Wednesday, September 4, 2002
AM - 4 PM
Tour of Boulder!
Today you will visit the Little Town nestled between the
mountains and reality.
A short ride will lead you into the
foothills of the Rocky Mountains where the first stop will be
the Red Rocks Amphitheater.
A magnificent natural geologically formed open-air
theater. The allure
of the two three-hundred-foot monoliths combined with a
naturally occurring theatre set on a mountain stage is not
duplicated anywhere in the world.
It provides perfect acoustics for hundreds of famous
artists who perform here. You
will be one of the first to visit the Amphitheater’s
newly renovated Visitor’s Center.
You will then continue on to the charming
college town of Boulder. There you will be our guest at the Celestial
where 45 different herb and black teas are created.
You will learn all about the fine art of tea during a
45-minute tour of the facilities.
After the tour stop by the Celestial gift shop where
ancient proverbs and new-age art blend into unusual gifts;
you’ll head to tea-lovers paradise in the Tea
Room where you will enjoy
the perfect opportunity to put your brand new appreciation for
herbal teas to work. Afterwards,
you will enjoy a refreshing lunch in the Celestials
You will then continue on to the Leanin’
- Voted the “Best Small Museum in the United
States” by museum lovers.
There you will have the opportunity to view the
extraordinary private collection of traditional and contemporary
Western art and sculptures.
The Leanin’ Tree Museum is part of the Leanin’ Tree
greeting card world headquarters.
Next you will take a 45-minute tour where you will see
the production facility and witness for yourself how the
artisans create these award-winning cards.
On your way back to Denver you will drive
through the historic neighborhood of Mapleton
Hills or the University
of Colorado, ranked
one of the most beautiful campuses in the United States.
You will return to the hotel at approximately 4:00 p.m.
September 5, 2002
AM - 5 PM
You will enjoy a beautiful, scenic drive through the
mountains into the heart of the historic mining district to the
town of Idaho Springs. Your
guide will describe various sights passed en route, as well as
historical information about Idaho Springs.
You will be led to a small family operated working gold
mine, which is known the world over for its educational and
entertainment features. The
has been a prolific gold producer since the 1880s and is still
the site where gold can be found.
You will take a 30-minute tour into the mine and gain
“hands-on” mining experience, where you will be invited to
try mining and keep what you find!
Then it is onwards to the city of Georgetown.
Here you will enjoy lunch in one of Georgetown’s
historical buildings. Afterwards
you will board the Georgetown Loop train in the historic station
for the ride to Silver
Plume and back.
This portion of the track has been rebuilt and recreates
the original line. The track loops over itself in order to climb
the steep mountain grade in the six-mile trip.
The rest of the afternoon you will spend on a guided
tour, walking through historical Georgetown. You will have the opportunity to visit one of Georgetown’s
museums like the Hamill House, the Hotel de Paris or the Energy
Museum. The Hamill
House is a beautiful Gothic Revival style building that was once
home of the town’s most famous silver baron, William A. Hamill.
The Hotel de Paris was opened in 1875 and built by a
Frenchman who came to Georgetown to seek his fortune in mining.
Georgetown’s Victorian streets also host several
charming antique and geological interest shops where you can
browse and shop before boarding the bus at 3:30 pm to head back
to the hotel. You
will return to the hotel at approximately 5:00 pm.
& Thursday only: $190 – Advance; $220 – On-site.
note that lunch is included on both days. No breakfast will be