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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

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

Oct. 7-14, 2023     Prestige Tour

 

DEPARTURE CITIES

Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln, York, 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  

•Unser Racing Museum 

•Cumbres & Toltec Steam Train Excursion  

•International Balloon Museum

•14 Meals: 7 Breakfasts (B);  

2 Lunches (L); 5 Dinners (D/LD)  

•Tour Director: Diane Roecker

 

FEATURED HOTELS

•Denver, CO – Drury Inn  

•Alamosa, CO – Holiday Inn Exp  

•Santa Fe, NM – Best Western Plus  

•Albuquerque, NM (3) – Hilton Garden Inn  

•Denver, CO – TBA

 

PRICING PER PERSON

$2,469 Double

$3,239 Single

$2,219 Triple

 

PAY-BY-CHECK SAVINGS: $80 per person

Early Booking Savings for Passengers 1-10 = $75

Early Booking Savings for Passengers 11-20 = $45

Day 1

TRAVEL DAY
Come aboard for your “Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta” tour 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. 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 and a stairway that defies description. 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

Today’s the day-the mass ascension at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Your local guide will take you on a tour of Albuquerque to point out its rich history, including Route 66, Old Town, the Kimo Theater, and more. 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/Unser Racing Museum/International Balloon Museum/Evening Glowdeo

This morning, witness the Special Shape Rodeo, where hundreds of specialty balloons fill the sky. Learn about the Unser family history, see
past race cars and memorablia at the Unser Racing Museum. You will enjoy our visit to the International Balloon Museum before heading back to the balloon field for the evening Glowdeo. See the magic ofthe New Mexico night sky light up.

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: 

Requires moderate physical activity.  There may be long days; travelers should have the ability to stand or walk for extended periods of time on uneven ground. There will be a very early morning on the day of the Balloon Ascension.

 

OCTOBER 7-14, 2022

 

DEPARTURE CITIES

Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln, York, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus, Sioux City

 

TOUR INCLUSIONS: 

Motorcoach transportation, airfare, cruises, and rail transportation as stated in the itinerary, hotel accommodations, all admissions and meals per itinerary, all taxes for included items, gratuities for step-on guides and wait staff (for included meals), luggage handling at hotels when available, and services of a professional tour director (see cruises and International tours for tour director minimums).  

 

Not included on the motorcoach, cruises, rail, fly-in, and International tours are meals not listed in the itinerary, optional tours, travel insurance, room incidentals, alcoholic beverages, luggage fees assessed by airlines, items of personal nature, gratuities for tour director, driver, rail or cruise staff, required documentation for air tours, tours entering Canada/International travel, government fees, passport & VISA fees, airport departure taxes, any vaccination fees/requirements, and other miscellaneous fees. 

 

HOW TO MAKE A RESERVATION 

Reserving your place on an Allied tour is as simple as 1-2-3  

1. Choose a tour from the catalog or online at www.AlliedTT.com.  

2. Call Allied Tour to check availability and give passenger details. Call 402-371-3840 or Toll Free 1-800-672-1009, or book online at AlliedTT.com.  

3. Send your deposit. The deposit is required within seven days of making your reservation. Please see additional information for deposit amounts. You will receive a confirmation of your deposit once your payment is received. 

 

DEPOSITS 

•Motorcoach Tours – $100 per person 

Deposits are subject to change. 

 

CANCELLATION POLICIES  

*PLEASE READ CAREFULLY 

All cancellation fees are based on ‘per person.’ Policies below show ’Days Prior to Departure’ and ’Amount of Cancel Fee.’  

Motorcoach Tours (United States/Canada)  

•46 Days or More...............No Fee  

•45-31 Days....................... 40% of the Total Cost  

•30-16 Days........................70% of the Total Cost  

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

 

FINAL PAYMENT 

Final payment is due 45-90 days prior to departure, or as stated on your deposit statement.  

You may remit by personal check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. 

 

PROTECTING YOUR TRAVEL 

Your trip investment is worth protecting to safeguard against unexpected events that can prevent you from traveling and being assessed significant cancellation fees. We have two options: the Cancellation Protection Plan (CPP) or the Travelex 360 Group Insurance Plan. You can choose one or the other. They are not required for travel, but optional 

-CANCELLATION PROTECTION PLAN (CPP) - MOTORCOACH TOURS ONLY  

Cancellation protection is not insurance but a simple plan to protect you from losing funds if you must cancel for a covered reason. If you cancel for a covered reason, prior to departure, you will be reimbursed for the amount you paid for your trip. This covers cancellation only. No coverages apply after the tour starts. 

- TRAVELEX 360 GROUP INSURANCE PLAN 

The 360° Group Choice protection plan is insurance. Enjoy trip cancellation & interruption benefits, emergency medical coverage, along with 24/7 travel assistance & concierge services. 

The enrollment form & payment needs to be completed BEFORE or AT THE TIME of final payment. Customers are NOT allowed to enroll after the final payment has been made. For complete plan information, please contact Allied or your local travel advisor. 

 

FINAL DOCUMENTS 

Travel documents will be sent approximately two weeks before departure, provided full payment has been received. The documents will include a detailed itinerary, departure times and locations, hotel lists, medical forms, luggage tags, and other helpful information. 

 

CHANGES IN TOUR PRICE  

Tour prices in this publication are effective as of October 1, 2022, 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 order of events and hotels scheduled on 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 motorcoach 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. *Baggage handling included at hotels where available 

INSPIRATION & 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. 

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. 

 

TRAVELER RESPONSIBILITIES, TERMS & CONDITIONS 

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 schedules & assumes no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, or irregularity, & can accept no liability for losses or personal injury or property damage, or additional expenses due to delay or changes in the 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 for the benefit of the tour and/or tour members, including canceling the tour if necessary. All rates are subject to change & are based on current tariffs available & current exchange rates as of October 1, 2022. AT or property owners are not liable for any loss/damage to vehicles parked at departure locations. All baggage is at the owner’s risk. The purchase of baggage & 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 of locations to which you may travel. You assume full responsibility for checking & verifying any & all passport, visa, vaccination, or other entry requirements of your destination(s) & 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 & 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 Caseys Council Bluffs - Casey's-2713 S 24th St
Council Bluffs, IA
En route Pickup points en route
Grand Island Bosselman Grand Island Bosselman * 3335 W Wood River Rd
North West Parking Lot
Lincoln Arrow/Allied Lincoln-5250 Superior Street - ATT/ASL Office
Park behind the north fence & look for bus
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)
York-Petro York - Petro Travel Center -I-80 & York Exit
Park on North side in space with an E-for employee
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