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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Oct 4, 2024 - Oct 9, 2024


The 'Land of Enchantment' welcomes you to Albuquerque for this spectacular event. Let the Balloon Fiesta begin!

6 Day(s) | 9 Meals


  • Motorcoach transportation to Bradley Airport (based on minimum number)
  • Roundtrip Air Flights FROM HARTFORD/BRADLEY
  • Five (5) nights hotel accommodations
  • 5 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 3 Dinners
  • Dawn Patrol, Dinner at the Chaser Club, Twilight Twinkle Glow, Fireworks Show, Tour of Santa Fe
  • Professional Tour Director upon arrival in Albuquerque


Day 1

Motorcoach to Bradley for your flights to Albuquerque. The "Land of Enchantment" welcomes you. Your Tour Director will greet you and transfer you to your hotel. After some time to settle in, join the group for a fun welcome dinner at a local restaurant. D

Day 2

Today, Depart for an early morning transfer to the Fiesta Field to witness the Dawn Patrol and have breakfast at the Chasers Club. Watch the Mass Ascension in a rainbow of colors at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. Later this morning, visit the Turquoise Museum. Once finished, enjoy a drive through Albuquerque, on your way to historic Old Town with some free time to explore hidden courtyards, stroll under covered portals and shop at the many fine specialty stores and galleries around the Plaza on your own. B

Day 3

Begin your day with a ride on the Sandia Peak Tramway. Once finished, enjoy a visit to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. This evening, enjoy dinner at the Chaser Club for the festivities like the Twilight Twinkle Glow™, Special Shape Glowdeo™, Night Magic Glow™, or Balloon Glow™, and AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show. The evening glows are followed by New Mexico's most spectacular fireworks display. Together they are Balloon Fiesta's most popular events. B, L, D

Day 4

This morning, enjoy a drive along the Turquoise Trail,. The drive leads you the real-life ghost town of Madrid. Continue through Santa Fe to Chimayo. After a stop to observe the artisans, continue your scenic drive to the world class resort town of Taos. As you return to Santa Fe, stop for a scenic view of the Rio Grande, a legendary river that cuts a distinct path through the history of the Southwest. B

Day 5

Begin your day with an intimate tour of Santa Fe. After you are done, the afternoon will be yours for lunch on your own and free time to explore the many wonderful shops and art galleries on your own. This evening you will join the group for a special farewell dinner as you finish exploring this enchanting land. B, D

Day 6

After breakfast, transfer to the Albuquerque Airport for your departure home. Motorcoach to greet you back at Bradley Airport. B

Departure Locations


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Return: TBA

Park & Ride Lot, 575 Colt Highway (Rte 6) & South Road


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Return: TBA

Manchester, Park & Ride Commuter Lot, Buckland Street & Pleasant Valley Road

Meet at Bradley Airport - Airline Ticket Counter

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Payment Policy

DEPOSIT: $900 pp due with reservations; FINAL PAYMENT: June 30, 2024

Cancellation Policy

If a passenger cancels from deposit date to June 30, 2024 the cancellation fee is $700 pp; July 1, 2024 to July 31, 2024 the cancellation fee is $1500 pp; no refunds if cancelled after July 31, 2024. All cancellation fees are plus any non-refundable airline fees.

Trip Protection Policy

Trip Protection Coverage is strongly recommended. Friendship Tours offers Travel Protection insurance through 2 insurance providers: NTA Travel Protection Plan and Travel Insured International. Trip Protection offers coverage for Cancellation for covered medical reasons, Interruption, Emergency Medical, Travel Delay, & more.

The AON/NTA Travel Protection Plan offers 3 levels of insurance: Basic or Enhanced or Enhanced with Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR). The Pre-existing medical condition exclusion can be waived by purchasing the Enhanced Plan within14 days of your deposit or initial payment. The Enhanced Plan with the add-on of CFAR must be purchased within 14 days of initial deposit. CFAR allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 priors to departure and reimburses up to 75% of your nonrefundable trip cost.

To enroll: https://nta.aontravelprotect.com Tour Operator Location #076068

OR call AON 1-800-388-1470.

Travel Insured International offers the Worldwide Trip Protection plan with the option to add upgrade benefits (available for additional cost) including CFAR when purchased within 21 days of your initial deposit. Other upgrades include , Electronic Equipment, Event Ticket Fee Protection, Travel Inconvenience.

To enroll: https://www.friendshiptours.net/protection-plan Agency #18649

Premiums are non-refundable once paid. Terms & Conditions apply.

Plan details are available at https://www.friendshiptours.net/protection-plan.

Call Friendship Tours 860-243-1630 for assistance in enrolling.

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