Glacier National Park Escape Roundtrip from Seattle
Travel roundtrip from Seattle to the Crown of the Continent on this 5-day train escape. Depart coastal Seattle for the 100+-year-old Glacier National Park aboard Amtrakís Empire Builder. Highlights of your two-day visit include an excursion along the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road and stunning views from Marias and Logan Passes.
- Round-trip rail transportation from Seattle 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:
- Mount Rainier
- Columbia River Gorge
- Going-to-the-Sun Road
- Marias Pass
Day 1 - Depart Seattle aboard Amtrakís Empire Builder
Board Amtrakís Empire Builder at Seattleís King Street Station and prepare for your 4:40 pm departure east toward Montana. Chat with fellow travelers, read, or listen to music as the train leaves the glistening waters of Puget Sound in its wake. Watch the sunset from the Sightseer Lounge or enjoy a presentation about the area through which youíre traveling given by volunteer park rangers as part of the Trails and Rails program. Overnight train. (D Sleeping Car passengers only)
Day 2 - Arrive East Glacier Park, Montana
When you awake this morning you will be in Montana, nearing your final destination of East Glacier Park. Youíre scheduled to arrive at 9:54 am. With 50 glaciers, more than 200 lakes, waterfalls, and forests spread across 1.2 million acres, you wonít be at a loss for things to see and do for the remainder of the day. Overnight Glacier National Park. (B Sleeping Car passengers only)
Day 3 - Big Sky Circle Tour
Todayís sightseeing excursion begins with a drive over Marias Pass. Enjoy wildlife-viewing at Goat Lick. Visit the historic Izaak Walton Inn and Lake MacDonald Lodge, where you may elect to have lunch. This afternoon, continue along the Going-to-the-Sun Road to Logan Pass for stunning views before descending into the St. Mary Valley. Overnight Glacier National Park.
Day 4 - Return to Seattle
Your last day in Glacier National Park is nearly a full one. Take the opportunity to revisit some of your favorite natural attractions or discover new ones along the more than 700 miles of hiking trails that wind through the Park. Late this afternoon, transfer on your own to the Amtrak station to meet your 6:45 pm Empire Builder train for your return to Seattle. Overnight train. (D Sleeping Car passengers only)
Day 5 - Arrival in Seattle
The peaks of Mt. Rainier signal you are nearing your final destination of Seattle. The Empire Builder is arrives at King Street Station at 10:25 am, where your train escape comes to an end. You may wish to extend your stay with a post-night hotel that will provide you with ample time to relax in this unique seaside city. (B 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 Seattle vacation.
Prices are land-only, per person based on double occupancy. Connecting rail from your city is available upon request. 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.