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Glacier National Park and Mount Rainier Discovery

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Trip Overview

Visit two incredible national parks and two crowd-pleasing cities on this train journey. The perfect combination of breath-taking wilderness in Glacier and Mount Rainier and iconic cityscapes in Chicago and Seattle, this nine-day trip is sure to be filled with oohs and aahs. There’s never a bad time to travel onboard the Empire Builder. It’s your opportunity to view unforgettable landscapes you’d never see from a plane or during a cross-country road trip. This exciting train holiday offers something for everyone.

Highlights

  • Admission to Skydeck Chicago
  • Sightseeing tour of Glacier National Park
  • Two Medicine Valley Boat Cruise
  • Admission to the Space Needle in Seattle
  • Day trip to Mount Rainier

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way Amtrak ® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Glacier National Park; Glacier National Park to Seattle on the Empire Builder
  • 6 nights hotel accommodations; 2 nights onboard Amtrak
  • 3 meals included (2 breakfasts, 1 dinner)
Trip Map

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 CHICAGO
Your journey begins in bustling Chicago. When it comes to the Windy City, there are a few must-do experiences you won’t want to miss, including visiting Skydeck Chicago and getting a bird’s eye view of the entire city. Use your included admission and take it all in. (Overnight in Chicago)

DAY 2 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
board Amtrak’s Empire Builder for an overnight train journey to Glacier National Park! Along the way, enjoy wild landscapes, the North Dakota plains and the Big Sky country in Montana. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 3 GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
Today you’ll arrive in Glacier National Park. Your hotel is located just a short stroll behind the train station. If you prefer not to walk, a shuttle will transfer you to the hotel. After getting settled in, step out and get to know the town before resting up for your exploration of the national park tomorrow. (Overnight in Glacier National Park)

DAY 4 GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
Have breakfast at Glacier Park Lodge before taking your included Big Sky Circle tour and discovering all the allure of this treasured national park. Visit Maria’s Pass, Goat Lick, the historic Izaak Walton Inn, Going-to-the-Sun Road at Logan Pass, and many more must-see highlights. Come evening, enjoy dinner back at Glacier Park Lodge. (Overnight in Glacier National Park) B, D

DAY 5 GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
After having breakfast at Glacier Park Lodge, you’ll take your included transfer into the park for a Two Medicine Valley boat cruise. Get ready for an exciting day and don’t forget your camera! (Overnight in Glacier National Park) B

DAY 6 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Catch the Empire Builder train once more for your departure West toward Seattle and continue reveling in one of the country’s most beloved long-distance train routes. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 7 SEATTLE
Welcome to the Pacific Northwest! Upon arrival, start seeing the city’s most popular sights. Use your included admission to the Space Needle and visit the Smith Tower, a local best-kept secret. (Overnight in Seattle)

DAY 8 DAY TRIP TO MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK
Embark on a day trip to one of the most beautiful places in Washington: Mount Rainier. There’s a reason millions of people visit this national park each year! Stunning landscapes, waterfalls, forests, and wildlife await. (Overnight in Seattle)

DAY 9 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN SEATTLE

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

Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza

Located in the center of downtown Chicago’s exciting River North area and minutes from the Loop and Michigan Ave the contemporary Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza offers exceptional views of the Chicago River and the Chicago skyline. Our recent $20 million redesign is apparent in every aspect of the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, from our stunning atrium lobby to our 521 comfortable and contemporary guest rooms and suites.

Palmer House Hilton

Welcome to The Palmer House®: a Hilton Hotel - an iconic, world-class downtown Chicago hotel and gateway to Chicago's rejuvenated Loop scene. A modern Chicago grand hotel, the Palmer House is a lively destination within walking distance of the best attractions the city of Chicago has to offer like Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the theater district. The guest rooms and suites match the hotel's French Baroque styling with metropolitan flair.

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.

Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle

Perfectly located in the heart of downtown Seattle, the award-winning Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle – Downtown offers an exceptional blend of service, style and comfort..

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

One of the city’s most celebrated historic landmarks and a premier luxury hotel in Seattle, Fairmont Olympic Hotel is conveniently located in downtown Seattle, close to Pike Place Market and many local attractions.

Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown

Our prime location in the heart of downtown Seattle offers you the combination of majestic Olympic Mountains views, the vibrancy of the Emerald City and the relaxing, quiet magnificence of the Puget Sound.

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, Chihuly Garden and Glass, and MoPOP (formerly Experience Music Project), and the Seattle Opera, Pike Place Market, world-class shopping and a multitude of dining and entertainment options

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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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