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Colorado Trains

Highlights

  • Riding the rails: Manitou Cog Railway, Royal Gorge Route Railroad, Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad, and Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

  • Exploring the Garden of the Gods

  • Visiting the Colorado Model Railroad Museum

  • Visiting the World's Largest Railroad Yard

  • Awe-inspiring Rocky Mountain views

  • Yee-Haw! Chuck Wagon Dinner & Show

  • Taking in the unique beauty of Great Sand Dunes National Park

  • Toh-Atin Gallery's Native American artwork

 

This tour offers departure points in Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, and Indiana.  Depending on your pick-up point selection, the tour duration will be from 11 to 13 days.  The price will vary accordingly.  The “Base Tour”, or core, will begin on the day the last group of travelers join the tour, and end on the first day they begin to leave.  “Additions”, like a "Gathering" or "Post" core night, to that base tour will allow all travelers the convenience of departing from as close to home as possible.

 

PER PERSON PRICING

Indiana & Chicago Area

Departures with

Gathering & Post Nights

May 28 - June 9

Iowa & Minnesota

Departures

May 29 - June 8

Double Occupancy

$5,395

$4,995

Single Occupancy

$6,565

$6,165

Triple/Quad Occupancy

$5,070

$4,670



 

Includes

  • Luxury motorcoach transportation

  • Lodging as listed on itinerary

  • Luggage handling for one (1) suitcase per person, if available

  • Tickets/admissions to listed attractions (Unless listed as "Optional" or "On your own")

  • Gratuities for local guides

  • Meals as listed on itinerary

  • Guidance of a professional tour manager

 

Activity Level - 4

Good mobility is needed. There will be prolonged standing, stairs, energetic activities and walking distances up to two miles over varied landscapes.

May 28

* Travelers departing from INDIANA and ILLINOIS take advantage of a transfer to our ‘gathering overnight’ hotel - Drury West or similar - Des Moines.

May 29

* Welcome IOWA and MINNESOTA travelers joining the tour.
* We’ll enjoy a welcome dinner prior to our overnight at the Hampton Inn or similar - Lincoln, NE.

B, D

May 30

* The World’s Largest Rail Yard! That’s the site that can be seen from the Golden Spike Tower, North Platte, NE.
* Enjoy the scenery as we travel to Colorado Springs, CO, located at the eastern base of the Rocky Mountains.
* Explore and dine on your own prior to our first of two nights at the Drury Inn or similar - Colorado Springs, CO.

B

May 31

* Experience the unforgettable Manitou Cog Railway ride to Pike’s Peak. Be mindful of possible altitude sickness.
* Enjoy time to explore and have lunch in historic Manitou Springs, CO, known for its mineral springs and landscapes.
* Stunning vistas of red stone rock formations will greet us on our Garden of the Gods tour.
* We'll end the day with a Chuck Wagon Dinner & Show.

B, D

June 1

* Hop aboard the Royal Gorge Route Railroad!
* Upon disembarking the train, enjoy free time to explore and have lunch near Royal Gorge Bridge and Park.
* Indulge in free time to explore and dine in Alamosa. Nestled in the majestic San Luis Valley, Alamosa is known for its natural wonders and authentic cultural dining.
* Our stay tonight - the first of two nights - is at the Hampton Inn or similar - Alamosa, CO.

B

June 2

* Take in the beauty of Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, home to the tallest dunes in North America.
* Prior to turning in this evening, continue your exploration and dine on your own in Alamosa.

B

June 3

* We start our day riding the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad! Lunch is included at Osier Station on the tour.
* At the Toh-Atin Gallery, we’ll have the honor of viewing quality Native American works of art.
* Enjoy time to dine on your own in Durango before our night at the Fairfield by Marriott or similar - Durango, CO.

B, L

June 4

* Welcome Aboard! The Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is a 3-foot narrow gauge heritage railroad. It’s one of the last such railroad operations in the United States.
* Enjoy dinner on your own prior to turning in at the DoubleTree or similar - Grand Junction, CO.

B

June 5

* We’ll start the day with a scenic Rocky Mountain ride!
* Arriving in Vail, CO, enjoy having lunch on your own.
* Enjoy having dinner together before the first of two nights at the DoubleTree or similar - Greeley, CO.

B, D

June 6

* We’ll start our day with a one-of-a-kind miniature display - the Colorado Model Railroad Museum in Greeley, CO.
* Enjoy free time and lunch on your own in Golden, CO.
* Prior to turning in this evening, continue your exploration and dine on your own in Greeley, CO.

B

June 7

* This morning, continue exploring Greeley, CO before enjoying lunch on your own as we head to Kearney, NE.
* Tonight we'll enjoy dinner together prior to our overnight stay at the Holiday Inn or similar - Kearney, NE.

B, D

June 8

* We start our journey home. Enjoy lunch on your own at the Lewis & Clark River Front Landing - Omaha, NE.
* Travelers departing the tour in IOWA and MINNESOTA, welcome back to your departure locations!
* Travelers continuing on to Illinois and Indiana, enjoy an overnight at the Drury Inn or similar - West Des Moines, IA.

B

June 9

* Travelers departing the tour in ILLINOIS and INDIANA, welcome back to your departure locations.

B

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details
IA-Coralville McDonald's Restaurant - 2794 Comerce Dr
IA-Decorah Legacy Tour & Travel office - 703 Dudley St
IA-Newton Hawkeye Stages - 300 E 17th St S
IA-Waterloo Hawkeye Stages - 3315 Titan Trail
IL-Alsip (Pre) DoubleTree Hotel - 5000 W 127th St
with 'Gathering' Night
IL-Chicago Area (Pre) At Home PickUp - for those that qualify
with 'Gathering' Night
IL-Rockford (Pre) WalMart Super Center - 7219 Walton St
with 'Gathering' Night
IN-Metro Chicago (Pre) Home PickUp - Lake,Porter,LaPorte counties
with 'Gathering' Night
IN-Mishawaka (Pre) Legacy T&T office - 620 W Edison Rd
with 'Gathering' Night
MN-Byron City Hall (next to LT&T) - 680 Byron Main Ct NE

Please select the number of passengers that will be travelling

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