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Southwest Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque Intl Balloon Fiesta

This incredible tour takes you across the beautiful USA to Albuquerque for the Annual Balloon Fiesta!

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Day 1 • Nashville, TN: This uplifting tour takes us to the spectacular sights of the American Southwest and much more. Enjoy dinner and the honky tonk ambiance of Wildhorse Saloon before overnight in Nashville. (D)

 

Day 2 • Memphis and more: Move on to Memphis! After included lunch at charming Casey Jones Village Restaurant, a professional Beale Street musician joins us for a Memphis Mojo tour of the home of the blues. Overnight near Little Rock, AR. (B, L)

 

Day 3 • Texas: Enjoy the sights on route from Arkansas into Texas. Spend the next two nights in Fort Worth, TX, where we have free time tonight after dinner. (B, D)

 

Day 4 • Fort Worth Fun: Visit the Stock Yards of Fort Worth, where we watch the exciting longhorn cattle drive down Main Street! After some free time for lunch and shopping, a professional guide joins us for a tour of the town. The evening is yours. (B)

 

Day 5 • New Mexico: Take in the beauty of the Lone Star State as we drive across it and into New Mexico, where we spend the night in Clovis. (B, D)

 

Day 6 • Albuquerque, NM: Arrive today in historic Old Town Albuquerque with time to explore. Then, take a ride this morning on the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway, the longest in North America. Tonight is our first night of 5 spent in ABQ. (B)

 

Day 7 • Early Rise: We get a very early start to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta today so we can see the dawn patrol and mass ascension. This is the largest such event in the world and we’ll be visiting four days to experience the various activities. Today’s your chance to go up in a beautiful balloon with the Rainbow Ryders (optional and additional cost)! Later, learn about native customs and dance at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. This afternoon you’ll have a couple options for spending time on your own. (B)

 

Day 8 • Santa Fe, NM: Travel to lovely Santa Fe today for a guided tour of the state’s capital city. Our time here also includes a tour of Loretto Chapel and free time. Head back to the grounds of the Balloon Fiesta tonight for the special shape glowdeo, fireworks and more. (B)

 

Day 9 • More Balloons: Return to the balloon festival this morning for special shapes this morning. After some shopping at Palms Trading Co. enjoy some free time until evening, when we go back to the fiesta for the enchanting nighttime glow. (B)

 

Day 10 • Last Fiesta: Today’s our last day at the Balloon Fiesta, so be sure to hit up your favorites or anything you’ve missed. In the afternoon, embark on a guided tour of Albuquerque on board our coach with an expert guide. Enjoy some free time in Old Town before we say adieu to the colorful balloons at the Night Magic Glow and After Glow. (B)

 

Day 11 • Amarillo, TX: We head back to the Lonestar State today, stopping for photos at the Route 66 Monument and the whimsical Pop Art Cadillac Ranch. We’ll drive around the loop of Palo Duro Canyon, the second largest canyon in the U.S. Overnight in Amarillo. (B, D)

 

Day 12 • Tulsa, OK: Get your kicks this morning at the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum. Then, visit the Oklahoma City Memorial, a place of quiet reflection remembering those who lost their lives, those who survived and those whose lives are forever changed by the 1995 tragedy. Spend the night in Tulsa. (B)

 

Day 13 • Effingham: This morning, stop at Precious Moments Chapel in Carthage, MO, which celebrates the glory of God through the iconic figurines. (B)

 

Day 14 • Home: Enjoy a farewell lunch, arriving home tonight with memories to make your spirit soar! (B, L)

 

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
Akron/Fairlawn, OH Holiday Inn - 4073 Medina Rd, Akron, OH 44333
Park in back near dumpsters/do not block dumpsters
Austinburg, OH Burger King 2239 State Rd #45 Austinburg OH 44010
no parking of cars
Boardman, OH Tiffany-Marcs 7121Tiffany Blvd Boardman, OH 44514
Park between K & L lamp post
Brooklyn, OH Walmart 10000 Brookpark Rd Brooklyn, OH 44130
Walmart lot West corner closest to Sam's Club
Conneaut Lake, PA Zatsick's Golden Dawn, 450 State ST Conneaut Lake,
Park on north side of building along High St
Conneaut, OH Heated Storage 199G Gateway Ave Conneaut OH 44030
Park in the parking lot near Auto Zone Sign
Cortland, OH WalMart 2016 Millennium Dr, Cortland, OH 44410
Left at the truck entrance park left facing north
Edinboro, PA WalMart 108Washington Towne Blvd N Edinboro16412
Park in the lot near the liquor store
Erie, PA Cracker Barrel 7810 Interstate Dr Erie, PA 16509
Park far NW corner of Cracker Barrel parking lot
Greenville, PA Anderson Coach and Travel - One Anderson Plaza
Please park in lot to the right as you pull in
Mansfield, OH Walmart 2485 Possum Run Rd Mansfield OH 44903
Park in the SW corner facing Possum Run Rd
Meadville, PA Home Depot 18541 Smock Highway Meadville PA
Park along RT322 facing Giant Eagle
New Castle, PA Walmart 2501 West State St New Castle, PA 16101
Park in lot closest to McDonalds
Ravenna/Rootstown, OH McDonalds 4190 Lynn Rd Ravenna, OH 44266
Park in car area in truck parking lot
Richfield, OH Days Inn 4742 Brecksville Rd Richfield, OH 44286
I-77 & RT 21 Park in South Parking Lot
Seville, OH Pilot Travel Center 8924 Lake Rd Seville OH 44273
Park away from the entrance to the cafeteria
Sharon, PA Reyers Shoe Store: Sharon City Center Sharon, Pa
Park away from store close to S Water ST
Willoughby, OH Days Inn 4145 OH-306 Willoughby OH 44094
Park in the back lot behind Days Inn
Youngstown, OH WalMart 200 Goldie Rd, Youngstown OH 44505
Park in southwest corner park by the fence

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