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8-Day Great Sand Dunes National Park, Route 66, Oklahoma City, Springfiled, St. Louis from Denver Tour Code: 255-18465

From USD$1388  
Sep 18
Denver, CO
English; Mandarin Chinese
8 7
Visit Albuquerque, Amarillo, Boulder, Chicago, Galena, Denver, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Oklahoma City, Pontiac, Route 66, Santa Fe, Springfield, Springfield, St. Louis, Tulsa City, Vinita, Warwick. Inclusions: Service fee of tour guide and driver, Tourist attractions include in the tour (excluding all the optional attractions), Three meals every day ( like Chinese food, Asian buffet and American food; Only dinner is included on pick-up day and breakfast is included on drop-off day)
Price (/person)
    Single $1788
    Double $1388
    3rd Person
    Adult $788
    Child $788
    4th Person
    Adult $788
    Child $788
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Day 1: Denver airport pick-up

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.

Special remarks for airport pick-up:
1. Denver International Airport (DEN) free pick up time is: 14:00 17:00 21:00 (Please make sure to meet with our staff at the listed time slots with your claimed baggage)
2. Guests who arrive after 17:00 will not be able to enjoy our welcome dinner.
  • Denver, CO

    Denver, CO
    This desert city lies at the foot of the spectacular Rocky Mountains. The "Mile-High City" features attractions such as Red Rocks State Park, the Coors Brewery, and the famous 16th Street Mall. Come enjoy the beauty of the Southwest!
Standard Hotel: Hampton Inn Denver-International Airport or similar

Day 2: Boulder - Denver(24 miles)

Today, we will head to University of Colorado Boulder and Pearl Street Mall. Then, we will back to Denver to visit Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, Colorado State Capitol Building, Big Blue Bear and The 16th St Mall.
  • Boulder, CO

    University of Colorado Boulder

    The University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) is a public research university in Boulder, Colorado. The sandstone used in the construction of nearly all the buildings on campus was selected from a variety of Front Range mountain quarries.

    Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes

    Pearl Street Mall

    The Pearl Street Mall is a four-block pedestrian mall in Boulder. The pedestrian area stretches from 11th Street to 15th Street and is home to a number of businesses and restaurants as well as the Boulder County Courthouse.

    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

  • Denver, CO

    Denver, CO
    This desert city lies at the foot of the spectacular Rocky Mountains. The "Mile-High City" features attractions such as Red Rocks State Park, the Coors Brewery, and the famous 16th Street Mall. Come enjoy the beauty of the Southwest!

    Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre

    Just steps outside the city of Denver, this mountain park in Colorado features impressive geological structures as well as a large outdoor theater, the world-famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre, which has been a part of the park since 1941.

    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

    State Capitol

    This impressive building in Denver, Colorado is the home of the Colorado General Assembly and the offices of the Governor of Colorado and Lieutenant Governor of Colorado. The neoclassical building is supposed to resemble the US Capitol.

    Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes

    Big Blue Bear

    The bear's gesture and size evokes a dialogue between viewer and the viewed. The sculpture is titled, "I See What You Mean." The title itself generates a dialogue between the bear and viewer.

    Duration: Approx. 15 Minutes

    16th Street Mall

    The 16th Street Mall is the hub of downtown Denver, CO. In addition to a litany of shopping and dining options, many of Denver's most popular attractions are located in the area of the Mall, including Coors Field.

    Duration: Approx. 35 Minutes

Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Colorado Springs Airport or similar

Day 3: Great Sand Dunes National Park - Santa Fe - Albuquerque(341 miles)

Today, we will visit Great Sand Dunes National Park. Then, we will go to Taos Pueblo, Vivác Winery, Canyon Road and Santa Fe Plaza.
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park, CO

    Nestled right into the base of the Rocky Mountains in southern Colorado, the Great Sand Dunes National Park features the tallest dunes in North America, which rise about 750 feet above the surrounding San Luis Valley.
  • Santa Fe, NM

    The capital of the state of New Mexico. This area was occupied for at least several thousand years by indigenous peoples who built villages several hundred years ago on the current site of the city.

