8-Day Denver to Boulder, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Sand Dunes National Park, Oklahoma, Springfield and Saint Louis Tour (Free Airport Pickup)

Tour Code: GOL-DEN-108A
Duration: 8 Day(s) / 7 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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8-Day Denver to Boulder, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Sand Dunes National Park, Oklahoma, Springfield and Saint Louis Tour (Free Airport Pickup)
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

Extra (Excluded): Wifi, Meal etc...

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


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Highlights :

【Premium Service】 Travel in comfort with our experienced professional Chinese speaking tour escort.

【Safety First】Travel with thoroughly disinfected sightseeing coach and our professional well-trained tour escort.

【Unforgettable Journey】 Visit six citys -- Denver, Springs, Albuquerque, Springfield, St. Louis, Chicago, while taking in numerous spectacular scenery along the way.

【The Mother Road】 Take a history tour on Route 66, turning the clock back to its best days.

 

Itinerary

Today we will take the flight to the state capital and the largest city of Colorado -- Denver. Your tour escort will be waiting at the airport with detailed transfer arrangements to the hotel. Welcome dinner will be prepared for guests who arrive and meet with your tour escort before 17:00.

Special remarks for airport pick-up:

1.Complimentary airport pick-up is available at 14:00, 17:00, and 21:00. Please make sure to meet with our staff at the listed time slots with your claimed baggage. Please make sure to be at the meeting point on time. All three scheduled shuttles will depart on time, and no transfer service available after 21:00.

2.Exclusive hotel transfer for guests who book ticket through us with flight escort service.

3.Guests who arrive after 17:00 will not be able to enjoy our welcome dinner.

Hotel:Hampton Inn Denver Airport/Gateway Park or Similar.

Itinerary:

University of Colorado Boulder (45mins) → Pearl Street Mall& Lunch (105mins) → Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre (30mins) → Colorado State Capitol Building (45mins) → Big Blue Bear (15mins) → The 16th St Mall, Denver & Dinner (120mins) 

Hotel:Brand hotels of three of the largest hotel groups (Hilton, InterContinental, Marriott).


Attractions

Red Rocks Park, CO

Red Rocks Park is situated in the Jefferson County, Colorado. It is a mountain park and is famous for the large red sandstone extensions. The park was added to the National Historic Landmarks program.

Itinerary: 

Great Sand Dunes National Park (90misn) → Taos Pueblo (30mins) → Vivác Winery (40mins) → Canyon Road (20mins) →Santa Fe Plaza (60mins)

Hotel:Brand hotels of three of the largest hotel groups (Hilton, InterContinental, Marriott).


Attractions

Santa Fe, NM

Santa Fe, is the New Mexico’s capital, sitting in the Sangre de Cristo foothills. It is known for its Pueblo-style architecture and is a hotbed for creative arts. Founded in 1610 as a Spanish colony, it is a traditional Plaza.

Taos Pueblo, NM

Taos Pueblo is a pueblo belonging to a Native American tribe of Tiwa-Speaking Puebloan people. It is to 1 mile north of the Taos modern city, New Mexico, United States of America. It is situated in the valley of the Rio Grande.

Itinerary:

American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum (outside visit, 20mins) → Old Town Albuquerque (90mins) → Drive on the Route 66 → Cadillac Ranch (35mins) → Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum (pass by, 20mins)

Hotel:Brand hotels of three of the largest hotel groups (Hilton, InterContinental, Marriott).


Attractions

Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque is the New Mexico’s largest city, sitting in the high desert. It has a modern Downtown core in contrast with Old Town Albuquerque, dating to 1706 as a Spanish colony founding. It has historic adobe buildings and shops sell Native American handicrafts.

Race Hall of Fame, IL

Race Hall of Fame has lots of displays of the people who participated earlier in the race. There are good cocktails arranged with a great meal. The restored cars are fantastic and enjoyable to view. People coming here listen to the stories of best drivers and engine builders.

Itinerary:

Drive on the Route 66 → Oklahoma Route 66 Museum (20mins) → Skydance Bridge (20mins) → Centennial Land Run Monument (30mins) → Oklahoma History Center (60mins)

Hotel:Brand hotels of three of the largest hotel groups (Hilton, InterContinental, Marriott).


