Physical activity rating based on 1 of 3 levels.
Challenging Physical Activity
This activity level involves slightly more challenging activities that cater to active seniors who are physically fit and enjoy moderate levels of adventure. This level may require more strenuous activities which may include extensive walking tours, high altitudes, early morning departures, late night activities, or extreme temperatures. Please speak with a Warther representative to determine if this tour is right for you. Unfortunately, this tour is not appropriate for individuals who use either walkers or wheelchairs.
What You'll Do
Travel Colorado with train historian Mark Warther on this personally designed adventure featuring amazing trains, breathtaking scenery, fantastic hotels and great food! Mark’s life long love of trains and the majestic beauty of Colorado makes this Colorado experience a trip like no other! Mark has been featured in “AAA Home & Away” magazine and PBS television for designing this one of a kind Colorado tour.
- Fully Escorted Tour
- Gratuities for all included meals, driver & guides
- 16 Meals: 8 B, 2 L, 7 D
- 1 night Denver, CO
- 2 nights Wine Country Inn, Palisade, CO
- 2 nights Historic Strater Hotel, Durango, CO
- 1 night Alamosa, CO
- 2 nights Cliff House at Pikes Peak
- Meet and Greet at Denver Inter. Airport
- Welcome Dinner Reception
- Dinner on the Canyon Rim
- Wine paring dinner at Wine Country Inn
- Farewell dinner Cliff House
- Georgetown Loop RR
- Durango & Silverton Scenic RR
- Cumbres & Toltec Scenic RR w/lunch
- Pikes Peak Cog Railway
- Guided tour “Colorado National Monument”
- Guided tour “Mesa Verde National Park”
- Guided tour “Garden of Gods” Park
- Million Dollar Highway
- U.S. Air Force Academy & Chapel (when available)
- Luggage Handling
- Souvenir Picture Book of tour
- All Transportation & Transfers in Colorado
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Day One – Arrive in Denver, The Embassy Suites Hotel
Welcome to Denver, Colorado, the “Mile High City.” A welcome reception will be followed by a getacquainted dinner with your fellow travelers hosted by Mark Warther. Dinner Included
Day Two – Palisade, Co. Two night stay at Wine Country Inn
This morning we experience the “Georgetown Loop Railroad”. This railroad connected the thriving mining towns of Georgetown and Silver Plume with horseshoe curves, grades of up to 4%, and four bridges across Clear Creek, including the massive Devil’s Gate High Bridge. Tonight we will experience a winemaker’s dinner at the award winning Wine Country Inn, which is set amid acres of vineyards. Breakfast and Dinner included.
Day Three – Palisade, Co. Wine Country Inn
Today we visit the “Colorado National Monument” where a special evening awaits us, an outdoor sunset dinner served on the rim of the canyon, with the most breath takings views of the west. Breakfast and Dinner Included
Day Four –Durango, Co. Two night stay at the famous “Strater Hotel Durango”
This morning we depart for the high country. The San Juan Mountains are a rugged mountain range in southwestern Colorado which is home to the “Durango & Silverton Scenic RR”. This railroad has been voted one of the “Top Three Most Exciting Train Journeys in the World” by the Society of American Travel Writers. This amazing train winds through spectacular & breathtaking canyons in the remote wilderness of the two-million acre San Juan National Forest for an unforgettable adventure. Dinner is at the famous Palace restaurant. Breakfast and Dinner Included
Day Five – Strater Hotel Durango
Today is for Durango. From local history and railroad museums to the ancient cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park, Durango is truly where the old west survived, and the new thrives. Steeped in history as Durango’s most prominent downtown landmark, the Historic Strater is our place for dinner. Breakfast and Dinner Included
Day Six – Alamosa, Co. Fairfield Inn
Today’s adventure includes lunch on the mountain as we chug along America’s highest and longest narrow gauge railroad, the “Cumbres & Toltec”. The scenic journey unfolds as soon as the train, pulled by its powerful locomotive, leaves the Chama, Station. In just moments, the gradual climb into the mountains begins and another day of memories is born. Breakfast and Lunch Included
Day Seven – Colorado springs. Two night stay at the Cliff House
Today we visit the stunning Garden of the Gods, and this afternoon we check into the “Cliff House”, a “Four Diamonds” Historic Country Inn at the base of Pikes Peak. The afternoon is yours to enjoy and also shop in Manitou Springs. Breakfast and Dinner Included
Day Eight – Colorado Springs. Cliff House
Today is our last great rail experience on board the “Pikes Peak Cog Railroad”. A trip up “America’s Mountain” is certainly a bucket list experience, and you will discover what inspired “Kathryn Lee Bates” to write “America the Beautiful”.
Day Nine – Transfers to the airport and enjoy your trip home! (Breakfast Included)
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