Glacier National Park Escape Roundtrip from Chicago
Travel across the Northern Prairies aboard Amtrakís storied Empire Builder en route to much-loved Glacier National Park. Your two-night stay is in the heart of unspoiled natural attractions and stunning beauty. Wondrous displays of nature, historic lodges and sightseeing through the forests and valleys of this complex ecosystem are highlights of your stay before returning by train to Chicago.
This vacation can be booked online for departures from the following Amtrak stations: Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit, Milwaukee, and St. Paul/Minneapolis. For other departure cities, please select the Chicago location, and a rail specialist will contact you within 48 hours with a package customized with a departure from your most convenient Amtrak station.
- Round-trip transportation from Chicago aboard Amtrakís Empire Builder
- Hotel accommodations for two nights
- Big Sky Circle Tour (available June 21-September 23)
- Meals onboard train when including train sleeping accommodations
- Taxes and service charges
Scenic highlights include:
- Mississippi River
- Bear Paw Mountains
- Going-to-the-Sun Road
- Marias Pass
Day 1 - Amtrakís Empire Builder: Chicago to Glacier
Board Amtrakís Empire Builder at Chicagoís historic Union Station early this afternoon. Settle into your onboard accommodarions and prepare for the iconic trainís 2:15 pm departure. Chat with fellow travelers, read, or listen to music as the train begins its storied journey northwest following a trail once taken by Americaís pioneers. Overnight train. (D Sleeping Car passengers only)
Day 2 - Arrival in East Glacier Park
You have all day to relax aboard the train. Make sure to visit the Sightseer Lounge car for impressive views of the passing scenery. Arrive in East Glacier Park at 6:45 pm. Glacier National Park spans more than 1.2 million acres of lakes and waterfalls, dramatic peaks and breathtaking ice-carved terrain. Overnight Glacier National Park. (B, L, D Sleeping Car passengers only)
Day 3 - Glacier National Park Sightseeing
Todayís comprehensive sightseeing excursion begins with a drive over Marias Pass followed by fauna-spotting at Goat Lick and a visit to the Izaak Walton Inn. Continue through grand forests to Lake McDonald Lodge followed by a journey along the Going-to-the-Sun Road and into the St. Mary Valley. Overnight Glacier National Park.
Day 4 - Return to Chicago
Transfer on your own to the Amtrak station to board the 9:30 am Empire Builder eastbound to Chicago. Spend the day recounting your adventures in one of Americaís most popular National Parkís with your traveling companions and take note of the Northern Prairies through which youíre currently traveling. Overnight train. (L, D Sleeping Car passengers only)
Day 5 - Return to Chicago
The train rolls through Minnesota, Wisconsin and into the Windy City for a 3:55 pm arrival at Union Station, where your Glacier Park Escape comes to an end. You may wish to extend your stay with a post-night hotel stay in the cosmopolitan City by the Lake. (B, L Sleeping Car passengers only)
Hotel nights at Glacier Park Lodge. Amtrak accommodations are in Coach class and include a reclining seat with leg rest and access to the Sightseer Lounge car.
Upgrades to Roomette and Bedroom sleeping accommodations are available for an additional fee and include all meals aboard the train.
Hotel accommodations are based on availability; substitutes will be similar in quality and amenities.
Prices do not include National Parks entrance fee.
Call 877-929-7245 today to book your Glacier National Park Escape Roundtrip from Chicago.
Prices are land-only, per person based on double occupancy. Connecting rail from your city is available upon request.
This vacation can be booked online for departures from the following Amtrak stations: Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit, Milwaukee, and St. Paul/Minneapolis. For other departure cities, please select the Chicago location, and a rail specialist will contact you within 48 hours with a package customized with a departure from your most convenient Amtrak station. Contact a rail specialist for details. Prices are subject to change and all reservations are based upon availability.
NOTE: Arrival and departure times are subject to change without notice. Please be advised that passengers traveling on Empire Builder trains may encounter delays of approximately three to six hours due to heavy congestion, speed restrictions and other operating conditions.