b'Day 1 - Denverfor an included dinner served at sunset.continue our heritage rail trip through the Arrive in Denver and transfer independentlyOvernight Palisade, CO. (B, D) San Luis Valley to Alamosa. Tonight, join your to the historic Brown Palace Hotel. Meet yoursmall group for dinner, and share stories of Tour Manager for a short tour briefing beforeDay 5 - Durango & Silverton Narrowthe day as you enjoy tastes of the region. enjoying dinner at your choice of local Gauge RailroadOvernight Alamosa. (B, L, D) restaurants.Overnight Denver, CO. Today we make the scenic drive to Silverton where there will be time for lunch on ownDay 8 - Royal Gorge Route Railroad Day 2 - Colorado Rail Museum &before boarding the Durango & SilvertonWe travel by motorcoach this morning to Georgetown Loop RailroadNarrow Gauge Railroad.We travel one-wayCanon City, where we board the Royal Gorge Start the day at the Colorado Rail Museumto Durango along the Animas River withRoute Railroads Dining Car that features and get an insiders perspective on a views from our first-class seats in the Silverlarge picture windows from which to view docent-led tour. After an included lightVista Car, a glass-domed car with leatherthe Royal Gorge and plush seating where we lunch, continue west and immerse yourselfseats, panoramic windows and a closed enjoy lunch. If you choose, head out to the in the mining history of the Rocky Mountainsvestibule with the largest viewing platformopen-air car after lunch to take in theaboard the Georgetown Loop Railroad. Thison the train. Overnight Durango, CO. (B) scenery. The route runs entirely along the narrow-gauge, two coil loop railway takesbottom of the gorge, allowing you to look us on the original 4.5-mile loop betweenDay 6 - Back of the Yard Tour &up at the amazing sights, including the Georgetown and Silver Plume. From the fullyJames RanchRoyal Gorge Suspension Bridge. Following enclosed Parlor Car, gaze out the panoramicThis morning we visit the Durango & the 2-hour excursion, we drive to Colorado windows for views over Clear Creek Canyon.Silverton Museum and take a guided walkSprings. Overnight Colorado Springs, CO. (B, L)Overnight Denver, CO. (L) to learn about the railroads rolling stock, see the machine shop and hear about theDay 9 - Pikes Peak Cog Railway & Day 3 - Amtrak to Grand Junctionbehind-the-scenes operations at the station. Garden of the Gods and on to PalisadeThis evening we take a short drive north ofThis morning we board the newly re-opened Depart early this morning on Amtraks Durango to James Ranch for an includedPikes Peak Cog Railway, the worlds high-California Zephyr bound for Grand Junction.dinner.Overnight Durango, CO. (B, D) est cog train, for an exhilarating ride to the On arrival, continue by deluxe motorcoach14,110-foot summit of Americas mountain, to Palisades, CO, and our lodging set amidstDay 7 - Cumbres & ToltecPikes Peak. At the top, there will be time for Colorados wine country and a compli- Scenic Railroadphotos of the surrounding mountain vistas mentary wine tasting before dinner on own.An unforgettable journey lies ahead today asthat inspired the song, America theOvernight Palisades, CO. we set out on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Beautiful.Next, we visit Garden of the Gods, Railroad, voted the #1 Top Attraction in a National Natural Landmark filled with Day 4 - Grand Mesa Drive & ColoradoColorado and New Mexico by USA Today. dramatic sandstone formations. Overnight National Monument ParkEnjoy the incredible views from the Deluxe CarColorado Springs, CO. (B, D)This morning enjoy an excursion along thewith cafe-style seating and expansiveGrand Mesa Scenic Byway with views of thewindows. This meticulously preserved carDay 10 - Tour Conclusion worlds largest flat-topped mountain. Thisfeatures period-appropriate seating andOur tour concludes after breakfast. A group afternoon we take a winery tour followed byaccess to the trains open-air gondola. Lunchtransfer to Denver International Airport will a visit to Colorado National Monument Park is served at the station in Osier before weaccommodate flights departing after 1:00 p.m. (B)For Vacations By Rails complete collection of vacations, visit www.vacationsbyrail.com or call 877-253-9891 125'