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Glacier National Park and Mount Rainier Discovery from Chicago

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Trip Overview

Visit two of America’s most treasured national parks on this train journey from Chicago. The perfect combination of breathtaking wilderness in Glacier and Mount Rainier and iconic cityscapes in Seattle, this eight-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 vacation offers something for everyone.

Highlights

  • 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
  • 5 nights hotel accommodations; 2 nights onboard Amtrak
  • 3 meals included (2 breakfasts, 1 dinner)

*Seasonal activity: Glacier National Park Two Medicine Valley boat cruise runs early June to early September.

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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.

DAY 1 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK

Your journey begins in bustling Chicago, where you’ll 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 2 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. (Overnight in Glacier National Park)

DAY 3 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 4 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 5 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 6 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 7 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 8 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN SEATTLE

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.

Crowne Plaza Seattle Downtown

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..

Embassy Suites by Hilton, Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square

Union Station is located just outside 1 minute walking distance. Hotel is located a block east for easy access to attractions like the Space Needle and Pike Place. Features a heated indoor pool, sun deck, cardio and weight equipment in the health centre. Enjoy free breakfast and our complimentary evening reception.

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

Located just three blocks from the Space Needle, Chihuly Glass Museum, Monorail, the Pacific Science Center, and the Museum of Pop Culture (formerly EMP), Hyatt Place Seattle is conveniently located close to all major attractions. Complimentary 24/7 shuttle service to Pike Place Market, downtown shopping, and the waterfront! Complimentary hot breakfast buffet for all Amtrak guests. Complimentary shuttle service to Westlake Station for Link Light Rail service directly to Pioneer Square (5 minutes) and the Stadium Station (9 mins) for T-Mobile & CenturyLink Stadiums. Our Gallery menu has food and beverage options available 24/7 plus lots of amazing restaurants just a few steps away.

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

Grouse Mountain Lodge

Grouse Mountain Lodge is ideally located in beautiful Whitefish, Montana, minutes from Whitefish Mountain Resort, as well as Glacier National Park.

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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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