Santa Fe, Taos, Albuquerque Opera and more!

 
August 10-16, 2016
 

Trip Highlights

Discover the arts on our week long tour to lively Santa Fe, historic Albuquerque and ancient Taos.  With New Mexico’s sunny, clear weather this will be a cool, refreshing summer sojourn.  You will have tickets to the world class Santa Fe Opera and attend a concert at the internationally acclaimed Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.  Visiting an array of outstanding museums you explore this fascinating region’s three major cultures, Indian, Spanish/ Mexican, and Anglo  and tour the new Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Also included is a day trip to Taos and an overnight in Albuquerque.  The trip is limited to 25 persons and has sold out in past years so early reservations are recommended.  Single rooms always go first. 

Detailed Descriptions

Day 1.Wednesday, August 10    (D)

You depart LaGuardia airport at 12:00pm on Delta Airlines and arrive in Albuquerque at 6:08pm. You travel directly to Santa Fe where check in to the Inn of the Governors for five nights.  A favorite of past travelers, the hotel’s location is ideal- near the historic Plaza and a wonderful collection of galleries, museums and restaurants. A daily tea and sherry reception and a lovely patio and pool add to the hospitality. Meet fellow travelers at dinner.   

 

Day 2. Thursday, August 11     (B/L/D)

Today you are introduced to the distinct heritage of Santa Fe on a guided walking tour through the picturesque, historic downtown area.  For more than 380 years this unique community has been a center of culture and government.  Before the Puritans landed at Plymouth Rock, Santa Fe was a capital city, first as the capital of the Spanish Kingdom of New Mexico, then of the Mexican province of Nuevo Mexico, and in 1912 it became the capital of the State of New Mexico.  We visit the Loretto Chapel with its mysterious “miraculous staircase.”   After lunch you have a guided tour of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, opened 80 years after the artist’s first visit to the city. The museum is dedicated to perpetuating the artistic legacy of one of the preeminent modern artists of the 20th century and to the study and interpretation of American Modernism. It is the only art museum in the world dedicated to the work of an American woman artist of international stature. The Museum’s permanent collection of O’Keeffe’s work is the largest of any museum in the world. 

Day 3, Friday, August 12   (B/L)

Learn  how Native Americans  trace their cultural roots far back in local history on a day trip to Taos and the Pueblo. Unique in the history of New Mexico and the United States, Taos is one of the longest continuously inhabited regions in the country. The Taos Pueblo was established for many centuries prior to European arrival. The Pueblo is, and has been known as, a trade center to North American Indigenous people. Through their culture and traditions the Pueblo community has maintained its indigenous identity. You have time to wander the lovely town plaza with its shaded central courtyard which is the heart of the old Spanish settlement in the Taos Valley. Before you return to Santa Fe you visit the well known Millicent Rogers Museum, with its outstanding collection of  Native American pottery.

Day 4. Saturday, August 13      (B/L/D)

Visit two world class museums at Santa Fe’s Museum Hill. The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture presents  the diverse stories that illuminate the art and history of Native America   through two millennia.   The Museum of International Folk Art, houses the world’s largest collection of traditional folk art.  Tonight you have tickets at the Santa Fe Opera striking outdoor amphitheatre  to see Puccini’s La Fanciulla Del West, (Girl of the Golden West)  Your evening begins with dinner and a pre-performance lecture. Distinguished American soprano Patricia Racette makes her role debut as Minnie, who will do just about anything to get her man.

Day 5. Sunday, August 14      (B/L/D)

You have a free day in vibrant Santa Fe.  Why not explore the many art galleries along  Canyon Road?   At 6:00pm you have tickets at the internationally acclaimed Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, known for its artistic excellence and innovation. The concert features the Festival chamber orchestra and renowned piano virtuoso Peter Serkin.

Day 6. Monday, August 15      (B/D)

Depart Santa Fe for you last night in Albuquerque.  Visit the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center which is jointly owned and operated by the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico.  This world-class museum and cultural center was created to be a place where Pueblo people can tell their story. Next visit the authentically preserved Old Town, founded in 1607. 

Your over night accommodations are in the attractive southwest style Hotel Albuquerque.  Say farewell to New Mexico at dinner tonight.

Day 7. Tuesday, August 16      (B)

Your Delta  Airlines flight departs Albuquerque at 825am arriving at LaGuardia  at 5:05pm.  

 

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Notes & Pricing

This engaging experience includes:

  • Roundtrip Airfare from LaGuardia
  • Private coach transportation .
  • Carew Travel tour director
  • 1 night, Hotel Albuquerque- Albuquerque
  • 5 nights, Inn of the Governors- Santa Fe
  • Breakfast daily, 4 dinners; 3 lunches.
  • Tickets for Santa Fe Opera, Chamber Music Festival
  • Tours and Admissions as per itinerary

 PROGRAM PRICES:

Per person (double occupancy): $2550

(Based on a minimum of 15 people)

Single Supplement: $600

DEPOSIT:  $500 per person due IMMEDIATELY

BALANCE: Due prior to July 1

CANCELLATION TERMS:

$500.00 deposit due immediately. Deposit is non-refundable. Final payment due July 1 and is non- refundable after this date.

Insurance is highly recommended

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