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The "Crown of the Continent," Glacier National Park is an American classic that left early conservationists so enthralled that they lobbied for it to be preserved forever. In 1910, they got their wish as President Taft declared Glacier America's 10th national park. Located in Montana's Big Sky Country, this treasured land covers over one million acres of theatrical terrain and features sparkling rivers, dramatic mountains and thundering waterfalls. A true hallmark of the park, though, is its namesake: glaciers. There are 26 of these massive sheets of ice throughout the park.

In the beginning, people traveled on the Great Northern Railway to seek adventure in Glacier National Park's mountains and tranquility in its valleys and lakes. Today, travelers seek these same thrills aboard Amtrak's Empire Builder, which travels directly to the park. Our tour packages make use of this direct access, taking guests on beautiful routes from cities like Chicago or Seattle and into the vast expanses of Montana before stationing mere steps from the entrance of Glacier National Park. While in the park, enjoy comfortable lodge accommodations and a variety of self-guided activities and ranger-led excursions that highlight the immense beauty of these protected lands.

Take the train to Glacier National Park for the best summer vacation. Take a guided hike to learn about the ecosystem or embark on a boat trip across crystal clear streams and lakes. Animal lovers can ride through the meadows on horseback or join guided tours to spot wildlife, such as grizzly bears, mountain goats, bighorn sheep and bald eagles. A quintessential experience of any visit to the park is a Red Jammer bus tour, crossing the Continental Divide on the Going-to-the-Sun Road, one of America's most famous roadways.

Glacier National Park is also a popular destination in many national park rail tours, which include touring Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks as well as awe-inspiring sites of America's West.

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Dead Horse Point National Scenic Landscape
4.5 stars(128 reviews)
2022JunJulAugSep
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Glacier National Park Montana
4.6 stars(43 reviews)
2022JunJulAug
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Bison Herd Moulton Barn Grand Teton National Park
2022JunAug
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Lake Louise
4.3 stars(16 reviews)
2022Jul
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Glacier National Park
4.4 stars(27 reviews)
2022JulAugSep
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Lower Falls Yellowstone
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2022Aug
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Cathedral Lake at Yosemite National Park
2022JunJulAugSep
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Sunrise at Hubbard Glacier
4.7 stars(6 reviews)
2022JunJulSep
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Empire Builder to Glacier National Park
4.4 stars(18 reviews)
2022JunJulAugSep
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Field of Wildflowers in Glacier
4.8 stars(23 reviews)
2022JunJulAugSep
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St Mary Lake In Glacier Park
4.7 stars(12 reviews)
2022JunJulAugSep
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Glacier National Park & Chicago
10/Oct
Cheryl
5 stars
“Vacations by Rail took care of all the details and we had a wonderful, relaxing time in Glacier National Park.
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Empire Builder with Glacier National Park - Chicago to Seattle
18/Sep
Nancy
5 stars
“Vacation by Rail made it very easy to book our trip, and answered all our pre-trip questions quickly. The train staff was polite and helpful, and facilitated boarding and debarking the train. Additionally, the service and qualify of food in the dining car were impressive. We very much enjoyed watching the countryside from our cabin. However, the train tracks themselves have not been well-maintained, making for a rocky riding experience. Sadly, St. Mary's Lodge was experiencing staffing shortages and turmoil, making the dining experience there fairly unenjoyable. The park itself was spectacular. Very glad we made the trip.
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Glacier National Park Escape-Chicago to Seattle
17/Sep
RKCharlton
5 stars
“We enjoyed the experience through Vacations by Rail.
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America's Great National Parks
05 Aug 2019
THOMAS
5 stars
“My wife and I had seen many of our national parks, but had never been to the northwest. We took a trip in September sponsored by Vacations By Rail to Glacier, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Canyonlands, and Arches. We met the remainder of our group (46 in all from various parts of the country) in Chicago along with Jennifer, our guide for the tour. The journey from Chicago to East Glacier, Montana, was long (30 hours), but smooth riding. Our hotel for the next 3 nights was the beautiful Lodge, a very imposing log building built by the Great Western RR in the late 1800s. The scenery was fantastic, especially on our Going to the Sun Road on the famous Red Jammers. We saw lots of game, but no bear or wolves. Our 2 night stay in Yellowstone was equally impressive, especially The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Lots of elk and bison along the way. The Grand Tetons were impressive. If we had to pick our favorite park at this point in the tour, we could not. Each was beautiful in its own way. The highlight of our Tetons portion of the trip was the rafting down the Snake River past the Teton Range. We spent 2 nights in Jackson at The Jackson Lodge, the nicest of our hotels in creature comforts. The highlight of Jackson was our evening at The Bar J Ranch for a chuckwagon dinner (those cowpokes sure do eat well) and country entertainment. A must do evening. I, unfortunately, became ill on our trip to Salt Lake City, and had to return home. I give kudos to Vacations By Rail in arranging such a fantastic trip. They employed a wonderful guide, Jennifer, who was so knowledgeable about every place we went. She and our very capable driver, Glenn, arranged rest stops that were not only spaced just right, but in places that were extremely interesting. One was at a bakery in the middle of nowhere that had the best cinnamon rolls. Another was at a picturesque chapel by the Snake River. Another was next to an elk horn bridge and a candy store. Thank you, Vacations By Rail, for a wonderful trip.
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America's Treasures & Natural Wonders
23 Feb 2019
Francis B., Bensalem, PA
5 stars
“Had a very good trip. It was a good experience.
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Lodges of Glacier National Park
27 Dec 2018
Steve C., San Diego, CA
5 stars
“Great tour - saw my first Bull Moose!
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Glacier National Park & Seattle
17 Dec 2018
Kristi B, Salem, OR
5 stars
“All of the travel arrangements went well - every vendor had our reservation. It didn't hurt that the lodge accommodations were fantastic as well as the weather and scenery!
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Glacier National Park Escape-Chicago Roundtrip
16 Aug 2019
Sharla
4 stars
“The trip was a new experience for us! We traveled overnight on Amtrak for the first time and enjoyed our first visit the Glacier National park. Overall, it was a good trip.
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Glacier National Park Escape-Seattle Roundtrip
01 Aug 2019
MARY
4 stars
“Lodging, food on the train and the Red Bus Tour were great. Views were wonderful from the train. The roomette was a bit challenging since neither of us had taken one before. Just didn?t know exactly what to expect. Overall, loved the trip.
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