Tuesday, July 23 - Tuesday, July 30, 2019 (8 days)
Choo-Choo - Featuring the Best Colorado Steam Locomotives
Walking Level: Light to Moderate
Signup Deadline: Monday, June 17, 2019
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Do you love trains, especially classic old steam engines? Then this is the trip for you to step back into yesteryear and enjoy the steam whistle, smoke and soot! We will ride on three different, historic railroad lines in the beautiful state of Colorado.
We will drive to Alamosa, Colorado for a ride on the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad. We'll travel over the majestic LaVeta Pass to the mountain town of LaVeta where we will eat lunch, explore the quaint downtown and then return back to Alamosa.
The next day we will ride on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. This railroad is the highest and longest narrow-gauge steam railroad in the United States with a track length of 64 miles! This line is operated by steam engines so get ready to see the smoke and hear the steam whistle. It features 408 and 310-foot trestle bridges and a 342 foot and a 366 foot tunnel on its route and traverses the border between Colorado and New Mexico, crossing back and forth between the two states 11 times. Lunch will be a train stop in Osier, just below the scenic Osier Mountain.
We'll also have a chance to ride the Durango Silverton Railroad. This railroad leads you on a 26-mile journey through the two-million-acre San Juan National Forest along the Animas River. We will get to experience the adventure of traveling by a coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive that has been running since 1882! We'll get a chance to step back in time and ride on the same tracks that miners, cowboys and settlers of the Old West. This is a spectacular trip with amazing views of the mountains and canyons!
Don't forget about the other amazing stuff-great meals, time to shop, seeing other sights, and museums… but we know it's really all about four of the most incredible train rides for your life.
Your Guaranteed Cost Trip™ & Full Fare Price Disclosure
Your Guaranteed Cost Trip™ means there are absolutely no hidden costs - everything is included: all meals (breakfast at hotel, lunch and dinner both at a restaurant), lodging in your own, regular bed, and all transportation including local pickup and drop off in your city, all attractions, entertainment and activities, an experienced tour leader and experienced staff care in 1:3 and 1:4 small groups. Travelers only need to bring souvenir and snack money.
All prices shown are round trip prices and include all mandatory taxes and fees. Note: Soda cards on Royal Caribbean cruises are at your own expense (to keep the trip price fair for everyone).
Vendor & fuel price increases between the time of the traveler’s initial deposit and the due date for final payment are covered by Special Journeys—you never pay extra for Your Guaranteed Cost Trip™.
Travelers that need to travel with a dedicated 1:1 staff require an additional, reduced price fare to cover the costs for that staff.
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Medical equipment does not count as luggage but you must notify us in advance so we have room to transport this equipment!
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