The Colorado Rockies

$3,919.00

September 16 – 24

9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS

Reservation Deadline is March 15, 2017

 

PER PERSON RATES:

$3,919.00 single
$3,169.00 double
$3,139.00 triple

 

Price includes: 8 nights accommodations, 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners, admissions to all included attractions, roundtrip airfare from Philadelphia, round-trip transfers to the Philadelphia Airport and motorcoach transportation.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Join us as we traverse the Colorado Rockies. At every turn you will find the beauty of nature in the form of alpine lakes, towering the peaks and rolling meadows. We fly to Denver and spend the night. (D)

Day 2: Travel to Rocky Mountain National Park to discover the true meaning of “panoramic.” This celebrated “Roof of the Rockies” offers views of massive peaks and rugged canyons as you experience one of the largest national parks in the United States. On the way to Grand Junction, enjoy a glorious ride past Vail, Breckenridge and other famous ski areas in Colorado. (B)

Day 3: One amazing park visit follows another. In Arches National Park, see the world’s largest concentration of natural sandstone arches as well as an astounding variety of geological formations. Dead Horse State Park contains many spectacular views of sediment deposits left behind by ancient oceans, freshwater lakes and streams. Next, arrive at Canyonlands National Park and travel to the Island in the Sky mesa, which rests on sheer sandstone cliffs over 1,000 feet above the surrounding terrain. Pass through the town of Moab, a popular filming location for western movies since the 1940s, before returning to Grand Junction. (B)

Day 4: Visit one of the grand landscapes of the American West – Colorado National Monument. Travel along the Rim Rock to see a colorful panorama of deep, sheer-sided canyons and high rock towers. Later, journey to Colorado’s wine country to learn about one of the region’s up-and-coming vineyards and sample the fruits of its labor. Tonight, relax and enjoy the company of your fellow travelers at a winemaker’s dinner in a lovely vineyard. (B, D)

Day 5: Drive south to the small mining town of Silverton, a national historic landmark. Hidden high in the San Juan Mountains, this town blends spectacular scenery, Victorian charm and historic architecture. Then it’s “all aboard” the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. This 1881 coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive was built to haul silver and gold ore from the San Juan Mountains, but you will soon realize it is the view that is truly precious. This evening enjoy an Old West adventure filled with traditional cowboy food and entertainment. (B, D)

Day 6: An incredible day awaits us at Mesa Verde National Park, best known as the home of the ancient and mysterious civilization. Visit the fascinating Spruce Tree Cliff Dwellings to see two of the largest cliff dwellings built between 1211-1278 by ancestors of the Pueblos. (B)

Day 7: Enjoy a relaxing ride to Colorado Springs. En route, marvel at the scenery as you depart the San Juan National Forest and pass through the beautiful Rio Grande National Forest, a vast expanse of wilderness. (B)

Day 8: Depart for Manitou Springs, home of Pike’s Peak, the legendary symbol of the 1859 Gold Rush. Embark on a journey aboard the Pike’s Peak Cog Railway, the world’s highest cog railroad, for the 9.9- mile trip to the top of Pike’s Peak (approx. 14,110 ft.). During the journey, you will see magnificent views and perhaps animals in their native habitat. Later, travel to the Garden of the Gods, on the National Register for Historic Places, to see the towering sandstone formations and enjoy a wonderful view of Pike’s Peak. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner to celebrate a trip filled with scenic delights and railway adventures. (B, D)

Day 9: Your tour comes to a close in Colorado Springs and we return to Philadelphia. (B)

Additional Information

Month

September

Region

Western

Tour Type

Multi-Day

Days

6-10 Days

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