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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 2021

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 2021

Get ready for an unbelievable experience! The balloons are amazing!

Oct. 2-9, 2021                   Prestige Tour

 

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:

 

FEATURED HOTELS

  • Denver, CO – Drury Inn

  • Alamosa, CO – Holiday Inn Express

  • Santa Fe, NM – Best Western Plus

  • Albuquerque, NM (3) – Hilton Garden Inn

  • Denver, CO – Doubletree Hotel

 

PRICING PER PERSON

$2,149 Double

$2,859 Single

$1,969 Triple

 

PAY-BY-CHECK SAVINGS: $75 per person

Early Booking Savings for Passengers 1-10 = $75

Early Booking Savings for Passengers 11-20 = $40

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

New U.S. Olympic Museum

Today get the chance to tour the brand new, 90 million dollar U.S. Olympic Museum in Colorado Springs. The world-class attraction seeks to showcase the entire journey of the games from birth in ancient Olympia to current Team USA hopefuls living and training in Colorado Springs every day. It will be incredible! 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. Also visit 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 Pueblo Acoma (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

Travel Day
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.

Overnight Denver, 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

Activity Level 3:  This tour includes moderate physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances on uneven surfaces.  There will be a very early morning on the day of the Balloon Ascension.

 

OCTOBER 2-9, 2020

 

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 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

 

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 19, 2020, 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 ...................40% of the Tour Cost

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

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

 

Travel Insurance We recommend travel insurance to protect your payments from cancellation fees. Your trip investment is worth protecting, and travel insurance is the best way to safeguard against unexpected events that can prevent you from traveling and being assessed significant cancellation, interruption, medical, or other fees. Contact Allied for travel insurance information.

 

CANCELLATION PROTECTION PLAN (CPP) (Applies only to Motor Coach, Non-Sport Event, Tours Only) Tour payments can be protected from cancellation charges for a nominal fee when traveling on one of our motor coach tours. The CPP must be purchased prior to or at final payment. For complete plan information, please contact Allied or your local travel advisor.

 

Final Documents Approximately two weeks prior to your departure date, you will receive your final documents. Departure times, a hotel list, detailed tour itinerary, medical form and luggage tags will be included.

 

Changes in Tour Price Tour prices in this publication are effective as of September 15, 2020 and are 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, fuel price fluctuations, taxes, typographical errors, or other reasons, etc. Due to the volatility of airfares and flight schedules, tours utilizing air transportation are subject to change both in price and routing. Submitting your deposit is an acknowledgment of your agreement to these terms.

 

Changes in Itinerary The events, attractions, restaurants 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. Most airlines assess a baggage fee. This fee is not included in the tour price and is paid for at airport check-in.

 

Single Travelers Single travelers are guaranteed one seat on the motor coach and may be seated next to another traveler if the tour is full.

 

Inspiration and Faith Due to tour schedules, we are unable to make any special provisions for worship services. Many tour directors share a "Thought for the Day," verses of inspiration, or a short prayer to start the day.

 

Traveler Conduct & Special Needs Tours are fun, but the enjoyment of the tour is based on everyone being friendly and cooperative. Allied reserves the right to accept or decline any passenger on any tour if Allied Tour determines a passenger would be detrimental to the tour. Once a tour departs, any passenger disruptive to the group may be required to leave the tour. Expenses to return home would be the responsibility of the passenger. No refunds will be issued for unused portions of the tour. Passengers will be required to abide by local mandates to participate in activities, meals, etc.

 

Please notify us of any special needs at the time of reservation. We will make all reasonable efforts to assist with your travel arrangements. However, it is strongly recommended that a traveling companion come along to help with any special needs of anyone with a disability. Allied Tour Directors have responsibilities for the entire group and can’t provide one-on-one care. This includes boarding of motor coaches, airplanes, cruise ships, etc. and traversing hotels, restaurants, attractions, or other personal needs, etc. Contact Allied if you have any questions.

 

TRAVELER RESPONSIBILITIES, TERMS & CONDITIONS: Allied Tours, Inc. (AT) acts only as agents 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, pandemic/epidemic, 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. AT reserves the right to make any changes for the benefit of the tour and/or tour members including canceling the tour if necessary. All rates are subject to change and are based on current tariffs available and current exchange rates as of September 15, 2020. AT or property owners are not liable for any loss/damage to vehicles parked at departure locations. 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 these conditions. No refund or 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 or climate 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. Travelers may be photographed for the promotional purposes of 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.

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Name Address Contact Details
Columbus Hy-Vee Columbus Hy-Vee
3010 - 23rd St * please park SE corner of Lot
Council Bluffs-Pilot Pilot * 2647 South 24th - Council Bluffs
En route Pickup points en route
Grand Island Bosselman Bosselman * 3335 West Wood River Road Parking in
Gravel lot by Motel 6. Meet bus at gravel lot entr
Grand Island Quality Inn Quality Inn-I-80 & Hwy 281 * 308-384-7770
Lincoln-Best Western Plus Lincoln-Best Western Plus
I-80, Exit 403, 27th Street Exit, South
Norfolk Allied Office Allied Tour Office - 720 East Norfolk Ave.
Omaha - Arrow Stage Lines Omaha -- Arrow Stage Lines
4220 South 52nd St.
Sioux City New Victorian Sioux City -- New Victorian Inn
3101 Singing Hills Blvd. (I29, Exit 143 east 2 bl)
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