11-day tour featuring Denver, Durango, Colorado Springs, Santa Fe, Albuquerque and more…
Discover the spirit of the Old West and its historic trains on this incredible vacation. Starting in Denver, Colorado, see spectacular scenery as you travel to Glenwood Springs and then down to Ouray, Silverton, and Durango. Hop on board the Georgetown Loop Railroad offering beautiful scenery of the rugged Rocky Mountains. Take a scenic ride through the San Juan National Forest on the Durango-Silverton train, a legendary steam train that hugs deep canyon walls and offers breathtaking beauty. Admire the cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde National Park and see how the ancestral puebloans lived for over 700 years. Venture to New Mexico and learn about the history of 1,100-year-old Taos, visit Santuario de Chimayo, and spend time in charming Santa Fe.
On selected departures (September 26 and October 3) you will also attend the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the largest ballooning event in the world and one of New Mexico’s most dazzling spectacles. Head back north for one of the highlights of this vacation – the Royal Gorge. Walk along the Royal Gorge Bridge, the highest suspension bridge in the world, and marvel at the rugged rock walls that plunge more than 1,000 feet down to the Arkansas River. In Colorado Springs, enjoy one last train journey as you take the cog railway up to the summit of 14,110-foot Pikes Peak for amazing views, before returning to the Mile High city of Denver for one last night. As you travel to each destination, you’ll witness beautiful landscapes along the way. A remarkable vacation, indeed!
Tour pricing starts at $2,849 (Tour only) p.p.d.o.
2015 departures: September 26 & October 3