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ALBUQUERQUE BALLOON FIESTA &
SANTA FE NEW MEXICO
$2,299.00
Per Person Double Occupancy
(Single: $3,279.00 • Triple $2,079.00)


DETAILS AND ITINERARY BELOW!

A to Z Amtrak Tours
ALBUQUERQUE
BALLOON FIESTA
& SANTA FE NEW MEXICO
Oct. 5th - Oct. 14th, 2022

$2,299.00 Per Person
Double Occupancy
(Single: $3,279.00 • Triple $2,079.00)

DETAILS AND ITINERARY BELOW!

train

Tour Features:

• Roundtrip Amtrak coach seat travel.
  Optional Superliner roomette or
  bedroom accommodations may be available at
  an additional cost. Sleeper accommodations
  will be subject to availability at time of request.````
  (see Train Accommodations cost below)

• 3 Nights hotel accommodations in
  Albuquerque at Parq Central Hotel.

• 3 Nights hotel accommodations in
  Santa Fe at La Fonda on the Plaza.

• Hotel porterage, bellman gratuities & taxes.

• Transfer from Albuquerque Amtrak Station to
  Hotel Parq Central; transfers between

  Albuquerque & Santa Fe hotels; and
  transfers from La Fonda Santa Fe Hotel to
  Albuquerque ``Amtrak Station.

• Buffet breakfast at the Hotel Parq Central.

• Breakfast and drink vouchers (beer, wine,
or non-alcoholic)
at the La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe.

• Sightseeing tour of Albuquerque and admission
  to Balloon Fiesta Park with guaranteed seating
  in the "Chasers' Club".

• All current CDC guidelines and safety protocols will be  
adhered to throughout this tour.

• One piece checked luggage & carry-on item per
  person (50lb. maximum luggage restriction.)


• Assistance of a Tour Host.

 

ADDITIONAL TRAIN
ACCOMMODATIONS
AVAILABLE


STANDARD ROOMETTE
(prices subject to change).
(Total Cost for 1or 2 passengers in Sleeper Room)
Chicago to Albuquerque $400.00
Albuquerque to Chicago $400.00

DELUXE BEDROOM
(prices subject to change).
(Total Cost for 1or 2 passengers in Sleeper Room)
Chicago to Albuquerque $1,200.00
Albuquerque to Chicago $1,200.00

Click here to view slide show of accommodations

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Itinerary

Wednesday Oct. 5th

Cleveland passengers will meet their group at Cleveland's Amtrak Lakefront Station by 1:45 AM and
check their one piece of luggage (per person) at this time.
The parking lot at Cleveland Amtrak Station is unattended, so parking is at your own risk.


• Depart @ 02:59 AM Train #29 "The Capitol Limited"
• Depart @ 05:22 AM Toledo Central Union Station.
• Arrive @ 8:45 AM Chicago Union Station.
• Depart @ 02:50 PM Train #3 "The Southwest Chief" (Duration: 25hrs, 39 min)

Thursday Oct. 6th

• Arrive @ 03:29 PM Albuquerque, New Mexico.

After claiming all luggage, the group will be transferred from
Amtrak Albuquerque Station to the hotel.
Hotel accommodations for three nights are confirmed at:

HOTEL PARQ CENTRAL
806 CENTRAL AVENUE SE (ROUTE 66) • (505) 242-0040

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ACCOMMODATIONS

Friday Oct 7th

Welcome to Albuquerque, and the 50th Anniversary of the Balloon Fiesta.
Our Balloon Fiesta day begins with an early afternoon sightseeing tour of
this high desert city and continues on to the Balloon Fiesta Park.
A short visit to the Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum is included.
From the museum we will continue with the sightseeing tour before entering Balloon Fiesta Park
to be seated in the "Chasers Club", an open air patio next to the 80-acre balloon launch field.
This guaranteed seating area includes a hot food item and is the perfect place to watch the
evening's "Glowdeo" and Fireworks Show. Just before dusk the burners of special shaped balloons
are ignited to create a colorful showcase of dinosaurs, bumble bees, flowers, a stagecoach and
a cow jumping over the moon. You are free to walk among the tethered balloons and
are welcome to ask questions and meet the pilots. We depart the Fiesta Park site at
approximately 8:30 PM, returning to the hotel.

Saturday Oct 8th

WAKE UP! Our early morning departure (5:00 AM) from the hotel will have us returning to the
Balloon Fiesta Grounds to view the "Mass Ascension". Our guaranteed seating in the "Chasers Club"
will once again include a hot food item and provide the perfect place to see hundreds of
balloons launch in two remarkable waves. This display of color and sound is said to be
the most spectacular in all of aviation. We depart the launch filed at approximately 9:00 AM and
return via historic Route 66 to the hotel by 11:30 AM. The remainder of your day is free for you to
visit Old Town Albuquerque. This 300-year old historic center of Albuquerque features a
traditional Spanish central plaza of shops, restaurants and museums.

