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ABQ Trolley Co.

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Address: 800 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone Number:
+1 505-200-2642
10:00 - 15:00
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Tue - Wed 10:00 - 13:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The best first thing to do in Albuquerque. Experience the city from a...

The best first thing to do in Albuquerque. Experience the city from a completely-custom, uniquely-Albuquerque, open-air trolley. 90-minute Best of ABQ city tour includes Historic Old Town, Museum Row, Route 66, Downtown, EDo, Nob Hill, University of New Mexico, sports stadiums, ABQ BioPark and more. (Best of ABQ city tours take place on a climate controlled van November-March.)

Board the TRAMsporter for round-trip transportation to the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway. Let us do the driving while you dine, hike, ride the Tram and enjoy the beautiful sunset views at your leisure.

Explore even more with NM Xcursions. Full-day and half-day guided tours to Santa Fe, cultural sites, Route 66 are available. NM Xcursions vary seasonally.

Tickets, tour dates/times and more available online.

Boarding point: Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town.

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Perfect way to see & hear what ABQ is about

Blake kept us informed and engaged in his tour of Alberquerque. One of the best tours I've enjoyed on my American city touring experiences to date. Bravo!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Debi R
Charleston, South Carolina
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took the recommendation of a trip advisor reviewer and started our Albuquerque stay by boarding an ABQ trolley. They call it a trolley but it was actually a very nice van that held about 8 people. We had a great guide with lots of commentary.

Thank CurlyRocks
Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Blake kept us informed and engaged in his tour of Alberquerque. One of the best tours I've enjoyed on my American city touring experiences to date. Bravo!

Thank Debi R
United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to take a tour of Albuquerque and what a tour it was! We took a heated, Mercedes tour bus. Our tour guy (a bearded gentleman) was fabulous and there was not a pause during the tour without history, local tidbits, interesting and wild facts seeping into our minds. Albuquerque is a wonderful place and ABQ Trolley Co. made... More 

Thank Kerry H
Leavenworth, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour guide, Blake. He gave us a wonderful and very informative tour of his city. We saw museums, restaurants, and other things to explore after our tour, all while riding in a very nice van.

Thank mirvine4433
Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our daughter, son in law and their three kids (10, 6 and 18 months) for the ABQ Trolley Company's Christmas Lights tour. Cool but not cold weather made the 75 minute ride in the open air trolley very comfortable. The trolley does have snap on plastic windows which helps to some degree to protect you from the cool... More 

Thank Van S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very fun evening seeing the Christmas lights around town. Great clips from old Christmas movies and quizzes with prizes. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Deb & Barry

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were part of a large group that had most of the seats in the trolley. Mike, the guide, was very entertaining and informative and kept the group engaged with trivia quizzes (and very cool prizes for the winners). The trolley has plastic windows to keep it a bit warmer than complete open air. They also have blankets available for... More 

Thank CJGinFL
Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

I REALLY enjoyed this tour!! We (one other guest and the guide Blake) went all around Albuquerque and saw ALLOT!! Blake was VERY funny, sweet, pleasant, and informative!! He even gave us some "homework", don't worry, very fun stuff! I recommend this tour to EVERYONE, it only takes about 90min and it goes FAST!! You might even get a special... More 

Thank cntrydancer
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Wow! An Albuquerque gem! Trolley ride, Santa on the train, hot cocoa, cookies, storytelling by Mrs. Claus, magicians, etc. Worth every penny. My kids were in tears when it was over...because it was over. Wish this was more than just 4 nights in December because we would have gone again. Cannot wait until next year! This will now be an... More 

Thank Kimber78
TrolleyGuy66, Manager at ABQ Trolley Co., responded to this review

Wow! We are beyond pleased to have made such an impact on you and your family. We love that you and your family now have one of our tours as something to look forward to annually. The Pinon Express will be back again next season, bigger and better and we look forward to seeing you and the kids there. All... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

It is a fun ride through the downtown area. Jesse our tour guide was terrific! Tripadvisor wanted at least 100 characters for the review so here they are.

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