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Majestic Colorado

June 7, 2022 thru June 15, 2022

We will take you on a 9-day relaxed expedition through Colorado past spectacular 14,000-foot peaks, soothing hot springs and fantastic historic towns on this Colorado loop. Explore national parks, monuments, landmarks and forests as we travel America’s Scenic Byways. Flying into Denver, we begin our tour with a 2-night stay in Estes Park at the foot of Rocky Mountain National Park, before touring some of the Centennial State’s most iconic vistas, mountain peaks and deep canyons. We finish our tour with a 3-night stay in Colorado Springs!


Transportation

Motorcoach

Transportation

Air

One way from Denver to Tucson

Transportation

Vail Jeep Tour

Duration

9 Days, 8 Nights

Activity Level

Moderate

We travel to elevations of +/- 10,000 ft.

Meals

13 meals (6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners) included

Availability

Available

Pickup/Dropoff

Livery service to/from your home included


Tour Highlights

  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Vail Jeep Tour
  • Colorado National Monument
  • Telluride
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP
  • Pike’s Peak Cog Railroad
  • Garden of the Gods National Natural Landmark
  • US Air Force Academy

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip air transportation Tucson to Denver*
  • All motorcoach transportation & airport transfers
  • Pick-up/livery service
  • 8 nights lodging
  • 13 Meals (8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners)
  • Admissions & tours as described
  • Services of a Tour Director
  • Coach refreshments
  • Baggage handling
  • Taxes and gratuities for included items


Day 1 - Tucson to Denver

Today we travel by air to Denver, Colorado where we will meet our motorcoach. We will drive along the Front Range through Boulder, with its famous Flatirons rock formations. We continue through canyons alive with wildlife up to Estes Park, the charming town at the entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park, where we will check in for a two-night stay at our Hotel and enjoy a group welcome dinner. (D)

Day 2- Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park

This morning we enter Rocky Mountain National Park and explore Fall River, Beaver Meadows and Moraine Park taking our time to take in the natural beauty, optional short hikes or just relax and enjoy the views. Returning to town for lunch, you will have some time to explore Estes Park on your own. (B)

Day 3 - Rocky Mountain National Park

Today we once again tour Rocky Mountain National Park and climb above 14,000 feet, the highest point on the Continental Divide. We find the best spots for wildlife viewing, photographs and optional walks. We continue down the west side of the park to check in for a one-night stay in Silverthorne. (B,D)

Day 4 – White River National Forest Adventures

Today we take a mellow jeep tour with local guides through the White River National Forest, where we see wildflowers, gorgeous vistas and wildlife. This adventurous day continues with an independent lunch in Vail and time to explore town on your own. We then cross into western Colorado and stay for one night at Tru Hotel in Grand Junction. (B,L)

Day 5 – Colorado National Monument & Telluride

This morning we encounter Colorado National Monument, where towering monoliths exist within a vast plateau and canyon panorama. Experience sheer-walled, red rock canyons along the twists and turns of Rim Rock Drive, where we may spy bighorn sheep and soaring eagles. We will continue to the scenic mountain-town of Telluride for lunch and a ride on the gondola, which caps out at 10,540 feet above sea level and offers stunning 360-degree views of the San Juan Mountains that extend to Utah. We have dinner at The Stone House and stay one night at the Holiday Inn Express in Montrose. (B,D)

Day 6 - Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Today we travel to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, which surrounds part of a deep, steep-walled gorge carved through Precambrian rock by the Gunnison River. Take in views of Black Canyon’s dramatic drops and the striated Painted Wall cliff. As we descend to the river wildlife sightings may include mule deer, elk and golden eagles. This afternoon we cross back into eastern Colorado. After a stop in Salida for lunch we check-in for a three night stay in Colorado Springs. (B)

Day 7 - US Air Force Academy

The Air Force Academy [USAFA] is recognized as one of the nation’s finest four-year institutions. The curriculum provides cadets with a solid foundation for an Air Force career. There are many sights to explore on campus and today we will stop by the Visitor Center, Planetarium & STEM Center, and Cadet Chapel for the Cadet Lunch Formation. We will also take some time to enjoy the beautiful vistas from the Chapel and Athletic Overlooks, see the B-52 Bomber, T-38 Talon and an A-10 Warthog, or take an optional walk along one of the many publicly accessible trails. This afternoon we will head to Old Colorado City for some shopping and independent dinner. Colorado Avenue boasts galleries and quaint gift stores that cluster alongside jewelers and candy shops in 19th-century brick buildings. (B)

Day 8 - Garden of the Gods & Pike’s Peak National Landmarks

This morning we make our way to the Garden of the Gods National Natural Landmark, which comprises 1,300 acres of sandstone rock formations. We start in the Visitor Center at their new Geo-Trekker Theater and travel through one billion years in less than 15 minutes, plunging into deep into hot magma, seeing dinosaurs, ancient sea monsters and more, and we soar high above Garden of the Gods and see some of the most awe-inspiring aerial footage in the world. Then our park guide will join us as we take a one-hour tour through the formations. After lunch we continue to Pike’s Peak for a ride on a scenic cog railway to the top. The summit of Pike’s Peak is a National Historic Landmark that holds a special place in American history. It was this incredible view that inspired the famous lyrics to “America the Beautiful.” We enjoy a group dinner tonight in Colorado Springs. (B,D)

Day 9 – Denver to Tucson

Today we fly home to Tucson from Denver with photographs, friendships and memories from these glorious national parks and historic places. (B)

If you are joining the tour from locations other than Tucson, we make other arrangements for you to join the tour. Please call our office for more details.


