Victoria – Albuquerque
Depart Victoria this afternoon and connect in Seattle to our flight to Albuquerque. Transfer by coach to Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town for a two-night stay.
Guided walking tour of Old Town this morning and a visit to the Albuquerque Museum in the afternoon. Welcome dinner at Antiquity Restaurant, within easy walking distance of our hotel. (B/D)
Albuquerque – Santa Fe
This morning we depart Albuquerque for Santa Fe, stopping en route at Sandia Peak to ride the tramway ride – the world’s longest – and enjoy an 11,000 square mile panoramic view of New Mexico. From there we continue along the Turquoise Trail to Madrid for lunch on our own and time to browse in the galleries and shops.
Continue to Santa Fe, where we spend six nights at The Inn of the Governors. Transfer to the opera this evening for the Prelude Talk and our first performance, Candide (music by Leonard Bernstein) (B)
This morning we enjoy a guided open-air tram tour of Santa Fe. Remainder of the day is free until the optional opera (at an additional cost), Dr. Atomic, this evening. Composed by John Adams, with libretto by Peter Sellars, this story takes place in the summer of 1945, leading up to the detonation of the first atomic bomb. (B)
This morning we have a one-hour back stage tour of the Santa Fe Opera. Remainder of the day free until the Prelude Talk and our second opera this evening, Puccini’s Madame Butterfly. (B)
Santa Fe – Taos – Santa Fe
Full-day guided tour to Taos and its Pueblo. We will have a one hour guided tour of the Pueblo, followed by time for lunch and browsing in Taos. Return to Santa Fe, stopping at Chimayo to visit the El Santuario church and Centinela Weavers en route. Tonight is our third opera, Rossini’s comedy, The Italian Girl in Algiers. (B)
Free day today until the Prelude Talk and our final opera this evening, Strauss’s enchanting and witty Ariadne Auf Naxos. (B)
Visit to the Tesuque Glass Works and Shidoni Galleries. Our farewell dinner this evening at restaurant close to our hotel. (B/D)
Santa Fe – Albuquerque – Victoria
Transfer by coach to Albuquerque Airport and catch our return flights to Victoria. (B)
Fees and registration
|Tour dates||Aug. 4 – 12, 2018|
|Total tour cost (based on double occupancy)||$5,495.00|
|Early bird cost*||$5,345.00|
INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR: • Return airfare and land transportation • Accommodation • Many meals, as indicated in tour itinerary • Admissions and excursions • Baggage handling at hotels, where available
To ensure a place on this tour a nonrefundable deposit of $500 is required with the registration form by April 20, 2018 (provided space is still available). The balance of payment is due on April 27, 2018.
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