Day 2 - GARDEN OF THE GODS/PIKE’S PEAK
Visit the Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel this morning Next it’s on to the stunning Garden of the Gods, a 1,300 acre park where flora and fauna reflect the rich diversity of the terrain and red sandstone formations tell a unique geological story. The Garden lies at the base of Pike’s Peak, which is your next adventure. “Ride to the Clouds” aboard the Pike’s Peak Cog Railway, the highest cog railroad in the U.S. Stretching nine miles long the cog railway vertically climbs 7,539 feet. Return to our hotel. Meals:B,L
Day 8 - DENVER/HOME
Farewell to the great Rocky Mountains as we board our mid-morning non-stop flight to Philadelphia where transportation will be waiting to return you home. Meals:B
Day 3 - ROYAL GORGE SCENIC RAILWAY/DURANGO
Welcome to Canon City, site of the Royal Gorge. The 12-mile route aboard the Royal Gorge Scenic Railway follows the most famous portion of the old Denver and Rio Grande Western train line. Ride through the “Grand Canyon of the Arkansas” on an unforgettable journey over the famous Hanging Bridge, which clings precariously to the steep granite walls of Royal Gorge. Continue to Durango, CO for two nights, a town famous for its narrow gauge railroad. Meals:B,D
Day 4- MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK
Drive west to the great Mesa Verde National Park. Once home to the ancient pueblo ancestors and their cliff dwellings, they have disappeared and left us a part of their world to explore. A park ranger will join us as we explore the park. Return to Durango for an afternoon at leisure followed by a Cowboy Dinner and music this evening. Meals:B,L,D
Day 5 - DURANGO/SILVERTON TRAIN/GRAND JUNCTION
Depart Durango aboard the Durango/Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, voted one of the “Top Ten Most Exciting Train Journeys in the World” by the Society of American Travel Writers. Climb through the canyons in the remote wilderness of the San Juan National Forest, pulled by a coal-fired, steam operated locomotive maintained in original condition. Our destination is Silverton, a restored silver mining town. Time for an independent lunch and to explore Silverton before traveling the Million Dollar Highway into Grand Junction for two nights. Meals:B,D
DOUBLETREE HOTEL, GRAND JUNCTION
Day 6 - COLORADO MONUMENT/GRAND JUNCTION
A park guide will join us for our dramatic sightseeing in the massive Colorado National Monument, an area of high desert land. From our guide learn about the animals, plants, huge red rock formations and fascinating characters. Dinosaurs, who used to roam about in this area, are one of his favorite subjects -you’ll hear fascinating things about them. He will also show us Grand Junction and tell us its history. Relax this evening with wine tasting and dinner at a well-known local winery this evening. Meals:B,D
DOUBLETREE HOTEL, GRAND JUNCTION
Day 7 - GRAND JUNCTION/VAIL DENVER
We’ll return to Denver this afternoon with a glorious ride past famous ski areas and a stop in chic Vail for an independent lunch and time to explore and shop. Dinner at your hotel this evening. Meals:B,D
TOUR INCLUSIONS: Roundtrip transportation from Independence, Newark, and Wilmington to Philadelphia Airport * roundtrip air Philadelphia/Denver * air taxes subject to change until ticketed * hotel accommodations for 7 nights in double occupancy * admissions to all sightseeing and train rides * meals include breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 6 dinners * taxes and gratuities for hotels, included meals, and local guides * luggage handling at hotels of one suitcase per person * services of a Tour Director from 4 Seasons Tours *
Not included: motorcoach driver gratuity, additional charge at airports for luggage imposed by airline.
CONDITIONS: A deposit of $150 is due with each reservation. Final payment is due May 25, 2017.
CANCELLATIONS: Deposit of $100 is refundable until May 25, 2017, $50 airline deposit is non-refundable. After this date no refunds. Trip cancellation /interruption insurance is highly recommended. Applications are available from 4 Seasons Tours.
Responsibility: B & B Travel Inc, d/b/a/ 4 Seasons Tours and Travel acts only agent for airline, motorcoach companies and all other suppliers providing services in this tour. Neither 4 Seasons Tours and Travel nor Newark Senior Center is liable for loss, damage, injury, illness, death or expense on account of delay, failure or accident of any conveyance or service or from any cause whatsoever, whether or not due to negligence of any company or person. No refunds for any unused portion of the tour.
I T I N E R A R Y
Day 1 - INDEPENDENCE/NEWARK/WILMINGTON/PHL AIRPORT/COLORADO SPRINGS
Late morning departure for Philadelphia Airport to board our non-stop flight to Denver, CO. On arrival transfer to our waiting deluxe motorcoach to drive south to Colorado Springs, nestled in the heart of the Rockies. Check into your hotel, your home for two nights. Dinner at our hotel this evening. Meals:D
Explore the mountains, beauty and history of Colorado! Travel on two scenic train rides - the Royal Gorge Scenic Railway, the Durango/Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway plus the Pike’s Peak Cog Railway. Visit Mesa Verde National Park and the Colorado National Monument. Wine tasting, and a Cowboy Dinner show. It is exciting and lots of fun!
ROCKIES and TRAINS
July 16 - 23, 2017
8 days / 7 nights
Single supplement $499