of folks have told us they think we have Denver's best sightseeing
Maybe that's so, but we like to think we have the best sightseers
who visit us from far and wide. There's nothing better than jumping on a motorcoach full of happy visitors and saying "Howdy, Folks!"
We have hosted guests from all over the world ... and it has definitely
been our pleasure for almost 20 years!
We admit that's it's just a little sad to say goodbye to everyone at the end of our tours.
We wish them "Happy Trails to you" until we meet again.
Coordinated Tours for Special Interest Groups
Just let us know who your guests are
and we'll customize your sightseeing to fit!
We understand that your group sightseeing tour is absolutely unique.
Depending on your agenda, your goals and interests, we understand how to design
a one-of-a-kind, distinctive sightseeing experience, keeping in mind
your itinerary, time limitations and financial requirements.
You are invited to let our expertise make your experience the best possible:
Domestic sightseeing groups
International sightseeing groups
Association group tours
Convention sightseeing and tour coordination
Corporate meeting events
"Come for a visit, not just a view!"
After a long career as a professional meeting planner, with lots of volunteer meeting planning on the side, I began noticing several big, beautiful motorcoaches driving through Colorado and wondered who all those people were ... where were they from and why did they all look like they were having such a great time?
I cornered a couple of drivers and tour guides when they were stopped in town, and peppered them with questions about their work.
I'm sure they thought I was just plain annoying. But I never knew there was someone called a "Step-on Guide" who could have such a wonderful job!
My idea was to offer a relaxing, personal views of the city and state I love, sharing fun facts and beautiful views, a guideline I still follow today.
Because my husband, Frank, enjoys the tours as much as I do, he has become
a Tour Guide, as well. Even though he was born in Chicago, he fell in love with Colorado
as a young boy and says "he got here as soon as he could!"
His love of history and the Wild West is a real hit with our tour groups -
not to mention his nifty business skills in the office.
Together, we have designed and planned many, many group sightseeing tours over the
last decades, including some pretty unusual itineraries upon request.
Over the years we have guided mining engineers into the western slope gas fields, high school band and choir groups, retirement association groups and lots of "spouse trips," for corporations holding conferences in Denver, bank tour clubs, senior centers, and military groups. All groups are different, but we know they wish to experience the same thing,
which is to do and see something fun and learn a little about Colorado.
Some all-time favorites!
There are always those passengers who are determined to ask me
some sort of question which I cannot possibly answer:
Passenger: "Please give me the correct flow rate of the Colorado River
in the winter as opposed to the that of the Mississippi."
Me: "Ummm ....
Passenger: (Stopping our Guide, who was portraying an historic figure from Colorado's
gold-mining past. Just for fun, she had pretended to still be living in the 1880's
and shared some great anecdotes about her life and times.)
"So, are you now living or are you now dead?"
Guide Doris: "Ummm ....
Passenger: "I think you are mistaken! The river between the United States and Mexico is not the Rio Grande, it's called the Rio de Janeiro.
Everyone knows that. You need to correct your information.
Me: "Ummm ....
But I guess the best times onboard a group sightseeing tour is when folks are truly having a great time, with just the right mix of information, entertainment, laughter and fun.
I hear great comments which make ME laugh all day, like "Do the bears in Colorado only walk on the trails?" or "I've been told not to get off the bus because of all the rattlesnakes," or, "Why does it take so long to get anywhere in the high mountains?"
(We call those "vertical miles.")
I always try to answer truthfully, but I've also been known to tell passengers that a good Tour Guide can always be quick on the draw and can make up a plausible answer
as fast as a cowpoke can wink at a pretty cowgirl. I admit it.
In the end, the best stories are those I am lucky enough to share from my own family's pioneer heritage here in the Colorado. They came to Colorado over 150 years ago from the UK - tin miners from Cornwall and coal miners from Northumberland,
to find a better life and to get rich in the Gold Rush ... which they did!
But that's another tale I'll save for when I see you, and I hope it will be soon.
Along with all those tales of western heroes, outlaws, pioneers,
gold miners and rascals, we know where to find all the best photo sites and opportunities.
Do you wish to see spectacular vistas, thrilling overlooks, wild flowers,
cityscapes or red rock country? (Or some of each?)
It's our mission and our pleasure to help you create the best fun
and wonderful memories possible, in the time you have available!
That all adds up to complete group sightseeing plans
with your own, very special group in mind.
We promise to send you home after your sightseeing visit with your
eyes and hearts full of what Denver and the West are all about!
"Cowboy up! Come on out West!"
Give us a call today!
It'll be our pleasure
& we can't wait
to hear from you!