b'Exceptional attention to detail. Thiswas a trip of a lifetime for my husband. Vacations by Rail insured that we didnt miss any must-see activities. Everything in this trip was perfection. ~ Lora L., Savannah, GADay 1 - Empire Builder to East Glacier extensive hiking network to traverse by foottops so you can take in and photograph theYour journey to Glacier National Park beginsor by horse. Or, you may wish to see somepanoramic views with a Big Sky backdrop. A today as you board the Empire Builder of Glacier National Park from the waterpark guide leads your tour, sharing history from either Chicago or Seattle for your on a rafting or boating activity. Take in theand stories about the park along the way.overnight journey to Big Sky Country. spectacular scenery on a variety of optionalArrive at Lake McDonald Lodge, a SwissBoarding in Chicago, you travel past theactivities. Make arrangements in advance orchalet style hotel on the shores of the parks sparkling skylines of the Twin Cities throughask your Vacations By Rail local host for largest lake. Overnight Glacier National Park, the wide-open North Dakota Plains andsuggestions on nearby optional activities youMT. (B)across the stunning Gassman Coulee Trestlecan enjoy. Relax this evening taking in abefore reaching Glacier National Park. sunset over Swiftcurrent Lake. OvernightDay 7 - Explore GlacierSeattle travelers will enjoy a scenic rideGlacier National Park, MT. (B) Wake to the sounds of birds and the lightthrough Washingtons forests and Spokanerustle of the trees on your last day in the Valley, eventually making their way throughDay 5 - Swiftcurrent Lake Cruise/ park. Today is your day to explore Glacier on Idaho and into Montana, where they are Museum of the Plains Indians your own; there are endless opportunities to met with breathtaking mountain views. Take in the spectacular scenery of Many explore the parks majestic beauty. Overnight Overnight train. Glacier valley from a historic wooden boat asGlacier National Park, MT. (B)you cruise across Swiftcurrent Lake. Next,Day 2 - Arrive in Montanavisit the Museum of the Plains Indians, Day 8 - Tour ConclusionToday you arrive in Glacier National Park,a gallery presenting a collection of art Your Glacier National Park adventure comes Americas monument to wild natural beautyand history from the tribal people of theto an end today. A group transfer to Glacier known as the Crown of the Continent for itsNorthern Plains. The rich history of the areaPark International Airport will accommodate staggering mountains, lush forests, alpineand its people is shown through painted flights after 1:00 p.m. (B)meadows, and roaming wildlife. Overnightmurals and intricately carved wood panels. Essex or Glacier National Park, MT.You can learn about social and ceremonialrituals, and see an array of traditional costumes.Day 3 - Many Glacier HotelThe morning is free to explore at your leisure.After the museum, continue to Glacier Park This afternoon we check into Many GlacierLodge. Also built by the Great NorthernHotel, the largest lodge in the park, is a Railway, the land was purchased from ahistoric gem. The hotel was built in 1914 bytribe of the Blackfeet Nation. When thethe Great Northern Railway, and its grandhotel opened, hundreds of Blackfeet Indianshistory is evident in the Swiss Lounge andgathered on the grounds in teepees for aPtarmigan Dining Room. Tucked away oncelebration. The original timber is still in the shores of Swiftcurrent Lake, the five-storyplace and is thought to be around 900 years hotel provides private views over the park. old. Overnight East Glacier, MT. (B)Overnight Glacier National Park, MT.Day 6 - Lake McDonald LodgeDay 4 - Glacier National Park at LeisureGlaciers famous Red Jammer buses are the Today is at leisure to explore Glacier Nationalbest way to see everything the park offers. Park. The Many Glacier Valley offers an The vintage 1930s buses feature roll-back For Vacations By Rails complete collection of vacations, visit www.vacationsbyrail.com or call 877-253-9891 89'