Albuquerque offers many unique tour opportunities to explore its past and present. These are the best of the tours of Albuquerque.
If you are wondering what to see in Albuquerque, the ABQ Trolley Co. will let you visit some of the best places in town. The open-air trolley tour explores 18 miles of Albuquerque and lasts 85 minutes. It offers a front-row seat to the sounds and sights of Albuquerque and provides a unique city tour designed to help people fall in love with the city. Included in the sights on the Best of ABQ City Tour are Old Town, the historic Barelas neighborhood, Museum Row, Historic Route 66, Downtown, the Grande Botanic Garden, Rio Grande Zoo, Tingley Beach, Nob Hill, and much more.
You also get an ABQ Trolley Co All Stars brochure. This offers you discounts and freebies for many restaurants and shops around town.
Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals offers fun and easy bicycle tours throughout Albuquerque, as well as bicycle rentals, repairs, and other bicycle-related services. Bicycle tours include scenic bike tours around the city, gourmet tours that include visits to restaurants and eateries and samplings along the way, and specialty bike tours, led by knowledgeable Albuquerque locals with a passion for their city. The guides are knowledgeable both on the trail and off recommending excellent places to visit and eat.
Self-guide tours are also available, where you can explore the city on your own. Different types of bikes are available for rent and use, including hybrid bikes, mountain bikes, city cruisers, road bikes, and tandems.
Offering a unique take on sightseeing tours, the Duke City Pedaler is a 14-passenger ‘party bike’ that cruises around the streets of Albuquerque, stopping at various pubs, bars, and restaurants throughout the city. Also known as ‘pedal pubs ‘and ‘pedibuses’, the Duke City Pedaler party bike is an eco-friendly, multi-passenger bicycle that is powered by 10 pedaling customers, with electric motor assistance.
Each pedaler has a comfortable seat at the ‘bar’, where they can relax with a beer while pedaling. The rear of the bike has four extra seats for non-pedaling guests. The 14 passenger party-on-wheels is only suitable for adults. They also offer coffee-themed tours where you can pedal to the Downtown Grower’s Market where you can snack, shop or sip java.
Get to know Albuquerque with an interesting and fun-filled Tours of Old Town adventure. The 75-minute history walking tours give you the chance to explore well-hidden architectural gems and often-missed sights, as well as the excellent museums and galleries scattered about the city.
You can also “get your spook on” with a 90-minute, lantern-lit ghost tour. You will search for the lost souls of early residents, Civil War phantoms, spooks, specters, wandering apparitions and over one dozen other ghosts who have made Old Town their eternal home. Learn the history and basics of Ghost Hunting as you hear the chilling stories of actual events. Old Town is one of the most actively haunted locations in North America.
The tours are not just about the thrill or attraction ride, but also about history, culture, geology and wildlife. It is an amazing adventure. The tours cover the very interesting history of the people and the land. You will visit Indian ruins, fossil sites, watering holes and see many gorgeous wild horses along the way.
Just be prepared for lots of bumping and you might end up with a few bruises from bumping around on the roll bars.
Albuquerque is famous for their annual hot air balloon festival and what better way to get to know Albuquerque than an aerial tour with Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloons. Albuquerque at sunrise from above is definitely an unforgettable view. The hot air balloon ride offers a Gorgeous bird’s eye view of the landscape surrounding Albuquerque.
Rainbow Ryders has the most experience of all the companies in the area. They are very concerned with your safety and make sure you are not only safe but also have great photo opportunities and experiences.
The true Southwest awaits you in Albuquerque. These are the best tours to experience it.