Albuquerque sightseeing tours give visitors the chance to explore the city while learning interesting facts and stories about the local area. Sightseers have a good choice of tours, which include walking tours, ghost tours, pedicab tours and even tours on tandem bicycles. Here are some of the best sightseeing tours to be found in Albuquerque:
ABQ Trolley Co.
The ABQ Trolley rolls out for sightseeing tours of some of the city's most famous and quirky sights. The open air trolley rolls through town while its two guides provide insights, stories and a great time. Find out where movies and television shows are filmed, where to eat red and green (chile, that is), how to do the Lobo howl, and more. Enjoy wine tours, food tours, brewery tours, Route 66 sign tours, Breaking Bad tours and more. ABQ Trolley Tours are pet-friendly. The Trolley Company also now has ABQ Trolley X, an enclosed vehicle that offers tours in the winter months.
Old Town Walking Tours
From mid-March through mid-December, the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History offers walking tours of Old Town several days a week. The museum also has tours of its sculpture garden. The Albuquerque Museum is located directly adjacent to Old Town.
Quiet Waters Paddling Tours
Outdoor adventurers will love sightseeing from the seat of a kayak or canoe. Paddle the Rio Grande, and relax while getting to know the birds and creatures who live along the way. The scenic Sandias are the backdrop to this relaxing and fun tour. Don't rule this one out if you don't have a car; they can pick you up from the Rail Runner station if you take the train.
Routes Bicycle Tours offers guided tours and self-guided tours from the seat of a bike. They'll provide the information, maps, and insights into some of the city's most popular sites, including Old Town and the river trail. Don't miss the special seasonal tours to Balloon Fiesta and to see the luminarias at holiday time. See the city as the locals do. Trailers are available for young children.
Tours of Old Town
Experience a walking tour through Old Town, one of the oldest and most historic areas of the city. Tours take place day or night, and special tours include history tours, moonlight tours, and ghost tours. You'll learn about the legends and lore of Albuquerque.
New Mexico Jeep Tours
For those who like a bit of adventure, take a jeep tour and see some of the spectacular landscape around both Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Learn about the history and culture of some unique sites.