Dec 3 – 8, 2015

New Mexico Christmas Memory Maker


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Tour Description

This magnificent tour takes us to a world where the Hispanic, Anglo and Native American cultures blend together to form The Land of Enchantment. New Mexico offers charming adobe historic homes and magical desert vistas. Our 5th largest state will offer some of its best places to us in the next whirlwind six days! Throw in the festive holiday season flare, and this trip will be sure to deliver stylistic memories you won’t soon forget.

Day 1:

Lodging: Drury Inn & Suites

Beginning in southwest Missouri, the day will roll along quickly, touring through northwest Arkansas, Oklahoma and ending in Amarillo, Texas for the evening.

Day 2:

Lodging: Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

The morning spent traveling has a big pay off as we arrive in Santa Fe, New Mexico, inviting a step-on tour guide escorting us through our nation’s oldest capital city. Santa Fe also houses the oldest public building in our nation, The Palace of the Governors. It also boasts the only round capitol building in the nation. This tour offers the old world charm with a vibe of contemporary Santa Fe is notorious for. Our afternoon arrival at the elegant 300-year old hacienda, the renowned Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza will be a hotel stay to remember. Our welcome dinner is hosted by none other than a local favorite and best-ranked, Tomasita’s Restaurant. Here we can sample classic northern New Mexican cuisine in this well-established 40-year owned family restaurant.

Day 3:

Lodging: Drury Inn and Suites

Meals: Breakfast

As we say good-bye to Santa Fe, we say hello to Albuquerque! Beginning with a step-on tour guide introducing us to our beautiful host city. We will meet the Sandia Mountains to the east and the Rio Grande River flowing through the city. An afternoon of free time allows for your own discovery of fun and quirky Albuquerque begs to be discovered. The evening treat is the Nutcracker, featuring the New York American Ballet Theatre Company and the New Mexico Philarmonic, which reacquaints us with the contagious excitement of a child’s sense of wonderment.

Day 4:

Lodging: Drury Inn and Suites

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Don’t skip your Wheaties this morning, as we have the opportunity to visit Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway, featuring a 2.7 mile birds-eye view of the majestic deep canyons and breathtaking terrain in this mountain range. An observation deck gives a panoramic view of Rio Grande Valley. Plan on free time to hike, explore and shop where it is 20 degrees cooler than the city temperatures. Lunch will be taken in at the High Finance Restaurant at the top of Sandia Peak. A few hours of rest can be had at the hotel in the afternoon. Then we are off again to the festive River of Lights Bio Park Garden where the holidays sparkle with millions of twinkling lights. We will have the opportunity for other nighttpssime activities in old town before returning to the hotel.

Day 5:

Loding: Drury Inn and Suites

Meals: Breakfast

Before we depart Albuquerque, we must stop and experience the Gateway to the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico. The heritage, history, culture and current daily life of Pueblo people are discovered at the fascinating Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, featuring a 10,000 square foot museum with permanent and changing exhibits. Amarillo will be our home for the evening.

Day 6:

Traveling homeward bound today, covering over 2100 road miles, we will recount our wonderful, enchanting experiences with New Mexico, The Land of Enchantment treasured to us. We will cover ground in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri while taking a piece of New Mexico forever with us across the way!