Arrive in Denver
Land in Denver and the Mile-High City. Transfer independently to your hotel and spend the day at leisure after recovering after your travels. Perhaps visiting the Botanical Gardens or see the Denver Art Museum during your free time? Join your Tour Director for this evenings Welcome Reception dinner.
Overnight: Sheraton Denver Downtown or similar (Welcome Reception Dinner)
Denver – Rocky Mountain National Park - Boulder
Today you’ll journey through the magnificent Rocky Mountains National Park and become face to face with this extraordinary mountain landscape. Drive along the designated scenic byway along Trail Ridge until you arrive to the charming Hotel Boulderado, Colorado’s number one historic hotel centrally located within walking distance to shopping, restaurants and arts.
Overnight: Hotel Boulderado or similar (Breakfast)
Boulder - Georgetown Loop Railroad – Vail – Glenwood Springs
This morning, visit a local urban community farm and learn on their organic and sustainable farming procedures. Next stop is Georgetown Loop Railroad, Colorado’s oldest attraction built in the late 19th century. Journey on to picturesque Glenwood Springs, a resort known for its soothing hot springs, surrounded by the immense White River National Forest and towering Rockies. Enjoy your stay at the iconic Hotel Colorado and enjoy dinner with some gorgeous wine or some craft beers.
Overnight: Hotel Colorado or similar (Breakfast and Dinner)
Today you’ll be heading up to beautiful Aspen, renowned for its luxury boutiques, restaurants and bars. Join your Tour Director as you walk through the town and take a gentle hike along one of Aspen’s many trails. Get your heart racing with an exhilarating jeep tour towards the historic Burlingame Cabin situated on Snowmass Mountain. Once arrived, sit back and enjoy the stunning views of the mountain ranges or perhaps take an extended jeep tour! Embrace the mountain life as you sit by the campfire with s’mores, listen to live music and tuck in to a delicious lunch off the grill. Back in Glenwood Springs, spend the rest of the day at leisure. How about visiting the famous Glenwood Hot Springs, ease those aching muscles in the world’s largest mineral hot springs pool.
Overnight: Hotel Colorado or similar (Breakfast and Lunch)
Glenwood Springs – Colorado National Monument – Palisade
Travel towards Palisade, a town known for its peach orchards, honey and wine vineyards. You’ll “Connect with Locals” at the Clark Family Orchards with a guided tour of their land on a horse-drawn carriage whilst learning about the family's history ending with a gorgeous sampling of their in season produce. After the visit, head to Colorado National Monument. Witness striking sheer-walled canyons as they cut deep into rock and sandstone formations. An area of desert land towering on the Colorado Plateau, spot the pinyon and juniper forests on the plateau. This evening you will enjoy a "Be My Guest" experience with a tour and tasting at Maison La Belle Vie Winery, locally grown on their 4.5 acre vineyard where you will enjoy a 3-course dinner underneath their Colorado Sky.
Overnight: Wine Country Inn or similar (Breakfast and Be My Guest dinner)
Palisade – Silverton – Durango
Travel to the Western Slopes along the San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway and stop along at Ouray, a quaint town nestled in between the towering peaks of the Rockies. From Ouray, ride along the famous “Million Dollar Highway”, a designated All-American byway through Colorado’s most scenic views as it spirals over Molas Pass, Coal Bank Summit and Red Mountain Pass. Arrive in the mining town of Silverton to board the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway. Completed in the 19th century this coal-fired, steam-powered train chugs along the side of the mountain with incredible views of the landscape below. This evening, choose from three local restaurants for dinner before staying in The Strater Hotel, a centrepiece of Durango and one of the first iconic hotels in the west.
Overnight: The Strater Hotel or similar (Breakfast)
Today you’ll journey to Mesa Verde National park, an ancient cliff dwellings of the Ancestral Puebloan people, its sculptures chiselled from sandstone of the canyon walls. These protected areas are in the hundreds as you’ll spot them throughout the park. Have the rest of the afternoon to spend as you please. Perhaps join an exciting rafting excursion along the Animas River? This evening, the choice is yours with a selection of Durango's restaurants for a Your Choice Dining experience.
Overnight: The Strater Hotel or similar (Breakfast and Dinner)
Durango – Great Sand Dunes National Park Preserve – Colorado Springs
The highlight of today is the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, a monstrous 39-square miles sandbox with the tallest dune soaring to 750ft high, the highest in North America. Learn about the area at the Visitors Centre with a short film and various exhibitions. Meet up with your Local Expert to learn about this natural wonder as you explore the dunes. With some time for lunch in the park, you’ll journey to Colorado Springs, your destination for the next couple of nights.
Overnight: The Antlers or similar (Breakfast)
Set off today to board the Pikes Peak Cog Railway - the world's highest cog railroad with panoramic views, clear streams and Aspen's forests. Get the chance to see the charming town of Manitou Springs before heading to Olympic City USA, a 1.7-acre of land dedicated to Team USA. Have a guided tour of the US Olympic and Paralympic Museum and Hall of Fame as you learn on of the history and daily living. The rest of the day is at your leisure before a Farewell Dinner paired with wine.
Overnight: The Antlers or similar (Breakfast and Farewell Dinner)
Depart for Denver
Today ends your tour but not before seeing the iconic Garden of the Gods, a Colorado Springs natural wonder. See its beautiful vistas with towering roack formations. You will be joined by a local guide for a scenic loop drive before transferring to Denver International Airport.
Last day transfer will arrive at the airport at 12:30pm, please be aware when booking your flights that the departure flight should be no earlier than 3:30pm