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This personally designed adventure features amazing trains, breathtaking scenery, fantastic hotels and great food!
07/11/2020-08/08/2020 Sat.-Sat. #2020040
Plan your Colorado adventure with a train expert. This personally designed adventure features amazing trains, breathtaking scenery, fantastic hotels and great food! Your train expert's lifelong love of trains and the majestic beauty of Colorado makes this Colorado experience a trip like no other! He has been features on PBS television for designing this one of a kind Colorado tour.
George Town Loop RR
Durango Silverton RR
Cumbres Toltec RR
Pikes Peak Cog RR
Colorado National Monument
Mesa Verde National Park
Garden of the Gods Park
US. Air Force Academy
Price includes round trip air from Philadelphia, air taxes, and fuel charges
Arrive in Denver, The Embassy Suites Hotel Welcome to Denver, Colorado, the "Mile High City." Our first night stay will be at the Embassy Suites, Den-ver. A welcome reception will be followed by a get-acquainted dinner with your fellow travelers hosted by Mark Warther. Dinner Included
This morning we depart Denver heading west with our first stop the “Georgetown Loop Railroad”. This rail-road connected the thriving mining towns of Georgetown and Silver Plume with horseshoe curves, grades of up to 4%, and four bridges across Clear Creek, including the massive Devil’s Gate High Bridge. Today, lunch will be on your own in historic Georgetown. On our way to Colorado’s wine country we will visit Glenwood Canyon and even dip our toes in the Colorado River. Glenwood Canyon is one of the most scenic sections of roadway in the country, and one of the last sections of Interstate Highway to be built. Tonight we will experi-ence a winemaker’s dinner at the award winning Wine Country Inn, which is set amid acres of vineyards. This is where we will be staying for two nights. Breakfast and Dinner included.
Palisade, Co. Wine Country Inn Today we visit one of the grand landscapes of the American West - Colorado National Monument. We will be awed as we take in breath taking views of deep, sheer-sided canyons and high rock towers. A special evening
awaits us, an outdoor sunset dinner served with the most breath takings views of the west, will be served on the rim of the Colorado’s National Monument. Breakfast and Dinner Included
Four –Durango, Co. Two night stay at the famous “Strater Hotel Durango” This morning we will depart Colorado’s wine country and head to the high country. The San Juan Mountains are a rugged mountain range in southwestern Colorado, and to get there we will traverse the famous mil-lion dollar highway, in which Charles Kuralt called, “the most beautiful in all the U.S..” Silverton is an old mining town in the heart of the San Juan mountains and home to the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. This railroad has been voted one of the "Top Ten Most Exciting Train Journeys in the World" by the Society of American Travel Writers. This amazing train winds through spectacular & breathtaking can-yons in the remote wilderness of the two-million acre San Juan National Forest for an unforgettable adven-ture. Dinner tonight is at the famous Palace restaurant in Durango. Breakfast and Dinner IncludedB, D
Day Five – Durango. Strater Hotel Today is for Durango. From local history and railroad museums of historic downtown Durango to the an-cient cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park, Durango is truly where the old west survived, and where the new west thrives. Steeped in history as Durango’s most prominent downtown landmark, the Historic Strater Hotel is our place for dinner tonight. After dinner we will view the “Durango Melodrama & Vaude-ville” show, in the Henry Strater Theatre, in which National Geographic calls one of the top places to experi-ence in the USA! Breakfast and Dinner IncludedB, D
Day Six – Alamosa, Co. Holiday Inn Express Today’s adventure includes lunch on the mountain as we chug along America's highest and longest narrow
gauge railroad, the Cumbres & Toltec. The scenic journey unfolds as soon as the train, pulled by its powerful locomotive, leaves the Chama, New Mexico station. In just moments, the gradual climb into the mountains begins and another day of memories is born. Breakfast and Lunch Included
Today we visit the stunning Garden of the Gods, a 1300 acre park where flora and fauna reflect the rich di-versity of the terrain, and red sandstone formations tell a unique geological story. This afternoon we check into the “Cliff House”, a “Four Diamonds" Historic Country Inn at the base of Pikes Peak. This quality Inn, Travel + Leisure Magazine ranked #80 on the Top 100 list of Worldwide places to stay. The afternoon is yours to enjoy and also shop in Manitou Springs. Breakfast and Dinner IncludedB, D
Ride to the Clouds!" aboard the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, the highest cog railroad in the U.S. which stretches nine miles long as it vertically climbs to almost 8,000 feet. Next, we travel aboard our motorcoach to the U.S. Air Force Academy and its famous Cadet Chapel (when available).This evening we assemble for a farewell dinner at an old fashioned railroad “Round House”, sharing memories of this unforgettable journey of Colo-rado. Breakfast and Dinner IncludedB, D
Transfers to the airport and enjoy your trip home! (Breakfast Included)B
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
Eight Nights lodging
Embassy Suites Denver (1 night)
Wine Country Inn, Palisade (2 nights)
Historic Strater Hotel Durango (2 nights)
Hampton Inn, Alamosa (1 night)
Cliff House at Pikes Peak (2 nights)
7 Dinners ( includes welcome reception, farewell dinner at the "Cliff House" and a sunset dinner in the Colo-rado National Monument)
All transfers and transportation in Colorado
Luggage handling at all hotels.
Fully escorted and all gratuities included for driver, escort and all step on guides.
Leather bound photo book of your tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
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