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Historic Trains of the Old West

For devotees of rail roads and Western history this combines the best of both as well an unforgettable experience at the Albuquerque Balloon Festival on this special departure.

11 days from

£2,751

per person, for 2 people

Based on departing 22/09/2017 from London Heathrow Airport

View Dates
  • Durango, Silverton Railroad Durango, Silverton Railroad
  • Santa Fe Santa Fe
  • Old Railroad Old Railroad
  • Silverton Railroad Silverton Railroad
  • Colorado Springs Colorado Springs
  • Denver Denver
  • Santa Fe Santa Fe

Itinerary Map

DAY 1 : UK - Denver.

Fly to Denver where you will transfer to your hotel for two nights.

DAY 2 : Denver.

Enjoy time at leisure in Denver before meeting up with your travelling companions and Tour Director for a welcome drink this evening. Includes Breakfast

DAY 3 : Denver - Georgetown Loop Railroad - Glenwood Springs.

This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Denver. Afterwards head to the beautiful Colorado Mountains. Board the historic Georgetown Loop Railroad. Sit back and relax as the train passes the amazing Rocky Mountains and see views of Clear Creek Canyon. Continue to Breckenridge where there is time to explore before arriving in Glenwood Springs. The hot springs have been welcoming visitors for over 125 years and are the world's largest. Includes Breakfast

DAY 4 : Glenwood Springs - Durango & Silverton Railway - Durango.

Continue on to Silverton, once a major mining town that owes its name to the bragging statement made by an early miner: "We have no gold, but silver by the ton!". Board the narrow gauge Durango & Silverton Railroad for a scenic ride through San Juan National Forest. The legendary steam train hugs steep canyon walls as it winds it's 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. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5 : Durango.

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 explains the story of the people who once thrived on this 8,000ft plateau. Later, return to Durango where the rest of the day is at leisure. Enjoy time to explore the many shops on Main Street. Includes Breakfast

DAY 6 : Durango - Taos - Sante Fe.

Enter New Mexico arriving in the adobe town of Taos at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and enjoy a local favourtie visit to Taos Pueblo a UNESCO world heritage site. Continue to the charming city of Santa Fe, the oldest seat of government in the United States. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7 : Santa Fe.

Enjoy an included guided Trolley Tour of the many historic buildings showcasing the town's Spanish, Indian and American heritage. Sights include the San Miguel and Loretto Chapel's 'Miracle Stairway'. Continue to Chimayo, at the Rancho de Chimayo, located in a century old adobe home, serving some of the best New Mexican cuisine. Visit the Santuario de Chimayo and learn about the miraculous healing powers that attract pilgrims each year. Later, return to Sante Fe where the rest of the days is at leisure. Includes Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 8 : Sante Fe - Colorado Springs.

Enjoy a stop at the Royal Gorge Bridge en route to Colorado Springs. Walk across the North America's highest suspension bridge and marvel at the the rock walls that plunge more than 1,000ft to the Arkansas River. Includes Breakfast

DAY 9 : Colorado Springs - Denver.

This morning, take the Pikes Peak Cog Railway to the summit of 14,110ft Pikes Peak where Katharine Lee Bates was inspired to write America the Beautiful. There is time to explore Garden of the Gods, featuring towering sandstone rock formations against a backdrop of snowcapped Pikes Peak and brilliant blue skies. This evening enjoy a special farewell dinner hosted by your Tour Director. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10 : Denver - UK.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK. Includes Breakfast

DAY 11 : Home landing the UK.

Hotels on Tour

  • Santa Fe:Hilton Sante Fe Historic Plaza
  • Colorado Springs:Embassy Suites by Hilton Colorado Springs
  • NOTE:Accommodation as stated or similar
  • Denver:Sheraton Denver Downtown
  • Glenwood Springs:Glenwood Hot Springs Resort
  • Durango:Doubletree Durango

What's Included

  • VIP Private Home Pick-up Service (Terms & Conditions apply)
  • Return flights UK - Denver - UK
  • Accommodation on tour in a twin room with private facilities
  • Meals on tour - 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Services of a tour director
  • Porterage (for one suitcase per person)
  • Transfers

Holiday highlights

  • Denver Sightseeing
  • Georgetown Loop Railroad
  • Silverton Narrow - Gauge railway
  • Mesa Verde National Park See Cliff dwellings
  • Santa Fe Guided Trolley Tour
  • Royal George Bridge
  • Colorado Springs Cog Railway up Peaks Pike

Why Book With Archers Holidays?

  • We've been part of the same family-owned company for 85 years
  • Great value holidays with no hidden costs
  • We have more touring holidays in North America and Europe than any other operator
  • Our expert Tour Directors have a 96% customer satisfaction score
  • Your holiday is fully protected through ABTA and ATOL
  • Private airport transfer included in your holiday
  • Great for single travellers
  • Save £50pp on your second holiday
Itinerary Map

DAY 1 : UK - Denver.