**NOTE Albuquerque is known for its large number of cloud free days that are prevalent during
the autumn season. However, weather conditions such as wind and rain, although infrequent,
may cause ballooning operations to be delayed or cancelled. Whatever the weather situation
happens to be, ground activities and entertainment at the Balloon Fiesta site will
continue to be available to all guests.

click here for "Chasers Club" site

Sunday Oct 9th

We depart Albuquerque in the early afternoon by van/motorcoach and travel to
Santa Fe where hotel accommodations for three nights are confirmed at:

LA FONDA ON THE PLAZA
100 E. San Francisco St. (505) 982-5511
CLICK HERE TO VIEW ACCOMMODATIONS

Monday-Tuesday Oct 10th & 11th

Free days to explore Santa Fe. Take a walking tour and see the Loretto Chapel with its miraculous
spiral staircase and the Palace of the Governors in the historic plaza, which marks the end of
the Santa Fe Trail. For those adventuresome travelers that enjoy wandering on their own,
car rentals are available and advance reservations are highly recommended.
Destinations that are within easy driving distance from Santa Fe are
Santuario de Chimayo, Taos and Bandelier National Monument.

Wednesday Oct 12th

Check-out of the hotel rooms by 9:00AM and be transferred to the Albuquerque,
New Mexico Amtrak Station.

• Depart @ 11:48 AM Train #4 "The Southwest Chief" (Duration: 26hrs, 02 min.)

Thursday Oct 13th

• Arrive @ 02:50 PM Chicago Union Station.
• Depart @ 06:40 PM Train #30 "The Capitol Limited"

• Arrive @ 11:39 PM Toledo Central Union Station.

Friday Oct 14th

• Arrive @ 01:45 AM Cleveland Amtrak Lakefront Station.

**Note ~ Passengers that wish to join this tour will have the option of traveling by
roundtrip air to Albuquerque. Likewise, one-way travel by train and one-way travel by air
may also be selected. Please inquire about pricing and availability.


**Note ~ Meals on board Amtrak are included when bedroom or roomette
accommodations are purchased on that train. ("The Southwest Chief")
.

**Note ~ This tour will involve traveling to elevations of 7,000 ft.
Please consult your physician or a qualified health care provider concerning
any personal medical conditions that may occur as a
result of traveling to higher elevation areas. Wearing sunscreen and drinking plenty of water
will help combat the high altitude and dry desert conditions.


A to Z Travel Center
6917 W. 130th Street, Parma Heights, Ohio 44130
440-888-6666

A deposit of $250.00 per person is required to sign up.
Final payment must be in our office no later than August 5, 2022.


RESERVATIONS ARE ON A FIRST COME/FIRST SERVE BASIS
.

Discounts will apply for early bookings

Cancellation Policy
The following fees apply when A to Z Travel Center receives a written notice of cancellation.
Greater than 89 days prior = 20% penalty per guest
* 89-45 days prior = 25% penalty per guest * 44 -21 days prior = 50% penalty per guest.

20 DAYS OR LESS = NO REFUND

Trip cancellation insurance is available for a small fee. Please call for details.


For more information call Jim @ (440) 888-6666


A to Z Travel Center and/or their employees or agents assume no liability whatsoever with
respect to the trip, and this shall include, but not be limited to any service furnished, transportation,
lodging or other accommodation, food or beverage.

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Itinerary

Wednesday Oct. 5th

Cleveland passengers will meet their group at Cleveland's Amtrak Lakefront Station by 1:45 AM and
check their one piece of luggage (per person) at this time.
The parking lot at Cleveland Amtrak Station is unattended, so
parking is at your own risk.


• Depart @ 02:59 AM Train #29 "The Capitol Limited"
• Depart @ 05:22 AM Toledo Central Union Station.
• Arrive @ 8:45 AM Chicago Union Station.
• Depart @ 02:50 PM Train #3 "The Southwest Chief"
(Duration: 25hrs, 39 min)

Thursday Oct. 6th

• Arrive @ 03:29 PM Albuquerque, New Mexico.

