For the first time ever, New Mexico visitors (and locals) can enjoy full tour packages designed and hosted by ABQ Trolley Co. NM Xcursions are full-day tour outings in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and surrounding areas. Provided seasonally on AT&SF's newest vehicle, ABQ Trolley X, excursions immerse patrons in local art, culture, nature, and history.
NM Xcursions take place Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from June through October.
Thursdays - Turquoise Trail
Venture off the freeway and onto the Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway. The name comes from the blue-green turquoise first mined by the early Pueblo people dwelling along the Rio Grande. The scenic and historic area encompasses 15,000 square miles in the heart of central New Mexico, linking Albuquerque and Santa Fe. The Turquoise Trail is synonymous with Native American spirituality, Spanish explorers, adventurous mining, and brave pioneers. This excursion showcases the off-beat attractions that make the Turquoise Trail so unique. We'll begin at the you "gotta see it to believe it" Tinkertown Museum located on the road to Sandia Crest. From there, we will head to the funky town of Madrid, home to an array of artists, crafts people and renegades. Enjoy free time on the main drag or a stop at Maggie's Diner, featured prominently in the movie, Wild Hogs. After lunch at the popular Mine Shaft Tavern, we will continue on the Trail to the old mining town of Cerrillos (which doubled as Lincoln, NM, in the movie Young Guns).
This excursion begins at Hotel Albuquerque and includes round-trip transportation, water, lunch and admission to all sites.
Fridays - Santa Fe
Step outside of the adobe box in Santa Fe. This full-day excursion is a unique experience in New Mexico's most traditional city, and it is the perfect tour for visitors who want more from Santa Fe than conventional arts, museums and historic sites. The highlight of the day is Meow Wolf's House of Eternal Return for an other-worldly experience described as "surreal" and "mind-blowing." After leaving Meow Wolf, your guide will take you to lunch at The Burrito Company followed by free time in the historic Santa Fe Plaza where tour guests can take in Santa Fe's collection of shops, museums, and churches.
This excursion begins at Hotel Albuquerque, and includes round-trip transportation, admission to Meow Wolf and lunch.
Saturdays - Acoma
Join us in style on ABQ Trolley X as we venture to the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in North America: Acoma Pueblo. Acoma is more than just a tourist destination. It's part of New Mexico's cultural heritage, and the 28th Historic Site designated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Our guided tour of the Pueblo begins at 10:30am. After the tour, guests can explore the Sky City Cultural Center and Haak'u Museum, the gateway to “Sky City.” After a morning of cultural enrichment at Acoma, we will depart for Laguna Pueblo and lunch at the famous Route 66 Pit Stop for the official hamburger of New Mexico: the green chile cheeseburger (vegetarian options are also available)!
This excursion begins at Hotel Albuquerque, and includes round-trip transportation, admission to Acoma Pueblo, photo permit and lunch.