Itinerary:

Pops 66 (10mins) → Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum (20 mins) → Tulsa City (60 mins) → Will Rogers Memorial (10 mins) → Ed Galloway’s Totem Pole Park&Lunch (55 mins) → The Eastern Trails Museum (15 mins) →Galena Mining and Historical Museum (20 mins) → Joplin City Hall (20 mins) → Jasper County Courthouse (10 mins)

Hotel:Brand hotels of three of the largest hotel groups (Hilton, InterContinental, Marriott).


Attractions

Galena, IL

Galena is the largest city the state of Illinois, it is also the county seat of Jo Daviess County with a population of 3,429. The city is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum, IL

The Route 66 Association of Illinois Hall of Fame and Museum has artifacts in thousands and also the memorabilia related to Route 66. The museum boast of knowledgeable and friendly guides, exploring the highway is real fun. The Route 66 has shield mural painted on the museum wall outside.

Itinerary:

Saint Louis Lunch(60 mins)→ The Gateway Arch(60 mins)→ Missouri Botanical Garden(75 mins)→ Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis(60 mins)→St. Louis Union Station &Dinner(150 mins)

Hotel:Brand hotels of three of the largest hotel groups (Hilton, InterContinental, Marriott).


Attractions

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, MO

It is a historically rich Cathedral which is primarily located in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis is also referred to as Saint Louis Cathedral.

Gateway Arch, MO

A 630-foot monument in St. Louis is a Gateway Arch. The world’s tallest arch located in Missouri is Gateway Arch. The pure stainless steel has been used to construct this arch.

St. Louis, MO

St. Louis is an iconic city situated parallel to Mississippi River. The city was constructed in 1960 and presents the arch view as its most prominent sight. Music, barbeque and clubs are its major attractions.

Itinerary:

Lincoln Home National Historic Site(45 mins)→ Pontiac → Route 66 Association Hall of Fame(45 mins)→ Chicago International Airport.


Attractions

Lincoln Home National Historic Site, IL

Refers to a historical site, where the famous American president Abraham Lincoln once lived precisely from 1844 till 1861. The site consists of Springfield and Illinois home.

Pontiac, IL

Pontiac is one of the major cities in the Illinois state of US. It is home to myriads museums, over 20 murals that portray events, persons and places from the history of the town, as well as the historic charms Route 66, and much more.

Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum, IL

The Route 66 Association of Illinois Hall of Fame and Museum has artifacts in thousands and also the memorabilia related to Route 66. The museum boast of knowledgeable and friendly guides, exploring the highway is real fun. The Route 66 has shield mural painted on the museum wall outside.


  The order of itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.

  The order of activities held during the tour is planned by the tour guide. So, it may be different from what is mentioned on the tour page. On fewer occasions, Tour Guide has to skip an attraction or few during the tour depending on weather, traffic, group interest or some other reason.

  Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.

  You can skip some optional activities during the tour and plan something on your own. Make sure that you coordinate with Tour guide and stay with the group with next activity. Please note you cannot stay on the bus if you skip some optional activity.

  Probable hotel names are mentioned in the itinerary. It can be similar or a different hotel of the similar rating. Exact Hotel details can only be provided one day before the departure.

  Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.

  These tours are conducted in a group. A group can have people of several cultures. We expect each person to coordinate with Tour guide to make sure things are on track.

  Though attractions are optional but you have to at least take 2 attractions.

Pricing


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What's Included

  Passengers will be picked up and dropped off at their chosen locations. (Please take notice of locations and times of pick up)

  All tours are carried out in air conditioned bus. We may also use a minivan depending on the number of people booking the tour.

  A professional tour escort will be with you throughout the tour.​

  Tourist attractions include in the tour (excluding all the optional attractions).

  Three meals every day (Only dinner is included on pick-up day and breakfast is included on drop-off day).

  Tour package price includes all the taxes.

  Free Airport pick up is available on this tour. The Tour Package price will not include Mandatory Tour Guide tips for Airport Pickup.

 Hotel accommodation included.


What's Excluded

  Cash payments of admission fee for Optional Activities would be made to the Tour Guide. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.

  Round-trip flights to the destination.

  Airport pickup service charges $12/person.

  Though meals and drinks are not a part of the package the guide will arrange them upon request.

  Mandatory Tip for the driver and the guide will be $12 per person per day. Paid in Cash on Day 1.

