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Santa Fe "The City Different”

Wednesday, April 10, 2013                     9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.                       $85.00                             Click here to register

This morning travel north to historic and picturesque Santa Fe via the Turquoise Trail. Upon arrival in Santa Fe, take a guided walking tour visiting such points of interest as the historic Plaza, St. Francis Cathedral, the Loretto Chapel with its famous "miraculous” staircase, and the San Miguel Mission. Founded in 1610, Santa Fe is the heart and soul of the Southwest and "Santa Fe Style” is synonymous with all the best the region has to offer. Enjoy a hosted lunch at a popular restaurant located just off the Plaza. After lunch, you may continue to explore on your own or indulge in a southwestern shopping spree at the many unique specialty stores and galleries around the Plaza. Nearly all of the city’s main cultural attractions are also within walking distance of the Plaza, including the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and the Palace of the Governors.

PRICE INCLUDES: Motor coach transportation; professional tour guide; walking tour of historic Santa Fe with admission to the Loretto Chapel and San Miguel Mission; lunch; bottled water on coach; guide and driver gratuities; all applicable taxes. Does not include alcoholic beverages with meal.

Acoma "Sky City” Pueblo

Wednesday, April 10, 2013                9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.                       $79.00                                     Click here to register

Your destination today is Acoma Pueblo, known as "Sky City”, located in the spectacular West-Central Plateau of New Mexico. Acoma Pueblo, situated 350 feet above an outstretched valley atop a massive sandstone mesa at 7,000 feet above sea level, is the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the United States. Archeologists put the initial occupation of the pueblo around 1150 AD. The first Europeans, led by Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, visited Acoma in 1540. A pueblo member will take you on a 3/4 – mile leisurely guided tour of the village, explaining the culture and history of the tribe. The 360-degree views from Acoma are breathtaking and offer many photo opportunities. The tour includes a camera permit, but note that video recorders and camera phones are prohibited. After the tour, enjoy a buffet lunch at Sky City Casino’s Huwaka Restaurant before heading back to Albuquerque.

NOTE: Due to unpaved and uneven terrain, Acoma is not wheelchair accessible. Acoma Pueblo reserves the right to schedule closures for tribal and ceremonial purposes.

PRICE INCLUDES: Motor coach transportation; professional tour guide; admission to Acoma Pueblo and guided tour with camera permit; lunch at Sky City Casino; bottled water on coach; guide and driver gratuities; all applicable taxes. Does not include alcoholic beverages with meal.

Lunch and Tour of the Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum

Wednesday, April 10, 2013                    12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.                               $70.00                     Click here to register

Travel to the Rio Grande Valley and enjoy fun, food and music at El Pinto New Mexican Restaurant! El Pinto is regarded by locals and visitors alike as the place for the finest in traditional New Mexican cooking. After lunch, continue on to the Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum for a guided tour. Albuquerque is famous for its International Balloon Fiesta, when each October the skies above the Duke City are filled with the dazzling colors of hundreds of hot air balloons. This spectacular site is the world's premiere facility dedicated to the art, culture, science, history, sport and spectacle of ballooning and features one of the finest collections of ballooning equipment and memorabilia in the world.

PRICE INCLUDES: Motor coach transportation; professional tour guide; buffet lunch; admission and tour of the Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum; guide and driver gratuities; all applicable taxes. Does not include alcoholic beverages with meal.

Dinner and Old Town Ghost Tour

Thursday, April 11, 2013                                         5:30 p.m. –9:30 p.m.                           $109.00           Click here to register

This evening, enjoy dinner in Old Town at Seasons Rotisserie and Grill, a very stylish restaurant located off the historic Plaza with a warm, contemporary decor. After dinner you will take a Ghost Tour of Old Town. Legends, folklore, ghost stories and history come to life as you depart on an intriguing excursion through 300 years of haunted history. Old Town was founded in 1706, and for more than three centuries people have lived and died around the Old Town Plaza. The historic buildings and dark alleys conceal the long-forgotten secrets of battles, murders, hangings and hidden cemeteries. Professional Tour Guides escort you on a 90-minute, lantern-lit adventure. 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. Residents, employees and tourists have all experienced unexplained phenomena.

PRICE INCLUDES: Motor coach transportation; professional tour guide; buffet dinner; guided Old Town Ghost Tour; guide and driver gratuities; all applicable taxes. Does not include alcoholic beverages with meal.

Santa Fe "The City Different”

Saturday, April 13, 2013                                 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.                             $85.00                   Click here to register

This morning travel north to historic and picturesque Santa Fe via the Turquoise Trail. Upon arrival in Santa Fe, take a guided walking tour visiting such points of interest as the historic Plaza, St. Francis Cathedral, the Loretto Chapel with its famous "miraculous” staircase, and the San Miguel Mission. Founded in 1610, Santa Fe is the heart and soul of the Southwest and "Santa Fe Style” is synonymous with all the best the region has to offer. Enjoy a hosted lunch at a popular restaurant located just off the Plaza. After lunch, you may continue to explore on your own or indulge in a southwestern shopping spree at the many unique specialty stores and galleries around the Plaza. Nearly all of the city’s main cultural attractions are also within walking distance of the Plaza, including the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and the Palace of the Governors.

PRICE INCLUDES: Motor coach transportation; professional tour guide; walking tour of historic Santa Fe with admission to the Loretto Chapel and San Miguel Mission; lunch; bottled water on coach; guide and driver gratuities; all applicable taxes. Does not include alcoholic beverages with meal. 

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Package includes:

  • Light continental breakfast
  • Traditional champagne toast
  • Approximately 1 hour flight
  • Commemorative champagne flute
  • First flight certificate
  • Official flight lapel pin

NASBITE International conference attendees will be picked up at the Embassy Suites at approximately 6:15 a.m. and be dropped off at the Embassy Suites at approximately 9:30 a.m.

Special rate for NASBITE conference attendees: $159.00 (registration deadline April 1, 2013)

Booking code: NAS

Click here to register

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