Tourney Journeys Tours

Denver, Colorado
Monday, April 02, 2012
Welcome to Denver and the 2012 NCAA® Women's Final Four® Tourney Journeys Tour Website. 

We encourage you to register on-line for the tours you are interested in to ensure your spot. Seats will be available on-site, depending on availability at the Tour Desk. The Tour Desk will be located in the main lobby at the Colorado Convention Center.  

Tour Desk Hours: 

Saturday, March 31, 2012  10:00am - 7:00pm 
Sunday, April 1, 2012 11:00am - 7:00pm 
Monday, April 2, 2012 8:00am - 3:00pm 
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 8:30am - 10:00am 

Have you participated in a Tourney Journey during past Women's Final Fours? Then you qualify for a
Re-Tourney Journey commemorative pin available at the tour ticket desk in Tourney Town. 

Rocky Mountain Rendezvous 
Monday, April 2, 2012 - 9:00am - 6:00pm 
$78.00 per person 

Your tour of the gorgeous Rocky Mountains promises to be one of the most beautiful scenic tours ever taken! Enter the ancestral Rockies and wind up the spectacular canyon to Estes Park, eastern gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. 

April will bring clear, crisp air, blue skies, and generally dry weather. A late snowstorm may even occur. Native Americans travelled between Grand Lake and Estes Park over the same trails that are in use today. Elk are plentiful in the park, as well as bighorn sheep, mule deer and a small population of moose. Wildlife viewing is possible most of the year however fall gives visitors a unique opportunity witness the elk bugling during the early morning or late day hours.  We’ll tour the park by motorcoach visiting the most scenic spots and most interesting landmarks.

Then, it’s all aboard for the return trip down to the charming and quaint mountain town of Estes Park. You will be given time this afternoon to have lunch, sightsee and browse the myriad shops, quality boutiques and art galleries.

Tour Inclusions
  • Tour of RMNP with stop at Visitor Center and picture stops along the way
  • Lunch on own and time for browsing in Estes Park
  • Bottled Water and Snacks available on the coach 
Please Note
  • The temperature could be cooler than in the city, warm clothing and layers are recommended
  • Approximately 1.5 hours walking and standing on own in Estes Park
  • ADA accessible motorcoach available (please indicate on the registration form if required)

Denver Swing Tour
Monday, April 2, 2012 - 9:00am - 12:00pm 
Monday, April 2, 2012 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
$42.00 per person 

Take a trip into the heart of the "Mile High City" on a Denver City Swing. Guests tour the downtown finance and business areas as well as the revitalized parts of "old" Denver which have been creatively combined with powerful skyscrapers.

See the spectacular State Capitol building, one of the “ooh and aah” stops. Enjoy riding through our lovely mansion areas and parks. A drive through Denver’s City Park, the city’s gem showcases over 370 lush acres of outdoor space, home to the Denver Zoo and Museum of Nature and Science. 

Catch a glimpse of the renovated lower downtown (LoDo) district. Virtually forgotten for years, local visionaries have concentrated on the renovation of LoDo buildings with exciting results! Shops and galleries are springing up everywhere and pulsing with life! The block-long Larimer Square is filled with interesting boutiques as well as some of the city’s top restaurants.

Tour Inclusions
  • Drive-by Tour Including; Government Buildings, Molly Brown House, Civic Center, Lower Downtown (LoDo), Larimer Square, Cultural Sites and Drive through Millionaires' Row
  • Picture Stops at the Colorado State Capitol Building & Coors Field 
Please Note
  • No walking required on this drive-by tour
  • ADA accessible motorcoach available (please indicate on the registration form if required)

LoDo Walking Tour
Monday, April 2, 2012 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
$34.00 per person

Don't miss a chance to see "LoDo", Denver's Lower Downtown District, up close.  Virtually forgotten for years, local visionaries have concentrated on the renovation of these buildings with exciting results!  Shops, restaurants, clubs, lofts and galleries are springing up everywhere and pulsing with life! Denver has survived fire, flood, drought, starvation, plague and panic to become the modern cosmopolitan center of the Midwest! Come find out all of these fascinating secrets as your group discovers Denver on your custom LoDo Walking Tour.

Discover how Denver was born in this informative entertaining two hour walking tour! Your hosts give historically correct fun facts on how the city thrived on the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush of 1858.  Denver has had a colorful history of miners, desperadoes, shady ladies, saloons, thieves and upstanding citizens- all with a wild tale to tell. Learn about the many historical buildings along the way and which famous citizens have inhabited them.  

