Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Glacier National Park by Rail - Untours Ventures
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Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Glacier National Park by Rail

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Prepare for a 14-night journey to three of the nation's greatest national parks! Experience the best of the American West as you travel across the Great Plains and through the Rocky Mountains aboard Amtrak. Stop to explore all the sites and wonders of timeless Yellowstone National Park. Yosemite also awaits where your tour takes in all the natural glory to be found in this astounding national park. Glacier National Park is endless natural beauty with thousands and thousands of acres of pristine wilderness, soaring mountain peaks, and abundant wildlife. This is a vacation you will never forget!

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

About This Adventure

Itinerary Highlights

Chicago, Salt Lake City, Yellowstone National Park, San Francisco, Yosemite National Park, Seattle, Glacier National Park

Included:

  • Sightseeing tour of Yellowstone's Lower Loop
  • Dinner at The Roof Restaurant in Salt Lake City
  • Sightseeing tour of Yosemite National Park
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco
  • Admission to the Space Needle Observatory Deck
  • Big Sky Circle Tour of Glacier National Park
  • Two Medicine Valley Boat Cruises in Glacier National Park
  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Salt Lake City; Salt Lake City to San Francisco; San Francisco to Seattle; Seattle to Glacier National Park; Glacier National Park to Chicago in Coach accommodations on the California Zephyr®, Coast Starlight®, and Empire Builder®
  • 10 nights' hotel accommodations; 5 nights' onboard Amtrak
  • 4 meals included (1 dinner; 3 breakfasts)

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.

Glacier Park
Glacier Park Lodge

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

San Francisco
Kimpton Alton Hotel
Hotel Zephyr
Park Central Hotel

Salt Lake City
Little America Hotel SLC
Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown

Glacier National Park
Grouse Mountain Lodge

Yellowstone National Park
Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone
Holiday Inn West Yellowstone
Yellowstone Park Hotel

Itinerary

DAY 1: YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS IN CHICAGO
Head over to Union Station in Chicago to board the California Zephyr train heading West. Your journey to Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Glacier National Park has begun! (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 2: SALT LAKE CITY
The train journey from Chicago encompasses both the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains. From golden grain fields to craggy mountain peaks, the scenery is magnificent! Later in the evening, your train arrives to Salt Lake City and you'll check in to your hotel for the night. (Overnight in Salt Lake City)

DAY 3: YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Awake this morning and continue on to Yellowstone. Along the way you will take in a very scenic ride so keep your camera handy! (Overnight in West Yellowstone)

DAY 4: YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
America's first national park is yours to explore today! Your tour picks you up for a journey through Yellowstone. Along the way, your guide will provide some amazing insights into the park, its history, and of course, its abundant wildlife. Famous spots such as Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs, Hayden Valley, and Yellowstone Lake are all part of the experience. There is no place on earth like Yellowstone National Park. (Overnight in West Yellowstone)

DAY 5: OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
You are transported back to Salt Lake City today to board the train heading to San Francisco and Yosemite National Park. First, enjoy dinner and spectacular views at The Roof Restaurant before departing on the train in the evening. (Overnight onboard Amtrak) D

DAY 6: SAN FRANCISCO
Tonight, you will arrive in San Francisco. Check into your hotel and either relax or head out to enjoy the city at night. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 7: SAN FRANCISCO TO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
After being picked up from your hotel, your tour will take you across the beautiful heartland of California to Yosemite National Park. The scenery here is breathtaking. From its wide-open meadows, bold mountains, and abundant forest, Yosemite is an endless parade of nature's beauty. In addition to your tour, you will have plenty of free time to wander a bit and take Yosemite at your own pace. Breathe in the clean fresh air as you take time to explore the park. After your day of exploring Yosemite, you will return in the evening to San Francisco. (Overnight in San Francisco)

DAY 8: OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Today is yours to experience all San Francisco has to offer. Use your included hop-on, hop-off sightseeing pass to tour the city. Your knowledgeable guide will provide an excellent overview of the city pointing out key neighborhoods and points of interest while sharing facts about San Francisco and its history. Hop-off at sites that interest you to explore further areas like Pier 39, Chinatown, Union Square, Golden Gate Park and more. This evening you head out to Emeryville to meet the train and continue your journey through the national parks. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 9: SEATTLE
You spend today winding your way north through the picturesque northwest countryside. Traveling past rolling hills and mountains, over mighty rivers and waterways, and through verdant pine forest, the train journey north is both relaxing and provides a wealth of sightseeing opportunities. After arriving to Seattle, check in to your hotel for the evening. (Overnight in Seattle)

DAY 10: SEATTLE
Spend the day exploring all Seattle has to offer. Take in some amazing views of the Seattle area with your included admission to the Space Needle. (Overnight in Seattle)

DAY 11: OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
In the afternoon, head over to King Street Station and board Amtrak's Empire Builder train as you depart for Glacier National Park! (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 12: GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
You will arrive this morning to Glacier National Park, one of the most beautiful spots in North America. After checking in to your hotel, the day is free to relax and enjoy the stunning scenery all around you. (Overnight in Glacier National Park)

DAY 13: GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, you journey out to experience all the magnificent beauty Glacier National Park has to offer. Your tour guide will pick you up from the lodge and take you all through the area today. Travel along the winding mountain way known as Going-to-the-Sun Road. Take in amazing vantage points such as Logan Pass and Goat Lick. Your knowledgeable guide will provide you with not only great sights but also some fascinating information about the park landscape, its wildlife, as well as some background on the native peoples and folklore of the region. The tour is truly unforgettable. (Overnight in Glacier National Park) B

DAY 14: GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
Today your exploration of Glacier continues. You are picked up and transferred to Two Medicine Valley where you experience the park by boat cruise. The mountain lake is amazing and the spectacular views of pristine wilderness are all around you. Keep your eyes open for the abundant wildlife regularly spotted along the lake shore! (Overnight in Glacier National Park) B

DAY 15: OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
After enjoying a final breakfast at Glacier Park Lodge, you will cross over to the train station and board the Empire Builder once more. The journey through the Rockies is a once in a lifetime passage through soaring mountain ridges and past countless examples of natural splendor. As the mountains change to foothills and then plains, you will be treated to a little bit of everything the American outdoors has to offer. (Overnight onboard Amtrak) B

DAY 16: YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN CHICAGO
Legend for meals: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D - Dinner


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