New for 2017! Colorado vacations enjoy a gift from Mother Nature who swathed the landscapes with a colorful brush amidst cultural and artistic riches. From magical Rocky Mountain National Park to the chic alpine resort town of Vail and favorite cities, discover the best of Colorado on our new 8 day / 7 night adventure. Spend two nights at the base of the foothills of fabulous Rocky Mountain National Park exploring by land and hot air balloon; two nights in the state capital, Denver; two nights in chic Vail; and so much more. Destinations and sightseeing include: Denver, where two nights at a historic downtown palace hotel include a look at western art, lunch in Larimer Square and a tour and tasting at a whiskey distillery... Colorado Springs for an overnight at a former mining exchange with visits to the Garden of the Gods and a ride aboard the highest cog rail train in the US... Vail, where two nights at a trendy ski resort hotel begin with a drive over a mountain pass... and two nights in Boulder where a drive through Rocky Mountain National Park includes a picnic in Estes Park, a hot air balloon ride and a tea tasting tour. Accommodations at historic hotels and mountain resorts feature Denver’s elegant Brown Palace Hotel, speaking volumes about history of the Old West (reportedly never having been closed since it first opened to guests in 1892); The Mining Exchange, A Wyndham Grand Hotel & Spa – in Colorado Springs built in 1902 as a stock exchange for local mining companies, now exquisitely restored; The Four Seasons Resort & Residences Vail, ideally located at the foot of Vail Mountain, welcoming guests with a fireplace and views in every room; and St. Julien Hotel & Spa in Boulder, located close to historic Pearl Street Mall, the University of Colorado campus, and miles of hiking and biking paths. Some unique experiences include a tour and tasting at Stranahan’s Whiskey Distillery in Denver... a ride up 14,114 feet to the summit of Pikes Peak aboard the highest Cog Railway in the United States... soaring on a hot air balloon ride with magnificent Rocky Mountain views... a tasting visit to Celestial Seasonings headquarters in Boulder that unlocks the mysteries of tea on a guided tea tour... and much more. Get on the list to be the first to know – and reserve your preferred departure date early!