Magical Santa Fe, New Mexico’s capital, sits in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. This vibrant city is renowned for its Pueblo-style architecture, creative arts, sumptuous cuisine, and 400-year-old history. Founded as a Spanish colony in 1610, it still boasts a traditional Spanish plaza. Here, local artisans sell beautiful handmade items. In the historic district, crooked streets wind past adobe landmarks including the Palace of the Governors; Loretto Chapel; and the bustling art districts of Canyon Road and the Railyard. Spend a day in Taos, one of America’s most famous art colonies and home to Taos Pueblo. We will also visit Georgia O’Keeffe’s home and studio in Abiquiú; as well as Ghost Ranch, depicted in many of her paintings.
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- Departure Dates
Jun 12, 2022 - Jun 17, 2022
LA POSADA DE SANTA FE, A TRIBUTE PORTFOLIO RESORT & SPA
Set on six beautifully landscaped acres just steps from the historic Plaza, La Posada is the only resort in downtown Santa Fe. Authentic adobe-style architecture, distinctive accommodations, award-winning service, tranquil spa escapes, culinary discoveries, and a subtle sense of Southwestern magic and charm come together to create the ultimate New Mexico getaway.
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June 12 - DEPARTURE / ALBUQUERQUE
Arrive independently into Albuquerque International Airport by early afternoon and join a group transfer to Santa Fe. Enjoy a welcome reception and dinner tonight at a special venue.
June 13 - SANTA FE
Drive up Old Santa Fe Trail this morning. Visit the Loretto Chapel to see the Miraculous Staircase, a spiral staircase with no visible means of support that has been the subject of films, television specials, and articles. Afterward, stop at one of the oldest houses in the United States, and historic San Miguel Mission. At the state capital building, known as the Round House, view the extensive collection of art. Then, drive up to Museum Hill with a stop at Journey’s End, a monumental bronze sculpture. After lunch, take an awe-inspiring docent-led tour of the Museum of International Folk Art before a special visit to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.
June 14 - SANTA FE
This morning, take a private tour of the Allan Houser Sculpture Gardens, where we will be greeted by the director. Lunch is at the eclectic mining town and artist community of Madrid. Visits to galleries will delight your artistic palates! On an “insider’s” drive back to town, see some amazing sculptural outdoor pieces created by artists at a former foundry. We’ll pass through “Little Chihuahua,” a predominantly Hispanic enclave of businesses owned by immigrants from Chihuahua, Mexico.
June 15 - TAOS
Drive up the “low road” along the Rio Grande and take a guided tour of the historic Taos Pueblo. Enjoy a private visit to the Millicent Rogers Museum, where a highlight is the stunning turquoise jewelry collection owned by the fashion icon, for whom the museum is named. Then, take the “high road” home with several stops in Chimayo. At Centinela Traditional Arts, meet Lisa and Irvin Trujillo (based on availability). Irvin is a sixth-generation master weaver whose tapestries are part of museum collections worldwide. See the well-preserved Santuario de Chimayo, a frequently visited pilgrimage site built in the 1600s. Pilgrims believe the dirt from this small shrine’s back room can heal spiritual and physical ailments.
June 16 - SANTA FE
Today, enjoy a private participatory cooking class and home visit with an included lunch. Embark on a guided walking tour of Canyon Road and meet local artists, or take some time to explore Santa Fe on your own. Gather for a festive farewell dinner this evening.
June 17 - ALBUQUERQUE/RETURN
After breakfast, a group transfer to the Albuquerque Airport will be offered.
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