weigh no more than 50 lbs. Small carry-on bags are allowed and are your responsibility.

 

Special Needs

Travelers needing special assistance must notify Allied Tours at the time of booking. Persons requiring assistance must be accompanied by a companion who can help with these special needs as tour directors and drivers have obligations to the whole group. See your current tour book for details of customer responsibility.

 

Church and Faith

We encourage you to attend the church of your choice while on tours if conditions allow. Unfortunately, we are unable to make any special provisions or transportation to attend church. Many tour directors share "Thoughts of the Day" verses of inspiration, or a short prayer to start the day.

 

Tour Provided by Allied Tours.

 

RESPONSIBILITY: Allied Tours, Inc. (AT) acts only as an agent for suppliers. AT is not responsible for acts or omissions of the suppliers or their failure to provide services or adhere to their own schedules and assumes no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity, and can accept no liability for losses or personal injury or property damage, or additional expenses due to delay or changes in bus or other services, sickness, weather, strikes, war, quarantine, terrorism or other causes. All such losses or expenses will have to be borne by the passenger. The right is reserved to accept or withdraw any tour if circumstances require it. AT reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary to the benefit of the tour and/or tour members. All rates are subject to change and are based on current tariffs available and current exchange rates as of September 15, 2018. All baggage is at owner's risk. The purchase of baggage and travel insurance covering cancellation, interruption, medical, baggage, etc., is recommended. The issuance and acceptance of tickets/vouchers or the payment of the required deposit or any partial or full payment for reservations on these trips shall be deemed to be consent to the above conditions. No refund of unused portions of the tour can be made unless agreed to prior to the departure of the tour. The usual contract in use by the airlines and other transportation companies when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the purchaser of the tour and/or the passenger. The services of any ARC and/or IATAN carrier may be used on this program. AT has no special knowledge regarding the financial condition of the suppliers or unsafe conditions at locations to which you may travel. You assume full responsibility for checking and verifying any and all passport, visa, vaccination, or other entry requirements of your destination(s), and all conditions regarding health, safety, security, political stability, and labor or civil unrest at such destination(s). Passengers hereby release AT from all claims arising out of any problem covered in these paragraphs and agree that the courts in Madison Co., NE will be the exclusive jurisdiction for all claims brought by you or AT.

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Columbus Columbus HyVee
3010 - 23rd Street -please park SE corner of lot
Council Bluffs-Pilot Pilot * 2647 South 24th - Central Meeting Point
En route Pickup points en route
Grand Island Bosselman * 3335 West Wood River Road Parking in
Gravel lot by Motel 6. Meet bus at gravel lot entr
Lincoln-Best Western Plus Lincoln-Best Western Plus
I-80, Exit 403, 27th Street Exit, South
Norfolk Norfolk
Allied Tour Office - 720 E. Norfolk Ave.
North Platte, NE North Platte - Flying J Truck Stop *I-80 &Exit 179
3400 Newberry Rd * 308-532-4555 Richard oked cars
Omaha - Arrow Stage Lines Omaha -- Arrow Stage Lines Depot
4220 South 52nd St.
Sioux City Sioux City -- New Victorian Inn
3101 Singing Hills Blvd. (I29, Exit 143 east 2 bl)
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