Tour Overview



TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Filmed vignettes by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan share their personal insights and insider stories on the national parks and more


An early morning hot air balloon ride


A tour and tasting at Celestial Seasonings headquarters in Boulder




Two nights in the ski resort village of Vail with a culinary class


A tour and a tasting at Blue Moon Brewery in Denver


A jeep tour to the summit of Pike's Peak


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Our comprehensive journey through Colorado tours the best of the Rocky Mountain state.

Legendary Journeys and Adventures

Experience wilderness wonders unequaled anywhere… from the ethereal red stone monuments that reign in the Garden of the Gods… to the prized slopes and scenery of Vail…

The ultimate in Colorado vacations, our 8-day journey is a celebration of Western superlatives. Visit the home of "the unsinkable Molly Brown" and visit a famed brewery during a two-night stay at the legendary Brown Palace Hotel in Denver, steeped in historic gold-rush riches. Top off your trip with a breathtaking flight of fancy on an early morning hot air balloon ride over Boulder, champagne in hand, and a tour and tasting at the nation’s leading producer of herbal teas. Come join us on a national park adventure of a lifetime! Read Less

Vail to Boulder via Rocky Mountain National Park

Day 6

Drive through the alpine wonderland of Rocky Mountain National Park

Nowhere else in the US can you see such a great expanse of alpine country with such ease as within the 415 square miles of Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. In the words of award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns: “The glory of Rocky Mountain National Park is that you can pull over at a scenic view and have a spectacular experience, and be 10 feet from your car... It feels like you’re on top of the world.” See what he means as you drive through the park en route from Vail to Boulder, and view the Continental Divide, splitting North America with a serpentine line and separating streamflows east from west.

Hot Air Ballooning

Day 7

Soar at dawn aboard a hot air balloon

In Boulder, view Colorado's majestic Rocky Mountains and the Flatirons from a particularly exhilarating vantage point, at a particularly exciting time – dawn – aboard a hot air balloon; the amazing sunrise ride includes views of farmland and endless prairies stretching out below. It's an experience you won't forget anytime soon!

A brewery tour and tasting in Denver

Day 2

Enjoy a tour and tasting at the award-winning Blue Moon Brewing Company in Denver

Denver’s Blue Moon Brewing Company began in 1995 as The SandLot Brewery at Denver’s Coors Field baseball stadium, creating a lineup of craft beers for the fans at Colorado Rockies games that included Slugger Stout, Rightfield Red, and Bellyslide Wit, a fan favorite. After someone pointed out that “a beer this good comes around only once in a blue moon,” the Blue Moon Brewing Company® was born, and Bellyslide became Blue Moon Belgian White. Enjoy a tour and tasting at Blue Moon’s brewing facilities in downtown Denver.

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail

Nights 4 and 5

A luxurious year-round alpine resort in the heart of Vail

Colorado’s legendary Vail Mountain rises above Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail, a year-round alpine resort in the heart of the chic ski resort village of Vail – a four-seasons wonderland offering spectacular vistas and a luxurious lifestyle. Explore the back bowls... recharge in the resort's Forbes Five-Star Spa... and cap off your days with an al-fresco swim under the stars.




Small Group Departures

Our small group departures, averaging just 24 guests, are designed for travelers who want more time to experience each destination up close and personally. One of the benefits of small group travel is the personalized service and attention you’ll enjoy. Small groups enable our Tauck Directors to spend more time in the places you explore with more opportunities to connect with them. Smaller groups foster camaraderie and lasting friendships among like-minded travelers; you'll engage more closely with local experts and enjoy enhanced insider access, ease of travel and freedom to linger longer.

Solo Traveler Savings

Traveling solo doesn't mean traveling alone – with Tauck, it means camaraderie on a journey with like-minded travelers who share similar interests, enjoying the spirit of travel that makes exploring the world a necessary part of life – and sharing the special travel experiences found on Tauck’s guided land trips and cruises that create lifetime memories. For 90+ years, solo travelers have found a special "travel" home with Tauck in destinations the world over – and we’re offering solo travelers an additional reason to travel with Tauck – special Solo Traveler Savings on select departures.

Airport Transfers Included

Upon arrival and departure, transfers to and from your hotel are included as noted.

What you need to know

Before You Go


Travel Documents, Booking and Deposits, and more

No matter where your destination may be, you should bring identification with you; a valid passport is always an appropriate form of identification. Contact your booking agent for information about all necessary documents required for your journey, such as passport and visa information or documentation required for transportation security measures.

Important Information

Health and Activity

You'll find Activity and Pace Levels on all of our trips to give you a better idea of physical activity level – higher numbers mean a more active journey. To fully enjoy most journeys, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances; some of the most memorable sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot and may include unpaved and uneven surfaces. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

Protect Your Travel Investment

Guest Protection Product

Your vacation is an important investment – and to help you protect it, Tauck's Guest Protection Product provides you with important benefits before your trip and while you are traveling, including 24-hour worldwide emergency assistance services; you'll also find deposit details and information should you have to cancel. Truly peace of mind travel at its best!

The Tauck Experience

Why Tauck?

Leave Your Worries At Home

One Upfront Price – No Hidden Costs

Tauck Directors – Simply The Best

Never Settle For Ordinary


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Discover The World

Call us, or call your travel advisor, to book your preferred departure date today – and explore our beautiful brochures to find your inspiration for your next journey.

Book Today... And Travel Dreams Begin

Discover The World

Call us, or call your travel advisor, to book your preferred departure date today – and explore our beautiful brochures to find your inspiration for your next journey.