Day 1: En Route
Glacier Park Getaway is not being offered this year. Similar tours that are running are the Empire Builder with Glacier Park and Glacier National Park Escape.
The Glacier National Park tour members
will meet the Tour Director in Chicago’s
Union Station. Sleeping accommodation
persons will have access to the comfortable,
first-class Metropolitan Lounge. Early this
afternoon you will board Amtrak’s Empire
Builder for the 1620-mile journey across five
states to Whitefish, Montana. Relax in your
comfortable reclining coach seat with leg rest.
A limited number of private Roomette bedroom
sleeping accommodations are available
for an additional $395 per person (double occupancy).
Upgraded Bedrooms are available
at an additional $1040 per person*. Bottled
water and coffee are available for Roomette
bedroom and upgraded Bedroom occupants
in their car.
Go to the glass-walled Sightseer Lounge car
for spectacular viewing. All tastefully prepared
full-course dining car meals are included.
You’ll arrive in Minneapolis/St. Paul
around 10:31 p.m. (D)
Day 2: En Route/Whitefish
During the day you will roll across the remote
flatlands of North Dakota and eastern Montana.
First class sleeping car passengers will
enjoy a wine and cheese party in the dining
car this afternoon. This evening we’ll arrive
in Whitefish, Montana. The two nights at
Glacier National Park will be spent at the Best
Western Rocky Mountain Lodge in Whitefish. (B, L, D)
Day 3: Glacier National Park
A Continental breakfast is included this
morning. You’ll depart this morning on an
all-day tour of one of America’s most beautiful
attractions. Your group will travel over
the spectacular Going-to-the-Sun Highway.
Acclaimed as one of the outstanding scenic
roadways of the world, the 50-mile-long drive
affords magnificent views of the mountain
scenery. Dense forests, picturesque lakes,
brilliant flowers and abundant wildlife enhance
the awesome views. You’ll stop for a
leisurely “on-your-own” lunch at Lake Mc-
Donald Lodge and return to your hotel in
Whitefish by late afternoon. (CB)
Day 4: En Route
You’ll transfer to the
Whitefish Amtrak Station
in time for the 7:46 a.m.
departure of the Empire
Builder for Chicago.
Enjoy a delicious dining
car breakfast and then
head for the Sightseer
Lounge car. About 8:00
a.m., you will begin to
enjoy another perspective
of Glacier National Park.
The rest of the day we’ll
cross the remote flatlands
of eastern Montana and
western North Dakota. (B, L & D)
Day 5: En Route
Breakfast and lunch on the train are included.
We depart from Minneapolis-St. Paul at 7:50
a.m. and head south along the west bank of
the Mississippi River. The train winds between
the river bank and high bluffs. The
Empire Builder is scheduled to arrive in
Chicago’s Union Station late this afternoon.