Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2017 Join us for a journey like no other in the Rockies!
Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2017
Departure Cities: Omaha, Lincoln, Council Bluffs, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus & Sioux City.
Allied's Tour Highlights:
Amtrak Through the Rockies
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Royal Gorge Route Railroad
U.S. Olympic Complex
Pikes Peak Cog Railroad
Air Force Academy
Lunch in the Diner on Amtrak
12 Meals: 6 Breakfasts (B), 2 Box Lunches (BL), 4 Dinners (D)
Tour Director, Vonis Schroeder
Denver, CO - Courtyard by Marriott
Grand Junction, CO - Grand Vista Hotel
Durango, CO - Comfort Inn & Suites
Canon City, CO - Best Western
Colorado Springs, CO (2) - Drury Inn
Pricing, per person:
Pay by Check Savings: $50 per person
Book by May 15, 2017 and save $45 per person!
Travel to Denver
Board your "Colorado Rails and Trails" coach for a journey like no other in the Rockies. Your tour director will help you get to know your travelmates with fun onboard activities.
Overnight Denver, CO
Amtrak through the Rockies
This morning board Amtrak for your first train excursion through the Rockies. Here witness some of the most spectacular scenery found anywhere in the United States. The Aspens will serenade you with their golden glow as they quake in the breeze.
Overnight Grand Junction, CO
Million Dollar Highway/Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Journey up the Million Dollar Highway to Silverton with spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery at every turn and with the brilliant aspens that light up the mountainsides. Arrive at Silverton; its name coming from miners shouting "we got silver by the ton"! All aboooard! The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad will take you on a journey down the scenic "River of Lost Souls Gorge" where the remote wilderness defies description. You've always heard about it, now experience it.
Overnight Durango, CO
Scenic Travel Day
Travel across southern Colorado through the beautiful San Juan Mountains to nature's wonder - the Royal Gorge.
Overnight in Canon City, CO.
Royal Gorge Route Railroad/ Garden of Gods/U.S. Olympic Complex
This morning, it's "all aboard" the Royal Gorge Route Railroad for a thrilling ride through Royal Gorge. This historic route offers scenery unlike any other train excursion on your tour. It is awesome! Also behold the natural beauty of the 1367-acre Garden of the Gods. Balanced Rock is the most famous of these red sandstone formations at the base of Pike's Peak. The 37-acre U.S. Olympic Complex is the last stop this afternoon. This is the training center and headquarters for the U.S. Olympic team.
Overnight (2) Colorado Springs, CO
Pike's Peak Cog Railroad/Old Colorado City/Air Force Academy
It's "Pike's Peak or Bust" as you board the highest cog railway for a journey to the top of Pike's Peak. You'll have a breathtaking panoramic view of the valley below. This afternoon take time to stroll Old Colorado City with a special stop to view Michael Garman's "Magic Town." You have to see it to believe it! This afternoon tour the Air Force Academy and see the Cadet Chapel (if available).
PHOTO ID REQUIRED.
It's time to head home from this spectacular "Colorado Rails and Trails" tour, but the chug of the steam engine and the echo of its whistle will live on in your memory forever.
B=Breakfast, BL=Box Lunch, D=Dinner
This tour includes average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and handle the altitude and walk reasonable distances.
Allied Departure Cities: Omaha, Lincoln, Council Bluffs, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus & Sioux City
Included in the vacation package:
All attractions listed under Tour Highlights
RT Transportation aboard Arrow Motorcoach as stated in the itinerary
Home pickup in Allied departure cities
Luggage handling at hotel (one piece of luggage per person)
12 Meals, as listed in itinerary
Hotel accommodations as listed in itinerary & tax
All admissions and meals per itinerary
All taxes for included items
Gratuities to step-on guides and wait staff (for included meals)
Services of a professional Allied Tour Director, Vonis Schroeder
Not Included are meals not listed in the itinerary, optional tours, optional travel insurance, room incidentals, alcoholic beverages, items of personal nature, gratuities for tour director or driver, possible fuel surcharges.
Deposit: To confirm your reservation, a $300 per person deposit is required within 7 days after you make your reservation. Final payments are due 45-60 days prior to departure. Your final payment date is listed on your deposit statement.
Final Payment Due 65 days prior to departure, or as stated on your deposit statement. You may remit by personal check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.
