We are delighted to let you know about a number of excursions that we can offer which will not only save you up to 50% off the local ticket prices, but save you valuable time during your stay.
You can call us free of charge on 01737 646416 to book any of these trips & tours.
Cherry creek shopping centre - £15 per person - Visit the shopping centre that puts the therapy into retail and see why everything in America is done not just bigger and better but with style. Located in the heart of Denver, the lavishly appointed Cherry Creek Shopping Center is a veritable consumer’s paradise, with more 160 shops, restaurants and services.
Long considered Denver’s premier shopping destination it is also one of the top tourist attractions in town. You will find retail outlets for some of the world’s top brands as well as branches of some of America’s most famous department stores. There are bookshops, jewellers, home stores, children’s specialists, sporting goods retailers and much more.
There is also a wide variety of restaurants, bars and cafés, serving food and drink from all corners of the world. Children under 12 are looked after free of charge at the Rocky Mountain Kids Club. Among the top labels you will find at Cherry Creek are Abercrombie & Fitch, Burberry, Brooks Brothers, Diesel, Guess, J.Crew, Louis Vuitton, Nine West, The Colorado Store and many more. This world-class shopping centre also features renowned stores such as Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Macy's, Tiffany and Co., Elway's Restaurant, and Burberry. And for entertainment there is an eight-screen cinema, showing all the latest releases. The centre is open from 10am to 9pm Monday to Saturday and from 11am to 6pm on Sundays. You are advised to bring photo ID.
Day by day
Day 1 London to Denver
Flight direct from London to Denver. When you have arrived pick up your car from the airport and drive to your hotel. Enjoy this evening at leisure.
Day 2 Denver
Denver - the Mile High City-- Visit the State Capitol Building where you will find the marker that shows you exactly one mile above sea level! Nearby you will find the beautiful Red Rock Park and Amphitheatre--voted the #1 best Spot for outdoor concerts in the USA.
Day 3 Denver to Colorado Springs
After breakfast start your journey to Colorado Springs, the journey only takes 1 hour so will give you plenty of time to enjoy the rest of the day when you have arrived.
Day 4 Colorado Springs
Visit the Garden of the Gods, considered to be the Most Beautiful City Park in the USA and walk among the huge red rocks with Pikes Peak as a background. Take the Manitou Springs Cog Railway to the top of 14,000+ foot high Pikes Peak. You just might find yourself on the highest railway in North America!
Day 5 Colorado Springs to Canon City
This morning take one of the old mining roads from Cripple Creek down to Cañon City to take a ride on the Royal Gorge Scenic Railway as you follow the Arkansas River through the narrow canyon and back. We suggest the lunch tour as the food is excellent. Spend the afternoon touring the Royal Gorge Attraction where you can walk across the world’s Highest Suspension Bridge and then experience the bungee sling ride out over the canyon where you swing out over 1000 feet above the river below.
Day 6 Canon City to Alamosa
Continue your journey to Alamosa; Follow the Arkansas River to the San Luis Valley. Here you can visit two attractions. The first is possibly one of the strangest attractions you would expect to find in Colorado--an Alligator Farm. The second is one of the Newest National Parks in the USA--the Great Sand Dunes National Park, dedicated in the fall of 2004.
Day 7 Alamosa to Durango
This morning travel over the Wolf Creek Pass in the San Juan Mountains and then through the National Forest as you continue on to the Gold and Silver mining community of Durango. When you have arrived check in to your hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure.
Day 8 Durango
If you travel early you can catch the last train departure for Silverton at 10AM. If not, then a visit to the historic community is still a great experience. There are other activities in the area that will keep you busy for the day as well...relaxing in the hot springs in Durango or Pagosa Springs, river rafting, jeep touring, mountain bike rentals, and more.
Day 9 Durango to Mesa Verde National Park
The drive today is short, but the visit will be one of the most memorable as you spend the day visiting Mesa Verde National Park. This was the first park in the US Park System actually set aside to preserve man-made structures--the cliff dwellings built by the Ancestral Publoans between 800-1000 years ago. These are among the oldest buildings you can visit in North America. And the overnight will be inside the park at the Far View Lodge--on a clear day you can see over 100 miles into New Mexico to the south.
Day 10 Mesa Verde National Park to Moab
Venture into the State of Utah to Moab to visit the Arches National Park. Here you will find the largest collection of natural arches found anywhere in the world! We also suggest an evening drive to the Island in the Sky district of the nearby Canyon lands National Park to see one of the best sunsets anywhere!
Day 11 Moab to Grand Junction
Return to Colorado to visit the Colorado National Monument. This park has been called the most Serene of all the National Parks or Monuments and you are certain to find a spot where you can get off by yourself and just reflect on the beauty around you. You will also find this to be one of the top regions in the world for exploration of dinosaur bones and fossils--with some excellent local museums to show you what has been discovered in the region.
Day 12 Grand Junction to Glenwood Springs
Follow the Colorado River into Colorado to one of the more “funky” communities--that of Glenwood Springs. Here you can tour the Glenwood Caverns, raft or bike through the Glenwood Canyon and then end the day with a relaxing evening in the world’s largest thermal heated outdoor pool--The Glenwood Springs.
Day 13 Glenwood Springs to Boulder
This morning check out your hotel and drive to Boulder. Follow along one of Colorado’s Scenic By-ways, The Peak to Peak Highway, as you travel south from Estes Park to the community of Nederland. From here you follow down the Boulder Canyon and into the community of Boulder. You will find plenty to keep you busy here, including a visit to a Russian Tea House (presented to the community as a Sister City Gift) and a visit to the largest tea factory in North America (Celestial Seasonings Tea Factory). You will also find one of the largest Modern Western Art Galleries at the nearby Leaning Tree Printing Company.
Day 14 Boulder to Denver to London
After breakfast make your way to Denver where you will need to drop your car off at the airport before checking in.
Day 15 London
Arrive back into the UK after a fantastic holiday.