Experience four of the USA’s most scenic states, Colorado, Utah, Arizona and Nevada on this 9 day luxury rail/motorcoach holiday.
Your adventure begins in the 'Mile High' city of Denver, Colorado. Explore this capital city, known for having 300 days of sunshine, against one of the most amazing of backdrops - the Rocky Mountains! The section of mountains nearest to Denver is called the Front Range and the most prominent peaks include Pikes Peak, Mount Evans and Longs Peak.
Then it’s time to board the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer for two days of extraordinary service and scenery. Sit back and enjoy the show.....majestic snow-capped mountains, vast canyons and colourful desert landscapes will provide the entertainment on your way to Moab - the heart of America's Canyonlands Country.
From Moab, your adventure continues by motorcoach through Utah, Arizona and Nevada, dipping into the Grand Canyon and exploring three of Utah's 'Mighty Five' National Parks . before finishing in Las Vegas. The scenery on this nine-day adventure IS epic and memories are sure to last you a lifetime!
Upgrade to SilverLeaf Plus onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from only £325 per person. Enjoy unlimited access to an exclusive lounge car, signature cocktails and an elevated dining experience.
Take a sneak peek of the adventure that awaits you.......
You’ll soon discover, there is a lot more to Denver than an amazing backdrop. It is one impressive city, full of interesting neighbourhoods and people, must-do attractions and a superb array of year-round events.
The hip and historic district is found in lower downtown, referred to as LoDo, and has the country's highest concentration of Victorian buildings. It is also full of quirky shops, brewhouses, cafes and al fresco dining. Stroll around the museum of Contemporary Art or the Colorado History museum, visit the U.S. Mint or the "Unsinkable Molly Brown" House. Or, head for High Tea at the palatial Brown Palace Hotel. This gem of a hotel opened its doors in 1892 and has hosted countless Presidents and gold-hunters heading to seek their fortune in the mountains. Every month of the year, there are festivals and activities taking place - most open to the public and free of charge.
Call Bon Voyage to discuss day trips available from Denver to the surrounding areas such as Rocky Mountain National Park, Garden of The Gods and Pike’s Peak Cog Railway.
Hotels: The Maven, The Crawford, The Oxford
All aboard the Rocky Mountaineer! You’ll have an amazing day full of new sights, amazing food and incredible hospitality. The best bit? The train only operates daylight hours, so you don’t have to worry about missing a single thing.
Breakfast is served whilst you relax in leather reclining seats looking out through oversized glass-dome windows with panoramic views. Feel free to stretch your legs and enjoy the outdoor viewing area, or sit tight and enjoy your spacious surroundings and Mother’s Nature showreel. Lunch, with local wines, will be served before you pull into the mountain resort town of Glenwood Springs at approximately 5pm. Famous for its hot springs, this is the place to pamper yourself with a soothing mineral soak!
When it’s time for dinner, Glenwood Springs has an eclectic culinary scene and only a short stroll from your hotel you’ll find local favourites like Colorado trout and Hanging Lake Honey Ale. Later in the evening check out the live music in a micro-brewery or a wine bar.
Western history buff? Amble over to Linwood cemetery where Doc Holiday, dentist turned gambler, turned gunslinger was buried when he died in Glenwood Springs of tuberculosis in 1887.
Hotels: Glenwood Hot Springs Resort, Hotel Denver, Hotel Colorado
Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch
Enjoy another sumptuous breakfast on the Rocky Mountaineer as you cross the Colorado-Utah border. You'll notice a stark difference in the scenery as your view changes from alpine to dramatic red rock. Nothing will prepare you for the sightseeing experiences that lie ahead over the next few days. Just when you think the scenery can't get more impressive, it does.
You'll arrive into the quirky town of Moab around noon and check into your centrally located hotel before you're whisked off to one of Utah's 'Mighty Five’ - Canyonlands National park. This is Utah's largest park and you'll discover seemingly endless deep canyons, towering mesas, pinnacles, cliffs, and spires stretching over 500 square miles. You'll also visit equally impressive, but on a smaller scale, Dead Horse State Park. Don't be surprised if you have deja vu here as this area featured heavily in the movie 'Thelma and Louise'.
Take a stroll around Moab in the evening, there are plenty of places to dine, enjoy a drink and shop. We’d also suggest a sunset tour which we'd be delighted to pre-book for you.
Hotels: Hoodoo Moab Curio Collection, Hyatt Place, Hilton by Homewood Suites
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner
It's a morning of sightseeing with a local guide to another of Utah's 'Mighty Five' parks right on your doorstep- Arches National Park.
At over 73,000 acres, Arches is a wonderland of eroded sandstone fins, gargoyles, hoodoos, oddly balanced boulders and of course arches. With over 2,000 in this region, this park protects the largest proliferation of arches anywhere in the world. This area also offers some of the darkest skies in the USA making it an ideal spot for stargazing. To pre-book a heavenly excursion, just ask your Bon Voyage consultant.
Meals included: Breakfast
Your guided motorcoach tour departs just after breakfast to impressive Lake Powell via the legendary scenery of Monument Valley. The setting for countless Western movies since the 1930s, Monument Valley is an area of monolithic sandstone rock formations that rise majestically from the desert floor. With some towering 1,000 feet they create a truly magical desert landscape.
You'll enjoy a tour of this Navajo Tribal Park on a 4-wheel drive vehicle which will take you into its very heart where you'll discover John Ford Point, Artist Point and The Totem Pole. On your journey you'll hear tales and myths about Monument Valley from your Navajo guide.
Meals included: Breakfast and lunch
Hotel: Marriott by Courtyard
Today, your guide will share the history and geology of the area as you cruise past dramatic landscapes straight out of the old cowboy movies.
There's two epic parks to explore today! The mighty Grand Canyon, one of the world's natural wonders, and Bryce Canyon National Park, home of the largest collection of hoodoos on earth.
Meals included: Breakfast and dinner.
Zion Canyon is one of southern Utah’s most astonishing natural wonders, surrounded by 7,000 feet towering red and white cliffs, with the Virgin River slicing its way through the cutting lush canyon floor. Explore further into this park and you’ll discover weeping rocks, tiny grottos and hanging gardens. Look out for golden eagles, mule deer and big horn sheep which, no doubt, everyone will point out when spotted!
Leaving Utah behind, cross the border into Nevada for your final stop - the delightfully OTT Las Vegas. Take the evening to amble the famous Vegas Strip and view the colossal hotels - each more flamboyant than the next. Being in the 'Entertainment Capital of the USA' means you have some amazing entertainment at your disposal and Bon Voyage would be delighted to suggest and pre-book a show along with dinner reservations somewhere special.
Hotel: The Mirage or similar
Meals included: Breakfast
Depart Las Vegas late afternoon for your flight home.
Want to extend your holiday? Perhaps longer in Las Vegas? A flight to San Francisco for a few days? Maybe you'd like discover the tropical Islands of Hawaii? All Bon Voyage holidays can be tailor-made to your exact requirements, please call our team of experts on (0800) 316 3012 for further details.