Companion Tours 

 

Denver City Swing tour

Sunday, July 26 from 1-4 p.m. (3 hours) maximum of 50 people

Tour description

Take a trip into the heart of the "Mile High City" on a Denver City Swing. Guests tour the downtown finance and business areas as well as the revitalized parts of "old" Denver which have been creatively combined with powerful skyscrapers.

See the spectacular State Capitol Building, one of the many "ooh and aah" stops. Enjoy riding through our lovely mansion areas and parks.

Catch a glimpse of the renovated lower downtown (LoDo) district. The block-long Larimer Square is filled with interesting boutiques as well as some of the city’s top restaurants.

A picture stop is made at Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies and one of the top tourist stops in the Denver area.

Sample itinerary

Depart Denver 1 p.m.

Drive by Tour 1 – 2:15 p.m.

U.S. Mint or State Capitol Tour 2:30 - 3:45 p.m.

Arrive back to Denver Hotel 4 p.m.

Notes: Walking shoes recommended. Photo stops during tour.

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Rocky Mountain Rendezvous

Rocky Mountain National Park and Historic Estes Park

Monday, July 27 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (9 hours) maximum of 30 people

Tour description

Enter the ancestral Rockies and wind up the spectacular canyon to Estes Park, eastern gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Wildlife viewing is possible most of the year but summer is a particularly good time to see the park’s inhabitants. We’ll tour the park by motorcoach visiting the most scenic spots and most interesting landmarks.

Then, it’s all aboard for the return trip down to the charming and quaint mountain town of Estes Park. You will be given time this afternoon to have lunch, sightsee and browse the myriad shops, quality boutiques and art galleries.

Note: Weather dictates which roads in Rocky Mountain National Park are open throughout the year. Lunch on own.

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LODO Walking Tour

Monday, July 27 from 2 – 4 p.m. (2 hours) maximum of 20 people

Tour description

Don't miss a chance to see "LoDo", Denver's Lower Downtown District, up close. Shops, restaurants, clubs, lofts and galleries are springing up everywhere and pulsing with life!

Discover how Denver was born in this informative entertaining two hour walking tour! Your hosts give historically correct fun facts on how the city thrived on the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush of 1858. Learn about the many historical buildings along the way and which famous citizens have inhabited them.

Note: Walking involved. Casual attire and comfortable shoes suggested.

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Best of Boulder

Tuesday, July 28 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (6 hours) maximum of 30 people

Tour description

Boulder is a dynamic university community, nestled near the base of the scenic Flatiron Mountains - offering breathtaking views. Your tour takes you to the famous Celestial Seasonings facility to see, taste, and smell the world of teas. There is an informative tour and a delightful gift shop with "Tea" shirts, whimsical gifts with the famous "Sleepy - Time Bear" and a variety of tea accouterments.

We then visit the famous Pearl Street Mall - an outdoor mall with very unique character! The Mall is home to a wide variety of fascinating shops and delicious dining. Guests will be given time for lunch on their own on the Mall before we drive through the University of Colorado's expansive campus to see beautiful historical buildings and gorgeous landscaping on the way back to Denver.

Note: Lunch on Pearl Street varies by restaurant and is not included in the above estimated price.

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Foothills Fandango

Tuesday, July 28 from 1 - 5 p.m. (4 hours) maximum of 30 people

Tour description

Head for the foothills to experience one of Colorado's most photographed and scenic sights – Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre - an experience in itself!

In the nearby town of Golden at the foot of the Colorado Rockies a marvelous tour of the largest single-site brewery in the world awaits. The brewery’s 35-minute self-guided audio tour includes a walk through the malting, brewing and packaging processes. The tour concludes with an opportunity to sample Coors’ fine beers or non-alcoholic products in the hospitality lounge and time to shop in the Coors & Co. gift shop.

Sample itinerary

Depart Denver 1 p.m.

Red Rocks 1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Coors Brewery 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Arrive Back in Denver 5 p.m.

Note: Walking shoes recommended.

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Georgetown:  "Silverqueen" of the Rockies

Wednesday, July 29 from 8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. (7 hours) maximum of 30 people

Tour description

Enjoy an excursion into the high Rockies to Georgetown, an old silver mine "Boom Town" of the 1860's and 1870's. Once the number one silver producer in the world, today Georgetown, with its beautifully preserved Victorian dwellings and true western main street, has an aura all its own.

Next, experience the thrill of riding the Colorado Historical Society’s Georgetown Loop Railroad. This one hour and ten minute round-trip train ride travels between the towns of Georgetown and Silver Plume and takes you over the reconstructed Devil’s Gate High Bridge and through the same spectacular Colorado mountain scenery that visitors of yesteryear enjoyed.

We’ll then drive back into the historic town of Georgetown for time on your own to enjoy lunch and do some shopping.

Note: Coach seats are not in a fully-enclosed car and will be exposed to the elements. Layers are suggested.

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Colorado sights and scents

The Denver Botanic Gardens & Denver Art Museum

Wednesday, July 29 from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (3.5 hours) maximum of 30 people

Tour description

The Denver Botanic Gardens is a unique complex that has attracted international attention through its use of spectacular design, materials and choice of plant specimens.

Following the Denver Botanic Gardens tour, guests will also visit the Denver Art Museum for a Collections Highlight Tour.

The North building completed in 1971 was designed by Gio Ponti and local architect James Sudler. The original building is itself as much a work of art as the objects it contains.

The brilliantly modern new wing of the Denver Art Museum offers a vision of Denver’s future.

Note: Walking shoes recommended. 

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