b'Our first time with independent travel with thiscompany which took a little planning but it offered folks who love to plan an opportunity to do so. It took all of the difficult parts out of the planning process andallowed you to focus on your destination.~ Steve S., Columbus, OHDay 1 - Depart Chicago aboard theDay 5 - Crown of the Continent Tour Empire BuilderSpend another day in Glacier National ParkAlternative RoutingsBoard Amtraks Empire Builder for your on a breathtaking Crown of the Continent afternoon departure and follow the routeTour. The historic Red Jammers of Glacier of the explorers as you head towards theNational Park take you around the parkmagnificent Pacific Northwest. Read, listenjust as they did in the 1930s. Journey across to music or chat with fellow travelers as one of the most stunning roads in North the train travels into the Northern Prairies.America, the Going-to-the-Sun Road,Overnight train. unsurpassed in alpine splendor. Enjoyseveral picture-perfect stops along your Day 2 - East Glacier Park, Montanaroute. Overnight St. Marys Lodge.Glacier National Park covers more than1.2 million acres of lakes and waterfalls, Day 6 - Glacier National Park dramatic peaks and breathtaking ice- Today, experience pristine forests, alpine carved glaciers. Upon arrival in East Glacier,meadows, rugged mountains, andMT, transfer on your own to your hotel, thespectacular lakes and discover why Glacier Glacier Park Lodge. Modeled after a SwissNational Park is considered the birthplaceChalet, this historic lodge offers enticingof mountaineering in North America.amenities including a heated outdoor Overnight Glacier Park Lodge.swimming pool and nine-hole golf course. Overnight Glacier Park Lodge. Day 7 - Empire Builder to Seattle This evening, board your Amtrak trainDay 3 - Glacier National Park at Leisurebound for Seattle. Relax as you watch the You have a full day to explore at leisure. Cascade Mountains come into view.Perhaps take an interpretive tour of yourOvernight train.lodges grounds, play a round of golf, visit the Native American Trading Post, or ventureDay 8 - SeattleThis itinerary is also available in reverse into the park for a leisurely hike. ShuttleWhen you see Mount Rainier looming in or roundtrip from Chicago or Seattle. transfers to Two Medicine Lake and Manythe distance, you know Seattle is near. Each features the same great inclusions: Glacier are also available. Overnight GlacierHere, you may wish to visit the Space a classic overnight rail experience, stays Park Lodge.Needle, Pike Place Market, Chinatown, andin historic lodges, and sightseeing to best the Experience Music Project. Sip a cup ofacquaint yourself with the Switzerland of Day 4 - St. Marys Lake Boat Cruisejava at any one of the hundreds of coffeeNorth America, Glacier National Park.Your adventure continues as you arrive at shops throughout the city and reflect onthe St. Mary Hotel, situated at the eastern your amazing Alpine adventure. Ask a rail specialist about these alternate entrance to the Going-to-the-Sun Road. routes or visit vacationsbyrail.comEnjoy a delightful boat ride on St. Marysfor details.Lake showcasing the alpine beauty and grandeur of the park. Overnight St. Marys Lodge. For Vacations By Rails complete collection of vacations, visit www.vacationsbyrail.com or call 877-253-9891 73'