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Spotlight on Santa Fe Holiday

Priced From $1,899 per person

6 Days  | 5 Nights

Discover how “The City Different” does the holidays on this Southwestern getaway. Kick off your journey with a locally guided walking tour through the Santa Fe Plaza, the historic heart of the city where you’ll stop at some of the city’s landmark sites like the Santa Fe Indian Market, Palace of the Governors, and Loretto Chapel. Visit the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and discover thousands of works from the artist many refer to as the “Mother of American Modernism.” Uncover cliff dwellings once inhabited by the Pueblo Indians at Bandelier National Monument. Santa Fe’s flourishing art scene, Native American roots and festive charm await.

HIGHLIGHTS… Walking Tour of Santa Fe Plaza, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Loretto Chapel, Santa Fe School of Cooking, Turquoise Trail, Allan Houser Sculpture Garden, Bandelier National Monument, El Santuario de Chimayo, Choice on Tour

Day 1: Sunday, November 26, 2023 Santa Fe, New Mexico – Tour Begins Welcome to New Mexico, the “land of enchantment.” Santa Fe is a delight to experience, especially in December! From the crisp Southwestern air to the soul-warming cuisine, you’ll quickly understand why Santa Fe is “the City Different.” Tonight, get to know your fellow travelers during a welcome reception at your hotel, located mere steps away from Santa Fe’s iconic Plaza.

Day 2: Monday, November 27, 2023 Santa Fe This morning starts with a locally guided walking tour of Santa Fe’s Plaza, the historic heart of the city and gathering place for Santa Feans for nearly 400 years. As you amble through the plaza, you’ll undoubtedly feel the festive spirit of a city ready to celebrate the holidays. Your tour will include a stop at some of the city’s landmark sites, like the Santa Fe Indian Market where you can find unique, handcrafted gifts. Later, you’ll visit the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum where you’ll discover more than 3,000 breathtaking works from the artist many refer to as the “Mother of American Modernism.” Continue on with a stop at the Loretto Chapel, a former Roman Catholic church turned wedding chapel and museum. Here, you’ll find the miraculous staircase, a structure with origins as legendary as its spiral shape. Tonight, try your hand at making a tamale at the Santa Fe School of Cooking and savor Santa Fe’s fusion of Native American, Spanish and Mexican flavors. (B, D)

Day 3: Tuesday, November 28, 2023 Santa Fe – Madrid – Santa Fe Today, travel the scenic Turquoise Trail to the village of Madrid, a charming hamlet stitched into the landscape of the Ortiz Mountains. Once a major coal-mining town, the village is now revered for its thriving artistic community. Finish your day with a visit to the Allan Houser Sculpture Garden to view 80 works by the prolific artist who’s been lauded as one of the most renowned Native American painters and Modernist sculptors of the 20th century. (B, L)

Day 4: Wednesday, November 29, 2023 Santa Fe – Bandelier National Monument – Chimayo – Santa Fe Today’s adventure takes us to Bandelier National Monument, a natural site where the native Pueblo Indians settled in the sculpted canyons and mesa tops west of Santa Fe. The volcanic landscape holds cliff dwellings and ruins of Pueblo villages dating back to the 1500s. On a guided elective walk,* you’ll have the opportunity to discover more of the park’s ancient ruins and thriving wildlife. The park is especially magical after a fresh dusting of snow. Afterwards, savor an authentic New Mexican lunch before visiting El Santuario de Chimayo. Known for the miraculous healing powers of its Tierra Bendita (or Holy Dirt), the chapel is regarded as the most important Catholic pilgrimage site in the United States. Later you’ll visit a Chimayo weaver and learn the fascinating process behind this intricate traditional art. The remainder of the day is yours to further explore this intriguing Spanish village. Dinner is on your own tonight. Perhaps you’ll use your included Uber voucher and dine at a restaurant on Canyon Road. (B, L)

Day 5: Thursday, November 30, 2023 Santa Fe Today it’s your choice! Choose between one of three museums: New Mexico Museum of Art, the oldest art museum in the state -OR- the Museum of International Folk Art, home to the largest collection of international folk art in the world -OR- the Wheelwright Museum, famous for the unique exhibitions of contemporary and historic Native American Art. This afternoon, enjoy free time to further uncover Santa Fe on your own. Perhaps you’ll visit some of the colorful art galleries sprinkled throughout the downtown area. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B, D)

Day 6: Friday, December 1, 2023 Santa Fe – Tour Ends Your tour comes to an end with wonderful memories of your enchanting wintertime journey in Santa Fe.

Priced From $1,899 per person

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At the time of booking, please have the following information ready for all members of your party:

  • Traveler’s Name: First and last names as they appear on your passport 
  • Passport copy – Photo page(Passport must be valid for 6 months after return date)
  • Traveler’s Address
  • Email Address
  • Traveler’s Phone Number 
  • Tour Name and Departure Date
  • Purchasing Airline Tickets in Business or Coach class along with departure/return airports
  • Purchasing a travel protection plan
  • Emergency Contact Information: Please provide the name and phone number of a relative or friend (not traveling with you) whom we could contact during the tour in the unlikely event of an emergency
  • Certain travel partners mandate Covid vaccine and booster shots. This changes on an ongoing basis so please check with us at the time of booking.

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