It all started with an RV, hurtling through the desert, trying to evade the police. From the opening scene of Breaking Bad, viewers have been hooked on the misadventures of Walter White and his family. Since then, the spinoff series Better Call Saul has helped to prolong the Breaking Bad world and let us spend even more time in the underbelly of Albuquerque, the largest city in New Mexico.
Breaking Bad tours have become an increasingly popular way to explore the sights of the Albuquerque we have come to know and love through the lens of the show’s creators. Almost a character in itself, many parts of the fascinating city are now familiar to tens of millions of people who have never even set foot there. A Breaking Bad tour of Albuquerque, particularly one that takes place in an RV, is a great way to visit the many locations used for memorable scenes throughout the series. Here are three of the best.
FROM $45/per person
Getting up close to the locations where famous scenes in Breaking Bad were filmed can be tricky when navigating alone. That’s why this excellent bus tour is the perfect option. Along the way, your guide will point out all the areas of interest, as well as giving details of the filming process behind-the-scenes. Albuquerque (ABQ) has also hosted many other major film and TV productions besides Breaking Bad. This tour touches on those too, with locations for mega franchise films like Terminator, The Avengers and Thor all visited on this two-hour jaunt.
From $80/ per person
The ultimate and unforgettable way to explore the Breaking Bad filming locations of Albuquerque is to do so in an RV that looks exactly like the one used by Walter White to cook his meth. On this tour you’ll cruise through the city for three hours to visit Saul’s office, Jesse’s house, Walter White’s house and the car wash before having lunch at the restaurant used as the location of the infamous Los Pollos Hermanos. Please note that this tour currently only runs once a week, each Sunday.
From $13/ per person
For the Covid era and for all those who are not likely to visit Albuquerque any time soon, there is always the chance to take a virtual RV tour. If you’re locked down and in need of a little escapism, this tour allows you to see 13 separate filming locations from breaking Bad, including the meth lab, Tucco’s hideout and, from the spin-off series Better Call Saul, Chuck McGill’s. The virtual tour gives you 360-degree views, with control to look around in each location as you please, while also being able to access narrator information and drone shots of the location.