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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. Our first overnight is in Nashville.

 

Day 2 • Memphis and more: Move on to Memphis! A professional Beale Street musician joins us for a Memphis Mojo tour of the home of the blues. Overnight near Little Rock, AR. (B)

 

Day 3 • Texas: Enjoy the sights on route from Arkansas into Texas. Spend the next two nights in Fort Worth, TX area, 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 our 4 nights stay in ABQ. (B, D)

 

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 • 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 11 • 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 12 • Effingham: This morning, stop at Precious Moments Chapel in Carthage, MO, which celebrates the glory of God through the iconic figurines. (B)

 

Day 13 • Home: Enjoy a farewell lunch, arriving home tonight with memories to make your spirit soar! (B, L)

 

EARN LOYALTY POINTS

Book by June 1 and earn Triple Points

Book by July 31 and earn Double Points

Book by August 30 and earn Single Points

 

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
Akron/Fairlawn, OH Holiday Inn - 4073 Medina Rd, Akron, OH 44333
Park in back near dumpsters/do not block dumpsters
Austintown, OH Walmart 6001 Mahoning Ave, Austintown, OH
Park in lower lot by mahoning ave facing car wash
Brooklyn, OH Walmart 10000 Brookpark Rd Brooklyn, OH 44130
Walmart lot West corner closest to Sam's Club
Cortland, OH WalMart 2016 Millennium Dr, Cortland, OH 44410
Left at the truck entrance park left facing north
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
Hermitage, PA Lowes, 3000 Glimcher Blvd, Hermitage, PA
Park NE Corner of Lowes near Long John Silvers
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
Ravenna/Rootstown, OH McDonalds 4190 Lynn Rd Ravenna, OH 44266
Park in car area in truck parking lot
Seville, OH Pilot Travel Center 8924 Lake Rd Seville, OH 44273
Park away from the entrance to the cafeteria

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