Day 1 : Fly to Colorado
We fly to The Centennial State and enjoy overnight accommodations in Denver.
Day 2 : Rocky Mountain National Park
This morning we depart Denver and head into Rocky Mountain National Park. Enjoy the sweeping overlooks of Trail Ridge Road as we wind across the highest paved highway in the country. Gaze in wonder at the over 12,000 foot high views of the scenic alpine tundra below, and along the way make informative stops at the visitor centers. Later, we arrive in world-renowned Vail and check-in to our comfortable overnight accommodations. B,L,D
Day 3 : Vail
The morning is at leisure to enjoy the alpine village of Vail and all it has to offer. This afternoon we depart for a spectacular drive through western Colorado.
We have accommodations for the next two nights in downtown Grand Junction. B
Day 4 : Colorado National Monument
This morning we enjoy a scenic drive through Colorado National Monument. Great landscapes of the American West surround us along Rim Rock Drive with views of towering monoliths, red rock canyons, and wildlife such as bighorn sheep and eagles. After our drive we enjoy an included lunch before we have free time to explore historic downtown Grand Junction. B,L
Day 5 : Silverton Train Ride
The journey to Silverton features the Million Dollar Highway with spectacular views. This afternoon we board the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and enjoy a breathtaking train ride. This classic steam-powered locomotive follows the same tracks the settlers once took through the area. Marvel at stunning canyons and the over two million acre San Juan Forest. Accommodations for the next two evenings are in downtown Durango. B,D
Day 6 : Mesa Verde National Park
Receive a glimpse into the lives of the ancient Pueblo people today on a guided tour of spectacular Mesa Verde National Park. Featuring nearly five thousand archaeological sites and six hundred cave dwellings, including some of the best preserved in the country, we learn about the history and culture of the fascinating people who inhabited this area from 600 - 1300 AD. We return to Durango with free time to browse and shop.
Day 7 : Royal Gorge Gondola
We continue through the majestic terrain of the mountains today and make our way through Wolf Creek Pass. At an elevation of 10,875 feet, it offers stunning views of the sweeping landscapes below. This afternoon we arrive at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park in Canon City. Offering 360-degree views of the surrounding scenery, we board a gondola and glide 1,200 feet above the Arkansas River. Traveling over 2,200 feet across the gorge, we marvel at unparalleled views of completely unspoiled vistas. Our accommodations for two nights are in Colorado Springs. B
Day 8 : Jeep Adventure & Garden of the Gods
This morning takes us on a 4 x 4 jeep adventure to the summit of Pikes Peak and back with authentic Western guides. Later, we depart for the surreal beauty of the Garden of the Gods. This National Natural Landmark offers towering sandstone rock formations set against the snow-covered beauty of the mountains. Enjoy photo opportunities on our docent-led tour of this magical area. Tonight we gather for our Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner. B,L,D
Day 9 : Fly Home
We fly home from Denver with wonderful memories of our unforgettable time together in Colorado. B
B - Breakfast; CB - Continental Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner; T - Tea
Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes
• All airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges
• Holiday Vacations Tour Director & local guides
• Motorcoach and professional Driver
• Baggage handling at hotels
• $100 travel voucher for a future Holiday Vacations tour
13 Excellent Meals Featuring
• Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner
• Lunch at Garden of the Gods
• Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner
All Accommodations Featuring
• 1 night in Denver
• 1 night at the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa in Vail
• 2 nights at the Springhill Suites in Grand Junction
• 2 nights in Durango
• 2 nights at the Hampton Inn in Colorado Springs
Attractions & Highlights
• Rocky Mountain National Park
• Leisure time in Vail
• Colorado National Monument
• Million Dollar Highway
• Silverton to Durango Narrow Gauge Railroad
• Mesa Verde National Park
• Royal Gorge Bridge & Park Gondola Ride
• Pikes Peak Jeep Adventure
• Garden of the Gods
We will be traveling at high elevations ranging from 4,590 feet to 14,100 feet for the entirety of our tour.
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All tour prices include airfare from the guaranteed airports listed below. Additional cities, including flights from states not listed, are availible on request. Additional fees may apply. for more information, please call 1-800-826-2266 and one of our friendly Tour Consultants will be happy to assist.
Little Rock, Fayetteville
Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco
Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonvillle, Orlando, Tallahassee, Tampa/St. Petersburg, West Palm Beach
Chicago, Moline/Quad Cities
Indianapolis, Evansville, Fort Wayne, South Bend
Des Moines, Cedar Rapids
New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Shreveport
Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Saginaw
Duluth, Minneapolis/St.Paul, Rochester
St.Louis, Kansas City, Springfield/Branson
Billings, Bozeman, Missoula
New York City, Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh/Durham Fargo, Bismark, Grand Forks Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton Oklahoma City, Tulsa Portland
New York City, Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse
Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh/Durham
Fargo, Bismark, Grand Forks
Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton
Oklahoma City, Tulsa
Philadelphia, Allentown, Harrisburg/Middleton, Pittsburgh
Sioux Falls, Rapid City
Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis
Houston (IAH) George Bush InterContinental Airport, Austin, Dallas/Ft.Worth, San Antonio
Salt Lake City
Milwaukee, Appleton, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Madison, Central WI/Wausau/Mosinee
Tour prices are guaranteed and include airfare, federal taxes, airport security charges, airline segment fees, airport passenger facility charges and fuel surcharges, if applicable. International airfare also includes applicable airport fees and taxes assessed by individual countries. Airline luggage fees are an additional charge and are payable directly to the airlines at check in.
Seat assignments are controlled by the airline. We will no longer solicit requests and seating cannot be guaranteed by Holiday Vacations
PLease be advised that some commercial airlines offer reduced award miles to travelers booked on a group reservation. Holiday Vacations is happy to submit your frequent flyer number to the airlines, but makes no guarantee that full mileage will be awarded.
Departue cities are subject to change due to limited or discontined airline service. The availablility of airline seats may be limited from each departure city. Holiday Vacations reserves the right to provide ground transportation to or from a larger or alternate airport.
You may request a departure from a city not listed. Holiday's air department will determine the feasibility of your request and advise you of any additional cost, if applicable.
You may request a land only price. If the tour is purchased as land only, it will be your responsibility to meet the group at the arrival airport at the time designated by Holiday Vacations. If you prefer, you can join the tour at the first night's hotel. Taxi or other airport transfer costs are not included for independant arrival or departure.