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Trip Overview

This 10-day trip aboard the Amtrak Empire Builder from Chicago to Glacier National Park and on to Seattle is one you won't want to miss! Your tour kicks off in the Windy City, where you'll enjoy an architecture sightseeing cruise of the Chicago Harbor. Next up is Glacier National Park! Savor its breathtaking beauty and fresh mountain air while touring its most stunning spots, including the gorgeous Two Medicine Valley. Then it's on to Seattle, where more fun awaits. Explore the Emerald City with a multi-day hop-on / hop-off tour that covers all the city's hot spots, including the Space Needle and Puget Sound.

Highlights

  • Sightseeing architecture cruise of Chicago
  • Glacier Park Two Medicine Valley Boat Cruise*
  • Big Sky Circle Tour of Glacier National Park*
  • Admission to the Space Needle and Chihuly Garden & Glass Exhibit
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Seattle**

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Glacier National Park and Glacier National Park to Seattle on 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.

**Seattle hop on, hop off: Visit known landmarks like the Space Needle, Pioneer Square and Pike Place Market. Climb 900 ft. and 73 stories high to visit the Sky View Observatory on the top of the Columbia Center building, and get a stunning 360° view of Seattle, and many more!

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
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. Scope out 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

MEAL GUIDE: 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.

Sheraton Grand Chicago

Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, is ideally situated on the Chicago River, within walking distance of Navy Pier, Magnificent Mile shopping, Millennium Park, the Loop business district and all of the other local favorites that make Chicago a one of a kind destination.

The Westin Michigan Avenue

The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago Hotel, which is located on Chicago's famed Magnificent Mile, is steps from Lake Michigan, Michigan Avenue restaurants and premier Michigan Avenue shopping.

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..

Quality Inn & Suites Seattle Center

Get your money's worth at the Quality Inn & Suites® Seattle Center hotel in Seattle, WA near Seattle Aquarium, Woodland Park Zoo, Century Link Stadium and Seattle Underground Tour in Pioneer Square.

Sheraton Seattle

Sheraton Seattle Hotel is a contemporary urban retreat in the heart of downtown Seattle, Washington.

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.

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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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