    Canyon Road

    Canyon Road is an art district in Santa Fe with over a hundred art galleries and studios exhibiting a wide range of art, including Native American art and antiquities, historical and contemporary Latino art and contemporary art.

    Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes

    Santa Fe Plaza

    Santa Fe Plaza is a National Historic Landmark in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico in the style of traditional Spanish-American colonial cities. The plaza, or "city-square", was originally, and is still to this day, the center gathering place in town.

    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

Standard Hotel: Fairfield Inn and Suites Santa Fe or similar

Day 4: Albuquerque - Route 66

Today, we will head to Albuquerque. We will outside visit American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum and Old Town Albuquerque. Then we will drive through Route 66 and we can also visit Cadillac Ranch. We will also pass by Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum.
  • Albuquerque, NM

    The most populous city in the U.S. state of New Mexico. Albuquerque is home to the University of New Mexico, also the home of the International Balloon Fiesta, the world's largest such gathering of hot-air balloons from around the globe. The event takes place during October.

    Old Town

    Old Town was Albuquerque's first neighborhood, it remains a center for culture, architecture, shopping, art and cuisine. Most of the architecture in Old Town is adobe, in the Pueblo-Spanish style.

    Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes to 2 Hours 30 Minutes

  • Route 66, United States of America

    U.S. Route 66 or U.S. Highway 66 (US 66 or Route 66), also known as the Will Rogers Highway, the Main Street of America or the Mother Road, was one of the original highways in the U.S. Highway System.
  • Amarillo, TX

    Cadillac Ranch

    Cadillac Ranch is visible from the highway, and though located on private land, visiting it (by driving along a frontage road and entering the pasture by walking through an unlocked gate) is tacitly encouraged.

    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

Standard Hotel: TownePlace Suites Amarillo West/Medical Center or similar

Day 5: Drive on the Route 66 - Oklahoma City(6640 miles)

Today we will drive through the Route 66 to visit Oklahoma City. We will head to visit Oklahoma Route 66 Museum, Skydance Bridge, Centennial Land Run Monument and Oklahoma History Center.
  • Route 66, United States of America

    U.S. Route 66 or U.S. Highway 66 (US 66 or Route 66), also known as the Will Rogers Highway, the Main Street of America or the Mother Road, was one of the original highways in the U.S. Highway System.
  • Oklahoma City, OK

    Oklahoma City is the capital of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. It's known for its cowboy culture and capitol complex, surrounded by working oil wells.

    Skydance Bridge

    The Skydance Bridge is a pedestrian bridge and public artwork in Oklahoma City. Inspired by Oklahoma’s state bird, the scissor-tailed flycatcher, Skydance bridge soars over Interstate 40.

    Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes

    Centennial Land Run Monument

    The Centennial Land Run Monument commemorates the opening of the Unassigned Land in Oklahoma Territory with the Land Run of 1889. The frenzied energy and emotion from one instant during the run is captured in bronze by artist Paul Moore.

    Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes

    Oklahoma History Center

    The Oklahoma History Center is an eighteen-acre, 215,000 square-foot learning center exploring Oklahoma’s unique history of Native culture, pioneers, aviation, commerce, and more.