Package Pricing

$3,762 per person

Double occupancy

Deposit: $200

$4,518 per person

Single occupancy

Deposit: $200

Price Includes

Roundtrip air transportation Tucson to Denver*
All motorcoach transportation & airport transfers
Pick-up/livery service
8 nights lodging
13 Meals (8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners)
Admissions & tours as described
Services of a Tour Director
Coach refreshments
Baggage handling
Taxes and gratuities for included items


Booking Policy

We pride ourselves on great service and an enjoyable experience for all and will go over our booking policies after you make your request for booking. If you’d like to learn more about our booking policies before your trip, give us a call at (520) 325-8839, or visit our Booking Policies page. Click here for more information on our booking policies.

Travel Insurance

We recommend that all travelers purchase a travel protection plan to help protect themselves and their trip investment. Travel protection plans can provide coverage for trip cancellation, trip interruption, emergency medical expenses and emergency evacuation/repatriation, trip delay, baggage delay, and more. For your convenience, we offer the following plan for this tour:

ADULT GROUP CHOICE

360° Adult Group Choice Flyer– Provides an overview of benefits and coverage limits

360° Adult Group Choice Policy – Provides the full coverage term details, including exclusions and limitations

$248 covers trip costs $3,001-$4,000. $313 covers trip costs $4,001-$5,000. Cost may be more or less depending on your total trip cost. If you do not wish to purchase now, the plan can be purchased any time prior to final payment.

Contact us to purchase. If you have questions about coverage, please review the policy or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 888.574.7026 or email 360group@travelexinsurance.com. Travelex Insurance Services, Inc. CA Agency License #0D10209. Travel Insurance is underwritten by Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company; NAIC #22276. RWF


ITINERARY

For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency, and airline information.

The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.

AIRLINE TICKETS

You will be issued your boarding pass the afternoon of our departure back to Tucson, after your arrival at the Denver International Airport. If you have an United Airlines frequent flyer number, or a TSA number, please call our office at least 3 days prior to the tour to ensure we can note these in your reservation.

If you are joining the tour from locations other than Tucson, we make other arrangements for you to join the tour. Please call our office for more details.

AIRPORT SECURITY

Do not forget to bring your government issued picture ID to show at the airport. A Driver’s License or Passport is preferred. If you do not have the proper ID, the airline will turn you away.

BAGGAGE

We have arranged for handling for one piece of luggage per person regarding the skycaps (where available) and hotels. If you check through luggage note that the maximum weight for the checked piece of luggage is 50 pounds and maximum size is 62 inches (length + width + height). If your bag weighs over 50 pounds the airlines will levy an extra fee that you will be responsible to pay. If you feel the need to lock your checked through luggage and your bag is searched, your lock could be damaged in the process. You can purchase a TSA (Transportation Security Administration) accepted and recognized lock at any luggage store. Make sure you ask for a TSA approved lock. These locks are the kind that TSA screeners can open by using a special tool without breaking. Passengers can carry-on 1 bag (dimensions are limited to 10x16x24 inches), plus a personal type bag, like a purse. We advise that you pack your carry-on lightly. There are restrictions regarding your carryon baggage and contents due to enhanced security
measures. Attached find a list regarding commonly asked about items as well as an update. If you have further concerns, please visit the TSA's Web-site at www.tsa.gov. There is room inside the motorcoach for your hand carried bag.

CHECKED BAGGAGE FEES

On United Airlines our airline for this tour, passengers are assessed a $25 fee per checked in bag, by the Airlines, upon checking in for the flight.

EMERGENCY CONTACT

It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.

GRATUITIES/ITEMS INCLUDED IN PRICE

The traditional end-of-tour gratuity to your tour director is already included in the price. We also include the gratuities for local guides and the coach/livery drivers. Maid tips are not included.

LIVERY

For your convenience, we have a (round-tour) door-to-door pickup service with each multi-day tour. (This service is not available to all clients depending on your location.) Approximately 2 to 3 days prior to the departure date you will receive a call from our office and we will tell you your assigned pickup time. (These times can vary up to 15 minutes depending on traffic.)

LODGING REQUESTS

If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.

Many hotels around the country have instituted a "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.

TRAVEL REQUESTS

We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.

RESPONSIBILITY

Pleasurebent Tours acts solely as an agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling, and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.

WEATHER AND CLOTHING/MISC. SUGGESTIONS

Please be sure to bring a sweater and/or rain jacket, along with good walking shoes and a hat. There are no dress codes for the areas we take you on this tour.

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