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New trolley tour showcases “Better Call Saul” filming locations

trolleyguysfromfileALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A local trolley company known for its “Breaking Bad” tour is ready to take a new ride based on the show’s spinoff.

ABQ Trolley Co. will launch a new “Saul Tour” this month, showcasing sites seen in “Better Call Saul,” a “Breaking Bad” prequel now wrapping its first season on AMC.

Both “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul” are set and filmed in Albuquerque.

The new two-hour ride covers 25 miles and features approximately 15 locations seen in “Better Call Saul.” Most of the sites are in and around Downtown Albuquerque, according to company co-owner Jesse Herron, but the trip will include visits to farther-flung locations like the nail salon Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman uses for an office. (It’s at the corner of Juan Tabo and Central in Southeast Albuquerque.)

The tour’s first run is scheduled for April 26. It will likely happen monthly to start and will grow depending on demand. Tickets, which cost $50, are available through abqtrolley.com.

ABQ Trolley Co. has already tapped into the country’s obsession with all things Walter White. Its “BaD Tour” of “Breaking Bad” locations has garnered attention from several national media outlets and remains a staple on the company’s schedule.

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Herron said ABQ Trolley Co. has offered the tour 74 times since its debut in 2012 and it’s “never had an empty seat.”

He said customers have been asking about a possible Saul-related tour since the spinoff was first announced. Herron and business partner Mike Silva waited to see fan response to the show. Deeming it appropriately positive, they set about creating the tour.

“We’re kind of throwing it out there,” Herron said. “With the BaD Tour, we thought we’d do one ever, (but) it’s like, ‘Let’s keep doing it.’

“We’ll see what the demand is like (for the Saul Tour).”

 

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