Our travelers will be awed and pampered at the luxurious Broadmoor Resort in beautiful Colorado Springs. Celebrate America’s greatest athletes at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum and explore the jaw-dropping splendor at Garden of the Gods; a registered National Natural Landmark. Enjoy laughter and music at the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue before ringing in the New Year. Next, “All Aboard” the California Zephyr for a magical ride through Colorado’s breathtaking landscape to Denver.
- Guided tour of one of the most photographed natural wonders in the United States, Garden of the Gods
- 2-night stay at the AAA Five-Diamond Broadmoor Resort
- Visit the United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum
- Enjoy a scenic drive through the snow-covered Rocky Mountains to Glenwood Springs
- New Years - all aboard the California Zephyr for an adventure from Glenwood Springs to Denver – one of Amtrak’s most scenic routes
DAY 1: SALINA, KS
Our journey begins with dinner and overnight stay in Salina. D
DAY 2: AAA FIVE-DIAMOND “THE BROADMOOR RESORT”
Continue west to Colorado Springs for a guided tour of one of the most photographed natural wonders in the United States, Garden of the Gods. With its spectacular red rock formations against a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak, the park is truly awe-inspiring. Unpack your bags for a 2-night stay at the AAA Five-Diamond Broadmoor Resort. Nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, this distinguished Colorado mountain retreat upholds a legacy of elegance and excellent service. B, D
DAY 3: OLYMPIC & PARALYMPIC MUSEUM
Named the country’s “Best New Attraction” by USA Today, visit the United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum. Dedicated to celebrating America’s greatest athletes and their compelling stories, the museum boasts 12 galleries, interactive exhibits, and countless artifacts. After lunch in downtown Colorado Springs return to the Broadmoor to enjoy the resort’s amenities at your leisure. Built in 1918, the resort features many grand touches that still exist: beams painted with motifs from classical mythology, a marble staircase, ornate chandeliers, and ceiling frescoes by European artists. B, L
DAY 4: GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO
Enjoy a scenic drive through the snow-covered Rocky Mountains to Glenwood Springs, surrounded by the spectacular Glenwood Canyon with walls that climb as high as 1,300 feet! Delight in the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue complete with comedic skit, songs, dance, laughter and a champagne to ring in the New Year! Overnight stay in Glenwood Springs. B, D
DAY 5: AMTRAK TO DENVER, CO
Happy New Year! After a morning of leisure to enjoy the hotel and shopping in Glenwood Springs, it’s all aboard the California Zephyr for an adventure from Glenwood Springs to Denver – one of Amtrak’s most scenic routes. Pass through snow-covered mountain peaks, crystal-coated pines, glistening streams, quaint mountain villages and awe-inspiring tunnels. Arrive for an overnight stay in Denver. B, L
DAY 6: HAYS, KS
Bid farewell to the Rocky Mountains as we travel to Kansas. Stop in Colby to explore the decorative arts collection at the Prairie Museum of Arts and History – including the largest barn in Kansas. After a delicious dinner at a Sunrise favorite, Gella’s Diner, unpack for our final night stay in Hays. B, D
DAY 7: RETURN HOME
Depart for home this morning with many memories of an incredible New Year’s vacation.
- Departure: December 28, 2022
- Return: January 03, 2023
- Double: $1889
- Triple/Quad: $1659
- Single: $2499
Elevations range from 5,280 feet (Mile High City) to 5,727 feet in Glenwood Springs.
Since we are traveling by Amtrak on Day 5, you must bring valid photo identification.
Holiday attire is welcomed for the celebration if you are interested in packing accordingly. The Broadmoor has a “resort casual” dress code in a majority of the resort restaurants for dinner on Day 2 and 3 which requires a minimum of dressy denim and collared shirts. Seasonal sport coat or blazer is suggested for men. No gentleman’s hats are allowed. Temperatures will be cold so please be prepared. Below are the estimated temperatures in each city:
Colorado Springs: 38°/13°
Glenwood Springs: 28°/9°
Orange luggage tags are provided and are to be placed on your “checked luggage” (large bag). You do not need a tag for your carry-on bag, for which you will be responsible for taking on and off the coach. There is limited space in the cabin of the coach, so unless you require your carryon bag while traveling, we will stow it in the luggage compartment.
On the first and last nights of this tour, you are welcome to pack your carryon bag with essentials that would enable us to leave your “checked bag” on the coach. This will facilitate faster check-in and luggage delivery. This is not a requirement, merely a suggestion; we will deliver your “checked bag” to your room on the first and last nights if you desire, just like every other night of the tour.
New reservations will require a $250 per person deposit unless otherwise noted. As always, your deposit is still fully refundable for any reason until final payment. We are happy to accept cash, check (preferred) or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) for your deposit.
Throughout 2021 we limited capacity on all our tours. This policy was so overwhelmingly popular by Sunrise travelers, we have made it permanent. In 2022 and beyond, we will limit the capacity on our motorcoaches to 80%. Most Sunrise Tours travel on 50-seat coaches with extra legroom, which means guests will enjoy extra legroom AND at least 6-8 empty seats. In the rare cases when we charter a 55-seat coach, there will be at least 10 open seats on the bus.
Our popular on-board refreshment service on travel days will feature a variety of soda, beer, wine spritzers, juices and sparkling water choices served in recyclable aluminum cans. This is a safe and eco-conscious way for us to deliver the ever-popular Sunrise Tours “happy hour” on tour. We do not typically serve bottled water and ask that while on tour you be responsible for your own hydration and consider the Sunrise Tours drink service a welcome refreshment.
Terms and Conditions:
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