Route 66 with Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Summer 2018

Tour Type: Discovery
Brochure Type: USA and Canada 2018

Experience the famous International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, the world's largest and most photographed event of its kind.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • Scenic drive along Will Rogers Highway, Desert View Drive
  • Orientation of Chicago
  • View the outdoor installations at Cadillac Ranch, the Petrified Forest National Park
  • Visit the Route 66 Association Hall of Fame and Museum, St. Louis, Meramec Caverns, Branson, Will Rogers Memorial Museum, Clinton, Albuquerque, Grand Canyon National Park, Las Vegas, Los Angeles
Dining Highlights
  • 14 full breakfasts
  • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

Call (603) 524-2500 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13627781

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 12/31/2017
Duration
15 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1ChicagoArrive Chicago: Welcome to the starting point of Route 66. At 6 p.m., gather with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.Welcome Reception
The Palmer House Hilton Authentic Accommodation
Day 2St. LouisChicago - Pontiac - Springfield - St. Louis (2 Nights): After an introduction to the Windy City, hit the road for a good, old-fashioned American road trip. Explore the history and cultural impact of America's Mother Road at the Route 66 Association Hall of Fame and Museum. Roll on to Springfield, on the way to St. Louis, where you learn to mix up your own dry rub and enjoy a rib-sticking Be My Guest barbecue dinner.Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Holiday Inn St. Louis Downtown
Day 3St. LouisSt. Louis Sightseeing: Start the day with the view from atop the famed St. Louis Gateway Arch. Afterward, experience a Cultural Insight with a guided tour of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery-from the stables of the Clydesdales to the tasting room. The rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy. Full Breakfast
Day 4BransonSt. Louis - Meramec Caverns - Branson: Begin your day by going underground in Meramec Caverns, a former hideout of Jesse James. Then it's onward to the Ozarks and the lively American musical mecca of Branson to explore on your own.Full Breakfast
Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing
Day 5Oklahoma CityBranson - Claremore - Oklahoma City (2 Nights): Roll into eastern Oklahoma via a scenic stretch of Will Rogers Highway. Stop to visit the Will Rogers Memorial Museum dedicated to the famous American humourist. Tonight, enjoy a Regional Meal.Full Breakfast, Regional Meal
Courtyard Oklahoma City Downtown
Day 6Oklahoma CityOklahoma City Sightseeing: Visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, honouring the 1995 bombing victims. Then, get a taste of the Old West at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. The rest of the day is yours to explore.Full Breakfast
Day 7AmarilloOklahoma City - Route 66 Museum - Amarillo: In Clinton, explore a classic collection of Route 66 history, memorabilia and culture. Return to Old Route 66 for a scenic drive before stopping in Amarillo.Full Breakfast
Embassy Suites Downtown
Day 8AlbuquerqueAmarillo and Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta: Visit the famed Cadillac Ranch and quaint town of Tucumcari en route to Albuquerque where you will gather this evening for the spectacular Balloon Glow where the balloons light their burners in unison to illuminate the night sky. Conclude your day with the bang of the After Glow fireworks show.
Albuquerque at Old Town
Day 9AlbuquerqueAlbuquerque Balloon Fiesta: Rise early to watch the greatest show in the air. Gaze in wonder as hundreds of brightly coloured hot air balloons rise into the clear blue autumn sky. Tonight, don your poodle skirt or leather jacket for a dinner at the 66 Diner with its 1950s jukebox and blue-plate specials. Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10FlagstaffAlbuquerque - Flagstaff: Cruise through Gallup this morning and see the historic El Rancho Hotel. Crossing into Arizona, watch the changing colours of the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest National Park. See the Wigwam Motel and the Man Standing on the Corner before arriving in Flagstaff.Full Breakfast, Dinner
DoubleTree Flagstaff
Day 11Grand Canyon National ParkFlagstaff - Cameron Trading Post - Grand Canyon National Park: Stop at Cameron Trading Post and browse through the shop for Navajo crafts. This afternoon, wind along scenic Desert View Drive before arriving at the Grand Canyon and spend the night inside the park.Full Breakfast
National Park Lodges
Day 12Las VegasGrand Canyon National Park - Seligman - Las Vegas (2 Nights): Hit the road again, passing through Seligman. Drive through a Route 66 ghost town along the original route to see the well-preserved motels, diners and gas stations of a simpler era. Then on to Las Vegas to enjoy some free time.Full Breakfast
Tropicana Las Vegas
Day 13Las VegasLas Vegas: A full free day to take in all that Las Vegas has to offer. Full Breakfast
Day 14Los AngelesLas Vegas - Los Angeles: Travel from the desert of Las Vegas into Los Angeles. This evening, celebrate with a festive Farewell Dinner.Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Beverly Hills Marriott
Day 15Depart Los AngelesDepart Los Angeles: Say goodbye to Route 66 with a trip to Santa Monica. Then take a transfer to Los Angeles International Airport or extend your stay in L.A.Full Breakfast
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
09/29/2018$3,995.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
10/06/2018$3,995.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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