  Telephone services, laundry services, Alcoholic drinks, and beverages are private room charges.

  Travel insurance.

  Additional personal expenditure.

Note: Customers should not buy admission tickets or passes on their own and use them on this discounted tours. In case they do, they will have to arrange their own transport.


  All the prices are listed in USD.

  Tour display price is based on double occupancy. It is the price each person will pay if a group of two is traveling.

  Prices may change without any notice.

  Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.

  Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.

  Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.

  Only the tour guide can purchase entrance tickets for you. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT acceptable.

  A free (i.e. Buy 2 Get 1 Free) person, not showing up on a departure date will result in a penalty. The penalty is usually the fourth person price, but it varies. Free person has to pay for some admission tickets that is included in the tour package price of Paid Person.

  There must be at least one passenger of 18 years for every booking made with GoldenBusTours. For Children between the age group of 2 to 14 years, a different price will be charged. Please refer to Child price on our pricing calendar. Child Age may vary between different bus operators. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel. If the 5th person is infant you will be charged normally then with the second room as an expense.

  Activities are optional though, but each customer has to participate in 2 activities at least. No city pass allowed. Some attractions are mandatory. Each customer has to take part in them and have to pay for them in cash.

Departure Location

Departure Location

Return Location

Important Notes

  Arrive at departure location 10 to 15 minutes before the mentioned time to make sure you catch the bus on time. If in case you are late, the bus will not wait for you at the location and ultimately you will miss the entire tour (no refund in this case).

  Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations

  There is a possibility that tour operator may use a shuttle to drop you off at the return location. It usually happens in the case of multiple return locations.

  You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early.

  Please note that price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.

  If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location.

  If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.

  On West Coast tours some bus operators have a lot of departure locations. A slow start is expected on these tours.

Policies

Cancellation and Refund Policy

No matter what the reason of cancellation is no refund or reschedule for any cancellation request made with in last 7 days of departure date. Even if the cancellation request comes in because of COVID.

No matter the reason for the cancellation, we are forced to carry costly charges from out travel and hotel providers in the form of penalties and fees that re-incurred when there is a cancellation of confirmed or pending bookings. As such, there are cancellation penalties or fees incurred. Determination of the time of cancellation will be done when the notice is received and confirmed by our office. You must make any notice of cancellation directly to GoldenBusTours by email or webmail at the Contact Us section.

We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure with respect to operating requirement or circumstances beyond control. In case a cancellation is made at any given moment in time before departure, our only liability as GoldenBusTours will be to refund you, the passenger with the amount we received for the booking of the tour. We will try our best to re-book the same or similar tour. We are not responsible for any cancellation penalties that may have been incurred on any other travel arrangements inclusive of separate purchase of air tickets.

We are not liable for any other travel arrangements that have been affected as a result of the cancellations.


Cancellation Charges

⇒ 16 days or more prior to departure - 30% of total purchase amount.

⇒  9-15 days prior to departure - 50% of total purchase amount.

⇒  Within 8 days prior to departure - 100% of the total purchase amount.

⇒ Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit the entire payment.

⇒  For the free or discounted customer $100 penalty is applicable for entire group if cancellation is requested 4 days before the tour for Yellowstone tours.

⇒ For the free or discounted customer $200 penalty is applicable for entire group if the person is no show on the tour for Yellowstone tours.

Cancellation or Reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection. If you reschedule tour and later decides to cancel it then cancellation charges will be applicable to the original departure date and not to the rescheduled one.


There is no refund for unused features. You forfeit the entire payment when you are a no show.

In order for there not to be a cancellation, a minimum number of participants are required. We reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip although every effort is made by us to ensure that normal operations are maintained.

An add-on fee of 6% for handling fees is charged in addition to the above penalties. No matter what the reason of cancellation is this processing fee will be deducted on each refund.

1. For any refund case, we do include the discount offered already. This is where GoldenBusTours is playing its role to make sure its customers get the best available deal at an affordable price.

2. No refund request or complaint will be entertained after 30 days of tour departure. You have to send a formal complaint through email.

Buy 2 Get 3rd Free: 

⇒  In the case of free passenger cancellation kindly update us 7 days before the departure. 

⇒  In the case of late cancellation request or free passenger does not show up on tour day then $128 will be charged.

