Colorado New Year’s Eve

December 28, 2017 - January 3, 2018
7 days / 13 meals

Featuring a ride on the California Zephyr, one of Amtrak’s most scenic routes, and an overnight stay at the AAA 5-diamond Broadmoor Hotel!

Day 1: Kansas City
Enjoy a delicious home-style lunch in a settler’s log cabin home at The Settlers Inn. Learn about the history of the greeting card empire started in 1920 from a shoebox full of postcards, Hallmark Cards. Visit one of Kansas City’s favorite holiday destinations, Union Station, decorated for the season with lights and the city’s largest Christmas tree before overnighting in Topeka. L

Day 2: Aurora CO
Continue west and enjoy lunch at a Sunrise Tour’s favorite, Gella’s Diner in Hays, KS, a frontier town that was once home to Calamity Jane and “Buffalo Bill” Cody. Arrive in Colorado for our overnight stay in the capital city, Denver. B, L, hot apps

Day 3: Amtrak to Glenwood Springs CO
All aboard the California Zephyr for an adventure from Denver to Glenwood Springs – one of Amtrak’s most scenic routes. Pass through snow-covered mountain peaks, crystal-coated pines, glistening streams, quaint mountain villages and awe-inspiring tunnels. Your grand finale to this ride is the spectacular Glenwood Canyon with walls that climb as high as 1,300 feet! Board the Iron Mountain Aerial Tram where you’ll experience the magnificent Rocky Mountain scenery as you skim over the tops of the trees for panoramic eagle eye views of the striking mountains and a cozy dinner at the top. Unpack your bags for a 2-night stay at the Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge. B, D

Day 4: Redstone, CO & New Year’s Eve
Experience the serenity of the mountains on a horse drawn sleigh ride through the canopy of snowy pine trees in Redstone, CO, a unique village originally developed as a turn-of-the-century “Camelot” and now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure exploring the shops on Glenwood Spring’s Main Street or take a dip in our hotel’s hot springs pool which boasts water around 100 degrees and filled with rich natural minerals to restore the body. Delight in the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue complete with comedic skit, songs, dance, laughter and a champagne toast before a delicious dinner to ring in the new year! B, D

Day 5: AAA Five-Diamond “The Broadmoor Resort”
Happy New Year! Trek to Colorado Springs and unpack your bags for an overnight stay at the AAA Five- Diamond Broadmoor Resort. Nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, this distinguished Colorado mountain retreat upholds a legacy of elegance and impeccable service. Built in 1918, the resort features many grand touches that still exist: beams painted with motifs from classical mythology, a marble staircase, ornate chandeliers, and ceiling frescoes by European artists. B, D

Day 6: Garden of the Gods, Hays, KS
Join a local guide for a tour of one of the most photographed natural wonders in the United States, Garden of the Gods. With its spectacular red rock formations against a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak and brilliant blue skies, the park is truly awe-inspiring. Travel to mid- Kansas for an overnight stay. B, L

Day 7: Return home
Depart for home this morning with many memories of an incredible New Year’s vacation. B

Per person rates
double $1698
triple/quad $1499
single $2206

CO NYE map