Discover the spirit of the Old West and its historic trains on this incredible vacation. Your Colorado and New Mexico train tour starts and ends in Denver with overnights also in Glenwood Springs, Durango, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Colorado Springs. As you travel to each destination, you’ll witness beautiful landscapes along the way.</BR></BR>The highlights of this tour are scenic train rides. Hop on board the Georgetown Loop Railroad offering spectacular scenery of the rugged Rocky Mountains. Take a scenic ride through the San Juan National Forest on the narrow-gauge Durango & Silverton railroad, a legendary steam train that hugs deep canyon walls and offers breathtaking beauty traveling through San Juan National Forest. In Colorado Springs, take the cog railway up to the summit of 14,110-foot Pikes Peak for amazing views. </BR></BR>Step back in time as you visit Mesa Verde National Park to see how the Ancestral Pueblo people lived from 600 to 1300 AD. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the park protects nearly 5,000 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. Admire the cliff dwellings and just imagine what life was like living there! Another UNESCO World Heritage Site you’ll visit is the Taos Pueblo. Here, a tour will give you insight into the daily life of these native people—a special experience offered by Globus! Another out-of-the-ordinary adventure Globus includes is a visit to Santuario de Chimayo, a small adobe church with miraculous healing powers that attracts thousands of pilgrims each year. </BR></BR>Spend two nights in Albuquerque and attend the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. Stand in awe as hundreds of hot-air balloons take off in the Mass Ascension and enjoy the Balloon Glow and After-Glow fireworks show. Fun train rides, special experiences, breathtaking scenery, and more—this Colorado and New Mexico train tour offers it all!
DENVERSightseeing tour; farewell dinnerGEORGETOWNExcursion on the Georgetown Loop RailroadSILVERTONRide the narrow-gauge railroad to DurangoMESA VERDE NATIONAL PARKVisit cliff dwellings and museumTAOSVisit to [LF] Taos PuebloSANTA FEGuided trolley tour; visit Loretto ChapelCHIMAYO[LF] Visit Santuario de Chimayo; enjoy lunch at historic Rancho de ChimayoROYAL GORGE BRIDGEWalk across the spanCOLORADO SPRINGSRide the cog railroad up Pikes Peak; Garden of the Gods, [LF] enjoy a presentation by a cowboy storytellerALBUQUERQUE Mass Ascension, Balloon Glow, and After-Glow Fireworks Show
Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 3 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Denver
NOTE:Enjoy spectacular fall colors on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 10-October 8 (if Mother Nature permits).The September 24 and October 1 departures are 11 days and feature the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and most hotels.