Merry New Mexico – Old Albuquerque and Santa Fe

November 30 – December 5, 2020

6 Days with 12 Meals

Photo Credit Tourism Santa Fe

Special Feature

  • Motor Coach Transportation
  • Tour of Santa Fe
  • Loretto Chapel
  • Cristo Rey Church
  • Overnight at Historic Hilton Hotel on the Plaza in Santa Fe
  • Santa Fe School of Cooking with Traditional Holiday Fare
  • Tour of Albuquerque
  • BioPark Botanical Gardens River of Lights
  • Hot Air Balloon Museum
  • Turquoise Museum and Castle
  • Two nights at Hotel Albuquerque
  • Old Town Albuquerque
  • Local Tour Guide in Albuquerque and Santa Fe
  • Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Museum and Authentic Pueblo Dinner
Photo credit Tourism Santa Fe

Experience the flavor of deep tradition as we escape to the magical Southwest this Christmas. You’ll delight in peaks and rivers on fire with golden aspen and cottonwood trees, warm Indian summer days under shock-blue skies and crisp, starry nights scented with pinon smoke as you marvel at the mountain peaks covered with a white blanket of snow.  There is nothing like New Mexico in December!


Double: $1,325/pp
Single: $1,645/pp
Triple: $1,225/pp

Deposit: $50/per person

Trip Protection: $139.50/pp  Double & Triple; $172.50/pp Single

Save $100/per person if booked by April 30, 2020

Final Payment Due: Friday, October 16, 2020

Day 1, Monday, November 30

Depart Springfield, Missouri for Amarillo, Texas. We will enjoy a get-acquainted dinner tonight. (D)

Day 2, Tuesday, December 1

Photo credit Blue Rose Photography

Santa Fe, New Mexico is our destination for today. When we arrive we will meet our local step-on-guide for a Tour of Santa Fe. Our tour includes the Fascinating Loretto Chapel with its “Miraculous  Staircase”   and the Cristo Rey Church which is the largest Spanish adobe structure in the United States. After our tour, you may grab a bite of lunch and enjoy free time to shop for that perfect Christmas gift. Perhaps handmade Indian jewelry from a local artisan or artwork from one of the world class galleries is just what you are looking for; if not, there are plenty of Santa Fe treasures to choose from. This evening you will be treated to an amazing experience and traditional holiday dinner at the Santa Fe School of Cooking. (B,D)

Photo Credit Santa Fe School of Cooking

Day 3, Wednesday, December 2

This morning, we head to Albuquerque to experience the sights and sounds of this fascinating city through the eyes of our local step-on-guide. We will then enjoy lunch at one of Sunnyland’s favorite restaurants, before heading to downtown Old Albuquerque. You will have free time to explore Old Town and do a little Christmas shopping. Tonight, we will venture to Bio Park-Albuquerque’s beautiful botanical gardens and the River of Lights. You will have time to explore a variety of themed exhibits full of decorations, evergreens and seasonal color. (B,L)

Photo credit Pueblo Indian Culture Center

Day 4, Thursday, December 3

No visit to Albuquerque is complete without a visit to the Balloon Museum. Learn the history and significance of hot air balloons throughout the years at this fascinating site. Another fabulous stop will be the Turquoise Museum and Castle. View some of the world’s rarest and most collectible pieces of turquoise and turquoise jewelry. You will again have a little rest time or exploration time in Old Albuquerque this afternoon, before we head to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Museum. Learn all about the original New Mexico Pueblo Indians, see their wares and then be treated to a delicious authentic Pueblo Indian dinner. (B,D)

Day 5, Friday, December 4

We depart New Mexico and head back east to Elk City, Oklahoma. A farewell dinner is included tonight before retiring for the evening. (B,D)

Day 6, Saturday, December 5

We return to the Ozarks remembering all the pleasant surprises we’ve had during our trip to the “Land of Enchantment”. (B,L)

Please Note: Many of our sightseeing stops/sites require extensive standing, sitting, walking – sometimes on unpaved or cobblestone streets, loading and unloading into horse drawn carriages and/or trolleys. Sunnyland Travel will not refund or cover any cost of expense incurred for any missed activities due to a participant’s inability to fully participate with the group. If you require assistance in walking, navigating stairs, etc., you are required to travel with a qualified physically-able companion who can accompany and provide such assistance. Due to many historic locations, the motor coach is not allowed to stay on site or remain running to provide an alternate shelter for those not able to participate in an event. Please make sure you read the itinerary fully and call one of our travel consultants if you have any questions.