Perfect blend of history, culture, art, shopping and dining!

Santa Fe and Taos, with their expansive histories, have many stories to share with you. Hear these stories while enjoying breathtaking scenery, fine Southwestern cuisine, eclectic art galleries and unique boutique shops! Stay mere steps from the Central Plaza near many museums, shops and restaurants. It’s the right balance between city and nature with a splash of decadence. Go ahead and indulge yourself!

  • 3 nights in the city center of Santa Fe
  • Discover Santa Fe’s Palace of the Governors on a guided tour
  • Visit Chimayo, Taos and the Taos Pueblo
  • Enjoy shopping in Madrid, New Mexico
  • Roundtrip air to/from Albuquerque
  • Day 1

    Fly to Albuquerque arriving in the early afternoon. The Standard Diner, featured by Food Network star Guy Fieri, is your lunch spot. Cruise iconic Route 66 right through the heart of downtown to Old Town Albuquerque. Shop the numerous eclectic boutiques, or just grab an ice cream cone and listen to the soothing music of panflutes. At the San Felipe de Neri Parish, dating back to the early 1700s, take a moment for reflection. Travel the Turquoise Trail, named for the mines producing the signature gem of the Southwest, stopping in Madrid where you might just find yourself a little bauble…or two! Arrive at your hotel in time to take advantage of the nightly complimentary cocktails and buffet spread. Drury Plaza Hotel – 3 nights (L)

  • Day 2

    Get an overview of town during a trolley tour. Take notes and create a plan of action to explore the unique boutiques and galleries. Retrace Santa Fe’s history on a guided tour of the Palace of the Governors. Just outside the door handmade Native American jewelry and pottery are for sale by the local artisans. Enjoy free time in the plaza or an optional visit to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. What a fascinating lady! Tonight’s dinner is at a local favorite, La Casa Sena, featuring imaginative Southwestern cuisine. (FB,D)

  • Day 3

    After a brief visit to New Mexico’s oneof-a-kind capitol to view its extensive art collection, head north to the small town of Chimayo. With a local guide, you’ll discover the Santuario de Chimayo, a famous healing shrine. Visit a small textile shop and learn about centuries-old weaving techniques, still widely practiced today. Visit the Taos Visitors Center and take a short walking tour before free time for lunch on the plaza. Inhabited for over 1,000 years, the Taos Pueblo residents welcome you to learn about their ancient traditions still in practice. Return to Santa Fe in the evening. Enjoy dinner at your leisure at one of the many superb restaurants. (FB)

  • Day 4

    Ascend the Sandia Peak Tramway this morning. Be sure to have your cameras ready to capture the stunning desert landscape! After an included lunch at the peak, board the motorcoach and return to Albuquerque. At the award-winning Pueblo Cultural Center, join a docent-guided tour with time for last minute shopping in the top-notch museum shop before your flight home. (FB,L)

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17th Annual Christmas Mystery Tour

This trip completely sold out from Preview Day responses. Because the trip doesn’t depart for 7 months, we encourage you to put your name on the wait list if you would like to go. There undoubtedly will be some cancellations.

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A Play on the Lake, A Ride to the Sky

Head to Lake Tahoe for a fun overnighter featuring the 1960’s musical, Beehive. An exuberant jukebox celebration of women musicians from the 60’s; Beehive transports audiences on a nostalgic musical journey. The outdoor venue at Sand Harbor is perfect for a summer night of music, laughter, and of course Aqua Net-glistening coiffures! Join your fellow Sports Leisure travelers for a late morning trip to Truckee. Check into the Hampton Inn, don your best 60’s apparel (optional) before dinner at Moody’s before enjoying the show. Imagine, this venue has one of the most stunning backdrops in the world, a Lake Tahoe sunset!
After breakfast at the hotel; depart for Olympic Valley. Squaw Valley is one of the largest ski areas in the United States, and was host site of the entire 1960 Winter Olympics. A tram ride to the summit provides an aerial view of the valley, plus takes you to High Camp for lunch. Visit the Olympic Museum before returning to Sacramento, mid-afternoon.

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A Port, A President and The Pageant of the Masters

Art comes to life at one of the world’s most unique festivals

4 Days · 6 Meals

Your trip includes all accommodations, airfare from Sacramento*, all listed activities and the services of a Sports Leisure Tour Director

*If applicable. Not traveling from Sacramento? Not a problem, just give us a call.

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