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9 Day Historic Trains of the Old West

Globus Tour starting in Denver and finishing in Denver

Read 3 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Globus's 9 Day Historic Trains of the Old West. Discover the spirit of the Old West on this incredible holiday. From Denver, travel to the beautiful Colorado Mountains and board the historic Georgetown Loop Railroad. Overnight...read more
Overview
Operator: Globus
Type: Tour (Premium)
Max Group Size: 45
Duration: 9 Days
From: Denver to Denver
Tour Code: NC
Visits: USA
Our Price From:
$ 3,363
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Arrive In Denver
Welcome to colourful Colorado! At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
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Denver - Georgetown Loop Railroad - Breckenridge - Glenwood Springs
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Denver this morning, then it's on to the beautiful Colorado mountains. Board the historic GEORGETOWN LOOP RAILROAD/ sit back and relax as you enjoy the beauty of the rugged Rocky Mountains plus views of Clear Creek Canyon. There's time this afternoon to explore the resort town of Breckenridge before arriving in Glenwood Springs for the evening. Why not unpack your swimsuit and head down to the hot springs? Entrance to the HOT SPRINGS pools are included with your stay. These are the world's largest and have been welcoming visitors for over 125 years. (B)
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Glenwood Springs - Silverton - Rail Journey To Durango
Head south today through some of Colorado's most spectacular scenery. Arrive in Silverton, once a major mining town that owes its name to the bragging statement by an early miner: "We have no gold, but silver by the ton!" Board the narrow-gauge DURANGO & SILVERTON NARROWGAUGE RAILROAD for a scenic ride through San Juan National Forest. The legendary steam train hugs steep canyon walls as it winds its way through Rio de las Animas Canyon with vistas of snowcapped peaks. Arrive in Durango, a town born in the Gold Rush and silver-mining era. (B)
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Durango Excursion To Mesa Verde National Park
This morning, visit MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See Spruce Tree House, one of the best-preserved cliff dwellings. Also, visit the museum that depicts the story of the people who once thrived on this 8,000-foot (2438 metre) plateau, and stop at a great vantage point for pictures of Cliff Palace (one of the largest of the 700-year-old Anasazi dwellings). Return to Durango, where the remainder of the day is yours to explore. You might wish to browse the many shops on Main Street, or perhaps enjoy a cold pint at one of the city's local breweries. (B/D)
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Durango - Taos - Taos Pueblo - Santa Fe
Travel into New Mexico, arriving in the adobe town of Taos on the high- desert mesa at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Visit TAOS PUEBLO, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where a tour will give you insight into the history, traditions, and daily life of these native people. Continue to the charming city of Santa Fe, the oldest seat of government in the United States. Dinner this evening is at a local restaurant. (B/D)
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Santa Fe Excursion To Chimayo
Experience Santa Fe up close as you embark on a guided TROLLEY TOUR of the many historic buildings, revealing the town's Spanish, Indian, and American heritage. Main sights include the San Miguel Mission, Palace of the Governors, Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi, and LORETTO CHAPEL'S "Miracle Stairway." We then visit nearby Chimayo, which was founded in the 17th century by Spanish settlers. Enjoy lunch at the Rancho de Chimayo, located in a century-old adobe home, serving some of the best New Mexican cuisine. Visit SANTUARIO DE CHIMAYO and learn about the miraculous healing powers that still attract thousands of pilgrims each year. Return to Santa Fe, where the remainder of your day is at leisure. (B/L)
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Santa Fe - Royal Gorge - Colorado Springs
Leave Santa Fe and drive north to Colorado Springs, Colorado, stopping at the ROYAL GORGE BRIDGE en route. Walk across North America's highest suspension bridge and marvel at the rugged rock walls that plunge more than 1,000 feet (304 metres) down to the Arkansas River. Continue to Colorado Springs, home to the U.S. Olympic Training centre. (B)
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Colorado Springs - Denver
Take the PIKES PEAK COG RAILWAY up to the summit of 14,115-foot (4302 metres) Pikes Peak, the place that inspired Katharine Lee Bates to write America the Beautiful. We then explore GARDEN OF THE GODS, featuring 300-foot (91 metres) towering sandstone rock formations against a backdrop of snowcapped Pikes Peak and brilliant blue skies. This afternoon, head north to Denver, where your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner. Wonderful conversation and cuisine make the perfect finale for your holiday. (B/D)
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Denver
Bid farewell to your new friends as you transfer to Denver International Airport for your flight home. (B)
Globus Inclusions
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Trip Inclusions
Trip Inclusions
  • DENVER: Sightseeing tour; farewell dinner.
