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Southwest Chief with Santa Fe and Albuquerque

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Venture from the heart of the Midwest to the American Southwest on this exciting adventure from Chicago, Illinois to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

This tour is no longer on sale as an independent tour. Alternative similar tours are listed below.

Travel on your own following a well-planned itinerary

2022 Tour code: GC-SCSW-22

Itinerary

Day 1 - Travel from Chicago to Lamy, NM

Arrive in Chicago independently, and make your way to historic Union Station. Your journey begins as you board the Southwest Chief, traveling across Illinois, crossing the mighty Mississippi, and continuing through the Midwest en route to New Mexico. Visit the Sightseer Lounge with its floor-to-ceiling windows offering impressive views of the picture-perfect scenery passing before you. Overnight train. 

Day 2 - Quick Transfer from Lamy to Santa Fe

Arrive in Lamy, NM this afternoon. Once in town, there is approximately an hour of free time to grab a bite to eat or shop before catching the bus to Santa Fe. At less than an hour in length, the bus ride is quick and allows ample time for initial sightseeing once in Santa Fe. Overnight Santa Fe. 

Day 3 - Out and About in Santa Fe

Today you are on your own to explore Santa Fe. Visit the Georgia O'Keefe Museum, stroll through Santa Fe Plaza and Canyon Road, or hike the Puye Cliff Dwellings. Travel around on the Loretto Line, a tram tour which provides an in-depth look at some of Santa Fe's most significant sites. Overnight Santa Fe.

Day 4 - Transfer to Albuquerque

Departing in either the late morning or early afternoon, the Rail Runner train transfers guests from Santa Fe to Albuquerque. The train station in Albuquerque is located in the heart of the Downtown area, so dining, entertainment, shopping and more are within close proximity upon arrival. Overnight Albuquerque. 

Day 5 - Tour Albuquerque

Learn more about the art, history and culture of the city on a scheduled tour with the Albuquerque Trolley Company. Historic Route 66, Old Town, Museum Row, the railyards and even some historically significant neighborhoods are included with the tour, which begins at 11 a.m. Overnight Albuquerque. 

Day 6 - End of Journey

Your journey through America's Southwest concludes upon checkout at your hotel.