City Tours—choose a time, date and tour company of your choice:
(These companies are not affiliated and offer separate tour packages.
Call ahead to check seasonal scheduling/availability.)
HISTORIC WALKS OF SANTA FE Eldorado Hotel & Spa, 309 E. San Francisco St. La Posada Hotel, 330 E. Palace Ave., and Plaza Galeria, 66 E. San Francisco St.
Presented by Historic Walks of Santa Fe and featured on Good Morning America, these historic/cultural tours are led by professional museum guides who provide commentary on the rich history, cultures, architecture, and art of Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico. Visit the most historic sites including St. Francis Cathedral, Loretto Chapel and the State Capitol. DAILY departures: 9:30 am from the Eldorado Hotel, 9:30 am from La Posada, and 10:00 am from the Plaza Galeria.
NOTE: Historic/Cultural Tours offered on Friday, Saturday & Sunday @ 9:30 am ONLY departing from the Eldorado Hotel Lobby in January/February.
Eldorado Tours depart from Eldorado Hotel at 9:30am & 1:30pm, from the Hilton Santa Fe at 9:35am & 1:35pm, and from St. Francis Hotel at 9:45am & 1:45pm. Tickets: ＄14 per person; for more information, call 505-986-8388 or visit www.historicwalksofsantafe.com.
SANTA FE DISCOVERY WALKING TOUR Walking Tours of Santa Fe, the best way to get acquainted with "The City Different," daily at 10 am, meet in the La Fonda Hotel lobby. 90 min walk around downtown historical sites, including several historical buildings, information on culture, cuisine, shopping and history. NOTE: tours not conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays during winter months Dec-Feb. ＄14, child under 12 free with adult. No reservation needed. Call 505-983-7774 or 505-470-6896 for more information. Also ask about Ghost Tours and Chocolate Tours by the Veterans Guide Guild.
A WELL-BORN GUIDE/HAVE PH.D., WILL TRAVEL: Various Tours Experience unique, entertaining and informative tours with a local professional historian. Regularly scheduled and custom tour experiences. Step-on guide services.
Ghost Tour Sundays & Thursdays;
Artists and Acequias Mondays;
Bread 'n' Chocolate Tuesdays & Fridays;
Fun, Games 'n' History in Cemeteries Wednesdays;
Bars and Brothels Wednesdays and Saturdays;
Jewish Legacy Thursdays;
Women's History Thursdays.
PO Box 1601
Santa Fe, NM 87504
“If the name doesn't draw you in, the tours will.”—Lonely Planet
NEW MEXICO MUSEUM OF ART The museum offers art walking tours of Santa Fe April - November (weather permitting). Guided by one of our docents, the tours highlight the art and architectural history of downtown Santa Fe. Tours leave at 10:00 a.m. on Mondays from the gift shop steps of the New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 West Palace Avenue, on the Plaza in Santa Fe. From June-August, we also offer tours on Fridays at 10:00 a.m.
Cost: ＄10 per person, children 18 and under free. Proceeds support education programs at the New Mexico Museum of Art.
NEW MEXICO HISTORY MUSEUM Ever wonder why there's an obelisk in the middle of the Santa Fe Plaza? Have you noticed the gargoyles on top of the Catron Building? Where was the gambling hall? Which tucked-away building held a Manhattan Project secret?
Find out by taking a Downtown Walking Tour led by New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors guides. The tours are held April 13 through Oct. 17, Monday-Saturday, beginning at 10:15 a.m. No tours on Sundays. Gather at the Palace Courtyard's Blue Gate just south of the History Museum entrance at 113 Lincoln Ave. Cost is ＄10. Children 16 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Museum guides do not accept tips. (No tours are offered on the Saturdays when large events are held on the Plaza, such as Spanish Market and Santa Fe Fiesta.)
Each tour lasts about 2 hours and features a leisurely pace with plenty of opportunities to ask questions. Enjoy stories of the people and events that have made Santa Fe a world-class tourist destination. Los Compadres del Palacio, a support group of the New Mexico History Museum, operates the program with guides who are trained in Santa Fe history. (Many are also guides at the History Museum and Palace of the Governors.) Proceeds from the tours benefit the museum's programs and events.
Special group tours can be arranged by calling (505) 476-5200.
THE ORIGINAL SANTA FE GHOST TOUR Ghost Tour: Stories of Santa Fe's ghosts of the Plaza area by a guide who has been spooking about for 23 years. By reservation: 605-983-7774
"My name is Peter Sinclaire, and I have been doing this ghost walk since 1993. I have interacted with over 2000 ghostwalkers, so on the tour you'll also hear about the experiences of tour participants with Santa Fe's spirits. My weekly tour departs Hotel St. Francis Saturday evenings---＄14 per person. Now offered March to November on Friday eves from La Fonda Hotel. Want a private ghost walk? Custom tours for groups any dayǃ Take a walk on the Spirit Side. How about a MegaGhost Tour with over 20 different ghosts in about 3 hours? Please call for details: 505-983-7774."
SANTA FE ART TOURS Canyon Road Quickie: Explore Santa Fe's famous Canyon Road on this short and sweet conversational walking tour, every Friday at 2 pm.
SF Art tours also gives themed tours on semi-regular and one-time bases; please contact for information: 505-985-528, santafearttours.com.
Find other tours around Santa Fe at SantaFe.org.
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