The Best of Colorado

The Best of Colorado

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The Best of Colorado

9 Days Starting and ending in Denver (CO)

Visiting: Denver, Rocky Mountain National Park, Vail, Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction, Colorado National Monument, Durango, Mesa Verde National Park, Great Sand Dunes National Park Preserve, Alamosa, Garden of the God, Colorado Springs

Tour operator:

Costsaver

Tour code:

SCOLZN20

Activities:

Hiking, Sightseeing

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Tour Overview

Indulge your spirit of adventure on this Colorado trip across red-rock, prairie and plains-filled landscapes including the Rocky Mountain National Park and Colorado National Monument, then go back in time in Durango and Ouray. Wild West railroads and Gold Rush towns dot this fun-filled journey through landscapes only found in Colorado.

Highlights

  • 5 Breakfast (B)

  • 1 Iconic Breakfast (IC)

  • : View alpine lakes, mountains, wooded forests, and a variety of wildlife

  • : Visit a popular ski resort town and browse through the European-style Vail Village

  • : Enjoy an Iconic Breakfast with a view in the Saddlehorn Picnic Area

  • : Visit, learn about, and enjoy seasonal local produce from the family owned Clark Family Orchards

  • : View the largest sand dunes in North America towering over 750 feet (229 m) tall. The park also contains four different ecosystems

  • : Enjoy a guided visit of Garden of the Gods, a natural landmark at the foot of Pikes Peak and a registered National Natural Landmark

  • : Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • : An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

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Day 1: Arrive Denver

Location: Denver

Accommodation: Doubletree By Hilton Denver Cherry Creek

Fill your lungs with that crisp Rocky Mountain air on this Colorado trip! You’ve arrived in Denver, the ‘Mile High City’, which has more than a hundred breweries and tap rooms, giving you a chance to find your new favorite pale ale, pilsner or stout. Later, you’ll meet up with your Travel Director and fellow travelers with whom you can spend the rest of the evening relaxing or discovering the best of Denver your way.

Day 2: Rocky Mountain National Park

Location: Denver, Rocky Mountain National Park, Denver

Accommodation: Doubletree By Hilton Denver Cherry Creek

You’ll feel like you can touch the sky during your visit to Rocky Mountain National Park, a sky-high showcase of 60 epic peaks. This Colorado highlight is a wilderness of luscious landscape unfolding throughout the day. You’re in for an amazing treat as you travel along Trail Ridge Road to the roof of the Rockies where the views are breathtaking, making you feel energized and excited for the next leg of your thrilling Colorado adventure.

Day 3: Denver - Grand Junction

Location: Denver, Vail, Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction

Accommodation: Tru by Hilton Grand Junction Downtown

Today starts at the picture-perfect village of Vail, followed by historic Glenwood Springs, where you’ll find the confluence of the Roaring Fork Rivers, before continuing to Palisade. During summer, we’ll stop at Clark Family Orchards, a seven-generation farm where you’ll tour the orchards. In cooler months you’ll visit another local fruit store for tasty seasonal picks. The ‘River City’ is just a short hop away where we kick back for the night.

Day 4: Grand Junction - Durango

Location: Grand Junction, Colorado National Monument, Durango

Accommodation: Holiday Inn & Suites Durango Downtown

Meals Included: Iconic Breakfast

Enjoy your Iconic Breakfast with a view at the Colorado National Monument, totally immersed in beautiful nature. Next stop: Ouray, the ‘Switzerland of America’ in the heart of the San Juan Mountains, before the Wild West calls. Durango, a former mining town and rail center, is today’s last stop where you can explore this historic town and have an al fresco dinner.

