Albuquerque Balloon Festival

Aug 14

LA Rail, the premier private car group providing beautiful private car trips is proud to present a private car trip to the famed Albuquerque Balloon Festival! Join us for a 7 day fun excursion.

Day 1 Thursday, October 5th — We will leave Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal at 6:10pm. Our two private railcars will be attached to Amtrak’s “Southwest Chief”, bound for Albuquerque. Join us for dinner in the dining room of TIOGA PASS as we rush thru the suburbs of Los Angeles on our way to famous Cajon Pass. Enjoy a complimentary beverage in the lounge of TIOGA PASS before retiring to your private sleeping car room aboard Pacific Sands. Sleep soundly but awaken early as we pass by the pine forests of Northern Arizona. Arrival at Albuquerque will be at Noon. You will have the entire afternoon to tour Albuqerque. Our cars will be switched off the train and located in an area where we can come and go as we please. Our cars will be available throughout our stay in Albuquerque and will serve as our hotel.

Day 3 Saturday October 7th — Today’s main event – the unbelievable Balloon Fiesta. We will rise early and be transported to the balloon ascension site. The balloons will lift off just after dawn. The view of hundreds of balloons in every color with many riders cannot be missed!.
A variety of events will be available today and you may spend the entire day here or return to town to find other adventures.

Day 4 October 8th Sunday — We will take the Railrunner commuter train to Santa Fe today. You can explore the town on your own. We will have maps and recommended restaurants and places to visit. Return to your train/hotel in Albuquerque on the commuter train when you wish.

Day 5 Monday, October 9th — Cumbres and Toltec Day! We will board a private bus to take us to a day on the famous narrow gauge steam railroad through the spectacular mountain scenery of Northern New Mexico and Colorado!. Lunch will be at the boarding house at the summit of this trip. After the train ride, our bus will transport us back to Albuquerque.

Day 6 Tuesday, October 10th — You will have ample time to continue exploring Albuquerque today or attend another Balloon event as our train is scheduled for a 4:45 PM departure. Savor a relaxing dinner aboard the train as you enjoy the bluffs of New Mexico and the company of new found friends. The porter will prepare the berths for your final night aboard your vintage 1950s Pullman car.

Day 7 — Wednesday, October 11th We return to California and anticipate our arrival back in Los Angeles at approximately 8:15 AM.

Don’t miss this great trip. Book now!

(877-452-7245) for reservations and information.

Price—$2,750 per person includes pullman sleeping car space, all meals aboard the train, continental breakfast every morning while parked in Albuqerque, full beverage service, and attentive wait staff to assure a comfortable, pleasant trip.

Master suites (TIOGA PASS) $3,050.00
(per person, larger rooms)

Price per person (single roomette or shared double bedroom). A $400 deposit per person is required to hold space on this trip. The balance is due 60 days before departure. Refunds within 45 days of the trip will be provided only if the space is resold.

For more information or for answers to your questions, please call Norm at 760 953 9620.

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