AIR FORCE ACADEMY - Friday September 15, 2017.
Spend the day at the Air Force Academy. Tour the Visitor Center, with exhibits on cadet life and academy history, a theater, and gift shop.
Soaring 150 feet toward the Colorado Sky, the Air Force Academy Chapel is an all-faiths house of worship designed to meet the spiritual needs of cadets. Visit the chapel, touring the Protestant, Jewish, and Catholic sections. Gather outside the chapel to witness the daily meal formation of the cadets. At the Officers Club, enjoy a turkey croissant with potato salad, fruit garnish, dessert and a beverage.
09:00 AM board bus, 15:30 (3:30 PM) back at the hotel.
$67/per person includes bus, guide, and lunch.
ROYAL GORGE TRAIN RIDE - This Tour is sold out.
Today's destination is Canon City to ride the Royal Gorge Train. Pick up your box lunch (sandwich, side, dessert, and beverage), and then sit back and enjoy the narrated ride. The two-hour train ride takes passengers through the "Grand Canyon of the Arkansas" on an unforgettable journey under the famous suspension bridge, which clings precariously to the steep granite walls of the Royal Gorge, towering over 1,000 feet above. Experience this train ride that has been termed "The Most Spectacular 12 Miles of Railroad in America".
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OLD COLORADO CITY/GARDEN OF THE GODS - Saturday, September 16, 2017.
Begin today's trip in Old Colorado City. Ten years before General Palmer named the region known today as Colorado Springs, another town was already operating in the Pikes Peak region. The town was Colorado City, and it remained proudly independent until being annexed to Colorado Springs during WWI. In recent years, the Colorado City downtown (now called Old Colorado City) has been refurbished into a historic district and specialty shopping/eating center. Enjoy time to browse in the many boutiques and eat lunch on your own. Then, explore the Garden of the Gods, a 1,350 acre park with magnificent red stone formations that date back 300 million years. Garden of the Gods Park is a registered National Natural Landmark. Imagine dramatic views, 300' towering sandstone rock formations against the backdrop of Pikes Peak and brilliant blue skies. Stop at the Trading Post, where the finest in authentic Indian arts, crafts, and jewelry are featured.
11:00 AM board bus, 16:00 (4:00 PM) back hotel.
$38/per person includes bus and guide.
Lunch on your own.
IMPORTANT TOUR INFORMATION!!
1. All trips require a minimum of 35 people, unless otherwise noted.
2. Please be at the bus boarding area at least five minutes prior to the published time.
3. Driver and Guide Gratuities are not included in the tour prices.
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