Fly to Denver where you will transfer to your hotel for two nights.

DAY 2 : Denver.

Enjoy time at leisure in Denver before meeting up with your travelling companions and Tour Director for a welcome drink this evening. Includes Breakfast

DAY 3 : Denver - Georgetown Loop Railroad - Glenwood Springs.

Framed by dramatic vistas of the Rocky Mountains, this morning’s sightseeing tour shows you the cosmopolitan city of Denver. Afterwards, head to the beautiful Colorado Mountains and climb aboard the historic Georgetown Loop Railroad for unrivalled views of the Rockies and Clear Creek Canyon. Continue on to explore the alpine ski resort Breckenridge and then arrive in Glenwood Springs. The hot springs have been welcoming visitors for over 125 years and are the world's largest. Includes Breakfast

DAY 4 : Glenwood Springs - Durango & Silverton Railway - Durango.

Mining town Silverton is next. It owes its name to the bold statement of an early miner: "We have no gold, but silver by the ton!" Board the narrow gauge Durango & Silverton Railroad for a scenic ride through San Juan National Forest. Hugging steep canyon walls, this legendary steam train winds its way through the Rio de las Animas Canyon with impressive views of snow-capped peaks. Arrive in Durango, a town born in the Gold Rush and silver-mining era. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5 : Durango.

This morning visit Mesa Verde National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its well-preserved ancestral Pueblo Indian dwellings set into the surrounding cliffs. The largest of which, Spruce Tree House, was constructed between 1211 and 1278. Visit the museum which tells the story of the indigenous people who once thrived on this 8,000ft plateau. Later, return to Durango where the rest of the day is at leisure to explore the laid-back brewpubs, art galleries and shops of Main Street. Includes Breakfast

DAY 6 : Durango - Taos - Sante Fe.

Roll on into New Mexico arriving in the adobe town of Taos at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The Taos Pueblo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a remarkable collection of dwellings and ceremonial buildings which belong to the Native American tribe of Puebloan people. Then journey to Santa Fe, capital of New Mexico and the oldest seat of government in the United States. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7 : Santa Fe.

Take a trolley tour of the city’s historic landmarks which showcase the town’s rich Spanish, Indian and American heritage. A highlight is the San Miguel and Loretto Chapel's 'Miracle Stairway'. This unusual helix-shaped spiral staircase was built in the late-19th century by a carpenter whose identity remains a mystery. Continue to Chimayo, at the Rancho de Chimayo, located in a century-old adobe home to sample some tasty New Mexican cuisine. Visit the Santuario de Chimayo and learn about the miraculous healing powers that attract pilgrims each year. Later, return to Sante Fe where the rest of the day is at leisure. Includes Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 8 : Sante Fe - Colorado Springs.

Enjoy a stop at the Royal Gorge Bridge en route to Colorado Springs. Walk across the North America's highest suspension bridge and marvel at the rock walls that plunge more than 1,000ft to the Arkansas River. Includes Breakfast

DAY 9 : Colorado Springs - Denver.

This morning, take the Pikes Peak Cog Railway to the 14,110ft summit, where Katharine Lee Bates was inspired to write ‘America the Beautiful’. Explore Garden of the Gods with its impressive towering sandstone rock formations set against a classic Colorado view of striking blue skies and the snow-capped Pikes Peak. This evening enjoy a special farewell dinner hosted by your tour director. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10 : Denver - UK.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK. Includes Breakfast

DAY 11 : Home landing the UK.

Hotels on Tour

  • Santa Fe:Hilton Sante Fe Historic Plaza
  • Colorado Springs:Embassy Suites by Hilton Colorado Springs
  • NOTE:Accommodation as stated or similar
  • Denver:Sheraton Denver Downtown
  • Glenwood Springs:Glenwood Hot Springs Resort
  • Durango:Doubletree Durango

What's Included

  • VIP Private Home Pick-up Service (Terms & Conditions apply)
  • Return flights
  • Accommodation on tour
  • 13 meals
  • Services of a tour director
  • Porterage
  • Transfers

Holiday highlights

  • Denver Sightseeing
  • Georgetown Loop Railroad
  • Silverton Narrow - Gauge railway
  • Mesa Verde National Park Cliff dwellings
  • Santa Fe Guided Trolley Tour
  • Royal George Bridge
  • Colorado Springs Cog Railway up Peaks Pike

Why Book With Archers Holidays?

  • We've been part of the same family-owned company for 85 years
  • Great value holidays with no hidden costs
  • We have more touring holidays in North America and Europe than any other operator
  • Our expert Tour Directors have a 96% customer satisfaction score
  • Your holiday is fully protected through ABTA and ATOL
  • Private airport transfer included in your holiday
  • Great for single travellers
  • Save £50pp on your second holiday

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