Reservation, Booking & Redemption

Terms & Conditions

Any travel service purchases indicate your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions set out herein.

You are advised to carefully read through and understand these Terms & Conditions before making your booking.


Tour Confirmation

You will get an email immediately once you place an order. Tour Confirmation usually takes 2, 3 days except for urgent order. Urgent orders can be confirmed in a day or even few hours, but we can’t assure success in these cases. On fewer occasions, some of the others may require a longer period of time for confirmation. You are advised not to book airline tickets unless you have received the confirmation.


E-Ticket (Mandatory to be on bus)

Your e-ticket includes complete operator information such as local telephone numbers at your destination. You are required to print the e-tickets and bring them along with you on the trip. They will be needed as proof of purchase.


Changes in Booking

You may incur a fee for any revisions or alterations made to the reservation when the booking has already been confirmed. Cancellation fees may be applied to things such as name changes or corrections. They may also apply to tour date changes or tour itinerary changes. Please note that no departure changes are permitted 72 hours before departure.


Changes in Tour Itinerary

We are continuously striving to improve tour itineraries and features. In the event of unforeseen circumstances that are beyond the control, we do reserve the right to vary the itineraries and to substitute hotels. Duplicate departures may operate during certain peak periods, sometimes in reverse order. As such, hotels may vary from those included on the itinerary pages.

Reschedule

​A fee may be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. A change of tour date or tour itinerary may be treated as a cancellation. 

Cancellation or Reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection.

 

Pricing

1. One room can accommodate maximum 4 people. Even if you are 5 people including 1 month old baby you still need 2 rooms.

2. If you can carry your child up to 2 years of age then you do not need to book seats for him. It may vary from one tour to another.

3. Service providers hold the right to change the itinerary and hotel arrangements without any notice.

4. Child (0-9 years) and Single traveler going on the tour have special rates. These prices vary from one tour to another.

5. Meals and Attractions are not included. You can ask your tour guide to try to arrange the meal for you as per your requirements. For attractions, admission fees pay it to the tour guide on the tour.

6. Prices may change without any notice because of prices fluctuation in the market.

7. All prices mentioned on the website are in US dollars.

8. In Case of Bank Wire Transfer customer have to bear Wire transfer fee.

9. Tour package price is inclusive of taxes.

10. Tour Prices are every individual and in view of room inhabitance.

11. Gift coupons are available in limited quantity on first come first serve basis.

Child Rate:

Child rates are applicable for children between (0-12 years) of age. Parents are advised to bring car seats for the safety of their child.

Buy 2 Get 3rd discounted: Get 3rd Ticket on special discounted rates on the purchase of 2 tickets.

Responsibility

1.We highly recommend you to provide your flight details while booking tour with us or at least send us flight details via email 3 days before your tour departure. In case of non-compliance, you will be asked to join your hotel on the first day of tour at your own expense
 
2. Please check our return timings before booking your return flights at the end of the tour. During high season (National and Summer Holidays) book your flights at least 1 hour later than the suggested time.

3. Before booking any tour make sure to go through every detail like tour itinerary, tour price, cancellation policy,  reschedule and refund policies.

4. You should either bring a printed copy of your E-Ticket or bring it in your smartphone on the day of tour departure. You should also bring a valid photo ID along with your E-Ticket. In the case of any issues for not carrying E-Ticket or Photo ID GoldenBusTour will not be responsible.

5.Make sure to provide a valid phone number so we can reach you in the case of any emergency.

6. Please read all important notes, inclusion, exclusion section, terms and conditions, policies and below notes.

    6a. Tour Operator holds the right to cancel the tour at any time depending on poor weather condition or some other unforeseen circumstances. However, GoldenBusTour will update its customers about the cancellation and shall not be held accountable for charges other than tour fees.

    6b. Change in tour price will not affect any confirmed booking.

    6c. Tour Operator can change the order of itinerary at any time without any notice.
 
7.You will be responsible for your travel documents during the tour.

8.Reach Departure location about 20 to 30 minutes before departure time. Unfortunately, no one will wait for you in case you get in late. The bus mostly has Bus Operator name and logo on it. Even if you are five minutes late and miss the bus then GoldenBusTours or Tour Operator will not be responsible. There will be no refund in this case. You will be charged 100% tour fee.

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