After claiming all luggage, the group will be transferred from
Amtrak Albuquerque Station to the hotel.
Hotel accommodations for three nights are confirmed at:

HOTEL PARQ CENTRAL
806 CENTRAL AVENUE SE (ROUTE 66) • (505) 242-0040
CLICK HERE TO VIEW ACCOMMODATIONS

Friday Oct 7th

Welcome to Albuquerque, and the 50th Anniversary of the Balloon Fiesta.
Our Balloon Fiesta day begins with an early afternoon sightseeing tour
of this high desert city and continues on to the Balloon Fiesta Park.
A short visit to the Anderson-Abruzzo International
Balloon Museum is included.
From the museum we will continue with the
sightseeing tour before entering Balloon Fiesta Park
to be seated in the "Chasers Club", an open air patio next
to the 80-acre balloon launch field.
This guaranteed seating area includes a hot food item and
is the perfect place to watch the evening's "Glowdeo" and
Fireworks Show. Just before dusk the burners of special
shaped balloons are ignited to create a colorful showcase of
dinosaurs, bumble bees, flowers, a stagecoach and
a cow jumping over the moon. You are free to walk among th
tethered balloons and are welcome to ask questions and
meet the pilots. We depart the Fiesta Park site at
approximately 8:30 PM, returning to the hotel.

Saturday Oct 8th

WAKE UP! Our early morning departure (5:00 AM) from the
hotel will have us returning to the Balloon Fiesta Grounds to view the
"Mass Ascension". Our guaranteed seating in the "Chasers Club"
will once again include a hot food item and
provide the perfect place to see hundreds of balloons launch in two remarkable waves. This display of color and sound is said to be
the most spectacular in all of aviation.
We depart the launch filed at approximately 9:00 AM and
return via historic Route 66 to the hotel by 11:30 AM.
The remainder of your day is free for you to visit
Old Town Albuquerque. This 300-year old historic center of
Albuquerque features a traditional Spanish central plaza of shops, restaurants and museums.

**NOTE Albuquerque is known for its large number of
cloud free days that are prevalent during
the autumn season. However, weather conditions such as
wind and rain, although infrequent, may cause ballooning operations
to be delayed or cancelled. Whatever the weather situation
happens to be, ground activities and
entertainment at the Balloon Fiesta site will
continue to be available to all guests.

click here for "Chasers Club" site

Sunday Oct 9th

We depart Albuquerque in the early afternoon b
van/motorcoach and travel to Santa Fe where hotel accommodations
for three nights are confirmed at:

LA FONDA ON THE PLAZA
100 E. San Francisco St. (505) 982-5511
CLICK HERE TO VIEW ACCOMMODATIONS

Monday-Tuesday Oct 10th & 11th

Free days to explore Santa Fe. Take a walking tour and
see the Loretto Chapel with its miraculous spiral staircase and
the Palace of the Governors in the historic plaza, which marks th
end of the Santa Fe Trail. For those adventuresome travelers tha
enjoy wandering on their own, car rentals are available and
advance reservations are highly recommended.
Destinations that are within easy driving distance from Santa Fe are
Santuario de Chimayo, Taos and Bandelier National Monument.

Wednesday Oct 12th

Check-out of the hotel rooms by 9:00AM and be
transferred to the Albuquerque, New Mexico Amtrak Station.

• Depart @ 11:48 AM Train #4 "The Southwest Chief"
(Duration: 26hrs, 02 min.)

Thursday Oct 13th

• Arrive @ 02:50 PM Chicago Union Station.
• Depart @ 06:40 PM Train #30 "The Capitol Limited"

• Arrive @ 11:39 PM Toledo Central Union Station.

Friday Oct 14th

• Arrive @ 01:45 AM Cleveland Amtrak Lakefront Station.

**Note ~ Passengers that wish to join this tour will have the
option of traveling by roundtrip air to Albuquerque.
Likewise, one-way travel by train and one-way travel by air
may also be selected. Please inquire about pricing and availability.


**Note ~ Meals on board Amtrak are included when
bedroom or roomette accommodations are purchased
on that train. ("The Southwest Chief")
.

**Note ~ This tour will involve traveling to elevations of 7,000 ft.
Please consult your physician or a qualified health care provider concerning
any personal medical conditions that may occur as a
result of traveling to higher elevation areas. Wearing sunscreen and drinking plenty of water
will help combat the high altitude and dry desert conditions.


A to Z Travel Center
6917 W. 130th Street, Parma Heights, Ohio 44130
440-888-6666

A deposit of $250.00 per person is
required to sign up.
Final payment must be in our office no later than August 5, 2022.


RESERVATIONS ARE ON A FIRST COME
FIRST SERVE BASIS
.

Discounts will apply for early bookings

Cancellation Policy
The following fees apply when A to Z Travel Center
receives a written notice of cancellation.
Greater than 89 days prior = 20% penalty per guest
* 89-45 days prior = 25% penalty per guest
* 44 -21 days prior = 50% penalty per guest.

20 DAYS OR LESS = NO REFUND

Trip cancellation insurance is available for a small fee
Please call for details.


For more information call Jim @ (440) 888-6666


A to Z Travel Center and/or their employees or agents assume no
liability whatsoever with respect to the trip, and this shall include, but
not be limited to any service furnished, transportation,
lodging or other accommodation, food or beverage.

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