Cancellation Information: Cancellation
notices must be given to Allied Tour & Travel as soon as
The following cancellation policy applies to Rail Tours:
Days Prior to Departure . Cancellation Fee
65 Days or More ..............Full Refund
64 to 45 Days ............... 30% of the Tour Cost
44 to 30 Days ............... 50% of the Tour Cost
29 to 15 Days ............... 75% of the Tour Cost
14 Days or less to departure ..... No Refund
Travel Insurance We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to protect your deposits from cancellation fees. Your trip investment is worth protecting and it's the best way to safeguard against unexpected events that can prevent you from traveling and being assessed significant cancellation fees. Contact Allied Tours for travel insurance information.
Changes in Tour Price Tour prices in this publication are effective as of September 15, 2015 and subject to fluctuation due to the U.S dollar exchange rates and energy rates. Our best effort has been made to publish this information as accurately as possible. The right is reserved to change tour rates as deemed necessary by current currency and fuel price conditions. Due to the volatility of airfares and flight schedules, tour utilizing air transportation are subject to change both in price and routing.
Changes in Itinerary The order of events and hotels scheduled in your tour are subject to change. Every effort will be made to preserve the original quality of attractions and hotels when circumstances necessitate a substitution.
Baggage Allowance Portage for one suitcase (per person) is included in the tour price. Due to limited motor coach capacity, your single bag should have dimensions not exceeding 30" x 21" x 11" and weigh no more than 50 lbs. Small carry-on bags are allowed and are your responsibility. Most airlines assess a baggage fee. This fee is not included in the tour price and is paid for at airport check-in.
Special Needs Travelers needing special assistance must notify Allied Tours at the time of booking. Persons requiring assistance must be accompanied by a companion who can help with these special needs as tour directors and drivers have obligations to the whole group. See your current tour book for details of costumer responsibility.
Church and Faith We encourage you to attend the church of your choice while on tours if conditions allow. Unfortunately, we are unable to make any special provisions or transportation to attend church. Many tour directors share "Thoughts of the Day" verses of inspiration, or a short prayer to start the day.
Tour Provided by Allied Tours.
RESPONSIBILITY: Allied Tours, Inc. (AT) acts only as an agent for suppliers. AT is not responsible for acts or omissions of the suppliers or their failure to provide services or adhere to their own schedules and assumes no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity, and can accept no liability for losses or personal injury or property damage, or additional expenses due to delay or changes in bus or other services, sickness, weather, strikes, war, quarantine, terrorism or other causes. All such losses or expenses will have to be borne by the passenger. The right is reserved to accept or withdraw any tour if circumstances require it. AT reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary to the benefit of the tour and/or tour members. All rates are subject to change and are based on current tariffs available and current exchange rates as of September 15, 2015. All baggage is at owner's risk. The purchase of baggage and travel insurance covering cancellation, interruption, medical, baggage, etc., is recommended. The issuance and acceptance of tickets/vouchers or the payment of the required deposit or any partial or full payment for reservations on these trips shall be deemed to be consent to the above conditions. No refund of unused portions of the tour can be made unless agreed to prior to the departure of the tour. The usual contract in use by the airlines and other transportation companies when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the purchaser of the tour and/or the passenger. The services of any ARC and/or IATAN carrier may be used on this program. AT has no special knowledge regarding the financial condition of the suppliers or unsafe conditions at locations to which you may travel. You assume full responsibility for checking and verifying any and all passport, visa, vaccination, or other entry requirements of your destination(s), and all conditions regarding health, safety, security, political stability, and labor or civil unrest at such destination(s). Passengers hereby release AT from all claims arising out of any problem covered in these paragraphs and agree that the courts in Madison Co., NE will be the exclusive jurisdiction for all claims brought by you or AT.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Columbus|| Columbus HyVee |
3010 - 23rd Street -please park SE corner of lot
|Council Bluffs BW|| Council Bluffs Best Western |
2216 27th Ave. (I-80, exit 1B)
|Enroute|| Pickup points enroute |
|Grand Island Quality Inn|| Grand Island |
Quality Inn I-80 & Hwy 281*308-384-7770
|Lincoln- Travelodge|| Lincoln - Travelodge (Formerly Ramada Inn) |
1101 W. Bond
|Norfolk|| Norfolk |
Allied Tour Office - 720 E. Norfolk Ave.
|Omaha - Arrow Stage Lines|| Omaha -- Arrow Stage Lines Depot |
4220 South 52nd St.
|Sioux City|| Sioux City -- New Victorian Inn |
3101 Singing Hills Blvd. (I29, Exit 143 east 2 bl)