  • GEORGETOWN LOOP RAILROAD: Ride the historic train.
  • GLENWOOD SPRINGS: Entrance to Hot Springs pools.
  • SILVERTON: Ride the narrow-gauge railroad to Durango.
  • MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK: Visit the cliff dwellings and museum.
  • TAOS: Visit to Taos Pueblo.
  • SANTA FE: Guided trolley tour; visit Loretto Chapel.
  • CHIMAYO: Visit Santuario de Chimayo; enjoy lunch at historic Rancho de Chimayo.
  • ROYAL GORGE BRIDGE: Walk across the span.
  • COLORADO SPRINGS: Ride the cog railroad up Pikes Peak; Garden of the Gods.
  • MEALS: Breakfast (B) daily, 1 lunch (L), 3 three-course dinners (D) including a farewell dinner in Denver.
  • FREE WI-FI: Available on your motorcoach and in most hotels.
  • INSIDE VISITS and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
  • Hot spring pools in Glenwood Springs
  • Visit to Taos Pueblo
  • Visit Santuario de Chimayo; enjoy lunch at historic Rancho de Chimayo
Included Meals
Included Meals
  • 8 Breakfasts
  • 1 Lunches
  • 3 Dinners
Trip Notes
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.
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Accommodation: 4.5 Star
Average Age: 50+ years
Types: Coach Tours & Small Group Tours
Max Group Size(s): 44 & 20
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Destinations: Africa, Asia, Canada & Alaska, Europe, South & Central America, UK & Ireland, USA
Reviews (3)
Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Historic Trains of the Old West with Globus.
NSW, Australia
Sep 2016
2 Helpful Votes
4 Trips
“A well organised tour”
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This Globus tour delivered all it promised but was in retrospect a bit piecemeal. The title is a little misleading as it was not really about the historic trains, it was more a sightseeing tour that included three historic train rides. The accommodation was excellent, the tour went smoothly though there were some long days. Our guide, though very efficient, was a bit aloof and we thought it did not give enough chance to get to know our fellow travellers. A bit disappointing that the welcome was drinks only, there were no name badges and no travel bag.
NSW, Australia
Sep 2016
1 Helpful Vote
4 Trips
“A relaxing trip through the Old Wild West”
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This trip offered a great variety of experiences from learning about the cliff dwellers in Mesa Verde National Park and visiting Taos Pueblo to riding on three historic railroads A highlight of the tour was visiting the old wild west towns of Silverton and Durango and walking across the Royal Gorge Bridge over the Arkansas River. All the time seeing the most spectacular scenery of both Colorado and New Mexico. On this tour there were 26 people and the Tour Guide and Driver were both friendly and knowledgeable.
NSW, Australia
Sep 2015
1 Trip
“Interesting tour to good sites”
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This was an interesting tour to good sites but the emphasis on 'Historic Trains' is misleading as it was conducted as a tour of the Colorado Rockies with rides on 3 historic trains. For railway enthusiasts there was not enough time spent on the trains themselves, particularly on the locomotives and rolling stock. In summary: As a tour of Colorado with a visit to Santa Fe it was good, for those wanting a predominantly railway-oriented tour I'd look elsewhere. Two complaints. First, many of the side trips seemed unnecessarily rushed and second, the Wifi on the coach rarely worked, not even in large towns, even though several people asked for it to be fixed.
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