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Explore the Colorado Rockies, New England through RLC’s Collette Vacations

Explore the east or west coasts of the United States this year with two unique trips offered by Rend Lake College. Partnering again with Collette Vacations, RLC invites you to tour the “old west” through the Colorado Rocky Mountains in July or sightsee New England’s charm as the leaves change in October.

Enjoy a scenic tour of Colorado and Utah with the Colorado Rockies trip, set for Friday, July 20, through Saturday, July 28.The tour begins in the “Mile High City” of Denver and consists of many stops on the nine-day journey, including four national parks.

Attendees will visit Rocky Mountain National Park and Colorado’s wine country, and will experience traditional cowboy entertainment and food. One highlight of the tour will be a visit to the historic Stanley Hotel, inspiration for Stephen King’s “The Shining.”

The Colorado Rockies trip costs $2,999 per person, double occupancy. The costs include nine days of stay and travel, and 12 meals.

Celebrate the year’s fall foliage and American tradition during the New England Fall Charm tour, set for Friday, Oct. 19 through Friday, Oct. 26. The tour begins in one of the country’s oldest towns of Boston and consists of visits to some of the city’s biggest landmarks: Beacon Hill, Boston Public Garden, the historic North End, the USS Constitution, and much more.

Participants will also travel through the Green Mountains to Vermont’s Billings Farm and Museum, and then again to Portsmouth, NH to finish the eight-day tour with a taste of New England on a local delicacy – lobster.

The New England’s Fall Charm trip costs $3,149 per person, double occupancy. The costs include eight days of stay and travel, plus 11 meals.

Early booking discounts may apply to both trips, and single and triple rates available upon request.

An informational meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 at the RLC Historic Schoolhouse on the Ina campus to discuss the trips. Details on early booking discounts will also be available. To RSVP to the meeting, contact RLC’s Community and Corporate Education Division at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1714.