Tour Inclusions
  • Hosted (2) hour walking tour
  • Bottled water for each guest
Please Note
  • Two (2) hours of walking involved - casual attire and comfortable shoes suggested
  • Weather can change quickly, please be prepared for inclement weather
  • A uniformed staff person can be available assist with any wheelchair bound guests (please indicate on the registration form if required)

Foothills Fandango 
Monday, April 2, 2012 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
$86.00 per person 

We head for the foothills to experience one of Colorado's most photographed and scenic sights – Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre ‑ an experience in itself! Amidst towering cliffs slanting upwards and slabs of red sandstone rising hundreds of feet above you, discover the 10,000 seat amphitheater, which has been the site of concerts, musical events and the Easter Sunrise services since the 1940's.  It is a true camera buff's delight!

A short coach ride then takes you into the nearby town of Golden at the foot of the Colorado Rockies for a marvelous tour of the Adolph Coors brewery - one of the nation's leading producers of fine beer!  Come see and taste traditional brewing in the Rocky Mountains. The approximately 35-minute self-guided audio tour includes a walk through the malting, brewing and packaging processes. The tour concludes with an opportunity to sample Coors’ fine beers or non-alcoholic products in the hospitality lounge and time to shop in the Coors & Co. gift shop. 

Tour Inclusions
  • Stop at Red Rocks Amphitheater
  • Lunch
  • Self-guided audio tour of MillerCoors and time for shopping in the gift shop
  • Complimentary beer samples and non-alcoholic beverages
Please Note
  • Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult 
  • Samples are provided to guests 21 years of age with photo ID. Non-alcoholic beverages are available
  • Approximately 45 - 60 minutes of walking and standing during self-paced tour of MillerCoors. 
  • MillerCoors is wheelchair accessible 
  • ADA accessible motorcoach available (please indicate on the registration form if required)

Historic Moments with the Browns 
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
$87.00 per person

Today we tour the “Unsinkable” Molly Brown House, the entirely restored home of Colorado’s most colorful Victorian heroine.  Born Margaret Tobin Brown, she received her unusual nickname, Molly, as a result of the courage and leadership she displayed during the sinking of the “Unsinkable” Titanic.  Located in the Capitol Hill area, the house was originally built in the late 1800's and reflects turn-of-the-century Victorian influence.  A privately guided tour of the premises conducted by tour guides in 1900‑style gowns reveals fascinating glimpses into the flamboyant lifestyle of a bygone era.  The Browns made frequent trips to Europe and Molly incorporated the ‘Grand Tour’ style into her decorating.

Next we visit the historic Brown Palace Hotel.  Known to natives as “The Brown,” this hotel has welcomed the rich and famous since opening in 1892.  The 230-room historic landmark is located on a corner in the heart of downtown Denver.  Your behind-the-scenes tour reveals loads of secrets! This approximately 45-minute to one hour historic tour highlights funny anecdotes relating to the general history of the Brown Palace Hotel and Spa.

Tour Inclusions
  • Approximately (45) minute walking tour of Molly Brown House
  • Behind-the-scenes walking tour of the Brown Palace, approximately (45) minutes
  • Bottled water for each guest
  • Complimentary beer samples and non-alcoholic beverages
Please Note
  • Approximately (1) hour walking and standing at the Molly Brown House and (1) hour and (15) minutes walking and standing during the Brown Palace tour 
  • The Molly Brown house is a multi-story Victorian-era home and is not wheelchair accessible 
  • The Brown Palace is wheelchair accessible 
  • ADA accessible minicoach available (please indicate on the registration form if required)  

Best of Boulder 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 10:00am - 3:30pm
$44.00 per person

Boulder is a dynamic university community, nestled near the base of the scenic Flatiron Mountains - offering breathtaking views. Your tour takes you to the famous Celestial Seasonings facility to see, taste, and smell the world of teas. Guests learn how the company grew from its "cottage industry" roots to become the largest U.S. herbal tea manufacturer. There is an informative tour and a delightful gift shop with "Tea" shirts, whimsical gifts with the famous "Sleepy - Time Bear" and a variety of tea accouterments. 

Also included in the tour will be the famous Pearl Street Mall - an outdoor mall with very unique character!  The Mall is home to a wide variety of fascinating shops and delicious dining. It is easy to see why Pearl Street was selected as a recipient of HUD's award for Urban Renewal Design and why it is the nation's most successful outdoor mall.  Guests will be given time for lunch on their own on the Mall. Time permitting we will drive through the University of Colorado's expansive campus to see beautiful historical buildings and gorgeous landscaping on the way back to Denver. 

Tour Inclusions
  • Guided (45) minute walking tour of Celestial Seasonings Tea Gardens and Tea Emporium
  • Lunch on own and time for browsing on Pearl Street Mall
  • Drive through tour of University of Colorado Campus (time permitting) 
  • Bottled water for each guest
Please Note
  • (45) minutes of walking and standing at Celestial Seasonings and (1) to (1) hour and (30) minutes of walking and standing during browsing on Pearl Street Mall 
  • ADA accessible motorcoah available (please indicate on the registration form if required)

Contact Information

  • Stacie Cisco
    Tour Coordinator
    Phone: 303.623.1492
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