Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque, NM, USA

58 reviews
Oct 4 - 9, 2024
Group size: 1 - 18
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
Albuquerque, NM, USA

58 reviews

Oct 4 - 9, 2024
Group size: 1 - 18

About this trip

This is one of the most colorful events worldwide! Five hundred hot air balloons fill the skies in the brilliant skies of the southwest. Enjoy the art, shopping, and culture of New Mexico on this tour,  leaving right from Champaign.


• Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta - Dawn Patrol & Balloon Glow • Old Town, Albuquerque • 3 Nights in Santa Fe • Indian Pueblo Cultural Center • Los Alamos Science Museum • Loretto Chapel • Santa Fe City Tour • Taos Pueblo • Taos • High Road to Taos


*Price is per person based on room occupancy chosen. Premier World Discovery operates the tour as a disclosed principal. The deposit is $725 per person. The tour balance is due 7/4/24 with a discount of $100 per person if paid by paper check or e-check via WeTravel.

• The document required is a government-issued REAL ID with a photo. • Insurance coverage included is Premier’s TPP; for coverage details, see covering cancellation charges; other terms at are incorporated by reference. • A local host is provided only from Champaign to Chicago O’Hare Airport to get you checked in for your flight, but not as a host on the tour. Price and details are subject to change. If you do not want to be covered by the included Travel Protection Plan (TPP), enter the discount code NO-INSUR for a $325  per person reduction when booking.  

Tour Activity Level: 3

EASY 1 (2) 3 4 ACTIVE

Travel & Save with Compass Club

The Premier Compass Club rewards our valued guests with special recognition and a Compass Club Loyalty Credit on future tours and cruises. Guests who have completed a trip will automatically be enrolled and receive an additional $100 per person or $200 per couple Compass Club Loyalty Credit applied to their next Premier World Discovery tour or River Cruise. Loyalty Credit is valid for 24 months from your last tour.

Travel Protection Plan option for Refund

FULL REFUND if sick and unable to travel*, or canceling for any reason, get a 75% credit towards a future Premier World Discovery tour later in the year (the latter applies up to 48 hours before scheduled departure). The included Travel Protection Plan costs $325 per person and is not refundable.

The Travel Protection Plan also includes Post-Departure coverages for Trip Interruption and Delay, Baggage/Personal Effects and Delay, Emergency Accident/Sickness Medical Expense, Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation of Remains, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Non-Insurance and Emergency Travel Assistance Services 24/7.

*You are also covered if there is a death in the immediate family.

Click green Select button, to book

Book securely online 24/7* by clicking the green button, or call Bill Owen at 217 619-0202 or Mary Beth at 217 840-8724. Or mail a deposit check to Stevie Jay Travel, 4413 Trostshire Cir, Champaign, IL 61820. 

*Credit cards or "e-checks" from a checking account are welcomed and entered securely on WeTravel.

Accommodations # nights (5)

Albuquerque (2) Albuquerque Marriott, Doubletree or Crowne Plaza, Albuquerque

Santa Fe (3) Inn of the Governors, Doubletree by Hilton or Hilton, Santa Fe

On some dates, alternative hotels may be used.

What’s included

  • Round trip motor coach
    transportation from Central Illinois
  • Round trip flights
  • Round trip transfers
    from the airport to the hotel
  • Tour director,
    baggage handling, transportation, sightseeing, and admissions per itinerary
  • 7 Meals
    5 Breakfasts & 2 Dinners
  • Current taxes and fees
    (tax/fuel surcharges are subject to change)
  • Hotel accommodations
    (5) nights
  • Travel insurance
    Premier World Discovery's TPP (Travel Protection Plan) is included
  • Tips
    Tour director, driver, and local guide (allow a total of $72-108 per traveler)
  • Airline checked bag fee
    currently $35 per bag (subject to change)

Available Packages

Double Room Traveler

Room for two people. The package includes Premier World Discovery's Travel Protection Plan of $325 per person; coverage may be waived by entering discount code NO-INSUR.

Deposit: $725
Single Room Traveler
4 left

Room for one person. The package includes Premier World Discovery's Travel Protection Plan of $325; coverage may be waived by entering discount code NO-INSUR.

Deposit: $725
Triple Room Traveler
only 3 left

Room for three persons using existing bedding (two double beds). The package includes Premier World Discovery's Travel Protection Plan of $325 per person; coverage may be waived by entering discount code NO-INSUR.

Deposit: $725


Day 1, 10/4/24 Friday
Champaign-Chicago/O'Hare-Albuquerque, New Mexico

Board our private vehicle to Chicago O'Hare. Today, fly to Albuquerque, founded in

1706, where you will meet your Tour Director. Later, check into your hotel for

a two-night stay in Albuquerque, locally known as “Duke City”. Tonight enjoy

a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers. (D)

More Photos includes a larger map in the Photo Gallery at the bottom of the webpage

Your Organizer

Stevie Jay Travel LLC
58 reviews
Stevie Jay has been leading tours and broadcasting in radio for decades now. He's crazy about his wife, Janet, and their four kids. Bill Owen has been designing custom tours for 50 years and lives in an olive grove. Mary Beth Kuraskek joined us in spring 2018. She has been a tour director for over 17 years. Stevie Jay 217 840 9913; Mary Beth 217 840-8724; Bill 217 619-0202. Our home page is at


We had a great time on this trip, from the experience to the quality of the accommodations and the overall experience was beyond our expectations! Mary Beth did a great job with planning each day as to not overwhelm us in experiences but also show use quality & historical sites. The bus was very comfortable and our driver was five stars. I would definitely do another trip with Stevie J Travel and would recommend everyone go to see the P. Allen Smith Gardens!
By Amanda S for Arkansas Art, Architecture & Gardens on May 03, 2023
Great & varied locations. Excellent organizing & attention to needs of participants by Mary Beth. Good balance of travel time, relax/free time & site visits.
By Dawn S for Arkansas Art, Architecture & Gardens on May 02, 2023
A delightful trip with our wonderful guide Mary Beth Kurasek. Beautiful scenery as well as beautiful artwork. Comfortable accommodations and delicious meals were provided. This was one of my favorite trips.
By Debra E for Arkansas Art, Architecture & Gardens on Apr 26, 2023
By Robert R for Arkansas Art, Architecture & Gardens on Apr 26, 2023
we enjoyed very much the day trip to yuletide celebration! mary beth did a wonderful job with everything! we are looking forward to trip to ARKANSAS also!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
By Robert R for Yuletide Celebration 2022 on Dec 16, 2022
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