Historic Trains of the Old West


  • 9 days

  • Colorado

tour : NC

Save 10% on 2021

Was from

£2,239pp

Now from

£2,015pp

Prices shown exclude flights and transfers

Overview

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If the closest thing to time travel is train travel, then you’ll love riding the rails into the unspoiled scenic past of Colorado and New Mexico. This off-the-beaten path tour of the U.S. West is just the ticket to chug through the untamed beauty of the Royal Gorge aboard the Royal Gorge Route Railway; through the magnificent mesas and canyons of San Juan National Forest aboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Railroad; and through the rugged splendor of the Rockies aboard the historic Georgetown Loop Railroad. You’ll also pick up steam with visits to Colorado Spring’s Garden of the Gods, Mesa Verde’s ancient cliff dwellings, Chimayo’s famous pilgrimage site, and Glenwood Spring’s historic Hotel Colorado, a favorite of President Theodore Roosevelt’s. Train buffs will also enjoy time in Denver’s revitalized Union Station and Durango’s D&SNG Railway Museum, as well as a trolley tour through charming Santa Fe. All aboard!

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2021 Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

ARRIVE IN DENVER

Day
1

Welcome to Colorado! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.

DENVER–ROYAL GORGE ROUTE RAILROAD–COLORADO SPRINGS

Day
2


DENVER Guided sightseeing. Scenic drive to Cañon City to board the Royal Gorge Route Railroad. ROYAL GORGE ROUTE RAILROAD Scenic train ride along Arkansas River through the Royal Gorge.
COLORADO SPRINGS Guided visit at Garden of The Gods. Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

COLORADO SPRINGS–SANTA FE

Day
3

SANTA FE Free time early evening. Dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SANTA FE. EXCURSION TO CHIMAYO

Day
4


SANTA FE Guided trolley tour includes San Miguel Mission, Palace of the Governors, Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi, and Loretto Chapel. Free time this evening.CHIMAYO Lunch at the Rancho de Chimayo. Visit to LF Santuario De Chimayo.
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Santa Fe by visiting the shops and restaurants on the historic plaza. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

SANTA FE–BANDELIER NATIONAL MONUMENT–TAOS–DURANGO

Day
5


BANDELIER NATIONAL MONUMENT Free time to visit Anasazi Puebloan cliff dwellings and the museum. TAOS Free time before driving to Durango.
DURANGO Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

DURANGO. EXCURSION TO MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK

Day
6


MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) Guided visit includes Spruce Tree House and the museum. DURANGO Tour the D&SNG Railway Museum with the Curator. Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

DURANGO–NARROW-GAUGE RAILROAD–SILVERTON–GLENWOOD SPRINGS

Day
7

DURANGO Scenic train trip on the Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Railroad through San Juan Mountains en route to Silverton.
SILVERTON Free time to explore before a scenic drive to Glenwood Springs. GLENWOOD SPRINGS Overnight stay at LF Hotel Colorado. Free time this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

GLENWOOD SPRINGS–GEORGETOWN LOOP RAILROAD–DENVER

Day
8

GLENWOOD SPRINGS Scenic drive through the Rocky Mountains en route to Georgetown.
GEORGETOWN Scenic train ride on the Georgetown Loop Railroad. DENVER Farewell dinner this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

DENVER

Day
9


Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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