September 8-16, 2021 - Colorado Rockies Rail Tour
Tour status: Completed - Displayed as an example of a past tour
September 8-16, 2021: Round trip of 9 days, and 8 nights!
Includes 2 nights aboard private sleeping cars,
3 nights in Denver,
1 night each in Gunnison, Durango, and Glenwood Springs, CO
4 tourist rail lines of scenic beauty to enjoy
Perhaps the greatest feature of the trip is that it includes the "Rockies to the Red Rocks" Rocky Mountaineer's two day tour. Ride in the comfort of their SilverLeaf Service aboard beautiful railcars with a view of the magnificent scenery between Moab, UT – Glenwood Springs, CO – Denver, CO. This rail tour company located in Western Canada has been a world wide success. New to 2021, they have chosen to offer their same quality service on one of the United States’ greatest scenic rail rides. Click Here to read the Rocky Mountaineer Press Release.
Zephyr Route has created this wonderful round trip rail travel experience between Chicago and Denver aboard two superbly restored vintage railcars: Frank Thompson and Berlin. Travel first class in your private room, visit the observation lounge, and savor traditional dining car meals.
Prices are $5,700 per person for this fabulous journey.
DAY 1: Wed 8 Sep: Leave Chicago 2:00 PM, overnight on our private car
DAY 2: Thu 9 Sep: Arrive Denver 7:15 AM, Motorcoach to Georgetown Loop Train, overnight in Denver
DAY 3: Fri 10 Sep: Free time in Denver, overnight in Denver
DAY 4: Sat 11 Sep: Visit the Garden of the Gods, Ride Royal Gorge Train, overnight in Gunnison, CO
DAY 5: Sun 12 Sep: Ride Durango & Silverton Train, Overnight in Durango, CO
DAY 6: Mon 13 Sep: Travel to Moab, UT, Board Rocky Mountaineer Train, overnight at Glenwood Springs
DAY 7: Tue 14 Sep: Rocky Mountaineer from Glenwood Springs to Denver, overnight in Denver
DAY 8: Wed 15 Sep: Free time in Denver, Dinner at the Chop House, Board train home, overnight on private car
DAY 9: Thu 16 Sep: Arrive Chicago 2:50 PM
Additional Tour Details
Travel trip insurance is mandatory at the traveler’s expense. Zephyr Route can recommend a reputable vendor.
COVID vaccination is mandatory for all passengers and staff. Proof of vaccination must be mailed or emailed to Zephyr Route within 7 days of reserving.
These requirements will be strictly adhered to.
$5,700.00 per passenger, double occupancy in hotels and sleeping car rooms.
There is only ONE SINGLE ROOM available on the private car for sleeping arrangement's, and will be reserved on a first requested basis. Please consult Zephyr Route by phone for this fare if you are interested in this room.
Your fare includes:
Round trip rail Chicago-Denver
All meals and beverages while aboard the train
3 nights lodging at Denver's Brown Palace
Grayline motorcoach transfers in Denver and transport from Denver to Moab
Royal Gorge train ride dome class seating
Hotel in Gunnison and breakfast
Lunch in Silverton
Rail fare on Durango & Silverton
Hotel and breakfast in Durango
Rocky Mountaineer "Rockies to the Red Rocks" 2 day rail tour and meals
Hotel in Glenwood springs
Dinner buffet at Denver's Chop House
10% gratuity for staff and drivers
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