Day 5: Durango At Leisure

Location: Durango, Mesa Verde National Park, Durango

Accommodation: Holiday Inn & Suites Durango Downtown

Meals Included: Breakfast

You’ll have the whole day to ride, hike, explore and even get your feet wet during our Choice Optional Experience rafting adventure on the Animas River. Or, if you prefer a more relaxed Optional Experience, visit Mesa Verde National Park’s breath-taking cliff dwellings with your Tour Director. The park features some of the best-preserved Ancestral Puebloan archaeological sites in the US

Day 6: Durango To Alamosa

Location: Durango, Great Sand Dunes National Park Preserve, Alamosa

Accommodation: Hampton Inn by Hilton Alamosa

Meals Included: Breakfast

We leave the railroad town of Durango to Alamosa with a stop in Pagosa Springs to admire the stunning views overlooking the San Juan River. Once in Alamosa, there’s time for lunch before letting loose your inner child at the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Reserve. Then it’s back to Alamosa, with its night skies providing a staggering starscape.

Day 7: Alamosa To Colorado Springs

Location: Alamosa, Garden of the God, Colorado Springs

Accommodation: Wingate by Wyndham Colorado Springs

Meals Included: Breakfast

The sightseeing loop brings you for two nights to Colorado Springs, where the foothills of the Rockies provide a stunning backdrop, but it’s the 14,115-foot (4302 metres) Pikes Peak that will make your jaw drop.  First though, a guided visit to the Garden of the Gods, which is much more than a world-class Visitor and Nature Center, and is paradise for nature lovers. At night you can explore the hip hidden bar scene, a nod to its notorious prohibition past.

Day 8: Colorado Springs Sightseeing

Location: Colorado Springs

Accommodation: Wingate by Wyndham Colorado Springs

Meals Included: Breakfast

It’s your final day in Colorado, so make every second count; whether you tackle one of the endless outdoor activities or explore the city’s vibrant culture. Or hop on one of our epic Choice Optional Experiences – you can do both in one day! Visit the iconic Royal Gorge Bridge and Park for a unique experience suspended 995 ft (303.27 m) above ground. Or, choose to visit the US Olympic and Paralympic Museum before bidding farewell to your fellow travellers.

Day 9: Colorado Springs To Denver

Location: Colorado Springs, Denver

Meals Included: Breakfast

The beauty of Colorado and all you’ve seen and experienced the past few days will linger long after you leave Denver, where our wonderful Colorado trip comes to an end. It’s time to say goodbye to new friends as you prepare to return home or surrender to Denver’s irresistible charm and extend your stay. There’s a complimentary transfer to Denver International Airport with an approximate arrival time of 10 am.

What's Included

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • Many meals included

  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries

  • Extensive variety of Choice Optional Experiences

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    The beauty and joy of taking a guided vacation with Costsaver is that you get to meet, travel and make friends with people from all over the world.

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    Costsaver is part of The Travel Corporation, which has been in business for over 100 years.

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    Costsaver is proud to be a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation started in 2008. To date the charity has donated over US$2 million to assist underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism initiatives around the globe.

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ONE OF MY BEST TRAVEL EXPERIENCES IN MY LIFE!

12-Jan-2023

Travel Director Alberto and Driver Victor were providing excellent services and amazing travel experiences. Since I came back I strongly recommended to all my contacts how impressed I am with your Professional Team.

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Definitely recommend

14-Dec-2022

Trip was planned well and the experience was great. Would definitely recommend and do another

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Best trip ever!

20-Jan-2023

Our trip was absolutely outstanding, organized and just plain fun. Agnes is a wonderful tour-guide, knowledgeable and we never had to worry about anything. And Frank, our bus driver, always had a smile and gave us the smoothest bus ride ever! And I've been on buses around the world... If we ever go again (hopefully), Costsaver would be my first and only choice and hopefully we will get "team" Agnes and Frank again.

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Best Travel Experience

05-Jan-2023

We have traveled to Europe many times but this time Spain was different. It was fantastic trip, our tour director was professional and informative.

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No hesitation recommending Costsaver

17-Jan-2023

I had the time of my life. It was an incredible experience.

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Why I chose Costsaver

15-Jan-2023

1. The visited places were interesting. 2. A real value for money. 3. Super knowledgeable and friendly tour director 4. Secure and safe. 5. Comfortable bus. 6. Efficient hotel check-in experience. 7. Highly experienced driver. 8. Excellent coordination with hotels.

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