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“Good for only certain situations”
Review of ABQ Trolley Co.

ABQ Trolley Co.
Ranked #3 of 42 Tours in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The best first thing to do in Albuquerque! Spend a day exploring Albuquerque’s top attractions aboard the open-air ABQ Trolley*. Join us for our hop-on, hop-off "Best of ABQ" guided city tour through Old Town, Nob Hill, Downtown and more. Riders can hop-on and hop-off the Trolley throughout the day, or ride the 120-minute loop once for a traditional tour experience. Riders initially board the Trolley at Hotel Albuquerque near Old Town (800 Rio Grande NW). Join us for a variety of "speciality tours" on the Trolley and in our Mercedes Sprinter van, including: Breaking Bad tours, TRAMsporter to the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway, NM Xcursion day trips, the Hopper Brew Cruise, and more. Tickets and tour dates/times available online! *The Best of ABQ city tour take place in our climate-controlled van from November-March. The ABQ Trolley is an Albuquerque Tourism & Sightseeing Factory (AT&SF) production. All aboard!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking, Activities for young children
Reviewed 5 August 2017

While there’s nothing wrong with ABQ Trolley, the limited route through Albuquerque is rather limited. With unlimited public transportation at $3 per day, why pay a premium price to travel, basically, Central Avenue? I belated learned this. ABQ Trolley, however, appears to be a good value for ventures outside the city, such as Balloon Festival Park and Sandia Tramway. I needed only the basic city tour, and found that city buses passed by on Central Avenue far more frequently, especially since I wanted to visit sights every few blocks along Central Avenue: 66 Diner, KiMo, Holocaust Memorial, Old Town, ABQ Museum, etc. Granted, I don’t have ambulation issues—unless I’ve had too many margaritas☺ ABQ Trolley is great to get an overview of the city, but phenomenal and inexpensive public transportation outweighs the benefits. $20 for a two-hour tour, plus an extra $10 for hop-on-hop-off is excessive, though the guide’s narrative is informative.

1  Thank DeanMurphy2020
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Erin S, Manager at ABQ Trolley Co., responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hi Dean,

Thank you for riding with us on our ABQ Trolley tour, and for taking the time to write us a review. While we agree that the city bus and exploring on foot are great ways to get around in Albuquerque, we feel that AT&SF offers a unique experience outside of just transportation by providing a fully guided tour, an All Star discount brochure to each guest, and recommendations on things to do throughout the city. We hope that our city overview and your guide's recommendations indeed proved helpful during your visit, and that you'll come back and join us on another tour offering in the future.

Safe travels!

Erin Scott
Operations Manager
Albuquerque Tourism & Sightseeing Factory (AT&SF)

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Reviewed 2 August 2017

Interesting and entertaining trolley tour of Albuquerque. Took the best of Albuquerque 2 hour tour one day, which was thorough and fun, and included some Breaking Bad sites. Then used the hop on/ hop off service the next day for transport to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. The narrated tour was still interesting the second time around! Learned a lot.

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Erin S, Manager at ABQ Trolley Co., responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hi Lisa,

Thank you for joining us on the Trolley and for taking the time to leave us a review. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour and took advantage of our hop-on, hop-off ticket! Come back and see us again soon - safe travels,

Erin Scott
Operations Manager
Albuquerque Tourism & Sightseeing Factory (AT&SF)

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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

we have done many of these tours in many cities. this one was interesting in that is on an open air trolley good narration and easy to hear.
even though it was hot there was a nice breeze.
it is a bit odd in that there are really in that many neighborhoods are run down and not overly intersting. I think 20 or 25$ per person might be more in line
overall lots of interesting facts

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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

This was so fun! Had a blast! Guide was so fun, had game questions about show during tour. Everyone had so much fun! Learned so much about Albuquerque and about the movie industry. Would make sure to do this if ever watched the show

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

If you are new to ABQ like we were, this is a great starting point to learn about the history of the city and all the various entertainments the city has to offer. Highly recommend this trolley tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and personable. And if you are a shopper, they give you a brochure with a list of stores/attractions that honor a discount for tour participants. Hotel Albuquerque is beautiful as well.

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