    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

Standard Hotel: Hampton Inn Oklahoma City-I-40E or similar

Day 6: Oklahoma City - Springfield(271 miles)

Today we will depart from Oklahoma City and head to Springfield. We will visit Pops 66 (10mins) and Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum. Then, we will go to Tulsa City and Will Rogers Memorial (10 mins). Later, we will visit The Eastern Trails Museum and Galena Mining and Historical Museum. After that, we will head to visit Joplin City Hall (20 mins) and Jasper County Courthouse (10 mins).
  • Warwick, OK

    Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum

    Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum on Route 66 in Warwick OK. Housed in the former Seaba Filling Station and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

    Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes

  • Tulsa City, OK

    It’s known for its art deco architecture, mostly in the central Deco District. Landmarks like the Philcade and Philtower buildings reflect a 20th-century construction boom fueled by the prosperous local oil industry.
  • Vinita, OK

    The Eastern Trails Museum

    The Eastern Trails Museum in Vinita offers several exhibits about the town's early years. Visitors to this free museum can browse a recreated post office, general store, printing office and doctor's office.

    Duration: Approx. 15 Minutes

  • Galena, KS

    Galena Mining and Historical Museum

    The Galena Mining & Historical Museum is an interesting stop along Historic Route 66. Features unique to the Galena Museum are a large display of mineral specimens, mining equipment and a model of the Grand Central Mine

    Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes

  • Springfield, MO

    Springfield is the third-largest city in the state of Missouri and the county seat of Greene County. Springfield's nickname is "Queen City of the Ozarks" and it is known as the "Birthplace of Route 66".
Standard Hotel: Hampton Inn Springfield-Southeast or similar

Day 7: Springfield - St. Louis(194 miles)

Today, we will drive to St. Louis. We will visit The Gateway Arch, Missouri Botanical Garden and Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. Later we will go to visit St. Louis Union Station and have dinner here.
  • Springfield, MO

    Springfield is the third-largest city in the state of Missouri and the county seat of Greene County. Springfield's nickname is "Queen City of the Ozarks" and it is known as the "Birthplace of Route 66".
  • St. Louis, MO

    St. Louis is a city and port in the U.S. state of Missouri. The city developed along the western bank of the Mississippi River, which forms Missouri's border. The economy of St. Louis relies on service, manufacturing, trade, transportation of goods, and tourism.

    The Gateway Arch

    The Gateway Arch is a 630-foot monument in St. Louis. Clad in stainless steel and built in the form of a weighted catenary arch, it is the world's tallest arch, the tallest man-made monument in the Western Hemisphere

    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

    Missouri Botanical Garden

    The Missouri Botanical Garden is a botanical garden located at 4344 Shaw Boulevard in St. Louis, Missouri. It is also known informally as Shaw's Garden for founder and philanthropist Henry Shaw.

    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 10 Minutes

    Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

    The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, also known as the Saint Louis Cathedral, is a cathedral of the Roman Catholic Church located in the Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri. Completed in 1914.

    Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

    St. Louis Union Station

    St. Louis Union Station is a National Historic Landmark train station in St. Louis, Missouri. At its 1894 opening, the station was the largest in the world that had tracks and passenger service areas all on one level.

    Duration: Approx. 2 Hours

Standard Hotel: Hampton Inn Litchfield or similar

Day 8: St. Louis - Pontiac - Chicago(276 miles)

Today we will go to visit Lincoln Home National Historic Site. Then, we will head to Route 66 Association Hall of Fame. Finally, we will drive to Chicago.
  • Springfield, IL

    Springfield is the capital of the U.S. state of Illinois. It is the largest city in central Illinois. The city lies on a mostly flat plain that encompasses much of the surrounding countryside. And The city is governed by a mayor-council form of government.

    Lincoln Home National Historic Site

    This historic location, a house and the surrounding four blocks, was the home of President Abraham Lincoln from 1844 to 1861, when he left for the White House in Washington. It was the only home he ever owned.

    Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 8:30am - 5:00pm

  • Pontiac, IL

    Pontiac is a city in Livingston County, Illinois, United States. The population was 11,931 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Livingston County.The town is also the setting of the 1984 movie, Grandview, U.S.A.

