Lifestyle Tours presents…
The Colorado Rockies
featuring National Parks and Historic Trains
June 21 – 29, 2019
9 Days ● 12 Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners
Book by 12/21/2018 & Save $100 Per Person:
$3,699; Double $3,599*
$4,699; Single $4,599;
$3,649 Triple $3,549
For bookings made after Dec 21, 2018 call for rates.
Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Evansville Regional Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers
Not included in price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $275 per person
* All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change, based on air inclusive package from EVV
Alternate gateways are available upon request
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Collette’s Flagship: Collette’s tours open the door to a world of amazing destinations. Marvel at must-see sights, sample regional cuisine, stay in centrally located hotels and connect with new and captivating cultures. These itineraries offer an inspiring and easy way to experience the world, where an expert guide takes care of all the details.
- Spend two nights in Durango, a fun-filled cowboy town where you can relive the excitement of the Old West.
- Journey on the Royal Gorge Route Railroad through stunning scenery in the Colorado Rockies.
- Explore the massive and rugged Rocky Mountain National Park.
- At Arches National Park, see the world's largest concentration of natural sandstone arches.
- Travel to the majestic Island in the Sky mesa at Canyonlands National Park.
- Experience an Old West adventure complete with cowboy cuisine.
Highlights: Denver, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado National Monument, Grand Junction, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Mesa Verde National Park, Choice on Tour, Royal Gorge Route Railroad, Garden of the Gods
Day 1: Friday, June 21, 2019 Denver, Colorado - Tour Begins Adventure awaits as we explore the towering peaks and rolling meadows of Colorado and Utah. This tour (which features four national parks) opens in the “Mile High City” of Denver where you will gather for a welcome dinner with your fellow travelers. (D)
Day 2: Saturday, June 22, 2019 Denver - Rocky Mountain National Park - Denver Today we travel through Boulder, a scenic university town known for its iconic landmark, the striking, reddish-brown foothills known as the Flatirons. We’ll stop in Estes Park, a mountain resort town and home of the Stanley Hotel, the inspiration for Stephen King’s The Shining. Our adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park starts on the Trail Ridge Road, the highest paved, continuous highway in North America. It’s a drive that should be on everybody’s bucket list. At Rainbow Curve you’ll marvel at the majestic mountains that stand in contrast to deep, rugged canyons. Later, return to Denver for a free evening in this dynamic city. (B)
Day 3: Sunday, June 23, 2019 Denver - Colorado National Monument - Grand Junction The spectacular Rocky Mountains are your traveling companion as we make a scenic drive from Denver to Grand Junction, passing through many of Colorado’s famous ski resorts. Our journey also takes us to one of the grand landscapes of the American West – Colorado National Monument. Continue along the Rim Rock to see a colorful panorama of deep, sheer sided canyons and high rock towers. Gather for dinner at a favorite local hangout in Grand Junction, a town that attracts outdoors men, foodies and all manner of free spirits. (B, D)
Day 4: Monday, June 24, 2019 Arches National Park - Canyonlands National Park - Grand Junction Today, one amazing park follows another! In Arches National Park, see the world’s largest concentration of natural sandstone arches. Next up is Canyonlands National Park, a vast landscape of gorges carved by the mighty Colorado River. We top off the day at the Island in the Sky mesa resting on sheer sandstone cliffs over 1,000 feet above the surrounding terrain. (B)
Day 5: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 Grand Junction - Silverton - Durango Head south to Silverton, a former silver mining town and now 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 made its name hauling silver and gold ore from the San Juan Mountains, but you will soon realize it is the view that is its most precious asset. (B)
Day 6: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 Durango - Mesa Verde National Park - Durango An incredible day awaits in Mesa Verde National Park, home of the ancient Ancestral Puebloan civilization. Today, it’s your choice! Join a local guide on a drive through the park making several photo stops including views of the famous Spruce Tree House, one of Mesa Verde’s best preserved cliff dwellings; and Cliff Palace, the largest in the park -OR- if you are feeling more adventurous, join a National Park Ranger on a short hike down the canyon into one of the cliff dwellings; as you walk, soak in views of the valley along with some of the 600 homes carved along the cliffs. This evening, experience an Old West adventure* filled with traditional cowboy cuisine and entertainment. (B, D)
Day 7: Thursday, June 27, 2019 Durango - Colorado Springs Sit back and relax during a scenic ride to Colorado Springs. En route, marvel at the landscape as we make our way from the San Juan National Forest and across Wolf Creek Pass, a section of the Continental Divide that would take pioneers two to three weeks to cross. Continue on through the Rio Grande National Forest, a vast expanse of wilderness named for the 1,800 miles of Rio Grande River that cuts through the forest. Your day concludes in Colorado Springs, an artistic and cultural hub. (B)
Day 8: Friday, June 28, 2019 Colorado Springs - Canon City - Colorado Springs Depart for Canon City, home of the Royal Gorge Route Railroad. Get ready for a memorable train ride that follows the tumbling Arkansas River deep within the soaring 1000- foot granite cliffs of Colorado’s grandest canyon. Later, travel to the Garden of the Gods to take in the view of towering sandstone formations that dot the landscape set in the backdrop of majestic Pikes Peak. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner and celebrate your adventure. (B, D)
Day 9: Saturday, June 29, 2019 Colorado Springs - Tour Ends Your tour comes to a close in Colorado Springs. (B)
Itinerary at a glance
Days 1, 2 Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver,Colorado
Days 3, 4 Grand Junction Hotel, Grand Junction,Colorado
Days 5, 6 Durango Strater Hotel, Durango,Colorado
Days 7, 8 Colorado Springs Hotel, Colorado Springs,Colorado
On some dates alternate hotels may be used
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