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Colorado Highlights

Departs: 9/10/2018 Returns: 9/18/2018

9 Days | All Airfare Included

Experience the majestic scenery of the Rocky Mountains as we explore the Centennial State.
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Daily Itinerary Items

Day 1 : Fly to Colorado
We depart for "The Centennial State" on a relaxing flight to 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 visitorcenters. 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 this evening are in Colorado Springs. B


Day 8 : Pikes Peak & Garden of the Gods
This morning takes us to 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. Later, we hop aboard a classic cog rail train and ascend legendary Pikes Peak. Climb over 14,000 feet into the air on the world’s highest cog rail train to experience the incredible panoramas thought to have inspired the song America the Beautiful. 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

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes
 All airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges
• Holiday Vacations Tour Director
• Experienced 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
• 2 nights at the Springhill Suites, Grand Junction
• 2 nights at the Historic Strater Hotel in Durango
 2 nights at the Hampton Inn, Colorado Springs

All Accommodations Featuring
• 1 night in Denver
• 1 night in Vail
• 2 nights in Grand Junction
• 2 nights in Durango
• 2 nights 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
• Garden of the Gods
• Pikes Peak cog train

We will be traveling at high elevations ranging from 4,590 feet to 14,100 feet for the entirety of our tour.

Tour Pricing

Category - Occupancy Price (Per Person)
Airport - Double $3599
Airport - Triple $3449
Airport - Quad $3299
Airport - Single $4499

Final Payment Date: 7/13/2018

Guaranteed Airport Departure Cities

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.


TSA'S SECURE FLIGHT PROGRAM

The requirement to collect your date of birth, gender and full name as it appears on the government issued photo identification you will use on your tour is federally mandated by the Transportation Security Administration. TSA's privacy policy as well as additional details can be found at www.tsa.gov using the keywords Secure Flight.


Alabama

Birmingham

Arizona

Phoenix

Arkansas

Little Rock, Fayetteville

California

Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco

Colorado

Denver

Connecticut

Hartford

District of Columbia

Washington D.C.

Florida

Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonvillle, Orlando, Tallahassee, Tampa/St. Petersburg, West Palm Beach

Georgia

Atlanta

Idaho

Boise

Illinois

Chicago, Moline/Quad Cities

Indiana

Indianapolis, Evansville, Fort Wayne, South Bend

Iowa

Des Moines, Cedar Rapids

Kansas

Wichita

Kentucky

Louisville, Lexington

Louisiana

New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Shreveport

Maryland

Baltimore

Massachusetts

Boston

Michigan

Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Saginaw

Minnesota

Duluth, Minneapolis/St.Paul, Rochester

Mississippi

Jackson, Gulfport/Biloxi

Missouri

St.Louis, Kansas City, Springfield/Branson

Montana

Billings, Bozeman, Missoula

Nebraska

Omaha, Lincoln

Nevada

Las Vegas

New Jersey

Newark

New Mexico

New York

New York City, Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse

North Carolina

Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh/Durham

North Dakota

Fargo, Bismark, Grand Forks

Ohio

Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, Tulsa

Oregon

Portland

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Allentown, Harrisburg/Middleton, Pittsburgh

South Carolina

Charleston, Greenville/Spartanburg

South Dakota

Sioux Falls, Rapid City

Tennessee

Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis

Texas

Houston (IAH) George Bush InterContinental Airport, Austin, Dallas/Ft.Worth, San Antonio

Utah

Salt Lake City

Virginia

Norfolk, Richmond

Washington

Seattle/Tacoma, Spokane

West Virginia

Charleston

Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Appleton, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Madison, Central WI/Wausau/Mosinee


AIRFARE, TAXES, & FUEL SURCHARGES INCLUDED

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.

AIRLINE SEATING

Seat assignments are controlled by the airline. We will no longer solicit requests and seating cannot be guaranteed by Holiday Vacations

AWARD MILES

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.

AIRPORT DEPARTURE CITIES

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.

DEPARTURE FROM CITIES NOT LISTED

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.

LAND ONLY PRICE

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.

Itinerary ID:46751173 | Tour Code: WECD0910181
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