Explore Santa Fe's Old Town & the Museum of Art: Private TourPrivate Tour
Explore the old town of Santa Fe on this private walking tour, and learn about the amalgamation of Spanish, Native American, Mexican and American cultures including a visit to the Museum of Art.
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Things to know
Culture Vulture, Family, Friends, History Buffs
You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive
Walking tour: no transportation is included
- English Speaking Guide - Entrance to the Museum of Art
- Gratuities optional - Food and drink are not included - Hotel pick-up and drop-off are not included
Meeting points: Your Guide will meet you at the entrance to 'Five & Dime General Store' at 58 E San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, United States.
What makes this tour special
Discover the highlights of the multicultural, historic, and creative capital city of Santa Fe, New Mexico with an expert private guide, including tickets to the world-renowned Museum of Art.
On your private tour you will:
Begin your private tour near Santa Fe Plaza, the historic gathering place and a National Historic Landmark;
Admire the Palace of the Governors, the old capitol building built in 1610 with traditional adobe (mudbrick in Spanish);
Learn about the history of New Mexico, and its amalgamation of Spanish, Native American, Mexican and American cultures that influenced its art, culture, and cuisine;
Admire the desert views and mountain scenery, soak up the vibrant colours and atmosphere of the city;
Visit the imposing Cathedral Basilica of St Francis of Assisi, a French Romanesque revival style building dedicated to the city’s patron saint;
Stroll along De Vargas Street and see the city’s oldest house, turned small free museum;
Visit the San Miguel Mission (If open at the time of the tour) - the oldest church in America dating back to 1610 dedicated to the Archangel Michael;
Discover a hidden gem on Palace Avenue and learn all about the top-secret ManhattanProject at the nearby research centre Los Alamos;
Pass by the New Mexico History Museum - a fascinating treasure trove of artefacts;
End outside the Museumof Art where your guide will give you tickets and tell you all about this famous art gallery, so you can enjoy the museum at your own pace!
Your tour begins in Santa Fe Plaza, the vibrant, historic and cultural heart of the city. Your tour will explore all the major highlights and a few hidden gems of New Mexico’s capital city. Santa Fe is famous today for its colourful art scene, multicultural and multiethnic music, cuisine, and crafts.
It was founded in 1610 by Spanish settlers, on Native American land - resulting in the Pueblo uprising of 1680. Its complex past means that the city today is a total melting pot of culture and cuisine. It is also famous for the rugged beauty of the mountainous desert landscape and spectacular sunsets.
World famous as a mecca for art, your tour includes tickets to the amazing Museum of Art.
On your private tour, you will see the Palace of the Governors, San Miguel Church (the oldest church in America), the Basilica Cathedral of St Francis, De Vargas Street, and more. Enjoy the banter of market vendors selling beautiful jewellery, crafts, folk art, and photography.
Your tour ends outside the Museum of Art, a century-old museum that evokes all the nostalgia of the Pueblo Revival style associated with Santa Fe architecture. Your guide will give you a thorough introduction to the museum, for you to explore at your own pace, and choose from among the tens of thousands of pieces of artwork to admire across a breadth of styles and periods.
QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.
Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
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