Kicks on Route 66 - Itinerary
Your five-hour tour begins at the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town (800 Rio Grande Blvd NW) at 10:00 a.m., and your guide will greet you in the lobby. After introductions, we will board ABQ Trolley X and begin our Route 66 adventure.
We'll cruise along the Mother Road to Nob Hill where historic Route 66 era buildings now house truly unique restaurants and shops. Here, you can choose to take a walking tour led by your NM Xcursions guide or explore the area on your own. This is a great place to grab a cup of coffee, photograph neon signs or wander through historic buildings looking for the perfect local souvenir.
After our morning of exploration, we'll be ready for a meal at the 66 Diner. This 50's style diner will take us back in time as we get to know each other over lunch.
Refueled and ready for another adventure, we drive to Downtown Albuquerque for a tour led by your NM Xcursions guide. We'll visit a trading post built in 1939, which still sells traditional Native American art. We'll admire the historic KiMo Theater and its pueblo deco design. Finally, we will stop for photographs at the only place of its kind in the country: the intersection of Route 66 and Route 66.
Our final destination is the Albuquerque Museum, where a docent will guide us through their interactive history gallery: Only in Albuquerque. Any remaining time in the Museum can be spent exploring the New Mexican art collection or the beautiful sculpture garden.
After our tour, we'll return to Hotel Albuquerque by 3:30 p.m. where we will say goodbye.