2018 Balloon Fiesta Tours & Events
Join the Albuquerque Tourism & Sightseeing Factory for the best in Balloon Fiesta transportation and tours. Whether you need a ride to Balloon Fiesta Park or need a rest from the Balloon Fiesta madness, AT&SF has something for you. Please take a look at our special Balloon Fiesta tour and events below.
ABQ Trolley Co: Trolley Rise
This all-inclusive, early morning tour includes round-trip transportation on ABQ Trolley X (a luxury, climate-controlled, 14-passenger Mercedes van) from Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town to Balloon Fiesta Park (approximately 20 miles round trip) and access to the Balloon Fiesta's exclusive Chasers' Club (a $45 value). Your Chasers’ Club ticket gives you guaranteed seating in private outdoor patio located next to the launch field where you can enjoy catered food with dessert and refreshments. The Chasers' Club is located on the north end of the field with a deluxe view of the launch site. ABQ Trolley Rise also includes general admission to Balloon Fiesta for the Dawn Patrol and Mass Ascension (see below) and exclusive transportation route with limited traffic! There are only 14 seats available for each tour. These exclusive tours sell out well in advance!
ABQ Trolley Co: Best of ABQ City Tour
Join us on a uniquely-Albuquerque, open-air Trolley for a fully-narrated, multimedia, guided tour experience. Riders will explore the many palate-pleasing uses of red and green chile, practice the thundering call of the University of New Mexico Lobo, discover film locations of major motion pictures and television (including Breaking Bad), and even see a beach in the desert, a castle and more! Featured attractions on the Best of ABQ City Tour include the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Country Club Plaza, ABQ BioPark, Route 66, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Downtown ABQ, University of New Mexico, Nob Hill, Tingley Beach, and more.
10am, 12pm, 2pm (10:30pm, 12:30pm, 4pm select days)
ABQ Trolley Co: Park & Lift
New for 2018! Sit back and relax and leave the driving to us. Park conveniently (and free) in Old Town and catch a lift with ABQ Trolley Co. This all-inclusive experience includes round-trip transportation aboard the open-air ABQ Trolley from Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town (800 Rio Grande Blvd NW) to Balloon Fiesta Park (approximately 20 miles round trip). Bypass the heavy parts of traffic and avoid standing in line to get your Balloon Glow ticket; we'll drive and park you right in front of the action. Your Park & Lift ticket includes general admission to the Balloon Glow.
At the end of the night, we'll depart the Balloon Fiesta Park after the fireworks show and arrive back at Hotel Albuquerque around 9:30pm. There are only 34 seats available for each tour. These exclusive tours sell out well in advance!
ABQ Trolley X: Trolley Glow
This all-inclusive tour includes round-trip transportation on ABQ Trolley X (a luxury, climate-controlled, 14-passenger Mercedes van) from Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town to Balloon Fiesta Park (approximately 20 miles round trip) and access to the Balloon Fiesta's exclusive Chasers' Club (a $45 value). Your Chasers’ Club ticket gives you guaranteed seating in private outdoor patio located next to the launch field where you can enjoy catered food along with dessert and refreshments. The Chasers' Club is located on the north end of the field with a deluxe view of the launch site. ABQ Trolley Glow also includes general admission to Balloon Fiesta and exclusive transportation route with limited traffic! There are only 14 seats available for each tour. These exclusive tours sell out well in advance!
October 6, 7, 11, 12, 13
5pm - 9:30pm
ABQ Trolley X: BaD Tour
Featured in USA Today, People magazine, LA Times, The Huffington Post, Travel Channel and more, the BaD Tour is the first ever Breaking Bad locations tour of Albuquerque. Breaking Bad is the Emmy-winning television series that was shot on location in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Spend 4 hours on ABQ Trolley X as we tour Walter White and Jesse Pinkman's Albuquerque. BaD Tours take place on a luxury, climate controlled, 14-passenger Mercedes van. This premium tour X-perience includes 4 hours of locations from all 5 seasons of Breaking Bad (and a few from Better Call Saul). There will be Breaking Bad trivia and great prizes from local Albuquerque businesses given out on the tour. A restroom break and complimentary drink will be provided approximately 1-hour into the tour at Twisters Grill (Los Pollos Hermanos). There will be a second restroom stop at the A1A Car Wash.
October 7, 8, 10, 14
12:30pm - 4:30pm
Duke City Pedaler: Beer Bike Social
The Duke City Pedaler’s (DCP) Social Ride is the perfect way to make new friends while sampling the best beverages in the Southwest. Your 2.5-hour cruise through Albrewquerque begins at the Albuquerque Tourism & Sightseeing Factory located inside the Hyatt Regency (meet the Pedaler at the SW corner of 3rd St and Tijeras Ave NW just outside the Starbucks). Your Duke City Pedaler Captain will select three of downtown's finest breweries along the way. Riders also enjoy discounts and food and drink specials at each location! No need to care about calories when you’re on the Beer Bike - earn that pint!
October 5, 6, 7, 12, 13
3pm, 6pm & 9pm
Duke City Pedaler: Sunday Brunch Ride
Back for 2018! Join us every Sunday through October for a special Brunch ride on the Duke City Pedaler! We will begin downtown at the Albuquerque Tourism & Sightseeing Factory located inside the Hyatt Regency (meet the Pedaler at the SW corner of 3rd St and Tijeras Ave NW just outside the Starbucks) and pedal to The The Boiler Monkey Bistro for brunch*. After fueling up on crepes and biscuits and gravy, we'll begin a leisurely ride to the Rail Yards Market in historic Barelas. Check out hundreds of New Mexico's finest food, farm, artisan, and healing vendors (including live music)! All this takes place under one roof at the historic blacksmith shop. After an hour or so at the Rail Yards, we'll hop back on the DCP and pedal to a local brewery/taproom of the group's choosing from downtown watering holes (choose from Sidetrack Brewing Co., Red Door Brewing Co., Duel Brewing, Boese Brothers Brewery, or Marble Brewery). Riders enjoy discounts and food/drink specials at each of our partner locations. No need to care about calories when you’re on the Duke City Pedaler - earn that pint!
October 7, 14
Albucreepy Downtown Ghost Walk
Beneath the towering office buildings and twinkling lights of modern downtown Albuquerque lurk the memories of public hangings, duels, horrific murders and locations haunted by those who have passed over to the other side. Tales of vengeful lovers, gang fights and mysterious specters await around every turn. What better way to experience Albuquerque's history than to possibly come face to face with a spirit from the past?
The 100-minute Albucreepy Downtown Ghost Walk will guide you past 1.3 miles of Albuquerque’s dark side, including historic (and reportedly haunted) sites such as the KiMo Theater, old Bernalillo County Courthouse, the Wool Warehouse, Freed Building and more.
As you walk, your guide will reveal vivid accounts of Albuquerque’s most popular ghosts, explain methods used to detect paranormal activity, and discuss previous investigations at downtown locations. This is an interactive exploration of Albuquerque’s haunted past and not a theatrical performance. While many tour participants have experienced unusual activity, we can’t guarantee ghostly phenomena.
October 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
8pm - 10pm
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