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Trip Overview

Experience all the best of Glacier National Park and Seattle, roundtrip from Chicago on Amtrak’s iconic Empire Builder train route. Your trip starts in Chicago, where you will board the train for an overnight journey to Glacier National Park. Enjoy beautiful views along the way. Once to Glacier National Park, savor the breathtaking beauty and fresh mountain air while touring its most stunning peaks, lakes and valleys. Then board Amtrak’s Empire Builder train, just steps from your hotel, and trace the footsteps of famous explorers as the overnight route travels along major portions of the Lewis and Clark trail. Once to Seattle, spend two nights discovering all the wonders of this great Pacific Northwest city before your return train journey back to Chicago.

Highlights

  • Two Medicine Valley Boat Cruise of Glacier National Park
  • Big Sky Circle Tour of Glacier National Park
  • Overnight journey on Amtrak's Empire Builder train
  • Seattle CityPASS® including:
    -Space Needle
    -Seattle Aquarium
    -Argosy Harbor Cruise
    -Museum of Pop Culture OR Woodland Park Zoo
    -Pacific Science Center OR Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Glacier National Park; Glacier National Park to Seattle; and Seattle back to Chicago onboard the Empire Builder®
  • 2 nights' hotel accommodations in Glacier National Park
  • 2 nights' hotel accommodations in Seattle
  • 4 nights onboard Amtrak
  • 1 meal included (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 TO GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
Board Amtrak's Empire Builder today in Chicago for your comfortable and scenic overnight journey to Glacier National Park. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 2 GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
Welcome to Glacier National Park! Upon arrival, check in at the Glacier Park Lodge for a two-night stay and begin to discover your gorgeous surroundings. (Overnight in Glacier National Park)

DAY 3 GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
Today, discover Glacier National Park on the Big Sky Circle Tour. Drive over the breathtaking Maria's Pass. Stop at Goat Lick for some wildlife viewing. Venture along the Going-to-the-Sun Road, a windy-mountain thoroughfare that spans 50 miles through the park. Don't forget your camera today as the views are spectacular! (Overnight in Glacier National Park) D

DAY 4 GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
Today, you'll explore more of 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! This evening, make your way to the train station adjacent to your hotel for the comfortable overnight journey to Seattle. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 5 SEATTLE
Welcome to Seattle! Upon arrival in the city, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Get to know the “Emerald City” with your Seattle CityPASS, giving you access to dozens of attractions including the Seattle Aquarium, the Museum of Pop Culture, Chihuly Garden and Glass, and more! Also, don't miss Pike Place Market, Seattle's Great Wheel and many more popular destinations while in the city. (Overnight in Seattle)

DAY 6 SEATTLE
Continue exploring Seattle at your leisure today using your CityPASS. Discover the Space Needle, the most iconic structure in the city, and enjoy the stunning 360-degree views from the observation deck of snow-capped Mt. Rainier, the lights of downtown Seattle, and picturesque Elliott Bay. (Overnight in Seattle)

DAY 7 - 8 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Spend the day today exploring more of the great city of Seattle before boarding the train in the late afternoon for your return journey to Chicago. Spend two more nights on the Empire Builder, relaxing and enjoying some of the amazing sights you may have missed on the way. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 9 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.

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.

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.

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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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