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Glacier National Park Express by Rail

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This 10-day trip onboard Amtrak from Chicago to Glacier National Park to Seattle is one you won't want to miss! Your tour kicks off in Chicago, where you'll enjoy an architecture sightseeing cruise of the Chicago River. Next up is Glacier National Park! Savor its breathtaking beauty and fresh mountain air while touring its most stunning peaks and valleys. Then it's on to Seattle! The gleaming “Emerald City” is sure to delight! A timeless journey awaits you!

Adventure Details | Itinerary | Excursions | Pre-Post-Trip Options

About This Adventure

Itinerary Highlights

Chicago, Glacier National Park, Seattle

Included:

  • Sightseeing architecture cruise of Chicago
  • Two Medicine Valley Boat Cruise of Glacier National Park*
  • Big Sky Circle Tour of Glacier National Park*
  • Admission to the Space Needle and Chihuly Garden & Glass Exhibit
  • Sightseeing city tour of Seattle
  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Glacier National Park and Glacier National Park to Seattle onboard the Empire Builder®
  • 7 nights' hotel accommodations; 2 nights' onboard Amtrak
  • 1 meal included (1 dinner)
*Seasonal activity: Glacier Park Two Medicine Valley Boat cruise runs early June to early September and Big Sky Circle Tour runs mid-June to mid-September.

Air Options

While we have no specific air deals on this cruise, please call 1-888-868-6871 if you would like us to assist with your airfare.

Not included:




TRAIN ACCOMMODATION
Coach accommodation is included in the lowest price category. Ask about options for Roomettes and Bedrooms.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
Hotel choices are based on availability.

Chicago
Eurostars Magnificent Mile
Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza
The Palmer House® Hilton

Glacier Park
Glacier Park Lodge

Seattle
Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle – Downtown
Embassy Suites by Hilton, Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square
Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown

Itinerary

DAY 1: CHICAGO
Welcome to Chicago! Spend some free time exploring all this amazing city has to offer. Take a walk down the Magnificent Mile for world class shopping, dining, and attractions. Head to the architectural wonder Millennium Park. Stop by Navy Pier for tasty food and great views of the city. The Windy City is truly one of a kind. (Overnight in Chicago)
DAY 2: CHICAGO
Enjoy a sightseeing architectural cruise of the Chicago harbor. Experienced and entertaining tour guides will recount the dramatic story of Chicago's rise from the Great Fire of 1871 and how the Windy City became the home of the skyscraper and the cradle of modern American architecture. Enjoy your included dinner this evening at a popular Chicago restaurant. (Overnight in Chicago) D
DAY 3: OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK®
Today, you will travel to Chicago’s Union Station and board the Empire Builder®. Traveling daily between Chicago and the Pacific Northwest along major portions of the Lewis and Clark trail, the mighty Empire Builder takes you on an exciting adventure through majestic wilderness, following the footsteps of early pioneers. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)
DAY 4: GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
Welcome to Glacier National Park, home to two different mountain ranges, 130 lakes, 1,000 species of plants, and 16,000 square miles of protected land. Enjoy the mountain air during your short walk to the iconic Glacier Park Lodge, where you can settle in for a good night’s rest. (Overnight in Glacier National Park)
DAY 5: GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
Today, you’ll explore the serene sights of Glacier National Park on a scenic boat cruise of Two Medicine Valley. Enjoy a relaxing cruise while listening to the Blackfoot Indian folklore surrounding this gorgeous area. The Two Medicine Valley boat cruise will take your breath away! (Overnight in Glacier National Park)
DAY 6: GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
Today, you will continue exploring Glacier National Park on the Big Sky Circle Tour. Drive over the breathtaking Maria’s Pass. Enjoy the local wildlife at Goat Lick. Venture along the Going-to-the-Sun Road, a windy-mountain thoroughfare that spans 50 miles through the park. After your tour, you’ll return to Glacier Park Lodge for your final night's stay. (Overnight in Glacier National Park)
DAY 7: OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Enjoy a relaxing morning at the Glacier Park Lodge before transferring on your own to the East Glacier Station and boarding Amtrak to Seattle. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)
DAY 8: SEATTLE
Welcome to Seattle! Get to know the “Emerald City” on a multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. This fully-narrated tour features famous landmarks, including Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, Seattle’s Great Wheel, the waterfront, and many more popular destinations. Feel free to hop on and off at any stop to further explore any of the sites at your own pace. (Overnight in Seattle)
DAY 9: SEATTLE
Continue your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Seattle and explore any of the famous landmarks you didn’t get a chance to see yesterday. Today, also includes admission to the Space Needle Observation Deck and Chihuly Garden and Glass museum. The Space Needle is the most iconic structure in the city and from the 520-foot high observation deck, you’ll get stunning views of Mt. Rainier, the lights of downtown Seattle, and Elliott Bay. (Overnight in Seattle)
DAY 10: YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN SEATTLE


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