HISTORY, Legends & Lore
Certified Tour Guides dispel the rumors and myths with authentic information about the “Duke City” as they escort you on an exciting adventure through time. Embark on a 75-minute walking tour which takes you through the streets and alleys of one of the oldest towns in North America.
Life has flourished in the Land of Enchantment for thousands of years. Many early American Indian tribes inhabited nearby pueblos and the Spanish Conquistadors explored the Southwest in search of the mythical Seven Cities of Gold.
Old Town was founded in 1706, over seventy years before the United States became a country, and has thrived on the banks of the Rio Grande for centuries.
Uncover Old Town's unusual and well-hidden architectural details. Reminisce about the early southwest pioneers’ daily struggle to survive. Relive the sights and sounds of the Civil War as Confederate soldiers entered the Plaza. Imagine early merchants as they traveled the Santa Fe Trail for trade.
Tours include historical photos, interesting trivia and fun facts of Albuquerque and the state of New Mexico.
This tour is perfect for both locals and visitors to the Land of Enchantment. Step back in time and experience our History, Legends & Lore.
HISTORY Tours held:
Friday through Wednesday (Closed Christmas Day):
- 10 am
- 12 pm
- 2 pm
- 4 pm
Thursday: By advance reservations only for Groups of 4 or more people.
Private History Tours may be scheduled at the time of your choice for Groups of 4 people or more.
Call for reservations: (505) 246-TOUR.
- $10.00 Adults
- $9.00 Seniors (55 & older)
- $9.00 Military (with ID)$9.00 College (with ID)
- $8.00 Students (ages 13 - 17)
- $5.00 Youth (ages 6 - 12)
- Children ages 5 and under are FREE (when accompanied by an adult)
10/12/07 - Betty A. - Lake Charles, Louisiana
History, Legends & Lore - Private Group Tour
Our Leisure Learning group had a wonderful time with your tour guides. The group said it was the best tour they had had all trip, and we had tours in San Angelo and three different ones in Santa Fe!
Many, many thanks for making our group feel so welcome.
Thanks bunches, Betty A.
Private Group Tours
We specialize in Group Tours! Tours of Old Town will work with you to customize an experience that your guests will always remember.
Our Tours provide quality entertainment and are perfect for any size Business Convention, Rehearsal Dinner, Family Reunion, Birthday Party or other special celebration.
Groups of 6 people or more
You pick the starting location (Old Town Albuquerque, a restaurant, your hotel lobby)
You select the subject matter (History, Ghosts, Magic or a combination of all three)
You choose the day and time of your tour
You choose the length of your tour
We do the rest!
The basic charge for a History Tour is $90.00 for a group of 10 adults.
The basic charge for a Ghost, Magic or Moonlight Tour is $180.00 for a Group of 10 adults.
Greater discounts are offered for larger Groups. We can accommodate Groups of up to 200 people at one time.
If more than one Tour Guide is required for your group, extra charges will apply.
Call for more information: (505) 246-TOUR
Presentations & Story Tellers
Tours of Old Town's fun and knowledgeable Guides join you at your event to present entertaining details of our History, Ghosts or Magic Tours. Presentations are catered to your needs.
Perfect for classrooms, business lunches and parties of all types.
Speaker Presentation Rate: $75.00 per hour (one-hour minimum required)
Our Certified Historical Guides will "step-on" to your bus or charter. History, Magic, Ghosts, Legends & Lore ~ and MORE!
We turn your group's travel into an adventure by filling the journey with interesting trivia and historical details about the Land of Enchantment.
Tours of Old Town provides comprehensive step-on guide service to tour groups in Albuquerque. Our Guides are experts on local history, and we can tailor a package to your interests. Architecture, social history, ethnic heritage, geology, ghosts and hauntings — whatever your interest, we can entertain and inform your group while riding to Old Town or to one of Albuquerque’s popular museums or other local attractions.
Spending the night in Albuquerque with nothing to do in the evening? We can bring historical and technical presentations to your hotel for evening entertainment, or we can organize an intriguing night-time exploration of Old Town. Tours of Old Town can also arrange your dinner reservations at one of Old Town’s award winning restaurants.
Do you have just a short time to stay with us? Our custom packages for step-on services range from one hour to all day.
We know the best places to show you if you only have limited time to spend in the Duke City.
Step-on Guide Rate: $75.00 per hour (one-hour minimum required)
Let us help you to discover the Land of Enchantment!
Call for more information: (505) 246-TOUR
By the participation in any of our Tours or Scavenger Hunts, the participant as well as any heirs or assignees agree to hold harmless and release, both now and in perpetuity, Tours of Old Town and its agents, employees, contractors and or representatives from any and all liability, injury, accident, death, harm, financial loss or incidental damages or any other circumstance arising from or that may occur during, immediately preceding or following or is in any way related to participation in said activity, whether or not due to omission, negligence, incompetence, failure or any other reason on the part of or by Tours of Old Town. Participant understands that said activity may be physically strenuous, emotionally disturbing and potentially hazardous, and agrees that they are in adequate physical and mental condition to participate as well as adequately outfitted and clothed. Tours and Scavenger Hunts are for entertainment purposes only.