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Grand National Parks with Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Glacier National Park

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Grand National Parks with Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Glacier National Park

Reservations:
1 (800) 268-7252
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from your Amtrak Station:
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Trip Overview

Prepare for a 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!

Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of Yellowstone's Lower Loop
  • Sightseeing tour of Yosemite National Park
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of San Francisco
  • Admission to the Space Needle
  • Big Sky Circle Tour of Glacier National Park
  • Two Medicine Valley Boat Cruise in Glacier National Park





Package Also Includes:

  • 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®
  • 9 nights' hotel accommodations; 5 nights' onboard Amtrak
  • 3 meals included (3 breakfasts)

Disclaimer:

Package prices are per person, double occupancy, tax included. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Please call for pricing. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Call for pricing. Other restrictions may apply. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports (if applicable): Passports are required when crossing the Canadian border. Amtrak and Amtrak Vacations are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

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. 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 your train heading to San Francisco and Yosemite National Park. The evening is free in Salt Lake City before departing on the train in the evening. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

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 > 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 cleans fresh air as you take time exploring 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 a wealth of sightseeing opportunities. After arriving to Seattle, check in to your hotel for the evening. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 10 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK

Take some time this morning to explore Seattle. Take in some amazing views of the Seattle area with your included admission to the Space Needle. 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 11 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 12 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 13 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 14 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 15 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN CHICAGO

Legend for meals: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

Glacier Park Lodge

Glacier Park Lodge was built almost a century ago by the Great Northern Railway. Located in East Glacier Park Village it is 3 miles outside of Glacier National Park. The Glacier Park Lodge's 161 guest rooms can accommodate over 500 people.

Quality Inn & Suites Seattle Center

Come and stay with us at the Quality Inn & Suites Seattle Center to enjoy the many city attractions and hidden treasures that Seattle has to offer. Our hotel is located near Seattle Aquarium, Woodland Park Zoo, Century Link Stadium and Seattle Underground Tour in Pioneer Square.

Warwick Seattle Hotel

Warwick Seattle is an elegant hotel located in downtown Seattle and within walking distance to most Seattle attractions such as the Seattle Center, home of the Seattle Space Needle, Experience Music Project, Seattle Opera, Pike Place Market and world-class shopping. Warwick Seattle Hotel greets you with European luxury and charm.

Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf

Of all San Francisco hotels, Holiday Inn San Francisco Hotel Fisherman's Wharf has one of the best locations, central to the Californian shopping capital. The hotel is in among the bars, cafes, and the vast number of specialty shops in Fisherman's Wharf. Hotels here, in the liveliest part of San Francisco, are right next to Chinatown, Pier 39 and the Cable Cars.

Holiday Inn Golden Gateway

Holiday Inn® Golden Gateway is a full-service hotel in downtown San Francisco located between Nob Hill, Fisherman's Wharf, and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Pier 2620 Hotel Fisherman's Wharf

When you are welcomed to Pier 2620 Hotel by our friendly associates, you'll find more than a comfortable place to stay. You'll find a community made up of staff, ready and willing to share our passion for San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf and the hotel with you.

Hotel Zephyr

The Hotel Zephyr offers a one-of-a-kind hotel experience in the heart of the city's most iconic tourist attractions. Bringing a new dimension to Fisherman's Wharf by offering a twist on accommodations as well as a playful personality, our waterfront property features 361 stylish waterfront guest quarters, many with personal balconies

Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel

Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel is perfectly located on 500 South, in the heart of the downtown business and entertainment district and three blocks from the Salt Palace Convention Center.

Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone

Located in the heart of West Yellowstone, the new 50-cabin property provides a unique vacation experience. Enjoy stylish décor, upscale linen and your own private cabin. The kitchenettes allow for light cooking to enjoy a simple meal.

Gray Wolf Inn And Suites

The Gray Wolf Inn & Suites is conveniently located next to the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone - the four-season getaway to Yellowstone National Park. Our free deluxe continental breakfast, included with every room, is served in the lobby adjacent to the signature Gray Wolf lobby fireplace. For dinner we recommend the The Oregon Short Line Restaurant, located two blocks away at the Holiday Inn West Yellowstone Hotel.

Holiday Inn West Yellowstone

If you're looking for the best Yellowstone National Park lodging close to the Park's West entrance, you've found it! The hotel is located is just three blocks from Yellowstone National Park. We're the premier destination for Yellowstone family vacations, memorable meetings and corporate retreats. All guest rooms and corridors were renovated in early 2014.

Yellowstone Park Hotel

Built in 2007 and featuring an attractive list of amenities and a AAA® Three-Diamond rating, the well-appointed, non-smoking Yellowstone Park Hotel has earned a loyal guest following. Best of all, it's located three blocks from the West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park and less than an hour's drive from the lower geyser basin and Old Faithful.

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For more information or to make a reservation, call our rail vacation experts at:
1 (800) 268-7252

Disclaimer:

Package prices are per person, double occupancy, tax included. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Please call for pricing. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Call for pricing. Other restrictions may apply. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports (if applicable): Passports are required when crossing the Canadian border. Amtrak and Amtrak Vacations are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

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