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Colorado Trains 2017
Enjoy 8 days of railroad history in the scenic Rocky Mountains of Colorado
Experience a Colorado Rocky Mountain High as we travel on-board historic railroads through ruggedly beautiful mountains. Be transported back to a Wild West era where mining towns thrived and panning for gold was a way of life.

8 Day Package
Departing: Saturday, September 9, 2017
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15 Meals Included
AIRFARE is Included


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Durango Silverton Railroad


Price Per Person:

$3029.00 Double Occupancy
$2994.00 Triple Occupancy
$3749.00 Single Occupancy

ADD Optional $254 Cancellation/Interruption Premium

For Air and Cruise Tours: Price shown is based on departure from Chicago. Price will vary for other departure cities. The identity of the carrier, which may include the carrier's code sharing partner, will be assigned and disclosed at a later date.

Tour Route Map:

Tour Highlights:

  • Roundtrip Air from Chicago
  • Home Pickup and Return in Chicago Area
  • 15 Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • US Air Force Academy
  • Garden of the Gods
  • Pikes Peak Cog Railway and Royal Gorge Route Railway
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park
  • Cumbres Toltec Railroad
  • Durango Silverton Railroad
  • Mesa Verde National Park
  • Colorado National Monument
  • Colorado Railroad Museum
  • $40 Fancy-Free Holidays Travel Rewards
  • Daily Itinerary:

    DAY 1  We fly to Denver and meet our Tour Director. We travel south to Colorado Springs and tour the US Air Force Academy. Then check into our hotel for a two-night stay. Tonight we enjoy a special welcome dinner at a local Restaurant. Drury Inn & Suites — Colorado Springs, CO (D)

    DAY 2 
    Today is devoted to sightseeing around Colorado Springs. First, we ride on the Pike’s Peak Cog Railway that climbs to the top of Pikes Peak. Looking at this famous peak, rising 12,110 feet above sea level, we can understand the meaning of "Rocky Mountain High!" This afternoon, we visit Garden of the Gods. An abundance of plant and animal life can be found throughout its 1,340 acres, as well as the magnificent red sandstone rock formations, for which the Garden is best known. Return to our hotel, then enjoy a special evening of western hospitality at a local restaurant. Drury Inn & Suites — Colorado Springs, CO (B,L,D)

    DAY 3
    This morning board the Royal Gorge Route Railroad for a vintage train ride along the legendary Arkansas River. Next, travel to the historic town of Salida for a delicious home style lunch. This afternoon visit the Great Sand Dunes National Park before arriving in Alamosa.  Holiday Inn Express —  Alamosa, CO (B,L,D)

    DAY 4
    This morning, "all aboard" the 1880 Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad, considered the finest remaining example of a once vast network of narrow gauge lines linking together the Rocky Mountain Mining Camps. Leave Antonito, Colorado and travel to Osier where we disembark and enjoy lunch, then re-board our motorcoach and travel to the old west mining town of Durango, Colorado for a two night stay. Best Western Rio Grande Inn — Durango, CO (B,L)

    DAY 5
    After breakfast, travel to nearby Mesa Verde National Park for a day of exploration. Here we can visit cliff dwellings where the mysterious Anasazi once lived. The Anasazi lived in the Four Corners area almost a thousand years ago, then suddenly disappeared - leaving their incredibly well-preserved dwellings to intrigue and challenge modern man. A local expert will guide us through the most famous ruin sites. After a fascinating tour of the park, return to Durango with the rest of the day free to explore this fun western town on our own. Best Western Rio Grande Inn — Durango, CO (B)

    DAY 6 
    This morning, ride the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, one of the last such railroads operating in the United States. The rugged peaks, alpine meadows, and crystal lakes take us back to the early days of the West. Upon arrival in Silverton, enjoy some free time to explore the many shops and have lunch on our own. In the afternoon, take a scenic drive north to Grand Junction. This evening see the fantastic monoliths of Colorado National Monument, then check into our hotel and enjoy dinner. Doubletree Hotel — Grand Junction, CO (B,D)

    DAY 7 
    Take a ride through the Heart of the Rockies enjoying vistas of rugged canyons, pristine wilderness, and deep gorges. Cross the Continental Divide at Loveland Pass. Enjoy the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden before arriving in the "Mile High City" of Denver. This afternoon, check into our hotel and freshen up . Tonight we will join our fellow passengers for a farewell dinner. Embassy Suites Hotel ­— Denver, CO (B,D)

    DAY 8 
    Say farewell to Denver and the Rocky Mountains. A morning transfer to the airport has been arranged for our journey home. (B)

     

    Additional Tour Information:

    Deposit: $354 per person. This deposit amount includes a  $254 additional premium for Trip Cancellation/ Interruption Insurance. If you choose not to include this benefit, please deduct $254 from deposit.

    Cancellation Policy: Cancellation charges will be assessed as follows: 95 or more days prior to departure: fully refundable; 94 days & less prior to departure: No refund. Cancellation / Interruption Insurance could protect you from these charges. Insurance premium is not refundable.Please read insurance terms:http://www.tripmate.com/wpTPD30

    Prices in our brochure and on our website were effective on January 2, 2017. At the time you purchase your air tour or cruise, prices may be higher because of an increase in carrier charges. For current prices, please call us at 800-421-3330.
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