    Route 66 Association Hall of Fame

    It was originally established by the Illinois Route 66 association at the Dixie Truckers Home on the former US Route 66, relocated in June 2004 to early-1900s fire hall,and is now located in the former Pontiac City Hall and Fire Station, now known as the Pontiac Museum Complex.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (3-12 yrs) $25; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $25

  • Chicago, IL

    Chicago, IL
    Chicago is a city of color and history. The largest city in the American Midwest, it sits on Lake Michigan. It is home to one of the world's tallest buildings, the Willis Tower, and many other amazing activities.
  • Airport pick-up info:
    • Free Denver International Airport (DEN) pick-up serive is available.
    • Complimentary free airport pick-up time is available at 14:00, 17:00, and 21:00.
    • Please provide your detail flight information before the tour start, otherwise we will not provide airport pick-up service. Please transfer to the first night hotel by yourselves, you can get the first night hotel info from the operater.
  • Airport drop-off info:
      We only offer Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) drop-off service, and please book your flight departure after 18:00 .

Price Includes

  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • Transportation via an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour
  • Service fee of tour guide and driver
  • Tourist attractions include in the tour (excluding all the optional attractions)
  • Three meals every day ( like Chinese food, Asian buffet and American food; Only dinner is included on pick-up day and breakfast is included on drop-off day)

Price Excludes

  • Admission Fees:
    Destination Adult Child Senior
    Pontiac, IL
    Route 66 Association Hall of Fame (Optional) $25 $25 (3-12 yrs) $25 (Over 65 yrs)
    • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
    • If you would like to join the optional activities, please pay the fee in cash to the tour guide. You cannot buy / use the tickets on your own or use City Passes. The tour guide will arrange the tickets for the group.
  • Round-trip flights to the destination
  • Any personal expenses are not listed in Fee Included
  • Personal room fees: such as laundry or valet services, telephone calls, or alcoholic beverages/mini bar items, unless they are otherwise specifie

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  • Cancellation penalties per person (request day and departure day are not counted)
    Up to 46 days prior to departure - 10% of total purchase amount.
    21-45 days prior to departure - 25% of total purchase amount.
    9-20 days prior to departure - 50% of total purchase amount.
    1-8 days prior to departure - 100% of total purchase amount.
    Day of departure or no show - 100% per person.
    Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.
    The refund amount will be credited directly to your account. Or the refund can also be forwarded directly to your credit card with a 10% handling fee.
    NOTE: We cannot grant any refunds 30 days after completion of the tour.
  • Itinerary Variations
    We constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary - we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods duplicate departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order in which case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages.
    In case of attraction closures (due to holidays or construction, etc.), tour guide may make some necessary changes to the itinerary accordingly.
    Itineraries are subject to change due to the weather, transportation and other conditions, in order to provide the best experience for you.
  • Tour Cancellation:
    We reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made any time prior to departure* of the tour, TakeTours' only liability will be to refund to the passenger the amount it has received for the tour booking. We will try to re-book the same or similar tour.. Please note that we are not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from customers. We are not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations.
  • The opening hours and capacity limit of attractions and national parks will be subject to change from time to time due to COVID-19. When the operating hours and capacity restriction have an impact on the itinerary, it shall be regarded as force majeure. Thank you for your understanding.

Additional Note

  • Tour route may be changed and reversed; you may contact the vendor 1-2 days prior departure to confirm final itinerary
  • Customers are held solely responsible for their own travel documents and/or visas if required.
  • Luggage: Each customer may bring on board one checked luggage plus one carry-on bag.
  • Bus Arrangement: Usually only passengers in the same order will be arranged in the same bus. If you book the tour separately with your friends and you want to sit in the same bus, you need to inform us before departure . Or you may be arranged in different buses.
  • Language: All tours are escorted by professional bi- or multi-lingual tour and/or driver guides (English/Chinese). Depending on the number of passengers booked for a particular departure, tours and/or languages may be combined to operate the tours.
  • This tour does not accept any City Pass or your own tickets for the attraction. Passengers who take this tour need to purchase admission tickets from tour escort upon arrival.

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