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Highlights Of Route 66 With Mother Road Festival & Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

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Get your kicks on Route 66 with a legendary trip across America. This historic route, which was called the "Main Street of America" for more than 50 years before the advent of the US Interstate system, begins in Chicago, travels through eight states, and ends in Los Angeles. On this trip down memory lane, you’ll visit the major cities along Route 66, see many of the Route 66 museums, and step back in time to when the journey was part of the fun. And you’ll be just in time to experience two special events - the 20th Annual Mother Road Festival and the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta! The annual Mother Road Festival in Springfield, Illinois, brings automobile and motorcycle enthusiasts with hot cars, cool trucks, and vintage bikes together to salute Route 66 and the tradition of the open road. Enjoy classic cars, live entertainment, contests and prizes, and other scheduled activities. On to St. Louis to witness amazing views of the city and the Mississippi River from the top of the 630-foot-tall Gateway Arch. Visit Branson, Missouri – one of America’s most popular entertainment destinations and opt for dinner and a show. Visit the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City to view antique cars and historic documents that help you feel what it was like to travel Route 66. In Albuquerque, watch the colorful spectacle of hundreds of balloons rising into the sky at the early morning Balloon Glow and the Mass Ascension at the International Balloon Fiesta, before continuing your journey. Deviate from Route 66 to see breathtaking scenery at one of the Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon and then experience the excitement of Las Vegas where you can explore the Vegas Strip, take an optional raft trip on the Colorado River, or just relax by the pool. In Los Angeles, you’ll enjoy a tour of Hollywood, the Sunset Strip, Beverly Hills, and finally Santa Monica, the ending point of Route 66. Discover vintage Americana, wide open spaces, and national treasures on this Route 66 tour designed for value-minded travel lovers.

About Cosmos
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One of the greatest things about a Cosmos escorted tour is the peace of mind it provides. We take care of all the details and include transportation, hotels, professional Tour Directors, sightseeing with knowledgeable Local Guides, and even occasional meals—so you can immerse yourself fully in your travel experience! With Cosmos, you enjoy the benefits and convenience of escorted travel, ample free time to explore your destination the way you want, and longer stays in key cities so that you can ...
Sep 25, 2025 through
Oct 10, 2025
Sep 21, 2025 7:00 PM
15 Nights from
$4,039.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
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Day Destination
1 Chicago
2 Chicago
3 Chicago – Pontiac – Springfield - International Route 66 Mother Road Festival
4 Springfield – St. Louis
5 St. Louis – Joplin
6 Joplin – Tulsa – Oklahoma City
7 Oklahoma City – Elk City – Amarillo
8 Amarillo – TucumcAri – Albuquerque
9 Albuquerque
10 Albuquerque – Gallup – Winslow – Williams
11 Williams. Excursion To Grand Canyon National Park
12 Williams – Seligman – Las Vegas
13 Las Vegas
14 Las Vegas – Victorville – Los Angeles
15 Los Angeles
16 Los Angeles
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.