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Norwegian Cruise Line’s 7-Day Sawyer Glacier Cruise Aboard the Norwegian Jewel with Glacier National Park

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Trip Overview

Explore Glacier National Park and Alaska by land and sea! Begin your journey on one of the most scenic Amtrak routes, the Empire Builder, as you make your way to Glacier National Park. Take in the majestic landscapes of Big Sky Country as you tour the park. Explore the seaport city of Seattle before embarking on an Alaska cruise. Enjoy Alaska's natural beauty as you travel through the inside passage with beautiful fjords and abundant wildlife, witness massive ice chunks of Sawyer Glacier and more!

Highlights

  • Glacier Park Two Medicine Valley Boat Cruise*
  • Big Sky Circle Tour of Glacier National Park*
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Seattle
  • Norwegian Cruise Line's 7 Day Sawyer Glacier Cruise on the Norwegian Jewel®


Package Also Includes:

  • 3 night's hotel accommodations
  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Glacier National Park; Glacier National Park to Seattle on the Empire Builder®
  • Transfers to/from Cruise Port

*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.

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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 CHICAGO
Welcome to Chicago! This afternoon, board Amtrak® to Glacier National Park for a scenic ride on the Empire Builder®. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 2 GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
Today is a peaceful day on the train with magnificent landscapes. Relax in the observation as you travel through the North Dakota plains, you'll wind through Big Sky Country of Montana as you make your way to Glacier National Park. Take a short walk from the train depot to the Glacier Park Lodge, your home for the next 2 nights. (Overnight in Glacier National Park)

DAY 3 GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
Wake up this morning well rested and ready for a full day adventure! Enjoy your Big Sky Circle tour of Glacier National Park from one of the famous vintage 1930's Red Busses. You'll venture over Maria's Pass, stop at Goat Lick for wildlife viewing, ascend to the high alpine region of the Going-to-the-Sun Road and more! (Overnight in Glacier National Park)

DAY 4 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Today, travel to Two Medicine Valley for a scenic boat cruise on Two Medicine Lake. While taking in the scenery and fresh mountain air, you'll learn about the Blackfeet tribal history from the area. In the evening, board Amtrak continuing to the West Coast. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 5 SEATTLE
Arrive in Seattle in the morning and get ready for a full day of sightseeing. Tour the city at your own pace with your hop-on, hop-off tour. Visit exciting destinations such as Pike Place Market, Seattle's Waterfront to see the Great Wheel or to Pioneer Square, Seattle's first neighborhood. For amazing views of the city, Pacific Ocean and Mountains, we recommend visiting the Space Needle and taking a ride to the top! (Overnight in Seattle)

DAY 6 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD NORWEGIAN JEWEL® AT SEA (EMBARK AT 4:00 PM)
The Jewel doesn't depart until 4:00 pm, so you have the morning to continue sightseeing. If you like seafood, be sure to take some time today to sample some of the best and freshest seafood you'll ever taste. Or, grab a cup of Seattle's famous coffee in Pike's Market! While at sea this afternoon, spend some time getting acquainted with many of the ship's amenities, including the Jewel Club Casino, where you can try your hand with Lady Luck! Or, you can enjoy the breathtaking ocean views from the Spinnaker Lounge. (Overnight onboard Norwegian)

DAY 7 OVERNIGHT ON BOARD NORWEGIAN JEWEL AT SEA
Enjoy a leisurely day at sea! There is so much to see and do on this ship! Head to the casino. Take in one of the ship's shows. Lounge by the pool. It's up to you! (Overnight onboard Norwegian)

DAY 8 KETCHIKAN, ALASKA (DOCKED 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Welcome to Ketchikan, Alaska, ancestral home of the Tlingit people, who have carved the world's largest collection of totem poles. Thanks to its abundant rainfall, Ketchikan is surrounded by some of the world's most lush wilderness. This charming town is a very popular port of call. And, today, you'll get to see why! (Overnight onboard Norwegian)

DAY 9 SAWYER GLACIER/JUNEAU, ALASKA (DOCKED 7:00 AM - 1:30 PM)
Today, the ship will dock in Juneau, Alaska. Juneau has been called “Alaska's peak experience,” due in part to its unparalleled glacier views and amazing collection of landmarks, like Tracy Arm Fjord, the Juneau Icefields, and Glacier Bay National Park. There is no shortage of things to do in Juneau! Kayak up one of the area's many protected waterways. Go flightseeing. Tour the historic downtown area. Try your hand at panning for gold. If you're up for an adventure, head to the majestic Mendenhall Glacier, just 12 miles outside of Juneau. Upon re-boarding the ship this afternoon, prepare to experience the beauty of the Alaskan wilderness as the ship passes the gigantic Hubbard Glacier and Icy Strait Point. (Overnight onboard Norwegian)

DAY 10 SKAGWAY, ALASKA (DOCKED 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM)
Today, you'll sail into beautiful Skagway. Located along the scenic Inside Passage, Skagway was once a hot spot for gold digging. In fact, in a single year, from 1896 to 1897, this remote town grew from a few tents to a city of 20,000 gold seekers. Today, travelers come in search of other riches, to experience yesteryear along Skagway's charming boardwalk lined with buildings that replicate those Gold Rush days. (Overnight onboard Norwegian)

DAY 11 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD NORWEGIAN JEWEL AT SEA
Spend today at sea, cruising to your next destination. Relax at the Bora Bora Health Spa, or take a dip in the hot tubs. Tonight, catch some onboard entertainment, like Cirque Bijou. (Overnight onboard Norwegian)

DAY 12 VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA (DOCKED 2:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
You are in for a treat today! Spend the afternoon and evening in the quaint coastal town of Victoria. Roam the spacious lawns of the stunning Butchart Gardens and see exotic flora, fascinating topiary, and exquisite fountains. Explore the historic Bastion Square, the cultural treasures of Chinatown, and the many charming sights along the boardwalk of the Inner Harbour. (Overnight onboard Norwegian)

DAY 13 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN SEATTLE (DISEMBARK AT 8:00 AM)
Your journey ends today. After you disembark the Norwegian Jewel this afternoon, the option is yours to spend another day and evening in Seattle or head to the Amtrak station and board the Empire Builder back to 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.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line

Have the freedom to enjoy your vacation on your terms on board Norwegian Cruise Lines. Freestyle Cruising offers a wide array of complimentary dining options, all included in the cruise price, and dine on your schedule. With an assortment of entertainment options there is never a second to be bored, from Broadways shows to adults-only clubs.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line

Have the freedom to enjoy your vacation on your terms on board Norwegian Cruise Lines. Freestyle Cruising offers a wide array of complimentary dining options, all included in the cruise price, and dine on your schedule. With an assortment of entertainment options there is never a second to be bored, from Broadways shows to adults-only clubs.

Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle

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Mayflower Park Hotel

The historic Mayflower Park Hotel is ideally located in downtown Seattle, the Mayflower Park Hotel is in the heart of the city. Built in 1927, the classic Mayflower Park Hotel has been restored with crystal chandeliers, gleaming brass and period antiques that offer an inviting European elegance to this historic Seattle hotel.

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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