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$110 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Santa Fe Half-Day Food and History Walking Tour

Meet at 1pm in front of Santa Fe Dry Goods on the Plaza. Over the course of the tour, you'll walk approximately a mile and a half while visiting two sit-down restaurants, a winery tasting room, and one additional food or drink establishment.  What brings this tour to life is the stories behind the restaurants you'll get a chance to visit. You'll learn about how New Mexican food was shaped over centuries by a mixing of different culinary traditions. You will visit both Santa Fe's most traditional "must eat at" Mexican/New Mexican restaurants as well as some of the newest, currently "trending" restaurants. A few favorite stops on this tour are listed below. Please note we visit four of these per tour (not all). Cheesemongers of Santa FeSazonCoyote CafeGruet Winery Tasting RoomNoisy Water Winery La Lecheria New Mexico Craft Ice CreamEl CallejonEloisaDel Charro Saloon Historical and cultural sights you will see are listed below. Please note that we do not visit or go inside any of these sites, but rather they are seen from the exterior and discussed during the historical portion of the tour. Cathedral Basilica of Saint FrancisLoretto ChapelSanta Fe PlazaPalace of the Governors

$110 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Santa Fe Railyard Arts District Food Tour

Meet at 1pm at the Santa Fe Railyard water tower. Over the course of the tour, you'll walk approximately a mile and a half while visiting two sit-down restaurants, a winery or distillery tasting room (depending on the day), and one additional food or drink establishment.  This unique tour focuses on the up and coming Railyard District in Santa Fe. This is home of the new Santa Fe, and you'll get to meet many of the chefs, distillers and brewers that are shaping this area today. Home to one of the top weekly farmers markets in the country, the Railyard District is where the locals go. What brings this tour to life is the stories behind the restaurants you'll get a chance to visit. You'll learn about how the railroad redefined the American Southwest, who Fred Harvey is and how his legacy lives on to this day. You'll also get to explore some of the hidden corners of Santa Fe, learning about how the city has evolved over the last century and where it is heading into the next one. A few favorite stops on this tour are (you will stop at four only): Joseph's of Santa FeCafe SonderSanta Fe Spirits Downtown Tasting RoomState Capital KitchenLa Choza New Mexican RestaurantVivac WinerySecond Street BreweryHistorical and cultural sights you will see include: Santuario De Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe (church built in 1777)Santa Fe Railyard Depot BuildingSITE Contemporary Arts MuseumGross, Kelly & Company historic warehouse buildingSanta Fe Farmer's Market (Tuesday and Saturday tours only)Historic ranchhouses and warehouses (including sites on National Register of Historic Places) PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A WALKING TOUR that covers approximately 1.5 miles (flat). YOU MUST BE ABLE TO COMFORTABLY WALK 1.5 MILES TO ENJOY THIS TOUR.

$115 Walking & Biking Tours

Santa Fe Architectural and Interior Walking Tour

Meet your guide in the lobby of the Hotel St. Francis at 9:20am. Depart at 9:30am for your walking tour around historic Santa Fe. Explore small, winding back roads in the residential district intertwined with Canyon Road’s Gallery area to discover the traditional warmth of the New Mexican Pueblo style, the classic elegance of the Spanish Territorial style, as well as the tall and narrow pitched roofs of the Northern New Mexico style.As you walk along the traditional ‘acequia,’ learn about the history of these water ditches and how they continue to be used today to irrigate private residences and gardens.Cool off with a refreshing prickly pear cactus tea or ‘Cota’ Indian tea along with homemade biscochitos in a traditional inner courtyard. Then, enjoy a flight of Gruet champagne and still wine in the Gruet Tasting Room at the Hotel St. Francis to conclude your tour at approximately 12:30pm.

$140 Day Trips & Excursions

From Santa Fe to Bandelier National Monument Tour with Guide

Bandelier National Park: a journey to the ancient Anasazi ruins of a time gone by. On this tour you will explore the cave dwellings and climb numerous ladders to peek into their homes on the sunny side of Frijoles Canyon. The Pueblo people are descendants of hunters and gatherers who came into the region over 10,000 years ago. “Anasazi” is a Navajo term referring to the ancestors of Pueblo people before the coming of the Spanish. They were farmers who grew maize (corn), beans and squash. Cotton was cultivated and woven into garments. The people made winter blankets ingeniously woven of yucca-fiber string twisted with turkey feathers or strips of rabbit skin. They fashioned tools from animal, bones, wood and local stones such as obsidian and basalt.There is a sense of solitude at Bandelier National Park that is refreshing and relaxing. Enjoy your day exploring with a friendly and knowledgeable guide.

$129 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Taste of Canyon Road Food Tour

Meet at 2pm at the northeast corner of Paseo de Peralta and Canyon Road (in front of the famous "Canyon Road" sign). Over the course of the tour, you'll walk approximately two miles while enjoying a progressive three-course meal spread across three different restaurant stops.  PLEASE NOTE YOU MUST BE IN GOOD WALKING CONDITION as sidewalks are narrow and pavement along Canyon Road is often uneven. Food and wine stops on this tour may include (please note each tour includes three food stops, below are examples from previous tours): Wine and cheese at Café des Artistes Chef's choice with sommelier paired wines and cocktails at El Farol Contemporary Persian cuisine at Milad Persian Bistro Decadent homemade desserts and exotic teas at The Teahouse Art galleries that we visit may include (two galleries per tour): NuArt Contemporary Bindlestick Studio Sage Creek Gallery Historical and cultural sights you will see include: Canyon Road (of course!) Acequia Madre, Santa Fe's historic irrigation system still used today El Zaguan House (historic home dating from early 1800s; currently home to the Historic Santa Fe Foundation) Olive Rush Studio (former home of pioneer female artist, on the Historic Santa Fe Foundation Register of Historic Properties)

$33 Cultural & Theme Tours

Discover Canyon Road Art Tour

Meet your guide, a local art historian and museum educator, on Canyon Road, and kick off the tour with a group discussion about the work on view at a vibrant art gallery. Continue along Canyon Road and take in the historic ambiance and architecture. You'll visit 3-4 more art venues selected to showcase the breadth and depth of artwork on Canyon Road. At each gallery, you'll see a different style of art, get local insight into the work on view, and learn tips for interpreting art that you can use in any gallery or museum. You'll also visit a historic site that evokes the atmosphere of old Canyon Road, when it was a dusty, bohemian art colony. You'll finish the tour by 4pm near the end of Canyon Road, so you'll still have time to hit some other galleries after the tour, or head to happy hour. (Santa Fe is famous for its margaritas, you know!) On this tour, you'll: Discover Canyon Road highlights, hidden gems, and off-the-beaten path art galleries Actively engage with the artwork on view – no spiels or lectures here! Experience the atmospheric charm of Canyon Road Discuss Canyon Road's history and evolution into an internationally celebrated arts district Meet local artists and gallerists Gain a fresh perspective on art

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