Colorado Trains and Colorful Balloons

11 DAYS • 14 MEALS This is a tour for those who like to travel differently. Ride two Amtrak trains, four historic railroads, and attend the Albuquerque balloon festival.
This tour departs from the Chicagoland/Wisconsin Area
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  • 11 Day Amtrak and Motorcoach Holiday
  • Free home or local pick up and return
  • 14 Meals (4 dinners, 2 lunches and 8 breakfasts)
  • Travel cross country aboard Amtrak’s California Zephyr to Denver and home from Albuquerque aboard the Southwest Chief (coach service)
  • Spend 2 nights in Colorado Springs and visit the beautiful Garden of the Gods
  • Ride to the clouds on the Pike’s Peak Cog Railway
  • Journey into the “Grand Canyon of the Arkansas” aboard the Royal Gorge Railroad
  • Ride through the Rocky Mountains aboard the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
  • Experience a piece of western history aboard the Durango & Silverton Railroad
  • Visit Santa Fe and see Loretto Chapel and Governor’s Plaza
  • Enjoy the best of the Balloon Fiesta including the evening Balloon Glow and spectacular fireworks display
  • Visit the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and enjoy free time in Old Town
  • Marvel at the “Mass Ascension” of the balloons and watch as the sky above Albuquerque fills with color in a spectacular display of sight and sound
  • $55 in Mayflower Money
Tour Activity Level
LEVEL 3: A blend of longer and shorter days on this program with more walking tours mixed with some periods of standing. Expect more of the touring to be over uneven surfaces or involve stairs.